Worcester Cathedral
Posted on 24th June, 2014

Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral, built on the banks of the River Severn, is an imposing structure reflecting every type of English architecture from Norman to Gothic styles.  Built between 1084 and 1504, its famous Norman crypt contains the body of King John, and if the building looks vaguely familiar to you, that is because the west façade can be seen on the back of our £20 notes alongside Sir Edward Elgar.

Worcester Cathedral is the base for the three-day Three Choirs Festival, which claims to be Europe’s oldest; suggestions are that the first festival took place in 1709!  Thousands of visitors from around the world will visit to experience some of the finest music performed at one of our greatest structures.

The renowned Philharmonic Orchestra will join The King’s Sisters, The Royal Marines Association Concert Band and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, along with other great guest artists in performing classics such as: The Spirit of England, Britten War Requiem, Mahler Symphony No. 2, and The Lark Ascending.  A truly fabulous day out.  Full details can be found at www.3choirs.org and www.worcestercathedral.co.uk.

Not far from Worcester is the stunning Vale of Evesham; the views are spectacular and can be seen from our very own Priory View Restaurant. What better way to enjoy a traditional three-course Sunday carvery lunch.  For more information take a look at our website.

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