Elgar Chorale

Welcome to the Elgar Chorale of Worcester

We are a choir of around 35 singers who perform a variety of concerts in and around Worcester, Worcestershire and surrounding areas.

Here are our next two concerts:

‘Wondrous Machine’
with the Elgar Chorale of Worcester.

A choral celebration of Pershore Abbey’s new Ruffatti organ

A concert to celebrate Pershore Abbey’s new Fratelli Ruffatti pipe organ from Padua, Italy with choral and organ music.

Janacek’s Octenas, opens our concert. Meaning ‘Our Father’, this piece is for chorus, harp, organ and solo tenor voice. With the mix of choral and instrumental forces it gives an insight into Janacek’s faith and belief in the unknowable.

Kodaly and Rachmaninov take us to the second of the major works. Laudes Organi or “In praise of Organs” is Kodaly’s take on the instrument that is sometimes called the “King of Instruments” and shows the new Pershore Abbey in all its splendour.

After the interval Totus Tuus by Gorecki takes us to the final major work tonight, the tour de force that is Kodaly’s Missa Brevis. Kodaly wrote this during the last days of World War 2, it gives some idea of the hardships and danger the composer and his compatriots were under at that time. The British Premiere performance was in Worcester Cathedral in 1948 as part of that year’s Three Choirs Festival.

Our last piece is Goin’ Home, part of the Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, From the New World literally bringing us home from the new world to the old with this much loved piece.

More information is available here, including the programme.

Tickets are now available in person from BLUE, 19 Broad Street, Pershore or from the Pershore Visitor Centre, Town Hall, Pershore.

For online tickets please click here or on the poster.

Future concerts – put the dates in your diary! More details of both concerts will be released soon!

Saturday 1st June 2024 in
Old St Martin’s Church in the Cornmarket 11:00 am

Sir Edward Elgar, on his bike, tie flying in the wind of his passage!
Come and join us for our coffee-time concert in Old St Martin’s Church in the Cornmarket!