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

As Torrents in Summer – Words and Music for a Summer’s Afternoon


A Concert on Sunday afternoon, 8th July, at 3.30pm, with The  Elgar Chorale in St. James Church, Chipping Campden.

A concert of music and readings for a summer’s afternoon 

In aid of two local charities, Campden Edge and Campden Home Nursing together with The Elgar Chorale the concert will consist of music from the 19th and 20th centuries, with readings from the same period.

Ranging from Parry to Copland and verse from Lewis Carroll to Matt Harvey, there is something for everyone. Something old and something new, (even something blue!).  There will be different genres, such as spirituals and English choral music from the last 150 years.  From Shakespearean songs set to music by Hubert Parry to American spirituals handed down through the generations, .  There be some old favourites such and ‘Steal Away’ and ‘Go down Moses’. The music will be interspersed with readings both light and slightly more thought provoking by writers such as Lewis Carroll and Walt Whitman.  For more information please click here

Entry to the concert is FREE and there will be a retiring collection in aid of Campden EdgeCampden Home Nursing and The Elgar Chorale.


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




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 …

“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 …

The Elgar Chorale sings “Messiah” – a sheer cornucopia of musical brilliance.

What links a Christmas pudding and a performance of Handel’s Messiah? Well, they both need careful planning and attention to detail – they need the best quality ingredients, mixed together with panache, a dash of spirit and all perfectly complementing each other. Above all, however, they need a skillful person …