An Engrossing Three Choirs Festival Recital by Roderick Williams and Susie Allan

02/08/2019

Three Choirs Festival [10] – Various composers: Roderick Williams (baritone), Susie Allan (piano), Cheltenham College Theatre, Cheltenham, 1.8.2019. (JQ)

Roderick Williams & Susie Allan (c) Will Corder

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Papagena Bring Bewitching Sound and Zestful Entertainment to the Three Choirs Festival

01/08/2019

Three Choirs Festival [9] – Nuns and Roses: Papagena (Elizabeth Drury, Abbi Temple, Suzzie Vango [sopranos], Suzie Purkis, Sarah Tennant-Flowers [altos]) St Mary de Crypt Church, Gloucester 31.7.2019. (JQ)

Papagena

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Three Choirs Festival Gives a Belated Handel Première – with a Mendelssohnian Twist

01/08/2019

Three Choirs Festival [8] – Handel/Mendelssohn: Susanna Fairbairn (soprano), Rebecca Afonwy Jones (mezzo-soprano), Jess Dandy (contralto), Stuart Jackson (tenor), James Newby (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral, 31.7.2019. (JQ)

Israel in Ägypten at the Three Choirs Festival (c) Michael Whitefoot

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Des canyons aux étoiles: BBC SO Under Oramo Gives Stellar Proms Messiaen Performance

01/08/2019

BBC PROM 13 – Messiaen, Des canyons aux étoiles: Martin Owen (horn), Nicolas Hodges (piano), David Hockings (xylorimba), Alex Neal (glockenspiel), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London. 28.7.2019. (CSa)

Sakari Oramo (c) Chris Christodoulou

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A Thoughtfully Devised Recital of English and French Music at Three Choirs Festival

31/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival (7) – Venables, Ravel, Debussy, Vaughan Williams: James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Carducci String Quartet, Cirencester Parish Church, 31.7.2019 (JQ)

Carducci Quartet (c) Tom Barnes

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John Joubert Eloquently Commemorated at the Three Choirs Festival

31/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival [6] – Berlioz, Elgar, Joubert: April Fredrick (soprano), Neal Davies (baritone), Natalie Clein (cello), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Three Cathedral Choir Choristers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Adrian Partington (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral 30.7.2019. (JQ)

Natalie Clein (cello) and Adrian Partington (conductor) (c) Michael Whitefoot

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A Fallen Soldier of the Great War Movingly Commemorated by Joshua Ellicott and Simon Lepper

31/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival (5) – Finzi & From your ever-loving son, Jack: Joshua Ellicott (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano), St Catherine’s Church, Gloucester, 31.7.2019 (JQ)

3604 Rifleman Ellicott J, by courtesy of Joshua Ellicott

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At the Proms, The Creation is Rescued by the BBC Phil and the Youth Choir

30/07/2019

BBC PROM 14 – Haydn: Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Christoph Pohl (baritone), BBC Proms Youth Choir (chorus master: Simon Halsey), BBC Philharmonic / Omer Meir Wellber conductor, Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.7.2019. (AK)

BBC Proms Youth Choir sing Haydn’s The Creation (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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