St Albans Choral Society gave its first performance in December 1944 and has sung a huge part of the choral repertoire during its long history, including Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Carl Orff, Schubert, Verdi and Vivaldi.
We enjoy the strong leadership of our musical director, George Vass, and our accompanist, Richard Harvey.
Currently numbering nearly one hundred members, the choir regularly performs concerts at St Albans Abbey and other venues throughout the city and the surrounding area.
In recent seasons we have introduced several contemporary works into our concert programmes, and have enjoyed a special relationship with Cecilia McDowall who, as the choir's first ever composer-in-association, fulfilled a major and universally acclaimed commission, a setting of the Stabat Mater, for our Diamond Jubilee concert in October 2004.
The choir is very fortunate to have the services of the critically acclaimed Orchestra Nova as its accompanying ensemble and is renowned for its choice of outstanding vocal and instrumental talent. The President of St Albans Choral Society is The Worshipful Mayor of St Albans.
If you enjoy singing, have a reasonable voice and like a musical challenge, why not come along and join us? We rehearse on Thursday evenings from September until June. You will be sure of a friendly welcome and an uplifting musical experience from our inspired music director.
Please contact the Membership Secretary on 01727 850251 or email Membership for further details.
St Albans Choral Society is a Registered Charity No: 287882, and is affiliated to Making Music - the National Federation of Music Societies.