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Honorary Music Patrons

Hertfordshire Chorus is privileged to have worked with some superb performers and composers throughout its history. The Chorus wishes to celebrate and strengthen these inspiring relationships. We are therefore thrilled that six outstanding musicians have accepted our invitation to be Honorary Music Patrons. Read more about Wayne Marshall, Will Todd, Diana Moore, James McCarthy, Ashley Riches, and Guy Johnston.

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Looking forward, we are always keen to hear from new singers. We are now, once again, able to welcome you to our regular Wednesday rehearsals to experience singing with Hertfordshire Chorus. Auditions with our Musical Director, David Temple, are now being held in person.

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Episode 4 – David Temple in conversation with Wayne Marshall

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In this absorbing conversation, organist, pianist and conductor Wayne Marshall talks to David Temple about his roots in Oldham, his musical family and his career, from the early days at church and music college to becoming the acclaimed conductor, organist and pianist he is today.

Would you like to sing with us?

We’re always looking for good singers to join Hertfordshire Chorus.

With the relaxation of the Coronavirus restrictions, you are once again welcome to attend a couple of our regular rehearsals, by prior arrangement, followed by an in-person audition with our Music Director, David Temple.

Audition information leaflet

We have singers of all ages, so if you’re looking for a friendly, quality choir and you would like more details, please contact us at membership@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk

Hertfordshire Chorus New Members


We have been privileged to be engaged to perform in some wonderful events over many years, including Wratislavia Cantans – a major international Festival held in the beautiful city of Wroclaw, Poland, where we sang Porgy and Bess under the direction of Wayne Marshall.

Only two weeks later we were back home for the finale concert of the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival singing Fauré’s Requiem.

Other recent engagements have included War Horse – The Story in Concert in Coventry Cathedral with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow, Mark Stone, conducted by David Charles Abell. The concert was broadcast on Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night is Music Night’.

Singing ‘War Horse’ in Coventry Cathedral

Wratislavia Cantans, Wroclaw

Willow Christmas Concert in St Albans Cathedral

Christmas at Hatfield House

Looking to hire a choir for your concert, recording or other event?

Hertfordshire Chorus is here to help you – we can provide a choir of any size, to sing any style – just ask!

David Temple is firmly established as one of the most sought-after and respected choral conductors in the country. He works with many of the most well-known names in music, in classical and rock, for concerts and recordings. Under his leadership, we can provide:-

High-quality choirs for concerts, recordings and other events

Any number of singers from small groups through to the full choir

Choirs for all musical styles from full symphonic works to intimate chamber music, from classical to musical theatre or rock – and all points in between.

James McCarthy takes a bow at The Barbican with Hertfordshire Chorus david Temple and Ruth Jenkins-Robertson

Would you like to be a Patron of the Arts?

Your financial support could help us to:

Commission new accessible music from up-and-coming composers

Record commissions in order to showcase the composers

Involve our local community in singing workshops and projects

Bring top quality orchestras and soloists to perform with us at great venues

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