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    Mozart in Excelsis
    The Philharmonia is joined by Emma Johnson in the Clarinet Concerto and the Three Cathedral Choirs in the Requiem
    28 Jul
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    Clarinet goes to Town
    Join clarinettist Emma Johnson and friends for a jazz-style gig in Gloucester Guildhall
    28 Jul
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    Barbican Car Park Ticket
    Tickets for the Barbican Car Park in Ladybellegate Street must be booked in advance
    23 Jul - 30 Jul
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    Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle
    Geraint Bowen conducts the TCF Youth Choir in Rossini's witty, sparkling Mass setting
    29 Jul
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    Elgar Society Lecture
    Dr Martin Firth speaks on: 'Inside the Mind of Elgar: A Natural Orchestrator'
    29 Jul
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    RCO Young Organist 2
    A recital by Daniel Mathieson, ARCO, Junior Organ Scholar of Worcester College, Oxford
    29 Jul
    £10.00
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    Elgar Society Lunch
    All are welcome to join members of the Elgar Society for lunch in the Hospitality Marquee
    29 Jul
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    Return Coach to St Barnabas Church Tuffley
    Coaches to St Barnabas leave Lower Westgate Street, Gloucester 35 minutes before the concert start time
    23 Jul - 29 Jul
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    An English Rachmaninov
    Pianist Mark Bebbington performs works by Rachmaninov and by English composers of similar musical temperament
    29 Jul
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    Music and Memory
    Pre-concert talk with singer James Gilchrist and composer Joseph Phibbs
    29 Jul
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    Hot Suppers
    StarBistro hot suppers will be served at 6 pm in the Festival Marquee and must be ordered in advance
    23 Jul - 30 Jul
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    Picnic Box - Menu 1
    Picnic boxes for two will be available in the Cloister Garth and MUST be ordered in advance
    23 Jul - 30 Jul
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    Picnic Box - Menu 2
    Picnic boxes serving two people will be available in the Cloister Garth and MUST be ordered in advance
    23 Jul - 30 Jul
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    Enigma and Carmina
    Tonight's programme includes Orff's hugely popular Carmina burana and Elgar's timeless Enigma Variations
    29 Jul
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    Further Beyond Tango
    Adrian Varela's 'prog-rock post-tango' ensemble returns for another scintillating performance
    29 Jul
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    Celebrity Organ Recital
    Thomas Trotter's programme ranges from majestic works by Bach and Parry to delicate miniatures
    30 Jul
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    Carducci Quartet Family Concert
    An introduction to chamber music for children aged 5-12, with fun and games and lots of memorable tunes
    30 Jul
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    Return Coach to Cirencester Parish Church
    Coaches to Cirencester leave Gloucester 1 hr 15 minutes before the concert start time
    24 Jul - 30 Jul
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    National Youth String Orchestra
    Some of the country's most gifted young players perform works by Mozart, Elgar, Suk and Howells
    30 Jul
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    Mahler: Symphony of a Thousand
    The vast forces of chorus, youth choir, orchestra and seven soloists close the festival with Mahler's epic work
    30 Jul
  • BBC TOURS
    Gloucester Cathedral BBC Tours
    Come to Gloucester Cathedral and gain insight into the filming of BBC productions within its walls.
    11 Aug - 13 Aug
  • HEAVENLY LIGHT
    Heavenly Light
    Gloucester Cathedral Special Interest Day
    16 Aug
  • HENRY III LECTURES
    William Marshal: Henry III's servant and saviour?
    Henry II lecture series in Gloucester Cathedral Chapter House
    20 Sep
  • HENRY III LECTURES
    Gloucester 1216: How the Italians rescued Magna Carta
    Henry III lecture series in Gloucester Cathedral Chapter House
    20 Sep
  • HENRY III LECTURES
    Magna Carta 1216: Its political and social context
    Henry III lecture Series in Gloucester Cathedral Chapter House
    22 Sep
  • HENRY III LECTURES
    A Loving husband, father and brother: King Henry III and his women
    Henry III lectures series in Gloucester Cathedral Chapter House
    22 Sep
  • MEDIEVAL BANQUET
    Medieval Banquet
    Come and join the feast!
