About 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.
Held annually during the weekend closest to his birthday (2 June 1857), the festival combines symphonic and string orchestra concerts by the festival's orchestra-in-residence, the English Symphony Orchestra, with chamber concerts, choral concerts, recitals, outdoor concerts, plays, exhibits and talks. Venues for the festival include Worcester Cathedral, Huntingdon Concert Hall, the Elgar Birthplace, Worcester Guildhall and the Elgar School of Music. The Festival brings together the full gamut of leading musical and educational organisations across Worcestershire with a starry array of internationally renowned guest artists.