Forthcoming Services & Events

The Boxgrove Choral Festival 26th to 29th August 2019

The Beaufort Singers are delighted to be returning to Boxgrove Priory for the second Boxgrove Choral Festival (26th-29th August). The choir formed at Cambridge University a few years ago under the direction of Joseph Wicks, who is currently Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral and a former Senior Organ Scholar of St John´s College, Cambridge. They have performed a number of stunning concerts, tackling repertoire such as Tippett’s ‘Five Negro Spirituals’, Rachmaninov’s ‘Vespers’ and Sir James MacMillan’s ‘Seven Last Words on the Cross’. Last August, a video recording of Owain Park’s ‘Phos Hilaron’, which was filmed at Boxgrove Priory, received over 50,000 views on Classic FM’s Facebook channel. Watch it here

Joseph is looking forward to embarking on another exciting and ambitious musical venture with this wonderful group of young professional singers. The festival promises to be a real treat in the stunning surroundings and glorious acoustic of Boxgrove Priory.

Monday 26th August at Boxgrove Priory

Choral Evensong (Beaufort Singers), 5.30 – 6.30pm

Free admission with a retiring collection.
The Boxgrove Choral Festival 2019 kicks off with a service of Choral Evensong showcasing the music of Holst, Leighton, Owain Park and Tavener, as well as that of Neil Cox whose specially commissioned work for this year will be heard at the Festival Concert.

Renaissance Late (Beaufort Singers), 8.30 – 9.00pm

Free admission with a retiring collection.
Media Vita is John Sheppard's stunning six-part meditation on life, death, faith, and doubt. Taking texts from the New Testament and the Book of Common Prayer, this masterpiece of English polyphony is rarely performed due to its expansive scope. Come and hear it in a devotional performance at the end of the first day of the 2019 Festival.

Tuesday 27th August at Boxgrove Priory

Lunchtime Recital (Hugh Cutting and Piers Kennedy), 1.00 – 1.50pm

Tickets: £8, £5 (students, under 18s) available here.
Join countertenor Hugh Cutting and pianist Piers Kennedy for a recital of a wide variety of song from Dowland, Handel and Purcell to Britten, Dvorak and some of Piers' own compositions. Hugh has just finished his year as a Lay Clerk at St John’s College, Cambridge, and will be going to the Royal College of Music in September to pursue his postgraduate vocal studies.

Come and Sing at Boxgrove for young singers of school years 2-6, 2.15 – 4.30pm

Free admission.
We are delighted to be hosting an afternoon of music-making for local children in School Years 2-6! Participation is free, and there will be a short performance for family & friends at 4.15pm. Please fill in this form to register your place. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Concert (Lower Voices of The Beaufort Singers), 7.00 – 8.30pm

Tickets:£10, £5 (students, under 18s), available here.
Join the altos, tenors and basses of The Beaufort Singers for a concert of music for lower voices, featuring music from the Renaissance right through to the present day, and in many languages from Russian to Cornish. Highlights include Biebl’s ‘Ave Maria’, Finzi’s ‘Thou didst delight mine eyes’ and Tallis’‘Lamentations of Jeremiah’.

Wednesday 28th August at Boxgrove Priory

Lunchtime Recital (Joseph Wicks), 1.00 – 1.50pm

Tickets: £8, £5 (students, under 18s), available here.
Festival Director Joseph Wicks performs an organ recital on the beautiful 1875 two-manual organ by William Hill, featuring works by Bach, Brahms and Elgar. Joseph has just finished two years as Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral.

Concert (Winchester Consort), 7.00 – 8.30pm

Tickets: £12, £5(students, under 18s), available here available here.
Guest ensemble, the Winchester Consort, directed by George Richford, present a programme entitled Incomparable Art: Hubert Parry and his British legacy. They will perform Parry’s exquisite ‘Songs of Farewell’ in addition to Stanford’s ‘Magnificat’, and Howells’ ‘Requiem’.

