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Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning

St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society

Hardynge Choir has been a member of the St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society for many years. The Festival Society was formed in 1955  to celebrate St Cecilia’s Day with a performance of Handel's Messiah by three of St Albans’ music societies. This initial event has been followed by an increasingly ambitious series of biennial concerts, as the main aim of the Society has become the performance of works outside the scope of the individual member societies. We are fortunate in having in St Albans Cathedral as a wonderful venue for these large-scale concerts, which in recent times have included:-



































Membership of the St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society has changed over the years and now comprises the following organisations:-


The Hardynge Choir

 Musical Director - Rufus Frowde

Radlett Choral Society

 Musical Director - Alexander Flood

St Albans Chamber Choir

 Musical Director  - John Gibbons

St Albans Symphony Orchestra

Principal Conductor - Vacant

Year

Composer

Work

Society

Conductor

2015

Dvořák

Requiem, Op 89

RCS

Alex Flood

2013

Messiaen

Brahms

L'Ascension

Ein deutsches Requiem

SASO

Bjorn Bantock

2011

Mendelssohn

Elijah

HC

Rufus Frowde

2009

Verdi

Requiem

SACC

John Gibbons

2006

Butterworth

Holst

Tippett

On the Banks of Green Willow

The Hymn of Jesus

A Child of Our Time

RCS

Clive Fairburn

2004

Elgar

Dream of Gerontius

SASO

James Ross

2002

Elgar

Walton

Walton

Elgar

Vaughan Williams

Pomp & Circumstance March 4

Belshazzar’s Feast

March: ‘Crown Imperial’

Coronation Ode

The Old Hundredth

HC

Roderick McPhee

2000

Poulenc

Parry

Salzedo

Gloria Four Motets

Blest Pair of Sirens. I was Glad

Canzona

SACC

David Hansell

1998

Berlioz

Te Deum

RCS

Andrew Parnell

1996

Verdi

Requiem

SASO

George Vass

1994

Holst

Cantaloupe

Orff

The Perfect Fool ballet suite

Songs of the Auvergne - 1 & 2

Carmina Burana

HC

Roderick McPhee