Great Haseley In Memoriam – Sat 17th Sept

Looking forward to a special concert in memory of The Queen. A truly remarkable woman, dedicated to a life of service, a mother, grand-mother and an inspiration to many all over the world.

The music has been specially selected to pay tribute, with pieces from her coronation and a collection of beautifully moving anthems, motets, psalms and even The Beatles!

For those that can’t make it to London we hope you can join us to reflect on and celebrate a long and special life.

Open Rehearsal – Tues 6th Sept

THANK-YOU to those who joined us. It was great to see such a turn out and we look forward to singing with you.

Fancy singing with us? All voices welcome. Pop along to our open rehearsal on Tues 6th Sept. We’ll be singing Haydn’s Creation ready for the St Cecilia Concert in the Abbey and starting on Christmas with Ceremony of Carols in December. Email for more info or just pop along on the night. Rehearsal starts 8pm at Fleetville Junior School, Hatfield Rd, AL1 4LW.

Come and Sing – Haydn’s Creation

Sunday 19 June 2-5pm, Homewood Road URC, St Albans, AL1 4BH

The St Cecilia Festival Society combines four choirs from the St Albans area – St Albans Chamber Choir, Aeolian Singers, Hardynge Choir and Radlett Choir – with St Albans Symphony Orchestra

We come together every two years to perform a major choral work in St Albans Abbey.

On October 15th we will perform Haydn’s Creation

Come and sing this amazing piece with us in a free workshop, led by our conductor, John Gibbons. Music and refreshments provided.

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SACC on the road

At the invitation of the Canon Precentor, a former member of SACC, a small group of choir members travelled to Derby on 25 September 2021 to give a lunchtime recital in the beautiful cathedral.

Our programme was as follows:

BrucknerLocus Iste
PalestrinaSicut cervus
Giovanni GabrieliJubilate Deo
RachmaninoffBogoroditsye Dyevo
Orlando de LassusAve verum corpus
VictoriaO quam gloriosum

and we also sang a couple of lighter encores.

Independence Day: Saturday 4th July 2015

Next Concert – Saturday 4 July 7.00pm

St Paul’s Church
St Albans

St Albans Chamber Choir are celebrating American Independence Day, with an evening of jazzy pieces from both sides of the Atlantic.

Perhaps the most familiar of these will be the arrangements of some of George Gershwin’s most famous songs from the 1930’s, I got Rhythm from the Broadway musical Girl Crazy (1930), and Summertime and It ain’t necessarily so from his opera Porgy and Bess (1934).

The influence of jazz was felt beyond America and many European composers were soon incorporating jazz harmonies and rhythms into their own work. This could not be more apparent than in the spectacular symphonic jazz piece, The Rio Grande (1927) by the British composer, Constant Lambert (1905 – 1951), a setting of a poem by Sacheverell Sitwell. This exuberant piece was to become and remains Lambert’s best-known work.

The programme also features the little-known work, The Jumblies by the American Broadway composer F.J. Brown (1925 – 2008), known as Jim Brown to his friends and family. This setting of Edward Lear’s famous poem shows the composer’s love of rhythmic dance music and the sounds of a jazz band.

The Chamber Choir will also perform Songs of Love by their current president, British composer, Will Todd, who has written many jazz-influenced works. The most famous of these is undoubtedly Mass in Blue, which the Choir have performed twice in St Albans to great acclaim.

Please note the earlier than usual start time of 7pm.