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 produce a performance out of the ordinary. When we performed this last in 2010, it was one of the most profound experiences of my life and what has encouraged me about our preparations for 2017 is to discover details and nuances in the score which I failed to notice last time””
Read a review of our 2010 concert, written by Martin Bird of The Elgar Society here
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.
Download the flier and Read more about it here
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)
We were delighted to support Chesterton’s annual fundraiser at the Royal Academy in June. Twenty five members sang in a variety of rooms and locations at this prestigious venue, to add atmosphere to guests’ experience.
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.