Rev. Stephen Williams, historian whose specialist subject is the history of the Three Choirs Festival, will be talking about 'Thomas Bisse and the Three Choirs Festival'. Thomas Bisse was Rector of Cradley between 1713 and 1724, a nationally-famous and eloquent preacher, an enthusiastic promoter of church and cathedral
choral music, and a key figure in the history and development of the Three Choirs Festival. The Festival attracts thousands of people each summer to the Cathedrals of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester, and is the oldest music event of its kind in the world.