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Three Choirs: The Age of Aspiration

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Cathedral concert at Three Choirs Festival, seen through a window shaped like a clover


Samuel Hudson – conductor
James Hall – countertenor
James Newby – baritone
Samuel West – narrator
Worcester Cathedral Choristers
Three Choirs Festival Voices


Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

— Interval —

Fitkin The Age of Aspiration

Two pieces by Vaughan Williams opens this concert. Five Mystical Songs, a setting of George Herbert’s poems, is paired with the glorious Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, which premiered at the Three Choirs Festival in 1910. Closing the programme is Graham Fitkin’s The Age of Aspiration, a musical exploration of the Cornish chemist Humphrey Davy’s work, and the philosophy and culture of the time.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £60

Running time:

1 hr 50 mins, including an interval

Three Choirs Festival 2023

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