Elgar Festival 2022 at Worcester Guildhall
3rd June 2022
Worcester Guildhall, High St, Worcester WR1 2EY


Elgar arr. Donald Fraser  Nursery Suite (world premiere)
George Walker  Lyric for Strings
David Matthews  Shiva Dances (world premiere)
Doreen Carwithen  Lento for Strings
Elgar  Introduction and Allegro


Conductor: Kenneth Woods

About this Concert

A Jubilee celebration of the unparalleled legacy of British string music, culminating in Elgar’s masterpiece for strings, the Introduction and Allegro. The programme also includes a thrilling new work from composer David Matthews written in homage of the Introduction and Allegro, and a new arrangement of Elgar’s Nursery Suite, written to celebrate the birth of Princess Margaret and dedicated to her, Her Majesty The Queen and the Queen Mother. The programme also includes Doreen Carwithen’s touching Lento for Strings and the Lyric for Strings in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer, George Walker.