By / 2nd August, 2018 / General / No Comments

Picture by Peter Jeffrey

The world’s oldest classical music festival returned to Hereford this week and I was lucky enough to be a part of it.

I managed to get tickets for two nights this week.

On Monday I enjoyed the performance of Elgar’s King Olaf conducted by the world-renowned champion of Elgar’s music, Sir Andrew Davis. The performance told the exciting saga of the tenth-century Norwegian King Olaf displaying dramatic vocals of the heroic battle and love duets.

Wednesday night was the Hymn Of Praise conducted by Peter Nardone which had performances from Philharmonia Orchestra, Sarah Fox, Anna Harvey, James Oxley and Quentin Hayes. It was a stunning evening hearing all the performers coming together to make such a beautiful melody.

There are still two more days of events before the festival ends with Brahms’ German Requiem which he wrote on the death of his mother.

I would highly recommend the Three Choirs Festival to anyone so look out for tickets when it returns in 2021. There are different styles of music to suit everyone’s taste. I am so pleased I was able to get tickets!

Alice Charles