Concerts in Hambleden and Northend
The 2023 West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival at Hambleden
The West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival was established twelve years ago by the internationally acclaimed viola player Lawrence Power. Lawrence was born and brought up in High Wycombe and is now recognised as a performer of the very highest calibre in the music world.
Each September Lawrence returns to the area to direct and perform in this three-day music festival which offers audiences five attractively programmed concerts. He attracts an array of top flight musicians who join him to take part in this exclusive series of concerts.
The Festival has firmly established its place as one of the key musical events in our locality. It was hailed by the Guardian newspaper as “One of the top ten classical music events of 2021”
Each of the five 2023 Festival concerts has a distinct theme and they will all take place at the beautiful 12th century Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden. We are very grateful to the church for hosting the festival this year as our traditional ‘home’, the Church of St Lawrence in West Wycombe, is currently closed.
PROPOSED CONCERT PROGRAMMES:
Concert 1 Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm “From Vienna” Music for piano and strings by Mahler, Brahms and Korngold
Concert 2 Friday 15th September at 1pm “Immortal Beloved” Beethoven’s early letters interspersed with movements and extracts from String Trios, Piano Sonatas and String Quartets.
Concert 3 Friday 15th September at 7.30pm “White Lights and Silent Nights” Music for piano and string ensembles by Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Glazunov, Dvorak and Schoenberg
Concert 4 Saturday 16th September 11.30am “Internal Fire” Concertos by Vivaldi
Concert 5 Saturday 16th September at 8pm “O Albion” An anthology of British music across the ages including Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending and other works by Byrd, Elgar, Ades, Purcell, Britten, Knox and others.
FESTIVAL ARTISTS WILL INCLUDE:
· Lawrence Power, Artistic Director
· Tom Poster, piano
· John Myerscough, cello
· Wallis Power, cello
· Tim Horton, piano
· Benjamin Marquise-Gilmore, violin
· Annabelle Meare, violin
· Charlotte Spruit, violin
· Collegium Orchestra
OTHER FESTIVAL DETAILS: Website: http://westwycombechambermusic.org.uk/
TICKETS Pre-booking is strongly advised.
· Ticket Bookings open for Friends of the Festival on 22nd of July
· Public ticket bookings open on 5th of August
· Tickets for individual concerts are £15 - daytime concerts, £20 - Thursday and Friday evening, £25 - Saturday evening (Student rate £5)
· Festival pass for entry to all five concerts: £80 · Ticket sales and enquiries: email@example.com or from 01494 528659 or 07948 897148
In 2022 we were fortunate in hosting
The Queen's Six from, St George's Chapel, Windsor
'Royal Windsor, Then and Now'