Music plays a hugely important part in the life of our parish. We recognise that it is through music that many people connect most deeply with God, and value quality music. We are fortunate to have in our talented choir director and organist, Paul Carey, someone with a proven track record of enthusing and engaging children and young people in choral music.
At St Albans we have a robed choir of adults and children leads our singing on Sundays and Holy Days accompanied mostly on the organ and occasionally on piano, particularly on our All-Age services. From September we begin our new Choral Scholarship programme, and the Royal School of Church Music's exciting musical education programme, Voice for Life, which will provide a solid grounding in music theory and a pathway of learning and development for choir members of all ages. Research by Agnes Chan at the Chinese University of Hong
Kong found that children who learn music before the age of 12 have a higher IQ,
better memory, and better grasp of science, mathematics and language, and
better reasoning faculties.
If you would like to know more just get in touch! Do speak to our Vicar, Sarah after church one Sunday, or to one of our churchwardens.
Rehearsals currently take place on Monday evenings and before the Sunday service.
To see our choir in action one Christmas, please click here!