Epiphany Festival

Thursday 18th January 2018 to Sunday 21st January 2018

"On behalf of Worcester College, I warmly invite the people of Oxford to join us in January 2018, for the beginning of a new year and a new term, as we celebrate our inaugural Epiphany Festival. It will showcase our amazing musical students and Chapel Choir, linking performance with scholarship through collaborations between academics and performers. There will be a wide range of music from the Tudor polyphony of Byrd to the Georgian glory of Handel to the mighty organ works of Howells, offering something for everyone!"

- Sir Jonathan Bate, Provost.

Festival programme

Carol Service, Thursday 18 January, 6 pm. The Mixed Choir will sing a Service of Carols to celebrate the season of Epiphany. There will be drinks and refreshments in the Cloisters after the service. Admission is free.

Harpsichord Masterclass, Friday 19 January, 2 pm. With Professor Terence Charlston in the Chapel. Admission is free.

'Byrd and Beer', Friday 19 January, 8 pm - 10 pm. Early music by sixteenth-century composers, alongside craft beer tasting in association with Tap Social, a local Oxford brewery. To be held in Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre. £10 per head.

Handel's Messiah, Saturday 20 January, 7 pm. The Chapel Choir performs Handel's Messiah in the Chapel. £10 per head.  There will be a pre-concert talk by the Chaplain at 5.30 pm in Lecture Room B, for which admission is free.

Venetian Vespers, Sunday 21 Jan, 5.45 pm. Music by Vivaldi, sung by the Choir, accompanied by period instruments. Bishop Philip North will preach. There will be a pre-service talk at 4.45 pm in Lecture Room B. Admission is free for both events.

For further information and to book tickets for Byrd and Beer and Handel's Messiah, please visit the Festival page on the Chapel website.