Presented by the 30th St Albans International Organ Festival

Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm



Programme also to include:

Rise of the House of Usher 

Walking in the Air 

Speech after Long Silence

Songs of Truth and Glory


Academy of St Martin in the Fields

St Albans Bach Choir

Howard Blake with Andrew Lucas conductor

The Dean of St Albans narrator

Dong-ill Shin organ

Peter Auty tenor

Rosie Ventris viola

Julian Trevelyan piano


This special concert marks the recent 80th birthday of one of Britain’s best-loved living composers. Howard Blake OBE has an inspired gift for melody. Quite simply, he writes beautiful music – The Snowman and much, much more.

The definitive version of the dramatic oratorio Benedictus, one of Blake’s finest choral works, was premiered in St Albans Cathedral in 1986.

Sponsored by Howard Blake OBE


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


Image: Copyright © Snowman Enterprises Limited 2019. THE SNOWMAN™ is a trade mark of Snowman Enterprises Limited. ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs.



Premium - Centre front with full view    £30

Classic - Centre middle with full view    £22

Standard Plus - Centre back with full view or restricted view   £15

No View - No view, unreserved side aisles    £12


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Wheelchair spaces and carer discounts can only be booked through the Box Office. Please call 01727 890290 or visit the Cathedral.