One Parish, Three Churches

Music at St Nicholas Church 

Choirs of St Nicholas Harpenden


Choir Members – click here

There is a long standing choral tradition at St Nicholas.  A Boys’ Choir has flourished since at least the 1900s and our Girls’ Choir was founded in 2009.  Our excellent Adult Choir consists of talented Sopranos, Altos, Counter-Tenors, Tenors, Baritones and Basses.

The choirs sing at 9.30 Sunday Eucharist and 6.30 Choral Evensong and on Feast Days.


Boys and Girls may join the choirs from the age of seven and receive not only free musical and singing training, but also pocket money for attending, and fees for singing at Weddings!  Choristers move on to the adult section from about age 14 or when their voice changes. The boys and girls rehearse and sing services both separately and together, with and without the adult choir.

There are no auditions for the junior choirs as children will learn ‘on the job’, but to join the adult section you will need to be able to read music competently.  More details about the choir, including how to join, are available from the Director of Music or you can DOWNLOAD our recruitment document

Marie Price joined us as Director of Music in 2018 

Our Organists are Chris Muhley and Hannah Gill.

Eric Pask is our Organist Emeritus and is a great supporter of the choir

The Church and Choirs are affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music. For further info, visit the RSCM St Albans, Hertford and Bedford Area website

Music Lists

October 2019




Music Group and Orchestra

We have a Music Group who lead the worship at the 11.30 Morning Praise service every week.

We also convene an Orchestra on occasion for certain services, including the Crib Services on Christmas Eve.

If you are interested in joining the Music Group or Orchestra, contact the Director of Music who will connect you to the relevant people.

Organists and Directors of Music have included :

CB Kaye (around 1886)
ER Billingham (1897-1933)
HEW Sanders (1993-1940)
Connie Hogan (1940-1942)
J Loggie (1942-1943)
Stanley Bennett (1943-1944)
Stanley Milnes (1945-1970)
Victor Bowden and Mary Searby (1970-1972)
Michael Hammond (1972–75)
Robert Gower (1975-1976)
Charles Collins (1976–1981)
John Mower (1981-1983)
Norman Hurrle (1983)
Alan Boston (1983-1984)
Jonathan Walton (1984-1985)
Eric Pask (1981–2009)
Jonathan Eyre (2009–10)
Peter Hopkins (2011-2017)
Rob Bishop (2017-2018)