Brahms' Requiem dedicated to the memory of Donald Hunt
We are saddened to hear that today the former Three Choirs Festival artistic director Donald Hunt has died at the age of 88.
Hunt participated in the festival from an early age as a Gloucester chorister, becoming assistant organist to Herbert Sumsion in Gloucester at the age of 17. He returned to the festival as Worcester artistic director and contributed to eight festivals between 1975-1996. Hunt is remembered for his acclaimed interpretations of British choral music, in particular Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, a work which has become synonymous with the festival.
This evening’s performance of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem will be dedicated to his memory in recognition of his huge contribution to the festival.