We are excited to announce a series of organ recitals given by internationally renowned organists. We are particularly excited to welcome back Professor Lionel Rogg for his first recital here for two years.
Organ Recital Series – DATES
Sunday 18th June 17h00 Lionel Rogg
Sunday 9th July 17h00 Mark Jones
Friday 18th August 20h00 Bruce Neswick
Sunday 27th August 17h00 Humberto Salvagnin
Sunday 17th September 17h00 Diego Innocenzi
Sunday 24th September 17h00 Adrian Roberts
Sunday 1st October 17h00 Keith Dale
Sunday 8th October 17h00 Vincent Thévenaz
Sunday 29th October 17h00 Alan Woodbridge
Sunday 5th November 17h00 Mark Jones
Sunday 12th November 17h00 Margaret Philipps
Worcester Cathedral Residency
(7th – 11th August 2017)
Holy Trinity Church Choir has just returned from a second successful trip to Worcester Cathedral, where our Musical Director, Mark Charles was a lay clerk for 10 years. The choir sang five choral Evensongs and all five were directed by Mark Charles or Mark Jones, Assistant Musical Director, both of whom also played the cathedral organ. The choir were joined by an old friend, former Director of Music here at HTC, Keith Dale, who sang with us prior to taking up his new appointment at Hexham Abbey. Canon Alex also flew in to join the choir for 2 of the services.
All in all, we numbered about 26, including people joining us from the chaplaincies in Lausanne and Zurich. Many of us took advantage of the excellent accommodation offered by the University of Worcester – walking distance from the Cathedral and a good breakfast as well.
The music we sang was typical of an Anglican Cathedral and featured music by 2 local composers: Thomas Tompkins (Organist at Worcester from 1596 to 1649), and Edward Elgar (born nearby and with his own memorial window in the Cathedral).
The choir enjoyed a tour of the Cathedral Library, which houses 300 medieval manuscripts ranging from the 10th to the 15th Century, along with over 20,000 archive documents.
For those who have not visited the beautiful city of Worcester, Worcester Cathedral has fine position overlooking the River Severn. It houses the tombs of King John (of Magna Carta fame), Prince Arthur (elder brother of Henry VIII) and the prime minister Stanley Baldwin. The Cathedral is a very musical place, being the host this year’s annual Three Choirs Festival. This is probably the world’s oldest continuously running choral music festival, having started in approximately 1719, and rotates between the cities of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester.
Sunday 3rd December, 7 pm
Advent Carol Service, candlelit and followed by seasonal drinks!
December 24th 5.30pm Christmas Eve at the Cathedrale de St-Pierre:
- Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols sung by the Holy Trinity Choir and Guest Singers
- Preceded at 5.00 by an organ recital.