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  • Tickets on sale for our June 2024 concert
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 8 May 2024
    Tickets are now on sale for St Albans Choral Society's June 2024 concert.  We are excited to present a programme of choral and organ music to celebrate St Alban’s Day, with the inaugural concert at St Peter’s Church, following its major refurbishment. 

    Assistant conductor Naomi Jones will leads] the choir in a variety of works – Mendelssohn’s ever-popular extended anthem Hear my Prayer, Grieg’s achingly beautiful Ave Maris Stella and Rossini’s dramatic O Salutaris Hostia.
    The choir will also premiere a specially commissioned setting of the Ave Verum Corpus from BBC prize-winning composer Sarah Frances Jenkins and will complete the programme with popular American/Scandinavian composer Morten Lauridsen’s rich and intensely moving Lux Aeterna – a non-liturgical Requiem.
    St Albans Choral Society will be joined by outstanding young Cornish soprano Lucy Mitten and organist Richard Harvey, in his final concert as the long-standing accompanist of the choir. Richard is afforded the opportunity to shine in César Franck’s Chorale in A minor, the Belgian composer’s final masterpiece.
  • April 2024 Concert
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 13 Apr 2024
    Thank you to all those who supported us at our our spring concert on Saturday 13 April.  Under our Music Director George Vass, we had an amazing evening performing a programme of sacred and secular music in the Chapel of St George’s School, Harpenden. 

    Joined by a trio of outstanding young soloists, Danni O’Neill (soprano), Angharad Rowlands (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Butler (baritone) and accompanied by Orchestra Nova, the concert's headline piece was Vivaldi's magnificent Gloria in D Major.  The programme also featured Gerald Finzi’s deeply moving cantata ‘In terra pax’. 

    Reflecting its commitment to performing works by living composers, the Choir also performed James Francis Brown’s three exultant and uplifting psalm settings, ‘The Heavens and the Heart’, commissioned by St Albans Choral Society, and a recent work by Cecilia McDowall, the Choir’s composer-in-association. 

    Our next concert is on Saturday 22 June 2o24 - please see our Concerts page for details.
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