Elgar’s Serenade for Strings

We will be performing a work by English composer, Edward Elgar, in our next concert.

Our May concert, Dreamtime & Disco, is part of the 4MBS Festival of Classics (as well as being part of the world-wide celebrations that are taking place to commemorate CPE Bach’s 300th Birthday). There are three composers featured as part of the festival, of which two we will be featuring in our concert. We’ve spoken already of our inclusion of music by Richard Strauss, but we will also be performing one of the mature works of Edward Elgar, who passed away eighty years ago.

Come along on the 10th of May, 3pm, to St Andrew's Uniting!

Come along on the 10th of May, 3pm, to St Andrew’s Uniting!


Elgar, the Victorian era composer of the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, two symphonies, and a very fine Cello Concerto, will be represented by the Ady Ensemble in a performance of his Serenade for Strings, which was written six years prior to the Enigma Variations, in 1892.

Although the ensemble has performed a wide, and eclectic, range of works over the years, this will be the first time that Ady has programmed one of the established, late Romantic, string works in one their concerts (another string serenade from around the same time having been written by Tchaikovsky). Come and join us on the 10th of May as the ensemble performs this wonderful work, and others from other times and genres.

See you there!