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Area: Hertfordshire

The Category Berkhamsted is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Berkhamsted which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Berkhamsted
! Berkhamsted KEY
VISITS (to Website)3
VIEWS (of Record)5

The Category Bishop's Stortford is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Bishop's Stortford which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bishop's Stortford Sinfonia

 

! Bishop's Stortford KEY
VISITS (to Website)16
VIEWS (of Record)20

The Category Cheshunt is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Cheshunt which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Cuffley Operatic Society

 

Category Cheshunt
! Cheshunt KEY
VISITS (to Website)15
VIEWS (of Record)20

The Category Harpenden is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Harpenden which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Harpenden
! Harpenden KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)4

The Category Hatfield is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hatfield which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Mid Herts Centre For Music & Arts

- St Albans Rehearsal Orchestra

 

! Hatfield KEY
VISITS (to Website)53
VIEWS (of Record)75

The Category Hemel Hempstead is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hemel Hempstead which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Hemel Hempstead Singers

- Just A Cappella

 

Category Hemel Hempstead
! Hemel Hempstead KEY
VIEWS (of Record)4

The Category Hertford is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hertford which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Hertford Symphony Orchestra

 

Category Hertford
! Hertford KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)4

The Category Hitchin is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hitchin which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Hitchin Light Orchestra

 

Category Hitchin
! Hitchin KEY
VIEWS (of Record)4

The Category Letchworth Garden City is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Letchworth Garden City which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Letchworth Chorale

 

! Letchworth Garden City KEY
VISITS (to Website)13
VIEWS (of Record)26

The Category Rickmansworth is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Rickmansworth which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Lemon Tuesday

- Northwood Volunteer Band

- Rickmansworth Players Choir

- Watersmeet

 

! Rickmansworth KEY
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of Record)44

The Category St Albans is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with St Albans which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- St Albans Organ & Keyboard Club

 

Category St Albans
! St Albans KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)5

The Category Stevenage is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Stevenage which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Knebworth Community Chorus

 

Category Stevenage
! Stevenage KEY
VIEWS (of Record)3

The Category Watford is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Watford which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- One Voice Watford Community Choir

 

Category Watford
! Watford KEY
VIEWS (of Record)3

The Category Welwyn Garden City is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Welwyn Garden City which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

! Welwyn Garden City KEY
VIEWS (of Record)3

‘A unique series of eclectic Sunday afternoon acoustic music concerts ... The musicians featured in the concerts are not using electric instruments, but are using the natural sounds of their instruments and voices. The performers chosen reflect our own liking for traditional music (and more recent music composed in a similar style). Depending upon the act we may use amplification to ensure that they can be heard thoughout the concert hall, but volumes are kept as low as possible.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Abbots Langley Winter Acoustic Concerts
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of Record)46
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Started out at the beginning of 1999 as the Mad Nanny! Folk Club. Our intention was to offer a diversity of folk and traditional music. Since then we've broadened the musical range and are noted for our diversity of musical style and quality guests and local performers.'

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of Record)399
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A community event that brings together the people of Baldock in Hertfordshire, UK. The Festival is probably the biggest event in the town’s calendar, providing a fortnight of events for a variety of ages and tastes during May each year ... A large selection of music tastes are catered for across a wide range of venues.'

* Baldock Festival
VISITS (to Website)309
VIEWS (of Record)340

'Whether your musical taste is for classical, jazz, popular, or folk, Benslow Music has a music course to suit you. Throughout the year expert tutors lead friendly, supportive residential and day courses. There is something for every level from near-beginner to advanced, and we regularly welcome guests from their teens to their nineties. Our beautifully cooked food will sustain your energies and our friendly staff will do all they can to make you feel welcome ... Throughout the year Benslow Music hosts a series of concerts across many genres including classical, early, folk and jazz.‘

 

* Benslow Music
VISITS (to Website)189
VIEWS (of Record)386
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed to encourage and promote the arts in Berkhamsted. It comprises over twenty Arts Organisations based in the local area which promote arts events open to members of the public ... “The Arts Diary” was first published in 1985 to co-ordinate a Spring Arts Festival and has expanded since into its present annual form. While most of the events take place within Berkhamsted, the Diary contains information about events outside Berkhamsted that are arranged by member organisations primarily for Berkhamsted residents. These events are usually events which cannot be held locally because suitable facilities are not available.’

* Berkhamsted Arts Trust
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of Record)193

'Firmly established as one of the premier jazz venues in the South East of England, attracting the finest musicians. We are always pleased to receive visitors ... We have about 250 members, who receive significant discounts on ticket prices, and we are always pleased to welcome new members. Our belief is that jazz is for enjoyment and we wish to encourage listeners to all the different elements that jazz comprises. We are neither a "Traditional Jazz" club, nor a "Modern Jazz" club; we try to include as many facets of jazz as possible in our programme.'

Category Jazz Clubs
* Berkhamsted Jazz Club
VISITS (to Website)205
VIEWS (of Record)642
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed in 1954: 'The Society has enjoyed programmes from many famous artists over the years - these include Natalie Clein, Lesley Garrett, Steven Isserlis, Emma Kirkby, Freddy Kempf, Stephen Kovacevich, John Lenehan, John Lill, Tasmin Little, Lawrence Power, Raphael Wallfisch, Kathryn Stott and innumerable string quartets and other recitalists. Another highly valued feature of the society are the excursions to venues in London to hear orchestral concerts, or visits to other venues such as Oxford and Milton Keynes. These start from Berkhamsted in comfortable coaches and are usually planned for 4- 6 times a year'.

* Berkhamsted Music
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of Record)425
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Our members are at all levels and we even have one or two experts. You can come for some or all of the session but it can be overwhelming for absolute beginners/learners. Therefore we’ve introduced lessons and separate sessions for them at our home ... We also play local fetes and festivals, private parties and we organise several charity gigs each year.’

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Bishop’s Stortford Ukulele Society
VISITS (to Website)62
VIEWS (of Record)114

'Offers activities and events which are not usually provided by the Borough of Broxbourne's Leisure and Entertainments programme. It also represents the arts interests of individuals and member groups and negotiates with the Borough, so that the arts community may enjoy greater recognition and leisure facilities on a par with the provision for sports.'

* Broxbourne Arts Forum
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of Record)321

Cadenza is open to anyone over eleven, including school pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and amateur adults, and delivers solo and chamber lessons, usually half and half, but the balance can be varied by request. Older students in pre-formed ensembles often wish to focus on advanced chamber coaching and to enjoy the late night mixed staff/student chamber scene. Conversely every year students reach the final stages of competitions like the BBC, and need to focus on their solo work.' Held Mid July.

 

* Cadenza International Summer Music School
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of Record)297

Have organized an Annual Summer School together with evening Concert aiming ‘to spread awareness, interest and education in Dhrupad, a unique and ancient form of Indian classical music. We are keen to create opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and training in Dhrupad at all levels of ability ... The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual, seeking to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener rather than just entertain’. Held Early August.

