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
Choir members spent the autumn term rehearsing via Zoom and staged two successful At Home concerts. In November we 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. A recording of one of the choruses can be found under About/Listen. Then at the end of term we were joined by friends and family members for a wonderful Christmas concert and this time we produced a virtual recording of Away in a Manger, in a less familiar version. This is also available on About>Listen or you can hear it by following this link
During the spring term we sang the Mozart Coronation Mass, Haydn's Te Deum and the Durante Magnificat, the last wonderful piece being new to many of us. We enjoyed a singthrough of all the music at our last rehearsal of the term.
Over the summer we shall be learning Madrigals, Partsongs and Great Cathedral Anthems, with another virtual recording hopefully to come.