Radlett Choir has been making music for 65 years. A hallmark of Radlett Choir is its friendliness. While we work hard in rehearsals under the guidance of our terrific Music Director Alex Flood, rehearsals are also light-hearted and fun, and there is an opportunity to catch up with others during the tea break. It’s a wonderful chance to take a night off, concentrate on singing and enjoy each other’s company!
The Choir was previously known as Radlett Choral Society. It relaunched in January 2020 as Radlett Choir, and has a fantastic music program planned for the year! To see us in action, please visit our Gallery. To find out more from our choir members and Music Director, please see the video below.
Composer, conductor and organist Alexander Flood read Music at Oxford with John Caldwell and Guy Newbury, and attended the composition classes of Robert Sherlaw-Johnson and Robert Saxton. He held the organ scholarships of Jesus College, Oxford, and St Albans Cathedral, having studied with John Wellingham and at the Norddeutsche Orgelakademie. Postgraduate studies culminated in a Ph.D. in Composition from King’s College, London, supervised by the Argentine composer Silvina Milstein, and Sir George Benjamin, pupil of Messiaen and Goehr. His cantata Born in Flight was premiered in 2016 to great acclaim.
In addition to directing Radlett Choir, Alex is Assistant Director of Music at St Peter’s Church, St Albans, and conducts Great Missenden Choral Society and Sandringham Community Choir. As an organist, he has recently played recitals in London, Oxford, St Albans, and Lübeck, Münster, Weingarten, Würzburg and Marburg in Germany. He teaches piano at Wycombe Abbey School and has a thriving practice of private pupils. He also teaches conducting and lectures at the University of Chichester.
Music we sing
The choir sings a diverse range of choral music, from the great oratorios like Messiah, to famous pieces of choral music by Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn, to pieces by renowned composers like John Rutter and Bob Chilcott. We also enjoy exploring neglected early music and other unusual and interesting areas of choral repertoire, as well as highlights from the operatic, folk and contemporary worlds.
As a member of the St Cecilia Festival Society, we perform at St Albans Cathedral every two years, including most recently, Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Sea Symphony’ in October 2019.
For details about the pieces we’re singing this year, and examples of music we have performed in the past, please see the concerts section of this page.