‘Re-Creation’ at the Three Choirs Festival is a Roaring success

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [7] – Haydn, The Creation: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Gabrieli Roar, Gabrieli Consort and Players / Paul McCreesh (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 1.8.2021. (JQ)

Haydn’s The Creation at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester Cathedral

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Persuasive advocacy for unfamiliar English music at the Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [6] – Ireland, Howells, Gibbs: Guy Johnston (cello), Ruby Hughes (soprano), Njabulo Madlala (baritone), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Samuel Hudson, Adrian Partington (conductors). Worcester Cathedral 31.7.2021. (JQ)

Guy Johnston (cello) (c) M. Whitefoot

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Accomplished singing by the Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [5] – Fauré, G. Williams, Duruflé: Charlotte Sleet (mezzo-soprano), Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir, Peter Dyke (organ), Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 28.7.2021. (JQ)

Geraint Bowen (conductor) (c) M. Whitefoot

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The thrilling premiere of The World Imagined at the Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [4] – Coleridge Taylor, Elgar, Gabriel Jackson: Nick Pritchard (tenor), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / David Hill (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 27.7.2021. (JQ)

Nick Pritchard (tenor) and David Hill (conductor) (c) M. Whitefoot

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A thrilling navigation of The Great Journey at the Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [2] – Smyth, Jackson, C. Matthews: Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), The Goldfield Ensemble / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 25.7.2021. (JQ)

Marcus Farnsworth at Three Choirs Festival 2021 (c) Michael Whitefoot

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The Three Choirs Festival 2021 is well and truly launched at Worcester Cathedral

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Copland, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Elgar – Three Choirs Festival 2021 [1]: Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano), Tom Mole (baritone), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Samuel Hudson (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 24.7.2021. (JQ)

Elgar’s The Music Makers in Worcester Cathedral (c) Michael Whitefoot

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Samuel Hudson introduces the 2021 Three Choirs Festival in conversation with John Quinn

Samuel Hudson discusses his 2021 Three Choirs Festival with John Quinn

Samuel Hudson (c) Michael Whitefoot

When Samuel Hudson took up his post as Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral in autumn 2019, he must have been very excited. Not only was he to be in charge of the music at one of England’s leading cathedrals, but also the post carried with it the artistic directorship of the Three Choirs Festival one year in every three – and it was to be Worcester’s turn to host the festival in the summer of 2020. He moved to Worcester from Blackburn Cathedral, where he had been Director of Music since 2011, and his musical pedigree is strong. He was organ scholar successively at Girton College, Cambridge and Wells Cathedral, after which he held posts at two significant churches, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London and All Saints’ Church, Hertford, prior to his move to Blackburn.

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