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Format: 2014-07-25
Format: 2014-07-25
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    Mon, 2014-07-28 13:00
    Lunchtime Young Artists Series - organ recital by Kriss Thomsett
    Kriss Thomsett
    Church of St Martin and St Peter Worcester WR5 2ED
    United Kingdom

    The first of our Young Artists' lunchtime concert series features one of the top players from the Royal College of Organists' diploma examnations. Kris Thomsett is currently organ scholar at Norwich Cathedral and is reading for a degree in music at the University of East Anglia. In September he takes up the position of organ scholar at Salisbury Cathedral.

    Praeludium in E
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    Prelude and Fugue in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Rhapsody No 3 in C sharp minor
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    No 3, Arabesque from 24 Pieces
    Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
    Meditation
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Pièce Héroïque
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Mon, 2014-07-28 14:30
    Serenity Courage Wisdom | Proteus Ensemble
    Christopher Allsop, Gabrielle Bullock, Peter Atkinson, Proteus Ensemble, Stephen Shellard
    Pershore Abbey Pershore
    United Kingdom

    The Proteus Ensemble presents a poignant programme of music and readings for remembrance, in what will be their debut concert and the launch of their first CD. A selection of 20th-century poetry and choral music includes works by organist David Briggs; Kohima or 'Coming home' which Sir John Tavener, who died last year, wrote for the 2003 British Legion Festival of Remembrance; and readings of May 1915 by Charltte Mew and For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon.

    Exhortation and Kohima
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Oh Lord, support us
    David Briggs ()
    Jesu, Dulcis Memoria
    Pierre Villette (1926-1998)
    Excerpts from Messe pour Notre Dame
    David Briggs ()
    £20, £14 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Mon, 2014-07-28 19:45
    Mahler's Resurrection Symphony | Philharmonia Orchestra
    Jennifer Johnson, Juraj Valcuha, Katherine Broderick, Philharmonia Orchestra, Three Choirs Festival Chorus
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    Tackling broad questions oflife after deth, Mahler's much-loved second symphony is one of the most expansive ever written. The performance of this inspiring work is the first visit to the festival for Juraj Valcuha, chief conductor of the Turin-based RAI National Symphony Orchestra of Italy.

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 14:30
    Bach's Mass in B minor | Choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals
    Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Tortise, Ben Bevan, Choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals, Mhairi Lawson, Peter Nardone, Ruth Holton, William Towers
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    The annual concert performance by the professional cathedral choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester is at the heart of the Three Choirs Festival programme,reflecting the origins of th festival around 300 years ago. This year they unite with the period instruments of the Academy of Ancient Music to perform J S Bach's Mass in B minor, one of the cornerstones of western classical music.

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 19:45
    Tenebrae: Russian Treasures
    Nigel Short, Tenebrae Consort
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    Most Christian liturgies are strongly associated with singiing, but none are defined by the human voice quite like those of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Here Nigel Short and Tenebrae perform a programme featuring some little-known gems and a selection of familiar favourites, including music from Rachmaninov's Liturgy of St John Chrysostum. Tenebrae's recent CD release of this 'Russian Treasures' programme topped the classical music charts.

    Priidite, poklonimsia from Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    The Great Litany, 'Velikaya ektenia' from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Heruvimska Pesma, 'Cherubic Hymn'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Blessed is the man, 'Blazhen Muzh' from Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Ave Maria
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Izhe Heruvimi
    Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944)
    Rejoice now heavenly powers (Hymn)
    Alexander Sheremetiev ()
    I will love thee
    Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
    Otche Nash (Pater Noster)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 11:15
    Strictly Carnival: A concert for people who can't sit still!
    The Carnival Band
    Angel Centre Worcester WR1 3QN
    United Kingdom

    The Carnival Band presents an hour of dance-inspired music and song from the farandole to the hand-jive, with bagpipes, shawms,fiddles and drums. Get ready to jump for joy, join in the sngs and, if you play an instrument, bring it along and play with the band!

    Suitable for 6-12-year-olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult (Maximum three children per paying adult).

    Adults £5, children £1 Available from 0845 652 1823 .
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 11:00
    Aisa Ijiri - piano recital
    Aisa Ijiri
    Huntingdon Hall Worcester WR1 3LD
    United Kingdom

    Aisa Ijiri's vibrant and highly virtuosic programme explores the iridescent colours of French Impressionism and spirited rhythms of Spanish dance before a romantic Shakespearian finale.

    Images for Piano (Book 1, 1905)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Fantasia Baetica
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Études-tableau No 7 in C minor from Études-Tableaux
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    £20, £14 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 22:15
    Chapel and Tavern | The Carnival Band
    The Carnival Band, Vivien Ellis
    College Hall Worcester WR1 2LH
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy rousing gallery hymns in College Hall before moving to the beer tent on College Green for ballads, catches and dance tunes with fiddle, curtal and tabor. The Carnival Band, renowned for its imaginative and entertaining interpretations of popular music of the past, is joined by leading early music vocalist Vivien Ellis.

    £12 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Mon, 2014-07-28 22:15
    Lay Clerks in concert
    Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals, Lay Clerks of Worcester
    College Hall Worcester WR1 2LH
    United Kingdom

    By popular demand, the lay clerks of the Three Cathedral Choirs return to sing a selection of music very far removed from their usual liturgical repertoire. The programme will include Sir Arthur Sullivan's 'The Long Day Closes'.

    The long day closes
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    £12 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Sun, 2014-07-27 13:00
    The Aquilon Ensemble
    Aquilon Ensemble
    King's School Theatre Worcester WR1 2LL
    United Kingdom

    Join the Aquilon Ensemble, an exciting and dynamic wind quintet and winner of last year's Three Choirs Festival Young Musician Competitive Showcase, in an effervescent programme of music from three centuries.

    5 Pieces for mechanical clock
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Wind Quintet No 2 in E Flat
    Josef Reicha (1752-1795)
    3 Sea Shanties
    Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
    Wind Quintet No 1
    Endre Szervanszky (1911-1977)
    Jeux d'enfants, 'Children's Games'
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.