Elgar Chorale

“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 …

“Now is the Month of Maying” a Programme of English Music for May-time

“Now is the Month of Maying”   A selection of Songs, Madrigals and Lullabies for Maytime at St Stephen’s Church, Barbourne. From Elgar to Delius, from Howells to Britten and from Holst to Maxim. “Now is the Month of Maying” is a programme of music for May-time. A selection to delight lovers of English music from the last 100 years. The concert will …

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 …

Chorale sings at Croome Court

On Saturday 17th September 2016 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 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 …

A Choral(e) Family Party

With warm weather giving rise to perfect conditions, more than thirty members, families and friends of “The Elgar Chorale of Worcester” converged on Dough Bank in Ombersley at the invitation of two members, Howard and Louise Robinson, for a “Family Party”. With a delicious self-catered buffet available to fill the …