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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Worcester, United Kingdom

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Grief and nostalgia trump a rarity at Three Choirs Festival

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs’ largely forgotten Symphony no. 2, "Odysseus" proves exhausting, while works by Ireland and Howells tap into rich veins of mythical wistfulness and excruciating pain.
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Britten’s Saint Nicolas at Worcester Cathedral

Benjamin Britten’s 1948 cantata communicates with more invention and originality than recent works by Tabakova and Rutter.
***11
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Coleridge-Taylor shines at the Three Choirs Festival

The world premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s ambitious but inert The World Imagined and a complacent Enigma Variations are outclassed by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s gorgeous Solemn Prelude at Worcester Cathedral.
**111
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Gravity and explosives at the Three Choirs Festival

A curious combination of Mozart’s “Great” Mass and Shostakovich’s Twelfth Symphony fill Worcester Cathedral with exuberance.
****1
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Mischief and melancholia at the Three Choirs

In a concert of two halves, Worcester Cathedral experiences unforgettable pain and pleasure in works by Strauss, Rasch and Janáček.
****1
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Questioning the quintessence of Britain

Peter Nardone directs the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra in a problematic yet thought-provoking opening concert at Worcester Cathedral.
***11
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