• THE LION IN WINTER
    The Lion in Winter
    The Lion in Winter, presented by the Rococo Players.
    18 Jan - 21 Jan
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    Traditional Burns Supper with Peter Nardone
    Enjoy a haggis supper, readings from Burns' poetry and the sound of the pipes in the company of our Worcester Friends
    28 Jan
  •  A NIGHT AT GLOSWARTS
    A Night at Gloswarts
    Join Gloucester Cathedral in celebrating 20 years of the Harry Potter phenomenon.
    03 Feb
  • 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
  • MAG & NUNC COME AND SING DAY
    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis - Homage to the Anglican Canticles
    A one day singing workshop in the glorious setting of Gloucester Cathedral.
    25 Feb
  • PHANTOM - JONATHAN HOPE
    Phantom of the Opera
    Exciting organ improvisation to a classic silent movie, set in the atmospheric nave of Gloucester Cathedral
    04 Mar
  • TALK: RACHMANINOV VESPERS
    Let's Talk: Rachmaninov Vespers
    A talk on Rachmaninov's masterpiece, hosted by Gloucester Choral Society.
    10 Mar
  • DEREK PARAVICINI QUARTET
    Derek Paravicini Quartet
    Come and listen to atmospheric jazz in the spectacular nave of Gloucester Cathedral.
    10 Mar
  • Madresfield Court c. Ray Main
    Black Tie Evening at Madresfield Court
    An exclusive opportunity to enjoy a song recital and dinner in one of England's most beautiful private houses
    18 Mar
  • GCS RACHMANINOV VESPERS
    Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil
    Gloucester Choral Society presents Rachmaninov's 'All Night Vigil'.
    18 Mar
  • COUPERIN LAMENTATIONS
    Leçons de Ténèbres by François Couperin
    An intimate performance of Couperin’s exquisite working of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, in the setting of Gloucester Cathedral Quire.
    24 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
  • TAPESTRY PLAY
    Tapestry
    A new play performed in the beautifal Quire of Gloucester Cathedral
    11 May
  • BCS BERNSTEIN & DURUFLE
    Bernstein and Durufle
    Bristol Choral Society perform Bernstein and Durufle in Bristol Cathedral
    10 Jun

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22 - 29 July 2017

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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

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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