On Saturday 18th April, Hertford Choral Society in conjunction this year with The Sele School, Hertford,arranged Raise your Voice 2015. This event, now in its second year attracted 118 delegates to a thoroughly energetic day, consisting of two workshop sessions led by the composer, educator, music director, recording artist and judge on BBC TV "The Choir", Ken Burton. The music that held our attention varied from African American folk songs through to a session of improvised composition via the opening chorale to the St Matthew Passion by JS Bach in full four part harmony; all without a black dot in sight. In fact the only black mark on the day, if there was one, was the weather outside.......it was far too sunny!

Ken Burton with part of the HCS team that made the day such a success.

(photo: Emma Turner)

(photo: Emma Turner)

(photo: Emma Turner)

Our Musical Director, Derek Harrison, in conversation with Ken Burton.

(photo: June Crew)