Welcome to the website of St Albans Choral Society.  We are one of the leading amateur choirs in Hertfordshire, singing to a high standard in beautiful concert venues around St Albans and the surrounding area.  Read on to find out more about our choir, our concerts, and how to join or support us. 

Concert news

Join us on Sunday 10 December for our 2023 Christmas Celebration.  St Albans Choral Society first gave a Christmas concert in 1944 and has continued to do so ever since; this concert marks the start of Christmas for many people.  The concert will include James Francis Brown’s fabulous ‘Hertfordshire Carols’, written for and premiered by the choir in 2021, James MacMillan’s stirring anthem ‘O Radiant Dawn’, and a wide range of other carols, old and new, by composers including John Rutter, Bob Chilcott and David Willcocks. There will also be festive readings from members of the choir and the chance to join in with traditional Christmas carols.
After the concert, festive refreshments will be provided by and on behalf of Centre 33.

Visit our Concerts page for more details.

About our choir

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.

“I really like our breadth of repertoire, from great classics to works by current British composers.” Bass

 

“Coming out to rehearsal every week, you meet people from all walks of life.” Soprano

 

“The music is challenging and uplifting, and the people are so friendly.” Alto

“I attended rehearsals at several choirs in the area and have to say that your choir won hands down for friendliness and a lovely welcoming approach.”  New Member

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