ST ALBANS ABBEY GIRLS CHOIR
Formed in 1996, the St Albans Abbey Girls Choir sings Evensong twice a week and consists of 26 girls aged 8–14 who attend local schools. Primarily an upper-voice choir, for certain weekend services each term and for other special events the girls sing with the lay clerks of the cathedral choir. The choir has broadcast Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3, and has made several recordings for Naxos including music by Felix Mendelssohn (8.572836) and, jointly with St Albans Cathedral Choir, two recordings of music by John Rutter (8.572653 and 8.573394). The choir has made concert tours to Ireland, Denmark and the United States, whilst concerts closer to home have included performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Coronation Anthems. The choir celebrates its 20th anniversary with a commission from Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music.
For more information, please visit www.stalbanscathedral.org.
Photo: Simon Tottman