Future concerts

Nothing beats the exciting sound of live choral music.

Our popular concerts feature high quality singing of classical and contemporary choral music in some of the best venues. The Chorus sounds truly wonderful when you hear them perform music live – the way the composer wanted it to be heard.

Come to our next concert and see how that feels.

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6.00pm Sunday 17th December 2023
Haileybury College Big School
Hertford SG13 7NU

Hertfordshire Chorus
Rufus Frowde organ
David Temple conductor

Christmas at Haileybury

£15, £10, £5 (schoolchildren and students)


Hertfordshire Chorus is delighted to be able to share Christmas with you once more.

We feel privileged to sing glorious music in wonderful venues throughout the year, but we have a special affection for Christmas at Haileybury . The concert is family friendly with audience carols, and the Chorus will sing a variety of Christmas music, both old and new.

This year we will be collecting in aid of Keech Hospice Care. Keech Hospice Care provides free specialist care for adults in Luton and Bedfordshire, and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes living with a life-limiting illness.

7.30pm Saturday 17th February 2024
St Albans Cathedral AL1 1BY

The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace
Karl Jenkins

Nelson Mass
Joseph Haydn

Zoë Brookshaw soprano
Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Ruairi Bowen tenor
Dominic Sedgwick baritone
Osama Kiwan muezzin 
Rufus Frowde organ

Hertfordshire Chorus

London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor


£30, £20, £10, £5 (schoolchildren and students)




Subtitled A Mass for Peace, this well-known modern choral classic was composed by Sir Karl Jenkins for the Royal Armouries Museum’s Millennium celebrations and was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Loved by both audiences and choirs, this powerful work has a deep emotional impact. Charting the growing menace of a descent into war, and interspersed with moments of reflection, it shows the horrors that war brings, and ends with the hope for peace in a new millennium.

Hertfordshire Chorus has recently made the first commercial recording of Karl Jenkins’s ensemble version of The Armed Man with Signum Records.


Described by his biographer as ‘arguably his greatest single composition’, Haydn’s Nelson Mass was written in 1798. In the midst of war with France and at a time of intense fear for the future of Austria, it acquired the nickname ‘Mass for Troubled Times’. 

Haydn composed his Mass for strings, organ, trumpets and timpani as Prince Nicolaus II had sent the wind players home to save money. The result – a lean, fiery work of symphonic drama, with a spectacular Kyrie for soprano – has become one of his best-loved works. It was first performed on the day Nelson defeated Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile.

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