Amersham

JORDANS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

JORDANS MUSIC FESTIVAL – JUNE 2019

 

In its long life, Jordans Music Festival has hosted many remarkable musicians, including Yehudi Menuhin, Jacqueline du Pré, Janet Baker and Simon Rattle, while composers Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett and Francis Poulenc have conducted or accompanied their own works. The 76th season maintains this high standard, launching on 2 June 2019 with a concert by Peter Donohoe, one of the foremost pianists of our time. His thrilling programme includes Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110, together with works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Chopin.

 

The Festival also continues its tradition of showcasing rising stars of classical music. On 16 June the award-winning young Castalian Quartet, which is rapidly emerging as one of today’s most exciting string quartets, play Beethoven, Janaček and Schumann.

 

The piano trio Guarneri Trio Prague, always a Jordans favourite, returns on 30 June to treat us to Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’, together with Dvorak’s ‘Dumky’ and a Mozart Trio in G Major. And on 14   July the virtuosic and engaging Ensemble 360 bring the season to a rousing conclusion with Strauss’s ‘Till Eulenspiegel’, Kodaly, and Beethoven’s great septet.

 

Concerts are held in the Jubilee Hall in School Lane, Seer Green, HP9 2Q, where there is plenty of parking. Tickets are £20 per concert or £68 for a season ticket, available by post or online.  For details visit the Festival website www.jordansmusicclub.org.uk/tickets.

 

 

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AMCHOR Summer Concert Saturday 11 May

AMCHOR Summer Concert Saturday 11 May 2019 7.30pm

St Mary’s Church, Church St. Amersham HP7 0DB

Duruflé – Requiem; Poulenc – Gloria

Amersham and Chesham Bois Choral Society

Conductor: Nick Austin

Soloists: Soprano – Elizabeth Adams; Baritone – Timothy Emberson

Organ: Ben Giddens

Tickets £16/£8.00 (students) from box office on 07702 608314; www.WeGotTickets.com/amchor

Perfect Pitch, Chesham; The Record Shop, Amersham

www.amchor.com

 

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Easter Lambing – Special Easter Weekend Event – Chiltern Open Air Museum

Easter Lambing

Special Easter Weekend Event
Join us for a special Easter event this Bank Holiday
weekend and take part in our fun family crafts, Easter
trails and activities. All Easter craft activities are
included as part of your entry fee.

Come and meet the gorgeous spring Oxford Down lambs born
at the Museum and explore our traditional Chilterns farm
and lambing fold, where you can learn about the lambing
traditions of the Victorian Chilterns.

There will also be the option to have a go at some
traditional cooking on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd.

On Saturday 20th April, we will be joined by local
chocolate makers Auberge Du Chocolat who will be running
a special chocolate activity (additional charges apply).

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 19 Apr – 22nd Apr 2019

time: 10am – 5pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park, Gorelands Lane

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/easter-events/

event tel nos: 01494871117

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Pastel & Watercolour Demonstrations – Amersham- During 2019

Pastel & Watercolour Demonstrations

Amersham Art Group have art demonstrations as follows: April 2nd Susan Chester, Pastel Landscape.  May 7th Alan Elees, Watercolour Skies.  Self lead workshops on 27th March, all in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.  £5 for non members.  More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

Full Details for those who want it

April 2nd 2019 Demonstration Susan Chester – Pastel Landscape.  susanchesterart.co.uk May 7th 2019 Demonstration Alan Elees, Watercolour Landscape June 4th 2019 Demonstration June Perkins – Oil Landscape July 2nd 2019 Demonstration Simon Chalk – Oils September 3rd 2019 Demonstration Gordon King – Watercolour October 1st 2019 Demonstration Susan Grey – see her website for her style www.susan-gray.co.uk/ November 5th 2019 Demonstration Niki Bell – see her website for her style www.nikibell.co.uk
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Chiltern Open Air Museum – 2019 Opening Day WWI Nissen Hut Celebration – March 30

2019 opening day WWI Nissen hut celebration

For this weekend only   explore the Museum by paying a
donation only!

On Saturday 30 March, we re opening for the 2019 season.
On this day in celebration of English Tourism Week we
will be officially opening our completed WWI Nissen hut
to the public!

Join us for a special WWI living history event. See
costumed re-enactors showing how the Tommies would relax
on the home front and what weapons and kit they used when
fighting. Nurse and chaplain re-enactors will demonstrate
how they supported the troops on the front line and back
home.

Visitors can take part in a poppy trail and dress up in
WWI officer and nurse costumes.

