Programme for 2017 - Chatteris Music Society

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Programme for 2017

Our concert season last year was by all accounts our best ever. We are determined to maintain this very high standard and have secured the artists listed below for our 2017 season. We believe this programme includes the very best music of varied genres - from the classical composers to jazz and ragtime with some light hearted opera in the mix as well. We really hope our audiences will once again be delighted by these performances.

Tickets for the concerts below may be booked by phone - 01354 669104/694833, purchased from 
Elizabeth's Florist, High Street, Chatteris, PE16 6BE or from Greetings Ltd, 3 High Street, March, PE15 9JA, or through this web site via the Contact Us page.  
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Sat Jan 28th.     The Annual General Meeting of the Society will
                          again be held in our normal concert venue of the 
                          Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, it will start at 
                          3pm. Business will be followed by music and 
                          afternoon tea. 

                          This year 'Charles Schneider and Friends' from 
                           Ely have kindly agreed to sing and play for us.
                           Charles has a fine tenor voice and simply loves to 
                           entertain. With his friend Paul Stephenson who has
                           a rich baritone voice and accompanied by
                           Constance Heald on our grand piano they will be 
                           singing the famous and moving  duet from Bizet's 
                           'The Pearl Fishers'. The rest of the programme is a 
                           secret but  there may be some Flanders and Swan 
                           songs and perhaps even a surprise or two.                        

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Sat March 11th.  The Falcon Ensemble Orchestra brings together 
                             the best young musicians in the university of 
                             Cambridge under the baton of their conductor 
                             Alan Bowman. Tonight's performance will include 
                             Beethoven's 4th piano concerto performed by 
                             Canadian pianist Naomi Woo as well as 
                             Mendelssohn's Italian symphony and a Mozart 
                             overture.                                               

                             The concert will start at 7.30 pm.

                             Tickets £12.50 pre-booked, £15 at the door. 

                             Please see the Past Performances page for a
                             review of this concert.                           
                                                                           
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Sat May 20th    The Hatstand Opera Company makes a very
                           welcome return to Chatteris. Tonight they will 
                                 be performing their 'Opera on a Mission… a 
                           mission to entertain'. The exact contents of this
                           new show are strictly classified, but our inside mole
                           informs us it'll be an entertaining mix of opera, 
                           operetta, song and some rather unusual items 
                           acquired by the singers whilst working undercover 
                           across the world! Clearly this perfomance is not to 
                           be missed.

                           The performance starts at 7.30 pm.

                           Tickets £12.50 pre-booked, £15 at the door.
                                          

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Wed June 28th.  Music Society Outing.

                           Our outing this year will be to the Theatre Royal Norwich
                           where we will be seeing Funny Girl. This critically 
                           acclaimed show stars West End leading lady 
                           Natasha J Barnes as Fanny Brice and Darius Campbell 
                           reprises his role as Nick Arnstein.
                           We will leave the Furrowfields car park at 9.30 am and  
                           will see the matinee performance at 2.30 pm.
                           The cost will be £43 which includes entry, coach, and tip 
                            for driver. For tickets please contact Joan Deller on 
                            01354 693279 or joandeller@talktalk.net.
                  
                           
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Sat August 5th     The Harliono Trio       Now Cancelled

                                    We regret to say this much anticipated concert featuring 
                             George Harliono, his sister Adelaide and his brother 
                             Joshua, has had to be cancelled. George Harliono will
                             now be in Moscow in early August to perform 
                             Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 at the invitation 
                             of two of Russia's leading conductors Dennis Matsuev 
                             and Valery Gergiev.
                             Naturally we are very disappointed but do understand
                             this is a fantastic opportunity for George to enhance his
                             career, so we wish him every success while in Moscow.

                             Any tickets purchased for this concert will be fully 
                             refunded at the place of original purchase, so please 
                             return your tickets for a refund.
 
                            We do aologise for having to cancel this concert and 
                             hope all who were looking forward to seeing this very 
                             talented trio will understand.

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Sat Sep 16th.      We consider The Hertfordshire Chamber 
                            Orchestra to be a founder member orchestra
                            for our Society. They originally came to Chatteris
                            in 1991 and have been delighting audiences here 
                            ever since. 
                            
                            Tonight, under the baton of Harry Ogg and with
                            soloists Clive Miller (trumpet) and Janie Shillito
                            (cor anglais), the orchestra will play music by 
                            Beethoven, Brahms, Stravinsky, and Mozart. 

                           This performance will commence at 7.00 pm.
                   
                                   Tickets £12.50 pre-booked, £15 at the door.

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Sat Nov 25th.   Keith Nichols  is one of the UK’s leading jazz
                          historians and performers. He will be presenting 
                          a jazz evening with his Trio: Piano, Saxophone/ 
                          Clarinet and Guitar/ Banjo. The music will be from 
                          the 1920’s and 30’s, and include improvised 
                          accompaniment to two short silent movies.

                          The performance starts at 7.30 pm.

                          Tickets £12.50 pre-booked, £15 at the door.                                             


Charles Schneider
The Falcon Ensemble/Naomi Woo
The Hatstand Opera members
Funny Girl
The Harliono Trio
The Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra
Keith Nichols
 
 
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