THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL GLOUCESTER 26 JULY - 3 AUGUST 2019  

The Mystic Trumpeter

03/08/2019 7:45pm

Gloucester

£55, £50, £32, £25, £15

Priority booking open

Ilona Domnich soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers alto
Andrew Staples tenor
David Stout bass
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
Adrian Partington conductor

David Matthews Stars 5’
Holst The Mystic Trumpeter 19’
Beethoven Symphony No 9 65’

We look heavenward for our final performance, reviving David Matthews' shimmering short cantata Stars for its first performance in almost half a century. Holst’s distinctive musical style begins to emerge in this luxuriant early work, with a list of influences that ranges from Wagner to Walt Whitman, and even encompasses Hindu philosophies. It ends with a serenely celestial expression of “Joy! Joy! All over joy!”, echoing Beethoven’s epic Choral Symphony, the powerful and uplifting climax of which is known the world over.

Supported by Safran Landing Systems and donors to the Tercentenary Appeal

Join us at St Mary de Crypt at 6.15 for a Q&A with David Matthews! Click here to find out more

Venue

Gloucester Cathedral

College Green
Gloucester
GL1 2LX