The evening performances on 12 and 14 September 1906 were given at the Shire Hall, Hereford. The remainder took place in the Cathedral, Hereford. Many concerts included works written specifically for the festival and conducted by their composer.
9 September 1906 (afternoon): Grand Opening Service with Chorus and Orchestra.
11 September 1906 (morning): Mendelssohn, Elijah.
11 September 1906 (evening): H. Walford Davies, Lift Up Your Hearts, a sacred symphony in F, for bass solo, chorus and orchestra, with Mr Plunket Greene (composed for this festival and conducted by the composer). Also, Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius.
12 September 1906 (morning): C.H.H. Parry, The Soulâ€™s Ransom, A Psalm for the Poor, for soprano and baritone soli, chorus and orchestra (composed for this festival and conducted by the composer). Also, J.S. Bach, Mass in B minor (selections), Wagner, Prelude to Parsifal and Brahms, Symphony No.3.
12 September 1906 (evening): A Grand Concert of vocal and instrumental music, including commissioned works by A. Herbert Brewer and Josef Holbrooke (conducted by the composers) and a performance of Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for Strings (conducted by the composer).
13 September 1906 (morning): Elgar, The Apostles.
13 September 1906 (evening): Berlioz, Te Deum and Mendelssohn, Lobgesang.
14 September 1906 (morning): Handel, The Messiah.
14 September 1906 (evening): A Chamber Concert.
The prospectus provides detailed information regarding the vocal and instrumental performers engaged (see below) and provides lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles, led by Mr W. Frye Parker, with Mr Ivor Atkins and Dr A. Herbert Brewer (organ), conducted by Dr G.R. Sinclair.
Vocal: Madame Albani, Madame Mary Conly, Miss Gleeson-White, Miss Agnes Nicholls and Madame Siviter; Madame Ada Crossley, Miss Muriel Foster and Miss Gwladys Roberts; Mr Henry Beaumont, Mr John Coates, Mr Ben Davies and Mr William Green; Mr Dalton Baker, Mr Ffrangcon Davies, Mr Plunket Greene, Mr William Higley and Mr Watkin Mills.
Instrumental: Miss Evangeline Anthony (violin) with The Nora Clench String Quartet.
The prospectus also includes extensive lists of the stewards for the Festival, a copy of the Festival regulations and a list of the daily services (with details regarding repertory) taking place at the Cathedral.
All programmes include the text for the vocal pieces, an indication of the distribution of the solo parts and some brief historical programme notes. They also provide starting and predicted finishing times. The programme for the Opening Service includes the words and music for the Preces and Responses to be sung.
- Wagner, Richard -
- Three Choirs Festival -
- Sinclair, George Robertson -
- Parry, C. Hubert Hastings -
- Parker, W. Frye -
- Nora Clench String Quartet -
- Mendelssohn, Felix -
- Holbrooke, Josef -
- Hereford Music Meeting -
- Handel, George Frideric -
- Elgar, Edward -
- Davies, H. Walford -
- Brewer, Herbert -
- Brahms, Johannes -
- Berlioz, Hector -
- Bach, Johann Sebastian -
- Atkins, Ivor -
- Anthony, Evangeline -