* Dhrupad Music Society
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of Record)128

‘Founded in 1940 by Thomas Barber to promote music in Hertford. Meeting at the world’s oldest Friends Meeting House still in use, we stage and host a wide variety of live classical concerts from both local and world renowned artists.’

* Hertford Music Club
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of Record)232
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Hertfordshire boasts a vibrant classical music culture, with thriving choirs and non-professional orchestras in almost every town, a renowned music education service, and excellent concerts in venues across the county throughout the year. HFoM celebrates this by bringing new visitors and friends to this beautiful part of England - especially the county town of Hertford - with performances by world-class musicians whom audiences might usually need to travel to London or other cities to hear.’ Held Mid June.

* Hertfordshire Festival of Music
VISITS (to Website)260
VIEWS (of Record)398

‘One of the largest Local Authority Music Services in the country with over 560 teachers and 25,000 pupils across the county ... It is the Lead Partner for the “Hertfordshire Music Education Hub”.’

* Hertfordshire Music Service
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedHertfordshire Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of Record)357

‘We've been presenting jazz since 1969 and continue to maintain only the highest standard of performers each week, both national and international ... Herts Jazz Club members enjoy reduced admission prices to around 40 gigs per year plus more at the Herts Jazz Festival.’ The Club moved from Welwyn Garden City to St Albans in early 2018.

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Herts Jazz
VISITS (to Website)216
VIEWS (of Record)229
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Annual Festival, first offered in 2011, runnng over an early Autumn weekend, and organized by Herts Jazz. Held Late September.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Herts Jazz Festival
VISITS (to Website)101
VIEWS (of Record)158

‘For over seventy years the club has been organising classical music recitals for Hoddesdon and the surrounding areas. Concerts are held seven times a year ... The season starts in September and runs until May.'

* Hoddesdon Music Club
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of Record)257
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We present superb music in a comfortable and friendly setting. Musicians find Howgills the perfect home for chamber music and non-members are warmly welcomed to join us.'

* Letchworth Music Club
VISITS (to Website)156
VIEWS (of Record)435
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Fortnightly evening meetings, October - March (but one meeting in December): ‘Where Music Matters’.

 

* Letchworth Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)100
VIEWS (of Record)185
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Our Mission Statement  'music@stansted gives people of all ages in the Stansted area the chance to enjoy live music performed by international artists and young rising stars, as well as providing an occasional platform for talented young local musicians'. Four concerts per year between October and March.

 

* music@stansted
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of Record)276
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A centre of musical achievement since 1977 ... The Musicale Leisure Centre offers opportunities to play in bands and orchestras with all genres of music from classical to popular on offer and concerts take place three times a year ...'

* Musicale
VISITS (to Website)200
VIEWS (of Record)293

‘The Society usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Concerts start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.’

* North Herts Organ Society
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of Record)511
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Our aim is to present a broad spectrum of music played by top class artists and we have built a reputation for choosing young performers of great promise who have gone on to distinguished careers. We encourage our audiences to be adventurous in their musical tastes so we hope the programme offers something for everybody and the opportunity to try something new.'

 

* Octagon Music Society
VISITS (to Website)131
VIEWS (of Record)375
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in Bushey, Hertfordshire ... The oldest and, arguably, the most celebrated of the UK’s specialist music schools, The Purcell School was originally founded in central London in 1962 ... Though it is now a coeducational independent boarding and day school for around 180 girls and boys, The Purcell’s pupils are nonetheless largely funded by the government’s Specialist Music and Dance Scheme ... The School puts on over 150 performances each year ... We regularly welcome eminent musicians to the School to give masterclasses and recitals throughout the year ... and host a variety of music courses during term time and in the School holidays.’

 

* Purcell School for Young Musicians
VISITS (to Website)55
VIEWS (of Record)147
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Since 1936 the Clubhas been presenting artistes of the highest quality and programmes with a wide variety of interest. Our informal concerts are all held at the Radlett Centre, with its excellent seating, attractive bar for coffee or drinks, and easy free local parking. Seats are unreserved so you can choose your favourite spot to sit. You are welcome to come and pay at any individual concert or become a season-ticket member, Members are also of course entitled to attend our Annual General Meeting, with entertainment and refreshments. We would be delighted if you would join us and support your local music club.’

 

* Radlett Music Club
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of Record)172
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Creative Royston is a group of volunteers in Royston, Hertfordshire (UK) whose aim is to celebrate and encourage local creativity all year round and give locals the opportunity to experience both professional and amateur work first-hand. Its main focus is Royston Arts Festival which covers art, craft, music, dance, drama, new writing and a whole lot more. Typically, the festival features about fifty events, including performances, exhibitions and workshops. Many of these are run independently by local clubs and societies.’ Festival held Late September.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Royston Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)52
Also indexedCreative Royston
VIEWS (of Record)115

‘Takes place every year over the last two weekends of September in Sarratt Village Hall, Hertfordshire and since its inception in 2000, has gone from strength to strength, attracting the very best in high-profile, eclectic musical talent and highlighting Sarratt as a vibrant, thriving village community ... We believe in the value of top quality musical performances and maintain that great art lifts the spirits and binds us together as a community. To maintain our principles of accessibility and a warm welcome to all, ticket costs are kept at an affordable level and the Festival welcomes faces old and new alike.‘

 

* Sarratt Festival of Music
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of Record)220

'Music at the University of Hertfordshire is vibrant, and our students are successful. Shape your future in music, with guidance from top industry personnel. All our tutors have extensive professional experience and teach with enthusiasm and commitment on our cutting-edge courses ...'

* School of Creative Arts [Hertfordshire]
VISITS (to Website)154
Also indexedUniversity of Hertfordshire
VIEWS (of Record)306

'Arguably the world’s leading organ competition. Its roll-call of past prize-winners includes many of today’s most influential organists. For two weeks our biennial festival celebrates organs and a lot more besides. Our diverse mix of large-scale and intimate concerts, talks, workshops, art exhibitions and fringe events offers something for everyone and complements the St Albans International Organ Competition itself. Events are centred around the magnificent Norman cathedral of St Albans and spread out all around this beautiful historic city. Important venues in London host additional competition rounds and performances.' Held biennially Mid July [2019] - but supplemented by a Saturday Organ Concert Series in between.

 

* St Albans International Organ Festival
VISITS (to Website)197
VIEWS (of Record)249
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

St Albans Organ Theatre has a fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments and is one of the top theatre organ concert venues in the UK ... The self-playing instruments range from musical boxes and hand-turned Organettes to four large dance organs including the biggest one ever made, the 121 key Decap Organ – named “England’s Pride” by the Belgians when it came to England in the 1960s ... There are also regular concerts given by top-named theatre organists and special events including Christmas specials and Vintage Afternoon Teas.’

