‘We are the Music Makers’: The Elgar Festival 2023 – 30 May to 4 June

The Elgar Festival 2023: ‘We are the Music Makers’
in Worcester and Malvern, the heart of Elgar Country
30 May to 4 June 2023

Lauded as ‘Critic’s Pick’ in both The Guardian and The Times, The Elgar Festival is an annual live celebration of the life and music of Worcester’s most famous son and Britain’s great composer, Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934). Set in and around the composer’s home city, the event comprises concerts given by the resident English Symphony Orchestra and their Conductor and Festival Artistic Director, Kenneth Woods, guest artists, and features composers working today as well as those luminaries of the past.

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The Elgar Festival: live music returns in Worcester and Malvern, 29–31 October 2021

The annual Elgar Festival is a live celebration of the life and music of Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934). The programme features Elgar and other composers: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Ethel Smyth, Ruth Gipps, Rebecca Clarke, Ian Venables, Vaughan Williams, Tippett and Holst. There are others. Venues for orchestral and other concerts are held in venues rich in … Read more

‘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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