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Harpenden’s leading chamber choir continue their new series of Choral Discoveries, with an atmospheric programme exploring the highways and byways of choral music in the Lady Chapel of St. Albans Cathedral.

Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude has a simple austerity that sits perfectly with its origins as a funeral motet, and Bortniansky’s music was definitely influenced by the Baroque. Nystedt’s epic Prayers of Kierkegaard follows, full of Nordic spices, and the concert builds to a dramatic climax using Hindu Temple gong and organ in Tavener’s Mother and Child.

If you’re a first-timer, dip into over 400 years of singing. And even if you’re an expert, we guarantee you’ll hear something you haven’t heard before!


Tickets are now on sale from the St Albans Cathedral Box Office.

Tickets £20 (£8 under-18s and students)

Please note that there will be no interval.


St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY  map


J. S. Bach Jesu, Meine Freude
Dmitry Bortniansky Choral Concerto No. 32: Tell me, O Lord, mine end
Knut Nystedt Prayers of Kierkegaard
John Tavener Mother and Child

Lea Singers
Benjamin Kirk conductor
Richard Pinel organ
Christopher Burrett Hindu temple gong