CSA Centenary and 3 Choirs 2019

With a very successful Three Choirs Festival 2018 in Hereford under its belt, the festival team is turning its thoughts towards Gloucester 2019!

The next issue of The Festival’s quarterly magazine Spotlight will include a piece by Clare Stevens reminding everyone CSA is still celebrating its Centenary!

The choir schools involved with Three Choirs all date back to medieval times. Hereford Cathedral School’s fascinating history has been captured by former Headmaster, Howard Tomlinson. Click A history of HFC to follow it through 800 years of being in the education business.

The King’s School in Gloucester can trace its history back to 1072 while the roots of the King’s School, Worcester go back to the 10th Century. Both were refounded by Henry VIII along with King’s schools in Canterbury, Chester, Ely, Peterborough and Rochester.

The 2019 Artistic Director will be Adrian Partington, director of music at Gloucester Cathedral, director of BBC National Chorus Wales, and head of choral conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Adrian has been in Gloucester since 2008 and this will be the fourth Three Choirs Festival he has directed when the cathedral girl choristers will make their Festival debut between 26 July and 3 August.

Next year’s programme will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz, with lots of choral-orchestral classics and an evensong broadcast celebrating the 60th birthday of Sir James Macmillan. The Philharmonia Orchestra will be in residence again with a visit from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. So lots of look forward to as you will see from the Preview Flyer.

Download the Preview Flyer here

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