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HCS brings free classical music concert to Mill Meadows in Henley, Sat 19th Sept, 2.30pm – ALL WELCOME!

At last! A live classical music concert for everyone who has missed live performances so much during lockdown. Henley Choral Society has organised a FREE orchestral concert to take place on Saturday 19th September 2.30pm at Mill Meadows, at the bandstand. The Orpheus Sinfonia under conductor Thomas Carroll will be playing a selection of classical… Read more »

Watch the video about HCS singing in lock down – a ‘Pastime with good company’

Having not met since lock down, our amazing Musical Director Peter Asprey has kept us engaged, amused and singing virtually with a wide range of musical activities from usual vocal technique work, to guest interviews with professional singers, to learning new pieces. From a social point of view, the season concluded with a challenging quiz… 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 »

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 »