Holst’s The Planets

Holst’s The Planets performed by Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 22 September 7.00pm

We are delighted to be hosting later this year a very special centenary performance of Holst’s much-loved Planets Suite, and are supporting the work of the Holst Birthplace Museum through this performance.

Written at the end of WW1, during which Holst spent time working with troops at Salonica, the Planets Suite is an apt start to the Cathedral’s  programme of events commemorating the end of the war.

In honour of Holst’s status as Gloucestershire’s best-known composer and Cheltenham boy, the Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra will feature in this historic concert, conducted by Gloucester Cathedral’s Director of Music Adrian Partington. The Cathedral’s own Girl Choristers will perform the famous ethereal ladies’ chorus that ends the suite.


To complement this great work and showcase our county’s musical history, the programme will also include fellow local composer Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending. We are thrilled that rising star Nazrin Rashidova will perform the violin solo in this work.

A bar will be available during the interval

Tickets: £13 - £36, available from 01452 768928 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm), in the Cathedral Gift Shop (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or click here to get your tickets now

For more information please contact Sarah Steele on 01452 874965 or email:




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