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

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.




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

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

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.



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 Afternoon at the Elgar Birthplace

Open Afternoon at The Elgar Birthplace   On Saturday 3rd June there was a gathering at the Elgar Birthplace at Broadheath.   Local residents and Friends of the Elgar Chorale were invited to see how the work by the National Trust was progressing. It was called a “soft opening” and the …

Chorale sings at Croome Court

On Saturday 17th September 2016 some of the Chorale singers, under the direction of Piers Maxim, provided musical entertainment at a charity function in the Long Gallery of Croome Court. The function which was attended by some 150 people, was organised by the Hereford and Worcester Gardens Trust to celebrate …

The Elgar Chorale Visit to Devon

Early in June 2016 some members of the Chorale set off together with partners and a few members of The Friends to spend four days giving concerts in churches in Devon under the direction of Piers Maxim. These concerts were given in Kingsbridge, Tavistock, Totnes and Dartmouth. They were free …