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.

Calling all singers for an exciting “Come & Sing” with the Elgar Chorale!

Booking is now open!

Come & Sing Workshop with The Elgar Chorale - Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle
Come & Sing Petite Messe Solennelle

Love singing but hate auditions?

Want to sing a choral masterpiece?

The Elgar Chorale of Worcester is holding a Come & Sing choral workshop exploring Gioachino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” on Saturday, 30th September 2017 at Royal Grammar School, Worcester. Doors will open at 10.00 am for registration and the first session will start at 10.30 am. You will learn the intricacies of this beautiful work from Piers Maxim, the Director of Music of the Elgar Chorale.

There will be a welcoming coffee, buffet lunch and a cup of tea at around 3.30 pm.  All in price of £25, (Students £15, EC Members £12.50).  To end, you will sing a performance of the work that friends are welcome to attend. It should form the finale for an interesting, enjoyable and rewarding day!

Book NOW for this Come & Sing event .  Download an application form clicking here (if printing double-sided, please “flip” on short side). For further information please contact the Chorale’s Administrator by email at administrator@elgarchorale.com or call 01684 594570. Don’t forget to put the date in your diary!

The Latest News from the Elgar Chorale

Saturday, 30th September, 2017 “Come & Sing”, Gioachino Rossini’s, Petite Messe Solemnelle (please see above).

Saturday, 28th October, 2017, – A Concert with Trianon Singers at St Georges Roman Catholic Church Worcester – please click here for more information

Saturday, 11th November, 2017“Lux Aeterna”. A Programme of music for Remembrance Day at St Anne’s Church, Bewdley- please click here for more information

Friday, 8th December, 2017 – The Mayor of Worcester’s “Charity Christmas Concert” at the Guildhall, Worcester.  A programme of carols and other music for Christmas.

Saturday, 10th March, 2018 – “Psalmfest” at Great Malvern Priory.   A programme including John Rutter’s Psalmfest as well as the world premiere of De Profundo, A FestivalAnthem by our Musical Director Piers Maxim.

Saturday, 30th June, 2018 – “Stars & Stripes” at St John’s Bedwardine Parish Church, St John’s Worcester.  A programme of American Music, which will include items such as close harmony arrangements of Moon River and Pink Panther.


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



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 …