St Albans Cathedral Girls Choir was formed in 1996 and consists of up to 26 girls between the ages of 8-14 and is directed by Tom Winpenny, Assistant Master of the Music. The Choir sings Evensong twice a week, and the choristers are drawn from many local schools. The girls rehearse three times each week, before or after school. The girls sing certain weekend services each term alongside the Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir.

The choir is regarded as one of the finest ensembles of its type in the UK, and has made CD recordings including releases for Naxos of music by Michael Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn and William Mathias. In recent years the choir has made tours to Denmark, Sweden and Paris and has given the first performances of works by Judith Weir, Carl Rütti, Alec Roth and Cecilia McDowall. The choir has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and has sung live broadcasts of Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3.

Becoming a Chorister

To find out more please contact the Music Department by email or call 01727 890245. 

Click here to download more details about the choir's schedule. 

Choir news

On 24 November this year the choir are releasing a new CD of music by Hertfordshire composer Elizabeth Poston. Just in time for Christmas this beautiful CD of Carols and Albums is a festive treat but an important release: it is the first release devoted solely to Elizabeth Poston, with several works being recorded for the first time, but also a celebration of the rich heritage of music making in Hertfordshire.  Produced by Naxos, the CD will be available to buy in the Cathedral shop or online.

Photo © Juliet McGrory