Bach and Strauss to star with Camerata
STRING orchestra will launch their season with a concert of German music.
The Chiltern Camerata will return on Sunday, October 19, at Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road for its 19th season.
The concert will be conducted by Sam Laughton and the first part represents the German musical cultural tradition with music by Bach, Schumann and Mendelssohn and the second part will feature music by Richard Strauss.
The Chiltern Camerata was founded in 1996 and its players are advanced amateurs and music professionals.
Tickets for the concert are £12, concessions are £10 and it is free for under 18s.
Buy tickets from 01494 883112 or at the Tourist Information Offices in High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough and The Record Shop, 27 Hill Avenue, Amersham, Perfect Pitch Music Shop, 72 The Broadway, Chesham, Rosehill
AInstruments, 64, London End, Beaconsfield and Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn. saxophonist Karen Sharp and trombonist Gordon Campbell will front the resident trio for our entertainment.
Meanwhile, over at Marlow there will be the exciting pairing at the Royal British Legion Club of Peter King and Simon Spillett with the resident Frank Toms Trio and for those who like their jazz in a more traditional manner, Amersham Jazz Club will present four different bands at its Beaconsfield venue and Berkhamsted Jazz opens its new season with drummer Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band at the town’s Civic Centre.
Berkhamsted’s new season, through to June next year, is a pretty exciting one, with two American stars as guests during the year: pianist Lenore Raphael in November and, in June 2015, tenor star Frank Griffith paying his first visit to the town, with a nine-piece which includes Matt Wates, Henry Lowther, Tim Lapthorn and vocalist Tina May.
As a pre-Christmas treat the club is staging a concert by Robert Fowler’s Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz, with a line-up to make the mouth water: Bruce Adams, Martin Shaw, Steve Fishwick, Mark Nightingale, Adrian Fry, Sarah Williams, Karen Sharp, Alex Garnett, Mark Crooks, Sammy Mayne, Dave Green and Steve Brown – as the writer of the club’s programme notes comments: Phew!
Va Pensiero’s September presentation at Beaconsfield is a trio led by tenor man Al Nichols, with Ken McCarthy on piano and Nick Pugh bass.
Jazz in the Barn, Merlin’s Cave, Chalfont St Giles, Sundays 12.15pm – 2.15pm. The Peter Hughes Trio with guests, September 7th, Dick Pearce; September 14th, Karen Sharp; September 21st, Gordon Campbell; September 28th, Ian Marcus.
Dinner Jazz at Va Pensiero, Gregories Road, Beaconsfield. Monday September 8th, Al Nichols,