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Join us for a concert full of festive joy – SOLD OUT

7.00pm Saturday, 16th December, St Mary’s Church, Henley

Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas mood, the first half of the concert includes a wonderful collection of much-loved carols.

The Henley Youth Choirs’ repertoire includes the evocative modal harmonies of the Solstice Carol, the gentle Mary Did You Know, and the joyful Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day. The humorous Sheep Sheep Sheep promises to bring a smile to your face, and a couple of Christmas pop numbers will raise the roof!

The second half features Parts 1 and 6 of J S Bach’s popular Christmas Oratorio, one of the choral masterpieces of the Baroque era. With a star cast of young professional soloists and ensemble musicians, Henley Choral Society will be performing Part 1 for Christmas Day – describing the Birth of Jesus, and Part 6 for Epiphany – bringing the adoration of the Magi gloriously to life.

“One of the best pieces of Christmas classical music ever” BBC Music Magazine

Do book early as our ever-popular concert, complete with audience carols and mince pies, is usually sold out. We will be collecting for Riverside Counselling Service.

Please note the start time.




Saturday 14th October, Henley Town Hall


What an absolutely amazing event this was!  Over 300 adults and children joined us to sing at the two events on the day AND you raised over £1,000 for Riverside Counselling.

Report and pictures here.


New singers wanted!

Mondays at 7.30pm during term times, d:two, 55 Market Place, Henley on Thames RG9 2AA


Rehearsals take place on  Mondays at 7.30, d:two, Market Place, Henley.  There are no auditions. Come to a  free, friendly rehearsal and discover or re-discover the joy of singing with a big chorus. Tenors and basses especially welcome but we have vacancies in all sections.

The programme for the spring term 2024 is exceptionally stirring and moving: Vaughan-Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem, Elgar Spirit of England and Finzi Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice.

See Join pages, or call Wendy Hawkins, Membership Secretary on 01491 576929 or simply come along on a Monday in term time. You will be sure of a warm welcome.

You can get a flavour of Henley Choral Society, including repertoire, workshops and past concerts from looking through the website. We look forward to seeing you soon.

A selection of past concerts