Chorus & Festival Voices

Credit: Michael Whitefoot 2018

Festival Chorus

At the heart of the Three Choirs Festival, and one of the elements which makes it so special, is the Three Choirs Festival Chorus. Made up of mainly amateur but auditioned singers from the local area, trained by professional directors, and working with world-class conductors, soloists and orchestral performers, the Chorus not only sings to a high standard but is also a real part of the community. It forms the centrepiece of many of our large-scale concerts in the cathedral and many members return to sing year after year.

"Everyone gets swept up in being part of something special and hugely significant"

The Chorus unites singers from across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. The three contingents rehearse separately twice a week from early May and come together for massed rehearsals in the weeks running up to the festival at the end of July. If you would like to audition for Gloucester 2023, please contact Barry Leach.

Festival Voices

Designed both for singers who can’t commit to a full festival week and those who don’t yet feel ready for our auditioned chorus, the Three Choirs Festival Voices will sing one evening concert featuring Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs and Graham Fitkin’s Age of Aspiration. There will be two rehearsal routes – one for more experienced and confident singers with limited time, and one for those who welcome a slower pace of rehearsal. A great way to develop your choral experience and have a first taste of performing at the festival.

To find out more about the festival voices and learn how to apply, please click here.

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Adrian Partington Conducting
Credit: Michael Whitefoot 2019