Compline (Beaufort Singers), 9.15 – 10.00pm

Free admission.
The most magical of offices. Come and take part by holding a candle in this atmospheric service of Sung Compline, sung to plainchant and including some gems of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Owain Park’s ‘Phos Hilaron’.

Thursday 29th August at Boxgrove Priory

Festival Concert (The Beaufort Singers), 7.30 – 9.30pm

Tickets: £15, £5 (students, under 18s), available here available here.
The culmination of the Boxgrove Choral Festival 2019 featuring music predominantly from the British Isles to include Britten’s haunting ‘Hymn to the Virgin’, Howells’ rarely-performed unaccompanied work, ‘Salve Regina’ and Tippett’s ‘Five Negro Spirituals’. This concert will also feature a Festival Commission and World Premiere by Neil Cox, former Director of Music at Lancing College.

To book tickets, please visit our website http://thebeaufortsingers.co.uk, email beaufortsingers@gmail.com or ring 07809 229292.

Tickets are also available on the door.

It is also possible to buy a Festival Pass which grants you access to all of our events; these cost £40 and are also available online.

Services

AUGUST 2019
1
Thu
Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri, Bishop and Doctor
Christian apologists
2
Fri
Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop
Asylum Seekers
3
Sat
Feria
Christian Aid
4
SUN
TRINITY 7
8:00am - Holy Communion †
10:00am - Community Mass
Introit
Hilton - Lord for thy tender mercies' sake
Mass Setting
Thorne
Offertory
Grieg - Ave Maris Stella
Communion
Lloyd - View me Lord
Community Mass at 10am
5
Mon
St Oswald, King and Martyr
Leaders of Nations
6
Tue
Transfiguration of the Lord
Greater trust in the Lord
7
Wed
Feria
The departed
8
Thu
Saint Dominic, Priest
The Dominicans
9
Fri
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin and Martyr, Patron of Europe
Preachers
10
Sat
Saint Laurence, Deacon and Martyr
Deacons
11
SUN
TRINITY 8
8:00am - Holy Communion †
9:30am - Solemn Mass
Mass Setting
Lassus - Passi Sparsi
Offertory
Victoria - O quam gloriosum
Communion
Tallis - O nata lux
11:15am - Parish Mass
12
Mon
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious
Walsingham
13
Tue
Saints Pontianus, Pope and Hippolytus, Bishop, Martyrs
Liturgists
14
Wed
Saint Maximillian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr
The Falsely Imprisoned
15
Thu
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BVM
Shrines of Our Lady
16
Fri
Saint Stephen of Hungary
The Hungarian Nation
17
Sat
Of Our Lady
Walsingham
18
SUN
THE ASSUMPTION
8:00am - Holy Communion †
9:30am - Solemn Mass
Introit
Aichinger - Assumpta est Maria
Mass Setting
Hassler - Dixit Maria
Offertory
Guerrero - Ave Virgo Sanctissima
Communion
Pinhey - Ave Maria
Assumption Antiphon: Salve Regina
11:15am - Parish Mass
19
Mon
Feria
An end to Racism
20
Tue
Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor
Religious Communities
21
Wed
Saint Pius X, Pope
Pope Francis
22
Thu
Saint Symphorian, Martyr
Christian Teachers
23
Fri
Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin
Those on holiday
24
Sat
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
Those trained at Chichester Theo College
25
SUN
TRINITY 10
8:00am - Holy Communion †
9:30am - Solemn Mass
Mass Setting
Palestrina - Aeterna Christi Munera
Offertory
Philips - Jubilate Deo
Communion
Agnus Dei II (from mass)
11:15am - Parish Mass
26
Mon
Saint Ninian
The Scottish Nation
CHORAL FESTIVAL (see above for details)
27
Tue
Saint Monica
Orphans
CHORAL FESTIVAL (see above for details)
28
Wed
Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor
Theological students
CHORAL FESTIVAL (see above for details)
29
Thu
The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist
Courage when facing death
CHORAL FESTIVAL (see above for details)
30
Fri
Feria
Those travelling
31
Sat
Saint Aidan, Bishop & The Saints of Lindisfarne
New Christian

Traditional rite

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