Support the Commissioning Circle

The Three Choirs Festival has a rich tradition of commissioning and premiering works by outstanding composers, including Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Elgar’s Light of Life and Howell’s Hymnus Paradisi. This tradition continues, with the help of the Commissioning Circle making it possible to premiere new works at the festival today with the same pride as those twentieth-century masterpieces.

For 2024, the festival has commissioned award-winning young composer Nathan James Dearden to write a piece responding to Holst's The Cloud Messenger, which will be be sung by the Three Choirs Festival Voices in the evening concert on Sunday 28 July. If you would like more information about joining the Commissioning Circle and supporting this exciting new work, please see below or contact Robert Convey.

Donation Benefits

Donations of £50+
  • You will receive exclusive e-mail updates leading up to the premiere, containing exciting updates about the progress of the piece
  • Your name will appear in the Souvenir Programme Book, listed as a supporter and member of the Commissioning Circle
  • Priority seating at the open rehearsal during festival week
Donations of £100+
  • All benefits set out above as well as:
  • Experience history in the making with priority booking for the premiere
Donations £1000+
  • All benefits set out above as well as:
  • Invitation to meet artists at a private reception
  • Receive a signed copy of the vocal score
Donations of £3000+
  • All benefits set out above as well as:
  • Receive a signed copy of the full score

Commissioning Circle Members for 2024

Mr & Mrs Alex Bailey, Mr & Mrs Peter Beesley, Stephen Cottam, Dr Janet Lugg, Mr & Mrs John Malin, Nick Matthews, Peter McIntosh, The Revd Canon Ian Macrae Michael, Mark Napier, Jean Ostler, Geoffrey Proctor, Revd Huw Rhydderch, Mr & Mrs Colin Senior, Jeremy Wilding, Angela Thomson