Elgar Society News

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

The Elgar Society’s Chairman pays tribute to Michael Kennedy

  I cannot claim the closeness of the many years of friendship that many of those who have written tributes to Michael Kennedy can look back on with fondness and comfort.  But for years I had admired his writings and


The complete incidental music for Arthur

Edward Elgar: The Binyon Settings The Spirit of England Op. 80 for Soprano Chorus & Orchestra With Proud Thanksgiving for Chorus & Orchestra  JUDITH HOWARTH, Soprano LONDON SYMPHONY CHORUS, Simon Halsey, Director PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, John Wilson, Conductor Carillon Op. 75

Composing in wartime: Elgar and his contemporaries

Special Elgar Society event, Sunday 11th May 2014 ‘When England held her breath’ Composing in wartime: Elgar and his contemporaries Sunday 11th May 2014, 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DT

The Powick Asylum music in a new recording

With support from The Elgar Society and the Kay Trust, Somm Records have released a new recording of the music that Elgar wrote for the staff band at the Powick Asylum. Conductor Barry Collett directs the Innovation Chamber Ensemble (members

HMV Worcester honours Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar’s association with HMV goes back to the early days of recorded sound and has been brought right up to date in its Worcester branch with the unveiling of a mural depicting Sir Edward listening in through a pair of