What's coming up in the weeks ahead: Leisure Guide

Joe Brown

Joe Brown

First published in Local Reviews

AMANDE Concerts will be bringing the Grand Opera of Belarus to the UK for the very first time this month. The opera is one of only three theatres to receive the 'Bolshoi' status. They will perform Madam Butterfly and La Boheme Opera at the Theatre Royal, Windsor from January 28 to February 2. They will be accompanied by Large, Live Orchestra. To book go to www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk or call 01753 853888.

JOE Brown is coming to a stage near you as he plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and ukulele. With an acoustic set and a rousing electric one, he covers the 50+ years of his career bringing it bang up to date with the ukulele songs featured on his current CD The Ukulele Album. Now in his 70s he is possibly also the last British guitarist to span the divides between the music hall tradition, skiffle and rock ‘n’ roll - and he is certainly the hardest working. Tickets are £16 - £32.50. He is at the Wycombe Swan on February 20. To book call 01494 512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk

AMERSHAM A Cappella, the highly acclaimed ladies chorus, will be joined by Chesham based Knights of Harmony Barbershop Singers on Saturday, January 26 at 7.30pm at the White Hill Centre Chesham. The concert will raise money for Chesham in Bloom which is supported by Cllr Colette Littley, Mayor of Chesham and fund raising for purchasing musical play equipment for the under fives playground in Amersham, supported by the Mayor of Amersham, Cllr Mimi Harker. Both Mayors will be in attendance at the concert and if you would like to join them, at what promises to be a very enjoyable evening, then contact Alan on 07812 941433 or e-mail alanedwardh@hotmail.co.uk.

FOLLOWING his masterly rendering of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Adam Summerhayes returns to the Misbourne Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s beautiful and well known violin concerto. It is The Misbourne’s second concert of its 51st season and begins with its own 13 woodwind players performing Richard Strauss’s Suite, a melodious set of four pieces which he composed at age 20 in 1884: a Prelude, Romanze, Gavotte and a Fugue. Finally Richard Jacklin conducts the orchestra in Mahler’s First Symphony. Tickets are £12 for adults, £5 for children with £10 for concessions from 01494 784479; or from Perfect Pitch, Chesham; or from The Record Shop, Woodside Rd, Amersham; or at the door of Amersham School.

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