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Malvern Festival Chorus Blog


Music has been part of my life since age 5 - learning the piano, squeaky recorder playing, clarinet playing in county music bands and orchestras and then going on to study music at Birmingham University. Somehow I took it for granted that music would always be at this level and forever..... After a career move into HR/Learning & Development and Consultancy work, with the music world awash with professionals, my clarinet stayed in the box and I sang when no one was listening! Other activities took over from horses to motorbikes!

Travels, new adventures and new horizons, I was still routed in my musical upbringing and missed those large scale, rip roaring productions. For me, music is to be shared and I’d now found the right avenue in which to do that. Years ago before moving from the area, I sang with MFC - introduced to the joys of Elgar - in the concert rehearsal, the opening bars of the Apostles moved me beyond words - this is what I had been missing. Tens of voices around me, rich sounds from the orchestra and singing Elgar in Malvern - what could be better.

Recently returning to the area, life is different and music has an even greater sense of purpose. Escapism from the demands of work, singing my heart out, practising new music at home, meeting new people, having lots of fun and singing music to a high standard - what’s not to love about that!

“If music be the food of love, play on” - Shakespeare

Elizabeth Gait