It all started in 1960 on the 08:20 commuter train from Harpenden to St Pancras, when a chance meeting between music enthusiasts sparked the idea of forming a small four-part choir based in Harpenden. On 21 September 1960 seven singers – two each of sopranos, altos and basses and just one tenor (’twas ever thus!) – met at the house of Clive Bright, conductor of the Harpenden Salvation Army Band. The Lea Singers were born, named after the river at the heart of the local community. Read a full history


This is a growing archive of our previous performances. If you have any photos you are happy for us to publish, please get in touch.


Flyer for The Birds and the Bees Lea Singers concert in Harpenden

Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Birds & The Bees

St Albans Cathedral Weekend



Shakespeare 400

St Albans Cathedral Weekend

Dream of Gerontius

St Matthew Passion

FestiveLea 2015

Alexander L’Estrange Ahoy!

Lincoln Cathedral Weekend

Mozart Requiem

Lea Singers Summer Fête


The Land of the Free

Mozart Requiem and Bach Motets

Ash Wednesday Eucharist

FestiveLea 2014


St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle Weekend

Vivaldi Gloria by Candlelight


St Albans Cathedral Weekend

In celebration of music

Lea Singers Summer Singing Festival

Family Concert

Cycles of Life

Brahms Requiem Singing Day

Coventry Cathedral

FestiveLea 2013

Mencap Fundraising evening

Darkness to Light

York Minster Weekend


Music for a Summer Evening

War and Peace

Haydn Nelson Mass Singing Day

FestiveLea 2012

Fairest Isle: English Music through the Ages

Wells Cathedral Weekend


St Albans Cathedral Weekend

Shakespeare in Love

Durham Cathedral Weekend

Spring Harmony

Christmas Concert – MerryLea

Swansong for an Empress

Children’s Concert – Food, glorious Food