“It wouldn’t be New Year’s Day in St Albans without the annual concert at St Albans Abbey provided by the city’s symphony orchestra,” says critic John Manning, writing in the Herts Advertiser (10/1/19)
“For hundreds of people it is a much-loved annual event that brings an extra sparkle and evening of fun to the first day of the year. And this year’s event proved no exception to the rule with a first half packed with exciting and sometimes little-known works and a second concentrating on great music from the films.”
He adds that: “Throughout the evening the orchestra performed outstandingly. In recent years it has shown a steady Improvement in quality of performance and this concert was one of the best to date….
“All in all this was a fun evening of good and well-played music and one which will, hopefully, Introduce more people to the orchestra’s regular concerts.”