 

* St Albans Organ Theatre
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of Record)184
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in the 1950's to encourage, to sustain and to co-ordinate the artistic endevours of the people of Stevenage. The Arts Guild has a wide range of members -from the performing arts, choirs and orchestras to floral arts, photographic societies and locomotive societies. This web site aims to provide information on the services that the Arts Guild provides and listings of events and contact details for the various groups.'

* Stevenage Arts Guild
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of Record)293

Part of Hertfordshire Music Service: ‘All performing groups rehearse a wide variety of music, and give regular concerts at the Centre. Groups from the North Herts Music Schools may also have the opportunity to perform at outside venues such as the Gordon Craig Theatre. Experienced staff work to develop instrumental skills through listening and playing as part of an ensemble’.

* Stevenage Music Centre
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of Record)1006

'Principal aim to promote music in all its aspects by organising concerts and recitals not only by established, talented performers but also aspiring youngsters. TRMS organises an annual programme of around six evening and four lunchtime chamber concerts at local venues.'

 

* Three Rivers Music Society
VISITS (to Website)162
VIEWS (of Record)259
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Was established over 70 years ago and has grown from strength to strength to become one of the largest and most respected in the UK. It aims to encourage people of all ages to perform in the areas of Music, Speech and Drama by providing an opportunity to perform before an adjudicator and an audience. The Festival is held in February and March every year. It is a competitive festival and there are classes for both children and adults available ...  Each year the Watford Festival of Music, Speech and Drama holds a piano competition in memory of Christopher Duke, who lived in Watford and who died in December 1996 at the age of 26.‘

 

* Watford Festival of Music, Speech and Drama
VISITS (to Website)111
Also indexedWatford International Piano Competition
VIEWS (of Record)192

One of a score of Music Centres across the County of Hertfordshire. Individual lessons plus participation in a range of music groups, as well as Music Therapy Services: ‘We work with children, adults and community groups throughout Hertfordshire. Referrals can be made directly to us by parents and carers, by adults who may self-refer or by professionals involved with these client groups. Our team aims to support the people involved with the vulnerable children and adults with whom we work and we aim to liaise closely with those involved with our clients‘.

 

* Watford School of Music
VISITS (to Website)67
VIEWS (of Record)175

'Founded in 1944 by Dorothy Hess, an esteemed piano teacher in the town. Not only had she many friends and acquaintances of renown in the chamber music world who were willing to come to play, but she had a talent for discovering young artists of great musical ability whose fees were still within the Club’s means. As far as possible, this is a practice the Club has aimed to continue ... Each year we arrange a series of six chamber music recitals which take place between October and May ... We have been able to engage high quality professional artists, many with international reputations, because of the financial support the Club has received from a number of external organisations, to whom we are extremely grateful.'

 

* Welwyn Garden Concert Club
VISITS (to Website)131
VIEWS (of Record)293
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Promotes four or five chamber music concerts a year by professional musicians in our small friendly parish church. At least two concerts are given by classical guitarists, often of international stature. Other concerts are deliberately varied and include baroque, string groups and singers. Audiences of about 100 are seated '"in the round" with good sight lines. Tickets include programme and interval drink.'

 

* Weston Music Society
VISITS (to Website)137
VIEWS (of Record)324
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An amateur orchestra in St Albans that performs regular concerts of major works, and offers a more relaxed musical experience at a much lower cost than larger orchestras in the area. We have a policy of welcoming all ages and a wide range of abilities from St Albans and beyond. This leads to a varied mix of musicians which produces fresh and stimulating results. Abbey Gateway Orchestra is different to most amateur orchestras in that we don’t just perform full concerts every term, we also mix up workshops and community events, developing a large repertoire of pieces which we perform more than once over the course of the year.’

+ Abbey Gateway Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of Record)210

‘Has performed the G&S operas annually since its foundation in September 1950. We have remained firmly based in the village of Abbots Langley, although now our members come from a much wider area. Gone are the days when, as quoted after the very first production, “You could meet the whole cast by walking up and down Abbots Langley High Street”. As well as our main annual production, we always try to perform each year in our home village with a concert or small production in the local village hall.’

 

Category Watford
+ Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of Record)329
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are an amateur symphony orchestra based in Abbots Langley with players drawn from the village and surrounding area. We normally give three concerts each year ... We don't believe there are many villages that have their own symphony orchestra full of committed and talented players, under a professional conductor. Abbots Langley does!‘

 

+ Abbots Langley Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of Record)223
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We usually have four concerts a year. Typically the Easter and October/November concerts are classical and the Christmas and Summer concerts less formal. Concert venues are usually in Hemel Hempstead, where we can be accompanied by a variety of instruments including piano, organ, harp or small orchestra. Occasionally we join forces with other choirs ... to allow us to perform larger scale works.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Aeolian Singers
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of Record)433
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Amadeus has performed in and around St Albans for 40 years, establishing itself as the leading chamber orchestra in the area ... Players from the area, including many music teachers as well as talented amateurs, meet several times throughout the year, giving their services free in order to make music together. The orchestra varies in size from 25 to 50 players, depending on the repertoire being performed.'

 

+ Amadeus Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of Record)331
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We're a group of local people who enjoy music and who wanted to be part of an orchestra. Some of us are a little rusty from practice, some haven't been playing for very long and others are, well, pretty good! The point is to just join in, to try, and to make music, regardless of your musical expertise ... We choose music which covers the broadest possible spectrum to make sure that there's something to everyone's taste and musical ability. We've performed everything from Beethoven to The Beatles.’

+ Baldock Community Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)51
VIEWS (of Record)91

'100-strong mixed voice choir ... Our usual schedule is to perform three main concerts a year, in May, September and December. We also present concerts on tour every summer, generally in mainland Europe,'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Berkhamsted Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of Record)440

'We are a friendly, non-competing brass band based in Bishop’s Stortford ... Our ages currently range from teens to 70+ but we welcome players from age 8 upwards. We play for school and village fetes, the town’s Remembrance Sunday Service, private events and of course there is a lot of carolling at Christmas. We also put on concerts so that we can have the opportunity to showcase our music.'

 

+ Bishop's Stortford Band
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of Record)412

'The premier choral group performing large scale choral works in Bishop's Stortford. We perform two or three concerts each year, with orchestral or keyboard accompaniment and sometimes in conjunction with other choirs. Though our repertoire has sacred as well as secular music, we are independent of any religious organisation.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Bishop's Stortford Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of Record)350
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A community choir based in Braughing in Hertfordshire ... The choir sings music in a variety of styles and is open to all ages and abilities. There are no auditions and you do not need to be able to read music. The only requirement is plenty of enthusiasm!  Braughing Sing members are encouraged to attend regularly so that the choir can progress together and reach a good standard for performances. However the main aim is to have fun and enjoy ourselves getting to know new music and improving our sound.‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Braughing Sing
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of Record)120
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Berkhamsted's own local orchestra. Formed of local professional musicians, the orchestra has been enriching the cultural life of Hertfordshire since 1997 ... The orchestra draws on the wealth of professional musicianship in the locality and also aims to offer performing opportunities for young student musicians on the threshold of their careers ... Offers symphonic concerts of the highest calibre, covering a wide spectrum of styles and periods, the great classics as well as unfamiliar and new works especially by British composers.'

