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The Hepton Singers is a chamber choir based in the heart of the Pennines in northern England regularly performing varied programmes of mainly a capella music from the 16th Century to the present day.

The 30-strong choir also tours nationally and internationally, usually through exchanges with similar ensembles.

In 2011 the choir welcomed visiting choirs Ars Nova Sacra and Le Vezzose from Budapest. In July 2012 the Hepton Singers returned to Hungary, having last performed there in 2005.

The Hepton Singers is directed by Alison West who for the past 10 years co-directed with Roger Scaife. The choir has a strong local following and performs about four times a year with the principal concert each year in Heptonstall Parish Church in late June or early July.

Here’s a video of The Hepton Singers, conducted by our director Alison West, singing Britten’s Chorale from an Old French Carol and Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus.

Hepton Singers at Heptonstall Church 2013Photograph: Julia Brown

 

Photograph: Gavin Parry