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Three Choirs Festival: Anna Lapwood and BBC Singers

Worcester Cathedral
£15 – £58
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Anna Lapwood sat at the organ looking into the camera and smiling


Sofi Jeannin – conductor
Mark Padmore – tenor
Charles Gibbs – narrator
BBC Singers
Anna Lapwood – organ
Nicholas Freestone – organ


Arakelyan Seascapes

Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (trans. Lapwood)

Poulenc Figure Humaine

— Interval —

Weir In the Land of Uz

The hope of freedom from suffering is at the heart of Poulenc’s impassioned Figure humaine.

Written during the Nazi occupation of France, it is one of the most beautiful choral works of the last hundred years and a moving tribute to all who fought for France during the Second World War.

The theme is echoed in Judith Weir’s In the Land of Uz, a dramatised song of the biblical story of Job. Singers and instruments bring the different characters to life as we hear Job’s sufferings, his lament, and his final acceptance of old age.

The BBC Singers are joined by Anna Lapwood, whose transcriptions for organ of the Four Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten are interspersed with Kristina Arakelyan’s Seascapes, creating an evocative musical picture.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – 58

Running time

1 hr 50 mins, including an interval

Box office

Three Choirs Festival Box Office: 01452 768928

Book tickets
£15 – £58