History of the Society
In 1964 members of the congregation approached the cathedral organist and master of choristers Dr Roland Middleton, to ask him to stage a performance of Handel’s Messiah in the cathedral at Christmas time. This event was so successful that he decided to form a permanent choir, to be called the St Asaph Cathedral Choral Society.
Over 50 years later members of the St Asaph Choral Society have performed over one hundred concerts of both sacred and secular choral music.
The choir has enjoyed close links with the cathedral: indeed four of its seven conductors have held the post of Cathedral Organist and Master of the Choristers. Members are aware of the privilege they enjoy in singing in the beautiful surroundings of the cathedral and enjoying the splendid acoustics of the building.
The Society currently has members drawn from St Asaph and the surrounding district and their ages range from the twenties to the late eighties.
Under the baton of their director and conductor, Graham Eccles, the members of the Society look forward to many more years of choral singing together.