Christmas Course 2021 – Worcester College, Oxford

Venue Worcester College, Oxford
Start date 20/12/21
End date 21/12/21
Festive Music: carols and Festive Music from around the world
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About the course

Come and sing with us at Christmas! This is a special course with special music!

We are delighted that Worcester College, Oxford have generously allowed us to host our course at this college.

This Christmas, we will be singing a range of carols and festive music from around the world. We will include some music history and appreciation, some music theory and tips to develop vocal technique.

Repertoire will focus on:
– The Shepherd’s pipe carol: John Rutter
– Sing Lullaby: trad. Basque
– Quem Pastores: trad. German
– Adam lay ybounden: Boris Ord
– The Calypso Carol: Michael Perry

The course will be led by Dr Edward Wickham, Director of Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (  and Thomas Allery, former Director of Music at Worcester College, Oxford. (   

There will be an informal concert at the end of each day, 3.15 on Monday and 3pm on Tuesday.

Do get in touch on should you have any queries.

About the venue

Worcester College is situated in the heart of Oxford, with its many attractions and amenities, yet behind the College walls lie 26 acres of beautiful, tranquil gardens. Its buildings range from medieval cottages to a newest architectural project, the Nazrin Shah Building, due for completion in 2016. The college also has a library, chapel and dining hall created by some of Britain’s finest 18th and 19th Century architects.

The College Chapel was completed in 1791, but its interior was transformed into the riot of colour, humour and detail that it is today by William Burges in 1864. The paintings and woodwork include many jokes, whilst the animals at the ends of the pews are a mixture of the weird and wonderful, including a unicorn and blue whale.

Worcester College, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HB
Oxford (National Rail)