Worksop College Concert Series 2023-2024

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"Stunning music in an incredible setting - right in the heart of North
Concert Series 2023-2024


Concert Series

Run by the College for music-lovers across the region, this concert series is a non-profit venture that provides beautiful and inspiring music at an accessible cost.

Attracting artists from the UK and beyond, these concerts also feature home-grown talent from the school’s pupils and staff.

This year we're trialling earlier start times for some concerts and a professional lunchtime concert to sit alongside the regular Friday lunchtime slot, so please check the start times of the concerts carefully!

This year’s programme continues the strong spirit of education married with quality and diversity. There will be much to marvel at, from the infectious energy of Baroque supergroup Red Priest to the astonishing ingenuity of Harry the Piano whose improv skills can't fail to impress.

We're proud to continue our association with the world-renowned a capella group, VOCES8, who've been inspiring pupils and audiences alike with their inventive programming and immaculate ensemble since our journey started with them eleven years ago.

Th ll i thi f e so we ience soon.

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RED PRIEST A Baroque Extravaganza

Wednesday 4th October 2023

7.30 pm, Worksop College Chapel

Red Priest return to Worksop in their classic incarnation with founder member and violinist Julia Bishop rejoining Piers Adams (recorder), Angela East (cello) and David Wright (harpsichord)

This Baroque Extravaganza programme features many of their favourites from a 25 year reign of trailblazing baroque music performance – Bach, Handel, Telemann, Couperin and, of course, Vivaldi

Recently described in the New York Times as ‘the wildly virtuosic little band’ – Red Priest is at the cutting edge of baroque music performance, developing a truly unique style combining high-energy performance, boundary crossing arrangements and theatrical presentation that delights audiences across the globe.



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CELLO RECITAL: Katharine Ley

Friday 3rd November 2023

7.30 pm, Mountgarret Recital Room

Performed by Worksop College’s Lower Strings teacher, Cellist Katharine Ley, and Czech-British Pianist Petra Milarová - this concert includes an exciting mixture of pieces in the Cello & Piano Duo Repertoire. An attractive mixture of early romantic to post-romantic repertoire, the concert will include Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces, Rossini’s Une Larme et Variations and Strauss’ Cello Sonata op. 6 (1883)

Katharine’s main influences include her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music and with soloists Felix Schmidt and Raphael Wallfisch. Petra has performed as a soloist and a collaborative pianist in many European countries, UK, USA and Turkey, and won prizes at international piano competitions.



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singing of Jerusalem as heard at the Last Night of the Proms in its full orchestral version.

Parents - bring friends, family and loved ones to enjoy an evening of beautiful music.

Tickets FREE


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Feast of Christmas Music

Saturday 2nd December 2023

7 00 pm, Worksop College Chapel






Celebrate the run up to Christmas in traditional style this year with a heartwarming musical performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as set to music by Ashley Thompson. A short first half of the concert will feature the usual popular Christmas favourites and sparkling audience carols with full orchestral accompaniment.

Interval refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the historic Great Hall of Worksop College. There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit!



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VOCES8: Draw on Sweet Night

Wednesday 17th January 2024

7.00 pm, Worksop College Chapel

VOCES8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world. The multi award-winning ensemble has established itself at the forefront of British a cappella, performing repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements.

This programme has a wide-ranging repertoire stretching from Venetian renaissance composer, Giovanni Croce, to the contemporary cross-genre American Pulitzer prizewinner, Caroline Shaw. The sacred music here takes us from the end of the day into night, praying for God’s protection during sleep, and gives thanks for Christ the morning star. Just as Kerensa Briggs’s Media Vita reminds us that in the midst of life we are in death, so Arthur Sullivan’s The Long Day Closes uses the approaching night as a metaphor for the end of life. The concert will also include bespoke arrangements of pop and jazz tunes, ballads and even James Bond songs.

Tickets £20


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Jazz Night

Friday 26th January 2024

7.45 pm, Worksop College

Great Hall

The atmospheric Great Hall of Worksop College is transformed into a candlelit jazz café for the highly popular Jazz Night Join us for a relaxed evening of food and music performed by our guest artists including the world-class and multi award-winning Alan Barnes (clarinet/saxophone) and Dave Newton (piano).

As usual, the College’s very own Bert’s Big Band will form the centrepiece of the evening.

Ticket price includes a hot buffet - a bar will also be available

Doors open from 7.30 pm*, booking essential.

*Please note: we are unable to open the doors until 7 30 pm due to the daily routines of the College



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COLLEGE MUSICAL: The Addams Family

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th February 2024

7.30 pm, Worksop College Theatre

The Addams Family is a musical comedy filled with delightful music and clever lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The uproarious production revolves around the enchanting character of Wednesday Addams, who unexpectedly falls head over heels for a boy completely unlike her eccentric and macabre family As Gomez Addams finds himself in a precarious situation, he must skilfully conceal this secret from his wife Morticia, while hosting a dinner for Wednesday's beau and his unsuspecting parents. Brace yourself for a whirlwind of mischief and hilarity as our students entertain you in this year's College Musical!

