Armstrong Gibbs's Choral Symphony

31/07/2021 7:30pm

Worcester Cathedral

£58, £53, £32, £25, £15

Ruby Hughes soprano
Njabulo Madlala baritone
Guy Johnston cello
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
Samuel Hudson / Adrian Partington conductors

Ireland The Forgotten Rite 10'
Howells Cello Concerto 23'
Gibbs Symphony No 2 "Odysseus" 60' 

Gibbs’s tuneful and evocative choral symphony, which he considered his best, is a rarely-heard masterpiece that tells the well-known story of Odysseus in a style that will be familiar to fans of Vaughan Williams and Parry. Howells’s deeply personal Cello Concerto was left unfinished, but Jonathan Clinch’s completion for soloist Guy Johnston has been enthusiastically received, bringing some of the composer’s best orchestral music to the stage.

Supported by The Perry Family Charitable Trust


Seating in our venues will be laid out in line with the UK Government’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the festival. At present we are selling to full venue seating plans, in line with the proposed lifting of restrictions on the 19 July. If restrictions are not lifted, we will be reverting back to socially distanced seating, and we may have to refund tickets for later bookers if capacities remain restricted.





Worcester Cathedral

8 College Yard,

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