 

+ Bridgewater Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)216
VIEWS (of Record)413
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’Since 1975, the BSO has been bringing live, high quality orchestral music to Bushey. In the early days the orchestra was financially supported by Hertsmere Council, but like so much arts funding, this was cut several years ago. We currently promote a series of five concerts per year and have an annual turnover of approximately £25,000. Over recent years, concerts have become extremely costly events to mount; music societies are finding sufficient funding a major challenge at the moment and the Bushey Symphony Orchestra is no different ... (There are) a number of ways in which you might support the BSO - please consider doing this and help us plan a bright and exciting future for this wonderful orchestra.'

 

+ Bushey Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of Record)364
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded in 1994 in Bishop’s Stortford: ‘Cantate is divided into three distinct groups which perform on their own and in combination with the other groups. Each choir performs at least one concert a term and sometimes more, depending on the demands of the season. Most rehearsals take place on Sundays during the school term, though occasionally there are Saturday and mid-week rehearsals ahead of performances ... The Senior Choir is often asked to perform on a national stage, and is a partner choir for Gabrieli ROAR – a training scheme run for some of the finest youth choirs in the UK.’

+ Cantate Youth Choirs
VISITS (to Website)130
Also indexedGabrieli ROAR
VIEWS (of Record)171

‘A leading chamber choir based in St Albans consisting of experienced and accomplished singers from across Hertfordshire. Historically we worked with a range of conductors and have built up a large repertoire of sacred and secular music of all periods from early to modern ... We are keen to hear from experienced, enthusiastic singers interested in joining us ... The choir sings either a cappella or accompanied – by, for example, organ, chamber orchestra or brass ensemble. There are regular opportunities for members to sing solos ... We normally perform five concerts a year.’

Category St Albans
+ Carillon Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)48
VIEWS (of Record)85
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded by its director Adrian Davis in 1976, and draws its singers from Berkhamsted and the surrounding towns and villages. They share a passion for singing and perform at least three main concerts each year in St Peter’s Church, mostly with orchestra or organ accompaniment. Though they have outgrown their original chamber choir size, their standard is enviably high and they enjoy a fine reputation both locally amongst their numerous supporters and in many places outside Britain as well. The Choir’s impressive repertoire ranges from music of the 12th century to contemporary works, often including works written specifically for the choir by Adrian Davis.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Chiltern Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of Record)475
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded in 1980: ‘Based in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, has about 70 members from Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Watford, and the wider Chilterns area ... The Choir performs three to four concerts each year.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Chiltern Choir
VISITS (to Website)154
VIEWS (of Record)239
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Group of around twenty-five singers and instrumentalists, performing the distinctive psalms, hymns, anthems and carols that were sung in the west galleries of English country churches in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Quire started nearly 20 years ago in 1993 when some local singers were asked to perform in a Victorian Christmas weekend ...'

+ Chiltern West Gallery Quire
VISITS (to Website)179
VIEWS (of Record)467
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1947, we have about 100 members who come from Chipperfield and the surrounding area. Our repertoire is wide and varied. Every year just before Christmas there are traditional Christmas Concerts in the wonderful setting of St Paul’s village church in Chipperfield. In the spring, the concert features a major work given in a larger venue and in the summer we return to St Paul’s for a concert of lighter music.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Chipperfield Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)91
VIEWS (of Record)212
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A youth choir for 11 years and above ... Fire Starters Choir for 7 - 10 year olds ... We believe that singing is for everyone, and that if you add a bit of movement and an element of fun, you get a musical performance which is engaging for both audience and performer. We launched our community youth choir on 10th September 2015 and have 50 young people join us each week for our sessions.’ ALERT At Review, Website inaccessible, Link replaced with Facebook Page.

+ Choir on Fire Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)111
VIEWS (of Record)197

‘We are a large, mixed-voice choir of committed and enthusiastic singers of all ages and backgrounds, united by a love of music and choral singing. Our musical heritage in Chorleywood goes back over 100 years! We perform a wide range of choral music and welcome anyone who loves singing – no auditions are necessary. We stretch ourselves to produce great music, with three performances a year, and we always have great fun in the making.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Chorleywood Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)148
VIEWS (of Record)254
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a locally based orchestra, welcoming all ages over grade 6 (including those who haven’t played for some time) ... We choose enjoyable and accessible music to play – changing our selection of pieces regularly to keep it interesting for everyone involved ... Our only sources of funding are membership fees, ticket sales and donations. In order to run the orchestra, we have regular expenses – the hire of a rehearsal venue, hire of music and other costs. If you would like to support what we do in the community, please consider making a donation.’

+ Chorleywood Music Society and Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)67
VIEWS (of Record)126
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We aim to give members the opportunity to sing together in a choir, perhaps for the first time, singing a wide repertoire from classical, world music and folk to gospel and pop. You don’t need to be able to read music to take part – it’s all explained as we go along ... Unlike many other choirs, we rehearse during the day, providing a chance to sing for those who are unable to join an evening group. Our membership therefore reflects a wide range of the community, from students, young parents, those not working during the morning, to those who are retired. There are no auditions – all adults are welcome.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Dacorum Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)155
VIEWS (of Record)400
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1969 as The Hatfield Philharmonic we are the resident orchestra at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield ... The de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra is a friendly group of musicians made up of talented amateurs, music teachers, and semi-professionals ... Generous support from UHArts, the University's Community Arts programme enables us to perform up to 7 concerts a year in the University's award winning Weston Auditorium.‘

+ de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)113
Also indexedUniversity of Hertfordshire | Weston Auditorium
VIEWS (of Record)235
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1960: ‘EHOS ( East Herts Operatic Society) are one of the county’s leading theatre companies, with the aim of producing at least two fresh and innovative pieces of theatre every year at The Spotlight Theatre (Broxbourne), Hertford Theatre and in Harlow. A fun theatre company to be part of which is always open to new members on or off stage’.

 

+ EHOS
VISITS (to Website)136
Also indexedEast Herts Operatic Society
VIEWS (of Record)168

‘We are a company of over 40 singers and instrumentalists. We perform fully-staged operas’  ... Aim is ‘to encourage and promote vocal classical music, especially opera, through creative professional performance in local communities – primarily Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and also elsewhere in the UK where appropriate – making it accessible in language, venue and price; through such events, we aim to raise funds for local, national and international charities’.

