Coronavirus update

We are not taking bookings for our concerts while the progress of the current coronavirus outbreak remains uncertain, but Coronavirus has not silenced us. We are rehearsing online and planning exciting concerts and projects. We look forward to bringing you the very best in choral singing when it is deemed safe for people to gather together and enjoy music again. Check our website regularly for the latest news, or sign-up for our newsletter and we will email you when bookings open for our next concert.

Discover more about our planned concerts

Looking forward, we are always keen to hear from new singers and are now offering the opportunity to audition online.

Auditioning for Hertfordshire Chorus

Stop Press: We are delighted to have just recruited our first new bass via an online audition 

 

Latest News

We are excited to announce that we have commissioned a young Indian-American composer, Shruthi Rajasekar, to create a work for us about politician and poet Sarojini Naidu to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence in 2022.

Read more about Sarojini.

Sarojini Naidu

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Episode 3 – David Temple in conversation with Shruthi Rajasekar

Shruthi Rajasekar talks to David about her Indian and Western musical background and influences and her plans for Sarojini, her new commission from Hertfordshire Chorus.

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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