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.
Patrick Hawes - composer for His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales and Classic FM composer in Residence - gave an illustrated talk on his most recent composition, The Great War Symphony. Commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War with an extraordinary symphonic and choral setting of moving poetry, Patrick conducts performances of the Great War Symphony on the stages of London's Royal Albert Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall in October and November 2018.
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