St Albans Bach Choir

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

Our Repertoire

As our name suggests we generally perform one of the Bach Passions or the B minor Mass 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:

  • Vivaldi Gloria (2007)
  • Haydn The Creation (2008)
  • Orff Carmina Burana (2008)
  • Elgar The Dream of Gerontius (2011)
  • Fanshawe African Sanctus (2012)
  • Rachmaninoff Vespers (2012)
  • Britten War Requiem (2013)
  • Verdi Requiem (2014)
  • Handel Israel in Egypt (2014)
  • Walton Belshazzar's Feast (2015)
  • Fauré Requiem (2016)
  • Mozart Requiem (2016)

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