Both Tenebrae and The King’s Singers will be appearing at The Three Choirs Festival this week. As one of the world’s oldest classical music festival, The Three Choirs has been held annually since the early eighteenth century, rotating between the three great cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford.
Tenebrae will be performing “Russian Treasures” in Worcester Cathedral on the evening of Tuesday 29 July. Russian choral music has been a feature of Tenebrae’s concert performances since the choir’s inception. In “Russian Treasures” they perform a programme featuring some little-known gems and a selection of familiar favourites, including music from Rachmaninov’s Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. Tenebrae’s recent CD of the same name topped the classical music charts.
The King’s Singers will be in Worcester Cathedral for an afternoon performance on Thursday 31 July for a concert of music inspired by Shakespeare. The programme includes George Shearing’s ‘Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare’ as well as ‘A Lover’s Journey’ by Libby Larson.