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HCS cannot meet in person – but the singing continues online

Like all singing groups and choral societies we cannot meet at the moment but that doesn’t mean to say that our tradition of singing and enjoying choral music together has to stop. Our Musical Director, Peter Asprey has organised a brilliant series of weekly sessions on zoom, with over two thirds of members tuning in…. Read more »

Please join us for Come & Sing! Handel Messiah – 19th Jan 2019

We are hosting a Come & Sing Handel Messiah event on Saturday 19th Jan 2019. At Christ Church Centre, Reading Road, Henley-On-Thames. The workshop will be led by talented HCS Musical Director – Peter Asprey All welcome – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass parts. Tickets are available now for only £10 (£15 on the door)… Read more »

New Musical Director for Henley Youth Choir – Jessica Norton

Jessica Norton has been selected to replace Peter Asprey as Henley Youth Choir’s musical director.  Peter will still continue to be Henley Choral Society’s  Musical Director. Jessica’s first rehearsal with the Youth Choir will be on Thursday 13th September,  See here for details and registration She said “Hello and welcome to Henley Youth Choir! I… Read more »

Choral society’s summer concert has a transatlantic flavour

A FEAST of music from both sides of the pond is in store at Henley Choral Society’s annual summer concert next Saturday (June 30). The Christ Church Centre in Reading Road is the venue for “A Garland of Song — British and American Music for a Summer’s Evening”, which starts at 7.30pm. A spokesman for… Read more »

Composer can’t wait to hear her anthem sung

Cecilia McDowall,  the composer of the peace anthem, Ave Maris Stella, written in the wake of the September 11 attacks will be at St Mary’s, Saturday 10th March, to hear it sung. The choir is in concert with Mozart’s Requiem the main work due to be performed. Please read the full report in The Henley… Read more »

HCS Members Workshop Saturday 18th November 9.30pm – 12.30pm with KEN BURTON!

WORKSHOP for HCS members only With Ken Burton, conductor, composer, performer and presenter Well known for his performances in concert halls and television in the UK and around the world.  Especially  one of the judges for Channel 4’s Gospel Singers Of The Year, BBC Songs Of Praise School Choir Of The Year, and was one… Read more »

Men’s Singing Workshop (open to all)

Saturday 6th May 2017 9:30 am at d:two, Henley Baptist Church RG9 2AA Calling all men  DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER? DO YOU WONDER IF YOU CAN SING? TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. HAVE FUN SINGING   Come and enjoy a FREE singing session with the men of Henley Choral Society. Sam Evans, a tried and… Read more »

Conductor’s instincts made for a most satisfying festive concert

Review of HCS and HYC 2016 Christmas Concerts with Daniel Moult and Onyx Brass Peter Asprey proved outstanding in the handling of his resources. Clearly endowed with the gift of performance, he was able, in the moment, not only to sculpt the overall shape of each of the works but to bring out the musical… Read more »