What the Lark Saw

From the start of 2023, a group of regional creative practitioners working across a range of artforms will be developing work with different community groups spread across our three counties, inspired by the music of Vaughan Williams. Groups will take as their starting point the idea of a ‘lark’s-eye view’ of their area and use music, art, dance and poetry to explore their local landscape and community. They will create pop-up performances throughout the year and showcase their work as part of a community choir who will premiere a new commission from Gloucestershire composer Liz Lane at the festival in July.

This Autumn, a call for local artists will be issued and we will be recruiting workshop leaders to be paired with community groups for a series of creative sessions in 2023. Further details will be posted here in due course.

If you are involved with a school, community group, care home or other group that meets at least four times over a three-month period, and would like to be paired with one of our creative practitioners, please get in touch with our Participation Coordinator, Hannah Bowman.

Credit: GL Shooters Dale Hodgetts and James O'Driscoll 2022

Three Choirs 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 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.