The concert celebrating our 75th Anniversary in St Albans Cathedral on Saturday 23 November was ‘exciting and inspiring’, writes reviewer Alan Nafzger in the Herts Advertiser.

Featuring the world premiere of Richard James Harvey’s The Martyrs’ Call, the first Abbey performance of Liz Lane’s The Story of St Alban, and John Rutter’s Gloria, the concert attracted a large audience and enthusiastic applause. The review is posted below (or click here), along with further photos from the evening, with thanks to Jim Paterson.

The review published in the Herts Advertiser, 28 November 2019
L to R: Richard Harvey, Alison and Colin Maitland, who commissioned The Martyrs’ Call in memory of their mother Jean, and Rory Young, their cousin, who created the Seven Martyrs statues
L to R: Michael Burke, baritone, Carl Heap, narrator in The Story of St Alban,
composer Liz Lane, and George Vass, Music Director
The Choral Society with the Seven Martyrs statues in the medieval screen behind them
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