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Three Choirs: Quo Vadis

Hereford Cathedral
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Soprano Jess Dandy brightly smiling.


Adrian Partington – conductor
Rebecca Hardwick – soprano
Jess Dandy – contralto
James Oxley – tenor
Alex Ashworth – bass
Three Choirs Festival Chorus


Dyson Quo Vadis

Setting a patchwork of English poems, including Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley, as well as biblical texts, Dyson’s Quo Vadis explores the nature of life and thoughts about what follows death. Deeply affected by his experiences in the First World War, Dyson writes with feeling and meaning in this thought-provoking work. Originally written for the Hereford Three Choirs Festival in 1939, its performance was cancelled because of the outbreak of war. The first complete performance finally took place in Hereford in 1946 when the festival resumed after the war.

In tribute to the life and achievements of former Trustee and Treasurer, Sandrey Date (1944-2020), The Sir George Dyson Trust has generously supported this performance of Quo Vadis and financed the creation of a newly edited full score and set of orchestral parts.

We gratefully acknowledge the Three Choirs Festival Patrons and supporters of the Tercentenary Appeal

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Prices & Discounts

£10 – £55

Discounts and concessions available.

Running time:

Approximately 1hr 50mins

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Three Choirs Festival: online or over the phone on 01452 768928 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm)

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