Elgar Festival Gala Concert
30th October 2021
Worcester Cathedral WR1 2LA


Ethel Smyth  Overture to The Wreckers
Ralph Vaughan Williams  On Wenlock Edge
Sir Edward Elgar  Variations on an Original Theme, opus 36 “Enigma Variations”


English Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kenneth Woods
Soloists: Mark Wilde (Tenor)

About this Concert

There will surely be electricity in the air as Kenneth Woods and the ESO perform Elgar’s beloved Enigma Variations, a timeless celebration of friendship and community, and the perfect work with which to welcome our friends and listeners back. It’s been over two years since the triumphant 100th Anniversary performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto for a packed Worcester Cathedral at the 2019 Elgar Festival. It’s time to let the music play again and to celebrate the life and music of Britain’s greatest composer.