Love Singing! Join a Choir!

Nothing lifts the spirits like singing! Nothing hides how bad you are like a choir!

Singing is one of the great joys of our lives, it also has lots of other benefits! It’s been shown to improve well-being by improving lung function, releases endorphins, enhances memory for people with dementia, increases pain threshold, helps with grief and stress (it’s very difficult to concentrate on anything else when you are singing your heart out!), it will also help you develop a sense of belonging and connection.
There are all sorts of choirs, not just religious church-based choirs singing hymns. You may be able to unearth your inner rock star! You might even make it onto Britain’s Got Talent! Keep the faith!

Here is a list of local choirs to the St Albans area:

Village Voices Choir

St Leonard’s Church, Church End, Sandridge, Herts AL4 9DL

Village Voices is a community choir based in Sandridge, St Albans.  The choir is formed of a small and friendly group of people who all share a love of singing.  They always welcome new members, no auditions required!  Passion for singing is more important than ability.  Another bonus is you get to sing and perform in a beautiful Norman church.

Any proceeds generated go towards the upkeep of the beautiful building, so you will be singing and also helping out with future generations seeing this amazing church.

They sing a varied repertoire, sacred music, pop, traditional and modern folk and jazz.

They perform 3 concerts a year at the church and also at other local events.

They rehearse at the church on Thursday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm.  Membership is approximately £60 per term. 07798 566918  [email protected]

The Big Choir

St Saviours Church, 25 Sandpit Lane, St Albans, AL1 4DF

No auditions or singing experience needed. They have opportunities for soloists too!  All profits from the choir go to the Francis Crick Institute (The Crick) for cancer research. This was the reason the choir started back in 2016.  They even have their own cookbook published.  So far they have raised over £200,000 for this fantastic charity.

The big choir have a large repertoire of songs, they perform at many different locations.  You can listen to the many songs on their website, they perform songs such as Unchained Melody, Don’t Stop Me Now, Someone To Love, Sweet Caroline as well various Christmas carols over the festive period.

Rehearsals are 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Tuesdays at the St Albans location.

They also rehearse on a Thursday 7.30pm to 9.00pm at East Barnet School, 5 Chestnut Grove, East Barnet, EN4 8PU

If you would like to go along for a free taster call Sharon 07971 957188

St Albans Bach Choir

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, AL1 1BY

If you are taking your choir duties to another level and want something more classical, then this is one of the finest large choirs in Hertfordshire.  Since their first concert in 1924 they have performed a wide variety of works including the Baroque masterpieces of Bach, Handel, Mozart and Haydn.  They engage professional soloists and orchestras of the highest calibre.  They have 3 major concerts, in November, Easter and in July, plus some Christmas concerts for charity.

Their concert ticket sell for £20 – £30 each, so guessing if you are tone deaf or looking for light hearted sing-a-long, this may be a little bit too serious for you.  I am also guessing they may not be able to accommodate you 😊.

If you would like to join [email protected]
Rehearsals are on a Monday.

St Albans Choral Society

Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE

With over 100 members, this is a big choir.  They are one of the leading large amateur choirs in the county.   They perform regular concerts at St Albans Cathedral, St Saviours Church and The Cathedral and Abbey Church St Albans.  Their tickets command a price of around £25, and their concerts are based on subjects such as Mozart/John Requiem and are joined by a professional orchestra and various soloists.

You will have to have a voice test before you can join the choir. You are also required to be able to read music.

Their Patron is the Worshipful Mayor of St Albans.

If you think you fit the bill, their membership costs are £210 per year.   If you would like to join, then call  01727 850251 or email [email protected]

They rehearse on Thursday evenings.

So, if you think you’d like to experience the joy that comes from singing in the choir, be brave and join-up!

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