Harpenden Choral Society aims to “Bring Choral Music to Life” and has an established reputation for high quality performances with professional soloists and orchestras. We give four concerts a year including a carol concert and hold an open workshop or ‘Come and Sing’ event once a year. Most of our concerts are in the Harpenden area.  Since our formation in 1975 the choir has grown from strength to strength and our repertoire now includes most of the major choral works as well as some lesser-known works and contemporary pieces.

We are also proud to support a range of local charities with performances and regular retiring collections at many of our concerts.


Events Calendar – 2018 – 2019


Sunday 16th December 2018, 3pm: Christmas Concert

St Albans Cathedral and Abbey
In aid of The Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted

We are delighted to support St Francis Hospice for a second consecutive year.  For more information: www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson


Tuesday 18 December 2018, 7.30pm: Christmas Concert

High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden AL5 2RU

Celebrate Peace at Christmas with traditional carols for choir and audience.  Join us for a magical evening, guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit.  It’s the perfect opportunity to bring friends and  family together. A retiring collection will be in held aid of local charity Youth Talk, a confidential counselling service that is committed to helping and supporting our young people.  www.youthtalk.org.uk

Conducted by John  Andrews

Ticket (including seasonal refreshments) £10 for adults and £3 for children.

For information and tickets contact: Box Office Manager, Tricia Beavis
T: 01582 419379
E: tickets@harpendenchoralsociety.org

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Saturday 9th February, 2019, 1pm: ‘Come and Sing’ Haydn’s Harmoniemesse

High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden AL5 2RU

Non members  most welcome.

If you enjoy singing and can read music, you are very welcome to join us for a rehearsal and scratch performance of Haydn’s last major work..

Registration 1 pm, rehearsal 1.30 to 5pm. Scores provided. Tickets £15 (full-time students £7.50) including afternoon tea.

Free public performance at 6pm.

For information and tickets contact: Box Office Manager, Tricia Beavis
T: 01582 419379
E: tickets@harpendenchoralsociety.org

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Saturday 30th March 2019: Concert (Handel Samson)

High St Methodist Church, Harpenden

Samson proved to be one of George Frederic Handel’s most popular oratorios during his lifetime, composed within weeks of Messiah and is considered to be one of his most dramatic works.

Conducted by John Andrews and accompanied by The King’s Sinfonietta


Dates for your diary 2019


Saturday 29th June 2019 – Summer Concert
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Rehearsals Start
Tuesday 10th September 2019 – Open Rehearsal
Saturday 16th November 2019 – Concert
Tuesday 17th December  2019 – Christmas Concert