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 24 October 2020 7:30pm
St Albans Cathedral

Karl Jenkins The Armed Man
Vivaldi Gloria

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

Details to follow.

Sunday 20 December 2020 6:00 pm
Christmas Concert
Haileybury College Chapel

Haileybury Chapel at night

Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford Heath, Hertford SG13 7NU
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Rufus Frowde organ
  • David Temple conductor

We’d love you to celebrate the festive season with us at our annual concert of Christmas music. We enjoy singing glorious music in many wonderful venues throughout the year, but we have a special love of celebrating Christmas in candle-lit Haileybury College Chapel. This will be a family-friendly concert with audience carols, and the Chorus will sing a variety of familiar Christmas music. David Temple will conduct the Chorus and we will be accompanied by Rufus Frowde.

Tickets £10 (rear), £15 (front), £5 children will be available from November 2020.

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Saturday 13 February 2021 7:30pm
St Albans Cathedral

Elgar The Apostles

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

Details to follow.

Sunday 16 May 2021 3:00pm
Sage, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
James McCarthy: Codebreaker

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Newcastle Choral Society
  • soprano (tbc)
  • bass (tbc)
  • 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: We expect tickets will be available at Sage Gateshead Box Office from February 2021.
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