One Parish, Three Churches

St Nicholas Music

The Choirs of St Nicholas Church are a notable and longstanding feature of the music and worship at the main, town-centre parish church of Harpenden.

The Boys’ choir tradition has flourished since at least 1945 when Stanley Milnes became organist.

The professional ‘Director of Music’ since then have included Michael Hammond (1972–75), Robert Gower (1975), Charles Collins (1975–81), Eric Pask (1981–2009), Jonathan Eyre (2009–10) and, most recently, Peter Hopkins (appointed May 2011).

The Girls’ Choir was founded in 2009.

The choirs sing at Sunday Eucharist and Evensong and on Feast days.

More details about the choir, including how to join are available from the Parish Office.