Our previous concerts

We have enjoyed performing a wide variety of classical and contemporary music down through the years and we are delighted to have worked with many renowned and talented composers and wonderful soloists in that time.


2 March 2019 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

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

29 September 2019 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House

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 Johnson cello
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Faust Chamber Orchestra

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

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

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Rufus Frowde accompanist
  • 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

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

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

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

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Paul Ayres accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

16 December 2018 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Paul Ayres organist
  • David Temple conductor

4 February 2017 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

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)

  • David Temple conductor

9 July 2017 – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex

Roland Perrin: Rio Amazonas
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

1 October 2017 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House

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, Herts

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

17 December 2017 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

20 February 2016 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

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, Herts

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

11 December 2016 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

18 December 2016 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

28 February 2015 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

JS Bach: St John Passion

  • Robert MurrayEvangelist
  • Andrew AshwinChrist
  • Zoë Brown soprano
  • Diana Moore mezzo
  • Thomas Elwin tenor
  • Ashley Riches bass
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • The Chamber Players Baroque
  • David Temple 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

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

6 December 2015 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

20 December 2015 – Haileybury College, Hertford Heath, Herts

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

25 October 2014 – Milton Court Concert Hall, London

Handel: Dixit Dominus
Philip Glass: songs from liquid days

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • 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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