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HRH The Prince of Wales will visit Gloucester Cathedral today.

Prince Charles is Patron of The Three Choirs Festival and will attend a performance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’.

The Three Choirs Festival is a week-long programme of choral and orchestral concerts, cathedral services, solo and chamber music recitals, masterclasses, talks, theatre, exhibitions and walks, rotating each summer between the English cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. It is the oldest non-competitive classical music festival in the world. The Prince of Wales has been Patron of the Association since 2001, and attended a celebratory concert at Buckingham Palace in 2015 as part of the Festival’s 300th anniversary celebrations.

The Three Choirs Festival Chorus is made up of amateur singers from the three cities, who must pass a stringent audition then rehearse several times a week in their separate cities and in some joint sessions, before assembling in the host city for festival week. The Three Choirs Festival is run by dedicated voluntary committees in Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester, and supported by a small professional management team based at the Three Choirs Festival Association’s office in Gloucester.

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Prince of Wales to attend Three Choirs Festival concert at Gloucester Cathedral by Shaun Moore | Gloucester News Centre - http://gloucesternewscentre.co.uk/