Richard Elford (1677?–1714) was an English singer, the leading figure in his field in Queen Anne's London.
Elford was sworn a gentleman of the Chapel Royal on 2 August 1702, and was also appointed lay vicar at St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Among those who wrote sacred musis for him were William Croft and John Weldon. Elford was also chosen to take part in the performance before Queen Anne at St. James's Palace of John Eccles's Birthday Songs, in 1703. Elford died on 29 October 1714. His brother Thomas was a singer in the Dublin Cathedral choir.
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