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Wednesday, 29.01.2020


Lunchtime Concert

Jayne Walker Piano Trio


A lunchtime concert

Jayne Walker Piano Trio

Female composer who proved that music has no gender

A piece of music that has come to symbolise women’s struggle for gender equality will be performed at a lunchtime concert in Rickmansworth on Wednesday, January 29. Clara Schumann, wife of the composer Robert Schumann, wrote her brilliant Piano Trio in G minor opus 17 in the 1840s -- a time when women were expected to play, but not compose, music.

Clara, who was an outstanding concert pianist, also wrote choral music, solo piano pieces, a concerto and many songs but her work was never as highly regarded as her male contemporaries’ compositions.

Today we like to think that such prejudices no longer exist. But as recently as 2015 the A-level music syllabus offered by Edexcel, Britain’s biggest exam board, featured 63 male composers and not a single woman.

It took a petition organised by a 17-year-old London music student, Jessy McCabe, to help correct that balance – and now Clara Schumann’s piano trio is one of five works by female composers that Edexcel candidates study.

The Three Rivers Music Society concert featuring Clara’s best-known composition will be given by a trio led by violinist Jayne Walker. She will be accompanied by cellist Steven Halls and Chorleywood-based pianist Rosemary Venner.

The one-hour concert, which will also include two trios by Joseph Haydn and Paul Juon, will be held in the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH. It will begin at 1.00pm. Tickets £6 at the door. Reduced price for members and free entry for under-25s.

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Saturday, 29.02.2020


Evening Concert

Iain Farrington and John Reid
(piano duet)


Iain Farrington and John Reid (piano duet)

They will perform a wildly exciting programme referred to as Lords of the Dance as it comprises a wide variety of Dance-inspired music:

Percy Grainger - Country Gardens, Horkstow Grange, Green Bushes
Iain Farrington - Dance Craze
Maurice Ravel - La Valse
Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

The concert will be held in the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH. It will begin at 7.30pm on Saturday, 29 February 2020. Tickets £16 at the door. Reduced price for members. Free entry for under-25s.

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Friday, 20.03.2020


Evening Concert

Kammerphilharmonie Europa


An Evening Concert
at a different venue

The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded 2006 in Cologne/Germany. The orchestra engages talented young musicians from 18 European nations. Its outstanding high artistic level was confirmed by many concerts and festivals as well as press and critics.

Chamber Philharmonic Europe
A. Vivaldi - Concerto in g minor, F.XI. no 21
J. N. Hummel - Concerto for Trumpet and orchestra E-flat Major
J. Suk - Serenade for Strings Op. 6
J. S. Bach - Violin Concerto In E Major BWV 1042
S. Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
C. Nielsen - Little Suite for Strings, Op.1
Eight virtuosi will make a magnificent sound as they perform a sparkling programme in Rickmansworth for the first time.

The concert will be held in the Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Rd, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN. It will begin at 7.30pm on Friday, 20 March 2020. Tickets £16 at the door. Reduced price for members. Free entry for under-25s.

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Friday, 27.03.2020


Late Afternoon Concert

Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year(2020)

Preliminary Heats


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Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year is jointly promoted and run by  the Rotary Club of Rickmansworth, the Three Rivers Music Society and Chorleywood Orchestra.  

Preliminary round.  Like last year again this year, the organisers are hoping to conduct all adjudication on one day, and this will take place before a panel of adjudicators late afternoon & evening of Friday 27 March 2020 at the

BAPTIST CHURCH, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1EH
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Saturday, 23.05.2020


Late Afternoon Concert

Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year(2020)

The Concert

A Late Afternoon Concert
at a different venue

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Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year is jointly promoted and run by  the Rotary Club of Rickmansworth, the Three Rivers Music Society and Chorleywood Orchestra.  

8 finalists from the preliminary heats will perform their showcase solo pieces in front of a panel of adjudicators and the Rickmansworth audience on Saturday 23 May 2020 at 4.00 pm at the changed venue -

The Clarendon Muse
Rickmansworth Road, Watford WD18 7JA
Tickets available on the door
£15 (£5 aged under 19)

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Tickets


All Tickets £s

Evening Lunchtime Book now
Members & Patrons 14.00 5.00

No advance booking available at present

Non-members 16.00 6.00
All under the age of 25* Free
*Proof of age may be required
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