Category Opera Companies
+ Felici Opera
VISITS (to Website)39
VIEWS (of Record)68
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Originally formed to sing a cappella music from the 16th and 17th centuries, both sacred and secular, the choir has extended its repertoire to include a wide range of works, accompanied and unaccompanied, from the late mediaeval period to the 21st century. With over 20 singers, the choir has recorded four CDs, made a number of TV appearances and besides singing in its local area, in particular Waltham Abbey, has toured in Paris (Notre-Dame and Sacré-Coeur), Tuscany (Florence and Pistoia), Budapest, Barcelona, Krakow and Edinburgh.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Felicitas
VISITS (to Website)157
VIEWS (of Record)257
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a friendly, welcoming band of musicians from the local area & welcome new players of all ages who enjoy swing, jazz and big band era music.‘

 

Category St Albans
+ Fleetville Swing Band
VISITS (to Website)135
VIEWS (of Record)220

‘We are a friendly choir based in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK. Formed in October 2014, we hold regular events throughout the North Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire community. Musically, we perform from a wide range, including songs from musical theatre, choral classics, sacred pieces and pop songs, so there is bound to be something to suit all tastes ... We meet weekly In Letchworth to learn 3 and 4 part harmonies for all the different sorts of music. We learn by practice, with music reading not required. Our motto is Friendship through Singing, but we produce lovely sounds too!‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Garden City Singers
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of Record)93
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Strives for innovation and inspiration in musical theatre, by staging newly released productions and giving a fresh interpretation to classic shows ... The company has staged several premieres ... Through our productions we hope to demonstrate that non-professional theatre can be as impressive and enjoyable as shows on the West End stage. We have an active membership of around 50 performers, supported by our production and front of house teams and over 100 Friends of Green Room ... The company presents two musicals a year at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar.‘

 

+ Green Room Productions
VISITS (to Website)158
VIEWS (of Record)160

'Hardynge is the ancient name for Harpenden, dating from when it was a farming hamlet growing wheat for the nearby manor of Wheathampstead. The choir's name and logo symbolise these enduring connections. 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. There are no formal individual auditions for entry or ongoing membership. We believe that singing should be taken seriously and worked at hard, but above all it should be fun and open to as many people as possible. Three or four concerts are given each year, usually with professional orchestras and soloists.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Hardynge Choir
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of Record)428
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A highly regarded amateur choir with a membership of approximately 90. With four concerts each season and an annual open workshop we aim to share our appreciation of choral music, performing in venues in Harpenden and the surrounding area with professional orchestras and soloists.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Harpenden Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of Record)322
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Amateur group of 36 adult members whose ethos is to enjoy making music. With the help of excellent professional Music Directors the choir has developed into a popular local choir with a considerable following at its concerts ... Our musical tastes cover many genres and styles: from the old to the new, part songs to oratorios, sacred and secular. Music Makers performs alone and with other choirs, unaccompanied or with professional soloists, orchestras and actors.’

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Harpenden Music Makers Choir
VISITS (to Website)57
VIEWS (of Record)243
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘HLOS has been staging shows for over 60 years. We are all amateurs who enjoy singing, dancing or acting (or all three!) and we are always keen to welcome new members. As well as those on the stage we also welcome those who would like to help in the many jobs which have to be carried out behind the scenes, and we always acknowledge that those who work with the stage crew as well as the many other behind-the-scenes jobs, are just as important as those on the stage if a show is to be a success ... At the society's Annual General Meeting in July 2017, it was agreed to change the name to Harpenden Musical Theatre Company, to reflect the wider variety of Musical Theatre available and to appeal to the modern day audience.‘

 

+ Harpenden Musical Theatre Company
VISITS (to Website)237
Also indexedHarpenden Light Operatic Society
VIEWS (of Record)194

Formed 1997: ‘Play at numerous events throughout the year, contact us to find out how we can add something special to your event. We can supply anything from a solo piper or mini band, to a full complement of pipes and drums ... Harpenden Pipe Band members enjoy playing a variety of styles, switching frequently from traditional marches, through to more "contemporary" styles. In short, we can best describe the Harpenden experience as innovative, professional, and most importantly, a lot of fun!’

Category Pipe Bands
+ Harpenden Pipe Band
VISITS (to Website)133
VIEWS (of Record)233

'As a choir, we are open to all age groups, there is no audition and you don't need to be able to read music. We welcome people of different levels of experience, from those who say they are "tone deaf" to those who are confident singers ... We sing pieces from simple rounds to four part harmony; traditional and modern from all over the world ... Whatever we do, we try to make it FUN  ... We love to perform and enjoy singing at a host of venues across the community. If you would like us to perform for you at your event we would be happy to oblige but please give us several months notice.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Hatfield and Welwyn Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)128
VIEWS (of Record)381
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The full brass band of 25 players regularly performs at a variety of public and private functions such as: carnivals, fetes, park bandstands, church events, sports meetings, weddings, shopping centres, Remembrance Day parades, and its own concerts, mostly within easy reach of the Dacorum district of Hertfordshire.‘

 

+ Hemel Hempstead Band
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of Record)584
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Hemel Symphony Orchestra came into existence in the autumn of 2018. Most of its members had previously played in the Dacorum Symphony Orchestra, which for various reasons closed at about the same time. The DSO had a long history going back over forty years and we are pleased to acknowledge its legacy.’ Planning to present four concerts per annum.

 

+ Hemel Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of Record)179
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Who Are We?  ‘We’re a large friendly community choir of mixed ages with over 120 singers across the four main voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). Our members come from ALL over Hertfordshire. We don’t hold auditions and we don’t expect members to be able to read music – we have resources and support in place if you have no musical background. We are led by professional musicians ...’

Category Choral Societies
+ Hertford Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)162
VIEWS (of Record)389
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Since our first production "Of Mice and Men" at the Corn Exchange in 1919 we have captivated our audiences with a wide range of theatre from hard hitting dramas and lavish musicals right through to our annual pantomimes. HD&OS caters for all ages. There is something in our programme for everyone. We provide opportunities for everyone to get involved too - on and off stage. Those members who are aged between 9 and 17 are well looked after by our Young Idea section.’

 

+ Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of Record)183
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in 2003 after various members of the Hertfordshire Concert Band were lamenting in the pub that there were no local big bands we could join to play big band music we had previously played in bands when we were younger. After some discussions we realised we had enough players to form a band, and so the Hertfordshire Big Band was born ...'

 

Category Big Bands
+ Hertfordshire Big Band
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of Record)366
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘HCO is an amateur orchestra of a very high standard. Each performance is led by an experienced professional player, and the orchestra works with a diverse range of distinguished guest conductors and directors. We promote our own concerts three times a year, each of which is prepared intensively over a residential rehearsal weekend. We also accompany choral societies.’

 

Category Hertfordshire
+ Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of Record)332
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'An auditioned choir and always looking for good singers. We have singers of all ages. If you’re looking for a high quality friendly choir, look no further ...'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Hertfordshire Chorus
VISITS (to Website)137
VIEWS (of Record)361
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘For mixed voices aged 7-21 and is for those that want to have fun and learn new skills at the same time. The rehearsals include popular songs, music from the shows, and many more styles, and will help with learning to read music as well as learning to sing in new and different languages. We gather members from all areas of Hertfordshire so whether you are in Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth, Welwyn, Ware etc you are welcome to come along. Due to demand we are also accepting members from Luton and Bedfordshire.’