On Saturday 30th March, there will also be the
opportunity to chat to our Museum team about educational
visits, group visits, experience days, weddings and event
at the Museum, our Annual Pass scheme, volunteering, what
we do here, our latest projects and how you can support
us.

The event is part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to
rebuild a WWI Nissen hut on the Museum site to
commemorate WWI in the Chilterns and to tell the stories
of local war heroes.

date: 30 – 31 March 2019

time: 10 – 5pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park, Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles

cost: Entry by donation

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: www.coam.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494871117

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Jumble Sale – 2nd Amersham Common Scouts – 30 March

Jumble Sale – 2nd Amersham Common Scouts

date: 30th March

time: 9.30am – 11.30am

venue:
St John’s Methodist Church Hall
60 Woodside Rd,
Amersham
HP6 6AN

cost: 50p

event email: ebroomby@hotmail.com

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2019 Amersham Art Demonstration Programme

2019 Art Demonstration Programme

Amersham Art Group are pleased to announce their new 2019 programme of demonstrations, starting with April 2nd Open evening, May 7th, Alan Elees.  Additional self lead workshops on 27th Feb, 27th March, all in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.  £5 for non members.  More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

Full Details for those who want it

April 2nd 2019 Demonstration Open Evening May 7th 2019 Demonstration Alan Elees June 4th 2019 Demonstration June Perkins July 2nd 2019 Demonstration Simon Chalk – Oils September 3rd 2019 Demonstration Gordon King – Watercolour October 1st 2019 Demonstration Susan Grey – see her website for her style www.susan-gray.co.uk/ November 5th 2019 Demonstration Niki Bell – see her website for her style www.nikibell.co.uk
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Rotary Amersham Fundraising Quiz Night – Feb 23

Rotary in Amersham Fundraising Quiz Night

date: 23 February 2019

time: 6.45 for 7.15 pm

venue: Little Missenden Village Hall
HP7 0RF (opp Crown Inn)

cost: £15 (incls curry supper)

event email: am.vm2@btinternet.com

event web: amershamrotary.org

event tel nos: 01494 772384

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Chesham Musical Theatre Company – present Fiddler on the Roof – April 10th to 13th

Chesham Musical Theatre Company is proud to present Fiddler on the Roof, the gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals

Tevye the dairyman must find suitable husbands for his daughters and has ongoing respectful debates with the God. Fiddler appeals to our core values and reflects the frustrations between parents and children and the reaction to change and persecution of the times.  Dramatic and emotive, but also very funny, the show is a wonderful portrayal of Jewish life and love in the early 1900s.

Fiddler is a celebration of life and its challenges. Trying to balance life – like a fiddler on a roof – Tevye attempts to hold onto his traditions despite sweeping social change that is upsetting his family values while threatening his town’s very existence and is based on Sholem Aleichem stories with Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

Fiddler on the Roof first appeared on Broadway in 1964 and swept the Tony’s with nine “Best” awards including Best Musical for a score that features “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Do You Love Me.”

Chesham Musical Theatre Company prides itself on high quality productions making local theatre accessible to all.  CMTC has won many major NODA awards over the years.

Chesham Musical Theatre Company is presenting “Fiddler on the Roof” by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).  Tickets via elgiva.com, the show runs nightly at 7.30pm from Wednesday April 10th to Saturday 13th April, with matinee Saturday and Sunday 14th April at the Elgiva, Chesham. Tickets priced at £18 (£16 concessions)

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Piano Recital – Aizhana Nurkenova – 15 February – Dr Challoner’s High School, Little Chalfont

Piano Recital – Aizhana Nurkenova Date: Friday, 15 February 2019 Time: 19:30 Venue: Dr Challoner’s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont HP7 9QB International prize-winning pianist Aizhana Nurkenova will perform a captivating programme of Bach, Chopin, Ravel and Russian romantic composers as well as her own composition.   Book Online: http://chalfont2018.eventbrite.com Doors open at 18.30 for pre-concert refreshments. Parents are advised that this event is not suitable for children under 7 years old. PROGRAMME Bach Partita No. 2 in C minor Chopin Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor Rachmaninov  Etude-Tableau Op. 33 No. 4 Etude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 3 Etude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 8 Skriabin Etude Op. 42 No. 5 Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte Nurkenova Native Land About Aizhana Nurkenova Hailed by International Piano Magazine as ‘exhilarating’ and ‘singing to heaven’, Kazakh-British pianist Aizhana Nurkenova is active in many concert venues around the world. She performed solo recitals in Italy, Germany, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and the UK. Her chamber recital appearances include the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Juilliard School in New York City. She is a winner of national and international competitions and a recipient of the Hodgson Piano Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music. Aizhana is also a talented composer. Her works have been performed in the UK, Kazakhstan, Italy, Australia and the US, recorded on CD and broadcast on radio and television. For more information about Aizhana Nurkenova, please visit www.facebook.com/nurkenova or www.nurkenova.com
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Chiltern Name Change For Local Charity  

Chiltern Name Change For Local Charity

 

A major local charity has started 2019 with a brand-new name.

