Elgar Society News

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

The Elgar Society welcomes Tasmin Little as its newest Vice-President

The Elgar Society is proud to announce that violinist Tasmin Little has become its latest Vice-President. Ms Little’s commitment to English music in general and Elgar’s music in particular has delighted audiences both in the UK and worldwide and has

A tribute to Sir David Willcocks

Long standing Vice-President of the Elgar Society, Sir David Willcocks, passed away at the age of 95 on 17th September 2015. Perhaps best remembered as the director of the Choir of Kings College, Cambridge and the Nine Lessons and Carols

An Elgar World Premier

Swedish conductor Andreas Hanson and the Bjørsvik Brass will perform Elgar’s Severn Suite in its original form in an edition prepared by Dr. John Pickard This original version will have its world premiere on Sunday September 13th 2015 with the

The Elgar Society mourns the loss of Carl Newton

The last months of 2014 brought more than their fair share of deaths in Elgarian circles, but none who had made such a contribution to the Elgar Society as Carl Newton, who died on Boxing Day 2014 after a long