The Hepton Singers, directed by Alison West, is a chamber choir based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The choir performs varied programmes of mainly a capella music from the 16th Century to the present day. The Hepton Singers has a strong local following, performing regularly in Heptonstall Parish Church as well as other venues across the north of England.

The 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. Most recently, the choir took part in a European-funded project called SOL/Grundtvig, which also involved eight other choirs. The project ran from October 2013 to May 2015.

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

Hepton Singers at Heptonstall Church 2013

Photograph: Julia Brown

Photograph: Gavin Parry