The various cathedral services during the week are an important part of the festival and all are welcome to attend. All services are free to attend but tickets are required for the Opening Service. You can book tickets for the Opening Service with the rest of your order by going to the What's On page. You don't need a ticket for the Festival Eucharist or for Evensong, just turn up.

Saturday 27 July

Opening Service - Click here to reserve a ticket

Gloucester Cathedral Choir
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Jonathan Hope organ
RWCMD Ensemble
Adrian Partington conductor

Elgar Te Deum
Janet Wheeler We sing to God
Stanford Psalm 150

Doors open 10.15 am and processions begin at 10.45 am; please be seated by 10.40 am

Supported by the DG Albright Trust

Sunday 28 July

Festival Eucharist

Gloucester Cathedral Choir
Jonathan Hope organ
Adrian Partington conductor

Diana Burrell Missa Brevis
Giles Swayne The bread of life
Michael Tavinor Surely the Lord is in this place
Lydia Kakabadse Pater noster; Panis Angelicus from Cantica Sacra
Cecilia McDowall Sacred and hallowed fire

Choral Evensong

Three Cathedral Choirs
Jonathan Hope organ
Geraint Bowen conductor

Philip Moore Responses (Set 3)
Kerensa Briggs The Gloucester Service
M Shaw The greater light
Vaughan Williams Prelude and Fugue in C minor

Monday 29 July

Choral Evensong

Girl Choristers of Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals
Nicholas Freestone organ
Nia Llewelyn Jones conductor

June Nixon Responses
Sumsion Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D
Schubert Gott ist mein Hirt

Tuesday 30 July

Choral Evensong

St Cecilia Singers
Christopher Too organ
Jonathan Hope conductor

Jonathan Hope Responses (premiere)
David Bednall Gloucester Service
Ian Venables O Sing Aloud to God
Holst (arr. Richard Brasier) Scherzo from The Unfinished Symphony

Wednesday 31 July

Choral Evensong

Three Cathedral Choirs
Jonathan Hope organ
Adrian Partington conductor

James MacMillan Benedicimus Deum Caeli
Hunt Responses
James MacMillan Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
James MacMillan O give thanks
James MacMillan Gaudeamus in loci pace

This service will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Please be seated by 3.15pm