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Donate, retain or refund – information for ticket holders for concert scheduled Mar 28th.

This is an update to the situation regarding our concert scheduled for Mar 28th. As you can imagine, there is significant cost involved in cancelling this concert. Professional soloists, orchestra and musicians were already booked. As freelance musicians, their livelihoods are facing massive disruption so we feel strongly that they should be supported. In addition,... Read more »

Coronavirus – Spring Concert postponed. All rehearsals for HCS and HYC and the performance on 26th March are off until further notice.

The well-being and health of all our choir members and supporters is of paramount importance to us. Therefore taking into account their best interests we are sorry to announce that following the new Government guidelines issued on Monday 16th March 2020 we are cancelling all rehearsals until further notice. We are also postponing our Spring… Read more »

HYC members Ellie and Josh say goodbye and ‘thank you’

Henley Youth Choirs hope to foster a life-long love of the joy of singing together. Recently, we’ve received heart-warming messages from young people that have been singing with HYC on what they feel they have got from the experience. Ellie said: “I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you!! If Henley Youth Choir had… Read more »

Brilliant workshop by Emily Dickens helps HCS prepare for Spring Concert on Saturday 28th March

Soprano and singing teacher Emily Dickens, now living locally in Caversham, gave a singing Workshop for HCS on Saturday 29th February as part of the preparation for the Spring Concert on Saturday 28th of March. Emily commented: “I had a brilliant morning directing HCS in a workshop on Haydn, Gibbons, Allegri, a cappella skills, vocal… Read more »

Tenors and basses – make 2020 the year you come back to singing

Tenors and basses come and join us for 2020! Many members of the Tenor and Bass sections have sung in school, university or church choirs and relish the joy of coming back to singing. There are NO AUDITIONS and room for all voices. An ability to read music is useful but not essential – all… Read more »

‘Choir wants us all to Come and Sing’

The Henley Standard  – 24th December 2018 FRESH from the success of its Christmas concerts, Henley Choral Society is inviting music-lovers to come and sing Handel’s Messiah next month. The workshop event takes place on Saturday, January 19, at the Christ Church Centre in Reading Road and everyone is welcome. The choir’s musical director Peter… Read more »

Henley makes sweet music with twin town

The Henley Choral society enjoyed a wonderful reception when they performed a May day concert in Falaise, Henley’s French twin town, last weekend. Sixty members of the choir, led by Musical director, Peter Asprey travelled to Normandy to perform with local Falaise choir, L’Interlude, led by Musical director, Nathalie Royer. There was a packed audience… Read more »

NEW TERM STARTS – Monday 8th January

Happy New Year! Rehearsals start on Monday 8th January at d:two. Junior section – 5.30pm- 6.15pm Senior Choir – 6.15pm – 7pm Choral Society – 7.30pm  -9.30pm

Brace of Choral Spectaculars were worthy of a Victorian Christmas

Read John Burleigh’s review of the Christmas Concerts in the Henley Standard Henley Choral Society Christmas concerts | St Mary’s Church, Henley | Saturday December 9 WHEN one thinks of the great English tradition of choral singing the immediate reaction is usually to dwell on the magnificence of the northern massed choirs of Victorian times… Read more »