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

Choirs and Music, Evensong, Special Services

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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Chichester Cathedral Choir Visiting

Choirs and Music, Events, Music, News, Special Services

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.

 

 

Choir Gears Up for Choral Evensong

Choirs and Music

We’d love you to come along to Choral Evensong this Sunday, 26 February at 6.30pm.  Sung by Worth Choir and Directed by Alex Hiam, music will include
Preces and Responses by William Byrd, Canticles in D Minor by Walmisley, and the anthem “A Litany” by William Walton.

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 The Guardian calls Evensong “One of England’s richest heritages – a living musical tradition that costs nothing to experience live.” –