The Choir

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Please note that, due to the COVID-19 situation, all our normal rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice.

In the meantime listen to what we have been doing during lockdown by clicking here. This is the wonderful setting, for double choir, of Psalm 100 by Heinrich Schütz.

Also we have just completed our first recording of the beautiful and very popular Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré – listen here.

And now the second attempt at a recording of Mendelssohn’s lovely setting of the prayer Verleih uns Frieden – we sing this in English – here.

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Welcome to the Aeolian Singers. The choir, based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, is a mixed voice, non-audition choir with currently about 40 members.

We have a very wide repertoire, ranging from Renaissance to contemporary music, and have given several first performances. We also have a tradition of community and youth involvement.

The choir was established in 1963, and the President of the Aeolian Singers, until his death in 2017, was Peter Skellern.

We usually have 3 concerts a year. Repertoire is both classical and modern. Concert venues are usually in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, where we can be accompanied by a variety of instruments including piano, organ, harp or small orchestra. Occasionally we join forces with other choirs, for example The Hardynge Choir of Harpenden, to allow us to perform larger scale works.

We also undertake other performances such as the Age UK Concert and singing Christmas carols in the town. We have had exchange visits with choirs in France and Germany.

The Music Director is Stephen Jones.