The Three Choirs Festival is a music festival held annually at the end of July, rotating among the cathedrals of the Three Counties(Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester) and originally featuring their three choirs, which remain central to the week-long programme. The large-scale choral repertoire is now performed by the Festival Chorus, but the festival also features other major ensembles and international soloists
The festival is closely identified with the musical careers of British composers Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The organists of the three cathedrals (who act as artistic director and festival conductor when it is their cathedral's turn to host the festival) are Geraint Bowen (Hereford), Adrian Partington (Gloucester) and Samuel Hudson (Worcester).
Notley House is ideally situated for this festival being just 3 miles east of Gloucester City Centre and having a fantastic local bus service (Number 10) running frequently along Hucclecote Road every 10 minutes peak times Monday to Friday and every 10 to 20 minutes over the weekend depending on the time of day. We have a variety of rooms to suit with rates that include breakfast and parking too so you can leave the car with us if you prefer to use the bus. The Quays have been extensively developed over the last 5 years and now offer a variety of places to eat and drink plus the outlet shopping centre for some retail therapy.