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.

Sunday 3 May 2020 3:00pm
Sage, Gateshead NE8 2JR

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

After a short brass fanfare, the choir declare “Behold, the sea itself!”.
So begins Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, which conjures a vision of panoramic horizons and brave voyages, using atmospheric poetry by Walt Whitman. Our combined choirs will bring the drama and poignancy of one of our favourite choral pieces to this performance.

James McCarthy’s Codebreaker which was commissioned by Hertfordshire Chorus, is dramatic, emotional and memorable work about the tragic life of Alan Turing, famous for breaking the German’s Enigma code during World War II which possibly shortened the war by two years. Codebreaker focuses on three key periods in Turing’s life; his relationship with his school friend Christopher Morcom, the war, and his final hours. The libretto for Codebreaker includes some of Turing’s own words as well as some beautifully pointed and moving extracts from the works of Wilfred Owen, Sara Teasdale, Edward Thomas, Robert Burns and Oscar Wilde.

TICKETS: £25, £20, £5 under 18s and students (no booking fees)
Tickets are available from Sage Gateshead Box Office
Phone: 0191 443 4661
email: boxoffice@sagegateshead.com

Saturday 18 July 2020
4pm and 7:30pm

St Francis Church,
Welwyn Garden City

A Century of Song

part of the Welwyn Garden City
centenary celebrations

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Roland Perrin Trio
  • David Temple conductor

Details to follow.

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Saturday 24 October 2020 7:30pm
St Albans Cathedral

Karl Jenkins The Armed Man
Vivaldi Gloria

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

Details to follow.

Saturday 13 February 2021 7:30pm
St Albans Cathedral

Elgar The Apostles

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

Details to follow.

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