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From Marlow to the Somme

The life and music of Frederick Septimus Kelly

Add to my Calendar 12-11-2016 19:30 12-11-2016 21:30 36 From Marlow to the Somme The Chiltern Camerata will be performing a special concert commemorating the life and music of the composer Frederick Septimus Kelly on the exact centenary of his death in action in the First World War. This remarkable Australian-born polymath lived at Bisham Grange near Marlow and not only won a rowing gold medal in the 1908 London Olympics, but was a concert pianist and composer, a socialite and a fascinating diarist.  He served at Gallipoli where he was present in the last moments of the life of the poet Rupert Brook, to whom Kelly dedicated his atmospheric 'Elegy'.   The concert will feature songs and instrumental and orchestral compositions by Kelly and his associates and contemporaries.  The performance, directed by Sam Laughton and brought to life by narrator Andrew Green, will offer intriguing insights into Kelly and his prodigiously talented life, which was snuffed out all too soon at the Battle of the Somme on 12 November 1916.  It will re-visit the links between Kelly's life as a musician, his sporting prowess, his local connections and his position in contemporary society in the years leading to the outbreak of war.  Other new insights are promised.  Tickets (unreserved) £10.  Under 18s: free. Tickets from any of the following (there is no booking fee):Tourist Information Offices in:High Wycombe (Main Library);Marlow (Institute Road);Princes Risborough.Music Shops:The Record Shop, 37 Hill Avenue, AmershamPerfect Pitch, 72, The Broadway, Chesham;Rosehill Instruments, 64 London End, Beaconsfield;Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn.From the Hon. Secretary, Dick Morbey:01494 883112 or richard.morbey@gmail.com And on the door on the evening of the performance subject to availability.   The Chiltern Camerata needs little introduction:  Founded 1996, this chamber orchestra of music professionals and advanced amateurs presents innovative and attractive concerts in and around the Chilterns and Thames Valley.  Sam Laughton has been the orchestra's Director of Music since 2009 and has enabled the group to bring ever more imaginative and interesting performances to our community. Contact details The Chiltern Cameratainfo@chiltern-camerata.org.uk01494 883112www.chiltern-camerata.org.uk All Saints Parish Church, Marlow DD/MM/YYYY

Details

All Saints Parish Church
The Causeway
Marlow
Buckinghamshire
SL7 2AA
England


Programme

Frederick Septimus KellyTwo songs Op.1
Frederick Septimus KellyWaltz Pageant for piano duet: no.1, 4 and 7
Percy GraingerMy Robin is to the Greenwood Gone
Frederick Septimus KellySerenade for flute, horn, harp & strings
~ Interval ~
Maurice RavelIntroduction et Allegro
Frederick Septimus KellyElegy in memoriam Rupert Brooke
Frederick Septimus KellyMusic, when soft voices die (soprano and piano)

Performers

Sam Laughton – conductor

Chiltern Camerata

Programme Note

The Chiltern Camerata will be performing a special concert commemorating the life and music of the composer Frederick Septimus Kelly on the exact centenary of his death in action in the First World War.

This remarkable Australian-born polymath lived at Bisham Grange near Marlow and not only won a rowing gold medal in the 1908 London Olympics, but was a concert pianist and composer, a socialite and a fascinating diarist. 

He served at Gallipoli where he was present in the last moments of the life of the poet Rupert Brook, to whom Kelly dedicated his atmospheric 'Elegy'.  

The concert will feature songs and instrumental and orchestral compositions by Kelly and his associates and contemporaries. 

The performance, directed by Sam Laughton and brought to life by narrator Andrew Green, will offer intriguing insights into Kelly and his prodigiously talented life, which was snuffed out all too soon at the Battle of the Somme on 12 November 1916. 

It will re-visit the links between Kelly's life as a musician, his sporting prowess, his local connections and his position in contemporary society in the years leading to the outbreak of war.  Other new insights are promised. 

Tickets (unreserved) £10.  Under 18s: free.

Tickets from any of the following (there is no booking fee):
Tourist Information Offices in:
High Wycombe (Main Library);
Marlow (Institute Road);
Princes Risborough.

Music Shops:
The Record Shop, 37 Hill Avenue, Amersham
Perfect Pitch, 72, The Broadway, Chesham;
Rosehill Instruments, 64 London End, Beaconsfield;
Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn.

From the Hon. Secretary, Dick Morbey:
01494 883112 or richard.morbey@gmail.com

And on the door on the evening of the performance subject to availability.

 

The Chiltern Camerata needs little introduction:  Founded 1996, this chamber orchestra of music professionals and advanced amateurs presents innovative and attractive concerts in and around the Chilterns and Thames Valley.  Sam Laughton has been the orchestra's Director of Music since 2009 and has enabled the group to bring ever more imaginative and interesting performances to our community.

Contact details

The Chiltern Camerata
info@chiltern-camerata.org.uk
01494 883112
www.chiltern-camerata.org.uk

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