Preview: Chamber musicians’ inaugural concert at St Peter’s Church

A wonderful opportunity to hear local musicians and support a local charity on Saturday July 14 when the Solent Chamber Orchestra performs at St Peter’s Church to raise money for The Rosemary Foundation.

The chamber group are part of the well-established Solent Symphony Orchestra which, although based in Portsmouth, draws many of its players from the wealth of talented classical musicians based in Petersfield and the surrounding area.

Soloists for the evening are founder member and principal flautist Helen Walton from Liss, and clarinettist Robert Blanken, who is well known to local audiences as principal clarinettist of the Petersfield Orchestra, and most recently for his stunning performance of the Bruch concerto at the Festival Hall earlier this month.

The pair will perform the delightful Symphonie Concertante for Flute and Clarinet by Danzi with Handel’s Concerto Grosso Opus 3 opening the concert and the effervescent Symphony No 29 by Mozart bringing it to a close.

The Rosemary Foundation is a small, local charity that provides Hospice at Home care for people who are suffering from cancer and other life-limiting conditions, and who wish to spend their remaining days in their own homes. The Foundation is based in Petersfield and covers a radius of 15 miles and since its formation in 1997 has cared for over 3,000 patients and their families. The Foundation receives no statutory funding and relies on charitable giving, legacies and fundraising for its income. The orchestra is delighted to be supporting this excellent charity and is looking forward to performing at St Peter’s Church.

Starting at 7.30pm with a bar before and during the interval, the concert is free. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Foundation.

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