Con­certs on strings, horns and a hosepipe

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MU­SIC AND YOUTH: En­joy­ing con­certs at All Saints Church

ASERIES of four Sun­day af­ter­noon con­certs which raised nearly £2000 was brought to a close re­cently with per­for­mances by the Cor­nu­copia Horn Quar­tet and the Min­erva String Quar­tet show.

The first, held at All Saints Church, Oval Way, Chal­font St Peter on June 3 and called ‘Horn of Plenty and Plenty of Horns’, in­cluded pieces such as Mozart’s Al­leluia, Han­del’s Wa­ter Mu­sic Suite and If You Were The Only Girl In The World, with David Ansell’s demon­stra­tion with a hosepipe and fun­nel be­ing marked out es­pe­cially.

On July 4, the Min­erva String Quar­tet per­formed a pro­gramme cen­tred on Mozart’s ‘Quin­tet for horn and strings’, along with pieces by Brahms and Cole Porter.

Robert Cun­ning­ham said: “This was an up­lift­ing and mem­o­rable se­ries fi­nale with spir­ited per­for­mances by Mar­ian Givens, Richard Par­sons, Sara Trenchard and Jane Par­sons, who ev­i­dently en­joyed the con­cert as much as their ap­pre­cia­tive au­di­ence.

“It was en­tirely ap­pro­pri­ate that the last in the se­ries should be graced by the newly gilded or­gan pipes funded by The Friends of All Saints Church,” he added.

“Thanks are due to ev­ery­one who helped make these won­der­ful events come to life, es­pe­cially Fiona and her fab­u­lous mu­si­cians for their gen­eros­ity in bring­ing live mu­sic to All Saints, and the ladies who lov­ingly pre­pared af­ter­noon tea and dec­o­rated the church.”

Photos by An­thony Howlett-Bolton

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