Carillon Chamber Choir
St Luke's is pleased to provide rehearsal space for the Carillon Chamber Choir. Formed in 1987, the choir has a large repertoire of sacred and secular, ancient and modern music. Though based in Hertfordshire, the choir draws upon a wide area to maintain and build its strong ensemble of experienced and accomplished singers.

They hold several concerts throughout the year, featuring a variety of themes and programs with the added honour of being able to work with a range of professional conductors such as former BBC Singers conductor, Simon Joly. Also picking up the baton have been David Ireson (whose name you may recognise as the conductor for the premiere of Alban), Nicholas Robinson, and Deborah Miles-Johnson.

If you are interested in learning more about the choir and how to support this local cultural treasure, visit their website at www.carillonchamberchoir.org for more information and contact details.

For your convenience, here is a listing of their upcoming concerts and performances. Please do your part and support the arts!

Saturday 4 December 2010 7.30pm
St Peter's Church, St Albans

O magnum Mysterium
Music for Christmas (ancient and modern) including:

Victoria motet and mass O magnum Mysterium
Byrd Rorate Coeli
Howells Three Carol Anthems
Britten A hymn to the Virgin
Morten Lauridsen O magnum Mysterium

Conducted by Alex Hall with Chris Bramwell (reader)

Saturday 12 February 2011 7.30pm
St Peter's Church, St Albans

Brahms to Britten - A musical Lineage.
Works by composers who have influenced others including:

Brahms Geistliches Lied
Stanford Three English Motets
Frank Bridge A Prayer
Britten Festival Te Deum

Conducted by Andrew Parnell with Tom Winpenny (organ)


Saturday 2 April 2011 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, St Albans

Music for Voices & Brass
including:

Bruckner Mass in E minor

Conducted by David Ireson with Brass & Wind Ensemble


Saturday 18 June 2011 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, St Albans

Music of the People
A programme of choral works inspired by a variety of indigenous melodies from the British Isles, Europe and the Americas.

Conducted by Neil MacKenzie