Updated 11th March, 2013
Here is a selection of audience comments about Camerata concerts
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March 9th 2013 (St Matthew Passion)
- Thank you especially for allowing us to join you again for such a wonderful experience. For many singers, including most of mine, the St Matthew Passion is at the pinnacle of all music, let alone choral music, and its scale means you only get to sing it a few times in your life. To be able to perform it with such a wonderful orchestra and for it to be such a rare performance in the area where I have lived a large part of my life has, albeit exhausting, been especially wonderful and ranks among my top musical experiences of my life.
- I thought it was an absolutely fantastic concert. I was blown away by the quality of the soloists and wind players
- It was a brilliant evening and the music was outstanding. Many congratulations and thank you
Many thanks indeed for a superb evening last night; we enjoyed the St Matthew Passion enormously and you must pass thanks to all your colleagues who took part. It is a special piece of music for me and your performance lived up to all expectations. It was marvellous, thank you.
March 17th, 2012
- Orchestral sound was fabulous
- The soprano arpeggio (RVW) – WOW!
- Superb evening – thank you!
- Always a joy to come to your concerts
November 26, 2011
We were invited by [a friend] who is on your mailing list, to your concert at the Free Church in Amersham 26 November 2011. We found a couple of numbers unusual but the standard of performance was fantastic. We look forward to more of the same in Marlow.
We both enjoyed the evening very much, the programme was a good mix, and Shaker Loops was quite incredible; the audience was spellbound. Well done everyone!
Shaker Loops: I really enjoyed that piece and would like to hear it again. Lots of hard work, and it only really has meaning if you have an appreciative audience.
April 6, 2011
Bene’t Coldstream (Evangelist) writes:
“I had the best time. The choir and band were first class ….
What genuinely nice people too. Had a good chat with some of them at the break, and they all seem so passionate about music and this concert. There was no sense of “just another gig” which you do get with some make-shift orchestras. It is, of course, what divides the talented amateurs from the professionals sometimes. Long live amateur music making.
Dear Players and Singers of Chiltern Camerata & Camerata Consort,
We feel compelled to email you after last night’s beautiful and polished performance of St John Passion. We (our party of four) were completely ‘blown away’ by the whole experience. First class, wonderful – and many, many thanks to you all!
Feel like the cat that got all the cream!
Lovely sound from all players and singers! It was a real joy!
May 22nd, 2010
Dear Camerata. The concert last night was quite superb. Being a Bach addict I revelled in the Brandenburg and the Magnificat, but thought the Bruckner motets utterly sublime and exquisite examples of ‘a capella’ singing. Many thanks, Darrell and Jo Hamley.
March 27th 2010
November 29th 2009
Rain and storm outside, Handel and Haydn inside. I was in another world!
This was my first time (Amersham Free Church, 29th November) and although a music lover and listener, I’m not that knowledgeable. Sam Laughton saw to this with his lively biographical, musical and social observations on the composers.
I was highly impressed by the passion of the players, their skill and what looked like their enjoyment too. Good variety of pieces new to me and a tremendously tight sound.
Truly a worthwhile evening.
May 23rd, 2009
“ I enjoyed the Camerata concert – it was a really ambitious programme but it worked!“
“My first experience of the Chiltern Camerata on Saturday at west Wycombe was extremely enjoyable…….. Thank you for a most entertaining programme”
“Just wanted to say how much I appreciate you having Sam Laughton as your conductor. He has that great ability of bringing the audience and musicians together and thus makes a deeper enjoyment of the evening ………… I thought the overall sound was very good. Saturday was a most enjoyable evening and thank you very much.”
“A delightful concert: the Finzi was marvellous. The [conductor's] commentary enhanced our enjoyment”
November 29th 2008.
“John Ireland Concertino – one of the best [Camerata] performances yet – very exciting!”
“Beautiful music, expressively and sensitively played – most enjoyable!
March 8th, 2008.
“Very enjoyable, very professional”
“A wonderful programme – Camerata’s best so far”
“Really excellent, wide range of dynamics and the spirit of the different pieces came across……”
“A wonderful sound – passionate conductor – particularly loved the Arvo Pärt. All of it good.”