THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL WORCESTER 25 JULY - 1 AUGUST 2020  

Worcester 1899: Enigma meets America

26/07/2020 7:45pm

Worcester Cathedral

£55, £50, £32, £25, £15

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Anita Watson soprano
Catherine Carby mezzo-soprano
Ed Lyon tenor
David Stout bass
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
Geraint Bowen conductor

Elgar Enigma Variations 29’
Parker Hora Novissima 60’

Tonight, we recall two premieres from the Worcester 1899 festival: Elgar’s revised version of his enduringly popular and moving Enigma Variations, and Horatio Parker’s Hora Novissima, the first American work ever performed at the festival. Parker’s oratorio complements Elgar’s style beautifully, and it is easy to see how the performance in 1899 led to an ongoing associationbetween the two composers.

Supported by the Wigornia Circle

Venue

Worcester Cathedral

8 College Yard,
Worcester
WR1 2LA

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