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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 …

The Elgar Chorale Visit to Devon

Early in June 2016 some members of the Chorale set off together with partners and a few members of The Friends to spend four days giving concerts in churches in Devon under the direction of Piers Maxim. These concerts were given in Kingsbridge, Tavistock, Totnes and Dartmouth. They were free …

“Music to Hear” Review

“Music to Hear” – St George’s Church, Worcester, 18 June 2016 What a delight to hear, listen to and enjoy this programme of music and readings. On this occasion, The Elgar Chorale was joined by their Patron, Sir Roy Strong, together with Gabrielle Bullock and Tim Watson and musicians Peter …

“Song of Songs” Review

Review of the “Song of Songs” concert held at Christ Church, Malvern on 27th February, 2016 Presenting an adventurous and challenging programme – devised and directed by Piers Maxim, (Director of Music at Malvern Priory) – The Elgar Chorale, with excellent young organist Aaron King, delighted their audience with music …