Benjamin Kirk

Announcing our new conductor

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed our thirteenth conductor, Ben Kirk.

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Brahms Requiem on sale

Tickets for our next concert on 21 May are now on sale. We will be performing Brahms Requiem, conducted by the wonderful Quintin Beer. This version of the Requiem has a piano duo accompaniment arranged by Brahms himself for its London premiere.

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Last night’s concert, and Brahms Requiem

Last night’s concert of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil at St Albans Cathedral was a very special occasion for us – our first serious concert in two years, set against the awful background of the current conflict. This is a performance that will linger in the memory for a long time. The retiring collection raised just over £1000 for British-Ukrainian Aid – thank you for your generosity towards this important cause.

Our next concert will be Brahms Requiem in St Nicholas Church, Harpenden – postponed from last year due to Covid. This is on 21 May – tickets to go on sale shortly.

Rachmaninov Vespers in the Lady Chapel

Tickets are now on sale for our next concert, which is only a few weeks away – Saturday 12 March – in the Lady Chapel of St Albans Cathedral. We are working hard on our Church-Slavonic pronunciation… Many thanks to Frank Althaus of The Russian Language Centre for coming to Harpenden to coach us.

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We are looking for a new Musical Director

The Lea Singers are looking to appoint a new Musical Director later in 2022. Information on the role and how to apply are in the job description. The deadline for applications is 11 February.

Merry Christmas

We are so pleased to have been able to perform our first concert in two years on Thursday night. Thank you to the Eric Morecambe Centre for hosting us and our lovely audience for their unwavering support.

Between the MerriLea Digital Advent Calendar and raffle sales at the concert we have raised over £1000 for the vital work of the Harpenden Trust. Thank you for your generosity.

We are now looking forward to our next concert in St. Albans Cathedral in March – Rachmaninov Vespers.