Updated 23 March 2019
New Director of Music
As mentioned elsewhere on this website, the Chiltern Camerata is an amateur chamber orchestra established over 20 years ago. We play to a high standard and rehearse and perform near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, giving three concerts a year around that locality. Since inception we have performed most of the string orchestra repertoire as well as a number of classical symphonies, all of which are listed in the ‘Past Performances’ tab. In recent years we have developed an annual collaboration with an excellent chamber choir, with whom performances have included both Bach Passions, his B minor Mass as well as other major choral works.
Our current director of music, Sam Laughton has been with us for around 10 years, during which he has made a major contribution to the orchestra’s development, not only in terms of our musical skills but also embracing a wide and challenging repertoire. He is moving on at the end of the 2018/19 season and the orchestra is looking to appoint a successor with similar vision and expertise.
The closing date for applications has now passed. The committee is considering the shortlisted candidates.
Are you a string player? There are currently opportunities for string players to join the Chiltern Camerata.
If you are interested in playing with the orchestra, please contact our fixer, Louise Daghlian on 07813 885274 or email@example.com for further information.
We have a core of members and they, plus additional players, are selected on a concert by concert basis. Although we have no formal auditions for members, players should be able to play to at least Grade 7 level and preferably above – though nobody will be asking to see your certificate! For obvious reasons, attendance at all rehearsals is a pre-condition for playing at concerts!
We rehearse at Holmer Green Baptist Church on five or six Tuesdays – either weekly or fortnightly – in the run up to each concert (see “Rehearsals” tab for more details). Members pay a termly subscription of £30.
You can view the Society’s Constitution and Rules by clicking here
You can view the Chiltern Camerata Privacy Notice by clicking here
The Annual General Meeting for 2018-19 season was held at 9.30pm towards the end of the orchestra rehearsal on 6th November 2018.