Concerts at All Saints

Regular Concerts

We run a weekly Wednesday lunch time series Soundbites (details below) and a monthly Saturday morning Coffee Concert series Heavenly Harmonies (details below) ourselves. Our church is also used regularly for concerts by other organisations such as Hertford Choral Society, Hertford Symphony Orchestra and Hertfordshire Festival of Music


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Bring and Sing Messiah 1st December 18:30

Choir for Messiah 2013

All Saints invite you to join us as we begin the Advent journey towards Christmas Day with a performance of Part One of Messiah by Handel.

Hazel Ford (ex-Choral Scholar, Robinson College, Cambridge) Soprano
Sophie Timms (St Martin's Voices) Mezzo-Soprano
Matt Bernstein (St Martin's Voices) Baritone
Christopher Benham Organ
Choir of All Saints and Friends
Martin Penny Conductor.

6.30 pm on Sunday 1st December - Free Admission - Retiring Collection - All Welcome

If you would like to sing in the chorus then please read more about it and book a place.


Heavenly Harmonies

Coffee, Cake and Choral Classics

Heavenly Harmonies poster

Heavenly Harmonies is a monthly Saturday morning concert series, exploring well-loved classics of the sacred choral repertoire though word and song.

Refreshments from 10.45 with a 45-minute concert from 11.15 to 12.00 noon. Free Admission with Retiring Collection in aid of Church Funds.

Our December Concert, when we are joined by the choir of St Joseph's In The Park School, is based on aspect of Advent: Waiting, The Messenger (St John the Baptist) and Mary, Mother of God.

The programme is as follows:

 

IntroductionPeople look Eastarr. Ferguson
O come. O come EmmanuelHymn 32 (Descant: Noyce)
WaitingAdam lay y-boundenOrd
I look from afarPalestrina
Winter SongSnayder
The MessengerThis is the truth sent from aboveVaughan Williams
Fuit homo missus a DeoPalestrina
This is the record of JohnGibbons
MaryThe Angel Gabrielatt. Pettman
Virga JesseBruckner
A Maiden most gentlearr. Carter
ConclusionLo he comesHymn 31 (Descant: Robinson)
In the stillness of the nightBeamish

Each of the following concerts has an appropriate seasonal theme:

2020January 11th:The Wise Men
February 15th:Love and Mariage
March 7th:Lent and Passiontide
May 9th:VE 75 day
June 13th:Pentecost and Trinity
July 11th:Benedict
August TBAGuest Choir
Sept 12thNo Concert: Coffee Morning with stalls, Tower open and Herts & Beds Bike 'n Hike
Oct 10thCreation
Nov 14thTalents
Dec 5thMessengers

Please tell your friends and do come along yourselves. If you have a favourite seasonal piece please tell us and we will try to include it.


Soundbites

Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts

November Concert Poster

Soundbites, as its name suggests, combines a selection of soups, rolls, sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks available from 12:00 with a short (35-45 mins), unticketed, admission free concert at 1:00 pm. These concerts are run to contribute to the Music Development Fund, which supports our musical work with young people in the town. Concert series dates normally match school term-times.

Our 2019 Autumn Season runs from 11th September to 4th December.

Autumn Season 2019

Sept 11th
The Ellis Ensemble
Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano
 
Sept 18th
Daniel Garvin
Violin
Daniel is a young musician currently studying at the Purcell School. He will include music by Bach & Grieg in his programme
 
Sept 25th
Kate Allsop
Róza Bene
RecorderHarpsichord
Kate and Róza perform their 'London 1700' programme focussing on the music of French, Italian and English composers working in London during the 18th century when the recorder was enjoying huge popularity
Dieupart, Barsanti, Babell, Croft
 
Oct 2nd
Duo Fiammant
Antonio and Fiammetta De Innocentis
Guitar & Voice Duo
Antonio will perform a selection of solo guitar pieces and songs with his daughter Fiammetta.
 
Oct 9th
Julian Jacobsen & Mariko Brown
Piano Duo
Gershwin 2nd Rhapsody Ravel Suite "Mother Goose" & Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue,
 
Oct 16th
Courtyard Quartet
Vocal Ensemble
Introducing new soprano Gabriella Buckland, the Courtyard Quartet returns to Soundbites with 'Songs Down the Centuries', a programme of songs from every century since the 13th celebrating Hertford Museum's acquisition of a 13th century silver gilt coin brooch recently discovered near Hertford. Composers include Dowland, Handel, Walmisly and Vaughan Williams.
 
Oct 23rd
David Kirby
Lawrence Durkin
Christopher Benham
ClarinetCelloPiano
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor Op.114
 
Oct 30th
Jane Rose
Catherine Wild
Barbara Manning
FluteOboePiano
 
Nov 6th
Catherine Ennis
Organ
 
Nov 13th
Pegari Ensemble
Haydn Trio No.45 Schumann 
 
Nov 20th
David Zucchi
Inigo Mikeleiz Berrade
SaxophoneAccordion
David and Inigo are recent graduates of the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music. Their new collaboration of accordion and saxophone looks to expand the traditional associations of their instruments, and to explore and re-interpret works of standard repertoire, as well as explore new and uncharted territory. Individually, they have performed extensively in Europe and the U.K., and as a duo they made their international debut at the Vale de Cambra Music Festival in Portugal in April.
 
Nov 27th
Adrian Oldland
Piano
 
Dec 4th
Canon Brass
Festive Finale
 

We look forward to welcoming you to one or more of these concerts

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How to find us

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Information for Hirers

Our Hall is heavily used, but may have just the slot you need.

Find out more about the hall and look at the hall diary before making a provisional booking.

Can't find something?

Please email us office@allsaintshertford.org (office hours are 10-12 Tues and Sat) or contact Jo the Vicar on 01992 584899 or vicar@allsaintshertford.org.