A Prized Rarity and an Old Friend, both French and Grand, Have their Night in Birmingham

10/04/2017

Roussel, Saint-Saëns: François Le Roux (baritone), Alessandro Fisher (tenor), Kathryn Rudge (mezzo), Jonathan Scott (organ) / Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor). BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. 7.4.2017. (RBa) Read more

NEW! Three Choirs Festival Tercentenary Concludes at Buckingham Palace

01/12/2015

Three Choirs Festival Tercentenary Concludes at Buckingham Palace

 

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Three Choirs Festival at Buckingham Palace © Paul Burns

2015 marked the 300th anniversary of what is almost certainly the world’s oldest music festival, the Three Choirs Festival. The anniversary has been celebrated in style. In June members of the Festival Chorus travelled to Hamm in Germany to sing The Dream of Gerontius. The Festival itself was held in Hereford during the last week in July and many of the major events of a very successful week were reviewed by MusicWeb International Seen and Heard. The final event in the celebratory year occurred on 24 November with a gala performance in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace, attended by HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the Three Choirs Festival. Read more

Clein and Gimse in a Rewarding Recital of 20th Century Music

02/08/2015

 Three Choirs Festival:Debussy, Kurtág, Britten, Rachmaninov: Natalie Clein (cello), Håvard Gimse, Three Choirs Festival, Holy Trinity Church, Hereford, 31.7.2015. (RJ) Read more

Three Choirs Festival Celebrates Love and Makes a Spiritual Journey

02/08/2015

  Three Choirs Festival Nielsen, Mathias: Sarah Fox (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Claudia Huckle (contralto), Robert Murray (tenor), David Stout (baritone), Barnaby Rea (bass), Choristers of the Three Cathedral Choirs, Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Peter Nardone (conductor), Three Choirs Festival, The Cathedral, Hereford, 30.7.2015. (RJ) Read more

An Excellent, Often Searching Recital from Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton

01/08/2015

 Three Choirs Festival (7) Purcell, Watts, Gurney, Rasch, Howells, Novello, Wood. Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano), Holy Trinity Church, Hereford, 1.8. 2015 (JQ) Read more

National Youth Orchestra of Wales Perform a Ballet Music Extravaganza

31/07/2015

  Dukas, Schmitt, Stravinsky: National Youth Orchestra of Wales / Paul Daniel (Conductor), The Cathedral, Hereford, 30.7.2015 (RJ) Read more

Beethoven Storms the Heavens in Hereford

31/07/2015

 Three Choirs Festival (6) Beethoven:Eleanor Dennis (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Mark le Brocq (tenor), Edward Grint (bass-baritone) Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Partington (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 29.7.2015 (JQ) Read more

Compelling Revival of Morning Heroes at the Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2015

  Three Choirs Festival (5). Sibelius, Bliss: Malcolm Sinclair (narrator), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 27.7.2015 (JQ) Read more

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