Celebrate the season in style with this programme of festive music from 16th and 17th century masters, performed by 21st century experts – Saturday 7 December, St Saviour’s Church, 7.30pm
In his delightful Weihnachtshistorie, the German composer Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) brilliantly combines Lutheran fervour with Italianate recitative to create one of the first oratorios, for which the Chamber Choir is joined by the
internationally renowned tenor Rogers Covey-Crump (Evangelist) and the period instrument ensemble His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, whose players are among the best in Early Music today.
Full details on the Concerts page
Will Todd has posted this comment on his website, following Saturday’s triumphant performance of his Mass in Blue:
‘Thank you St Albans Chamber Choir – you sang Mass in Blue brilliantly last night. And you had a wonderful, appreciative audience too.’
The Choir would like to thank Will, Bethany Halliday and the Will Todd Ensemble for their part in a wonderful concert.
Our last performance in 2011 of Will Todd’s Mass in Blue was a sell-out, so here’s another chance to enjoy this joyous jazz-inspired setting of the Mass, this time in the big band version. Add Gershwin’s I’ve got Rhythm and Bernstein’s thrilling Chichester Psalms for an evening of toe-tapping delight! Full details under Concerts.
This Saturday 19 January 2013, at St Peter’s Church, St Albans, don’t miss the chance to hear George Lloyd’s underrated but remarkable Requiem, together with Britten’s extraordinary cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, when St Albans Chamber Choir celebrates the centenary of the births of these two great British composers. The programme also includes Vaughan Williams’s haunting song cycle On Wenlock Edge, with Michael Solomon Williams. See Concerts for full details
The World is Burning, our next concert on Saturday 24 November 2012 in St Saviour’s Church, features John Tavener’s work of the same name, an emotionally-charged journey from darkness to light. Join us for a feast of choral music on this exciting theme, including Bach, Mahler and Samuel Barber – for full details, see Concerts.
Saturday 22 September 2012 – St Saviour’s Church 7.30pm
A Night with the Birds
Join us for an exciting evening of music inspired by birds of every feather, from the naughty Missa entre vous filles by Lassus, to Jonathan Dove’s exciting setting of Who killed Cock Robin, taking in madrigals by Vautor, Bartlet, Janequin and Arcadelt, and Stanford’s The blue bird and Vaughan Williams’s The turtle dove along the way. The acclaimed Anglo-Russian pianist and composer Alissa Firsova will be playing two bird-themed solos by Messiaen, Le Merle bleu (from Catalogue d’Oiseaux) and La Colombe, and Balakirev‘s The Skylark.