+ Hertfordshire Community Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)77
VIEWS (of Record)139
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A group composed of high standard amateur and professional guitarists. It was founded in 1993 by Tom Parsons to develop ideas he had for creating a unique sound by composing and arranging music to be performed by a large group that combined classical guitars with electric and bass guitars. The orchestra developed rapidly into a regularly performing concert group with a surprisingly big sound and a wide-ranging repertoire spanning classical, rock and world music that made for a very listenable and highly entertaining concert programme.’

 

Category Guitar Ensembles
+ Hertfordshire Guitar Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)69
VIEWS (of Record)180

'Formed in 1994 by a group of amateur musicians who wished to make orchestral music of the highest standard together. Since then, the orchestra has grown to comprise a group of some hundred musicians who, between them, perform around 6 concerts annually, in a variety of venues throughout Hertfordshire. The orchestra represents the best of Hertfordshire, and draws its players and audiences from all over the County and beyond.'

 

+ Hertfordshire Philharmonia
VISITS (to Website)174
VIEWS (of Record)285
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Hitchin Band is ‘a friendly Brass Band with an active concert and contesting schedule’ ... Hitchin Youth Band ‘began in 2009 and is now firmly established, providing weekly rehearsals and regular public performance opportunities for young brass players’ ... Hitchin Community Brass started in 2017 ‘to offer a playing opportunity for brass players who no longer play with a regular band or are still learning and would like to gain some ensemble experience’.

 

+ Hitchin Band
VISITS (to Website)318
VIEWS (of Record)349

‘Formerly known as Hitchin Concert Orchestra, was founded in 1929 by Mary Ibberson at the Rural Music Schools Association. The orchestra was for many years run as an evening class at North Hertfordshire College but, when the College authorities decided in 1997 that artistic ventures such as the orchestra were no longer financially supportable, it became a self-governing body and changed its name. The orchestra’s motto is “Promoting Live Music” and its aim is to promote live orchestral music in the Hitchin area by providing audiences with symphonic concerts performed to a high standard and to serve as a concert platform for local musicians, whether orchestral players or soloists.’

+ Hitchin Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)135
VIEWS (of Record)371
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 2010: ‘We are a community choir currently based in Stevenage and have a membership of over 60. We are non-auditioned and are a friendly bunch! Come and join in! ... Before you know it you'll quickly learn all types of songs, from classical to pop classics, from folk to rock and roll via musicals. What's more, you'll learn all about breathing and vocal technique’.

Category Stevenage
+ Just Sing! Community Choir [Stevenage]
VISITS (to Website)71
VIEWS (of Record)159
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed 2008: ‘We are an A Cappella choir with a reputation for strong melodic singing delivered through layered harmonies. The choir’s repertoire embraces a wide range of popular music - pop, gospel, folk, traditional, international and more ... Enjoyment of the Choir is such that membership is consistently at or near full. However enquiries from anyone interested in joining are always welcome’.

Category Hemel Hempstead
+ Kings Langley Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of Record)200
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formerly known as KLLOC, is a small and friendly amateur theatre group that performs one show a year in the village of Kings Langley in Hertfordshire. Performances are held at the Kings Langley Community Centre, built for the purpose of Music and Theatre. There is a licensed bar, tiered seating, orchestra pit and a very warm welcome.’

+ Kings Langley Musical Theatre Company
VISITS (to Website)165
VIEWS (of Record)454

'In the 1980s, a group of young men in a Harpenden local put their heads together and decided to sing in harmony. They succeeded. Kings always succeed. Today, we number around thirty, including a healthy regular turnout of twenty plus at weekly rehearsals, plus singouts, concerts, national events and home-and-away do’s with other harmony clubs. Ages range from early twenties to infinity.'

+ Kings of Herts Chorus
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of Record)393
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'It all started in 1960 on the 08:20 commuter train from Harpenden to St Pancras, when a chance meeting between music enthusiasts sparked the idea of forming a small four-part choir based in Harpenden. On 21 September 1960 seven singers – two each of sopranos, altos and basses and just one tenor (‘twas ever thus!) – met at the house of Clive Bright, conductor of the Harpenden Salvation Army Band. The Lea Singers were born, named after the river at the heart of the local community ...'

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Lea Singers
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of Record)320
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 2010 by a group of professional brass players, teachers, and community members with the aim of providing Ledbury with a brass band to represent and support the area both in local events and further afield ... Come and join this very friendly bunch of enthusiastic musicians as we embark on a sensible summer engagement schedule [2017] complemented with our first ever contest. Exciting times are ahead for this band ...’

+ Ledbury Community Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)70
VIEWS (of Record)210

‘A community choir, open to anyone who would like to sing. No auditions; just come along to one of our rehearsals ... Our repertoire extends from jazzy show tunes to haunting sacred music. Rehearsals are fun and you don’t need to be able to read music. Singing in a choir is all about blending voices: You do not have to be soloist standard; just be able to breathe and sing! Singing is great for your health and wellbeing and the team spirit and camaraderie of our friendly group will have you hooked in no time!’

Category Community Choirs
+ Letchworth City Chorus
VISITS (to Website)61
VIEWS (of Record)280
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a friendly and popular amateur chamber orchestra ... Performances take place each January and June, and we are always on the look out to grow our forces ... Can you help Letchworth Sinfonia? From putting up posters, to graphic design and social media, there are lots of ways you might be able to help us. Please visit our joining in page ...’

+ Letchworth Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of Record)186
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1968: ‘An amateur choir performing several times a year in local venues and abroad. The choir's repertoire ranges from major oratorio to smaller choral works, opera choruses and Gilbert & Sullivan ... We are a friendly non-auditioning choir open to all comers from whatever background who want and are able to sing. Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire with members living in Hertfordshire and the neighbouring counties of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, NHGS is one of the best-known and best-supported choral groups in the area with a membership of about 140 singers and an ever-growing reputation for high standards of music making’.

