A 300 year old annual choral festival with an outstanding series of concerts by our Festival Chorus, the Philharmonia Orchestra and artists of international renown, supported by a daytime programme of recitals, chamber music, lectures, theatre, jazz and masterclasses, transforming the city of Hereford into a musical and cultural mecca!
Programme to include Haydn's The Creation, Elgar's The Music Makers, Fauré's Requiem, Bach's St John Passion, Dyson's The Canterbury Pilgrims, Berlioz's Te Deum, Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony, Delius's Cello Concerto, Debussy's La Mer and new works by Dobrinka Tabakova, Joseph Phibbs and Judith Bingham.
Guest conductors include: Diego Matheuz, Martyn Brabbins, David Hill, Carlo Rizzi
Guest singers include: Dame Felicity Lott, Sarah Connolly, Roderick Williams, John Mark Ainsley, Wynne Evans, James Rutherford, Elizabeth Cragg, Natalie Clifton-Griffith, Iestyn Davies, Ailish Tynan, Owen Gilhooly, Njabulo Madlala
Guest instrumentalists include: Julian Lloyd Webber, Emma Johnson, Rachel Podger, Gerard McCyrstal, Thomas Trotter, Mark Bebbington
Guest ensembles include: The King’s Singers, I Fagiolini, Brecon Baroque, Fretwork, Dante Quartet
Guest Orchestras: Philharmonia Orchestra, Music for Awhile Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, National Youth Orchestra of Wales
The world’s oldest and greatest choral festival!