About Opening Celebration

A reimagined opening event, welcoming the city into the festival and cathedral. Three separate processions, featuring Gloucester Cathedral Choir, Flowers Band with the Festival Chorus, and the Nethra Academy of Performing Arts, will move through the streets of Gloucester before joining together on Westgate Street, followed by a short indoor service led by the Bishop of Gloucester. Music will include Vaughan Williams'O clap your hands and Holst’sShort Festival Te Deum.

Join us as the processions movesthrough the centre, gather in the festival village for a welcome, or take a seat in the cathedral and await their arrival. Processions begin at 10 am with the service beginning at 11 am.

Supported by DG Albright Charitable Trust and Gloucester BID