The World Imagined

27/07/2021 7:45pm

Worcester Cathedral

£55, £50, £32, £25, £15

Nick Pritchard tenor
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
David Hill conductor

Coleridge-Taylor Solemn Prelude (2nd performance) 11'
Elgar Enigma Variations 29' 
Gabriel Jackson The World Imagined 45' 

The festival presents a significant commission from one of Britain’s leading choral composers, Gabriel Jackson, renowned for his immediacy and delicacy of expression. Drawing inspiration from the beauty of poetry, philosophy, art and life, The World Imagined is an ecstatic contemplation of creation and humankind’s small place in an infinite cosmos. The second-ever performance of Coleridge-Taylor's Solemn Prelude opens the first half, followed by Elgar’s enduringly popular Enigma Variations, both pieces first heard in their current form at the 1899 Worcester Three Choirs Festival. 

Supported by the Wigornia Circle and the American Friends of the Three Choirs Festival; Gabriel Jackson’s The World Imagined supported by the Three Choirs Festival Commissioning Circle

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Carolyn Pascall


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.



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