We come to our 52nd and last weekly Virtual Tea Concert: the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi's Nabucco, sung by twenty-three members of the company and accompanied by Julian Barber and me - our first piano duet! Because government restrictions preventing amateur singers gathering indoors continued during June, we have again recorded from our homes, but this has meant that our singers from all over the country have been able to take part. You will find us in the video along the banks, not of the River Jordan, but of the River Ver in Sopwell.

I do hope that you have enjoyed this year of virtual recordings. We still have one or two recordings to publish, but we will be saving these until the run up to our live concerts in the Autumn.


Details of our 2021/2022  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.