West Midlands





Branch Contact 
Richard Smith
24 Crown Lea Avenue
WR14 2DP

Telephone: 01684 438358

west.midlands@elgar.org or rsmith8631@aol.com


It is generally agreed that the Elgar Society began its life in Worcester and Malvern in 1951 and the West Midlands Branch has continued to flourish since then. We have a membership of approximately 230, second only to London. We are also fortunate in being the ‘home’ Branch of the Elgar Birthplace with which we maintain a close relationship. In common with other Branches of the Society, we hold a regular program of talks and a yearly ‘jaunt’ to places of interest.

In addition to our events program, we also publish a twice-yearly Newsletter which is distributed to members by post or email depending on their preference. We feel that this is an excellent way of communicating with our membership, especially to those who find it difficult to travel.

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place in the Carice Elgar Room at ‘The Firs’, Elgar’s Birthplace, Crown East Lane, Worcester, WR2 6RH.

Program for 2020

Due to the present situation with Corona Virus, all future meetings and events have been cancelled or postponed. 

At a recent Zoom Committee meeting it was decided that the remainder of our Branch program for this year would be cancelled. As you will realise, our two main venues, ‘The Firs’ Elgar’s Birthplace and St Leonard’s Church are closed or unavailable for meetings. 

This being the case, it is proposed that events planned for this year will now be switched to 2021 with the hope that the presenters/speakers will still be available and the venues open.

In the meantime an additional Branch Newsletter is planned for the autumn to be distributed as always to all our members. The possibility of a Branch Zoom meeting is also planned.

Needless to say, your Chairman and Committee are and extremely sorry that this has come to pass. Meanwhile we wish you all the best and hope the you all manage to stay healthy.







Location of St. Leonard’s Church of the Beauchamp Community, WR13 5AX

The location of St. Leonard’s is just off the main Worcester-Malvern Road (A.449) and is shown on the map below. There is no visitor parking on site, but there is ample parking on the road by the church. After arrival go through the big iron gates and, in front of you, will be big wooden doors. Go through the wicket-gate and turn left. The door you need to get to the Board Room will be clearly marked ‘ELGAR’. Someone will be there to guide you.


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