Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee this Saturday 4 February 2012

Our Queen came to the throne almost exactly sixty years ago to the date of this concert, on 6 February 1952, and 2012 sees the celebrations of her Diamond Jubilee.  Some of the music from her splendid coronation features in this programme, contrasted with works from the reign of her illustrious  predecessor Elizabeth I.  Join us at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, St Albans (AL1 3HG) for an evening of fabulously festive music!

St Albans Chamber Choir appears in film with Sherlock!

Strange but true!  Local choir, St Albans Chamber Choir can be seen in a soon-to-be-released film starring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, famous for his role in the BBC’s series Sherlock and the recent film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.   The filmWreckers was recently premiered to great acclaim at the London Film Festival in October but will have its UK release on 16th December.

For more information see Press Releases elsewhere on this site

Britten’s A Boy was Born Sat 3 December

St Albans Chamber Choir is joined by the Abbey Girls Choir for a performance of Britten’s strikingly original settings of old English Christmas texts, A Boy was Born. Get in the mood for the festivities with this and other seasonal offerings from composers from Palestrina and Gabrieli to Poulenc and John Tavener, on Saturday 3 December at 7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane AL1 4DF.

See and hear us as you’ve never done before!

Claire Foy – a new SACC soprano !?

The debut feature from D R Hood is a haunting tale of secrets and lies in the English countryside.

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Wreckers‘, starring Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shaun Evans,  features many members of St Albans Chamber Choir masquerading as a village church choir

It will have its world premiere at the 55th BFI London Film Festival in the section “New British Cinema” and will be screened on the following dates:

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Sunday, October 16, 18.30
Tuesday, October 18, 15.30
Friday, October 21, 21.00

 

Visit the film’s page on the official Festival website for details.

 

 

Whatever the weather 2 July 2011

Enjoy a trip to the Seaside, venture Full Fathom Five below the waves to meet a Mermaid, and experience a Cloudburst, all without leaving St Albans!  Join us for our last concert of the season, Water, water everywhere, on Saturday 2 July at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane AL1 4DF

Choirs make great music together

SACC welcomed the Wormser Kantorei, its long-time partner choir from St Albans’s German twin-town Worms, for the 22nd joint concert in their long association.  On Saturday 30 April 2011 in St Albans Cathedral the joint choirs performed Ralph Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony, soloists Anna Gorbachyova (soprano) and Toby Stafford-Allen (baritone), and Johannes Brahms’s Schicksalslied, accompanied by St Albans Symphony Orchestra under conductors John Gibbons and Stefan Merkelbach.  The two choirs had enjoyed several days of rehearsal and socialising together before the concert, and now look forward to their next meeting in 2013.