Donald Hunt's Elgar Voices give summer concert at Hanbury Hall

Elgar Voices, a new choir of professional singers directed by Donald Hunt, former Conductor of Worcester Three Choirs Festival, will be giving this year’s garden picnic concert at 7.30 pm on 27 June at Hanbury Hall, the beautiful mansion outside Worcester built in 1701 as a summer home for local lawyer and MP Thomas Vernon, and now owned by the National Trust.

 

 ‘English Music for a Summer Evening’ is inspired by the Worcestershire landscape. It will feature readings by James Butterworth, former precentor of Worcester Cathedral, from Shakespeare, Housman and Meredith, and musical works by Finzi, Elgar and Vaughan Williams. The programme includes a full performance of The Lark Ascending with violinist George Ewart, accompanied on the piano by Dr Hunt. The second half of the concert will include works by Ivor Novello and summer classics such as Noel Gay’s ‘The sun has go his hat on’. The concert is supported by Vale Pianos and will raise money for the National Trust’s conservation of Hanbury Hall and Gardens.

 

The event will raise money for the National Trust’s conservation of Hanbury Hall and gardens. Bring your picnic and enjoy the garden after hours; the Bowling Green will also be open before the concert. Tickets £12 (adults) and £7.50 (children) are available from Hanbury Hall’s website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall/things-to-see-and-do/events/