Updated 26 September 2021
OUR 2020/2021 Season
Our Committee is continuing to take account of current Government guidance in place relating to Covid-secure rehearsals and performances for amateur orchestras. The programme for our 2021/2022 season has been informed by this guidance.
16 October 2021: TWO CONCERTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 25th ANNIVERSARY
St Michael and All Angels Church, Amersham
Concert 1: 4.00-4.45pm Short’n’Sweet: 25th Birthday Children’s Concert
This family concert includes short extracts of pieces we will be playing in full in our 6 o’clock concert. As well as giving entertaining descriptions of the music between pieces, our conductor will tell the story of The Lion and The Mouse. This is a concert for all children, however small and fidgety and nobody need worry about stern looks from the conductor – except members of the orchestra! This short concert is an excellent introduction to live music and a chance for children to learn the difference between the violin, viola, ‘cello and double bass. Adults £6, Children FREE
Concert 2: 6.00-7.30pm 25th Anniversary Concert
Our 25th Anniversary programme features well-loved pieces from Scandinavian and English composers, chosen to reflect the many musical colours of our collection of stringed instruments: violin, viola, ‘cello and double bass. Sit back and experience the wistful dreaminess of Delius’ Two Aquarelles; the folksong-inspired melodies of John Rutter’s Suite for Strings; the toe-tapping dances in Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Warlock’s Capriol Suite; be taken back in time by William Walton’s music for Olivier’s 1944 film Henry V and energised by the stirring music of Dag Wiren’s Serenade. A highly varied and unmissable programme of inspirational music. Adults £12, Under 18s Free.
Tickets for both concerts are available only online using this link: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chiltern-camerata
If you do not have internet access or require help, please ring 01753 889519. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS ON SALE ON THE DOOR ON THIS OCCASION AS WE HAVE HAD TO LIMIT AUDIENCE NUMBERS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING PURPOSES.
To make this event safe for everybody concerned, we would be grateful if you could adhere to social distancing guidelines such as the allocated seating in household groups and the wearing of a face covering indoors. You will need to bring evidence of your e-ticket on your device or a printed copy to ensure entry.
Venue: St Michael’s is located at heart of Amersham-on-the-Hill in the main shopping street, Sycamore Road, Amersham, HP6 5DR. There are local car parks and good disabled access.
BECOME A FRIEND OF THE CAMERATA?
We would like to develop closer links with audience members and those who support us in other ways, and so we have decided to introduce a ‘Friends of the Camerata’ scheme. Becoming a friend does not necessarily involve paying any money, although of course donations and financial sponsorships are always welcome and will be appropriately acknowledged! Friendship can come in other forms too, especially by helping the orchestra in practical ways, including publicity and general organisation. So if you might be interested in assisting us in any way at all, do please contact us for further details.
Other ways of helping the Chiltern Camerata
The orchestra has entered into a partnership with easyfunding.org.uk This charity offers an on-line shopping facility through which Chiltern Camerata supporters can nominate the orchestra as a preferred good cause. Then, when you shop the easyfundraising way through one of their 3,135 shops and sites, they award the orchestra a commission for your purchase. It doesn’t cost you a penny extra!
The facility is now live at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/chilterncamerata/
or please contact us if you would like to have more information about our partnership with easyfunding.org.uk
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About the Chiltern Camerata
The Chiltern Camerata is a non-profit amateur string orchestra. We stage three concerts per year which provide an opportunity for soloists and singers to perform with an orchestra. New members are invited to join us. Although very many of our players are music professionals, members receive no fee – indeed we all pay a subscription for the pleasure of playing!
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