Prince of Wales attends Three Choirs Festival concert in WorcesterPublished: Wednesday, 26th July 2017
The Prince of Wales visited the Faithful City on Tuesday evening (25th July) to enjoy a major Three Choirs Festival concert in Worcester Cathedral.
His Royal Highness – who is President of the Three Choirs Festival Association – joined an audience of 1,000 music lovers from around the world to hear Lower Broadheath-born Sir Edward Elgar’s stirring oratorio, Dream of Gerontius.
The concert, conducted by Music Director of the English National Opera Martyn Brabbins, was performed by the 150-strong Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers, together with the Philharmonia Orchestra. The soloists were mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley, tenor David Butt Philip and baritone Roderick Williams.
Before he departed, Prince Charles met members of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival Committee, Trustees and staff of the charity, supporters of the evening’s event and some of the performers.
Michael Clarke, Chairman of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival, said: “It was a huge privilege for all of us involved in the Three Choirs Festival to welcome the Prince of Wales, and perform Dream of Gerontius at the very location where Elgar himself conducted its first Festival performance in 1902. Afterwards His Royal Highness told me how much he had enjoyed the concert, and he complimented the excellence of the performance.”
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales arrives for a Three Choirs Festival concert at Worcester Cathedral on Tuesday 25th July, accompanied by the Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire Lt. Col. Patrick Holcroft (c.Michael Whitefoot)
Photographs by Michael Whitefoot.