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Festival: Three Choirs Festival


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
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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HerefordTrio Dali

© c Felix Broede
Schumann C., Boulanger, Clarke
Trio Dali

HerefordOpening Night

Opening Night
Ireland, Smyth
Philharmonia Orchestra; Geraint Bowen; Eleanor Dennis; Madeleine Shaw; Paul Nilon; Neal Davies

HerefordLiam Dunachie Organ Trio

Liam Dunachie Organ Trio
Liam Dunachie Trio, Jazz Trio

HerefordHansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel
Kaner: Hansel and Gretel
The Goldfield Ensemble

HerefordThe Planets

© c Willeke Machiels
Kendall, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Holst
Philharmonia Orchestra; Elim Chan
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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”.
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Britten's War Requiem haunts Three Choirs Festival

Katherine Broderick © Paul Foster-Williams
As Britain prepares to celebrate the centenary of World War One, Britten's War Requiem brings a remarkable start to the Worcester Three Choirs Festival.
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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's The Song of Hiawatha at the Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Over the centuries, the Three Choirs Festival has developed a commendable trait in presenting the very best in English choral music; in more recent years the Festival has been committed to resurrecting once popular works that have been considered worthy of reassessment and, following on from last year’s performance of George Dyson’s Canterbury Pilgrims, this year the lot fell to Samuel Colerid
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