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Copyright 2021 Hardynge Choir

Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning

About Us

Photograph by Brian Cooke ARPS, AFIAP

The Hardynge Choir started as an evening class, but now provides a challenging outlet for singers wishing to perform mostly the mainstream Choral Society repertoire. At least four concerts are given each year, usually with professional orchestras and soloists.

Rufus Frowde joined us as Music Director in May 2011, and The Hardynge Choir celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2006.

The Hardynge Choir has been a member of the St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society for many years, and has enjoyed the opportunities to sing large scale works in St Albans Cathedral.

Although unusual among successful large choirs, there are no formal individual auditions for entry or ongoing membership. We believe that singing should be taken seriously with commitment and effort, but above all it should be fun and open to as many people as possible. The Hardynge Choir is proud of its more inclusive approach to membership, which goes back many years, and regards it as a considerable strength.  Currently the choir has 70 to 80 members.

If you’d like to join us please telephone Primrose Watts, Membership Secretary, on 01582 460092, or email membership@hardyngechoir.org.

The Hardynge Choir is grateful to the Williams Church Music Trust for generous financial help, and for the support of many valued programme advertisers.