Our 2020 Festival celebrates the sound of the human voice and the places that inspired Edward Elgar.
World-class choral singing abounds in 2020, with performances by the Choir of Merton College, Oxford and the acclaimed Proteus Ensemble. It all sets the perfect stage for the debut performance of the Elgar Festival Chorus and the Enigma Youth Choir.
It’s all anchored by our Orchestra-in-Residence, the English Symphony Orchestra, who will be performing Elgar’s First Symphony as the crowning work in a busy weekend of performances embracing the full breadth of Elgar’s orchestral genius.
Throughout the festival, we explore Elgar’s sense of place, expressed both through his travels and works inspired by connections to Italy, Spain, Germany and India, and by his deep connection to the natural world. With the Malvern Hills as our backdrop, what more perfect setting could there be in which to celebrate the life and music of Britain’s greatest composer.
This is truly Elgar for Everyone