The Three Choirs Festival rotates each year between Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals. It being Hereford Cathedral’s turn this year to host the classical music festival, and Hereford being the home of the Music Pool – a charity that promotes involvement in music throughout the community, the festival ends with the massed community choirs from all around the county singing with Baritone, Njabulo Madlala and Soprano, Caitriona Turnbull.

The Gathering Wave concert  features the world premiere of ‘All Across This Jumbl’d Earth’, a newly-commissioned work by composer Bernard Hughes which draws inspiration from the Mappa Mundi, a fascinating thirteenth century view of the world on show in a purpose-built site adjacent to the Cathedral. What could be better? An afternoon’s visit to view the map followed by hearing the choir of over 200 (aged from 8 to 88)  sing about its world full of strange beasts and mysterious lands.

The Gathering Wave is on Saturday, 28th July at 7pm  and you can see the full programme of events on the Festival website.


Mappa Mundi Image Hereford