We believe that nothing beats the exciting sound of live choral music. Hertfordshire Chorus sound truly wonderful when you hear them sing music the way the composer intended it to be heard – live! Come and hear us at our next concert to see what we mean.

Saturday 15 February 2020 7:30pm
St Albans Cathedral, St Albans AL1 4BY

Handel: Messiah

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Zoë Brookshaw soprano
  • Diana Moore mezzo
  • Ben Johnson tenor
  • Ashley Riches bass
  • London Orchestra da Camera
  • David Temple conductor

Although Handel’s Messiah is usually performed in the Christmas season, Handel did actually compose his oratorio for the Easter season. The third and final section opens with the beautiful soprano aria “I know that my Redeemer liveth” which sets the theme of redemption throughout the remainder of the work.

Messiah is known for the many movements that are sung by the chorus, more than is typical for most of Handel’s other oratorios, and so people will be familiar with at least a few of them. Handel did compose his Messiah primarily as entertainment even though the libretto itself does draw upon the drama and emotion of the biblical liturgy that would have been very familiar to audiences in Handel’s time. This does ensure that Handel’s Messiah has continued to have enduring appeal to everyone.

We are sure that our four fine soloists, the Chorus and the orchestra, all under the inspirational direction of David Temple, will bring you a performance of Messiah that you will remember.

TICKETS: £25, £20, £16, £12. £5 under 18s and students are available in person from the Cathedral box office
10am to 4:45pm Monday-Friday, to 3:45pm Saturday, and 1pm to 5pm Sunday
by phone: 01727 890 290 (24 hour voicemail)

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Sunday 3 May 2020 3:00pm
Sage Gateshead

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
James McCarthy: Codebreaker

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Newcastle Choral Society
  • Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson soprano
  • Ashley Riches bass
  • Orchestra North East
  • David Temple conductor

Details to follow.
Tickets will be available from January.

Saturday 18 July 2020
St Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City

A Century of Song
part of the
Welwyn Garden City
century celebrations

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Roland Perrin Trio
  • David Temple conductor

Details to follow.

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