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Choral and Organ Awards Open Day

The Chapel will host prospective applicants to organ and choral scholarships on the afternoon of Saturday of 0th week (22 April). Choral Evensong will be sung by the Mixed Choir at 6.15 pm.


First College Evensong of Term

Come and celebrate Eastertide in Chapel on Sunday of 1st week (23 April) at 5.45 pm. Drinks will follow in the Memorial Room.


Joint Service with Haileybury Chapel Choir

The Mixed Choir will host a visit from Haileybury Chapel Choir on Monday of 3rd week (8 May); the two choirs will sing Evensong together at 6.15 pm.


The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

Worcester Chapel is delighted to be one of the venues for the inaugural visit to Oxford of this exciting London Festival on Tuesday of 3rd week (9 May). The trebles will sing Choral Evening Prayer at 6.15 pm. At 7.00, a pre-concert talk will precede a concert (at 7.30) sung by the Mixed Choir to celebrate the 90th birthday of composer John Joubert. For more, including details of lectures by former Chaplain the Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold and by Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury, see http://www.lfccm.com/lfccm-in-oxford-2017


Joint Service with Bromsgrove School Chapel Choir

The Choir from our sister foundation Bromsgrove School (also established by Sir Thomas Cookes) will join the Mixed Choir for Evensong     at 6 pm on Thursday of 3rd week.


Boys’ Choir Reunion

The first ever reunion of members of the Boys’ Choir will be held, in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral School, on Saturday of 3rd week (13 May). For more details, contact Mr Allery or the Cathedral School office.


Joint Service with St Peter’s College Choir

The Mixed Choir will be joined by the Choir of St Peter’s for Evensong on Thursday of 4th week (18 May).


Ascension Day Eucharist

There will be a celebration of the Eucharist on Thursday of 5th week (25 May) to mark the Ascension of Christ.


Visit by the Choir of Thomas Hardye School

Evensong on Saturday of 5th week (27 May) will be sung by the Choir of Thomas Hardye School, who are regular visitors to College.


Roman Catholic Mass

The Catholic Chaplaincy will celebrate Mass in our Chapel on Monday of 6th week (29 May) at 6.15 pm, with the setting sung by the Mixed Choir. All are welcome to attend.


Leavers’ Evensong

All are invited to Leavers’ Evensong on Sunday of 8th week (11 June) when we will say goodbye to those who are leaving the College this year. The Provost will preach.


End of Year Concerts

Sing we and Chant it Weather permitting, the Mixed Choir and Staff Choir will present a concert of light music on Nuffield Lawn on Monday of 8th week (details to follow).  On Thursday of 8th at 6 pm the Combined Choirs will present a concert in Chapel featuring anthems by Handel and Purcell, and Vivaldi’s Magnificat accompanied by period string instruments.

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