Tonight, a chance to hear two works memorable works that received their UK premiere at the Worcester Three Choirs Festival in 1899.
Horatio Parker’s contemplative Hora Novissima was an instant success at its first performance, and soon became a classic among American choral societies. Through delicate solos, flowing melodies and grand moments for full chorus, it reaches towards the ecstatic possibilities of heavenly life.
Elgar’s Enigma Variations are dedicated to ‘my friends pictured within’, as each variation forms an affectionate musical sketch of one of his loved ones. Hidden at the centre lies ‘Nimrod’ – the simple, yearning melody that has since become an icon of Britain itself.
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Prices & Discounts
£15 – £55
10+ event subscription available; limited allocation of £5 under-30s tickets available on the door
2 hours, including 20-minute interval
Three Choirs Festival box office: 01452 768928