Three Choirs Festival 2013

Thursday 12 September

7.30pm-10.00pm

BBC RADIO 3

Peter Nardone conducts The Song Of Hiawatha at Gloucester Cathedral, as part of the Three Choirs Festival 2013.

Catherine Bott presents this concert, which sees Nardone conduct the Festival Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra, in Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s The Song Of Hiawatha. The soloists include Hye-Youn Lee, Robin Tritschler and Benedict Nelson, performing this setting of words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Coleridge-Taylor died in 1912, but The Song Of Hiawatha became very popular after his death, during the years between the two world wars. The concerts were lavishly staged at the Royal Albert Hall, with singers in costume performing to a capacity audience.

With interviews from conductor Peter Nardone and Coleridge-Taylor biographer Charles Elford.

Hye-Youn Lee, soprano

Robin Tritschler, tenor

Benedict Nelson, baritone

Three Choirs Festival Chorus

Philharmonia Orchestra

Presenter/ Catherine Bott, Producer / Luke Whitlock for the BBC

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