Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester

It’s Gloucester Cathedral's turn to host the Three Choirs Festival once again, as the choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester join together in 2023 for the 295th edition of the anticipated spectacular.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Gloucester is hosting the Three Choirs Festival in July 2023, with many events taking place at the mesmerising Gloucester Cathedral.

The world’s oldest non-competitive classical music festival is set to return to Gloucester in 2023, with much of the action taking place within the atmospheric setting of Gloucester Cathedral.

The week-long event, which is set to run from Saturday 22 to Saturday 29 July 2023, will feature a line-up of internationally-renowned artists performing in a selection of choral and orchestral concerts, chamber music recitals and engaging cathedral services.

Kicking the festivities off with a celebratory procession through Gloucester, starring local talent and culminating in an opening ceremony outside the cathedral, this year's programme will feature performances from two of the UK's most prestigious orchestras, the Philharmonia and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; a children's opera; a family concert from Gloucester's very own Flowers Brass Band; and much more.

At the heart of the festival, the three cathedral choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester will offer a passion by the prolific Baroque composer, Gottfried Stölzel. 

The full 2023 programme is due to be announced in March, with tickets on sale from April.


Three Choirs Festival 2023


Saturday 22 to Saturday 29 July 2023


Times vary per specific event


Ticket prices vary per specific event


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