13 April and 27 July – 4 August 2013
The Three Choirs Festival is the world’s oldest choral music festival, rotating annually between the cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. Thousands visit the festival every year to hear an outstanding orchestral and choral programme from our Festival Chorus, resident symphony orchestra and soloists of national and international renown. Recitals, chamber music, lectures, theatre, jazz and masterclasses make up the extended programme , all of which take place in some of Europe's finest buildings set in the beautiful countryside of the Severn & Wye Valleys and the Cotswolds.
The programme for 2013 will see the fabulous Philharmonia Orchestra in residence joining our Festival Chorus and star soloists to fill the cathedral with some of the finest music ever composed. To see the full programme visit the Festival website, and then enjoy being part of the Festival that every three years makesGloucester the world centre for fine music.
Favourites from the Masters!
No Three Choirs Festival would be complete without the chance to hear again a selection of the great masterpieces and this year we reprise some of the all-time favourites – Handel’s Messiah, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces, Holst’s The Planets, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony, to name but a few.
The streets and churches of Gloucester will be abuzz with our Three Choirs Plus (TC+) programme which provides a platform for young people and regional artists, from dancers and buskers to school choirs and orators.
Online booking goes live on 18 April.
Don’t miss the date!