Elgar Society News

Elgar for Everyone. The 2019 Elgar Festival takes shape

The 2019 Elgar Festival takes place in Worcester from May 30 to June 2.  This year the Festival features a variety of attractions ranging from exhibitions to concerts, taking in talks, recitals and choral events.  To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the

David Young receives the Certificate of Merit

Retiring Membership Secretary, David Young, has been presented with the Society’s Certificate of Merit in recognition of his long service to the Society in this role.  Over a  number of years, David has overseen the maintenance of the membership database during

Donald Hunt OBE dies aged 88

Dr Donald Hunt OBE died at the age of 88 at his home in Worcester on 4 August 2018. Born in Gloucester, Dr Hunt became a widely regarded organist, conductor, speaker and writer on music. Having served as a chorister

The Elgar Festival

The Elgar Festival is the official celebration of the life and music of Edward Elgar, based in his home town of Worcester with activities spanning Elgar Country.  Together with the National Trust and the Elgar Society, the Festival committee present

Richard Smith receives the Certificate Merit

The retiring editor of the Elgar Society News has received the Society’s Certificate of Merit.  At a time when the production of the News was threatened Richard, together with Ernie Kay, agreed to take over the publication not as editor,

Chris Bennet awarded the Certificate of Merit

Anyone who knows the Elgar Birthplace Museum will have come across Chris Bennett. After many years of service, Chris has decided to move on in order to explore other avenues. His advice and encyclopaedic knowledge of all matters Elgarian will

Presentation at St. George’s, Worcester

During the concert of Elgar’s Church Music given by Elgar Voices, directed by Donald Hunt and in the presence of the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, a signed photograph of Sir Edward Elgar bequeathed to the Society by

Geoff Scargill receives the Certificate of Merit

Geoff Scargill, until recently Chairman of the North West Branch, Executive member and Chairman of the Branch Chairmen’s committee, has been awarded the Society’s Certificate of Merit for his unstinting contribution to the Society and its work. Over many years,

Alexander Walker and Teresa Cahill are awarded the Elgar Medal

Two new recipients of the Society’s Medal have been announced and will be presented later this year. Conductor Alexander Walker has been a champion of British music and Elgar in particular over many years, performing his music both in the

The Society recognises the Philomusica.

The Philomusica of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire has become the latest recipient of the Elgar Society’s Certificate of Merit. Since its formation in 1966, the Philhamusica has built a steady reputation in the local area for high quality choral performance and