St Swithun's Worcester


Events at St Swithun's...



As well as hosting occasional religious services and an entire programme of arts events, St Swithun's is open to visitors free of charge from April 25th to the end of September:

Fridays 11.30am - 1.30pm

Saturdays from 11.30am (variable closing times, to be advised through the season)

The church is open at these times thanks to Friends who act as volunteer stewards.


This year's series of organ recitals (1.10pm on Fridays) and other events:-

6th June 1.10pm: Students of Birmingham Conservatoire

13th June 1.10pm: James Luxton (Worcester Cathedral)

20th June 1.10pm: Thomas Allery (Oxford)

27th June 1.10pm: Peter Dyke (Hereford Cathedral)

4th July 1.10pm: Hilary Norris (organ) & Mark Baigent (oboe)

11th July 1.10pm: Christopher Allsop (Worcester Cathedral)

15th - 18th July: The St Swithun's Festival

15th July time tba: Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Vita of St Swithun

15th July 6.30pm: Tea Party

15th July 7.30pm: Choral Evensong
Sung by Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir

16th July through the day: The Festival Organathon
Call in as you please, stay as long as you wish, and hear the sound of the organs.

18th July 1.10pm: Andrew McCrea (St Swithun's): The Festival Recital, using both historic organs

18th July 7.30pm: Philip Thorby, Hilary Norris, David Hatcher: The Festival Concert

25th July 1.10pm: Jonathan Allsopp (Hereford Cathedral)

8th August 1.10pm: Hannah Gibson (Worcester)

15th August 1.10pm: Raymond Russell (Dublin)

22nd August 1.10pm: Henry Fairs (Birmingham Conservatoire & Birmingham University)

29th August 1.10pm: Micaela Schmitz (Broadway)

29th August 7.30pm: The Celebrity Concert to close the season: Michele Benuzzi plays the 'Queen Elizabeth' virginals in a musical tour of Renaissance Europe.

Recitals will use the 1795/1844 Gray/Nicholson organ, restored by Goetze & Gwynn in 2010, and also the Wetheringsett Organ (2002), the reconstruction of a Tudor organ of c.1530 currently on loan.

Admission Free to lunchtime organ recitals (retiring collection towards maintaining and promoting the organs)

We are grateful to The Elmley Foundation for financial support towards the recital series and the Festival Concert.

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