In celebration of its 80 years of history, HCS has been working in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire Heritage Hub on two innovative projects recording and documenting its long history and contributions to the cultural life of the county:

Hertford Choral Society – a history: 1938-2018

This publication, researched and written by two choir members, documents the music, fun and friendship that has been the hallmark of the choir for 80 years.  For the first time, information about its conductors, musical achievements and many aspects of life on the inside of a choir are brought together in a fascinating read.

The publication was part-funded by a generous grant from the University Heritage Hub and is available to purchase at £12 (including p&p) from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An oral history of Hertford Choral Society

The choir has also been working in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire’s Oral History team by recording some of its 135 members and its musical director, talking about their experiences of the choir. The University trained nine choir members to interview fellow singers and the result – a first for a UK choir -  is an engaging oral history, contained in 30 separate interviews, of life inside a choral society.  The recordings can be heard via the HCS pages on the Heritage Hub.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to HCS!

Hertford Choral Society is having its summer break and we re-start rehearsals from Tuesday 4th September 2018 at Sele School, Hertford, SG14 2DG. If you are interested, or in coming along in September, please be in touch.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to HCS!

Even though we have just had our wonderful Summer Concert at St Albans cathedral, we have a couple more rehearsals at Sele School, Hertford, SG14 2DG before our summer break. If you are interested, or in coming along in September, please be in touch.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to HCS!

Hertford Choral Society needs to recruit an accompanist from the start of the 2018/19 season as the current post-holder is relocating away from Hertfordshire.

You can find details and how to apply here

The deadline for applications is Monday 21st May 2018.

HCS celebrates its 80th birthday next season; what better time could there be to join us!

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Come and sing with HCS in 2019!

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to HCS! Click here for more news from Hertford Choral Society.

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