Group Description
Hardynge Choir The Hardynge Choir started in 1966 and continues to provide a challenging outlet for singers wishing to perform mostly the mainstream Choral Society repertoire. The choir currently has 70 to 80 members. Rehearsals: Mondays, 7.45 – 9.45pm, St Helen’s School, Wheathampstead.
The Choir of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace A choir established in 1868, comprising men and boys, Director of Music, Organist and Organ Scholar. Sundays, Matins 11am (Eucharist on the first Sunday of the month), Evensong 3.30pm. Also major feast days.
Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra (Principal Conductor – Peter Stark) One of the best youth orchestras in the country, working with international conductors. ‘The playing of HCYO is simply stunning’ – Classical CD 2006.
Hertfordshire Philharmonia A self-governing, independent orchestra working with guest conductors.
VIVAMUS A vibrant, friendly, auditioned chamber choir of c.30 singers, founded by Joseph Nolan. Concerts in notable London venues including St. John’s, Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’s, Piccadilly and the South Bank Centre. Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7.30 – 9.15pm Crypt, St. Clement Danes Church, Strand, London.
Mid Hertfordshire Youth Orchestra Membership by audition for advanced players. Saturdays, 11.15am – 1pm Mid Herts Centre for Music & Arts, Hatfield.
Dacorum Youth Orchestra Orchestra for young orchestral musicians of Grade V and above. Entry by recommendation or audition. Re-launched in Summer 2008. Theatre, Dacorum Music School, Hemel Hempstead. Contact: Dacorum Music School – 01442 214599 E-mail: westmusicenquiries@hertscc.gov.uk.
PAEAN A variable professional ensemble of singers and instrumentalists. Recent concerts in Southwark Anglican and Roman Catholic Cathedrals and Marylebone Parish Church.
Surrey Youth Choir One of the leading youth choirs in the country (SATB). Membership by audition. Extensive touring & concerts. Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7 – 9.30pm Surrey County Arts, Woking.
Dacorum Community Choir An un-auditioned choir founded in 2009. Rehearsals at Astley Cooper School on Tuesdays, 9.45 – 11.15am. All welcome, regardless of experience.