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

Autumn Serenade – An evening of music and reading

On Saturday 6th October 2018, The Elgar Chorale of Worcester will be giving a concert of music and readings in St Andrew’s Church Ombersley at 7.30pm.

The Elgar Chorale will perform a concert of music and readings.   We will be celebrating the season of Autumn and Remembrance and to raise funds for the church. This concert is particularly poignant because it will be the first concert by The Elgar Chorale of Worcester, since the death of Dr Donald Hunt.  Dr Hunt, was the founder (as The Donald Hunt Singers) and Director of Music of the Chorale for thirty five years.  For a short biography of Dr Hunt please click here.  Songs and anthems composed by Edward Elgar and Hubert Parry will feature. We will also perform some American Spirituals arranged by Piers Maxim.  Piers succeeded Dr Hunt as Director of Music of the Elgar Chorale in 2015.

Tickets at £10 are available by clicking here.

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 …