Our previous concerts

15 February 2020 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
Handel: Messiah

Zoë Brookshaw soprano
Diana Moore mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson tenor
Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Hertfordshire Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

Coronavirus pandemic

We were compelled to cancel all our concerts from March 2020 onwards because the government restricted the gathering of large groups of people following the world-wide outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.

2 March 2019 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
Ellington: Sacred Concert
Bruckner: Mass in E minor

Zoë Brookshaw soprano
Hertfordshire Chorus
Blue Planet Orchestra
David Temple conductor

28 April 2019 – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
James McCarthy: One Giant Leap (world premiere)
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region,
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Barber: Adagio for Strings

Hertfordshire Chorus
Coldfall School Choir
Eagle House School Choir
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

6 July 2019 – West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
A Night at the Opera

an evening of popular arias and choruses from favourite operas
Claire Wild soprano
Alexander James Edwards tenor
Rufus Frowde piano
Hertfordshire Chorus
David Temple conductor

15 September 2020 – Wroclaw, Poland
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

The finale concert of the 2019 Wratislavia Cantans Festival
Wayne Marshall conductor
Indira Mahajan
Alison Buchanan
Ronald Samm
Derrick Lawrence
Hertfordshire Chorus
NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra

29 September 2019 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1 Op.33
Fauré: Seven Songs (2010) arr. Colin Matthews
Fauré: Requiem Op.48

The finale of the 2019 Hatfield House Chamber Music festival
Mark Austin conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano
Ed Ballard baritone
Guy Johnston cello
Hertfordshire Chorus
Faust Chamber Orchestra

30 September 2019 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
Centenary Thanksgiving Service – Hertfordshire WI

Hertfordshire Chorus
Rufus Frowde organist
David Temple conductor

19 October 2019 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
Mendelssohn: Elijah

Zoë Brookshaw soprano
Diana Moore mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson tenor
James Platt bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
John-Ellis Wallace boy treble
London Orchestra Da Camera
David Temple conductor

3 December 2019 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
Willow Foundation Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Rufus Frowde organist
David Temple conductor

8 December 2019 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Rufus Frowde piano
David Temple conductor

15 December 2019 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Rufus Frowde organist
David Temple conductor

17 February 2018 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts
Beethoven: Mass in C
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 2  Hymn of Praise

Grace Davidson soprano
Kitty Whately mezzo
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

14 April 2018 – St John Smith’s Square, London
Hurd: Music’s Praise
Hurd: The Phoenix and the Turtle
Britten: Simple Symphony
Britten: Saint Nicolas

Marta Fontanals-Simmons mezzo
Ben Johnson tenor
Hertfordshire Chorus
Aldenham School The Pickled Boys, Boy Nicolas
Crouch End Festival Chorus Saint Nicolas Gallery Choir
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

18 May 2018 – Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, Warwickshire
War Horse – The Story In Concert

This concert was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 2 November 2018
Juliet Stevenson narrator
Simon Callow narrator
Mark Stone baritone
Hertfordshire Chorus
BBC Concert Orchestra
David Charles Abell conductor

7 July 2018 – St John Smith’s Square, London
Saint-Saëns: 2 Songs
Duruflé: Requiem
Debussy: Trois Chansons
Fauré: Requiem

Andrew Ashwin baritone
Charles Andrews organ
Hertfordshire Chorus
David Temple conductor

14 July 2018 – Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent
Rochester Castle Proms Concert

Jo Appleby soprano
Oliver Tompsett tenor
Hertfordshire Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Mike Reed conductor

23 September 2018 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

The finale of the 2018 Hatfield House Chamber Music festival
Mark Austin conductor
Ailish Tynan soprano
Ben McAteer baritone
Hertfordshire Chorus
Faust Chamber Orchestra

20 October 2018 – The Colosseum, Watford
Britten: Ballad of Heroes
Gurney: A Gloucestershire Rhapsody
Bliss: Morning Heroes

This concert was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 30 November 2018.
Sam West narrator
Ben Johnson tenor
Hertfordshire Chorus
BBC Concert Orchestra
David Temple conductor

4 December 2018 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
Willow Foundation Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Peter Jaekel organist
David Temple conductor

9 December 2018 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Paul Ayres piano
David Temple conductor

16 December 2018 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Paul Ayres organist
David Temple conductor

4 February 2017 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Elgar: The Kingdom

Eleanor Dennis soprano
Diana Moore mezzo
Ben Johnson tenor
James Platt bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

22 April 2017 – St John Smith’s Square, London
Rachmaninov: Vespers (All Night Vigil)

Hertfordshire Chorus
David Temple conductor

9 July 2017 – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex
Roland Perrin: Rio Amazonas (premiere)
Brazilian Songs arr. Perrin

Roland Perrin Trio
Blue Planet Orchestra
Hertfordshire Chorus
Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School Choir
Presdales School Junior Choir
David Temple conductor

15 July 2017 – Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent
Rochester Castle Proms Concert

Laura Wright soprano
Jonathan Antoine tenor
Hertfordshire Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Mike Reed conductor

1 October 2017 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Haydn: The Creation

Susanna Stranders director/fortepiano
Lorna Anderson soprano
James Gilchrist tenor
Benjamin Bevan bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
Haydn Chamber Orchestra

This concert was the finale of the 2017 Hatfield House Chamber Music festival.

