With many live events now being tentatively scheduled as we cautiously emerge from lockdown, one of the highlights promises to be the Three Choirs Festival this year being staged in Worcester 24 July – 1 August.

One of the events will be a morning recital on 30 July by Matthew Schellhorn featuring the piano music of Herbert Howells – much of it also included in the recent BMS CD on the Naxos Label

Howells’s distinctly unique talent for combining a smooth, lyrical melodic line with vivid harmony has only rarely been heard in the medium of piano music. This programme, packed with posthumous premieres, presents undiscovered gems showing the composer’s genius in a new light, and includes a commission from Martin Bussey, paying tribute to Howells.

See the Concerts section for details of this and all upcoming events.