This week, we have something from the archive. Bob Little and Peter Jenkin used to take part in an annual concert for charity, and in 2013 they perofmred at All Saints' Church, Berkhamsted Flanders' and Swann's satire of the British tradesman: The Gas Man Cometh.

In their younger days, Peter and his wife Jo were members of many local societies, and Peter could be found accompanying rehearsals all over the area.

Bob has also sung with many companies in the area including Opera East and Felici, and last year took part in our production of The Boatswain's Mate and our Gilbert and Sullivan concerts. He was about to play St Brioche in The Merry Widow when lockdown struck us in March.


Details of our 2020/2021 Season here


Welcome to St Albans Chamber Opera's 32nd season.

SACO was founded in 1987 by opera singer Phyl Swindlehurst and music director David Ireson to provide performing opportunities for the many talented singers living in and around St Albans, Hertfordshire, and to involve young people in performing and attending opera.

The company has a good reputation for providing first class music theatre on a small budget and is virtually self-supporting.

An annual production at the Abbey Theatre in the Spring is supplemented with studio performances, concerts and workshops in a variety of unusual and attractive venues.



SACO relies on the generosity of our supporters. There are two main ways in which you can show your support:

When you shop online, you can raise funds for SACO from your favourite online shops by shopping via The Giving Machine who will donate a small percentage of the amount you spend to SACO. It does not cost you anything, but every penny we raise helps us with our next production.

Click here to find out more about The Giving Machine.

SACO also has an active group of Friends and Patrons who, through a monthly donation, make a valuable contribution to the company. If you are a UK taxpayer, your donation may also be gift-aided, which helps even more. 

In return, you will be the first to hear about our events, and receive a discount voucher for our Spring production.


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