When visiting England, one can’t help but be amazed at the intricate architecture of the country’s many cathedrals. The only thing that can make a cathedral trip even better is having the chance to listen to a local choir sharing its angelic voices.
If you’re a fan of choir music, you’ll love the Three Choirs Festival that’s set to take place from Aug. 7 to 15, 2010 in Gloucester.
The festival is one of the oldest in the world as it’s been going since early in the 18th century. It rotates on a yearly basis between the beautiful cathedral cities of Worcester, Hereford, and Gloucester and draws visitors from around the world.
The event features a nightly concert in the historic cathedral along with many daytime activities and programmes. These include opera, chamber music, organ recitals, theatre, speeches, exhibitions and other related events.
The festival also showcases the Festival Chorus, which combines some of the top orchestras, artists, and ensembles of our time along with young performers and musical groups.
The Three Choirs Festival is an ideal way to get a good start on musical education and to enjoy the surrounding community as well as the cathedral.
The event operates a club which is the social centre of the festival for visitors and performers alike. You can mingle here in the hospitable surroundings and enjoy food and drinks.