Welcome to the 48th season of the St Albans Chamber Choir.
The first concert given by the Chamber Choir by itself will be in November in Old Welwyn where, having helped the parish to raise the money for new facilities, we are pleased to have been invited back to mark their completion; this we shall do with a programme that will give the church’s splendid organ plenty to do.
Before this we have the first of two collaborations to enjoy: in October we will join our local colleagues for the St Cecilia Concert in a varied programme including A Child of Our Time by Tippett. And then there will be another trip to the fine acoustic of the chapel at All Saints Pastoral Centre for another of our Renaissance feasts, featuring Victoria’s most sumptuously scored and ebullient music. For our second joint concert of the season we shall be joined in April by our long-standing friends from the Wormser Kantorei for Handel’s Messiah. This performance will be part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Worms/St Albans twinning.
This is the last time I shall have the pleasure of introducing and commending a Chamber Choir season to you as I shall be standing down as conductor in July 2007. After ten years of wonderfully enjoyable music-making now is the time for me to explore other musical avenues. My swansong will be John Rutter’s lively, colourful and above all cheerful setting of the Magnificat, which we will complement with settings of the same text ranging across the six centuries of our repertoire.
Do join us.
David Hansell, Conductor
2006-7 Concert Schedule

Saturday 14 October 2006, 7.30pm
Biennial Concert of the St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society
Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
St Albans Chamber Choir joins other local choirs and the St Albans Symphony Orchestra in this performance marking 50 years of joint amateur music making in St Albans, with soloists Naomi Harvey (Soprano), Clarissa Meek (Mezzo soprano), William Kendall (Tenor) and Quentin Hayes (Baritone).
Tippett – A Child of Our Time
Holst – The Hymn of Jesus
Butterworth – The Banks of Green Willow
• Tickets £20, £16, £10 (reserved) and £10 & £5 (unreserved)
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Saturday 25 November 2006, 7.30pm
A Choral Celebration
St Mary's Church, Old Welwyn
The Choir performs in support of the St Mary’s New Church House Project.
Leighton - Te Deum Laudamus
Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb
Bach - Jesu, meine Freude
• Tickets £12 and £9
Available from the church, by phoning 01438 714114 or by e-mailing "Welwyn tickets"
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Saturday 3 February 2007, 8.00pm
Tomás Luis de Victoria
All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney
A sequence of music based on Victoria's Missa Laetatus sum for three choirs and including the scintillating Lauda Sion and Victimae paschali.
• Tickets £10, (£1* )
  • The £1 ticket price is for young people and students in full-time education.
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Saturday 14 April 2007, 7.30pm
George Frideric Handel - Messiah
Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
A period-instrument performance with the Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra and the Wormser Kantorei from Germany celebrating 50 years of town twinning between St Albans and Worms; soloists include Jenny Hansell (Soprano), Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo-soprano) and Joseph Cornwell (Tenor).

• Tickets £20, £15, £10, £5 (£1*)

  • The £1 ticket price is for young people and students in full-time education.
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Saturday 16 June 2007, 8.00pm
The Rejoicing Spirit
Homewood Road URC, St Albans
Settings of Magnificat by, among others, Victoria, Schütz, Bach (Cantata 10) and John Rutter - with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra.

• Tickets £10, (£1*)
  • The £1 ticket price is for young people and students in full-time education.
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