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The Elgar Society is pleased to welcome both members and non-members to take part in its programme of online presentations and talks.  Click here to view programme details.

Apply for a grant from the Elgar Society

The Elgar Society can provide funding to support performances and recordings of Elgar’s music.  If you think that you may be eligible, click on the Elgar in Performance dropdown menu above.  Please note that the Society does not make grants to individuals who may be embarking upon a musical career.

Sir Mark Elder

President of The Elgar Society







The sound of Elgar’s music has been with me since I was a child. The first concert my mother ever took me to had the Enigma Variations on the programme!

When I started all those years ago with the Hallé in Manchester, I had a strong feeling that we should aim to play his music better than any other orchestra. His depth of feeling, that goes so much deeper than ‘Pomp and Circumstances stance’,does not come out unless you probe it, dig in and find it. In embarking on such a journey one inevitably discovers shades and colours one had no idea could be there.

So it was an enormous pleasure to be asked to be the Society’s President. I love Elgar’s music and would do anything to help to bring it to more and more people.

Mark Elder


Dame Janet Baker receives the Elgar Medal

The Elgar Society pays tribute to Joyce Kennedy

Society past President honoured

Anthony Payne passes away aged 82

A new Chairman for the Society


On This Site

Contact Society Officers

Contact details for The Chairman,The Vice-Chairman, The Honorary Secretary and The Honorary Treasurer. Click here.
Membership Forms
Join the Elgar Society using our on-line system. Click here.
Need Help?
If you have an enquiry not covered elsewhere, get in touch through this link. Click here.
What’s happening at home and abroad.    Click here.
The Man, The Music
Find out about Elgar the man and listen to some of the music he composed. Click here.
The Firs. Birthplace of Edward Elgar
Elgar’s birthplace is a National Trust property containing a vast collection of Elgar memorabilia and other items.     Click here.
Find articles from Elgar Society publications. Click here.
The Elgar Society Constitution
Updated June 2018 Click here
Data Protection
To view the Society’s data protection policy Click here
The Elgar Family Tree Click here
Elgar Society Awards
View awards given in recognition of services to Elgar and the Society.  Click here
Trustees Annual Report
To view the Trustees Annual Report (TAR) covering the period January 2020 to December 2020 click here.

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