Three Choirs Festival Gloucester
Saturday 27 July - Sunday 4 August 2013
The Three Choirs Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the world. For nearly three hundred years the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester have taken turns to host an annual 'music meeting'. The original performers were the three cathedral choirs, who remain at the heart of the festival, but the large scale choral repertoire at today's concerts is performed by the festival chorus drawn from the three cities, joined by an array of international artists and ensembles to provide a diversity unimagined in the eighteenth century.
Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy coductor,
Helena Juntunen, soprano, Paul Nilon tenor and Nathan Berg bass.
Elgar: Overture In the South Sibelius: Luonnatar Rachmaninov: The Bells
Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Partington conductor, Philip Higham cello
Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture Elgar: Cello Concerto Brett Dean: Komarov's Fall
Holst: The Planets
Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Edward Gardner conductor, Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture and Wesendonck Lieder Verdi: Four Sacred Pieces
Polyphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Stephen Layton conductor
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten and Berliner Mass Sibelius: Symphony No 2
Festival Chorus, Florilegium, Geraint Bowen conductor
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante Beethoven: Symphony No 9
Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Peter Nardone conductor
Coleridge-Taylor: The Song of Hiawatha
Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Partington conductor, Njabulo Madlala baritone
Vaughan Williams: Prelude and Fugue in C minor Elgar: Falstaff Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
Festival Chorus Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Partington conductor,
Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano, Toby Spence tenor, Matthew Rose bass
Wagner: Overture to Parsifal Elgar: Dream of Gerontius
This year, for the first time, we are offering an 8 night stay to cover the whole of the festival.
We are also offering two, 4 night stays 27-31 July or 31 July - 4 August
Staying at the 4* Queens Hotel in Cheltenham.
There will be transfers to Gloucester each day.
Cost per person for 8 nights: £1675 (Based on 2 people sharing a room) Single room supplement: £240
Cost per person for 4 nights: £875 (Based on 2 people sharing a room) Single room supplement: £120
The cost of this holiday will cover the following: