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.
Three or four concerts are given each year, usually with professional orchestras