Epiphany Carol Service
The Festival begins with a celebration of the Epiphany in a special carol service of readings and music, featuring iconic choral works as well as lesser-known gems. The service opens with the famous Coventry Carol and includes hymns and carols for all to sing. Come and join us for this traditional, candle-lit service, with drinks to follow in the Cloister.
Thursday 17 January, at 6 pm, in the College Chapel. Please arrive by 5.50 pm in order to be seated. Free admission; no ticket required.
Friday 24 January
Join Worcester Music undergraduates Will Harmer and Alex Wilson as they take to the piano and saxophone for an improvisatory recital.
1-2 pm. Free.
In an atmospheric evening recital, Graduate Organist Daniel Mathieson plays all 12 Chorale Preludes on Gregorian Chant themes by Jeanne Demessieux. The organ pieces are interspersed with the ancient chants on which they are based.
8 pm. Free.
Saturday 25 January
The Chapel Choir performs Handel’s famous masterpiece, Messiah, in the College Chapel. There is a great deal of variety in this work dating from 1741, which tells the story of the life of Christ and of the prophecy of the Messiah in great choruses and colourful arias. In this performance, the choir is joined by by period instrument ensemble 1714.
7 pm, in the College Chapel. £10 (£5 Worcester students)
Sunday 26 January
In this special event, you become the performer as Worcester’s Director of Chapel Music, Stephen Darlington, directs a Come and Sing afternoon working on Handel’s famous Coronation Anthems.
From 2-4 pm in the Chapel. £15 for participants. Recital (free to audience) at 4 pm.
Join the boy trebles and choral scholars of the Choir for this special service which concludes the Festival.
5.45 pm, in the College Chapel. Free.