Scottish Branch




Branch Contact

Sharron Bassett,
9, George Street,
KY11 4TQ

Tel: 01383 727491



Branch Meetings

Branch Meetings are held at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace Edinburgh, EH1 2DP.  Meetings start at 2 pm and finishes by 5 pm.   Each meeting has a speaker presentation; live music provided by members or guest performers; and tea and cake refreshments. Non-members are welcome to attend and encouraged to join the Elgar Society.


 Sunday 22nd January 2017

Adrian Brown on Autumnal Elgar: “Music of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulnessa survey of Elgar’s music, 1918-1920 including the Cello Concerto and the Chamber Music.  Followed by Annual General Meeting, looking back over 2016, forward to next year and a chance to hear member’s ideas.

 Sunday 26th March 2017

Andrew Keener “Defusing the Red Lighton Andrew’s work as an independent record producer of Elgar’s music.

Date not finalised – probably weekend of 23/24 April or 29/30 April 2017

Annual visit from the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society with musical director, David Lyle, our own Ian Lawson and several G & S members in Elgar songs (including war songs and part songs) and patter songs and a short excerpt from one of the operettas by G & S.

 Sunday 21st May 2017

Dr Chris Wiltshire on “Elgar: as we know him” – antique recordings of friends and contemporaries of Elgar telling “what he was really like”.

 Saturday 23rd September 2017

Michael ButterfieldElgar and Wagner” – the influence of Wagner on Elgar’s music


Sunday 5th November 2017

Arthur ReynoldsElgar and Longfellow”, examining how the composer used Longfellow’s words



Performances of Elgar’s Music In Scotland


The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform all 3 Elgar Symphonies at City Halls, Glasgow in 2017.

The Elgar symphonies will be performed at the regular Thursday night concerts starting at 7:30 PM:

26 January – Symphony 1 under their Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard (plus Dvorak Cello Concerto and a pre-concert talk on the Elgar symphonies by John Pickard at 6:45 PM)

9 March – Symphony 2 conducted by Richard Farnes (plus James MacMillan’s new viola concerto and works by Butterworth)

27 April – Elgar-Payne Symphony 3 conducted by John Wilson (plus Britten’s Serenade for tenor horn and strings).

The concerts will all be broadcast on BBC Radio Three at some point in 2017.


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