Concerts at The Firs

Corinne is Co-Principal Cellist of the English Symphony/String Orchestra

Here at The Firs we believe everyone should have the chance to experience music. We are lucky enough to have some talented musicians who believe this too, who are able to give up their time to share their passion with you.

Elgar School of Music Presents... 

The extremely talented and passionate staff of the Elgar School of Music situated in the heart of Worcester will be performing monthly in the Carice room. 

On Friday 22 February Janine Parsons and Ed Malpass will performing on Piano and Trumpet. Again £8 per adult, no booking necessary, seats on first come first serve basis, only cash payments accepted. 

‘From baroque to modern’

Programme to include:

Stanley – Trumpet Voluntary

Tartini – Concerto in D

Handel – Suite in D

Hummel – Concerto in Eb Major

Rebecca Burn and Ann Jones - Elgar's England

Vocalist Rebecca Burn is accompanied on piano by Ann Jones for a celebration of the glorious English art song. Elgar’s England features a number of delightful songs written by Elgar and his contemporaries, including Hubert Parry, Roger Quilter and Liza Lehmann. Together, these songs bring to life the quintessential sound of England in the early twentieth century. A free concert on 23 February at 2.30pm with further performances throughout the year. Donations welcomed and go directly to performers. 

Vocalist Rebecca and Pianist Ann
Vocalist Rebecca and Pianist Ann
Vocalist Rebecca and Pianist Ann

Streams of Gold - The Cavan Trio

The Cavan Trio came together in 2013 by invitation of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra cellist Corinne Frost whose grandfather, Capt. Harvey Frost, penned home beautiful letters from the trenches of WWI.

Three women with a similar love for all things beautiful have come together to create an uplifting programme of music and words to commemorate WWI.

The trio Corinne Frost, Janine Parsons and Helena Cavan perform on cello and piano accompanied by poetry. A truly delightful and different moving performance.

Performing Friday 8 March at 1pm. Tickets are £8, booking is essential. Ring The Firs on 01905 333330 to book your place today.

The Cavan Trio
The Cavan Trio
The Cavan Trio

An Audience with Corinne Frost 

Come and listen to Corinne playing solo cello including Elgar and other English music. Corinne will interact with the audience with lively ancedotes.

Corinne Frost, co-principal cellist of the English Symphony Orchestra said “It’s a privilege to bring live music to The Firs and to be a part of The National Trust’s guardianship of Elgar’s Birthplace. The Carice Room has a lovely acoustic and seats 50 people. There’s a tea-room, pretty gardens and of course the Birthplace cottage.  Altogether a place to visit regularly for live music, history, refreshments and lots more!”

Performances will take place Friday 15 March, Saturday 13 April 12pm & 2pm , Friday17 May,  Friday 7 &  Saturday 29 June &  Friday 26 July all at 11.30am & 12.30pm apart from 13 April. 

Free concert but donations towards Corinne are warmly welcomed.  

An Audience with Corinne
An Audience with Corinne
An Audience with Corinne

Volante Strings Trio

A trio of performers from our resident Orchestra Volante Strings will enchant with a lunchtime recital at The Firs. Jennie Jones on Violin, Amanda Salmon on Viola and Corinne Frost on Cello will delight audiences with a charming recital.

Performing Friday 22 March at 1pm. Tickets are £8, booking is essential. Ring The Firs on 01905 333330 to book your place today.

The Malvern Piano Quartet   

The Malvern Piano Quartet is made up of members and associates of Volante Strings. 

They all share a passion for the riches of chamber music and hope this comes across in their performances

Their programme includes movements from Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Haydn Piano Trio, Dvorak Piano Quartet, Bruch Romanian melody, Rachmaninov Cello Sonata.

They will be performing  Friday 29 March at 11am and 12.45pm. Recitals are for approximately 45 minutes. This is a free event but donations are greatly welcomed as they go directly towards the performers.

Members of the Malvern Piano Quartet
members of the Malvern Piano Quartet
Members of the Malvern Piano Quartet