About Book Launch: The Three Choirs Festival in Ten Concerts

Come along to an exclusive event at the start of this year’s festival week for the launch of Festival Archivist Simon Carpenter’s new book examining the history of the festival in ten concerts, in a fascinating Q&A chaired by Worcester Festival Chair Ben Cooper.

The book offers an illustrated history of the festival through ten landmark concerts – from the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in 1757 through appearances of major musical figures and pioneering female composers to the first concert to be applauded by the audience in 1969. The context and significance of each concert is examined in detail, offering fascinating insights into this historic and much-loved musical institution.