Carols for charity from The Abbey

St Albans Choral Society at this time of year would normally use its Christmas concert and the popular carol-singing at the City Station as a way of raising funds for local charities.  Due to the current situation we have been unable to do this and indeed the choir has, until recently, been meeting only online. We did want though to still raise money for our chosen charities, The Hospice of St Francis and Centre 33, so when the chance came to be able to rehearse in St Albans Abbey  (social distancing and with masks) it was decided to use this opportunity to record carols for this purpose.  We hope you enjoy the recordings as much as we enjoyed singing together again.

Ding Dong Merrily on High

In the Bleak Midwinter

Quem Pastores

Jingle Bells

Please enjoy the carols and donate using these links – 

The Hospice of St Francis



St Albans Choral Society is one of the leading large amateur choirs in Hertfordshire, singing to a high standard in beautiful concert venues. We perform at least four concerts a year, including one in St Albans Abbey, with superb professional soloists and orchestras.  We enjoy the strong leadership of our Music Director George Vass and our accompanist Richard Harvey. If you would like to join us, please get in touch.

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