Friday 1 Aug 2014, 7.45pmWorcester Cathedral, Worcester

Adrian Partington conductor

Sarah Fox soprano

Claudia Huckle alto

John Mark Ainsley tenor

Neal Davies bass baritone

Marcus Farnsworth baritone

Brindley Sherratt bass

Three Choirs Festival Chorus choir

Elgar The Apostles

Elgar claims to have begun conceiving The Apostles (1903) as a schoolboy, which depicts the twelve disciples of Jesus and their reactions to their calling, as well as Jesus’ preaching, miracles, crucifixion, resurrection and final ascension.

Judas, traditionally known for his betrayal of Jesus, is sympathetically portrayed in The Apostles, reasoning that through his treachery, Judas hoped to compel Jesus to fulfil his destiny and prove himself the Son of God.

This concert is part of the Three Choirs Festival series