• GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL HARRY POTTER TOURS
    Pottering around the Cathedral
    Harry Potter themed tours of Gloucester Cathedral.
    18 Feb - 19 Feb
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    Roxanna Panufnik in Conversation
    Composer Roxanna Panufnik discusses her life as a musician in a Worcester Friends social event
    03 Mar
  • COME & SING VERDI REQUIEM WITH ADRIAN PARTINGTON
    Come & Sing Verdi's Requiem
    Join the Friends of Gloucester Three Choirs Festival to sing Verdi's dramatic Requiem in the awe inspiring surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral.
    05 Mar
  • BCS ST MATTHEW PASSION
    Bach - St Matthew Passion
    Bristol Choral Society perform Bach's magnificent St Matthew Passion, with period instrument orchestra Music for Awhile.
    12 Mar
  • SHOW OF HANDS
    Show of Hands - A Malaika Concert
    Show of Hands perform in Gloucester Cathedral.
    04 Jun
  • BCS RACHMANINOV VESPERS
    Rachmaninov Vespers
    Bristol Choral Society sing Rachmaninov's masterpiece, in the beautiful setting of Bristol Cathedral.
    11 Jun
  • Spetchley Park
    A Summer Evening at Spetchley Park
    Pimms, supper, a garden tour and musical entertainment courtesy of the Friends of Worcester Three Choirs Festival
    15 Jun
  • VONDA SHEPARD
    Vonda Shepard - A Malaika Concert
    Vonda Shepard performs in Gloucester Cathedral.
    12 Oct

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23 - 30 July 2016

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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).