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Hereford Three Choirs Festival 2012 (Credit Gordon Taylor)

Hereford Three Choirs Festival

Full programme details have been announced for the 300th anniversary Three Choirs Festival, taking place 25 July-1 August 2015 in Hereford
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Verdi’s Requiem, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Nielsen’s Hymnus Amoris and Lux Aeterna by the Welsh composer William Mathias

Repertoire for the Three Choirs Festival main evening concerts in Hereford Cathedral has been chosen to represent a summation of the great masterpieces of choral and orchestral music written during the festival’s long history, and new works have also been commissioned to mark the tercentenary.

Hereford Three Choirs Festival Cathedral (Credit Sally Corrick)

 

The Three Choirs Festival Chorus and the resident Philharmonia Orchestra will be joined by some of the UK’s leading soloists and conductors

 

Works being performed are as diverse as Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Verdi’s Requiem, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Nielsen’s Hymnus Amoris and Lux Aeterna by the Welsh composer William Mathias.

The Three Cathedral Choirs of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester will collaborate for the first time with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, conducted by the festival’s Artistic Director, Geraint Bowen.

Takes place 25 July-1 August

 

Top Image - Hereford Three Choirs Festival 2012 (Credit: Gordon Taylor)

Bottom Image - Hereford Cathedral (Credit: Sally Corrick)

 

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