About Discovering William Hine

A portrait of William Hine
Credit: Faculty of Music and Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Oxford

Arguably the founder of the Three Choirs Festival, William Hine’s musical activities have remained relatively unsung over the intervening three centuries since he became Informator Choristarum at Gloucester. Warwick Cole discusses Hine’s career and the music that he introduced to the Cathedral, with the Perfect Family Ensemble on hand to sing works by Pelham Humphrey, Purcell and Hine.