"A Christmas Sparkle" concert was a Christmas celebration for all the family, and, as is traditional, at the end included a collection on behalf of HCS-supported charities.

One of our HCS-supported charities for Christmas 2015 was the Hertfordshire Charity for Deprived Children and Peter Bodden, HCS Chair, and Derek Harrison, HCS Musical Director, were delighted to present Ralph Paddock from the charity with a cheque for £646.52 in support of their good work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a review of the "A Christmas Sparkle" concert please click here

Members of our HCS mini-choir in festive mood entertaining customers at Sainsburys and The Barge to raise funds for charity.

Photos thanks to June Crew

Thanks to everyone who gave so generously and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A superb evening of glorious music filled All Saints Church on 7th November 2015. We were delighted to see so many friends, family and Hertford residents in the audience.

In the words of one audience member.... "I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed "The Messiah" last night. I thought it was a really wonderful and moving experience. Thrilling!"


Photograph courtesy of Mark Green

Please read the review of the concert here

HCS was proud to sponsor the Hertford Museum's summer exhibition 'Beautiful Noise'  which explored the diverse musical heritage of our county town and surrounding villages.  Covering 300 years of musical history, visitors discovered how we have recorded, performed and listened to music through a mix of collections, oral history recordings and images.

Our own choir history dating back to 1938 is definitely something to be celebrated! We are delighted to be exhibiting a selection from our own valued and extensive archives and there are also oral history recordings from past and present choir members as well as a recorded sample of our musical performance.

(Photo: June Crew)

We are especially pleased that a small group of 6 HCS singers (plus Derek Harrison as musical accompanist) opened the exhibition's accompanying Saturday afternoon 'Gallery Sounds' sessions of live music, from 2.30pm - 3pm on Saturday 11th July 2015.



Thank you to all those who supported us and the exhibition!  

 Details about the Museum can be found at www.hertfordmuseum.org

HCS and Accordion5 at All Saint's Church, Hertford on Saturday 20th June 2015.

HCS and Accordion5 during rehearsal

Derek Harrison HCS Musical Director, directing!

HCS and Accordion5 in full flow

Ian Watson, leader of Accordion5

Mayor of Hertford Mrs Linda Radford and her predecessor as Mayor, Miss Chantal Geall, obviously enjoying themselves during the interval.

"Photos courtesy of Mark and Frances Green"

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Come and sing Handel's Messiah with HCS

Hertford Choral Society is rehearing now every Tuesday at Sele School, Hertford, SG14 2DG for the first concert of our 80th year. It is on Saturday 3rd November 2018 when we will be performing Handel's Messiah, as edited by Prout.

New members are very welcome to join, whatever your level of experience. You have the opportunity to join Taster Rehearsals free and, if you decide you would like to sing with us, you can do so for a term for a Taster Fee of £20, including music.

HCS is a non-auditioned choir, you can find out more about a typical rehearsal here or contact our Membership Secretary, Trish Goldsmith, on 01992 589730 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Don’t hesitate to ask any question at all.

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