Chiltern Arts Festival Brings You Love, Loss & Passage of Time Music Themed Events

The Chiltern Arts Festival is returning in 2023, providing high quality music, literature and art to the towns and villages in and around the Chiltern Hills. Each year,
churches, stately homes and outdoor spaces across the region are transformed into stunning concert and arts venues, as a varied and exciting programme unfolds in beautiful surroundings.  In 2023, Chiltern Arts will be bringing us the theme of Love, Loss and the Passage of Time.

The season opens in early March in Henley with 2 further events in May.   Full details can be fund below:

Saturday 4 March 2023, 7.30pm
Howells: Life and Loss | Somerville College Choir, Oxford

St Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames

This programme of music from the UK over the years focusses on Herbert Howells, those he influenced and those who influenced him. The first half, with music by Tallis, Walford Davies, Charles Wood, and Howells himself, looks back to the music and teachers that influenced Howells. The second, with music by Cecilia McDowall, David Bednall, Madeleine Dring, Ivor Gurney, and Bob Chilcott looks at music by composers who have been influenced by Howells, amongst them colleagues, pupils, and others who have been inspired by this composer’s easily identifiable harmonic language.

Saturday 13 May 2023, 7.30pm
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: James Gilchirst, Jaren Ziegler & Musicians of the Purcell School 

St Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames

Critically-acclaimed tenor James Gilchrist and BBC Young Musician of the Year 2022 Finalist Jaren Ziegler join a group of outstanding young musicians to perform a programme of music by Elgar, Walton, Woolrich and Britten, interspersed with new works by young composers from The Purcell School and culminating in an all-time favourite: Mozart’s beautiful serenade, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

Tuesday 16 May 2023, 7pm
An Evening on the Thames with Craig Ogden: Concert & Dinner

Aboard the New Orleans, Hobbs of Henley (Henley-on-Thames)

Critically-acclaimed tenor James Gilchrist and BBC Young Musician of the Year 2022 Finalist Jaren Ziegler join a group of outstanding young musicians to perform a programme of music by Elgar, Walton, Woolrich and Britten, interspersed with new works by young composers from The Purcell School and culminating in an all-time favourite: Mozart’s beautiful serenade, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

To book tickets go to https://chilternarts.com/whats-on

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