Tun­ing up for their 19th sea­son

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THE Chiltern Cam­er­ata’s 19th sea­son will be­gin at Amer­sham Free Church, in Wood­side Road on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 19 when con­duc­tor Sam Laughton per­forms mu­sic of the Ger­manic Tra­di­tion.

The mu­sic in the con­cert will in­clude the pieces: J S Bach - Bran­den­burg Con­certo No. 3 Schu­mann (arr) Träumerei Men­delssohn - Sin­fo­nia No. 12 Richard Strauss – Me­ta­mor­pho­sen

The cen­tre­piece of the con­cert is Me­ta­mor­pho­sen by Richard Strauss. This work was com­posed in the clos­ing years of the Sec­ond World War, with Strauss mourn­ing what he saw as the end­ing of Ger­manic tra­di­tion. Orig­i­nally writ­ten for 23 solo strings, the Cam­er­ata will be per­form­ing it with ex­panded strings re­sources.

The con­cert also in­cludes a per­for­mance of Bach’s Bran­den­burg Con­certo No. 3 – a popular and well-known work for string orches­tra first heard in 1721.

The au­di­ence will also hear Men­delssohn’s Sin­fo­nia No. 12. This is a youth­ful work writ­ten in the early 1820s when the pre­co­cious com­poser was be­tween 12 and 14 years of age.

The con­cert ends with Schu­mann’s Träumerei – in a string ar­range­ment of this en­tic­ing piece, orig­i­nally com­posed for the pi­ano.

Formed in 1996, the Chiltern Cam­er­ata is an am­a­teur string orches­tra for adults and is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Its play­ers in­clude mu­sic pro­fes­sion­als and ad­vanced am­a­teurs.

Honorary sec­re­tary Dick Mor­bey said: “Our ob­jec­tive is to share the en­joy­ment of mu­sic-mak­ing and to bring a wide range of mu­sic to our au­di­ences. We stage about three con­certs per year and pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for soloists to per­form with an orches­tra. We also raise money for char­ity.”

The con­cert starts at 7pm and the doors open at 6.15pm.

Tick­ets cost £12 (full), £10 (conc) and un­der 18s go free.

Tick­ets are avail­able from The Record Shop in Hill Av­enue, Amer­sham, Per­fect Pitch in The Broad­way, Che­sham, Rose­hill In­stru­ments in London End Bea­cons­field and Strings of Penn in Elm Road, Penn as well as Tourist In­for­ma­tion Of­fices in High Wy­combe, Mar­low and Princes Ris­bor­ough. Cer­tifi­cate PG Voices of Isaac Hemp­stead-Wright, Elle Fan­ning, Sir Ben Kings­ley, Jare Har­ris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Mor­gan, Dee Bradley Baker, Toni Col­lette, Si­mon Pegg

BASED on the novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is a rol­lick­ing stop-mo­tion an­i­mated romp from the mak­ers of Co­ra­line and ParaNor­man that proves weird can be truly won­der­ful.

With faint echoes of Ray­mond Briggs’ Fun­gus The Bo­gey­man, Gra­ham Annable and An­thony Stac­chi’s quirky fan­tasy imag­ines a race of sub­ter­ranean crea­tures, who root through bins in search of spare parts for their me­chan­i­cal cre­ations.

De­spite a hearty ap­petite for slimy bugs, th­ese pun­gent, green-skinned denizens of the un­der­world are cute rather than scary, pos­sess­ing re­lat­able hu­man traits such as a pas­sion for mu­sic or a quiv­er­ing fear of the un­known.

They spare troll blushes by wear­ing empty card­board boxes and the for­mer con­tents of th­ese moul­der­ing car­tons pro­vide each ex­pres­sive character with a name

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