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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

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

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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

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

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

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Nigel and Jeannie Smith of Malpas Stallard wine merchants will lead a tasting evening in the their cellars in Fish Street, Worcester

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The new Bartholomew Barn at King's Hawford School is the venue on 8 October for an autumn fundraising event for Worcester Three Choirs Festival

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Join us at St John's Smith Square on 15 October for a workshop and performance conducted by Adrian Partington with an orchestra including Philharmonia players

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The Friends of Gloucester Three Choirs Festival will present a very special concert by Innsworth Military Wives Choir and the British Police Symphony Orchestra in Gloucester Cathedral on 15 October

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HRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the penultimate evening concert in Gloucester Cathedral

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Gloucester Cathedral choral scholar Magnus Walker sings alongside Sarah Connolly in The Kingdom with 90 minutes' notice

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Winning tunes in our competition to write for the restored Gloucester chimes can be heard in Three Choirs Festival week

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Enjoy tea, cakes and a plant sale at Whitney's Farmhouse, Ombersley in aid of festival funds

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We've just discovered that one of the actors in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, for which Jonathan Hope will improvise an organ accompaniment, came from Gloucestershire

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We're looking for Young Volunteers to help with practical tasks such as setting up venues, selling programmes and welcoming visitors in Gloucester 23-30 July

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Enjoy an evening garden tour and music at Spetchley Park on Wednesday 15 or lunch or afternoon tea  and a stroll round Shucknall Court on Sunday 19 June

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BBC Radio 3's lunchtime concerts at 1 pm Tuesday-Friday this week are repeats from last year's Hereford Three Choirs Festival

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The Three Choirs Festival has launched a competition to create a new tune for the restored chimes of Gloucester Cathedral, to be played during festival week 

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'Mary's Lullaby' anthem will be premiered by the St Cecilia Singers at Choral Evensong on 28 July in Gloucester Cathedral during this year's festival

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One chorister from each of our three cathedral choirs took part in the Friends of Cathedral Music's Diamond Jubilee Service at St Paul's Cathedral, London on 27 April

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Gloucester Cathedral ramblers are to walk part of the Three Choirs Way over May day weekend in aid of festival composition project

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Join us in Gloucester 23 - 30 July to sing in Rossini's Petite Messe solennelle and Mahler's eighth symphony

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Amateur singers are invited to spend a day learning and performing 'Elijah'  in College Hall under the baton of Peter Nardone

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The booking brochure for Gloucester Three Choirs Festival is now available and general booking for festival performances is now open

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Tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Anna Tilbrook will join psychiatrists and music therapists for an in-depth exploration of links between music and memory

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The TV personality will be valuing heirlooms and running an auction at Lyde Arundel

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Patrick Dunachie, a former Hereford Cathedral chorister who performed as a soloist in last year's Three Choirs Festival, has been announced as the new first counter-tenor of The King's Singers

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Singers from Hereford and Gloucester cathedrals will join their colleagues from Worcester on 6 February for a concert in memory of Worcester lay clerk Ian bell, who died last year

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Jeremy Wilding recognised in New Year Honours for his services to music through the Three Choirs Festival

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Committee chairmen, staff and friends of the festival gather in Gloucester Cathedral chapter house to say goodbye to their chief executive

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Our tercentenary celebrations have concluded with a recital and reception hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace

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Alexis Paterson, currently manager of Cheltenham Music Festival, has been appointed as chief executive of the Three Choirs Festival, with effect from mid-January 2016

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Adrian Lucas, a former conductor of  the Worcester Three Choirs Festival, has been appointed as Head of Choral Studies for the Royal School of Church Music

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Archaeologists discover unusually well-preserved remains dating back to the 18th century in Hyett family vault

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The Friends of Gloucester Three Choirs Festival will be running Christmas Craft Stall in Tewkesbury 4 November and Gloucester Cathedral 112 December

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College Hall packed for Come and Sing day with legendary composer organised by the Friends of Worcester Three Choirs Festival

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Sir David Willcocks, fomer Organist of Worcester Cathedral and Conductor of Worcester Three Choirs Festival, has died at the age of 95

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Highlights of next year's Gloucester Three Choirs Festival have been revealed by artistic director Adrian Partington and chairman Timothy Brain. The festival will take place 23 – 30 July 2016.

