Young Scottish Musicians Reach the Peak of Excellence

02/08/2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (10)  Walton, Beamish, Strauss: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet),  National Youth Orchestra of Scotland / Michael Francis (conductor), The Cathedral, Worcester, 1.8.2014. (RJ) Read more

A Triumphant and Moving Account of The Apostles at the Three Choirs

02/08/2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (9) Elgar, Sarah Fox (soprano) – The Angel & Mary; Claudia Huckle (contralto) – Mary Magdalene; John Mark Ainsley (tenor) – St John; Neal Davies (bass) – St Peter; Marcus Farnsworth (bass) – Jesus; Brindley Sherratt (bass) – Judas; Girl Choristers of  Worcester Cathedral; Three Choirs Festival Youth  Choir; Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra; Adrian Partington (conductor), Worcester Cathedral, 1.8.2014 (JQ) Read more

The Aronowitz Triumph on Elgar’s Home Territory

01/08/2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (8) – Korngold, Elgar:  The Aronowitz Ensemble [Nadia Wijzenbeek (violin), Tom Hankey (violin), Rosalind Ventris (viola), Marie Macleod (cello), Tom Poster (piano)], Pershore Abbey, Pershore, 30.7.2014 (RJ) Read more

A Disappointing Première at the Three Choirs Festival

01/08/2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (7) Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Rasch; Matthew Trusler (violin), Yeree Suh (soprano), Peter Hoare (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Choristers of the Three Cathedral  Choirs, Singers from Die Kantorei der Kreuzkirche, Chemnitz, Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Baldur Brönimann (conductor), Worcester Cathedral, 31.7.2014 (JQ)
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An Exploration of Time with the Rodolfus Choir

31/07/2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (6)-  Tavener, Tallis, Bach, Jackson, Parry, Ley, Cruft, Pärt, Victoria, Howells, Kodály, Time and its Passing: The Rodolfus Choir / Ralph Allwood (conductor), St George’s Church, Barborne, Worcester, 30.7.2014 (RJ)

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Nardone and the Three Choirs Reveal the Wonders of Bach’s Masterpiece

31/07/2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (5)  Bach, Mass in B minor: Ruth Holton (soprano), Mhairi Lawson (soprano), William Towers (countertenor), Andrew Tortise (tenor), Ben Bevan (bass), Three Cathedral Choirs, Academy of Ancient Music / Peter Nardone (conductor), The Cathedral, Worcester, 29.7.2014. (RJ) Read more

Juraj Valčuha and Mahler Take the Three Choirs by Storm

29/07/2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (4) Mahler. Katherine Broderick (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Juraj Valčuha (conductor), Worcester Cathedral, 28.7.2014 (JQ)
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A Spirited and Convincing Performance of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at the Three Choirs Festival

28/07/2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Three Choirs Festival (3) Dvorák:  Eleanor Dennis (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), Paul Nilon (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Geraint Bowen (conductor), Worcester Cathedral, 27.7.2014 (JQ)

Dvorák – Stabat Mater 

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