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Mendelssohn, Copland & Gibbs

Worcester Cathedral

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


Mendelssohn The Hebrides Listen

Copland Appalachian Spring Listen

— Interval —

Gibbs Symphony No. 2, Odysseus

Two orchestral classics precede a forgotten English masterpiece in tonight’s programme conducted by Adrian Partington.

A contemporary of Vaughan Williams and Parry, Armstrong Gibbs’s music is filled with the lush harmonies of their music. In his Second Symphony, he brings to life the thrilling Greek legend of Odysseus.

Before, a chance to hear Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Copland’s best-loved work, Appalachian Spring. Fusing jubilant dances and reverent hymns, the piece takes the listener on a journey across the full range of human emotion.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£15 – £55

10+ event subscription available; limited allocation of £5 under-30s tickets available on the door

Running time

2 hours, including 20-minute interval

Box office

Three Choirs Festival box office: 01452 768928


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Worcester Cathedral

8 College Yard

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