Coming up! DUKE ELLINGTON AND THE GREAT SWING ERA
Thursday, 14 November 2019 – 7.30pm – Chalfont St. Giles Parish Church
Neal Thornton (piano), Tim Thornton (double-bass)
Join us for the music of one of the most innovative Jazz composers and pianists of the 20th century – Duke Ellington. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Ellington’s music remains some of best known and loved in Jazz history. Celebrating this great artist and the music of the swing era, we are bringing father and son duo, Neal and Tim Thornton, to Chalfont St Giles on 14 November.
Pianist, writer and band leader, Neal, has played at almost all the leading jazz clubs with the leaders in the field, and also with artists including mezzo-soprano Sally Burgess, Willard White, Guy Barker and Paul McCartney. Double-bassist Tim, won the 2013 Rising Star Jazz Award and now has his own Quartet, is a regular host of the Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and performs at festivals and venues around the world. Tim is also the co-founder of Karve, a pop-up restaurant/jazz club fusing and fine dining at events across London.
Tickets for this concert can be purchased from
Ann Newcombe on
01494 873343 and cost £15 each or buy online here.
It was a joy to see the Church absolutely packed to hear this illustrious, Grammy-winning vocal ensemble sing their new programme - Finding Harmony. Their generosity in giving their services towards the fundraising by the Friends of the Church was immense. Their excellence, artistry and their friendliness was appreciated by us all. www.kingssingers.com
We were thrilled to welcome one of the world's most celebrated clarinetists to Chalfont St. Giles at the beginning of February. Julian Bliss, accompanied by pianist Robert Bottriell, played a wonderful programme of classical music (Debussy, Messager), jazz (Gershwin), tango (Piazzolla) and more. Thanks to the substantial audience who braved the snow and ice to enjoy the wonderful concert in the lovely acoustic (and warmth!) of the Church.
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