Hailing, as they do, from ‘Elgar country’ - the county of Worcestershire - it’s no surprise that English Symphony Orchestra’s Gatehouse concert features two works by the Broadheath-born composer.

Alongside Elgar’s youthful Serenade for Strings and an acclaimed arrangement of his Songs for Strings by Donald Fraser, the orchestra also performs Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.

The latter was recently voted Britain’s favourite piece of classical music.     

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