Belshazzar's Feast

31/07/2021 7:30pm

Worcester Cathedral

£58, £53, £32, £25, £15

  • Priority booking opens: 15/05/2021 10:00am
  • General On Sale: 02/06/2021 10:00am

Božidar Smiljanić baritone
Guy Johnston cello
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
Samuel Hudson conductor

Ireland The Forgotten Rite 10'
Howells Cello Concerto 23'
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast 36'

The festival closes with Walton’s raucous and richly harmonic cantata. Considered one of his best works, the flamboyantly cacophonous piece depicts the downfall of Babylon. 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

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