The Three Choirs Festival has revealed its full programme – with concerts, chamber recitals, talks, exhibitions and family events taking place in and around the cathedral city of Hereford from 28 July-4 August 2018.
Piano, organ and harpsichord highlights include the following:
- The Gould Piano Trio premieres a new work by Huw Watkins alongside John Ireland’s Phantasie in A minor and Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (31 July 2018)
- David Owen Norris brings ‘the essence of England and the flamboyance of France’ to life with two piano portraits to a video backdrop
- Pianist, Clare Hammond, performs a suite by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, a prodigy of the court of Louis XIV (3 August 2018)
- Violinist, Jack Liebeck, returns with his piano trio, Trio Dali, to kick off the chamber music series with a programme of trios by female composers including Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke and Lili Boulanger (28 July 2018)
- Kit Downes turns a common Three Choirs instrument on its head with his ‘organ ceilidh’ (31 July 2018)
- The celebrity organ recital is offered by Olivier Latry, organist of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris (31 July 2018)
- The Royal College of Organists presents a series of recitals by young organists in various venues throughout Herefordshire
- Hereford cathedral ex-chorister, Liam Dunachie, returns with his organ trio to perform jazz standards as well as his own compositions in the late-night series (28 July 2018)
- The Institute of British Organ Builders hosts an exhibition
- Harpsichordist, Mahan Esfahani, performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations on his newly commissioned instrument (3 August 2018)
Tickets will be available to members from 4 April 2018 and to the general public from 23 April 2018.
Header photo: Three Choirs Festival 2015 © Ash Mills