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Format: 2014-07-24
Format: 2014-07-24
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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.
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 13:00
    Lunchtime Young Artists Series - organ recital by William Fox
    William Fox
    Church of St Martin and St Peter Worcester WR5 2ED
    United Kingdom

    The last of our Young Artists' lunchtime concert series features one of the top players from the Royal College of Organists' diploma examinations. Born in 1995, William Fox’s interest in music began in 2004 as a chorister at York Minster, under Philip Moore and Robert Sharpe. Over five years, he broadcast with the Choir on BBC Radio and Television, made several recordings, and toured Holland and Italy. While at York, he began organ lessons with John Scott-Whiteley and Richard McVeigh. Following this, William was, for three years, a music scholar at Oakham School, and took up the Junior Organ Scholarship at Wells Cathedral in September 2012.

    Prelude and Fugue in C
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Trio in G major for Organ
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Organ No 4 in B flat
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Pastorale in E
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    A Fancy
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
    Allegro Risoluto from Symphony No 2 for organ in E minor
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 13:00
    Lunchtime Young Artists Series - Svetlana Mochalova (cello)
    Slava Sidorenko, Svetlana Mochalova
    Church of St Martin and St Peter Worcester WR5 2ED
    United Kingdom

    Today's performer is a recipient of the Philharmonia's Martin Musical Scholarship Award.This exciting young cellist will play works by Schumann and Rachmaninov, accompanied by Slava Sidorenko.

    Composition Not Known
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Composition Not Known
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 14:30
    Elgar and Korngold Piano Quintets | The Aronowitz Ensemble
    The Aronowitz Ensemble
    Pershore Abbey Pershore
    United Kingdom

    The ever-popular Aronowitz Ensemble explore two jewels of early 20th-century chamber music. Performed in the historic Pershore Abbey, this concert juxtaposes the quintessential Englishness of Elgar with the romantic virtusoity of Korngold, who was also famous for his film music.

    Quintet for Piano and Strings in A minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Piano Quintet in E
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    £22, £16 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 19:45
    Romantic Heroes | Philharmonia Orchestra
    An actor from Shakespeare's Globe, Andrew Haveron, John Wilson, Philharmonia Orchestra, Three Choirs Festival Chorus
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    With a tone poem based on the womanising antics of the legenndary Don Juan and two works by classical composers who were also hugely successful in writing for the big screen, this exhilarating concert is bound to put you on the edge of your seat.

    Don Juan
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Henry V, A Shakespeare Scenario
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 19:50
    Elgar's The Apostles
    Adrian Partington, Brindley Sherratt, Claudia Huckel, John Mark Ainsley, Marcus Farnsworth, Neal Davies, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sarah Fox, Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir, Worcester Cathedral Choir
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    A performance of one of Elgar's choral masterpieces has become a great Three Choirs tradition. Regarded by many as the pinnacle of Elgar's musical achevements, The Apostles never fails to impress with its dramatic portrayal of judas, the inclusion of a shofar - the ancient Jewish ram's horn, used in worship and ceremonial in Biblical times - and an incredibly exalted ending.

    The Apostles
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Sat, 2014-08-02 19:45
    Best of British Festival Finale | Three Choirs Festival Chorus
    Girl Choristers of Worcester Cathedral, Peter Nardone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sarah Connolly CBE, Three Choirs Festival Chorus
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    A celebratory concert showcasing one of our best-loved soloists and some of our favourite repertoire. Prepare for an element of audience participation as the Three Choirs Festival Worcester 2014 draws to a close in rousing style.

    Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    5 Variants on 'Dives and Lazarus'
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    The Walk to the Paradise Garden
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    Give unto the Lord
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Sea Pictures
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    A Severn Rhapsody in D minor
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Ode at a Solemn Music, 'Blest Pair of Sirens'
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.