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 events

We are looking forward immensely to 2020, the 40th anniversary year of our founding by Dr. Donald Hunt. In 2020 we are delighted that we will be singing in as part of the world famous Three Choirs Festival in July and August. The programme for this concert is still being worked on, but we are pleased to announce the concerts and events leading up Christmas. These are:

Saturday, 21st September 2019

Title of Come & Sing 2019, Elgar Chorale

Come and Sing – The Kingdom, Elgar

Would you like to sing Sir Edward Elgar’s oratorio The Kingdom? The Elgar Chorale is hosting a one day’s workshop, led by their Director of Music, Piers Maxim.

There will be Registration from 10.00am when you can get a drink and you will be loaned a score. We will then to the Alice Ottley Hall, and begin the workshop.

Our Director of Music, Piers Maxim says
“The Kingdom – Elgar It is with great pleasure that I invite you to come and join Elgar Chorale on this Workshop Day, where we will work on one of Elgar’s greatest masterpieces, The Kingdom. Seen by many to be even greater than The Dream of Gerontius, this oratorio was originally conceived as the second of three, the first being The Apostles, and the third was to have been called The Last Judgement, but was never written. It is full of wonderful, stirring choruses such as ‘O ye Priests’ as well as the hushed fervour of The Lord’s Prayer.”

Interested? Cost: £25.00 per singer (Students £15.00), members of the Elgar Chorale £15. For further information and a downloadable booking form please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an interesting and absorbing day! See you then!

Saturday, 12TH October 2019

A Concert for the Elgar Society

We are preparing a concert for a meeting of The Elgar Society that will include Salut d’ amore and other works by Sir Edward Elgar at The Firs, his birthplace in Lower Broadheath.

Saturday, 9th November 2019

Canticles of Light

The Elgar Chorale sings a programme of pieces by Bob Chilcott, Morten Lauridsen, John Rutter and Sir Edward Elgar. It will consist* of:

Lux Aeterna – Lauridsen
Hymn to the Creator of Light – Rutter
With proud thanksgiving – Elgar
They are at rest – Elgar
O salutaris hostia – Elgar
Canticles of Light – Bob Chilcott
Te lucis ante terminum
Christe, qui splendor et dies
O nata lux

*Please note content and order of this programme may change.

Taking place in the beautiful Grade II listed Holy Trinity Church, Malvern Link at 7.30pm. Tickets will be shortly available from the administrator and online.

Read reviews of past concerts here and some of our past posters are below: