Registered Charity No. 1049352

Copyright 2014 Hardynge Choir

Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning

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Hardynge is the ancient name for Harpenden, dating from when it was a farming hamlet growing wheat for the nearby manor of Wheathampstead. The choir's name and logo symbolise these enduring connections.

The Hardynge Choir started in 1966 and continues to provide a challenging outlet for singers wishing to perform mostly the mainstream Choral Society repertoire. The choir currently has 70 to 80 members.  

There are no formal individual auditions for entry or ongoing membership.  We believe that singing should be taken seriously and worked at hard, but above all it should be fun and open to as many people as possible.

At least four concerts are given each year, usually with professional orchestras and soloists.

Bring and Sing - Mozart Requiem

On Saturday 17 May 2104 The Hardynge Choir and many guests, including singers from other choirs, enjoyed rehearsing Mozart’s Requiem during the afternoon, and then giving a complete performance in the early evening, at the High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden.  The workshop and performance was directed by Rufus Frowde, and very ably accompanied by Matthew Woodward. We were delighted to be joined by four superb soloists: Jenny Bacon, Soprano; Phillida Bannister, Contralto; Graham Neal, Tenor and David Hansford, Bass.  The Hardynge Choir entertained all the guests with refreshments between the workshop and the performance .