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

John Rutter's Pasalmfest, Piers Maxim's De Profundis, a World Premiere
A concert with Rutter’s Psalmfest & Piers Maxim’s De Profundis (world premiere) in Great Malvern Priory.

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.

Tickets are available on-line by clicking here, by contacting the administrator on 01684 594570 and on the door.  Tickets are £12 or £8 for bona fide students.

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.

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


Conductor – Piers Maxim – Director of Music, The Elgar Chorale

Organist – Peter Shepherd

Vocal soloists tba

This programme of English music should delight all lovers of English music from the last 100 years.

Full Programme:-

Give unto the Lord (Psalm 39) – Elgar

In exitu Israel – S. Wesley

Like as the hart – Howells

O how amiable – Vaughan Williams

The Lord is my shepherd – L. Berkeley

De Profundis – Piers Maxim. (World Premiere)

Psalmfest – John Rutter

Tickets are available on-line by clicking here, by contacting the administrator on 01684 594570 and on the door.  Tickets are £12 or £8 for bona fide students.


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 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 …

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 …