Worcester 2024

Credit: Michael Whitefoot 2021

The natural world has long been a source of inspiration for musicians, writers and artists from across the world. Composers over the ages have been repeatedly inspired by landscapes, seascapes, and the animal kingdom. And so, one of the themes at the 2024 Three Choirs Festival is the environment, at a time when we can both celebrate works which remind us of the innate beauty of the world around us, but also recognise that our natural resources are under serious threat.

There is so much in our festival which I hope will grab your attention when we announce the rest of the programme in March. Come and join us in Worcester in 2024 and make the Three Choirs Festival your own!

- Samuel Hudson, Artistic Director for Worcester

What's on at Worcester 2024?

Credit: Oxford

Saturday 27 July

Three Choirs Festival Chorus

Grace Evangeline Mason The Imagined Forest 14’
Holst Hymn of Jesus 22’
Stabat Mater 45’

Sunday 28 July

Three Choirs Festival Voices

Nathan James Dearden new work premiere, festival commission 15’
Judith Weir
Still, Glowing 4’
The Birds 20’
Holst The Cloud Messenger 40’

Credit: Ben Tomlin
Credit: Anja Schutz

Monday 29 July

Three Choirs Festival Chorus

Cameron Biles-Liddell Yr Afon Yn Yr Awyr 12’ English premiere
Judith Weir
O Sweet Spontaneous Earth 12’
Sarah Kirkland Snider Mass for the Endangered 44’ UK premiere

Tuesday 30 July

BBC Singers

Kristina Arakelyan Seascapes interspersed with Britten trans. Anna Lapwood Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes 22’
Poulenc Figure Humaine 22’
Judith Weir In the Land of Uz 35’

Credit: Rii Schroer
Credit: Michael Whitefoot 2018

Wednesday 31 July

Three Choirs Festival Chorus

Rossini Petite messe solennelle 85'

Thursday 1 August

Three Cathedral Choirs

Eric Whitacre Cloudburst 9’
Stanford The Blue Bird 5’
Paul Mealornew work premiere, festival commission10’
Three Motets 11’
Bob Chilcott
The Angry Planet 45’

Credit: Joseph Wong
Credit: Cecilia McDowall

Friday 2 August

Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir

Cecilia McDowall Shipping Forecast 13’
Stanford/Jeremy Dibble Sonata for String Orchestra 25’
Ian Venables
Requiem 35’

Saturday 3 August

Three Choirs Festival Chorus

Elgar The Kingdom 95’