Christopher Ouvry-Johns -Organ Recital [Music Festival 2018]

ImageSaturday 29th September at 1pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]


2011 saw the restoration of the magnificent Father Willis organ in Wentworth Church. This concert continues the celebration of the completion of this wonderful instrument.


Christopher Ouvry-Johns is Director of Music at Leicester Cathedral, having previously been Choral Director in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds and Deputy Chorus Master of Leeds Philharmonic Society. He sang with the choirs of Jesus College and King’s College whilst a student at Cambridge University, and was Organ Scholar at Durham Cathedral and conductor of Durham University Symphony Orchestra whilst undertaking doctoral research. He studied Church Music at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf and won all the top prizes at ARCO.


He conducted the Cathedral Choirs for BBC Television’s Easter Sunday broadcast in 2014 and was responsible for the musical provision both at the ceremonies surrounding the Reinterment of King Richard III, watched by over 350 million people, and the Royal Maundy Service in 2017. He has led workshops on English Church Music in Germany and directed the RSCM Cathedral Course in Rochester in 2016. When time permits, he enjoys engagements as a baritone soloist.


Company of Voices with Deborah Catteral [Music Festival 2018]

ImageFriday 28th September at 7.30pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]


Company of Voices was formed in 2017 to focus on Early Music and to perform Shakespeare and his contemporaries. They performed in Rome and in the UK to celebrate Monteverdi’s 450th birthday and are currently involved in a Shakespeare project of excerpts in three UK venues. Their recording, “The Real John Dowland” will be released in 2019 and their journey into early French song has been now performed in Wales and England. They are more than happy to be back at the Wentworth Festival.


Chansons d'amour will be an evening of sumptuous, candlelit French love songs from 1520 to 1625. This music is beautifully perfumed, intricate and intoxicating.


Composers such as Crecquillion and the later Lambert, tempt you into dream-like scenarios and sentiments. If you are unsure that this is your type of music, doubt no more and be transported to romantic heaven by these beautifully talented composers of early France.


All Star Brass [Music Festival 2018]

ImageThursday 27th September at 7.30pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]


The ensemble was formed in 2012 to perform a “one-off” performance for a charity event, but the members enjoyed it so much that they decided to continue the relationship and undertake more engagements.


The ensemble is led by John Hopkinson, a well-known musical director and trumpet/cornet player and comprises other highly respected players from some of the leading brass bands in the area including Grimethorpe, Brighouse and Rastrick, Yorkshire Imperial, Strata and Worsbrough Brass.


They have a wide repertoire encompassing many styles of music, often featuring solos from talented individuals. The ensemble has appeared on two previous occasions at Wentworth Church, both of which were hugely successful. We are privileged to be able to welcome them back.


Emperor String Quartet [Music Festival 2018]

ImageWednesday 26th September at 7.30pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]


The Emperor String Quartet was formed in 1992 and continues to enjoy a varied and successful international career with their original membership intact. In 1995 they were the first British winners of the Evian/Bordeaux competition, having won the Menuhin Prize in London the previous year. They have been BBC artists since 1993 and have made a number of highly acclaimed CD recordings.


The Quartet's repertoire ranges from Haydn to contemporary composers such as James Macmillan and Harrison Birtwistle and they have premiered numerous works by talented composers of their generation. They have performed at all of the major UK Festivals and at a number abroad, from the Prague Spring to New York City's “Mostly Mozart” Festival. They have toured throughout Europe, Scandinavia and North America and have made concert tours for the British Council in Ecuador and Nigeria.


They will be performing Shostakovich Quartet No 7, Mozart Quartets K157 and K465 (The Dissonance) and Quartet (No 3) by Peteris Vasks, chosen because of the excellent church acoustics.


Music For a Summer Evening - 2018

Saturday 7th July 2018 at 7.30pm.

The Tom Downing Collier Memorial Concert: An evening of songs and piano music with Kate Hyland-Collier and Richard Taylor.

We do hope you can join us in this fundraising event for Church funds and Leukaemia Research.

For further details or to book, please use the attached booking form.


Garden Party 2018

BuntingSaturday 16th June 2018, starting  shortly after 2.00 pm


There will be plenty of exciting stalls, bric-a-brac, cakes, games and novelty events, Come rain or shine!


Please tell all your friends! - This is a chance to make a generous contribution towards the running of our beautiful church.


Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir - St Patrick's Day Concert

Thurnscoe HMVC LogoSaturday 7th April 2018

Note that this concert was scheduled for 17th March but was postponed to 7th April due to adverse weather .

Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir are joined by the Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir

Christmas Services 2017


Sunday 10th December
10.45 am Christingle and Toy Service with Nativity

Saturday 16th December
2.00 pm Christingle with Puppet Nativity Service at Harley Mission Rooms

Sunday 17th December
6.30pm Nine Lessons & Carols

Monday 18th December
7.00 pm Carol Service at Harley

Christmas Eve
5.00pm Carols by Candlelight and repeated at
6.15pm choose which service suits you the best
11.30pm Midnight Mass at Harley Mission Rooms

Christmas Day
10.45 am Christmas Communion with Carols

Sunday 31st Deceber (The Naming of Jesus)
10.45am Favourite Carols

You are welcome to join us for any of these services, but please note that they may change depending on the availabilty of clergy.

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