Tickets £10


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Harry The Piano

Wednesday 6th March 2024

7.30 pm, Mountgarret Recital Room

Any tune in any style at the drop of a hat! Harry’s extraordinary and breathtaking creativity have earned him a reputation as one of the most gifted improvising pianists in the world. Celebrities and critics alike have lined up to shower him with praise bordering on astonishment. No other musician can spontaneously reinvent Michael Jackson in the style of Mozart, recreate a night at the Groucho club through the TV themes of its members, and improvise a seamless medley of audience requests ranging from James Bond to Shostakovich via West Side Story. Jaw-dropping old-fashioned virtuosity coupled with sharp humour is put at the disposal of the audience as Harry invites them to challenge him with ‘any song in any style’. With 3 million YouTube hits and clients as diverse as King Charles, Stephen Fry and Kate Moss, Harry’s show has truly global wow-factor www harrythepiano com



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RUTTER: Feel The Spirit

Sunday 24th March 2024

7.30 pm, Worksop College Chapel





Coronation Mass - Mozart

Trumpet Concerto in E flat - Haydn

(soloist: Ebony Broughton, Y13)

Feel the Spirit - Rutter

This year’s Spring Term Choral Concert offsets the splendour of Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the virtuosity of the trumpet. Whilst in the second half, Feel the Spirit is a cycle of seven familiar spirituals vividly and expressively arranged for mixed chorus, orchestra and mezzo soprano




Friday 19th April 2024

12.40 pm, Mountgarret Recital Room

A short 30 minute lunchtime concert of English woodwind music for two oboes and cor anglais.

The programme will feature music by Elizabeth Faulkner, Gordon Jacob, and the first public performance of Alan Richardson’s Trio, recently discovered by Jonathan Tobutt during the course of his doctoral studies



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Friday 26th April 2024

7.30 pm, Worksop College Chapel Tickets FREE Bookingadvised

A varied programme of music from Worksop College’s main ensembles (including Orchestra, String Ensemble and Concert Band), chamber groups, leading instrumentalists and singers. Expect to be delighted and entertained by the young and talented musicians of the College.

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Wednesday 15th May 2024

7.30 pm, Mountgarret Recital Room

The Alora Trio is formed by three successful musicians and close friends, with You-Chiung Lin and Stefan Hofkes on the piano and Nicholas Shipman on the clarinet. They met at the beginning of their individual careers and have since performed together in various ensembles for over twenty-five years in the UK and overseas, from playing chamber music recitals to being orchestral concerto soloists and accompanying opera productions.

This unusual and versatile combination will present a programme with a touch of French flavour of original works and arrangements to include Debussy’s delicate Petite Suite, Gaubert’s spectacular Fantasy, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and, featuring a set of humorous poems specially written by Dominic LopezReal, The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns.

Tickets £13 (£12concessions,£6.50children)

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Wednesday 26th June 2024

7.30 pm, Mountgarret Recital Room


Playing tracks from their recently released album and featuring original tunes plus their own take on some well known jazz, classical and pop tunes - the trio seamlessly weave together virtuosic playing with familiar and unfamiliar melodies.

Paradolia comprises three leading UK based musicians with an eclectic mix of backgrounds and a wide range of professional work across multiple genres - it is a band that wears its influences on its sleeve and revels in the sheer joy of playing music together. Appealing to a wide range of listeners, their performances consistently captivate audiences across the country and we are delighted to welcome them back to Worksop.

Tickets £13


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Worksop College Chapel Choir

Various dates -

Worksop College Chapel Choir was founded within two weeks of the opening of the College in 1895, and remains central to music at Worksop College, leading the weekly full-school services of Choral Eucharist and other special occasions in our magnificent Chapel.

Whilst most of the services that the choir sings at are private, the choir can be heard on a number of public occasions, including termly Cathedral Evensong visits.

Head to for up-to-date details.

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How to book

The easiest way to book is online via search for 'Worksop College College Music Series' and book the events you'd like to come to Online booking doesn't close until one hour before the start of each concert!

You can also call the Box Office on 01909 537100 for further information

How to find us

We're on the B6034 (off the A57 Worksop by-pass), just three miles from the A1 and nine miles from the M1.

Cuthbert’s Avenue, WORKSOP, S80 3AP (for Sat Nav use S80 3AL)


Concessions - senior citizens/ students

Children - U18s

Tickets bought via the box office and on the door - additional £2 admin fee charged

All information regarding artists and programmes is correct at the time of going to print. Worksop College reserves the right to alter artists and/or programmes without notice.

Scholarships & Bursaries

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· 20 specialist instrumental teachers

· Purpose built music school

· Numerous ensembles and choirs

· Frequent high-profile performances

· International tours

Generous Music Scholarships and supplementary means-tested bursaries are available The Director of Music, Timothy Uglow, is pleased to see potential candidates at any time.

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