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30th Nov, 2021

Organists at Malvern's Holy Trinity Church to perform 'An Evening of Elgar'

AN EVENING of Elgar will be held at Malvern’s Holy Trinity Church at 7.30pm on October 9.

The concert at the Link Top venue will be performed by two of the church’s organists – Billy Colbourne and Charles Pavey.

The music includes Nimrod and other Enigma Variations, Pomp and Circumstance March no 1, Elgar’s Organ Sonata and some of his lighter music.

Elgar lived in the Holy Trinity Parish when he was in his 30s and it was during that time that he composed music that took him from obscurity to international acclaim.

Charles, the organist and choirmaster at Holy Trinity, said: “My interest in Elgar’s music goes back over 40 years to when I was barely a teenager and I first heard Enigma Variations.”

Charles and assistant organist Billy will perform some of the best of the composer’s work and some which ‘will be surprisingly familiar’.

Charles added: “I have now been organist and choirmaster for 10 years and have been longing to fully utilise the organ in concert.

“The instrument is barely three years old and half of its existence will have been under the cloud of the pandemic so we intend to use the organ as the basis for a fascinating and highly entertaining evening.”

Tickets – which include light refreshments and a concert programme – are £10 or free for those aged 18 and under.

They can be organised in advance by calling 01684 573559 with remaining tickets will be available on the door.

Proceeds will go to Christian Aid and church funds.

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