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RODERIC DUNNETT looks back
to the 2017 Three Choirs Festival at Worcester,
and forward to 2018 in Hereford

 

The shop on the corner by Worcester Cathedral may be named Bygones, a place where you can buy all sorts of antiques and knick-knacks, but the Three Choirs Festival is neither antiquated nor bygone. The event, the first known festival gathering of its type recorded, may be just over three hundred years old, but it is very much alive and kicking.

Concerts at the Three Choirs are not just an evening matter, but run throughout each day, punctuated by relevant lectures, social meetups and informative lunchtime talks. Each summer English music, especially, is showcased...

Copyright © 9 December 2017 Roderic Dunnett,
Coventry UK

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THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

WORCESTER

TORSTEN RASCH

RICHARD STRAUSS

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

GERAINT BOWEN

ADRIAN PARTINGTON

JOHN IRELAND

EDWARD ELGAR

ETHEL SMYTH

ROBERT SCHUMANN

FRANCIS POULENC

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS

JONATHAN DOVE

GERALD FINZI

HERBERT HOWELLS

JOSEF SUK

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

LEOS JANACEK

MICHAEL TIPPETT

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

ROGER QUILTER

KENNETH LEIGHTON

HEREFORD

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

CHORAL MUSIC

VOCAL MUSIC

CHAMBER MUSIC

UNITED KINGDOM

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