St Albans Bach Choir Carol Concerts
Two concerts of Christmas music performed by the St Albans Bach Choir and Alberti Brass
Afternoon Concert – 3.00pm
This concert is particularly suitable for young children, lasting no more than an hour
– Centre with full view seats: £7 (adults) and £1 (children)
– No view seats (reserved and unreserved): £6 (adults) and £1 (children) - ONLY RELEASED WHEN ALL FULL VIEW TICKETS ARE SOLD
Limited wheelchair spaces £7 (if available) with a carer going free
Retiring collection for Charlie's Gift, a charity providing financial support for children whose lives are touched by adversity living within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Entry by the Cedar Tree door. Doors open 2.15pm. Performance starts 3pm and ends approximately 4pm. There is no interval during the performance.
Evening Concert – 7.00pm
– Centre with full view seats: £13 (adults) and £6 (children)
– No view seats (reserved and unreserved): £12 (adults) and £6 (children) - ONLY RELEASED WHEN ALL FULL VIEW TICKETS ARE SOLD
Limited wheelchair spaces £13 (if available) with a carer going free
Retiring collection for Herts Musical Memories, a local charity helping people with dementia reconnect with their memories through music and song.
Entry by the Cedar Tree door. Doors open 6.30pm. Performance starts 7pm and ends approximately 8.30pm. There is no interval during the performance.
Wheelchair spaces and carer discounts can only be booked through the Box Office. Please call 01727 890290 or visit the Cathedral.
St Albans Bach Choir has been performing since 1924: recent programmes have included Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem (also in London's Cadogan Hall), Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Bach's Mass in B minor with the choirs of St Albans Cathedral and The English Concert and Handel's Messiah with the London Handel Orchestra. In 2013, as part of the St Albans International Organ Festival’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations, the choir performed Britten’s War Requiem with the Britten Sinfonia under the baton of Sir Richard Armstrong. In December 2013, and again in 2015, the choir joined John Rutter and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for their popular carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. The choir will also be represented onstage at the Albert Hall, as it was in 2016, for this year's BBC1 Big Sing programmes on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
As individuals, the musicians of Alberti Brass perform with some of the world's finest orchestras and ensembles. Alberti Brass brings them together with a collective vision: excellence in the performance of brass chamber music.
Formed in the 1990s by graduates of the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the quintet has gone on to receive praise for its performances across the UK and Europe, as well as for its two CD releases.