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Three Choirs Festival: Venables’s Requiem

Worcester Cathedral
£15 – £58
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Philharmonia Orchestra performing at Three Choirs Festival


Adrian Partington – conductor
Ben Cooper – narrator
Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir


McDowall Shipping Forecast

Stanford/Dibble Sonata for String Orchestra

— Interval —

Venables Requiem

Ian Venables’s Requiem is entrancing and mysterious, full of melodies which bring the feelings behind the words to life. It was written to comfort the living as well as remember the dead. This shines through the music, which has timeless echoes of Howells and Vaughan Williams.

The Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir also sings Cecilia McDowall’s Shipping Forecast, a work reflecting the majesty and force of the sea in its setting of poetry and psalm, particularly poignant as the shipping forecast celebrates 100 years since its first broadcast.

In Stanford’s anniversary year, the Sonata for String Orchestra is Jeremy Dibble’s new arrangement of five movements from Stanford’s string quartets.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – 58

Running time

1 hr 40 mins, including an interval

Box office

Three Choirs Festival Box Office: 01452 768928

Book tickets
£15 – £58