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After many months of waiting, we were thrilled to be back holding live rehearsals, in the open air, and thoroughly enjoyed performing our summer concert in the grounds of Townsend School.

Our next concert will be on 16th October 2021 in St Albans Abbey. Tickets will be available from the Abbey box office from 16th August 2021, either via the website or by phone:
www.stalbanscathedral.org/Event/mozart-mass-in-c-minor or 01727 890290

We will be presenting an all Mozart programme with a stellar group of soloists and the London Orchestra da Camera. Join us to hear the glorious Mass in C minor, Solemn Vespers and Ave Verum Corpus in the wonderful surroundings of the Abbey.

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.

Join us

Looking forward, we are always keen to hear from new singers. As a result of the current regulations we are unable to welcome you to our regular Wednesday rehearsals before passing your audition, but continue to offer the opportunity to audition with our Musical Director, David Temple online.

Auditioning for Hertfordshire Chorus

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Episode 3 – David Temple in conversation with Shruthi Rajasekar

David talks to young Indian-American composer Shruthi Rajasekar about her Indian and Western musical background and influences and her plans for Sarojini, her new commission from Hertfordshire Chorus about politician and poet Sarojini Naidu.

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Would you like to sing with us?

We’re always looking for good singers to join Hertfordshire Chorus. We will start rehearsing again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Under normal circumstances you would be welcome to attend one of regular rehearsals, followed by an in-person audition with our Music Director, David Temple.

Due to the restrictions of the coronavirus outbreak we are offering the option to audition online from the comfort of your own home using Zoom.

Audition information leaflet

We have singers of all ages, so if you’re looking for a friendly, quality choir and you would like us to tell you when we re-start, please contact us at membership@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk

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Highlights

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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