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"I am excited to introduce this year’s Three Choirs Festival programme. I hope
you will find it a pleasing mixture of the familiar and the innovative. Our aim is always to honour the great tradition of the Three Choirs Festival by presenting masterpieces of the choral orchestral repertoire, whilst offering challenges by performing musical rarities and premieres.
I believe that we are offering at Gloucester in 2019 a thrilling programme of old and new; and I hope that you will join us at the 292nd meeting of the Three Choirs Festival."
Adrian Partington, Artistic Director
Visiting the Cathedral during the festival period.
This year the Cathedral Nave will remain open during rehearsals for concerts. This will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to experience ‘behind the scenes’ and to see some of the work and practise that goes into bringing the world’s oldest music festival to life.
The Cloister will remain open (access through the Monk’s Kitchen) whilst access is restricted to the rest of the Cathedral for day-time concerts. This means you will still be able to enjoy refreshments from The Monk’s Kitchen, browse our charming Gift Shop (relocated to the Chapter House during the festival), and admire beautiful fan vaulting and spectacular views of the Tower from the Cloister Garth (garden).
Throughout much of the Three Choirs Festival period the Cathedral will still be open to visit, however there will be some changes to normal arrangements.
Before you travel please check our website at: www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk for details of any limited access times to ensure you have the best possible experience during your visit.