Autumn Concert
Tuesday 17th October, 7:30pm

Our Autumn Concert, taking place in the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon, on Tuesday 17 October at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £15, with £8 concessions for full-time students, available on the door, or in advance from Holy Trinity Bookshop, the Civic Hall Box Office, email (telephone: 01789 207 100) or from

The programme combines music from the Italian Renaissance with several settings of O Magnum Mysterium, the responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas. The first part contains images of oxen and a donkey next to the crib in which Jesus is laid: “O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger!” The second relates to the words with which Elizabeth welcomes Mary, mother of Jesus, on her visitation: “Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Alleluia!” Many composers over the centuries have set O Magnum Mysterium, including Byrd, Victoria, Gombert, Gabrieli, Palestrina, Poulenc, Morales, Lauridsen, Zelenka and many others. Our programme selects four settings, by Byrd, Victoria, Morten Lauridsen and Stephen Dodsworth. The other major vocal items are Claudio Monteverdi’s Messa a 4 voci da cappella, M XV, 59 and his Lauda, Jerusalem, SV 203, first published in 1650. We are delighted to be collaborating for the first time with Solihull-based organist Alex Woodrow, former Organ Scholar of Magdalene College, Cambridge. As well as accompanying the choir Alex will be performing organ solos by J. S. Bach, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Benjamin Britten.

Choral Evensong
Saturday 11 November, Lichfield Cathedral

Service of Choral Evensong performed at Lichfield Cathedral.

Cathedral website
Free entry

Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols
Tuesday 19 December, 7:30pm, Guild Chapel

Our traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. This will take place on Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 7.30pm at the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Entry is free, however tickets will be issued due to limited space in the chapel. Ticket details to follow.
The programme will include traditional carols in addition to several seasonal works.
We hope very much that you will join us for this festive conclusion to our activities this term.