Handel in the Strand
Saturday 16th March 2024
World Class Musicians Performing Live, Locally
Welcome to the website of Amersham Concert Club. We organise a season of chamber music concerts at the Amersham Free Church, Woodside Rd, Amersham HP6 6AJ every year through the winter between October and March.
Our concert season is from September 2023 to March 2024
Concert details for this season are here
Tickets for individual concerts are now on sale here
Please note the new car parking arrangements which apply now. Full details here
We are pleased to announce our 57th season of concerts, which begins on 30th September this year. We are delighted to welcome friends old and new to Amersham for our chamber music concerts.
Our first two concerts focus on the chamber music core repertoire. Chilterns based Echor Music performed “Mozart and Mendelssohn – Musical Miracles” which included the beautiful Mozart Clarinet Quintet and the Mendelssohn Octet. The Octet was a first for us, and the eight string players sounded special. Our second concert is by Brother Tree Sound, a chamber group from London. They provide an inspiring programme “Spirit of Eternal Sunshine”, where we hear quartets from the classical and the romantic period, finishing with Dvořák’s much loved “American” quartet.
We always champion younger professional performers in our concerts and this year is no exception. The pianist Cristian Sandrin finally plays for us, after our planned concert with him at Amersham in 2020 was cancelled because of the pandemic. Cristian is now a well-established artist with a busy performing career in the United Kingdom and Europe. In our third concert he will play some beautiful romantic music including pieces by Chopin, Brahms and Liszt. This concert is followed by a flute and piano duo, Frederico Paixão and Milo Harper who are sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
We finish the season with Ensemble Hesperi taking us to London to explore the baroque music of the 1700’s with “Handel in the Strand”. Ensemble Hesperi has gained a strong reputation for championing rarely-heard music, both English and Scottish, bringing forgotten stories to life through original historical research. Their performances are joyful, full of spirit and well received by audiences.
If you have a lifelong love of classical music you can hear some old favourites and some new pieces in our concerts. If you are new to classical music or are making some early explorations into the chamber music repertoire, we have plenty for you to hear and enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome at our concerts – just buy a ticket and come. You can book tickets for individual concerts or buy a season ticket. A season ticket provides membership of our concert club and an opportunity to shape the future of the club.
All of our concerts are held at 7:30pm on Saturday evenings at the Amersham Free Church. The venue provides a high quality acoustic for classical music and is easily accessible. There is parking at the church and you can also travel to Amersham by London Underground or by train from London Marylebone. The church is a ten minute walk from the station.
We bring top musicians to Amersham to play a wide range of music. Why not join us for one or more concerts this coming season?