Our Repertoire


As our name suggests we generally perform one of the Bach Passions or the Mass in B minor roughly every couple of years, but our programme also includes a wide range of works by other composers. Over the last ten years these have included:

  • Poulenc Gloria (2009)

  • Britten St Nicholas (2009)

  • Handel Solomon (2010)

  • Bernstein Chichester Psalms (2010)

  • Elgar The Dream of Gerontius (2011)

  • Rachmaninoff Vespers (2012)

  • Fanshawe African Sanctus (2012)

  • Britten War Requiem (2013)

  • Verdi Requiem (2014)

  • Handel Israel in Egypt (2014)

  • Walton Belshazzar's Feast (2015)

  • Fauré Requiem (2016)

  • Mozart Requiem (2016)

  • Dvořák Stabat Mater (2017)

  • Handel Messiah (2017)

  • Brahms Requiem (2017)

  • Mendelssohn Elijah (2018)

  • Elgar The Spirit of England (2018)

  • Rutter Magnificat and Requiem (2019)

  • Blake Benedictus and Songs of Truth and Glory (2019)

In April 2006, we performed the world premiere of Joseph Phibbs' Tenebrae, specially commissioned by St Albans Bach Choir, with soloist Lesley-Jane Rogers and the Cathedral choristers and lay clerks.

In more than fifty years of concert-going I cannot remember an event that more electrified an audience than the world premiere of Joseph Phibbs’ Tenebrae in St Albans on Saturday.
— John Manning, The Herts Advertiser