Music at St Nicholas Harpenden

Music at St Nicholas Harpenden HarpendenStN

There is a long standing choral tradition at St Nicholas Church in the Parish of Harpenden.

A Boys’ Choir has flourished since at least the 1900s
Our Girls’ Choir was founded in 2009
Our excellent Adult Choir consists of talented Sopranos, Contraltos, Counter-Tenors, Tenors, Baritones and Basses.
We have six Choral Scholars aged 15-18.

The choir sings regular Choral Eucharist and Choral Evensong weekly as well as occasional concerts and Cathedral trips. Training, music, robes, everything is provided for you and junior choristers even get paid!

You can see our previous music lists here -
and some of our videos from lockdown here -
as well as on our YouTube channel here -

If you are an experienced local choral singer, do consider joining us, we rehearse on Friday Evenings. Each section of the choir has one Sunday off a month.

Children aged 7 to 13 are welcome to join even if they have no previous experience! Children rehearse on Thursdays.

You can book our choristers and scholars to sing at your wedding, see our audio files for examples.


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More Awards for our Choristers! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-08-30T00:00:00Z">Mon 30 Aug 2021</span>More Awards for our Choristers! / Mon 30 Aug 2021

Four of our junior choristers took the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) Bronze Award exam (formerly Dean's Chorister) in August and were successful, all passing with high marks, either commended or highly commended. ...

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Nine Lessons and Carols / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-12-19T00:00:00Z">Sun 19 Dec 2021</span>Nine Lessons and Carols / Sun 19 Dec 2021

Join us for our annual traditional carol service with all your favourite Christmas hymns to join in and the excellent singing of the St Nicholas Church Choirs - Boys, Girls, Choral Scholars and Adults. 6.30pm on Sunda...

Concert of Music by Bach with Alina Orchestra / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-11-20T00:00:00Z">Sat 20 Nov 2021</span>Concert of Music by Bach with Alina Orchestra / Sat 20 Nov 2021

Join us at St Nic's for a glorious concert of music by Bach to set us up for Advent! Alina is a new professional orchestra with well known conductor Hilary Davan Wetton https://...

Choral Evensong 19 September / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-09-19T00:00:00Z">Sun 19 Sep 2021</span>Choral Evensong 19 September / Sun 19 Sep 2021

Choral Evensong sung by our trebles on Sunday 19 September 2021 at 6.30pm Psalm: 119:137-152 Hymns: 15, 384 Responses: Darlington Setting: Tallis Fauxbourdons arr. MacDonald Anthem: Gaelic Blessing Rutter

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Adult Choral Singers / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-09-30T00:00:00Z">Thu 30 Sep 2021</span>Adult Choral Singers / Thu 30 Sep 2021

Come and join our excellent adult choir! We are particularly keen to recruit tenors and basses but sopranos and altos are also welcome. We sing 'Cathedral' repertoire weekly including full Choral Evensong with varied re...

Choral Scholarships / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-11-30T00:00:00Z">Tue 30 Nov 2021</span>Choral Scholarships / Tue 30 Nov 2021

Experienced Choral singers in school years 10 to 13 are invited to apply for a Choral Scholarship in our choir. There is an honorarium of £50 to £100 per term, depending on number of rehearsals and services weekly. ...

Girls Choir vacancies from age 7 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-09-30T00:00:00Z">Thu 30 Sep 2021</span>Girls Choir vacancies from age 7 / Thu 30 Sep 2021

Make friends and gain musical skills at the same time, you even get paid! Our Girls’ Choir will have some vacancies for girls from age 7 this autumn. Email and see our webpage parishofHarpen...

My Videos

Stainer - Could ye not watchStainer - Could ye not watch

Could ye not watch with me? by Stainer, from The Crucifixion Soloist David Wright Organist Chris Muhley Director of Music Marie Price Recorded in Lockdown 2020

He is Risen - Cecil CopeHe is Risen - Cecil Cope

Recorded in Lockdown 2021 by our Choristers and Adults at home. Organist Chris Muhley Director of Music Marie Price

A New Commandment - Richard ShephardA New Commandment - Richard Shephard

Recorded in Lockdown. Director of Music Marie Price

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Hymns for WeddingsHymns for Weddings

MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING Music is an integral part of any wedding service and we can advise you on music matters and help you with music choices. St Nicholas Church can provide a choir, if requested, for weddings at...

Anthems for WeddingsAnthems for Weddings

MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING During the REGISTRATION OF THE MARRIAGE - Signing the Register Jesu, joy of man’s desiring by Bach Ave Maria by Schubert Psalm 23 by Goodall (Vicar of Dibley) He came singing love by Gibs...