History of the Choir

Quorum was founded in September 1989 as a group of ten singers to sing at the celebrations for the opening of the Dagnall Street Baptist Church, Cross Street Centre, St Albans.

The choir continued in this form until 1996, when Ewart Hopkins became Musical Director. The choir was subsequently expanded first to sixteen and later to twenty voices, and made the Comper Chapel at All Saints Pastoral Centre London Colney its main concert venue. It is here that the choir gained a good reputation for the tonal quality of its a capella singing. The choir eventually changed its name to "Quorum Singers of St Albans".

Following the closure of the Comper Chapel, the choir established itself mainly in churches in and around the St Albans area.

Constituted as a Charitable Organisation, the choir has raised many thousands of pounds for several local and national charities. 

Over the years we have been privileged to join up with other choirs and musicians to share in music making - of note was the summer of 2008 and  2010 when the choir featured with the South Wales Male Choir in concerts at St Albans Cathedral in aid of The Willow Foundation.

The choir as it is now 

Now under the Directorship of Marianna Freeman, we are a self-financed, friendly SATB choir of around 20 singers, performing a wide range of Sacred and Secular music, both accompanied and unaccompanied. Marianna has developed the repertoire of the choir and has been instrumental in introducing works by local and contemporary composers. Quorum's joyful singing continues to delight audiences with varied programmes to suit all tastes, whilst raising money for worthy causes.


NEXT CONCERT Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7.30pm, Borehamwood Baptist Church, 12 Furzehill Road WD6 2DF
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