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Worcester 22 - 29 July 2017
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2017 Festival Programme
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TCF Friends Events
A Shropshire Lad: The Great War in English Song
Roderick Williams baritone Gary Matthewman piano
13 Jun - 17 Jul
£22.00 - £28.00
Festival Chorus Worcester Cathedral Choir Orchestra of the Swan orchestra
£20.00 - £30.00
Celebrate the start of the festival and enjoy the renowned hospitality of the Friends of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival.
Much Ado About Nothing
Join the Globe Theatre in its exciting new production of Shakespeare’s wittiest of comedies.
Hot Supper - Mediterranean Chicken
Treat yourself to a delicious two-course meal under the renowned hospitality of the Friends of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival.
Pre-Concert Talk: Britten and Pacifism
Former chairman of Aldeburgh Music Lord Stevenson of Coddenham talks about Britten’s life-long commitment to conscientious objection.
Britten War Requiem
The first of this year’s evening concerts features one of the most iconic choral works in British musical history.
The Song of Angels
Howard Skempton And there was war in heaven Byrd Ave Maria
Sing Gregorian Chant with Opus Anglicanum
This workshop with Opus Anglicanum prepares participants to perform Vespers of St Dunstan.
Music to include: Mendelssohn Richte mich nicht
The Aquilon Ensemble
Join the Aquilon Ensemble, an exciting and dynamic wind quintet and winner of last year’s Three Choirs Festival Young Musician Competitive Showcase
Choral Evensong: Vespers of St Dunstan
Rob Pointon: Private View
An exclusive opportunity to meet artist-in-residence Rob Pointon.
Dvořák Stabat Mater
Festival Chorus Philharmonia Orchestra Geraint Bowen conductor Eleanor Dennis soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-sopranoPaul Nilon tenorMatthew Rose bass-baritone
Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir
Serenity Courage Wisdom: Music and Readings for Remembrance
The Proteus Ensemble presents a poignant programme of music and readings for remembrance.
Mahler Symphony No 2 'Resurrection'
Chapel and Tavern
Enjoy rousing gallery hymns in College Hall before moving to the marquee on College Green for ballads.
Aisa Ijiri’s vibrant and highly virtuosic programme explores the iridescent colours of French Impressionism
Bach Mass in B minor
The annual concert performance by the professional cathedral choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester
Vesta, by Chris Jaeger, is the story of Worcester-born Vesta Tilley, a male impersonator
Tenebrae: Russian Treasures
The Rodolfus Choir: Time and its Passing
With a sound hailed as ‘unspeakably beautiful’ by Gramophone magazine.
Towards the New World
Written during the composer’s trip to the United States, Dvořák’s ‘American’ String Quartet is admired worldwide for its combination of exuberance and melancholic pining for home.
30 Dec - 18 Jan
Come & Sing Vaughan Williams with BCS
Join in with singers from all over Bristol, to work on Vaughan Williams' 'Toward the Unknown Region' and 'Mass in G Minor'.
We Care, We Sing
Charity 'Gloucestershire Young Carers' and Bath Philharmonia team up to offer a unique opportunity to young people in Gloucestershire.
Stroud Choral Society - Haydn's Creation
Stroud Choral Society return to Gloucester Cathedral to sing Haydn's well known and loved masterpiece.
Haydn - The Creation
Bristol Choral Society perform Haydn's well known and much loved work.
Royal Marines Association Concert Band
Performing with the Innsworth Military Wives Choir at Gloucester Cathedral.
Michael Durrant - Guitar Masterclass
An exciting opportunity to learn with Michael Durrant.
Michael Durrant - Classical Guitar Concert
Classical guitarist Michael Durrant performs in the intimate setting of Gloucester Cathedral Chapter House.
Alexander McCall Smith Drinks Reception
Enjoy an exclusive drinks reception before the Bishop of Worcester's conversation with Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith in Conversation with the Bishop of Worcester
An evening with best-selling author and amateur musician Alexander McCall Smith
The Bristol Connection
A concert of two halves performed in the beautiful setting of Bristol Cathedral.
A tour of the stone masons' studios at Gloucester Cathedral.
A guided tour of the Gloucester Cathedral Stone Masons Workshop.
Exclusive Garden Tour and Lunch
Friends of Gloucester Three Choirs Festival invite you to lunch and a tour of beautiful Misarden Park near Stroud
Tales of the Tombs
Gloucester Cathedral Special Interest Day
04 Jul - 05 Oct
Donald Hunt's 'Private Passions'
Donald Hunt, former Conductor of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival, discusses his life in music with Peter Nardone
Comedian and TV presenter Mel Giedroyc and her film director sister Coky Giedroyc in conversation about the Art of Television
Hereford Police Male Choir
An evening with Hereford Police Choir, semi-finalists in BBC1’s Last Choir Standing
Magna Carta Exhibition
The Hereford Magna Carta of 1217 is the centrepiece of a special exhibition in the cathedral's New Library Building.
25 Jul - 01 Aug
The opening service of our anniversary festival celebrates the musical heritage of 300 years ago
Return Coach to Holy Trinity Church
Coach from Broad Street to Holy Trinity Church and back
25 Jul - 01 Aug
RCO Young Performers Recital 1
James Bowstead from Jesus College Oxford gives our first young organists' recital
Song of the Hero
In the first of two festival appearances, baritone Roderick Williams revisits some of the themes from last year's World War One centenary commemoration.
Film director Coky Giedroyc discusses Music and Film with BAFTA award-winning film composer Nick Bicat
The Friends of Hereford Three Choirs Festival invite you to join them for drinks and canapés before the evening concert.