Friday 25 April 2025
8pm in Cairns Church
(note start time)

Richard Strauss

Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders

Carl Nielsen

Serenata in Vano

Errollyn Wallen



Septet in E flat, Op 20

Beethoven’s Septet for winds and strings brings our season to a glorious climax. For obvious reasons a performance of this wonderful piece, which inspired Schubert to compose his Octet and was Beethoven’s most popular work in his lifetime, is very much a special event and not to be missed. Chamber Music Box, a London-based collective of leading international instrumentalists, begin with Strauss’s rumbustious tone poem Till Eulenspiegel in an arrangement for quintet. British-Belizean composer Errollyn Wallen was the first black female composer to be performed at the BBC Proms. Her septet Nnenna quotes Sweet Mother!, a popular Nigerian highlife song.

"Goldscheider [is] becoming a musical Bear Grylls, fearlessly leaping through its dangerous terrain. You find yourself with him every step of the way."
Huffington Post

Please note 8pm start time.  Preceeded by Annual General Meeting of the Club at 6.45pm