Musical Treats…

Choirs and Music, Music, Special Services

Opera

As you may know, trained singers from London’s City Lit Opera School will be delighting audiences this coming weekend as they perform a free Opera concert in St Nicholas’ Church, Worth on Saturday 28 April at 7pm.

Presenting scenes from Delibes’s Lakmé, Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte and La clemenza di Tito, Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Nino Rota’s I due timidi, and Gilbert & Sullivan, The Gondoliers, the concert in the 11th oldest church in the country, promises to be a delightful occasion.

To ensure the concert is accessible to all, Fr. Michael Boag, Rector of Worth Parish, has said it will be free. Suggested donations of £5 or more from those who can afford it would be most welcomed towards the cost of hosting and providing refreshments.

Choral Evensong

A second rare musical treat occurs at St Nicholas’ on Sunday 6 May at 6.30pm when Choral Evensong will be sung by Worth Choir, directed by Alex Hiam.  Music will include:

  • Preces and Responses, William Smith (1603-1645)
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D Minor, Thomas Walmisley (1814-1856)
  • Though I speak with the tongues of men, Edward Bairstow (1874-1946

This is a beautiful traditional service which has been sung since the Sixteenth Century. Again, it is free to come along and hear this living musical heritage performed in the 11th oldest church in the country and one of the very oldest churches still in continuous use.

For more about Worth Choir, click here. For what to expect at Evensong, click here.