Elgar Society News

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

Elgar Society Appointment for Sir Mark Elder CBE

The Elgar Society has announced that conductor Sir Mark Elder CBE has accepted its invitation to become a Vice-President of the society. ‘I am delighted to be honoured by the Elgar Society in this way and will continue to do

Elgar Society’s Highest Honour for Barry Collett

The contribution of conductor, pianist and musicologist Barry Collett to Elgar’s enduring legacy has been recognised by the award of the Elgar Society Medal – the society’s highest honour. The medal was conferred on Mr Collett by Steven Halls, Chairman