Music has been integral to the liturgy and central to the life of the Cathedral for centuries.
The history of music in the Cathedral stretches back to monastic singing in the Benedictine Abbey. During this time, Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521), one of the greatest composers of the 15th century, was Organist. He provided music for Henry VIII's meeting with Francis I of France at the Field of the Cloth of Gold and is buried in the Presbytery of the Cathedral.
St Albans Cathedral Girls Choir consists of up to 26 girls between the ages of 8-14, and is directed by Tom Winpenny, Assistant Master of the Music.
St Albans Cathedral Choir consists of up to 26 boys between the ages of 8-14 and is directed by Andrew Lucas, Master of the Music.
Abbey Singers is a youth choir for recent former choristers of the Cathedral Choirs.
About our Volunteer Choirs & Ensembles: The Parish Singers, St Albans Young Singers and Parish Orchestra.