Category Choral Societies
+ North Herts Guild of Singers
VISITS (to Website)54
VIEWS (of Record)215
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded 1969 ... Our repertoire includes music in many styles, from Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary pieces composed by members of the choir. We also let our hair down with rousing renditions of lighter songs, traditional spirituals and popular standards. A friendly and light-hearted group covering a wide age range, we take our music making seriously but have fun doing it.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Orpheus Choir of North Hertfordshire
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of Record)355
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We draw our members from the surrounding areas of London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Essex ... We welcome enquiries from brass, woodwind and percussion players. Please call if you’re around Grade 6/7/8+ standard, have some ensemble experience, or otherwise feel you may be suited to a band that strives for a good standard of playing ... We operate a trial rehearsal system for those wishing to join – you attend two or three rehearsals and if you like us, we will probably like you!’ ... Over the years the Phoenix Concert Band has won awards at the National Concert Band Festival and perform concerts regularly – often in conjunction with charities and other community groups.‘

 

+ Phoenix Concert Band Radlett
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of Record)181

‘Established in 1961 ... contributing to the artistic and cultural life of Potters Bar and the surrounding area. With a repertoire ranging from Verdi to Gershwin, Mozart, Handel, JS Bach, Sir Arthur Sullivan and many other composers, the PBCS enjoy singing a wide variety of choral works, oratorio, part songs, opera and lighter music. Most importantly, the emphasis is on having fun!‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Potters Bar Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)58
VIEWS (of Record)174
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A local community singing group, and we have been entertaining audiences in the area for over twenty five years, raising thousands of pounds to support both local Hertfordshire and national charities ... It’s fair to say we have a mixed repertoire. We sing both secular and religious music, folk and traditional music, a capella and accompanied. We’re not big into show-music, but we crack out some pop music now and again.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Quorum Singers of St Albans
VISITS (to Website)27
VIEWS (of Record)55
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a friendly, mixed voice choir with a repertoire covering  traditional choral works, opera choruses, and modern compositions.  Singers with previous chorus experience and those with no experience at all are equally welcome.  Being able to sight read music is not essential.  Anyone interested is welcome to come along and join us, and give us a try ... Membership offers: * The chance to sing major choral works; * Three or four concerts a year, two with professional soloists and orchestra; * Singing workshops; * Joint concerts with local and foreign choirs; * Programme of non-singing social activities.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Radlett Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)59
VIEWS (of Record)90
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1974 ... We aim to be accessible, friendly and informal, but we do take seriously our desire to perform to the best of our ability ... We perform four concerts per year, in November, December, around Easter and in the summer.’ Open Rehearsals are ‘your chance to “have a go” and it's the time most new people join the choir. They happen in Autumn, Spring and Summer. While we hope most people will come back, there's no pressure to do so. If you decide to leave the choir at any time, please return all borrowed music straight away ... There are no auditions to join the choir, but we do expect people to be able to sing the same notes as the person next to them!’

+ Royston Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)78
VIEWS (of Record)149
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Choir from the Unsung Town ... Our aim is very simple, we are a fully inclusive choir that welcomes anyone of any age that has a connection to the community of South Oxhey ... As long as you live or work within the Three Rivers District, can make 80% of our rehearsals and be in your seat ready to start singing by 7pm each Tuesday, you could be singing as part of lots of exciting opportunities in the future! Fancy it? ... We sing a wide variety of music from popular classics to classical pop.’

Category Community Choirs
+ South Oxhey Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)61
VIEWS (of Record)126
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘One of the finest large choirs in Hertfordshire. Since our inaugural concert in 1924 we have performed a wide variety of major choral works ... We engage soloists and orchestras of the highest calibre but also have a tradition of engaging young singers, many of whom have since developed international careers. We are privileged to perform in the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, as we have since the inception of the choir ... We give three major concerts each season, in November, at Easter and in July, with two additional concerts every Christmas in aid of charity.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ St Albans Bach Choir
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of Record)97
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'St Albans Chamber Choir has been a major contributor to the musical life of the St Albans area and further afield for nearly 60 years, delighting audiences with music from the last six centuries and winning awards for its innovative programming ... Extensive repertoire and a cappella performances are the Choir’s hallmarks ... The Choir continues to explore new repertoire, often bringing its audience little known compositions ranging from modern performances of early works to new commissions from contemporary composers.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ St Albans Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)141
VIEWS (of Record)241
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘SACO was founded in 1987 ... to provide performing opportunities for the many talented singers living in the area, and to involve young people in performing and attending opera. The company has a good reputation for providing first class music theatre on a small budget and is virtually self-supporting. An annual production at the Abbey Theatre in the spring is supplemented with studio performances, concerts and workshops in a variety of unusual and attractive venues.’

 

Category Opera Companies
+ St Albans Chamber Opera
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of Record)221
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘One of the leading amateur choirs in Hertfordshire, singing to a high standard in beautiful concert venues around the city and surrounding area. With about 100 members, we perform up to five concerts a year, including one in St Albans Abbey, with superb professional soloists and the critically acclaimed Orchestra Nova, our regular performance partner ... The Choral Society gave its first performance in December 1944 and has sung a substantial part of the choral repertoire during its long history ... We are also well known for our contemporary repertoire ... Entry into the choir is by a voice test.’

Category Choral Societies
+ St Albans Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)62
VIEWS (of Record)151
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Its members include professionally trained musicians, teachers and music college students. The orchestra is developing into one of the UK’s leading non-professional ensembles. We present a full season of large-scale concerts in St Albans and the surrounding region. These include major symphonic repertoire, concertos with leading soloists, an annual New Year concert in St Albans Abbey, weekend workshops, and chamber orchestra programmes.'

+ St Albans Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of Record)264
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mixed voice choir with around 70 members of all ages and abilities. No audition is necessary to join our choir and we welcome anyone who wants to sing to come along and "give it a try" ... We pride ourselves on a varied and interesting musical repertoire ... We perform with both amateur and professional soloists using amateur/professional orchestras and bands for accompaniment ... The Choir is committed to outreach work and we try to work with different groups in the community each year.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Stevenage Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)90
VIEWS (of Record)190
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are a choir of about 70 members of ages ranging from 16 to 90. We sing a wide variety of music from Eva Cassidy to show tunes to Mozart ... and normally hold four concerts a year. There are no auditions necessary in order to join the choir and we welcome new members throughout the year. If you are thinking about joining then please come along to any rehearsal or to our new members' evening which is held annually.'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Stevenage Ladies Choir
VISITS (to Website)229
VIEWS (of Record)463
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A friendly amateur orchestra comprising musicians from across Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. We typically perform 3 concerts a year. The aims of the orchestra are to provide quality performances of classical music for local people, and to enhance the enjoyment and understanding of the music for its members.'

+ Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of Record)362
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We sing a wide variety of music, including popular songs, hymns, old favourites, songs from the shows, songs from the world of opera, and traditional male voice choir items. There are regular monthly concerts for charitable purposes and we have an active social programme which includes wives and girlfriends.'

