Four workshops with Hertfordshire Chorus

When will the workshops be?

All workshops are on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 – 10pm at our regular rehearsal venue, Stanborough School, Lemsford Rd, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR

Workshops cost £5 which includes music hire and tea and a chance to sample our excellent cakes!

Tickets are available here

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23rd October

Elgar – The Music Makers
This beautiful work is based on a poem ‘Ode’ by Arthur O’Shaughnessy and celebrates the importance of art to society.

30th October

Haydn – Harmoniemesse
Haydn’s last major work combines wind instruments with choral voices in this glorious ‘High Mass’. It is a vast work that is a joy to sing.

6th November

Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man
Jenkins composed this work as‘A Mass for Peace’ a commission for the Millennium celebrations and it is dedicated to the victims of the
Kosovo crisis.

13th November

Handel – Samson
Completed in London in 1742 this oratorio is considered one of Handel’s finest dramatic works. The choruses provide much of the rich character of the piece

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The Kingdom “First Class” performance

Performers put their heart and souls into the best show they can and reading reviews is always carried out with a little trepidation, so how wonderful it was to read John Manning’s review of our performance of Elgar’s The Kingdom in the Herts Advertiser.  You can read it too here.

David Temple, Music Director, wrote in the programme “I am fortunate enough to conduct many of the greatest choral works ever written. In my partnership with the choir we work so hard to make sure each piece is the best we have ever done. Occasionally a work like Elgar’s The Kingdom comes along which resonates with us so wonderfully – the music itself, the story, the intensity – hopefully to produce a performance out of the ordinary. When we performed this last in 2010, it was one of the most profound experiences of my life and what has encouraged me about our preparations for 2017 is to discover details and nuances in the score which I failed to notice last time””

Read a review of our 2010 concert, written by Martin Bird of The Elgar Society here

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