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HCS are singing at Christmas come what may

Back in lockdown and live rehearsals have come to a halt for now. But we are still meeting on Zoom and our superb and pro-active committee and Musical Director Peter have come up with some brilliant ideas to keep ourselves and our community entertained and enjoying music this Christmas. Our Zoom rehearsals will include special… Read more »

HCS mixing live and online rehearsals – and you can join us

In a first for HCS, Monday September 28th saw the first combined live and online rehearsal. HCS members who were happy to meet at d:two were able to do so under strict conditions of small groups, social distancing and sanitising and hygiene measures. Those who wanted to continue to join online via Zoom were able… Read more »

Classical music concert on Mill Meadows a great success!

Glorious late summer weather, a wonderful orchestra, thrilling programme and an incredibly enthusiastic and appreciative audience made the Orpheus Sinfonia concert presented by Henley Choral Society on Saturday 19th September a great success. Conductor Thomas Carroll introduced each piece with a witty anecdote or observation, violinist Anna Roder shone in her rendition and direction of… Read more »

Henley Youth Choir Online Sessions are a Hit with Singers

Henley Youth Choir members couldn’t wait to get back to rehearsals which started with the Junior and Senior Youth Choirs meeting at their usual rehearsal times on Thursdays online via Zoom, rather than in person at d:two. Jessica Norton, Musical Director of HYC said, “We have taken the decision that, certainly for the first half… Read more »

Watch the video about HCS singing in lock down – and join us

Having not met since lock down in March, our amazing Musical Director Peter Asprey has kept us engaged, amused and singing online on Zoom with a wide range of musical activities from usual vocal technique work, to guest interviews with professional singers, to learning new pieces. Last term’s online rehearsals culminated in recording ‘Pastime with… Read more »

Check out Youth Choirs virtual Summer performance – and join them this Autumn!

The youth choirs put on a fab virtual Summer concert via Zoom recently. You can check out a video clip here and listen to the whole concert here Huge thanks to Youth Choirs Musical Director Jessica Norton for her brilliant work, to everyone who volunteers to support HYC and above all, of course, to all… Read more »

Henley Youth Choir’s Virtual Summer Performance is on Thursday 2nd July at 6pm via zoom – and YOU are invited!

Musical Director of Henley Youth Choir, Jessica Norton invites you to attend Henley Youth Choir’s Virtual Summer Performance on Thursday 2nd July at 6pm via zoom. HYC Juniors and Seniors have been having lots of fun online this term, learning and recording their parts for some lovely songs that Jess will present to you. Some… Read more »

Henley Youth Choirs are holding virtual rehearsals online – and you can join them!

The Henley Youth Choir were looking forward to working towards a performance at the Henley Festival Family Day in July.  However, as rehearsals could not continue due to the Government lockdown, the Committee and Musical Director, Jessica Norton, decided that it would be great to keep everyone singing and keep everyone’s spirits up! So, not… Read more »

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 »