Concerts on strings, horns and a hosepipe
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.”