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Three Choirs Festival 2020

Discover a world of choral and orchestral masterpieces in the beautiful setting of Worcester Cathedral as we return to our residency at Three Choirs Festival.

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Photo of mezzo soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Concert

The Music Makers

Samuel Hudson – conductor
Marta Fontanals-Simmons – mezzo-soprano
Three Choirs Festival Chorus

  • Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Nico Muhly Senex Puerum Portabat
  • Paulus Sea Portraits
  • Elgar The Music Makers
Worcester Cathedral

Photo of tenor Ed Lyon
Concert

Worcester 1899: Enigma meets America

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

  • Elgar Enigma Variations
  • Parker Hora Novissima
Worcester Cathedral

Drawing of Gaspard the Fox
Family concert

Gaspard's Foxtrot

Holly Mathieson – conductor
Zeb Soanes – author/narrator
James Mayhew – live illustration
Worcestershire Young Performers

  • Jonathan Dove Gaspard's Foxtrot world premiere
  • Elgar The Wand of Youth
Rogers Theatre, Malvern

Photo of baritone Roderick Williams
Concert

The Great Journey

Adrian Partington – conductor
Roderick Williams – baritone

  • Smyth Chrysilla
  • Smyth La Danse
  • Gabriel Jackson In the Mendips
  • Judith Weir I Broke Off a Golden Branch
  • Colin Matthews The Great Journey
Worcester Cathedral

Photo of Philharmonia cellist Timothy Walden
Concert

Britten: Saint Nicolas

Geraint Bowen – conductor
Joshua Ellicott – tenor
Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir
Worcester and Gloucester Girl Choristers

  • Dobrinka Tabakova Centuries of Meditations
  • John Rutter Visions
  • Britten Saint Nicolas
Worcester Cathedral

Photo of soprano Ruby Hughes
Concert

Mendelssohn, Copland & Gibbs

Adrian Partington – conductor
Ruby Hughes – soprano
Njabulo Madlala – baritone
Three Choirs Festival Chorus

  • Mendelssohn The Hebrides
  • Copland Appalachian Spring
  • Gibbs Symphony No. 2, Odysseus
Worcester Cathedral

Photo of a member of the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme, Julia Liang
Family concert

James Mayhew's Koshka's Tales

James Mayhew – narrator/live illustration
Julia Liang – violin
David López Ibáñez – violin
Ana Teresa de Braga e Alves – viola
Yaroslava Trofymchuk – cello

  • Borodin String Quartet No. 2
King's School Theatre, Worcester

Picture of violinist at Hear and Now culmination performance, 2019
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia MMSF Young Artists Recital

Julia Liang – violin
David López Ibáñez – violin
Ana Teresa de Braga e Alves – viola
Yaroslava Trofymchuk – cello

  • Ravel String Quartet in F
  • Mozart String Quartet No. 15
King's School Theatre, Worcester

Photo of conductor Anna-Maria Helsing
Concert

Unfinished Masterpieces

Anna-Maria Helsing – conductor
Guy Johnston – cello

  • Beethoven Egmont Overture
  • Howells arr. Clinch Cello Concerto
  • Elgar arr. Payne Symphony No. 3
Worcester Cathedral

photo of Philharmonia violinist Fiona Cornall
Concert

The World Imagined

David Hill – conductor
Nick Pritchard – tenor
Three Choirs Festival Chorus

  • John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Ēriks Ešenvalds The Pleiades UK premiere
  • Gabriel Jackson The World Imagined world premiere
Worcester Cathedral

Photo of Philharmonia violinist Soong Choo
Concert

Belshazzar's Feast

Samuel Hudson – conductor
Božidar Smiljanić – baritone
Three Choirs Festival Chorus

  • Ireland A London Overture
  • Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
  • Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
  • Walton Belshazzar's Feast
Worcester Cathedral