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Henley Youth Choirs wow with World Premiere

The Junior and Senior Henley Youth Choirs had an amazing end of term Summer Showcase and farewell concert for Musical Director Jessica Norton including the world premiere of a new work on the environment by contemporary composer Amy Bryce – with the composer herself in attendance! I Will Tell Them was written by Amy Bryce… Read more »

Come and sing with us – starting Monday September 6th

Tentatively, and knowing it all may change, we are making exciting plans for the new Season starting September 6th 2021. Coming up we have: Monday Sept 6th 7.30pm: Return to rehearsals, d:two, 55 Market Place, Henley on Thames RG9 2AA Your chance to come back to singing. There are no auditions. Join us for a… Read more »

Join us to sing Spring programme ‘Around the World in 40 minutes’

At a time when few people are going anywhere then come travel with us though our gorgeous Spring programme ‘Around the World in 40 Minutes’ everything from Rachmaninov to Duke Ellington. We are all still rehearsing for 90 minutes on zoom every Monday 7.30pm with the wonderful Peter Asprey and loving it. Join us! In… Read more »

Video, photos and recordings of HCS from the exceptional year that was 2020

Throughout the periods of lockdown and restrictions in 2020 Henley Choral Society, and our Youth Choirs, continued to sing and rehearse online, and also record and perform. Chairman of Henley Choral Society Tim Wilson explains: ‘Once coronavirus kicked in and the lockdown began in March 2020, Musical Director Peter Asprey provided a fantastic programme to… Read more »

Watch our special Christmas video & hear Henley Youth Choirs Christmas radio performances

We are delighted that so many people have viewed our special ‘A Christmas Carol for Henley-on-Thames’ video here HCS A Christmas Carol 2020 In addition, our Youth Choirs featured in two BBC Radio Carol Services this Christmas. They were asked to record two Christmas songs to be part of the BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC… 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 »