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An Afternoon at the Elgar Birthplace

Open Afternoon at The Elgar Birthplace   On Saturday 3rd June there was a gathering at the Elgar Birthplace at Broadheath.   Local residents and Friends of the Elgar Chorale were invited to see how the work by the National Trust was progressing. It was called a “soft opening” and the …

“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 …

Elgar Chorale sings for the Mayor’s Charity Christmas Concert

The Mayor’s Charity Christmas Concert  Friday December 9th 2016   We entertained over 100 guests at the Guildhall in Worcester last Friday night. Singers and audience alike all thoroughly enjoyed this taste of Christmas. Traditional carols with audience participation and ‘Choir only’ items were interspersed with wonderful comical anecdotes and …

The Glories of Renaissance Polyphony Review

This is the review of “The Glories of Renaissance Polyphony” performed by The Elgar Chorale at the Church of the Ascension in Malvern on 15th October 2016. Given the competition offered by “Strictly Come Dancing”, it was a pleasant surprise to see the Church full for this programme of music …

Chorale sings at Croome Court

On Saturday 17th September some of the Chorale singers, under the direction of Piers Maxim, provided musical entertainment at a charity function in the Long Gallery of Croome Court. The function which was attended by some 150 people, was organised by the Hereford and Worcester Gardens Trust to celebrate the …

The Elgar Chorale Visit to Devon

Early in June 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 events …

“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 …

Congratulations to our Patron

New Year’s Honours – Sir Roy Strong We would like to offer our heartiest congratulations to our Patron, Sir Roy Strong, who has been made a Member of the Order of Companions of Honour in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 for his services to culture. (A note from the …