The Chiltern Camerata – Amersham Free Church – 23 November

The players of The Chiltern Camerata make a welcome return to the Amersham Free
Church for the first in its 2019/20 season of concerts.

The concert, under the baton of guest conductor Simon Walton, is themed ‘Dance’ and
includes music by Brahms, Piazzolla, Parry, Rautavaara and Anna Semple.

Reflecting the theme ‘Dance’, the concert includes compositions by Brahms, Parry,
Piazzolla and Rautavaara

Brahms is represented by his ever-popular ‘Liebeslieder’ Waltzes.  Originally for
voice and piano, these are performed in an arrangement for strings.

Parry’s contribution is in the form of his gorgeous ‘English Suite’ for strings,
composed in 1914

Early English music of Purcell brings a suite of dances from The Fairy Queen,
arranged by Simon Walton

The atmosphere heats up with dance music by the vibrant Argentinian composer Astor
Piazzolla in special arrangements by Simon Walton.

The entertainment continues with a vivacious suite ‘Fiddlers’ composed in 1952 by the
Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.

The talented young composer Anna Semple has also written ‘Tango’ for the orchestra,
which will receive its first public performance at this concert

date: 23/11/2019

time: 7.30 pm

venue: The Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ

cost: £12 (accompanied under 18s free)

event email: info@chiltern-camerata.org.uk

event web: http://www.chiltern-camerata.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 481146

Santa Dash  – St. Francis Hospice – December 15

Santa Dash

Whether it’s your family’s favourite tradition or you’re
a first time festive fundraiser, Santa Dash is the
perfect way to kick start your Christmas! Sign up to take
part in our 2.5 mile fun run through Hemel town centre
and Gadebridge Park.

Whether you choose to skip, stroll, sprint or scoot the
route  the difference you make will go far beyond the
festive season.

date: Sunday 15th December

time: 10:00 – 13:00

venue: Riversdie Shopping Centre
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 1BT

cost: £5 – £40

event email: santadash@stfrancis.org.uk

event web: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/det

event tel nos: 01442 869555

Chiltern Open Air Museum – Traditional Christmas Event – 7-8 December

Traditional Christmas

A special Christmas event

Come and find out about how Christmas was celebrated in the past. At this special Christmas event the Museum s historic buildings will be decorated traditionally for Christmas and brought to life by costumed characters.

Visitors can meet Father Christmas and hand deliver their Christmas lists to him.

The reconstructed Victorian toll house will be decked with holly and ivy gathered from the woods and illuminated by candles and firelight, creating a warm, festive flair. The 1940s Prefab will show how people celebrated a restrained wartime Christmas enlivened by make-do-and-mend decorations.

There will be a small artisan Christmas market and the Museum s shop will be full of handmade products made by local crafts people including jewellery, candles, preserves and gin   perfect for a bit of Christmas shopping!

Standard admission prices apply. Free standard admission for annual pass holders.

date: 7 – 8 December 2019

time: 11am – 4pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB

cost: £6.50 – £10.50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/christmas-event/

event tel nos: 01494871117

AMCHOR Winter Concert Saturday 7 Dec – St Mary’ Church, Old Amersham

AMCHOR Winter Concert 7.30pm Saturday 7 December 2019
Venue: St Mary’ Church, Old Amersham
Haydn: Nelson Mass; Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna; Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society and soloists
Conductor: Nick Austin, with the New Mozart Orchestra and Ben Giddens on organ
Tickets: £16 adults/£8 students, available from The Record Shop, Amersham; Perfect Pitch, Chesham; Box Office 07702 608314 and from WeGotTickets.com/amchor
www.amchor.com Registered Charity 1057791