” the outstanding Hertfordshire Chorus”
Artur Bielecki, Polish Radio
“I love @Hertschorus! Excellent musicians, all responsive, expressive, powerful”
David Charles Abell, conductor
Looking to hire a choir? Then look no further!
David Temple is one of the most sought-after and respected choral conductors in the country. He has worked with many of the best names in the business, both classical and rock, preparing choirs for concerts and recordings. His list of recent credits includes recordings for Rocketman and Good Omens.
Under his leadership we have provided choirs for concerts and recordings of all types. Our experience ranges from the major classical works to jazz, music theatre, rock and all points in between. We have worked with the likes of José Carreras, Daniel Gatti, Wayne Marshall and Noel Gallagher, the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Concert orchestras – you can read about some of our engagements in the sections that follow.
All this means we can offer advice and help for whatever you have in mind, right up to full project management of the musical side if you want. So, if you are looking to hire a choir then please contact us and we will be very happy to discuss what you need.
Our hires include
- Porgy and Bess – for Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, under the direction of Wayne Marshall;
- War Horse: The Story in Concert – for BBC Radio 2 in Coventry Cathedral;
listen to ‘Only Remembered’ from War Horse: The Story in Concert, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Mark Stone and Hertfordshire Chorus
- live concerts, recorded for broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3, with the BBC Concert Orchestra;
- touring with Noel Gallagher;
- Carmina Burana (Daniel Gatti and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) in the Royal Festival Hall;
- Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem; Haydn’s Nelson Mass; The Creation; Bach’s Mass in B Minor; Fauré’s Requiem
- Christmas with José Carreras in the Royal Albert Hall;
- Carmina Burana and Opera spectaculars in the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Barbican Hall;
- regular appearances at BBC Proms concerts;
- Open-air Castle Proms with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra;
- Christmas concerts in various locations ……
- the choral music of Michael Hurd for the British Music Society Charitable Trust – (read about the recording here); (listen to extracts and buy here)
- music for BBC1’s acclaimed animated nature series ‘Hidden Kingdoms‘;
- Zadok the Priest for ‘Pride of the Nation’ CD with the Band of the Coldstream Guards (Decca) (see video here);
- recording for US band Neverlight (see videos here and here); (read about the album here)
- numerous appearances on commercial CDs;
- soundtrack recordings at Abbey Road Studio;
- singing with Kylie Minogue on BBC 1’s ‘The One Show’; and
- appearances in the BBC drama ‘Spooks’ and Channel Five’s ‘Murder Prevention’.
Plus corporate events, including for Chestertons at the Royal Academy of Arts (short video here)
at the BBC Proms