St Albans Symphony Orchestra (SASO) will return to St Saviour's Church for a concert next month.

The concert will take place on Saturday, May 11, with doors opening at 6.50pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets are available from or via

Nave seats are £18, and aisle seats are £15, with £5 tickets for students and £2 tickets for accompanied children.

Tickets can be bought on the door and may be reserved by emailing or calling 07753 742543.

SASO will perform Grażyna Bacewicz’s Overture, William Walton’s Cello Concerto, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Sixth Symphony.

The performance will feature guest conductor Orlando Jopling and cellist Ben Tarlton.

Bacewicz's overture was composed in 1943, during the German occupation of Poland, Grażyna’s home.

With its clear form and short, contrasting segments, it aims to pack the power of a larger symphony into just six minutes.


Meanwhile Walton's Cello Concerto has been described as "introspective, with a ticking rhythm throughout the work suggesting the inexorable passage of time".

First performed in 1948, Vaughan Williams' Sixth Symphony is described as a large-scale complex 20th century masterpiece of "unsettling emotional content".

There will be a 20-minute interval with an opportunity to buy refreshments.