Three Choirs Festival Concert: Gloucester Cathedral


Three Choirs Festival: Summer Nights

Gloucester Cathedral  7:45pm

Stravinsky Second Suite from The Firebird (1919) 23’
Berlioz Les nuits d’été 31’
Walton Symphony No 1 43’

Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins conductor

Our orchestra-in-residence presents three visionary orchestral pieces under the assured baton of Martyn Brabbins, beginning with Stravinsky’s sparkling Firebird Suite, as fresh and invigorating today as it was a century ago. Brimming over with savage emotional intensity, Walton’s ferociously compelling First Symphony concludes the concert, while Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été – despite its innocuous title – explores a life cycle of love and loss.


Gloucester Cathedral Kathryn Rudge
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