Saturday 27th February saw Hertford Choral Society in a workshop rehearsal for Dream of Gerontius at Richard Hale School, Hertford.

Photo: Mark Green

We were delighted to have Simon Baggs as our lunchtime speaker providing a fascinating and insightful account of the composing and first performances of the marvellous piece. Simon is also the leader of the orchestra for our concert at All Saints on Saturday 19th March.

Photo: Mark Green

"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

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Hertford Choral Society is having its Christmas break and we re-start rehearsals from Tuesday 8th January 2019 at Sele School, Hertford, SG14 2DG. If you are interested, or in coming along in January, please be 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.

Or maybe you can only spare a day, if so come to our Verdi Requiem Workshop on Saturday 2nd March at Richard Hale School, Hertford, SG13 8EN.

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