Click to hear the choir
of St Andrew's
Sound recordings freeze moments in time and when played back allow us to understand, to experience, to be immersed in and to relive those precious moments.
These recordings, on every format from 78s to CDs, from Anglican & Roman Catholic choirs, are part of our cultural and musical heritage. services.
The recording of choirs, both great and small, has a long and illustrious history, stretching way back to 1902.
For in October of that year St Andrew's, Wells Street, London became the very first choir to issue a gramophone record.
This momentous occasion marked the beginning of a priceless recorded choral heritage unique to this country.
Preserved for future generations
The Archive's raison d'etre is to collect and preserve recordings from 1902 to the present day and in the fullness of time will be gifted to an educational institution.rvices.