Hire us

Looking to hire a choir? Then look no further!

David Temple is one of the most sought-after and respected choral conductors in the country. He has worked with many of the best names in the business, both classical and rock, preparing choirs for concerts and recordings. His list of recent credits includes recordings for Rocketman and Good Omens.

Under his leadership we have provided choirs for concerts and recordings of all types. Our experience ranges from the major classical works to jazz, music theatre, rock and all points in between. We have worked with the likes of José Carreras, Daniel Gatti, Wayne Marshall and Noel Gallagher, the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Concert orchestras – you can read about some of our engagements in the sections that follow.

All this means we can offer advice and help for whatever you have in mind, right up to full project management of the musical side if you want. So, if you are looking to hire a choir then please contact us and we will be very happy to discuss what you need.

‘the outstanding Hertfordshire Chorus’

Artur Bielecki Polish Radio

‘I love @Hertschorus! Excellent musicians, all responsive, expressive, powerful’

David Charles Abell conductor


Gareth Coker composer

Our hires include

American composer Kurt Rosenberg asked us to record and perform his evocative choral piece Highland Home.

Black Swan Film and Video produced a behind the scenes look at the inspiration behind the composition and Hertfordshire Chorus at work.
Watch their film of the concert performance in St Albans Cathedral.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps from the much-loved series at the Royal Festival Hall, composed by Gareth Coker – for the Game Music Festival.

Porgy and Bess – for Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, under the direction of Wayne Marshall.

War Horse: The Story in Concert – for BBC Radio 2 in Coventry Cathedral.

War Horse: The Story in Concert - for BBC Radio 2 in Coventry Cathedral

Listen to ‘Only Remembered’ from War Horse: The Story in Concert, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Mark Stone and Hertfordshire Chorus.

Christmas concerts in various locations

Recording for broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3, with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Carmina Burana (Daniel Gatti and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) in the Royal Festival Hall

Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem; Haydn’s Nelson Mass; The Creation; Bach’s Mass in B Minor; Fauré’s Requiem, Christmas with José Carreras in the Royal Albert Hall

Carmina Burana and Opera spectaculars in the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Barbican Hall

Touring with Noel Gallagher

Open-air Rochester Castle Proms with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Recordings include

The choral music of Michael Hurd for the British Music Society Charitable Trust.
Read about the recording
Listen to extracts and buy the recording

Music for BBC1’s acclaimed animated nature series Hidden Kingdoms

Zadok the Priest for Pride of the Nation CD with the Band of the Coldstream Guards (Decca) Watch the video

Recording for US band Neverlight (see videos here and here)
Read about the album 

Numerous appearances on commercial CDs

Soundtrack recordings at Abbey Road Studio

Singing with Kylie Minogue on BBC 1’s The One Show; and appearances in the BBC drama Spooks and Channel Five’s Murder Prevention.

Corporate events, including for Chestertons at the Royal Academy of Arts Watch the video


We have extensive experience of providing choirs for weddings, funerals or other similar events. Click here if you would like to know more about this kind of engagement or email us at weddings@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk

Choral music for hire

We have a wide collection of choral music for hire or sale. Please email us for details at music@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk