Tring Chamber Music Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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Tring Chamber Music (TCM) has been giving concerts in the Tring area since 2003 and has now numbered more than 100 performances. Created and run by violinist Paul Barritt and cellist Josephine Horder of Tring Station, the concerts have earned TCM an enviable reputation for attracting loyal audiences from the communities of Tring and Berkhamsted area as well as from further afield.

Paul said: ‘Our basic goal is to share our love of music and to help our audience feel involved in the experience. From the start we asked ourselves: “What makes an engaging, rewarding, moving, fun concert of classical music?’’ We aim to balance the greatly loved masterpieces of the classical repertoire with occasional less-known curios, as in our May programme. So often the response comes back to us “We didn’t know we were going to enjoy that new piece so much!” Entertaining and helpful introductions have proved a particularly popular feature of our concerts.

‘The musicians are the cream of the chamber music world. This year we welcome back for our first concert of the Summer Season, world-renowned pianist Howard Shelley to play Schubert’s sublime Trout Quintet.’

The concert takes place on 14 May at Hastoe Village Hall at 7.30pm and includes Hummel Piano Quintet in E flat minor Op 87; Rachel Stott ‘Magical Thinking’ for solo cello and speaker; Penderecki Duo Concertante violin and bass, and Schubert Trout Quintet.

Other events include: Sunday 18 June ‘Dvorak, Birds and a Bull’ at Aldbury Church; Sunday 23rd July ‘Contrasting Clarinet Trios’ at Hastoe Village Hall, and Sunday 17 September ‘Beethoven 130 Grosse Fuge’ at Hastoe Village Hall.

Last season saw the introduction of a family friendly concert for children (and their minders) of primary school age. Plans are in place for a similar event this year.