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Wednesday 18th November, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Why is it that Elgar's music and personality, more than that of any other English composer, has the power to draw you in and hold you? And why, nearly 160 years after his death, do people all over the world still flock to concerts of his music?

The Elgar Birthplace Museum at Lower Broadheath is holding a day of events for people who are new to Elgar, entitled “An Introduction to Elgar”.

Museum Supervisor, Chris Bennett said “I often get approached by people who ask me just what it is about Elgar. Living in Worcestershire, they hear his name all over the place, but have never really thought that much about him. This is the opportunity to find out. We have arranged a day of presentations and talks to try to explain how little Ted Elgar, born in a humble red brick cottage just outside Worcester, rose to become Sir Edward Elgar, one of the world’s great composers. It’s all aimed at the beginner – those who know not much, or nothing at all about Elgar or his music, or even about classical music”

Tickets for the day’s events cost £18.95 and include all talks and presentations, a look around the Elgar Birthplace Museum and Visitor Centre with the use of an audio guide, a sandwich lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Booking in advance is essential and can be done by calling the Elgar Birthplace Museum on 01905 333224, or from the Museum’s website,