NEXT THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL: HEREFORD 28 JULY- 4 AUGUST 2018  

A Parry Centenary Tribute

02/08/2018 7:45pm

Hereford Cathedral

Katherine Broderick soprano
Mark Le Brocq tenor
David Stout bass
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Parry Blest pair of Sirens 11'
Parry Symphony No 5 27'
Parry Invocation to Music 55'

The sublime Blest pair of Sirens opens tonight's centenary tribute to Hubert Parry. Based on a text by John Milton, beautifully cascading melodies express a desire to return to heaven and heavenly music, a theme which continues in the richly harmonic Fifth Symphony, examining the triumph of hope over the tragedy of human life. Invocation to Music eloquently sets a poem of Robert Bridges, penned 'in honour of Henry Purcell' to celebrate the composer's bicentenary, and is thought by some to have strongly influenced major choral works of both Elgar and Vaughan Williams. A rare opportunity to hear Parry's sumptuous melodic voice, so familiar from Blest pair of Sirens, in this extended format.

Venue

Hereford Cathedral

Cathedral Close
Hereford
HR1 2NG

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