A Fallen Soldier of the Great War Movingly Commemorated by Joshua Ellicott and Simon Lepper

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (5) – Finzi & From your ever-loving son, Jack: Joshua Ellicott (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano), St Catherine’s Church, Gloucester, 31.7.2019 (JQ)

3604 Rifleman Ellicott J, by courtesy of Joshua Ellicott

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Edward Gardner Leads a Dramatic Verdi Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (3) – Verdi:  Hye-Youn Lee (soprano). Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), James Platt (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral, 28.7.2019. (JQ)

Edward Gardner conducts the Verdi Requiem (c) Michael Whitefoot

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Faust Damned in Electrifying Fashion at the 2019 Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [2] – Berlioz: Susan Bickley (Marguerite), Peter Hoare (Faust), Christopher Purves (Méphistophélès), David Ireland (Brander), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral, Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral, 27.7.2019. (JQ)

La damnation de Faust at the 2019 Three Choirs Festival
(c) Michael Whitefoot

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Gloucester Sees and Hears English Music in Expert and Stylish Performances

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bliss, Venables, Gurney: Andrew Randall (baritone), Eric McElroy (piano), Carducci String Quartet (Matthew Denton & Michelle Fleming [violins], Eoin Schmidt-Martin [viola], Emma Denton [cello]). Ivor Gurney Hall, King’s School, Gloucester, 11.5.2019. (JQ)

Carducci String Quartet (c) Tom Barnes.

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Adrian Partington Introduces the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Conversation with John Quinn

2019 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester 

In remarks accompanying the pathfinder prospectus for the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester the Artistic Director, Adrian Partington, commented: ‘Themes and anniversaries aren’t necessarily the best influences on successful programmes.’ I wouldn’t disagree, but even so, it’s surely appropriate that the highly attractive 2019 Festival programme, which has now been launched in full, reflects one or two notable anniversaries. This year the Festival will run from 26 July to 3 August.

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