Come and Hear Us

Summer Singing Festival

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June 2014

Harpenden and St Albans are full of choirs and singers, yet we rarely have the chance to meet each other.

Our inaugural Summer Singing Festival creates a forum for singers to meet, discover and sing together.

Our weekend of music events include a workshop, a church service, a recital, a master class and our traditional Lea Singers Summer Concert. All welcome!

For tickets, please contact George Darley on 07766 238 416 or by email at Also online.

Download the Festival Brochure here.

Summer Singing Festival

Singing workshops

Saturday 28 June 2-6.30pm
Rothamsted Manor

Take part in three varied sessions exploring classical, jazz and world music with Benjamin Goodson, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange and Joyce Moholoagae. It’s easy, great fun and anyone can do it – so come along and have a go!

Tickets £15, £10 under 18s.

Weekend pass £40, £28 under 18s.

Summer Singing Festival

Festival Eucharist

Sunday 29 June 9.30-11am
St Nicholas Church, Harpenden

Stirring hymns and uplifting music as part of morning service. Includes Langlais Messe Solonnelle.


Summer Singing Festival

Lunchtime Lieder and Masterclass

Sunday 29 June 1-3.30pm
Rothamsted Manor

We are delighted to welcome up-and-coming baritone Marcus Farnsworth to Harpenden, to sing Schubert’s song cycle “Die schoene Muellerin”.

After his recital, Marcus will hold a public masterclass with four young local soloists – Nina Vinther, Caspar Singh, Hannah Bennett and Helen Charleston. Come and hear some hot tips on vocal technique.

Tickets £15, £10 under 18s.

Summer Singing Festival

Leas Summer Concert – In Celebration of Music

Sunday 29 June 7.30pm
Rothamsted Manor

A dazzling summer evening of light-hearted singing, from Britten to Brahms, madrigals to pop songs. Enjoy music for a summer’s evening in the picturesque surroundings of Rothamsted Manor.

Tickets £15, under 18s 10.

Sunday pass £25, under 18s £18.

Weekend of services at St Albans Abbey

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 2014

We finish our 2013-14 season with a wonderful weekend of music at our local Abbey – a feast of Byrd, Gibbons, Monteverdi, Stanford, Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Howells.