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Ian Venables’ Requiem is entrancing and mysterious, full of melodies which bring the feelings behind the words to life. It was written to comfort the living as well as remember the dead, and this shines through the music, which has timeless echoes of Howells and Vaughan Williams. The Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir also sings Cecilia McDowall’s Shipping Forecast, a work reflecting the majesty and force of the sea in its setting of poetry and psalm, particularly poignant as the shipping forecast celebrates 100 years since its first broadcast. In Stanford’s anniversary year, the premiere of Jeremy Dibble’s Sonata for String Orchestra arranges five movements from Stanford’s string quartets for string orchestra.

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Ben Cooper narrator
Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir
Philharmonia Orchestra
Adrian Partington conductor

Cecilia McDowall The Shipping Forecast 13'
Stanford arr. Jeremy Dibble Sonata for String Orchestra 25'
Ian Venables Requiem 35'

Friday 2 August 2024, 19:30 - 21:30


Worcester Cathedrald
8 College Yard
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