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    Stroud Choral Society - Haydn's Creation
    Stroud Choral Society return to Gloucester Cathedral to sing Haydn's well known and loved masterpiece.
    07 Mar
  • GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL STONE MASON
    Living Stones
    A tour of the stone masons' studios at Gloucester Cathedral.
    27 Mar
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    Haydn - The Creation
    Bristol Choral Society perform Haydn's well known and much loved work.
    28 Mar
  • ROYAL MARINES CONCERT BAND
    Royal Marines Association Concert Band
    Performing with the Innsworth Military Wives Choir at Gloucester Cathedral.
    11 Apr
  • GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL TOWER
    Michael Durrant - Classical Guitar Concert
    Classical guitarist Michael Durrant performs in the intimate setting of Gloucester Cathedral Chapter House.
    09 May
  • SACRED & PROFANE
    Sacred & Profane
    A concert of two halves performed in the beautiful setting of Bristol Cathedral.
    13 Jun
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    Dream of Gerontius
    Peter Auty sings the title role and Sarah Connolly sings the Angel in Elgar's most famous oratorio
    25 Jul
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    Turangalila-Symphonie
    The first ever performance in Hereford of one of the most spectacular orchestral works of the 20th century.
    26 Jul
  • Youth Choir
    Chichester and Chilcott
    TCF Youth Choir performs the Chichester Psalms and Bob Chilcott's Requiem.
    27 Jul
  • Morning Heroes
    Morning Heroes
    Sir Andrew Davis conducts the choral symphony written by Sir Arthur Bliss written in memory of his brother, killed in WW1
    27 Jul
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    St Matthew Passion
    The OAE makes its Three Choirs Festival debut with the Three Cathedral Choirs in Bach's masterpiece.
    28 Jul
  • Missa Solemnis
    Missa Solemnis
    The Three Choirs Festival Chorus tackles the immense technical challenges of Beethoven's Mass in D.
    29 Jul
  • Das Lied von der Erde
    Das Lied von der Erde
    Paul Daniel conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Wales in works by Mahler and Dukas.
    30 Jul
  • Lux Aeterna
    Lux Aeterna
    Peter Nardone conducts Nielsen's romantic Hymnus Amoris and William Mathias's setting of the hymn to eternal light, Lux Aeterna.
    30 Jul
  • Celebrity Organ Recital
    Celebrity Organ Recital
    John Scott, now resident in New York, returns to play one of his favourite English organs
    31 Jul
  • Verdi Requiem
    Verdi Requiem
    Verdi's dramatic setting of the Requiem Mass will transport you out of the cathedral and into the opera house.
    31 Jul
  • The Gathering Wave
    The Gathering Wave
    Community choral concert with premiere of Echoes: A Song of Poland by Pete Churchill
    01 Aug

The world's finest choral music
25 July - 1 August 2015

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Would you like to sponsor a flower arrangement in Hereford Cathedral or some of the hospitality areas during this summer's festival? If so, the Friends of Hereford Three Choirs festival would like to hear from you.

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The Dean of Hereford is to undertake a second sponsored walk along the Three Cathedrals route this April, in aid of the Three Choirs Festival and The Music Pool

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We've just found a programme from 1939, when the festival was cancelled: it was due to start just hours after war was declared.

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Tercentenary Appeal

The Three Choirs Festival is a national treasure. Champions of the British choral tradition, we present the greatest - and largest - works in classical music night after night during a festival which has been a spiritual presence at the heart of the nation's cultural life for 300 years.

But did you know that in order to maintain the festival’s artistic quality we must now generate £450,000 annually over and above ticket sales to ensure that each Three Choirs Festival will break even? This tercentenary year is the perfect time for you, our supporters and advocates, to play your part in underpinning this important asset for the next decade.

Click here to find out how you can get involved in this first initiative of the new Three Choirs Foundation, established to ensure the festival thrives in today's extremely difficult financial climate, and continues to do so for future generations.

Three Choirs Foundation Launch

On Thursday 22nd January 2015, at the beginning of our 300th birthday year, the Three Choirs Festival launched a new charitable foundation to underpin the festival for future generations. During the event at the House of Lords, guests of Lord Faulkner heard from Edward Gardner OBE (in a speech delivered on his behalf by Adrian Partington), Dame Felicity Lott, Sarah Connolly CBE and Sir Michael Perry as they talked about the importance of the festival's work and our plans for the future.

Click here to find out more.