Welcome to the Elgar Chorale

Members of the Chorale at Croome Court
Members of the Chorale at Croome Court

Founded in 1980 the Elgar Chorale is one of the leading chamber choirs in the West Midlands. We are a mixed voice choir of about 40 singers, many of us professional musicians, based in Worcester. We have a busy and varied programme of concerts taking place around Worcestershire and beyond. Our repertoire ranges from medieval to the modern day, from unaccompanied to with a small orchestra. The choir sings at many events to raise money for charity.

Our Next Event

Psalmfest – Saturday, 10th March, 2018 in Great Malvern Priory at 7.30pm

This concert gives a taste of British choral music composed over more than 100 years.

A concert including John Rutter’s Psalmfest and the world premiere of A Festival Anthem – De Profundis, by our Musical Director Piers Maxim in Great Malvern Priory.
This programme of British music should delight all lovers of English music from the last 100 years.
Conductor – Piers Maxim – Director of Music, The Elgar Chorale
Organist – Peter Shepherd
Soprano – Aine Smith
Tenor – James Atherton
Bass – Alan Fairs.

An evening of music by British composers, starting with short pieces by Elgar, S Wesley, Howells, Vaughan Williams and Berkeley. Next comes the World Premiere of De Profundis, a work by Piers Maxim, our Director of Music.  Completing the night’s music is – Psalmfest – a collection of 7 of John Rutter’s psalm anthems as rich and varied as the original texts. For more information about the programme please click here.
Tickets are available on-line by clicking here, by contacting the administrator on 01684 594570 and on the door.  Tickets are £12 or £5 for bona fide students

We thank the Elmley Foundation for generously supporting our soloists at this concert.


Watch this space for further news of our Concerts and events!


Stars & Stripes – Saturday, 30th June, 2018 at 7.30pm

A concert of American choral music
Stars & Stripes – A evening of American music

A concert of American Music, including items such as close harmony arrangements of Moon River and Pink Panther at St John’s Bedwardine Parish Church, St John’s Worcester.

From the original European settlers and their use of music for entertainment and worship, the indigenous Indian music, the slave songs with their ancestry in African rhythms and tunes, American music has many forebears.  From these beginnings, the music of present day America is rich in different genres, spirituals, jazz, ragtime, blues and more conventional classical themes.  This concert will give just a small example of some of this music, from Aaron Copeland’s Four Motets and Four American songs to close harmony arrangements of favourites such as Moon River and Pink Panther.  Tickets will be available in the new year, but do put the date and time in your diary now.

Saturday, 30th June 2018, at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Bedwardine.

Tickets will be available shortly!


Here are some reviews of our previous Concerts

Elgar Chorale at Mayor’s Christmas Concert in Guildhall

The Mayor of  Worcester’s Christmas Charity Concert – 8th December 2017.  One of the highlights of the musical year has to be attending the Elgar Chorale’s contribution to The Worcester Mayor’s annual Charity Concert, held in the sumptuous surroundings of the City’s Guildhall. This year audience figures were at near …

An Autumn Serenade, The Elgar Chorale and Trianon Music Group

Review: “An Autumn Serenade”-The Elgar Chorale with Trianon Music Group, St George’s RC Church, Worcester – 28.10.17 To start their new season, The Elgar Chorale was joined by the Trianon Music Group of Ipswich and Anglia Singers of Chelmsford – who were enjoying a concert tour of this area. The …

“Now is the Month of Maying”

“Now is the Month of Maying”, The Elgar Chorale, St Stephen’s Church, Worcester. 6th May 2017 Fresh on the heels of their superb performance of “Messiah” in March, The Elgar Chorale, under the directorship of Piers Maxim, produced an eclectic programme of choral works by English composers. There could be no more …