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Boys’ Choir trip to Winchester

 

On Wednesday May 11th, the college’s choir of boy trebles sang evensong in Winchester Cathedral. The choir sang music by Stanford and Noble, and was directed by Thomas Allery and accompanied by Ben Cunningham. 

The choir of boy trebles at Worcester College can be heard at choral evensong on Sundays and Tuesdays. Alto, tenor and bass choral scholars sing with the boys’ choir and with the college mixed choir which also sings twice per week during the University term. 

In July the choir will be touring to the Italian Riviera and presenting concerts in Bodighera and Nice.

Report of the trip from Sebastian, a year 5 chorister: 

On Wednesday the Worcester Boys’ Choir went to Winchester to sing an Evensong.  It was raining hard on the way but this did not dampen spirits.  We arrived in the Close at Winchester and parked in front of the huge Cathedral.  We then practised for a bit in the Choir and got used to the echoey sound, very different from our small chapel at Worcester.  We went down into the crypt which was flooded because the Cathedral is built on a water meadow and we could see where the Cathedral had sunk down in one corner.  We sang Smith responses, Noble in B Minor, Psalm 59 (which has 2 dogs mentioned in it) and O For a Closer Walk with God by Stanford.  It was nice to see some of our parents who came to support us.  Thank you to everyone who arranged the trip and helped on the day, most importantly Mr Allery, Mr Cunningham, Mr Mathieson and Mr Palotai.  Thank you to Mr Murray who drove the minibus through torrential rain! 

Winchester Cathedral 1

Winchester Cathedral 2