The St. Albans Cathedral Ex-Choristers Association (established in 2007) serves to provide a point of contact between current and former choristers of the Cathedral and Cathedral Girls Choirs, Lay Clerks and musicians, with the aim of developing or rekindling friendships rooted in their experiences at the Cathedral.

We welcome support from members and friends by attending events, monetary contributions, or updates of our records, in order to sustain the work of the Association for the years to come.

News & Events

Simon Preston CBE

It is with sadness that I report that Honorary Member Simon Preston CBE,  distinguished organist, conductor and composer died on 13th May 2022 at the age of 83. Simon was sub-organist of Westminster Abbey from 1962 to 1967 and, in 1968 came to St Albans to cover for Peter Hurford before becoming organist of Christ …

Alban Notes #53 – Spring 2022

The latest edition of the ECA newsletter, Alban Notes, is now available to download. Alban Notes #53 – Spring 2022 A full archive of ECA Newsletters going back to November 2007 is now available here – Newsletters


It was with sadness that we learned of the passing last week of Peter Pearson at the age of 94. Peter served as a tenor and later bass Lay Clerk from 1959 to 1987. He will be remembered by many ex-choristers as ‘camp master’ at the annual summer choir camps held in Luccombe. I shall …