Registered Charity No. 1049352

Copyright 2022 Hardynge Choir

Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning

Next Event

Sunday 19 June 2022, 2-5pm

Homewood Road URC, St Albans, AL1 4BH

St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society Free Workshop

Haydn’s Creation

The St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society combines four choirs from the St Albans area – St Albans Chamber Choir, Aeolian Singers, Hardynge Choir and Radlett Choir – with St Albans Symphony Orchestra.

We come together every two years to perform a major choral work in St Albans Cathedral.

On Saturday 15 October 2022 we will perform Haydn’s Creation.  So come and sing this amazing piece with us in a free workshop led by John Gibbons, who will be the conductor of the work in that concert, see below.

Music and refreshments will be provided.

Book your place at workshop@stalbanschamberchoir.org.uk

Next Concert

Saturday 15 October 2022, 7:30pm

Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban

St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society Concert

Aeolian Singers

Hardynge Choir

Radlett Choir

St Albans Chamber Choir

St Albans Symphony Orchestra

James Francis Brown - Heartwood Wilding *
(world premiere)

Franz Josef Haydn - The Creation #

*  Conducted by James Francis Brown

#  Conducted by John Gibbons

Tickets: Available from the Cathedral website:


From the Cathedral Box Office in the Gift Shop

(10.00am - 5:00pm, Mon - Sat; 1pm - 5:00pm, Sun)

Or Telephone 01727 890290

James Francis Brown is being commissioned to write a new orchestral work to celebrate the 90th anniversary of SASO. Heartwood Wilding is inspired by the recent development of Heartwood Forest near St Albans.

The Creation is an oratorio written by Joseph Haydn between 1797 and 1798, and is considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis.

Future Concerts      Please click on this link for details of future concerts.

Concert Venues        Please click on this link for address details of our concert venues, in and around Harpenden and St Albans.  You will also find a link to a map for each venue.

Previous Concerts   Please click on this link for details of previous concerts.