Life after the Choir
Established by Andrew Lucas in 1999, Abbey Singers consists predominantly of former choristers of the Cathedral Choir and Abbey Girls Choir. It offers these young singers an opportunity to continue to enjoy singing to a high standard and in a friendly and informal context. The choir sings at the Parish Eucharist around six times a year. It has taken part in the successful ‘Carols on the Hour’ services before Christmas and sung Evensong during Advent and Holy Week as part of the Cathedral’s regular pattern of worship. The choir recently broadcast Easter Sunday Worship live on BBC Radio 4.
The choir also performs in concert and at special events. Performances in recent years have included Mendelssohn's Elijah and Bach's Mass in B minor alongside the Cathedral Choir and Abbey Girls Choir, the sell-out concert Ian Anderson Plays Christmas Jethro Tull and a workshop and concert performance with the King’s Singers. Audition is by invitation.
St Albans Cathedral has a thriving ex-choristers association, which aims to provide a point of contact between current and former choristers, lay clerks, & music staff. Click here to access the association's website