Lili Boulanger’s Magnificent and Profound Musical Cri de Coeur Caps a Splendid TCF Concert.

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [5] – Stravinsky, Walton, Ravel, Boulanger: Anna Harvey (mezzo-soprano); Magnus Walker (tenor); Timothy Ridout (viola) Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 3.8.2018. (JQ)

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Adrian Partington conducting at the Three Choirs Festival,
July 2016 (c) Ash Mills

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

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 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)

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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 Three Choirs Festival 2018: A Preview

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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.

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