Three Choirs Festival 2021

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.

Photo from Three Choirs Festival
Photo of mezzo soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons

The Music Makers

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

  • Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
  • Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
  • Elgar The Music Makers
Worcester Cathedral

Violinist wearing a red suit 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
Worcester Baptist Church

Photo of soprano Ruby Hughes

Coleridge-Taylor, Copland & Gibbs

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

  • Coleridge-Taylor Solemn Prelude
  • Copland Appalachian Spring
  • Gibbs Symphony No. 2, Odysseus
Worcester Cathedral

Cathedral concert at Three Choirs Festival, seen through a window shaped like a clover

Duruflé Requiem

Geraint Bowen – conductor
Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir

  • Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Williams Sea Sketches
  • Duruflé Requiem
Worcester Cathedral

Drawing of Gaspard the Fox running through grass, buildings in the background
Family concert

Gaspard's Foxtrot

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

  • Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, arr. David Matthews
  • Jonathan Dove Gaspard's Foxtrot (world premiere concert performance)
Rogers Theatre, Malvern

Photo of Philharmonia cellist Timothy Walden

Britten: Saint Nicolas

Samuel Hudson – conductor
Joshua Ellicott – tenor
Worcester Cathedral Choir

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

Photo of cellist Guy Johnston

Belshazzar's Feast

Samuel Hudson – conductor
Guy Johnston – cello
Božidar Smiljanić – baritone
Three Choirs Festival Chorus

  • Ireland The Forgotten Rite
  • Howells Cello Concerto
  • Walton Belshazzar's Feast
Worcester Cathedral