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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
  • Corinne_Frost_and_Janine_Parsons
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Pre-Concert Dinners
    Fancy a nice meal before going to the concert?
    22 Jul - 29 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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    Choral Classics
    An unmissable and magical performance much-loved choral works 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
    The Coming of the Reformation
    Part of the Luther Anniversary Lectures and the Gloucester History Festival - City Voices
    07 Sep
    No better than Asses and Sheep
    Part of the Luther Anniversary Lectures and the Gloucester History Festival - City Voices
    07 Sep
    Three Choirs and a Reformation
    Part of the Luther Anniversary Lectures and the Gloucester History Festival - City Voices
    07 Sep
    BBC Filming Tours
    A return of Gloucester cathedral's popular BBC filming tours.
    21 Sep - 22 Sep
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    Three Choirs Fun(draising) Quiz
    Fundraising event by the Friends of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival
    23 Sep
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    Let's Talk: Mendelssohn's Elijah
    Learn more about Mendelssohn's Elijah with a glass of wine before coming to hear the piece performed by Gloucester Choral Society.
    06 Oct
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    Mendelssohn: Elijah
    Enjoy a dramatic performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah, the story of the prophet Elijah's triumph over the prophets of Baal. Gloucester Choral Society's opening concert of the season.
    14 Oct
    A Malaika Concert: Fairport Convention & Friends
    A concert in aid of Malaika.
    25 Oct
    Music from the All-Night Vigils
    A Candlelit Concert of Russian Choral Music in Gloucester Cathedral's beautiful Lady Chapel
    25 Nov
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    Bach: Christmas Oratorio
    Get into the Christmas spirit with Bach's masterpiece the Christmas Oratorio. A wonderful way to begin Advent in the atmospheric setting of Gloucester Cathedral.
    02 Dec
    Mediaeval Baebes
    This group return to Gloucester Cathedral by popular demand.
    06 Dec
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    Mozart's Requiem & Bach's Magnificat
    Enjoy two sacred choral masterpieces from two of the greatest composers in history, Mozart and Bach.
    03 Mar
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    Come & Sing Workshop: Parry & his Pupils
    Come and sing a day of music by Hubert Parry, Vaughan Williams, Holst and Ireland in the beautiful setting of Highnam Church with outstanding choral director Adrian Partington.
    14 Apr
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    Parry Festival: Film Screening of The Prince and the Composer
    Watch Prince Charles' fascinating film about the life and work of Hubert Parry with a glass of wine. The opening event of Gloucester Choral Society's Parry Festival.
    04 May
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    Parry Festival: Organ Recital by Ashley Grote
    Enjoy a fabulous recital of Parry's organ music by talented organist Ashley Grote. Part of Gloucester Choral Society's Parry Festival.
    05 May
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    Parry Festival: Stephen Johnson Talk
    Join BBC Radio 3's Stephen Johnson for a fascinating talk on Hubert Parry before the evening Gala Concert featuring Parry's music. Part of Gloucester Choral Society's Parry Festival.
    05 May
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    Parry Festival: Gala Concert
    Gloucester Choral Society's summer concert and the main event in our Parry Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra in Gloucester Cathedral.
    05 May
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    Parry Festival: Saint Cecilia Singers Chamber Concert
    Join the Saint Cecilia Singers in Gloucester Cathedral for a beautiful concert of music by Hubert Parry and his pupils, including the Songs of Farewell. Part of Gloucester Choral Society's Parry Festival.
    06 May
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    Parry Festival: Highnam Day
    Enjoy a day exploring Hubert Parry's roots in Highnam including a recital, talk by Jeremy Dibble, lunch at Highnam Court and evensong in Highnam Church. A wonderful day not to be missed. Part of Gloucester Choral Society's Parry Festival.
    07 May


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The world's finest choral music

Worcester 22 - 29 July 2017


Latest News


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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