SACS 75th Anniversary Season flyer 2019


75th Anniversary Season

Founded in 1944, St Albans Choral Society marks the start of its 75th anniversary season with a special concert in St Albans Cathedral


Saturday 23rd November 2019

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, 7.30 pm


St Alban and the Martyrs


Claire Seaton soprano ∙ Michael Burke baritone

Carl Heap narrator

Orchestra Nova Brass and Ensemble

St Albans High School Junior Chamber Choir ∙ Choir of Alban City School

St Albans Choral Society

Marko Sever organ

George Vass conductor

The programme features:

  • The world premiere of The Martyrs’ Call: A Cantata in Stone, by
    Richard James Harvey, inspired by the statues of the Seven Martyrs by
    sculptor Rory Young, which were installed in the medieval niches of the
    Cathedral’s nave screen in 2015. The cantata was commissioned by the
    late Lady Jean Maitland, Rory Young’s aunt, and her family
  • The first performance in the Cathedral of Liz Lane’s The Story of St Alban,
    with a narrator and a specially invited chorus of St Albans schoolchildren
    joining the choir
  • John Rutter Gloria 

Tickets  – £28 l £22 l £16 l £10 l £5 children

The Gift Shop, St Albans Abbey on 01727 890290

In person at the Gift Shop – 10.00-16.45 hrs Monday-Friday; 10.00-15.45 hrs Sunday; 13.00-17.00 hrs Sunday.

or online.  BOOK HERE

More information on our e-flyer – St Albans eflyer 2019 1-2a


Saturday 14th December, 2019 – 7.30 pm

A Christmas Celebration

A wide variety of Christmas music, carols and readings

James Francis Brown Cecilia McDowall – George Vass

Richard Harvey – organ

Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans, AL1 3XG

Tickets: £15.00 (no concessions), £1 children

Tickets available through a member of the choir or online through this link to ticketsource

  • All tickets via ticketsource incur a booking fee


Saturday 25th April 2020  – 7.30 pm

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans AL1 1BY

Richard Blackford Pietà – jointly commissioned by Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and St Albans Choral Society

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Requiem in D minor, K626

Orchestra Nova

Saturday 20th June 2020 – 7.30 pm

Joseph Haydn Creation

Blaze Ensemble

St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF