In the metal – recording backing for Neverlight

In the metal – recording backing for Neverlight

On Sunday 19th February we were back in the recording studio, very excited to be involved in an unusual project. Neverlight, a gothic experimental band from Colorado, approached us to sing backing vocals for a few of the tracks on their forthcoming album.  All we needed to do was to find a recording studio and gather 40 singers. We had a great time and were delighted to hear how pleased the band were. Here's a quote, " The Hertfordshire Chorus was amazing to work with, and the final result is breathtaking!" Time-zone differences meant that the band could not join us as we sang but they were able to join us via Skype before the end. Check out the band's ... Read More

The Kingdom “First Class” performance

The Kingdom “First Class” performance

Performers put their heart and souls into the best show they can and reading reviews is always carried out with a little trepidation, so how wonderful it was to read John Manning's review of our performance of Elgar's The Kingdom in the Herts Advertiser.  You can read it too here. David Temple, Music Director, wrote in the programme "I am fortunate enough to conduct many of the greatest choral works ever written. In my partnership with the choir we work so hard to make sure each piece is the best we have ever done. Occasionally a work like Elgar's The Kingdom comes along which resonates with us so wonderfully - the music itself, the story, the intensity - hopefully to ... Read More

Explore French Romantic Music – Choral Workshop

Explore French Romantic Music – Choral Workshop

Hertfordshire Chorus is delighted to announce a vocal workshop led by Neil Ferris on Saturday 14 January 2017, 10am - 4:30pm. This workshop promises to be stimulating and enjoyable day that will appeal to experienced choral singers. Its theme will be French music from the Romantic period, with motets by Duruflé, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and parts of Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir. Book your place now to avoid disappointment Tickets: £20, students (18 or over) in further education £10 Tickets are available either from Hertfordshire Chorus members or online at http://ticketsource.co.uk/hertfordshirechorus or by phone on 07482 953 092 (24 hour voicemail)    

Hertfordshire Chorus record Codebreaker and Ode to a Nightingale

Hertfordshire Chorus record Codebreaker and Ode to a Nightingale

In June we were thrilled to find ourselves realising a long-held ambition to record two of our recent commissions, James McCarthy’s Codebreaker and Will Todd’s Ode to a Nightingale. Following months of hard fundraising, the whole choir gathered at Watford Colosseum with the BBC Concert Orchestra, producer Nigel Short (founder of Tenebrae), David Temple conducting and of course James and Will. The finished version will be released in October 2017 on Signum Records and launched at a concert in St Albans Cathedral. We owe a great deal to Signum records and the BBC Concert Orchestra for supporting us in this venture.

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