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Format: 2014-07-29
Format: 2014-07-29
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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.
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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.