Conservation Taster Workshop
    First in a series of workshops connected with Gloucester Cathedral's Project Pilgrim.
    10 Jun
    Bernstein and Durufle
    Bristol Choral Society perform Bernstein and Durufle in Bristol Cathedral
    10 Jun
    BBC Filming Tours
    A return of Gloucester cathedral's popular BBC filming tours.
    15 Jun - 16 Jun
    Lecture with Dr Janina Ramirez
    Gloucester Cathedral fundraising event with Dr Janina Ramirez
    24 Jun
    King Solomon
    Gloucester-based Roots-Reggae Band King Solomon, bring their unique vibe to the Cathedral nave.
    30 Jun
    Come & Sing Faure Requiem
    An enjoyable afternoon singing this much loved favourite of the choral repertoire, under the baton of Geoffrey Weaver.
    15 Jul
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    Opening Service
    Francis Jackson, Schütz and Bruckner at Worcester Cathedral opening the Festival.
    22 Jul
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    Festival Reception
    Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival festivities.
    22 Jul
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    Youth Drama Workshop
    Check it out ! Acting could be your secret skill!
    22 Jul
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    David Hurley: Love's Philosophy
    The themes of love with countertenor David Hurley and pianist Roger Owens.
    22 Jul
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    1917: A Future in Sight?
    A profound reflection on 1917 hope-tinged turning point led by Keith Robbins.
    22 Jul
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    Chapter Book Launch Party
    Join the reception to celebrate the launch of 'Life after Tragedy: Essays on Faith and the First World War Evoked by Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy'
    22 Jul
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    Pre-Concert Dinners
    Fancy a nice meal before going to the concert?
    22 Jul - 29 Jul
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    A Child of Our Time
    An enjoyable evening with works of Elgar, Britten and Tippett at Worcester Cathedral.
    22 Jul
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    Sunset Cafe Stompers
    A celebration of the pioneering jazz.
    22 Jul
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    Return Coach to Kidderminster Town Hall
    Return from Joseph Wicks' Organ Recital
    23 Jul
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    Lunch & Book Launch: Three Choirs Festival, A History
    Let us celebrate of the world's oldest music festival history.
    23 Jul
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    Organ Recital
    Enjoy the exceptional sound of one of the oldest surviving municipal organs with among others Mendelssohn and Bach pieces.
    23 Jul
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    Fly, singing bird, fly!
    A varied and enthusiastic programme by the Worcester Cathedral’s Girl Choristers.
    23 Jul
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Shakespeare’s classic by the talented Gloucestershire Youth Players.
    23 Jul
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    Tiny Tunes: Woodwind Wonders
    Enjoy a family music session exploring the woodwind family instruments with Marie McNally
    23 Jul
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    The Wulstan Atkins Lecture
    A brilliant tribute to Hugh Blair talented organist.
    23 Jul
  • Zeb_Soanes
    An Audience with Zeb Soanes
    A discussion of a life shared between experiences at the BBC and performances with Opus Anglicanum.
    23 Jul
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    Mendelssohn St Paul
    A rare chance to hear the composer’s first oratorio.
    23 Jul
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    Religion & the British Soldier in WW1
    The effect of religion on soldiers during the First World War.
    24 Jul
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    Tiny Tunes: Baby Baroque
    Enjoy a family music session with Any Watts and Janine Parsons
    24 Jul
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    Tiny Tunes: Mozart in the Morning
    Enjoy a family music session rediscovering Mozart's famous pieces with Sarah Davison, Wilheim Theunissen and Stephen Halstead
    24 Jul
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    Coach to Worcester Baptist Church
    Return from The Great and Wide Sea, Echoes of a Distant Land, Toby Hughes' concert and the Sacconi Quartet's recital.
    24 Jul - 28 Jul
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    The Great and Wide Sea
    A very special sea themed concert by Opus Anglicanum.
    24 Jul
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    Return Coach to St Martin's Church
    Return from Sebastian Gillot's Organ Recital
    24 Jul
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    Organ Recital
    Enjoy the performance of Sebastian Gillot playing Bach, Messiaen, Buxtehude and Mendelssohn.
    24 Jul
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    Return Coach to All Saints Church, Evesham
    Return from Paradise Remembered
    24 Jul
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    Paradise Remembered
    The vocal trio Voice and Matthew Sharp illustrate Ursula Vaughan William's life and poetry.
    24 Jul
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    Sing Up, Sing Out!
    An afternoon recital by the Three Choirs Festival Children's Choir….and the public!
    24 Jul
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    Julian Lloyd Webber in Conversation
    A passionate conversation about the power of music in the education and in the everyday life.
    24 Jul
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    Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
    A celebration of the sound of orchestra and organ combined.
    24 Jul
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    Late Night Brandenburg
    A time travel with Vivaldi and Bach masterpieces performed by Musical and Amicable Society and Martin Perkins with period instruments.
    24 Jul
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    Sing Gregorian Chant
    A enjoyable workshop day to prepare experienced or novice singers to sing alongside Opus Anglicanum in the same day Evensong.
    25 Jul
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    Return Coach to Spetchley Park Gardens
    Return from Spetchley Park Gardens Tour
    25 Jul
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    Elgar Society Lecture
    A Profound and Glorious Revelation by Ralph Allwood about Elgar's powerful music.
    25 Jul
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    Spetchley Park Gardens Tour
    Enjoy a late morning tour of the stunning Spetchley Park Gardens preceded by morning refreshments.
    25 Jul
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    Dance with Dancefest Workshop
    Have a go to the dance !
    25 Jul
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    Elgar Society Lunch