    30 Sep
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    Barn Dance
    The Friends of Worcester Three Choirs Festival invite you to enjoy a Barn Dance at King's Hawford School
    08 Oct
  • VONDA SHEPARD
    Vonda Shepard - A Malaika Concert
    Vonda Shepard performs in Gloucester Cathedral.
    12 Oct
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    Come and Sing Brahms German Requiem
    Come and Sing Brahms's A German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem) in St John's Smith Square, London, under the baton of Adrian Partington, or join us for the concert and a reception hosted by the Three Choirs Festival Society
    15 Oct
  • British Police Symphony Orchestra
    BPSO & Innsworth Military Wives Choir
    Innsworth Military Wives Choir join the British Police Symphony Orchestra for a concert of music ranging from Elgar and Walton to Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber
    15 Oct
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    Brahms - A German Requiem - Post-concert Reception
    The Three Choirs Festival Society hosts a reception at St John's Smith Square, London, where guests can learn more about the Three Choirs Festival and have a sneak preview of our Worcester 2017 programme
    15 Oct
  • JANE AUSTEN
    An Evening with Jane Austen
    An evening of readings in the setting of Gloucester Cathedral's Chapter House
    22 Oct
  • HENRY III CORONATION MUSIC
    Henry III Coronation Talk by Professor Richard Rastall
    A historical talk in the the beautiful setting of Gloucester Cathedral.
    28 Oct
  • ST CECILIA SINGERS
    Coronation Music by the St Cecilia Singers
    St Cecilia Singers perform in Gloucester Cathedral.
    29 Oct
  • TALK: MISSA SOLEMNIS
    Let's Talk: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
    A talk on Beethoven's masterpiece, hosted by Gloucester Choral Society
    04 Nov
  • MISSA SOLEMNIS
    Beethoven: Missa solemnis
    Gloucester Choral Society present Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.
    19 Nov
  • BCS BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST
    Belshazzar's Feast
    Bristol Choral Society perform Walton's Belshazzar's Feast with the Philharmonia Orchestra in co-promotion with the Bristol Music Trust.
    26 Nov
  • GCS MESSIAH
    Handel: Messiah
    Gloucester Choral Society present Handel's Messiah
    03 Dec
  • CORY BAND & CATHEDRAL CHOIR
    Cory Band & Cathedral Choir Concert
    Cory band perform with the Choir of Gloucester Cathedral.
    10 Dec
  • BCS MINI MESSIAH
    Mini Messiah Family Concert
    Join Bristol Choral Society for this bite-sized family performance of Handel's famous oratorio.
    17 Dec
  • BCS MESSIAH
    Handel - Messiah
    Bristol Choral Society present their usual Christmas offering, Handel's Messiah.
    17 Dec
  • THE LION IN WINTER
    The Lion in Winter
    The Lion in Winter, presented by the Rococo Players.
    18 Jan - 21 Jan
  • BCS COME & SING
    Come & Sing Rutter's 'Feel the Spirit' with BCS
    Bristol Choral Society's first Come and Sing under our new Musical Director, Hilary Campbell.
    04 Feb
  • TALK: RACHMANINOV VESPERS
    Let's Talk: Rachmaninov Vespers
    A talk on Rachmaninov's masterpiece, hosted by Gloucester Choral Society.
    10 Mar
  • GCS RACHMANINOV VESPERS
    Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil
    Gloucester Choral Society presents Rachmaninov's 'All Night Vigil'.
    18 Mar
  • BCS MENDELSSOHN AND MOZART
    Mendelssohn and Mozart
    Bristol Choral Society Perform musical Treasures by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
    25 Mar
  • GCS ROSSINI
    Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
    Gloucester Choral Society presents Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.
    06 May
  • BCS BERNSTEIN & DURUFLE
    Bernstein and Durufle
    Bristol Choral Society perform Bernstein and Durufle in Bristol Cathedral
    10 Jun

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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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