7 October 2017 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire
James McCarthy: Codebreaker
Will Todd: Choral Symphony No 4, Ode to a Nightingale

Zoë Brookshaw soprano
Hertfordshire Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

12 November 2017 – Barbican Hall, London
Roland Perrin: Rio Amazonas
Brazilian Songs arr. Perrin

Roland Perrin Trio
Blue Planet Orchestra
Hertfordshire Chorus
Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School Choir
Rhodes Avenue Primary School Chamber choir
Coldfall Primary School choir
David Temple conductor

This concert was part of the 2017 EFG London Jazz Festival

28 November 2017 – Alban Arena, St Albans
Hertfordshire Womens Institute Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews organist
David Temple conductor

5 December 2017 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
Willow Foundation Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews organist
David Temple conductor

10 December 2017 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews accompanist
David Temple conductor

12 December 2017 – St Peters Church, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Chiltern Arts Festival Launch Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Anton Lesser narrator
David Temple conductor

17 December 2017 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews accompanist
David Temple conductor

20 February 2016 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Tippett: A Child of Our Time
Mozart: Requiem

Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson soprano
Jessica Costelloe mezzo
Paul Hopwood tenor
Graeme Danby bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
Sing Mozart! Choir
Forest Philharmonic Orchestra
David Temple conductor

7 May 2016 – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex
Berlioz: Te Deum
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

Daniel Norman tenor
Hertfordshire Chorus
Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School Choir
Cantate Youth Choir
Hockerill College Choir
Mid-Herts Youth Choir
Forest Philharmonic Orchestra
David Temple conductor

15 October 2016 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Erica Eloff soprano
Ashley Riches bass
Matthew Davies treble
Hertfordshire Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

6 December 2016 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Willow Foundation Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews organist
David Temple conductor

11 December 2016 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews accompanist
David Temple conductor

18 December 2016 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews accompanist
David Temple conductor

28 February 2015 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire
JS Bach: St John Passion

Robert Murray – Evangelist
Andrew Ashwin – Christ
Zoë Brown soprano
Diana Moore mezzo
Thomas Elwin tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
The Chamber Players Baroque
David Temple conductor

7 March 2015 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Beethoven Symphony No 9

Erica Eloff soprano
Susan Legg mezzo
Mark Chaundy tenor
Njabulo Madlala bass
Mark Nixon piano
Hertfordshire Chorus
St Albans Symphony Orchestra
Bjorn Bantock conductor

17 May 2015 – Barbican Hall, London
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
James McCarthy: Codebreaker

Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson soprano
Oliver Mercer tenor
Gareth Brynmor John baritone
Hertfordshire Chorus
Presdales School Choir
Forest Philharmonic Orchestra
David Temple conductor

11 July 2015 – Waltham Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, Essex
Purcell: Hear My Prayer,
Elgar: Partsongs,
trad. The Ash Grove,
trad. Early One Morning,
Talllis: If Ye Love Me,
Howard Haigh: Land of Light suite

Howard Haigh guitar
Hertfordshire Chorus
David temple conductor

18 July 2015 – Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent
Rochester Castle Proms Concert

Laura Wright soprano
Jonathan Antoine tenor
Hertfordshire Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Mike Reed conductor

24 October 2015 – St John’s Smith Square, London
Pergolesi: Magnificat
JS Bach: Magnificat
Haydn: Nelson Mass

Zoë Brookshaw soprano
Diana Moore mezzo
James Oxley tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

1 December 2015 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Willow Foundation Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews organist
David Temple conductor

6 December 2015 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews accompanist
David Temple conductor

20 December 2015 – Haileybury College, Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews accompanist
David Temple conductor

1 February 2014 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem, Five Mystical Songs
Brahms: Schicksalslied, Academic Festival Overture

Hertfordshire Chorus
David Temple conductor

26 April 2014 – Barbican Hall, London
James McCarthy: Codebreaker
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Fingal’s Cave
Beethoven: Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt

Hertfordshire Chorus
David Temple conductor

5 July 2014 – Sage, Gateshead
James McCarthy: 17 Days
Tallis: Spem in Alium, If Ye Love Me
Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus
JS Bach: Lobet den Herrn
Bruckner: Os Justi
Tavener: Song for Athene

Hertfordshire Chorus
David temple conductor

28 September 2014 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts
Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending
Strauss: Metamorphosen
Haydn: Nelson Mass

Ruby Hughes soprano
Claire Barnett-Jones mezzo
Gwilyn Bowen tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
Hatfield House Festival Chamber Orchestra
Nicholas Daniel conductor

28 September 2014 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts
Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending
Strauss: Metamorphosen
Haydn: Nelson Mass

Ruby Hughes soprano
Claire Barnett-Jones mezzo
Gwilyn Bowen tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass
Hertfordshire Chorus
Hatfield House Festival Chamber Orchestra
Nicholas Daniel conductor

25 October 2014 – Milton Court Concert Hall, London
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Philip Glass: songs from liquid days

Hertfordshire Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

7 December 2014 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews accompanist
David Temple conductor

21 December 2014 – Haileybury College, Hertford Heath, Herts
Christmas Concert

Hertfordshire Chorus
Charles Andrews accompanist
David Temple conductor

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