The South Bucks Branch of the national Motor Neurone Disease Association* (mndassociation.org) will now officially be known as the Chiltern Branch. The Chiltern branch helps local people living with Motor Neurone Disease and their families with grant support and advice.

Motor Neurone Disease is an extremely debilitating, terminal condition which affects the brain and nerves. The MND Association offers accurate, professional, accessible information and practical day-to-day support to enable people with MND to live with their diagnosis and achieve the best quality of life possible.

Graham Read, Chair of the Chiltern Branch, said: “Our previous name South Bucks did not totally relate to the area we cover. We needed a name which was more synonymous with our local area. We are officially launching the new branch on January 21st at Cedar Barn, Barn Lane, Hazlemere, HP15 7BQ at 12.30pm. We will be looking to enlist the support of local organisations/companies in our quest to improve the lives of local people living with this awful disease. We already receive significant support from Tesco at Loudwater.”

*The MND Association actively campaigns to ensure everyone has access to the best possible care, no matter where they live.

  • By working in partnership with the NHS and statutory services we help improve standards of care for people with MND.
  • The MND Association regularly holds events to continue to educate health and social care professionals (HSCPs) to enable them to achieve excellence in care for people living with MND.
  • With a network of MND Care Centres, our branch and group volunteers and dedication to improving standards of care, people with MND can achieve the highest quality of life possible.
  • The MND Association will continue to fund and promote ground-breaking research around the world to identify treatments and find the cure for the disease.
  • Only through collaboration will a cure for MND be discovered. Therefore, the MND Association will promote international research collaboration and organise the world’s largest conference for MND researchers and clinicians.

 

 

For more information contact either lauradyett@hotmail.com or grahamaread@gmail.com

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Charity Quiz Supper – MND Association – Saturday Feb 2

Charity Quiz Supper

date: Saturday 2 Feb

time: 18:15

venue: Tylers Green Village Hall, Church Road, HP10 8LN

cost: £15 for adults, £10 for children

event email: southbucks@mndassociation.org

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Amersham Track Party On December 9th

Amersham Track Party

On December 9th, at Amersham Community Centre we have an
epic train track ready for your little ones to play on.
To complete the #epicplaytime experience we also have
great car tracks and hundreds of toy dinosaurs to play
with! (Adults and children under 16 are free when
attending and not playing. Under 16 s not taking part
must remain seated or in arms, or they will need a
ticket)

PHOTOGRAPHY
We encourage the use of photography by parents at our
events. If you do not want your child to be in an
environment where photography is taking place please
contact Track Party before you make your purchase

date: December 9, 2018

time: 10am-5pm

venue: Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Ave, Amersham HP6 5AH,
UK

cost: 7.50

event email: richard@trackparty.co.uk

event web: https://trackparty.co.uk/event/amersham-9th/

event tel: 07895 775965

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Friday 14th December Wear It Festive to support local Hospice

Wear It Festive
On Friday 14th December Wear It Festive to support your
local Hospice. From full-on festive frocks to subtle
snowman socks – anything goes! Simply donate £2 and get
all your friends or colleagues involved in the fun too!

Make a day of it and have a mince pie bake off or pin the
nose on Rudolf.

Did you know that just £66 could pay for 12 patients in
our In Patient Unit to have a Christmas lunch, complete
with mince pies, mulled wine & festive crackers? At such
a difficult time of year, your support could have a huge
impact helping our patients and their families smile this
Christmas.

Don’t forget to tell us how to Wear It Festive! We can
provide, buckets, balloons and banners. We’d also love to
see what you get up to, so use the hashtag
#wearitfestive2018

date: Friday 14th December 2018

time: 09:00 – 17:00

venue: Schools, work places, everywhere

cost: £2

event email: fundraising@stfrancis.org.uk

event web: www.stfrancis.org.uk/wearitfestive

event tel: 01442 869555

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