NORTH HERTS GUILD OF SINGERS
The North Herts Guild of Singers is a happy and successful choir which has been going strong for more than 50 years. Based in Hitchin, we are one of the best-known and best-supported choirs in the area.
SINGING AT HOME
While unable to meet in person, we completed a full season of virtual rehearsals over Zoom, plus a few weeks from last season too. During the summer of 2021 choir members rehearsed a selection of madrigals, partsongs and great cathedral anthems, and made a new virtual recording which is now available under About/Listen, along with two from last year; one of these was made in the autumn term, when the choir performed Joseph Haydn’s oratorio ‘The Creation’ to pre-recorded learning tracks created by professional singers just for us, with music laid down on piano by our accompanist Colin Spinks. Then at the end of term we were joined by friends and family members for a wonderful Christmas concert and produced a virtual recording of a popular carol in a less familiar version.
During the spring term we sang the Mozart Coronation Mass, Haydn's Te Deum and the Durante Magnificat, and enjoyed a sing-through of all the music at our last rehearsal of the term.