Legendary Malvern singer Jenny Lind to be celebrated at Elgar Festival - The Malvern Observer

Legendary Malvern singer Jenny Lind to be celebrated at Elgar Festival

Malvern Editorial 28th Apr, 2024   0

ONE of the 19th century’s most revered singers, Jenny Lind, will be celebrated at this year’s Elgar Festival.

Jenny Lind – who was often called the ‘Swedish Nightingale’ – was born in Stockholm in 1820, but her fame and fortune led her to England.

On her retirement, Lind and her husband bought a house in Malvern at Wynds Point and she lived there until she died in 1887.

Her life will be uncovered at a talk at 3pm on Thursday, May 30 at Sir Edward Elgar’s birthplace, The Firs in Lower Broadheath, Worcester.

American-born soprano April Fredrick – The English Symphony Orchestra’s first Affiliate Artist – and writer Michele Lammas, will lead the talk and workshop to uncover the woman behind the legend.

Entry is free although tickets must be pre-booked.

The legendary musician will also be celebrated on Saturday, June 1, when The Jenny Lind Singers, an all-female choir named after her, will perform a concert at Worcester’s Guildhall.

The Jenny Lind Singers were founded in the 1970s at Malvern Girls’ College and hold several concerts a year.

The Elgar Festival was established by decree of Worcester City Council in 2018 and is traditionally held on the weekend closest to the legendary Worcestershire composer’s birthday, June 2, 1857.

Visit www.elgarfestival.org for more information.



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