Welcome back to the Chiltern Arts Festival
Saturday 9th February – City of London Sinfonia – St Peter's Church Berkhamsted
Monday 11th February – Steven Osborne – Church of St Peter and St Paul Great Missenden
Tuesday 12th February – An Italian Songbook with Roderick Williams – All Saints' Church Marlow
Wednesday 13th February – Kosmos Ensemble Concert and Dinner – The Gatsby, Berkhamsted
Thursday 14th February – Flauti d'echo Baroque Trio – Hughenden Parish Church
Friday 15th February – Stile Antico – St Mary's Church Henley
Saturday 16th February – Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott – St Mary's Church Henley
Saturday 16th February – Cosi fan tutte – Pipers Corner School
Our second year sees an exciting programme, with a host of world-class musicians in some of our favourite Chilterns venues. We are delighted to welcome back the City of London Sinfonia who open the Festival with a superb programme inspired by the orchestra’s London series entitled Bach and the Cosmos.
Celebrated pianist Steven Osborne brings us a programme of Prokofiev, Debussy and Schubert (including the famous Sonata in Bb). Renowned baritone Roderick Williams features alongside a distinguished group of singers and pianist Christopher Glynn for a Chiltern Arts World Premiere performance of Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook.
Our special Concert and Dinner event returns to The Gatsby in Berkhamsted, with the outstanding Kosmos Ensemble; and our young artist platform Take Note this year features the exceptional young baroque ensemble Flauti d’echo with a beautiful programme exploring mirrored melodies and haunting reflections.
Choral lovers will be thrilled to hear one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles Stile Antico with a programme inspired by the musical gems of the time of Elizabeth I, and to have the opportunity to sing with the renowned composer and conductor, Bob Chilcott (look out for a ticket deal for both events – Choral Lover’s Combined tickets are available on both event pages).
Plus, don’t miss a stunning production of what is perhaps Mozart’s most famous and most- loved opera, Così fan tutte, telling the story of two pairs of lovers testing one another’s faithfulness.
Whether you’re returning to Chiltern Arts from last year or you’ve just discovered us, we’re delighted to see you here, and can’t wait to share this week of wonderful music with you.
Naomi Taylor, Chiltern Arts Founder and Creative Director