As part of the 2013 Three Choirs Festival at Gloucester Cathedral, Peter Nardone conducts the Festival Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra, in Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's The Song of Hiawatha. The soloists include Hye-Youn Lee, Robin Tritschler and Benedict Nelson, performing this setting of words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Coleridge-Taylor died in 1912, but The Song of Hiawatha became very popular after his death, during the years between the two world wars. The concerts were lavishly staged at the Royal Albert Hall, with singers in costume performing to a capacity audience.
Catherine Bott presents this concert at the 2013 Three Choirs Festival, with contributions from conductor Peter Nardone and Coleridge-Taylor biographer Charles Elford.
Coleridge-Taylor: The Song of Hiawatha
Hye-Youn Lee, soprano
Robin Tritschler, tenor
Benedict Nelson, baritone
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Peter Nardone, conductor.