    Enjoy a nice meal following the Elgar Society Lecture
    25 Jul
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    Organ Recital
    Herman Jordaan playing on the historic organ of Saint Swithun's Church.
    25 Jul
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    The Merry Wives of Windsor
    A subtle and humourous comedy played by the Festival Players in the open air.
    25 Jul - 26 Jul
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    Hail Bright Cecilia
    A celebration of the patron saint of musicians at Worcester Cathedral.
    25 Jul
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    The Dream of Gerontius
    One of Elgar's masterpieces under the baton of Martyn Brabbins.
    25 Jul
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    Late Night Bach
    The remarkable Bach's solo violin pieces performed by Lucy Russell.
    25 Jul
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    Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy: An Inside View
    The exceptional insight from Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, ‘Woodbine Willie’'s grandson.
    26 Jul
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    Return Coach to Hanbury Hall
    Return from the Three Choirs Festival Society Outing
    26 Jul
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    Tiny Tunes: Song Time
    Enjoy a family music session with Corinne Frost and Janine Parsons
    26 Jul
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    Three Choirs Festival Society Outing
    Come along for a pleasant morning at Hanbury Hall.
    26 Jul
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    Echoes of a Distant Land
    Enjoy a music travel with the Marsyas Trio and soprano Jessica Summers.
    26 Jul
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    Lunch with Torsten Rasch
    An informal lunch with the composer Tosten Rasch introducing his new version of A Welsh Night.
    26 Jul
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    Return Coach to Great Malvern Priory
    Return from Twenty Somethings and the Organ Recital with Donal McCann
    26 Jul
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    Twenty Somethings
    Explore the early pieces of the great composers from Monteverdi to Billy Joel.
    26 Jul
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    The Three Deans' Bowls Match
    Come and cheer the teams of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Deans!
    26 Jul
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    Organ Recital
    A late afternoon recital performed by Donal McCann on Great Malvern Priory's restored organ.
    26 Jul
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    Glagolitic Mass
    Janacek's triumphant mass along with Torsten Rasch new version premiere of A Welsh Night.
    26 Jul
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    Late Night Joplin
    John Lenehan performs a late recital of 'classic rag'.
    26 Jul
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    Vamos Mask Theatre Workshop
    An engaging and fast-paced mask theatre workshop, check it out!
    27 Jul
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    Return Coach to Pershore Abbey
    Return from An English Celebration
    27 Jul
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    An English Celebration
    A beautiful selection of English choral repertoire celebrating England's culture in Pershore Abbey.
    27 Jul
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    Toby Hughes
    An eclectic repertoire for double bass performed by Toby Hughes.
    27 Jul
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    Three Choirs Festival Society Lunch
    Come and enjoy a nice meal with fellow Society members.
    27 Jul
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    Tudor Symphonies
    The Cardinall's Musick and Andrew Carwood offer us a time travel to sixteenth-century at Worcester Cathedral.
    27 Jul
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    Tiny Tunes: Dance! Dance!
    Enjoy a family music and dancing session with the Lilliput Duo
    27 Jul
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    There Was a Child
    Stunning Jonathan Dove's piece along with the much appreciated Fauré's requiem conducted by Adrian Partington at Worcester Cathedral.
    27 Jul
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    Britain, Germany, and Church Relations, 1914-1918
    The final fascinating talk on the relations between the churches of Britain and Germany after WWI
    28 Jul
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    Return Coach to Madresfield Court
    Return from Music at Madresfield
    28 Jul
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    Music at Madresfield
    A late morning with oboist Amy Roberts in the incredibly beautiful Madresfield Court's Long Gallery.
    28 Jul
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    Celebrity Organ Recital: Wayne Marshall
    Talented Wayne Marshall performing on the Worcester Cathedral organ.
    28 Jul
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    Kitty Whately
    An afternoon recital including Jonathan Dove and Sally Beaminsh compositions performed by talented mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately
    28 Jul
  • AlexandermcCallSmithandSallyBeamish
    Alexander McCall Smith & Sally Beamish in Conversation
    The author and the composer gather for an enthusiastic talk about their recent collaboration.
    28 Jul
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    Mozart's Great Mass
    Mozart and Shostakovich masterpieces at Worcester Cathedral under the baton of Adrian Partington.
    28 Jul
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    Lay Clerks in Concert
    An evening of light entertainment and bonhomie at All Saints Church.
    28 Jul
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    Sacconi Quartet
    A late morning with the fabulous Sacconi Quartet performing Shostakovich and Beethoven at Worcester Baptist Church.
    29 Jul
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    Music From the Movies: Family Come and Sing
    Our Disney favourite songs will resound at All Saints Church, come along!
    29 Jul
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    Choir of King's College, Cambridge
    The unmissable and magical performance of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge at Worcester Cathedral.
    29 Jul
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    'Inexpressibly Rare': Finzi & Traherne
    Richard Willmott presents the brilliant work of Thomas Traherne adapted in Gerald Finzi's Dies Natalis.
    29 Jul
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    An English Farewell
    The final concert of this year's festival, a musical farewell.
    29 Jul
    A Malaika Concert: Fairport Convention & Friends
    A concert in aid of Malaika.
    25 Oct
    Mediaeval Baebes
    This group return to Gloucester Cathedral by popular demand.
    06 Dec


