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

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

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 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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The Parry Centenary is Fittingly Marked at the Proms

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 17 – Parry, Vaughan Williams, Holst: Tai Murray (violin), Francesca Chiejina (soprano), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Adrian Partington (organ), BBC National Chorus of Wales and BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.7.2018. (CS)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Tai Murray (violin) (c) BBC/Mark Allan
Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Tai Murray (violin) (c) BBC/Mark Allan

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An Outstanding Debussy Performance is the Highlight of the Hallé’s Very Satisfying Prom

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROMS 16 – Wagner, Debussy and Stravinsky: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano), Hallé Choir (female voices), Hallé Youth Choir (female voices), Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.7.2018. (AS)

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Honoring Those Who Fought in the War to End All Wars – The Glimmerglass Festival’s Compelling Silent Night

United StatesUnited States The Glimmerglass Festival [3] – Puts, Silent Night: Soloists, The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, 22.7.2018. (RP)

Michael Hewitt (Lieutenant Horstmayer) in Silent Night © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival
Michael Hewitt (Lieutenant Horstmayer) in Silent Night
© Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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