What we sing!
Our extensive repertoire includes most of the choral classics right back from from the baroque period through to the present day. Composers range from Jan Dismas Zelenka through to Eric Whitacre. We are always open to new challenges!
Why we sing!
Music is an important part of our lives. We believe that singing is not only good for the mind but also our physical well-being; it is, moreover, a social activity. We look forward to our rehearsals, post concert parties, concert trips abroad including partners and even, for instance, the annual May Day madrigals sung from the top of the tower of St Peter’s Church in Berkhamsted at 6:30 in the morning!
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Our Musical Director .. Calum Zuckert
Calum initially read music at Durham University, while receiving conducting lessons at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Following this, he completed the Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at King’s College, Cambridge. Both places offered opportunity to conduct a wide range of music, including a host of symphonies, 5 operas, and any number of choral concerts. In 2009, he founded the Edinburgh Incidental Orchestra, which has provided some of the highest quality music-making opportunities to young musicians across Scotland.
Calum is now in demand as a choral conductor and choir trainer, working with a number of community choirs, as well as on freelance and education projects. This he couples with his work as a Minor Canon of St Albans Cathedral, where he has worked since 2021. In his spare time, he enjoys going to concerts, cooking, and socialising.
Our founder Musical Director .. Adrian Davis
Adrian hails from Wiltshire and studied composition and organ at the Guildhall School of Music. For most of his life he has been involved in music education, first as the Director of Music in a Grammar School and Parish Church in Torquay in Devon and later, for twenty-four years, at Berkhamsted School. Founder of the Chiltern Chamber Choir in 1976, since 1997 he has been Director of Music at St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted, and the Director of Bridgewater Sinfonia since its foundation as the Bridgewater Band in 1998.