Online Events

The Elgar Society has a programme of online events. It is hoped that members will be able to take advantage of this service in order to enjoy a wide ranging selection of talks and presentations, some of which are branch meetings, others being presentations produced by the Society’s national committee.

All members are invited to attend any online event. Non-members may also take advantage of this facility by arrangement.


All are welcome, including non-members — no charge.


Recollections of a recording producer

16 to 23 January 2021 (video available all week)

Christopher Bishop was a senior record producer at E.M.I. from 1964 to 1979 and later managed the Philharmonia and Royal Scottish National Orchestras. His time at E.M.I. coincided with the ‘Indian summer’ in the recording studio of Sir Adrian Boult, many of whose later recordings he produced. They included works by Bach, Brahms and Wagner, and many by English composers, including The Pilgrim’s Progress by Vaughan Williams, and most of Elgar’s greatest orchestral and choral works, including the first complete recordings of The Apostles and The Kingdom. Illustrated by musical extracts, Christopher Bishop discusses his career and the making of these records, known and loved by Elgarians throughout the world.

All members will be sent access details to watch the video. Non-members may e-mail Stuart Freed.


A life in newsprint

Saturday 6 February 2021, 2.30 p.m.

East Midlands Branch presents a 50-minute illustrated Zoom talk by Richard Westwood-Brookes, author of Elgar and the Press: a Life in Newsprint, revealing the way in which the press reported on Elgar and his works at the time. Expect many surprises which will undoubtedly challenge your thinking.

For access details please e-mail Sam Dobson.

As they become available, details of further events will appear on this page.