The Firs

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The Firs

Things to see and do

Coln Music Group playing at the opening

Music at The Firs 

Come and listen to classical music performed in the birthplace of one of England's finest composers.

Upcoming events

Elgar and other music at the Firs

Fri 24 Nov 2017
Jennie Jones and Josie Bedford-Davies from Volante Strings will be playing a selection of Elgar compositions and other music at the Firs.

Hanging sheet music craft

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Tune up your tree with some traditional hanging decorations made from sheet music. Choose from a selection of designs for all abilities and all ages.

Crack the Christmas Carol Code

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Christmas Carol's aren't just for singing! Read between the lines and find the hidden messages to crack the code. For all ages.

Elgar's influrence on my musical thinking

Sat 02 Dec 2017
A talk by the acclaimed composer Robert Saxton. Professor of Composition at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor of Worcester College, Oxford

The Carice string quartet at The Firs

Mon 11 Dec 2017
Members of the Carice String Quartet will perform original and arranged Christmas themed music by English composers for: string quartet, violin and piano, cello and piano and voice and piano.

Corinne Frost plays Elgar and other music

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Corinne Frost, professional cellist and Musical Director of Volante Strings, is coming to play a selection of Elgar pieces and other English music around the Birthplace.
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Message in Elgars Christmas card 1932

Christmas with the Elgars 

What did Edward Elgar do at Christmas?

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Get involved

a group of visitors in the birthplace garden

Get involved as a volunteer 

We're lucky to have many wonderful volunteers at The Firs who support us in many different ways you could help bring Elgar's birthplace to life.

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Joe Tierney talking to a group of visitors

Group visits 

Do you have a group who would like a bespoke visit to Elgar's Birthplace?

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Our work

Alison working in the garden

Our work 

Read about how we are helping to look after and conserve the Elgar Birthplace.

The team at the Firs

Meet the Team 

Meet the team that make The Firs a great place to visit