Saturday 22 Jul 2017, 7.45pmWorcester Cathedral, Worcester

Peter Nardone conductor

Sarah Fox soprano

Hilary Summers mezzo soprano

Andrew Tortise tenor

Neal Davies bass baritone

Three Choirs Festival Chorus choir

Elgar Great is the Lord

Britten 'Four Sea Interludes', Peter Grimes


Tippett A Child of Our Time

Elgar’s opulent 1912 anthem contrasts with the distinct musical styles of Britten and Tippett, marking changes in a musical landscape influenced by two world wars. The Four Sea Interludes depict the moods and tempers of both the North Sea and the dark protagonist of Britten’s opera, Peter Grimes. By contrast, Tippett’s contemplative oratorio is a shifting tapestry of light and shade, its spirituals acting like chorales in a Bach Passion and its text reflecting on the individual’s fate, ending with a plea for pacifism.

This concert is part of the Three Choirs Festival series