Elgar Chorale

The Elgar Chorale

About the Elgar Chorale

The Elgar Chorale of Worcester concert at the 2021 Three Choirs Festival. © Michael Whitefoot

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 first Musical Director, Dr Donald Hunt, the choir  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 has been under the directorship of Piers Maxim and we look towards enhancing this reputation.

The Chorale participates in leading roles in some of the region’s premier music festivals, including this year at the Three Choirs Festival 2021.  We delight in performing at weddings, Civic occasions and charitable events and over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for good causes by hosting, and being invited to perform on behalf of, charities. Invites have also been extended from Germany, France and South Africa, resulting in successful tours in those countries, as well as the English South West.

After an enforced and frustrating cancellation of the 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2020, The Elgar Chorale is embarking on its 2021/22 season with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

Our repertoire

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 recent repertoire or if you are interested in joining the choir, please click here.

Under the guidance of Piers Maxim the choir’s extensive repertoire is ever expanding, and the Chorale is proud to curate one of the largest music libraries in the region.