Members of St Albans Choral Society handed out daffodils and leeks at their rehearsal to get in the mood for their forthcoming St David’s Day concert in aid of Grove House, which takes place at 4.30pm on Sunday 1 March at Marlborough Road Methodist Church.
The choir will perform anthems and motets including Ave verum corpus by William Byrd and Hear my prayer by Henry Purcell, as well as Spirituals from Sir Michael Tippett’s A Child of our Time.
With Richard Harvey at the organ, conductor George Vass will invite the audience to join in popular hymns including the Welsh compositions Guide me, oh thou great Redeemer and Love Divine, and Praise my soul the King of Heaven.
The Sunday afternoon concert is a new departure as part of this year’s celebrations of the Society’s 70th anniversary.
Tickets £10 (£1 children) in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care are available from SACS Ticket Line on 07884 231958 or online at allaboutstalbans.com, or at the door.