Walton’s blazing cantata brings this year’s Three Choirs Festival to a close in exhilarating fashion.
In the first half, enjoy a rarely-heard Beethoven choral work setting Goethe’s poems to music – across two movements, Beethoven portrays the serenity of a calm ocean followed by a swashbuckling finale bringing to life a heroic voyage.
Framing Beethoven’s music, two colourful works from two of the best-loved British composers. John Ireland’s brings to life a raucous London scene, ahead of a chance to hear the version for orchestra and baritone of Vaughan Williams’s cherished Songs of Travel.
Finally, the sound of full orchestra, choir and brass band fill the cavernous space of Worcester Cathedral as King Belshazzar meets his reckoning in Walton’s dramatic work.
Need to know
Prices & Discounts
£15 – £58
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