Date: Saturday 12 October 

Time: 7.30pm


Presented by St Albans St Cecilia Society


The St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society (Hardynge Choir, Radlett Choral Society, St Albans Chamber Choir & St Albans Symphony Orchestra), with Vivamus and a Massed Children’s Choir from across Hertfordshire, perform a magnificent concert with a flavour of the sea. The main work is Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony.

Charlotte-Anne Shipley - Soprano

Morgan  Pearse - Baritone

Rufus Frowde - Conductor


This programme with a flavour of the sea includes:

Benjamin Britten - Fanfare for St Edmundsbury

Benjamin Britten - Dawn and Sunday Morning from Peter Grimes

The Sea Interludes from Britten’s Peter Grimes are like a musical postcard from the Suffolk coast, where the opera is set. In this concert Dawn and Sunday Morning are interleaved with Three Seaside Postcards.

Jonathan Dove - Seaside PostcardsThe first postcard is like a journey. A feeling of loss and sadness permeates the second postcard. The final postcard celebrates seaside fun.

Ralph Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony

It is one of the first symphonies in which a choir is used throughout the work: the text comes from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.


The concert is being held at St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, AL1 1BY.


Wheelchair and Carer seats can only be booked through the Box Office. Please call 01727 890290 or visit the Cathedral.



Premium - Centre front with full view - £28

Classic - Centre middle with full view - £22

Standard - Centre back with full or restricted view - £16

No View - No view side aisles or restricted or no view in centre - £10