Registered Charity No. 1049352

Copyright 2022 Hardynge Choir

Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning


Making Music, The National Federation of Music Societies, represents and supports amateur and semi-professional music groups of all genres throughout the United Kingdom.


Making Music Eastern provides a link between Making Music and its members in this region, and covers the same area as the Arts Council England East (ACEE).


Sound and Music is the UK’s landmark organisation for new music and sound, bringing a vital art-form to more people.  www.soundandmusic.org

The PRS for Music Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music. www.prsformusicfoundation.com

Aeolian Singers joined with Hardynge Choir to sing Beethoven’s Mass in C in St Albans Abbey on 18 October 2014. Aeolian Singers is Hemel Hempstead's largest mixed voice chorus. www.aeoliansingers.org.uk

Radlett Choir (formerly known as Radlett Choral Society) was formed in 1954 and has developed into a choir of some 70 members, singing a wide range of music from all centuries and styles. Alexander Flood is the musical director of Radlett Choir.  www.radlettchoir.org.uk

St Albans Chamber Choir made its debut 50 years ago, and is delighting audiences with music from the last six centuries, and winning awards for its innovative programming.


St Albans Symphony Orchestra comprises professional and amateur musicians of a high standard from throughout Hertfordshire and beyond. The orchestra is developing into one of the UK's leading non-professional ensembles. www.saso.org.uk

Rufus Frowde, the Musical Director of The Hardynge Choir, is an active, versatile musician with strong links with Hertfordshire.  www.rufusfrowde.co.uk

Richard Hills was the Jazz Organist in our 2012 summer concert, Anything Goes, and has performed in several carol concerts, including our recent concert Love Came Down at Christmas. To see some great YouTube videos of his playing go to:


Sasha Johnson Manning, our Honorary President, has composed The Hardynge Seasons specially for the Hardynge Choir, and in 2017 Ring Out, Wild Bells.  She is well known as the composer of The Manchester Carols, a festive suite of new carols with words by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.



Mark Jordan is a busy and accomplished musician working in and around London and Oxford. He was Hardynge Choir’s Interim Music Director for two terms prior to Rufus Frowde’s appointment. www.markjordan.me.uk

Herts Young Homeless has a variety of FREE services open to all 16–24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. They can provide information and support, as well as emergency accommodation through their Nightstop Herts scheme. The Hardynge Choir supported Herts Young Homeless with the Wynter Wakeneth concert in December 2019.


Young Carers in Herts. This local charity helps young carers who work with children, young people and their families, in order to help them find support. The Hardynge Choir supported Young Carers in Herts with the Love Came Down at Christmas concert in December 2021. www.carersinherts.org.uk/how-we-can-help/young-carers

Classical Events promote your classical music concerts for free.


Creative Hertfordshire - the online network for the arts & creative community in Hertfordshire.


gerontius, the dream site for choirs and lovers of choral music. On the gerontius site you will find searchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, and other choral music resources.


Phillip Tolley's ConcertFinder - An online diary of choral music concerts.


Connecting Harpenden is an informal Community Signposting group set up to enable anyone to find out what is available in Harpenden.