Peter PearsonIt 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 be happy to forward any tributes to his widow, Kay (via

A more extended tribute will be included in the next issue of Alban Notes.

Simon Trott

Concert of Madrigals & Motets – Saturday 17th July

Performed by

The Trinity Consort, a group of young professional singers from Cambridge (including former Abbey Girl Chorister and recently elected committee member of the ECA, Nina Vinther),  are delighted to be sharing a programme of motets and madrigals traversing five centuries. The music will range from the polyphony of Tallis and Byrd to the rich harmonic palettes of Harris and Parry.

Saturday 17 July 2021, 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Harpenden

£12 (adults) · £5 (under 18s)
Tickets only available in advance at:
St John’s Road, Harpenden, AL5 1DJ

Simon Johnson moves to Westminster Cathedral

Former Assistant Master of the Music Simon Johnson has been appointed as Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral.  He has been organist and assistant director of music at St Paul’s Cathedral since 2008 and will take up his new post on 1 September 2021.  He will join former Organ Scholar Marco Sever who took up his post as Organ Scholar of Westminster Cathedral last September.