First UK Choir Festival comes to St Albans this weekend

Russell Scott

Russell Scott - Credit: Archant

Choirs from all over the UK will be coming together in St Albans this weekend for a first-ever festival to give them the opportunity to be taught by some of the top workshop leaders in the UK.

The UK Choir Festival is being held on Saturday and Sunday (29/30) in the Jubilee Hall at St Albans High Street for Girls and will be opened by the Mayor, Cllr Frances Leonard.

It is a new festival aimed at supporting, training and bringing together choirs from across the UK to develop and learn their craft.

Producer and musical director Russell Scott, said the festival was designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and style, whether they be a local community choir, a cappella choir, school choir, choral society or barbershop choir.

Leading the workshops are Dominic Peckham, Ben Parry, Pete Churchill, Joanna Tomlinson, Ben Sawyer, Bazil Meade, Joanna L’Estrange and Russell Scott. Each day will culminate in an opportunity for each choir to perform on stage.

Russell commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be producing this event and are humbled by the support and enthusiasm we have received from the industry.

“It promises to be a fantastic experience for everyone involved. We need a platform for choirs to learn from the very best, to enable them to collaborate, learn and develop.”

More information can be found here.