East Midlands Programme



Branch Contact

Ken Smith,
34, Chaucer Street,
LE19 3EH

Tel: 01162 865300

The East Midlands Branch of the Elgar Society seeks to meet the needs of those interested in the life and music of Edward Elgar and welcomes everyone, regardless of where they live. Those resident in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and Warwickshire are perhaps best placed to join us at our meetings. We offer an attractive programme, complemented, for those making a full day trip to Leicester, by interesting places to visit, not least the Richard III Visitor Centre, the nearby  Bosworth Battlefield site close to the attractive village of Market Bosworth and the national Space Centre.

We have a loyal and committed nucleus of supporters who travel from as far as Coventry, Northampton, Nottingham,  Rutland and Lincolnshire to enjoy the talks delivered by notable speakers and, on occasions, live music.

All meetings are held on Saturdays at 2.00pm unless stated otherwise. Everyone is welcome, with free admission of course, and there is usually an interval for light refreshments.

Our venue is The Garden Room, Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX. There is a limited amount of onsite parking but there is nearby public car parking-look for the signs for the Highcross Centre Car Park. We are close also to the St Margaret’s Bus and Coach Station. Lunch can be obtained at a number of places in the Highcross shopping centre just a few paces from the Garden Room.   


2016/17 programme

October 8th, 2016      

Elgar’s “Introduction and Allegro”-Stuart Freed

November 12th , 2016

“Falstaff”including a performance of a piano transcripton-Iain  Farrington  

December 1oth, 2016,

History, form and meaning in “In the South” (Alassio)-Professor Paul Harper-Scott

January 2017-no meeting this month

February 11th, 2017

Delius, Elgar and Beatrice Harrison-Professor Daniel Grimley


March 11th, 2017,  

The English Music Festival-Em Marshall-Luck

April 8th, 2017

Edward Elgar’s Edwardian Experience-Dr John Harcup            .

May 13th, 2017

Elgar and Carice-Martin and Jane Bird 

June 17th, 2017

Elgar’s Ladies-Dr Michael Toseland

Howard Newton

Branch Chairman

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