Choral Evensong August 25 2019

Choirs and Music, Evensong, Special Services

Aug_EvensongWe are delighted to welcome back Eric Spencer and his choir Quinquagesima to sing a joint Evensong with Worth Choir. Eric was a previous Director of Music at St Nicholas,’ and now lives in South Africa.

Come and listen to this traditional and beautiful service held in the tranquil surroundings of the 11th oldest church in the country. Music will include:

  • Almighty and everlasting god, by Orlando Gibbons (1583 -1625)
  • My soul there is a country far, by Hubert Parry (1848 -1918)
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D by by George Dyson (1883 – 1964)
  • Preces and Responses by Herbert Sumsion (1899 -1995)

Free entry although contributions are always welcome to the upkeep of our buildings. Refreshments afterwards.

Choral Evensong July 14 2019

Choirs and Music, Evensong, Special Services

JulyEvensongA rare chance to come and listen to the traditional and beautiful service of Evensong held in the tranquil surroundings of the 11th oldest church in the country. Sung by Worth Choir and Directed by Alex Hiam.

If you are not accustomed to this traditional service, it is one that has been sung regularly in Church since the Sixteenth Century, and was based on the Services held daily in the medieval church. It’s the high proportion of music in Evensong which distinguishes it from other church services.

It is free to come to hear its choral music, performed live and to a high standard. and music will include:

  • Preces and Responses by Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 1656)
  • Like as the Hart by Herbert Howells (1892 -1983)
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F by George Dyson (1883 – 1964).

Followed by drinks and nibbles and with a collection towards the refurbishment of our buildings.

  • For more about our choir, click here.
  • For directions to our church, click here.

Chichester Cathedral Choir Sing Evensong

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We were very lucky today to have the wonderful boys and men of Chichester Cathedral Choir to sing Evensong at St Nicholas’, Worth. They were so well-behaved and polite, and of course, made a lovely sound in the acoustics of our ancient building. It was such a treat for all who were there, and thank you to all for giving so generously in the retiring collection.  For those who couldn’t make it, please enjoy these photographs.

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Get Singing ! Our Music List for August

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Worth Choir will sing at the 10am service on Sunday 29 July and then takes its summer break, returning for the 10am service on Sunday 2 September.

So warm up your voices – we want to hear you!

If you want to know what you’ll be singing, click here for the music list for August.

Chichester Cathedral Choir Visiting

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Save the date of Sunday October 21 2018 !

We are delighted to announce that Chichester Cathedral Choir will be visiting St Nicholas’ Worth, to sing Choral Evensong at 4pm. Refreshments afterwards.

Full details of music will be announced in due course.

 

 

Musical Treats…

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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.

Opera Comes to St Nicholas’

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We are pleased to announce that experienced classical singers from City Lit Opera in London will be performing in our Saxon church on April 28th at 7pm.

The concert, which will include scenes from Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Cosí fan tutte and The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan, will be accessible to all (that is, free) with a retiring collection (suggested donation £5) to cover costs.

City Lit Opera School provides further specialized training for those interested in applying for entry to conservatoires or for entering the profession, with participants coming from a range of backgrounds and experiences.

Artistic Director of City Lit Opera, Colin Baldy comes from Lewes, Sussex. His career encompasses performing, teaching choral classes and vocal masterclasses, directing (both musical and stage) and he has also written several books on vocal technique.

Musical Director Peter Crockford studied at the Birmingham School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music and began his career as a répétiteur with Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Operas, New Sadlers Wells Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and Welsh National Opera. As a Musical Director and conductor, he has toured widely in Europe and the Middle and Far East taking operas and concerts to such far flung places as Kathmandu and Karachi.

Please put the date in your diaries and join us for this evening.