Under the musical direction of David Temple MBE,
our members believe in the sheer joy and power of music
to bring people closer together.
One of the UK’s finest symphonic choirs,
we are known for commissioning new music,
high-quality yet passionate singing
and for tackling difficult, rarely performed music
as well as much-loved and well-known pieces.
We have also made the first commercial recording of Karl Jenkins’s ensemble version of The Armed Man, which will be available early in 2024.
It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Michael Kibblewhite, Musical Director of Hertfordshire Chorus from 1977 to 2000.
His superb all-round musicianship and passion inspired all those who were fortunate enough to sing with him.
We’re always looking for good singers to join Hertfordshire Chorus. We are passionate believers in the physical and mental benefits of choral singing. If you’re looking for a high quality friendly choir in Hertfordshire, look no further.
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…What a brilliant choir you are — so incisive, confident and expressive and all round plain musical and, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, I don’t expect to hear a better live performance anywhere…
Britten Ballad of Heroes; Bliss Morning Heroes. Watford Colosseum
…In many ways, the concert reflected the huge contribution Hertfordshire Chorus has made to modern choral music.
James McCarthy Codebreaker; Will Todd Ode to a Nightingale. St Albans Cathedral
… Put simply, it was the finest performance of The Kingdom that I have ever heard, or can ever hope to hear… this was the real Elgar, and a performance of The Kingdom of which everyone involved can be immensely proud.
Elgar The Kingdom. St Albans Cathedral
A truly inspirational evening…The whole programme was a delight… Hertfordshire Chorus suggested to me last year .. that they can hold their own against any choir in the land. This year at the Royal Festival Hall my view was confirmed.
Holst Hymn to Jesus; Berlioz Te Deum. Royal Festival Hall