NEW! The Three Choirs Festival 2018: A Preview

23/03/2018

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The Three Choirs Festival in 2018

The Three Choirs Festival, which was first held in 1715, is probably the oldest music festival in the world. The Festival is held in turn in one of the three cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. This year the Festival takes place between 28 July and 4 August and, by rotation, it will be hosted by the cathedral and city of Hereford. All the performances mentioned in this preview will take place in Hereford Cathedral unless otherwise stated. Read more

A Director Delves Into Dance for Gluck’s Classic Tale

27/09/2017

Gluck, Orphée et Eurydice: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Harry Bicket (conductor), John Neumeier (director), Joffrey Ballet. Civic Opera House, Chicago. 23.9.2017 (JLZ)

Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

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Julia Jones Conducts a Satisfying and Well-Sung Royal Opera Die Zauberflöte

15/09/2017

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Julia Jones (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 12.9.2017. (CC)
Mauro Peter as Tamino (c) ROH Photo credit -Tristram Kenton.

Mauro Peter (Tamino) (c) ROH/Tristram Kenton

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Drama, Depth and Democracy as the Doric Quartet Plays Haydn

14/09/2017

Haydn: Doric String Quartet (Alex Redington & Jonathan Stone [violins], Hélène Clément [viola], John Myerscough [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.9.2017. (CS)

Doric Quartet Wigmore Hall

Doric String Quartet

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An Impressive Conclusion to the 2017 Three Choirs Festival

30/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [5] – Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Howells: Ruth Holton (soprano); Ed Lyon (tenor); Robert Evans (bass); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Peter Nardone (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 29.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

Memorable Commemoration of the Russian Revolution at the Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [4] – Shostakovich, Mozart: Katharine Fuge (soprano); Gillian Keith (soprano); Joshua Ellicott (tenor); Robert Rice (bass); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 28.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

Young Singers Excel at the Three Choirs Festival

28/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [3] – Dove, Fauré: Lorna Anderson (soprano); Nicholas Mulroy (tenor); Andrew Davies (baritone); Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir; Three Cathedral Choir Choristers; Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 27.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

Frank Beermann Makes an Impressive Three Choirs Debut

27/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [2] – Strauss, Rasch, Janáček: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); Natalya Romaniw (soprano); Claudia Huckle (contralto); Daniel Norman (tenor); Ashley Riches (bass); Christopher Alsop (organ); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Frank Beermann (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 26.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

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