The Elgar Chorale is a mixed voice choir of up to 40 singers. Many of us are professional musicians and we run a busy programme of concerts taking place across Worcester, Worcestershire and beyond.
Under the leadership of the founder and Musical Director, Dr Donald Hunt, the choir had gained a reputation for the quality and variety of its performances. It is particularly noted for its interpretations of music by the greatest English composer after whom it is named; Sir Edward Elgar. From January 2015 the choir is now under the directorship of Piers Maxim and we look towards enhancing this reputation.
Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for good causes by hosting, and being invited to perform on behalf of, charities. We have taken leading roles in some of Worcestershire’s most prestigious music festivals. We are also asked to perform at weddings and on civic occasions.
In between its active concert season the choir finds time to travel. We have completed highly successful tours to the South West and abroad to Germany, France and South Africa.
Whatever the kind of music, be it a “St Matthew Passion” by Bach, or a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In”, the Elgar Chorale aims to perform it to the highest standard. Click here to learn more about our current – and more recent – repertoire.