St Albans Bach Choir: John Rutter - Magnificat & Requiem St Albans Bach Choir Andrew Lucas and John Rutter conductors Lucinda Cox soprano Sinfonia Verdi St Albans Bach Choir gave its first concert in 1924, a performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Next year – 2024 – will be the Choir’s Centenary Year. The Choir presents a wide variety of music, staging three major concerts and two charity carol concerts each year in St Albans Cathedral. Andrew Lucas, the Cathedral’s Master of the Music, has been the Choir’s Music Director since 1998. Recent performances have included JS Bach – St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Verdi’s Requiem (at Cadogan Hall), Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, and Duruflé’s Requiem.. In 2013, 2015 and again in 2019, the Choir performed with John Rutter and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for their popular carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. On the 29 April this year, the Choir, in conjunction with the Parliament Choir and the Southbank Sinfonia, performed the Dream of Gerontius (Elgar) in the Basilica of St Paul outside the walls, Rome at the invitation of the Vatican. Most recently the Choir performed Berlioz Te Deum as the centrepiece of the July International Organ Festival in St Albans Cathedral. Tickets: £30, £25, £20, £15, £12 No view seats will only be released when seats with views have sold out. Concessions: Children under 16 £12, Students (full time) with ID £12. Not available for Premium seats. Carers/Companions free. Seats marked with a K are only to be booked by people accompanying the adjacent wheelchair user. Only one companion ticket is permitted per transaction. Doors will open 30 minutes before concert starts. There is an interval of 20 minutes during this performance.