Hertfordshire Chorus in the Community
Hertfordshire Chorus enjoys working with and supporting our community across Hertfordshire. Our outreach includes bringing the joy of singing to adults, sharing the stage with school and youth choirs and raising money for charities. Scroll down to see what we have been doing in the last few years.
We are committed to broadening young people’s musical education. School and local youth choirs join us regularly in concerts. The opportunity for young people to perform in large venues like the Barbican increases confidence and teamwork.
We produce education sheets on some of the works we perform. The sheets (very informative for both adults and young people) are available as downloads.
Click here for the Mozart education sheet, produced for our 2012 Sage concert
Click here for the Solaris education sheets, produced for our 2010 Barbican concert, which premiered this Hertfordshire Chorus commission.
Click here for the Berlioz education sheet, produced for our 2007 Sage concert
Click here for the Tippett education sheet, produced for our 2007 Sage concert
The Chorus is a keen supporter of charities, particularly those concerned with children. Each year our Christmas carol concert supports a charity; recent concerts have raised significant funds for the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind, the Isabel Hospice, the Rennie Grove Hospice, The Pepper Foundation, the Teenage Cancer Trust, Hertfordshire Autistic Resource Centre and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members of our ‘Race for Life’ team (pictured here) raised thousands of pounds for cancer research.
In October 2017 we were running again. This time it was 10k for Willow Foundation, with whom we have a close association. The team raised just over £1,000 and many went on to sing a concert that evening!
February 2016 saw 80 local people join Hertfordshire Chorus on stage in St Albans Cathedral to sing Mozart’s Requiem. The Sing Mozart! choir included choral novices as well as experienced singers eager to perform in such a wonderful venue. It was not easy; preparation included 5 rehearsals and a lot of homework. The final result was a great performance, new friends and some life-changing experiences. Many ignited (or re-ignited) a love of choral singing and have subsequently joined local choirs.
We are grateful for the support of local councillors, who generously used some of their localism budgets to support us.