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Format: 2014-07-24
Format: 2014-07-24
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 22:15
    The Organist Entertains
    Nigel Ogden
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    An evening of light music performed by the presenter of BBC Radio 2's The Organist Entertains. From great old warhorses to some newer surprises, expect a dazzlig display from this maestro of the manuals.

    £20 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Thu, 2014-07-31 13:00
    Lunchtime Young Artists Series: Busch Piano Trio
    Busch Piano Trio
    Church of St Martin and St Peter Worcester WR5 2ED
    United Kingdom

    Today's performers are recipients of the Philharmonia's Martin Musical Scholarship Award. They will perform trios by Haydn and Dvorák.

    Composition Not Known
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Composition Not Known
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Thu, 2014-07-31 15:00
    The King's Singers
    Peter Nardone, The King's Singers
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    Instantly recognisable for their impeccable vocal blend and delightfully British wit, The King's Singers return to the Three Choirs Festival with an eclectic programme celebrating the works of William Shakespear in his 400th anniversary year. The performance ends with a selection of pieces from the ensemble's new CD release The Great American Songbook.

    Sing joyfully unto God
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Now is the month of Maying
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    Come again! Sweet love doth now invite
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    A Lover's Journey
    Libby Larsen (1950-)
    Songs and Sonnets
    George Shearing (1919-)
    Who is Sylvia?
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Mandoline from 5 Mélodies
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    £35, £28, £20, £15 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 15:15
    Seven Last Words from the Cross | Fitzwilliam String Quartet
    Fitzwilliam String Quartet
    Great Witley Church Great Witley WR6 6JT
    United Kingdom

    This highly emotional string quartet explores the tragedy, hope and redemption of the Crucifixion.

    The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    £20 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Sat, 2014-08-02 11:00
    Royal Marines and Military Wives
    Captain David Cole, Gita Wymer, Innsworth Military Wives Choir, The Royal Marines Association Concert Band
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    Comprising 50 musicians with a total of 1,800 years' experience, the Royal Marines Association Concert Band has thrilled sell-out audiences throughout the UK. They are joined by the Innsworth Military Wives Choir to present a programme of popular songs, marches, big band sounds, musical theatre and English classics including Elgar's 'Nimrod' and a Beatles tribute.

    £20, £15, £10, £5 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 11:00
    The Rodolfus Choir: Time and its Passing
    Ralph Allwood, The Rodolfus Choir
    St George's Church, Barbourne Worcester WR1 1HX
    United Kingdom

    With a sound hailed as 'unspeakably beautiful' by Gramophone magazine, the Rodolfus Choir has firmly established itself as ne of the leading yung choirs in the UK. Take a pilgrimage in choral music from dawn to dusk with this prestigious group.

    'Music traces the passage of time, but also, as with all events,manipulates it. A watch traces a different pattern of time during events. Who is to say that the watch is "right"?' Ralph Allwood

    O, do not move
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Thou wast, O God, and Thou wast blest
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    ...which was the son of...
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Take him, earth, for cherishing
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Music, when soft voices die from 6 Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Song for Athene
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Evening Song
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    £20 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Thu, 2014-07-31 19:45
    Reflections of 1914
    Baldur Brönnimann, Choristers of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedral Choirs, Matthew Trusler, Peter Hoare, Philharmonia Orchestra, Roderick Williams, Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Yeree Suh
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    This poignant evening, marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, features the world premiere of A Foreign Field by Torsten Rasch, commissioned jointly by the Three Choirs festival and Chemnitz Opera. This performance is our choral memorial to the men who died on both sides and the communities affected by the war.

    A Foreign Field has been commissioned by public subscription for the Three Choirs Festival 2014 and Stadtische Theater Chemnitz, Erich-Schellorn-Stiftung as part of 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Commissions, supported by the Naitonal Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    A Foreign Field
    Torsten Rasch (1965-)
    The Spirit of England
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Thu, 2014-07-31 22:15
    Bach by candlelight | Philip Higham (cello)
    Philip Higham
    College Hall Worcester WR1 2LH
    United Kingdom

    Rapidly emerging as one of the most celebrated young cellists in the UK, Philip Higham is renowned for his insightful interpretations of unaccompanied Bach. The beauty of the music combined with the atmospheric setting will draw the festival day to a tranquil close.

    Excerpts from '6 Suites for Cello'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £12 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 11:00
    Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
    Håkan Hardenberger, Michael Francis, The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland will draw on all its available resources for the maor work in this programme: the vast Alpine Symphony, which includes organ and wind machine. Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, who is revered worldwidee as a champion of contemporary music, makes his Three Choirs Festival debut in Sally Beamish's concerto.

    Johannesburg Festival Overture
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
    Sally Beamish (1956-)
    Eine Alpensinfonie, 'Alpine Symphony'
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    £33, £28, £23, £15 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Sat, 2014-08-02 15:00
    Enchant Thine Ear | Students of the Eton Choral Course
    Students of the Eton Choral Course, Tim Johnson
    Malvern College Malvern WR14 3EP
    United Kingdom

    One of this year's Eton Choral Courses will be taking place during the Three Choirs Festival week at neighbouring Malvern College. The choir, directed by Tim Johnson with one of the course's resident organists as accompanist, will present a programme of works by composers such as Elgar, Stanford and Richard Rodney Bennett. The concert takes place in Big School.

    Composition Not Known
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Composition Not Known
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Composition Not Known
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
    £25 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.