Hertfordshire Chorus is known for commissioning new music, high-quality yet passionate singing, tackling difficult, rarely performed music as well as much-loved and well-known pieces and is one of the UK’s finest symphonic choirs. Under the musical direction of David Temple MBE, our members give their all to singing, believing in the sheer joy and power of music to bring people closer together.
We perform not only in Hertfordshire, frequently in St Albans Cathedral, but also in major venues such as the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St John’s Smiths Square and the Sage Gateshead.
Our repertoire is hugely varied and has included Glass Songs from Liquid Days, Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Janacek Glagolitic Mass, Poulenc Gloria, Stravinsky Song of Psalms and John Adams Harmonium, critically acclaimed performances of Elgar’s The Kingdom and The Apostles. More recently success with a recording of commissions Codebreaker by James McCarthy and Ode to a Nightingale by Will Todd. In 2017 we appeared at the London Jazz Festival singing Rio Amazonas by Roland Perrin and most recently, performed Bliss Morning Heroes and Britten Ballad of Heroes with the BBC Concert Orchestra, broadcast on BBC Radio 3.