Three Choirs Festival 2013


01The Song Of Hiawatha20130912

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

Philharmonia Orchestra

Peter Nardone, conductor.

02 LASTHandel's Messiah20130913

Catherine Bott presents a performance of Handel's Messiah from Gloucester Cathedral, performed by The Dunedin Consort and the cathedral choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, in a concert recorded in July at the 2013 Three Choirs Festival.

Handel: Messiah

Rosemary Joshua (soprano)

Catherine Carby (mezzo-soprano)

Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)

Matthew Brook (bass)

Cathedral Choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester

The Dunedin Consort

John Butt (conductor).