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Festival: Three Choirs Festival

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28 July – 4 August 2018

The world’s finest choral music!

For nearly three hundred years, the annual Three Choirs Festival has drawn countless thousands of visitors to the cities of Worcester, Hereford & Gloucester in rotation and given audiences from around the world the chance to enjoy a week of glorious music and stunning artistry performed by some of the world’s greatest performers.

It is the turn of Worcester to host the festival in 2014, and the broad concert programme will see the internationally renowned Philharmonia Orchestra in residence joining our Festival Chorus and star soloists to fill Worcester Cathedral with some of the finest music ever composed.

Enjoy a selection of the great masterpieces including Elgar's Apostles, Britten's War Requiem, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, Bach's B minor Mass and Mahler's Symphony no. 2.

Guest conductors:
Juraj Valčuha
John Wilson
Baldur Brönnimann
Nigel Short

Guest Artists to include:
Roderick Williams
Sarah Connolly
Andrew Haveron
Susan Gritton
Tenebrae
The King’s Singers
Royal Marines Association Concert Band
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Tickets available online from 14 April

For full information, visit the Three Choirs Festival website.

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Contrasting modes of optimism explored at the Three Choirs Festival

Timothy Ridout © Kaupo Kikkas
Hereford Cathedral experiences a mix of sacred and secular explorations of melancholy and triumph, from Stravinsky, Walton, Ravel and Lili Boulanger.
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Disentangling pain and triumph, clarifying hope

Geraint Bowen © Michael Whitefoot
Geraint Bowen directs the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra at Hereford Cathedral in two works once unfairly dismissed.
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An exultant Mahler "Resurrection" Symphony in Worcester Cathedral

Jennifer Johnston © Gisela Schenker
As the majestic horn calls echoed around the vaulted ceiling and full orchestral tuttis shook the very walls, Mahler brought the very heart of Christianity to Worcester's magnificent Cathedral in his truly remarkable “Resurrection Symphony”.
****1
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