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Three Choirs Festival: Stanford’s Stabat Mater

Worcester Cathedral
£15 – £68
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Themba Mvula smiling into camera


Samuel Hudson – conductor
Rebecca Hardwick – soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons – mezzo-soprano
Nicky Spence – tenor
Themba Mvula – baritone
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Worcester Cathedral Choristers


Mason The Imagined Forest

Holst Hymn of Jesus

— Interval —

Stanford Stabat Mater

We begin our 2024 residency at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester with music by Mason, Holst and Stanford.

Step into a magical world in Grace-Evangeline Mason’s The Imagined Forest, an enchanting musical picture of a wild woodland filled with colour, light and beauty. The mystical tones continue in Holst’s glorious The Hymn of Jesus, a call to join the joyful divine dance and a unique response to the suffering of the First World War.

Then comes some of Charles Villiers Stanford’s finest and most compelling music in the Stabat Mater. A vivid musical depiction of the Passion and the sorrows of Mary, the intensity and drama of the opening subsides into ethereal beauty at the close, telling of the hope of redemption and life in paradise.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – 68

Running time

1 hr 50 mins, including an interval

Box office

Three Choirs Festival Box Office: 01452 768928

Book tickets
£15 – £68