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Worcester 22 - 29 July 2017


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Baritone Roderick Williams will succeed Dame Felicity Lott in the honorary role of President of Three Choirs Festival's membership organisation


Former managing director of our resident Philharmonia Orchestra is to lend his expertise to the festival's governance


Black tie dinner with champagne reception and song recital  by Peter Nardone on 18 March gives rare opportunity to visit Malvern's unique country house


The Friends of Worcester Three Choirs Festival will host a traditional Scottish celebration in St George's Roman Catholic Church Hall


The artistic director of Hereford Three Choirs Festival chooses his favourite music in conversation with Timothy Day

Three Choirs Festival at Buckingham Palace

Three Choirs Festival at Buckingham Palace

We can't imagine a better way of concluding our tercentenary year than with a performance in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the Three Choirs Festival Association. Pictured by official photographer Paul Burns are the massed choirs from Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester, our three artistic directors Geraint Bowen, Peter Nardone and Adrian Partington who shared the conducting; organists Christopher Allsop (Worcester) Peter Dyke (Hereford, who seems to be invisible in the photo) and Jonathan Hope (Gloucester); six brass players from the Royal Welsh College of Music; and Drama, and baritone Roderick Williams who joined us to sing the end of Part 1 of The Dream of Gerontius.

The performance was generously supported by the Three Choirs Foundation.

HRH prince Charles meets Girl Choristers of Worcester Cathedral

HRH meets TCF performers

Repertoire for the hour-long Buckingham Palace concert included works by Purcell, Handel, Parry, Vaughan Williams and John Rutter, together with the unaccompanied Psalm from A Foreign Field by the German composer Torsten Rasch, premiered at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester in 2014 as part of the 14-18 NOW World War One Centenary Commissioning programme. Mr Rasch was present at the concert and was presented to His Royal Highness before the performance, as were the chairmen of the Three Choirs Festival committees. Afterwards Prince Charles spent time talking to performers, including some of the Girl Choristers of Worcester Cathedral (pictured).




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