Three Choirs Festival

The Three Choirs Festival is the world's oldest classical music festival

Held each July respectively in Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester, centred on the beautiful cathedrals of those cities, the Festival is a key part of English choral life. The Philharmonia performs up to eight performances each year in programmes focused on choral music. 

At its heart, the residency signals a firm commitment from both the Festival and the Philharmonia to continue bringing world-class concert performances to each Festival. Prestigious artists with whom the Philharmonia has long-standing relationships, both in London and internationally, will appear as part of Festival programmes.