Hertford Choral Society spent a weekend in June 2016 recording for our latest CD - Their Sound Is Gone Out -  is now available, priced £10. 

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Musical Director: Derek Harrison

A list of the tracks on the CD is given below, with numbers at the end denoting the accompanist(s):

1.       Libertango (Astor Piazzolla [1921-1922]: arr. Watson/Harrison) 1

2.       A Babe Is Born (German traditional; harmonised Johann H. Schein [1586-1630]; words translated G. R. Woodward)

3.       A Lullaby Of The Nativity (Richard Blackford [1954- ]; text Anon, 15th century) 2

4.       Wie Lieblich Sind Deine Wohnungen (from Ein Deutsches Requiem: “How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings”) (Johannes Brahms [1833-1897]; Psalm 84: 1, 2, 4) 2, 3

5.       Afton Water (Scottish folk song: arr. John Rutter [1945- ]) 2

6.       La Mer (Charles Trenet [1913-2001] words & music) 4

7.       The Keel Row (Northumberland folk song: arr. John Rutter [1945- ]) 2

8.       Their Sound Is Gone Out  (from The Messiah) (G. F. Handel [1685-1759]; Romans 10: 18) 2. 3

9.       Hallelujah (from The Messiah) (G. F. Handel [1685-1759]; Revelations 19: 6, 16 & 11:15) 2, 3

10.   The Banner Man (Herbie Flowers, Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway: words and music) 4, 1

11.   Dies Irae (from Requiem: “Day of wrath”) (W. A. Mozart [1756-1791]; text from the Requiem mass) 4

12.   Dona Nobis Pacem (from Mass in B Minor: “Grant Us Peace”) (J. S. Bach [1685-1750] text from the Mass) 3

13.   Stabat Mater (D175) (Franz Schubert [1797-1828]: 13th century Catholic hymn verses 1-4) 3

14.   Ave Verum Corpus (“Hail true body”) (W. A. Mozart [1756-1791] 14th century hymn) 4

15.   Once As I Remember (Italian carol arr: Charles Wood [1866-1926]; G. R. Woodward)

16.   African Noel (Ronald Kauffmann [1949 - ] words and music) 1

17.   Merrily The Angels Sing (Marc-Antoine Charpentier [1643-1704] arr: Harrison from Te Deum; Sheila Dorling)

Accompanists: 1 Graham Instrall (percussion); 2 Susan Graham Smith (piano); 3 Peter Jaekel (piano, organ); 4  Accordion5

The cover design was chosen through a competition amongst HCS members and their friends and family, with members having the opportunity to vote for their favourite design at an exhibition of all of the entries at the society's AGM. The winning design was by Katharine Servant is a writer & artist who lives in the north Essex village of Steeple Bumpstead. She graduated in illustration & printmaking 1973 from the College of Art in Dundee and is a member of East Anglican Watercolourists and The Embroiderers' Guild.  Katharine is pictured here or the right with her friend and HCS member Chris Stewart Taylor (left).

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HCS Summer Concert 2020 4th July - CANCELLED

Unfortunately because of the current situation with Covid-19, Hertford Choral Society are sad to say that we have had to cancel our Summer Concert on Saturday 4th July 2020. If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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