 

+ Three Valleys Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of Record)326

‘Whilst the Society focuses principally on the main classical choral repertoire, from time to time it has commissioned new works. The Society also, on occasions, joins with other Choral Societies and Schools to perform major works, at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. The Society has an enviable local reputation for the consistently high quality of its concerts. Professional soloists are always engaged ... The weekly rehearsals ... are a well-balanced blend of discipline and informality: demanding, but enjoyable. There are three regular concerts a year: at Christmas, Easter and one in the Summer, with some additional events for special occasions.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Tring Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)37
VIEWS (of Record)85
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘This Hertfordshire based amateur chamber choir has performed a broad range of challenging repertoire to critical acclaim, from Palestrina to Poulenc and Scarlatti to Schoenberg.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Voix de Vivre
VISITS (to Website)73
VIEWS (of Record)153
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1902 and currently has over one hundred members ... The Choir performs the major oratorios with soloists and orchestras of national repute. We give concerts locally and occasionally in London.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Ware Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)93
VIEWS (of Record)394
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An award-winning society presenting a range of high-quality musicals, operettas, and concerts throughout the year. Our productions require chorus members, principal singers, dancers, a production team, backstage crew, front of house, make-up, props, and many others. We welcome any new members at all levels of experience and from all age groups. We stage one musical a year in March, a summer concert/review in July, and a cabaret in November. If you don't want to be in a production, then why not come along and be an audience member?‘

+ Ware Operatic
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of Record)223
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Watford Philharmonic Society was established by Sir Henry Wood (of BBC Proms fame) in 1935. Today we are one of the largest amateur societies in the UK combining choir and orchestra ... We perform 4 or 5 full-scale concerts each year, mainly at the Watford Colosseum. We also participate in a number of local events, often raising money for charities ... Our repertoire encompasses major choral and orchestral works both classical and modern.’

 

+ Watford Philharmonic
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of Record)190
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 2007: ‘Watford's Premier Orchestra performing large scale orchestral works ... We have close links with the Purcell School in Bushey and the Watford School of Music, giving our most talented local young musicians a platform to showcase their talents to the wider community’.

 

+ Watford Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)72
VIEWS (of Record)235
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An energetic student-led youth orchestra, founded in 2014 by its conductor and artistic director, Daniel Hogan. The orchestra has grown from a small chamber orchestra to a wealth of 100 regular members, with the talented musicians coming from local youth orchestras, the junior and senior conservatoires, and venturing from universities all over the country to come and play. Ever since, its aim has been to perform works considered incredibly ambitious and brave – pieces which therefore its members may not have had the chance to perform before.’

 

+ Watford Youth Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of Record)153

‘Our current repertoire includes songs from shows, spirituals, traditional English, Scottish and Irish pieces. We sing a number of songs in Welsh, maintaining a proud tradition harking back to the Choir's early days. We also include one or two numbers which may surprise!’

 

+ Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of Record)265
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Established 1921: ‘Today we put on around 4 concerts a year. We are open to all and welcome singers and musicians, as well as those who come to our concerts. Unusually we are both an orchestra and a choir, rehearsing separately but performing together’.

+ Welwyn Garden City Orchestra & Chorus
VISITS (to Website)121
Also indexedWelwyn Garden City Music Society
VIEWS (of Record)161
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A women's only Barbershop Chorus ... We are a lovely bunch of Ladies who love to sing for pleasure ... Welwyn Harmony is a group of enthusiastic singers who strive for personal excellence and a professional, polished performance. We are available for community or private performances, and are always keen to invite visitors to our rehearsal. If you are not sure what it's all about, why not come along one Tuesday and let us convince you!‘

+ Welwyn Harmony
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of Record)217
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We run a weekly Wednesday lunch time series Soundbites ourselves’ ... Heavenly Harmonies  are monthly ‘Short Choral Classics featuring well-loved classics of religious choral repertoire explored through word and song’ ... Our church is also used regularly for concerts by other organisations such as Hertford Choral Society, Hertford Symphony Orchestra and Hertfordshire Festival of Music.’

 

Category Churches
@ All Saints Hertford
VISITS (to Website)204
Also indexedSoundbites | Heavenly Harmonies
VIEWS (of Record)421
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We've a jam-packed summer season of FREE world-class live shows for you to enjoy at our BIG Bandstand in Cassiobury Park. We'll have a different band performing every Sunday from 2-4pm, playing everything from jazz to ukulele - and of course, lots of traditional brass bands too. The free live shows will continue right through the summer and into the early autumn.’

 

@ Cassiobury Park Watford
VISITS (to Website)71
VIEWS (of Record)164

'The Gordon Craig Theatre is a 501 Seat Venue, boasting a Large Backstage Area with ample storage space and workshop facilities ... The Concert Hall is a 1200 seat venue located on the ground floor of the Arts and leisure Centre and has played host to a variety of acts including Comedians, Live Music and Sporting Shows.'

@ Gordon Craig Theatre
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of Record)353

'The original part of the main building on South Road is the birthplace of Cecil Rhodes, financier, entrepreneur and founder of the De Beers diamond company ... Today, Rhodes is a vibrant entertainment venue with a refurbished auditorium, new conference rooms, a dance studio and a cafe/bar. It hosts a wide variety of shows, workshops, events and exhibitions.'

@ Rhodes Bishop's Stortford
VISITS (to Website)125
VIEWS (of Record)280

'Music has been integral to the liturgy and central to the life of the Cathedral for centuries. This strong musical tradition is continued today with a Cathedral Choir of boys and male lay-clerks, an Abbey Girls' Choir, parish and young people's choirs and an orchestra ... The revolutionary design of the Cathedral Organ and the inception of the International Organ Festival and Competition by Peter Hurford (then Master of the Music), raised the profile of choral and organ music at the Cathedral, and consolidated the worldwide reputation of the Cathedral's musical foundation.'

 

Category Cathedrals
@ St Albans Cathedral
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of Record)306
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'St Peter's is at the heart of Berkhamsted's thriving cultural scene and a leading supporter of the arts in the town. Our programme of musical events includes lunchtime recitals, organ recitals and evening concerts featuring both local artists and international soloists - all in the beautiful setting of our historic church.'

Category Churches
@ St Peter's Great Berkhamsted
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of Record)333
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Built in 1852, a buzzing arts space full of entertainment for everyone: Art Comedy Dance Film Families Music Theatre.’

@ The Old Town Hall
VISITS (to Website)217
VIEWS (of Record)308

'Waltham Abbey has a rich musical heritage dating back to the foundation of the monastery. One of England’s most famous composers, Thomas Tallis, was a young organist here when the foundation was dissolved. More recently it was the church where William Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the words of Charles Wesley’s Hark! The herald angels sing ... There are numerous concerts and recitals at the church. "Music for Lunch" is presented on many Saturdays through the year and is free of charge. Other concerts are given from time to time by the choir and the choristers, and the church also serves as a venue for other organisations seeking a wonderful place to make music.’ The organ now comprises a combination of a 1953 Walker instrument and a 2019 re-design, repair and rebuild by Mander Organs.

 

Category Greater Churches
@ Waltham Abbey Church
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of Record)388
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A 1,309 seat venue in the heart of Watford and is home to the best live music and entertainment outside London ... Watford’s premier concert venue is world renowned for its acoustic qualities ... The acoustics were analysed by an acoustics company in 2009, who reported that the size and "shoebox" shape of the hall, the flat floor, and the materials used in construction, allow for pleasant reverberation and good sound quality and clarity, such to make the hall among the best in Europe.’

 

@ Watford Colosseum
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of Record)391

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