Concert makes us doubly glad

We’re not only feeling glad about our forthcoming concert – we have two special reasons to feel very cheerful indeed.

The first is because the evening ‘I Was Glad: A Celebration of English Music’ represents the first live showcase of the music we are due to record for our latest CD.

The second is because the Mayor and Mayoress of Worcester will be attending their first Cathedral Chamber Choir concert as our specially invited guests.

“We are delighted that Councillor Paul and Mrs Lynn Denham have accepted our invitation and are looking forward to giving them and everyone else a musical taste of what’s to come next year,” says our Music Director Stephen Shellard.

The CD “Royal Worcester”, and the concert programme, will include classics such as Zadok the Priest, Howells’s Behold Oh God Our Defender and, of course, I Was Glad – both Parry’s much-loved familiar version and the lesser known Purcell arrangement – and is due to be released at next year’s Worcester Three Choirs Festival.

The concert itself, in St Martin’s Church, London Road, Worcester, on

October 15, will also take on a slightly nautical flavour when we are joined by baritone William Thomas for Charles V Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet.

Conducted by Stephen and with accompaniment from Richard Cook, the evening promises to be a right royal musical feast. Tickets (£10/£5) are available on 01386 860389 or