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Organ world mourns sudden death of John Scott, shortly after his return home to New York after European tour that included Three Choirs Festival recital

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Composer and conductor Bob Chilcott spent a day with the TCF Youth Choir this week ahead of their festival performance of his Requiem

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Herefordshire Council and the Old Market have offered free parking after 6 pm in some city centre car parks for the duration of the Three Choirs Festival

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Herefordshire Council has announced that the gas works in Belmont Road will now start on 3 August to avoid disrupting festival traffic

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The Ticket Office and Friends Information Point for Hereford Three Choirs Festival and Three Choirs Plus will move to 1 King Street, Hereford on 16 July

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Join Dr Donald Hunt, former Conductor of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival, and his successor Peter Nardone for conversation and supper in the King's School Boathouse on 14 July

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We still have some vacancies for singers aged 16-25 to perform Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Bob Chilcott's Requiem in Hereford Cathedral on 27 July

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The Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen can be found in St Peter's Church, opposite the Shirehall, during this year's Three Choirs Festival

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Adrian Partington will conduct a performance of William Walton's Facade at Hellens Manor on 5 July and the Mobius Ensemble will premiere a work by George Tsontakis

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Elgar Voices, a new choir of professional singers directed by Donald Hunt, will be giving this year’s garden picnic concert at 7.30 pm on 27 June at Hanbury Hall

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The Three Choirs Festival Association has appointed Genie Dyke as its new Head of Development in succession to Debbie Liggins

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British Red Cross will be the recipient of the collection at the Opening Service of this year's festival; other collections throughout festival week will be shared between British Red Cross and the Three Choirs Festival

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Cantabile Girls' Choir from Hereford Cathedral School have won the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition. They will be performing in our TC+ programme

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We are sorry to announce the death aged 88 of Ray Boddington, a stalwart supporter of and participant in the Three Choirs Festival for many years. A Service of Thanksgiving for his life took place at Holmer Church on 22 May

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The first Three Choirs Festival rehearsal day for the Choirs of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals culminates in a joint service of Evensong in Hereford Cathedral at 5.30 on 16 May. All welcome

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Our resident orchestra the Philharmonia has wn the very prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Audiences and Engagement, for its iOrchestra project

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Hereford Cathedral Choir will be singing a special Choral Evensong at St Michael’s College, Tenbury Wells, at 3.30 pm on Saturday 2 May for the Trustees of the Ouseley Trust.

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George Arthur from South London has won the inaugural Hereford Three Choirs Festival Choral Composition Competition run in association with Hereford Cathedral Voluntary Choir and Novello Publishers.

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Worcester Friends of TCF and Worcester Cathedral host an evening with the best-selling author and amateur musician on 27 May

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Ian Bell, a much loved and respected bass lay clerk of Worcester Cathedral who sang in the Three Choirs Festival many times, has died after a short illness

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The Dean of Hereford has completed his sponsored walk around the Three Cathedrals, and is close to his fund-raising target of £3,000

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The Dean of Hereford was blessed with perfect weather for the start of his sponsored walk

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The Three Choirs Festival is currently recruiting a Head of Development, to help take us into our fourth century.

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Historic Orders of Service provide a link to past festivals

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The full programme for the 300th anniversary Hereford Three Choirs festival was launched on 24 March ahead of the Philharmonia Strings concert at the Courtyard Centre for the Arts

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Have fun with our team of Young Volunteers, welcoming visitors and helping the festival to run smoothly

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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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Blogging conductor updates Elgar's quest for mythical beasts

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One of our headline artists for Hereford 2015 shows off his skill in Wigmore Hall lunchtime recital

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Vocal ensemble Voces8, who will be making their Three Choirs Festival debut in Hereford this summer, have launched  a new album, Lux [Decca Classics 478 8053].

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House of Lords reception celebrates 300 years of Three Choirs Festival

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The story of Hereford Cathedral organist Percy Hull's time as a WW2 prisoner-of-war is to be told by his successor Geraint Bowen on BBC Midlands TV.

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Several of the artists who will be performing at the Hereford Three Choirs Festival this summer have been nominated for BBC Music magazine awards for CD recordings released in 2014.

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Voice Trials for boys aged 6-9 will take place on 23 January

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Hereford Cathedral's William Fox to be organ scholar at Magdalen College Oxford

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Hereford Three Choirs Festival has launched a new choral composition competition in association with Hereford Cathedral Voluntary Choir and Novello Publishers.

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Full details of our 300th festival will be announced in the spring.

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HRH The Prince of Wales President of the Three Choirs Festival Association, attended our perfomance of Elijah on Monday 25 July