Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Robyn Allegra Parton soprano
Claudia Huckle contralto
Hilary Summers contralto
Thomas Elwin tenor
Benedict Nelson baritone
James Platt bass
British Sinfonietta
South Cotswold Big Sing Group
Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral
Adrian Partington conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

A life-affirming shout of praise to the power of love, the monumental forces required for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 have earned it the nickname ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. Part 1 is based on the 9th century hymn Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Creator Spirit) and Part II inspired by the final scene of Goethe’s Faust where Faust’s soul, redeemed by love, ascends to Heaven in a blaze of glory. Featuring eight soloists, massed choirs and a huge orchestra, it’s a roof-raising spectacular.

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Gloucester Cathedral

A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral – one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and steeped in history, from royal coronations and burials to Harry Potter film sets. Begun in 1089 and remodelled over four centuries, its architectural magnificence encompasses Norman and English Gothic styles. The extraordinary fan-faulted medieval cloisters and Great East Window are national treasures and the Lady Chapel houses some of the finest Arts & Crafts glass in the country.

Experience the beautiful Cathedral up close. Take a 360° virtual tour, customised by kind permission of Tetbury-based artist and photographer Maria Stengard-Green for this year’s Cheltenham Music Festival.
Extracts of Fauré’s Requiem courtesy of Hyperion Records.

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