Concerts and Recitals are held here regularly at Worcester Cathedral.

Apply to hold a Concert

  • Worcester Cathedral welcomes concert applications from choirs, ensembles, soloists, orchestras, music groups and organisations who wish to arrange a concert. 

If you are interested in holding a ticketed concert at Worcester Cathedral click here to find out more and fill in an enquiry form. 

If you would like to enquire about holding a Lunchtime concert or recital, please contact Christopher Allsop in our Music Department.

See our up and coming concerts and recitals below or click Whats on? 

2015

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Tues 21 April, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital by
Tom Winpenny
Assistan Master of the Music
St Alban's Cathedral
Free admission, retiring collection

 

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Tues 28 April, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital by
Christopher Allsop
Assistant Director of Music
Worcester Cathedral
Free admission, retiring collection

 

 

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Mon 4 May, 12.15 - 12.55pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital by
Andrew Forbes
Director of Music
Glasgow Cathedral and 
winner of the 2014 Northern Ireland 
International Organ Competition

 

Sat 9 May, 12.30 - 1.30pm
Lunchtime Recital by
Volcano Choir
Supporting Maggs Day Centre
Free admission, retiring collection

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Tues 12 May, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital by
David Aprahamian Liddle
Organist St Barnabas, Pimlico, London
Free admission, retiring collection

 

 

 

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Tues 2 June, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital by
Justin Miller
Sub Assistant Organist
Worcester Cathedral
Free admission, retiring collection

 

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Sat 13 June, 7.30pm
Handel's 'Israel in Egypt'
Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir
Lichfield Chamber Choir
Chamber Orchestra
For more information

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Mon 15 – 18 June
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary lunchtime concert series
Four concerts shared by the musicians of Worcester Cathedral and the English Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by and reflecting the concept of Liberty.  The series will include music in chronological order from the time of King John to the present day.  
Free to attend, retiring collection.  
Kindly sponsored by the Friends of Worcester Cathedral
Free to attend, retiring collection. 

 

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Mon 15 June, 12.15 - 1.15pm
Magna Carta 800 Celebration Lunchtime Concert
Concert 1:  Plainsong Plus
An appreciation of vocal music composed between the years 1215 – 1415 including extracts from the volumes of music contained in Worcester Cathedral’s medieval library and with particular relevance to this place.
Free to attend, retiring collection. 

 

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Tues 16 June, 12.15 - 1.15pm
Magna Carta 800 Celebration Lunchtime Concert
Concert 2:  The Golden Age
The rich wealth of music which covered the reformation up to and including the Tudor period.  Worcester Cathedral’s top singers perform in the architectural space of that era music of the King and Queens of England.
Free to attend, retiring collection. 

 

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Wed 17 June, 12.15 - 1.15pm
Magna Carta 800 Celebration Lunchtime Concert
Concert 3:  Prayers for Peace and Freedom
ESO Chamber Music

Cello Improvisation based on the subject of freedom
Corinne Frost - cello & Janine Smith - piano
Shostakovich - Sonata in D minor opus 40
Amazing Grace
Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Figaro
This programme celebrates Magna Carta by exploring the theme of freedom.  We begin with a cello improvisation based on the concept of liberty and the rights of the people The Shostakovich sonata reflects his response to the oppression of the communist regime that he was living under.  Amazing Grace tells the story of slave trader John Newton's conversion and conveys his vision of freedom through the grace of God.  Finally the Marriage of Figaro depicts the peasants' response to the droit de seigneur which gave rulers unlimited powers over their subjects - their comic vistory reflects the real curtailing of such powers in Magna Carta.
Free to attend, retiring collection

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Thurs 18 June, 12.15 - 1.15pm
Magna Carta 800 Celebration Lunchtime Concert
Concert 4:  America's March Toward Freedom
ESO Chamber Music
Bass-baritone Matthew Sharp.  ESO artist-in-association
Samuel Barber - 'Dover Beach' for Baritone and String Quartet
Kile Smith -  'Plain Truths' for Baritone and String Quartet
Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet in F Major 'American'
Matthew Sharp, Baritone
Our celebrations of Magna Cartaa continue with a programme looking at the evolution of freedom in the United States.  Kile Smith has been regularly hailed as one of the greatest American composers of our time - his song cycle Plain Truths is a richly observed portrait of life in the small town of Newburyport.  Massachusetts, from Revolutionary rumblings through the Emancipation movement of the 1850's-60's through to the modern day.  Dvorak's beloved 'American' Quartet was first published with a different title - a word now considered a radical slur.  Dvorak's inspiration was to highlight the musical riches of African-American culture and the complexities of the Black experience.  American cellist Kenneth Woods introduces this fascinating programme featuring the ESO's newest artist-in-association, Matthew Sharp.
Free to attend, retiring collection.

 

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Fri 19 June, 7.30pm
Beethoven the Revolutionary
English Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Woods - Principal Conductor
Magna Carta 800 Celebration Concert
Mozart - Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Beethoven - Overture and Incidental music from Egmont
Ben Humphrey - narrator
April Fredrick - soprano
Beethoven - Symphony no.3 'Eroica'
Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' is now one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire,
but his setting of Lorenzo Da Ponte's libretto, in which servants and aristocrats are depicted as not only co-equal human beings, but in which the servants outwit their masters, was considered wildly radical and provocative in its day.  No composer has more eloquently argued for the cause of human freedom than Beethoven - his incidental music for Goethe's Egmont brings to life one nation's struggle for liberty as a powerful metaphone for the struggle for freedom across generations, as does his Third Symphony.  Originally written infervent sympathy with the French Revolution.  Beethoven changed the title from 'Bonaparte' to 'Eroica' when the French leader crowned himself Emporer of France.  For Beethoven, victory and freedom belong to all who fight for it.
Tickets from Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427

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Tues 23 June, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital by
Anthony Pinel
Director of Music St Chad's Shrewsbury
Free admission, retiring collection

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Tues 30 June, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital by
Hannah Gibson
Birmingham  Conservatoire
Free admission, retiring collection

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Tues 7 July. 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital by
Oliver Waterer
Organist and Master of the  Choristers
St David's Cathedral
Free admission, retiring collection

Sat 11 July, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Recital by
Test Valley Brass
Free admission, retiring collection

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Sat 3 October, 6.45pm
7th Anniversary of the Kenneth Tickell Quire Organ
Recitalist to be confirmed
Tickets on the door, and in advance from the Cathedral Shop
£14 (under 18's free)

 

 

Fri 30 October, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime Recital by
Sheffield Chorale
Free admission, retiring collection

 

 

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