Come and Hear Us

FestiveLea!

Saturday 23 December 2017, 7.30pm

Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PD

Our traditional charity Christmas concert. Mulled wine, mince pies, audience participation and lots of Christmas favourites.

Raffle to support Our Lady Of Lourdes Developing World Group.

Tickets £15 (£5 under 18s and students) from Brigid Brennan on 07881 785299, Rollings Wine in Station Road, Stage Door in Southdown or online here.

Conflict

Saturday 10 March 2018, 7.30pm

St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon

Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine
Palestrina – Missa Sine Nomine
Martin – Mass
Short – The Dying Solider

Written centuries apart, Palestrina’s and Martin’s masses both speak of conflict in their own way. Palestrina apparently wrote his mass for the Council of Trent, and a plea for the continued use of polyphony in the liturgy. Martin famously wrote his ethereal Mass for Double Choir in a fervour of religious conflict, never intending it to be performed. Short’s The Dying Solider provides a direct reference to the centenary of the end of World War 1.

St Albans Abbey

Weekend of 26 & 27 May 2018

Weekend of services

Birds and Bees

Saturday 16 June 2018

A light-hearted programme with an animal theme.

Elgar – Owls
Stamford – The Bluebird
Gibbons – The Silver Swan
etc …

Greenwich

Sunday 1 July 2018

Services at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel