The Story of St Alban at the home of St Alban

The story of Britain's first martyred saint receives a second performance at St Albans Cathedral

At 45 minutes, The Story of St Alban is my longest commissioned work and last night it received an excellent and moving second performance at the home of St Alban himself, the magnificent St Albans Cathedral. The actual story of St Alban is less well known but he was Britain’s first martyred saint. It is somewhat gruesome in places but brilliantly told by lyricist Andy Rashleigh. The work ends with a setting of The Alban Prayer. At that moment during the performance last night, the fabulous medieval wall painting of St Alban and St Amphibalus was lit up, a wonderful moment of bringing together music, visual and aesthetic.

Many thanks to St Albans Choral Society, ensemble Orchestra Nova, school choirs from St Albans High and City Schools, narrator Carl Heap, baritone Michael Burke and conductor George Vass for a memorable evening.

The Story of St Alban at the home of St Alban
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