To celebrate our entire festival family, we decided to create our very own Virtual Choir project! Conducted by Samuel Hudson (Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral) and played by Jonathan Hope (Assistant Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral), we received around 100 video and audio recordings from across the Three Choirs Festival community. The piece chosen was the jubilant Antiphon, from Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, originally commissioned by the festival and premiered here in 1911. The words couldn’t be more apt for the times we currently find ourselves in: “Let all the world in every corner sing…”
It’s a challenging time for everyone in the arts at the moment. The Three Choirs Festival is a charity, and any support is gratefully received. If you are able to, please consider supporting us with a donation, and help to ensure the future of the festival. Any donations, large or small, will help us to continue bringing you world-class music events in beautiful venues. Head to our website to donate: 3choirs.org/support-us/donate Thank you!