St Albans Bach Choir

Next concert: Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Strauss Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) - Saturday 18th November


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Concert Programme 2017/18

You can download the 2017/18 concert programme (pdf) here.

Next Concert:

Saturday 18th November

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) - sung in German
Strauss Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Elizabeth Atherton soprano
Edward Grint baritone
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Lucy Crowe (as advertised) is unable to perform on November 18th.  We regret that, in accordance with the Cathedral booking terms and conditions, we are not able to offer refunds on tickets already purchased.

Brahms' Requiem is unique amongst the major requiem settings in departing completely from the traditional Catholic requiem mass texts. The biblical texts he substitutes explore our mortality and express the grief of bereavement but always against a background of hope, even triumph, and are set to rich and wonderfully evocative music.



In Person

The Cathedral Gift Shop Box Office
Tel 01727 890290
(Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 1 - 5pm)

Coming up:

Saturday 4th November

Strauss Reflected - an intriguing concert by our usual orchestra Sinfonia Verdi in the Cadogan Hall, London.

Saturday 9th December

Carol Concerts (3pm and 7pm)

Saturday 17th March 2018

Bach Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) BWV 245 - sung in German
Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist
Thomas Flint Christus
Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo
Peter Mitchell tenor
Benjamin Bevan baritone
Sinfonia Verdi

Saturday 14th July 2018

Mendelssohn Elijah
with Sinfonia Verdi and the St Albans Cathedral Choirs

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Recent Reviews

Messiah 15th July 2017

Messiah 15th July 2017

From the Herts Advertiser 6thApril 2017

From the Herts Advertiser 6thApril 2017

In an extraordinarily powerful performance, [of Bach’s Mass in B minor] the St Albans Bach Choir certainly did the composer’s vision justice... From the first chords of the Kyrie Eleison we knew we were in for a treat. The crisp articulation of the first phrase of the five part fugue, perfectly matched by the instrumental parts, was maintained throughout the movement. The Gloria... was so exuberant that you could not fail to smile and wish you were up there yourself amongst the singers. The first half of the concert ended with the Cum Sancto Spiritu, which was sung at the fast Vivace tempo, allowing the choir to show off its dexterity and deliver semiquavers at lightning speed yet still with clarity.
— Herts Advertiser July 2016