Repertoire

The Lea Singers have developed a varied repertoire, and aim to promote a large scale orchestral concert every other year. Large scale works have included Bach’s St Matthew Passion (semi-staged in St Albans Abbey, with professional soloists and period instrumentalists), St John Passion and B Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah,the Monteverdi Vespers and Britten’s St Nicholas Cantata with the St Nicholas boys’ choir.

Thanks to assiduous archiving by former choir member Phil Bevan, we have a complete list of all the works we have performed, which you can read here.

Here are the Top 5 works performed most often by the Lea Singers in our first 50 years.

No. Composition Composer Times sung
1 Ave Verum Corpus William Byrd 37
2 Adam lay ybounden Boris Ord 28
3 All creatures now are merry minded John Bennet 27
4 The silver swan Orlando Gibbons 26
5= Beati quorum via Charles Villiers Stanford 24
5= My spirit sang all day Gerald Finzi 24
5= Now is the month of Maying Thomas Morley 24
5= The blue bird Charles Villiers Stanford 24

Forthcoming events

FestiveLea!

Saturday 23 December 2017, 7.30pm

Harpenden Public Halls,
Southdown Rd, Harpenden
AL5 1PD

Tickets here

“I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of learning a lot of music, fast, singing with talented amateur musicians.”

Miriam McKay (Alto)