Concerts

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 Our Next Concerts and Events

The Elgar Chorale of Worcester is honoured to participate in the inaugural Elgar Festival.  

Photo of Elgar's Birthplace in Worcestershire
Elgar’s Birthplace in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire

On 3rd June 2018, at 3.00pm The Elgar Chorale returns to Edward Elgar’s recently refurbished Birthplace to celebrate his birthday.  They will be singing a selection of works by Elgar, Hubert Parry, celebrating Parry’s centenary, Stanford and Sullivan.

Elgar greatly admired Parry, learning much from his articles in The Grove Dictionary. He provided an alternative orchestration to Jerusalem, and in 1905 called Parry “the leader of our art in this country”. We sing four of Parry’s Songs of Farewell, written during the final years of his life, which show a technical mastery of unaccompanied choral forces, and three Shakespeare songs, recently arranged for choir and piano by Piers Maxim our Music Director..

The pieces by Stanford and Sullivan, give an idea of the range of English music during this golden period.

Tickets (£6.00) are available from Worcester Live by ringing 01905 611427 or in person at the Huntington Hall Box Office at 24 Chapel Walk, Worcester WR1 3LD

PROGRAMME

C.H.H.Parry, arr Piers Maxim- Three Shakespeare Songs
Spring Song – It was a lover and his lass
Willow, willow, willow
Blow, blow thou winter wind

Elgar- Two Part-songs
My love dwelt in a northern land
As torrents in Summer

Elgar-
Sonatina in G major
I- Andantino
II- Allegro

Parry- Four Songs of Farewell
My soul, there is a country
I know my soul hath power
Never weather-beaten sail
There is an old belief

Elgar – They are at rest

Sullivan -The long day closes

Stanford – The Blue Bird

 

Stars & Stripes – Concert of American music,

Saturday, 30th June 2018, at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Bedwardine.

A concert of American choral music
Stars & Stripes – An evening of American music

From the original European settlers and their use of music for entertainment and worship, the indigenous Indian music, the slave songs with their ancestry in African rhythms and tunes, American music has many forebears.  From these beginnings, the music of present day America is rich in different genres, spirituals, jazz, ragtime, blues and more conventional classical themes.  This concert will give just a small example of some of this music, from Aaron Copland’s Four Motets and Four American songs to close harmony arrangements of favourites such as Moon River and Pink Panther.

Saturday, 30th June 2018, at 7.30pm in St John-in-Bedwardine Parish Church

Tickets are available online by clicking here, by contacting the Administrator on 01684 594570 and on the door.  Prices are £12 (£5 for students).

 

Programme 

Copland Four Motets
 
Have mercy on us, O Lord
Thou, O Jehovah
Help us, O Lord
Sing ye praises

Clapping Music– Steve Reich

Three Reincarnations – Samuel Barber
Mary Hynes
Anthony O Daly
The Coolin’

Piano solo: 
An American in Paris in Miniature – Gershwin arr. Whitney

Three Rather American Songs – Guy Turner
Suburban Cowboy
Sure

Go take a train

Four American Songs – Copland
Boatmen’s Dance
Simple Gifts
At the River
Ching-a-ring-chaw

Spirituals
Wade in the Water
Steal Away
Go Down Moses

Mancini
Moon River
Pink Panther
and others…