Celebrate the festival week online


This year’s Three Choirs Festival is going virtual, with a week full of memories of years gone by and other online treats, from Saturday 25th July until Saturday 1st August. As part of the week, the Three Choirs Festival will be doing a website and social media takeover of Visit Worcestershire.

2020’s Three Choirs Festival was due to be held in Worcester but has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, this year there will be an online focus on festival memories and looking back at festivals past, with videos, archive photos, facts and anecdotes. There will also be a look at Worcester’s role within the 300-year history of the Three Choirs Festival.

Festival artists will be reminiscing, as well as discussing the events and concerts that were programmed for this year, and audience members will be encouraged to contribute their own festival memories.

The Three Choirs Festival has had many pieces premièred over their long history. To celebrate these, they are holding the Three Choirs Premières League on their Twitter page. Anyone can vote for their favourites, and the final will be held on the 1st August.

There is also the chance to enter a competition, enjoy live cocktail making sessions (festival themed, of course) with Ludlow Gin, and a celebratory virtual choir performance will be shared on the final day, closing out the week.

Alexis Paterson, Chief Executive of the Three Choirs Festival said “Although we were hugely disappointed not to be able to hold the festival this summer, we are delighted that the 2021 festival will be back in Worcester. Celebrating the festival community and building everyone’s excitement for next year is so important, which is why we are bringing you online content during what would have been the festival week. We hope you enjoy learning more about the Three Choirs Festival, looking back at years gone by and re-living your own festival memories.”

Lorna Robinson, Visit Worcestershire Manager said “It was a real shame to find out that Worcestershire would not be hosting the 2020 Three Choirs festival, however we are thrilled to be able to support and play host in a virtual sense. We are really excited to be able to share some wonderful memories of past festivals with you all, and to see the virtual choir come together ahead of the welcome return to Worcester in 2021.”

You can follow Visit Worcestershire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the takeover:




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