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 piece by John Ireland alongside the recently completed version of Howells’s cello masterpiece. Left unfinished at the time of his death, the Cello Concerto displays all the richness and ear for melody of Howell’s style. Now completed for tonight’s soloist Guy Johnston, the piece has been enthusiastically received as a new classic of British music and an essential addition to cello repertoire.
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.
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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