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 have over 140 members and generally put on four concerts a year. We are one of the best known and best supported choral groups in the area, with a reputation for high standards of music-making.
Our repertoire is wide, from major choral works to smaller, less familiar works, including some contemporary ones. We are able to perform alongside high quality musicians, frequently using professional orchestras. Our carefully selected soloists are a joy to sing with.
The choir has been on tour regularly (usually every couple of years) and places we have visited include Malta, Spain, France, Germany and Belgium. We have social events when we can, and occasional 'Bring and Sings' and Workshops.
Places where we have sung over the years include St Mary's Church Hitchin, The Royal Albert Hall, the Minstrels' Gallery in Knebworth House (only some of us - we are a big choir!), Ghent Cathedral, the Lister Hospital, The Gordon Craig Theatre, St Albans Abbey and the Menin Gate at Ypres.
We are extremely lucky with our highly talented professionals, Harry Bradford and Colin Spinks. They ensure we get the very best out of our Thursday night rehearsals and that our concerts are of the highest standard possible.
We welcome new members and aim to be as inclusive as possible. Please take a look at the Join Us page if you are thinking you might like to sing with us.
Photo credits: John Chamberlain, Greg Covington, Roger Lambrette, Dave Tinney, Andrew Wilkins and others - thank you.