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Chiltern Arts Festival

DAME EVELYN GLENNIE, DANNY DRIVER, THE MARIAN CONSORT AND A NIGHT OF CABARET TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE CHILTERN ARTS FESTIVAL 2020

 

With Christmas done and dusted for another year, the music world is turning its mind to celebrating 250 years since Beethoven’s birth – and Chiltern Arts joins the festivities with a programme celebrating overcoming adversity in the arts, with its usual array of venues across the Chilterns, including Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, Berkhamsted, Great Missenden, Wallingford and, Princes Risborough.

 

‘It’s a busy year for Chiltern Arts,” says Creative Director, Naomi Taylor, “I’m particularly excited to have a theme linking all events for the first time this year. And there are lots of opportunities to get involved, as well as simply sitting back and enjoying – there’s the Come and Sing day and a poetry competition, and we also have a very hands-on Youth Music and Art Day… come and join us for what we think will be a brilliant week!”

 

Chiltern Arts offers music for all tastes, from brass chamber music to piano trios to cabaret to Renaissance choral music and everything in between. One of the highlights of the 2020 programme is undoubtedly a mini-residency from eminent solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. She is performing with jazz Trio HLK in Henley-on-Thames on 4th March; and with Matthew Wadsworth (lute) in a world premiere performance at the Candlelit Lute concert in Great Missenden on 5th March – definitely not one to miss.

 

Chiltern Arts’ popular Concert and Dinner event returns to The Gatsby in Berkhamsted, this year with music from members of the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, featuring cabaret and a seven-piece band. Think ‘20s and 30s high society entertainment – grab a glass of fizz and enjoy turning back the clock in the perfect setting!

 

More information online at chilternarts.com

 

Chiltern Arts Festival Highlights

28th February–7th March 2020

 

Septura Brass Septet: One Equal Music

Friday 28th February

Princes Risborough

 

Come and Sing Tippett’s Five Spirituals

Saturday 29th February

Wallingford

 

The Marian Consort: Singing in Secret

Saturday 29th February

Wallingford

 

The Phoenix Piano Trio

Monday 2nd March

Marlow

 

The Piccadilly Revellers: Cabaret, Concert and Dinner

Tuesday 3rd March

Berkhamsted

 

Dame Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK

Wednesday 4th March

Henley-on-Thames

 

Matthew Wadsworth and Dame Evelyn Glennie: Candlelit Lute

Thursday 5th March

Great Missenden

 

Danny Driver (pianist): Beethoven and the Loss of Vital Senses

Friday 6th March

Hambleden

 

City of London Sinfonia: Beethoven and Mozart

Saturday 7th March

Old Amersham

 

Exclusive Competition!

To be in with a chance of winning two pairs of standard tickets to any event (subject to availability – dinner event excluded), simply answer the following question:

How many years are we celebrating since Beethoven’s birth?

a) 150      b) 250      c) 350

 

Email your answer to Steph at villageview@live.co.uk by Monday 17th February 2020

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