A New Chairman for the Society

Neil Mantle MBE has become the the Elgar Society’s new Chairman. He brings to the post a wealth of performing experience as the founding conductor of the Scottish Sinfonia in 1970 as well as conducting the Dundee Choral Union for thirteen years. He has also worked with the RSNO, SCO and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Although Neil has a large repertoire of works conducted, he is especially noted as a champion of Vaughan Williams and, of course, Elgar.

He has been active for many years as a freelance horn player, both in orchestral and chamber music and is still an examiner to ABRSM.

Neil was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music in Scotland’.