Welcome to the 50th season of St Albans Chamber Choir.
Here are the key dates for your diary for next season. More details will follow shortly.

November 8th 2008 – All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney
‘Out of Darkness into Light’
with a Jonathan Rathbone commission O Nata Lux

January 24th 2009 – St. Albans Abbey
'Martyrs & Heroes',
50th Anniversary Celebration and Premiere
a Tarik O’Regan commission together with Haydn's Nelson Mass,

Tickets are available from the Ticket Secretary on 0845 658 8982 (local call rate) or by e-mailing "tickets"

March 14th 2009 – All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney
'Music in honour of the Virgin Mary '
An evening of sacred music from across the ages,
connected by a shared inspiration.

Totus Tuus
Ave Maria
Salve Regina
Ave Virgo sanctissima
Stabat Mater
Henryk Górecki (b.1933)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Giles Swayne (b.1946)
Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Tickets are available from the Ticket Secretary on 0845 658 8982 (local call rate) or by e-mailing "tickets"

Town-twinning Concerts

Worms, Germany
15 and 18 April 2009

July 4th 2009 – St Peter’s Church, St Albans

'‘The Power of Nature
For the last concert of this anniversary season the St Albans Chamber Choir will be performing for the first time in many years in St Peter’s Church, St Albans, with a wide-ranging programme of music from different periods that turns to the natural world for inspiration.

A Parliament of Owls was composed by Karl Jenkins to a text by his wife, Carol Barratt, who is also a noted composer, particularly of piano music for education. We are very privileged that both Karl Jenkins and Carol Barratt will not only attend the concert, but also accompany the choir in this performance as piano duettists.
A hugely varied programme that reflects and celebrates the power and beauty of the natural world, including works by Jenkins, Gibbons, Bennet, Chilcott, Elgar, Vautor, Lauridson, Dubra, and Richard Rodney Bennett.

A Parliament of Owls
Weather Report
Les Chansons des Roses
There is Sweet Music

and Elizabethan madrigals

Karl Jenkins
Bob Chilcott
Morten Lauridsen
Rihards Dubra
Edward Elgar: