An Appealing Rinaldo at the Peralada Festival

06/08/2018

Festival Castell Peralada 2018 – Handel, Rinaldo (concert version): Vespres D’Arnadí/Dani Espasa (conductor), Iglesia del Carmen, Peralada, 5.8.2018. (JMI)

Rinaldo © J. Castro-Iconna

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The Three Choirs Festival Pays a Worthy and Well-Deserved Tribute to Sir Hubert Parry

03/08/2018

Three Choirs Festival [4] – Parry: Katherine Broderick (soprano), Mark Le Brocq (tenor), David Stout (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 2.8.2018. (JQ) Read more

A Highly Enjoyable, Vivid First Three Choirs Performance of King Olaf

31/07/2018

TCF Hereford Choir Heads 2 col logo RGB 2016 (2)

Three Choirs Festival [3] – Elgar: Judith Howarth (soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), David Shipley (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Hereford Cathedral, 30.7.2018. (JQ)

Andrew Davis (c) Dario Acosta

Andrew Davis (c) Dario Acosta

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An Outstanding Parry Performance Crowns a Memorable Concert by Tenebrae

31/07/2018

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Three Choirs Festival [2]: Tenebrae / Nigel Short (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 30.7.2018. (JQ)

 

Tenebrae (c) Sim Canetty-Clarke

Tenebrae (c) Sim Canetty-Clarke

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Committed Revivals of Two Neglected English Choral Works at the Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2018

TCF Hereford Choir Heads 2 col logo RGB 2016 (2)

Three Choirs Festival [1] – Ireland, Smyth: Eleanor Dennis (soprano); Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano); Paul Nilon (tenor); Neal Davies (bass) Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 28.7.2018. (JQ)

Geraint Bowen (c) Ash Mills

Geraint Bowen (c) Ash Mills

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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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