A selection of PAST events in and around Watford, Hertfordshire

SINCE THE START OF 2019

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For the record, a selection of PAST events in the Watford area, listed in date order
2019  

12 January 2019
Saturday
12pm

Bushey

Recital
Sam Giddy (organ)
Bushey Recital Series
St James's Church, High Street, Bushey
Sam Giddy is a first-prize winner of the Sydney Organ Competition. Link.

13 January 2019
Sunday
3:00pm

Radlett

Concert
A Family concert of popular classics
The Lydian String Quartet
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett WD7 8HL
£15, Free if under 26 years of age.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

16 January 2019
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"Knole uncovered: archaeological investigation and discovery"
Talk by Nathalie Cohen, National Trust archaeologist at Knole, Kent
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108. Link.

17 January 2019
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"History of the Merlin Engine"
Talk by Colin Gent on the Rolls-Royce racing engine that powered many models of WW2 fighters and bombers
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Visitors welcome; minimum donation of £4 per visitor suggested.
Tel: 01923 779580 (chairman). Link.

20 January 2019
Sunday
3:00pm

Bushey

Concert: New Year Classics
Edward Elgar (Overture 'Froissart', op. 19), Jean Sibelius (Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47), Antonín Dvorák (Symphony No. 8 in G, op. 88)
With Fenella Humphreys (violin)
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
Bushey Academy, London Road, Bushey
£14 or £17 (child £1).
Tel: 07467 248 258. Link.

26 January 2019
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style and light music of any era, including your own compositions
Solo or ensembles
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford WD17 4QB
Performers: £3, under-18s £2, audience free (small donation welcome)
Contact the organiser, David Silver (eternalchord@gmail.com). Piano available.

27 January 2019
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Music by Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, J Strauss II and Lehar
Soloists from the Royal Opera House and Opera Australia
Classical Music at St John's
St John's Church, Sutton Road, Watford WD17 2QQ
£10, (under-18s) £2. Link.

3 February 2019
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Jayson Gillham (piano)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free if under 26 years of age
See the website for the programme.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

7 February 2019
Thursday
7:30-9pm

Watford

"Lara: the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago"
Talk by Nadia Ainsworth
Watford-Novgorod Friendship Society
St Luke's Church, Langley Way, Watford
£3 (member), £5 (non-member). Link.

7 February 2019
Thursday
8:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Pieces by both Clara and Robert Schumann and Brahms
The Solarek Piano Trio
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett WD7 8HL
£15, Free if under 26 years of age.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

9 February 2019
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 2), Mendelssohn (Midsummer Night's Dream), Hector Berlioz (Romeo and Juliet), Tchaikovsky (Romeo and Juliet)
Watford Symphony Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£13.
Tel: 07925 749928. Link.

13–16 February 2019
7:30pm; also Saturday matinee 2:30pm

Watford

"Oklahoma!"
Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Watford Palace Theatre, Clarendon Road, Watford.
Tel: 01923 225671. Link.

20 February 2019
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"Eastcote House since the 12th Century: excavation and public participation"
Talk by Les Capon of AOC Archaeology
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108. Link.

21 February 2019
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"The royal gunpowder mills"
Illustrated talk by Richard Thomas on the former Royal Gunpowder Factory at Waltham Abbey and the development of explosives
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Visitors welcome; minimum donation of £4 per visitor suggested.
Tel: 01923 779580 (chairman). Link.

From 9 March 2019
Saturday
12pm

Bushey

Saturday Recital Series 2019
45-minute recitals
St James' Church, Bushey
St James's Church, High Street, Bushey
Free
Coffee available from 11am and light lunch from 1pm. Link.

10 March 2019
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Charlotte Ashton (flute), William Vann (piano)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free if under 26 years of age
See the website for the programme.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

12 March 2019
Tuesday
8:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Haydn, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel
Cristian Sandrin (piano)
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett WD7 8HL
£15, Free if under 26 years of age.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

17 March 2019
Sunday
3:00pm

Bushey

Concert: Classical Masters
Franz Schubert (Overture in the Italian Style in C, D591), Ludwig van Beethoven (Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Symphony no. 38 in D, K504 'Prague')
With Alim Belsembayev (piano)
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
£14 or £17 (child £1).
Tel: 07467 248 258. Link.

20 March 2019
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"Tudor Rickmansworth"
Talk by Heather Falvey
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108. Link.

21 March 2019
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"Titanic's rivets"
Talk by Rudi Newman on a different truth behind the "fatal rivet" theory of Titanic's loss
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Visitors welcome; minimum donation of £4 per visitor suggested.
Tel: 01923 779580 (chairman). Link.

30 March 2019
Saturday
7:30pm

Rickmansworth

Spring Concert
Sacred music through the ages: great choral works from Palestrina to the present
The Chiltern Choir
St Mary's Church, Church Street, Rickmansworth
£15 or £13 if booked in advance (adult), £6 (under-18s). Link.

30 March 2019
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Verdi (Requiem)
Harrow Choral Society, Harrow Philharmonic Choir, Stanmore Choral Society, four soloists and orchestra
Three Choirs Concert
Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
£21, under-18s £10.50.
Tel: 020 8863 7830. Link.

31 March 2019
Sunday
7:30-9:30pm

Watford

Spring Concert
Roussel (Le marchand de sable qui passe), Strauss (Oboe Concerto), Mozart (Symphony no.41 'Jupiter')
With Henrietta Cooke (oboe)
Watford Youth Sinfonia
St Michael & All Angels' Church, Mildred Avenue, Watford
Adults £12, concessions £8, students £6. Link.

3 April 2019
Wednesday
8:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Divertimenti String Quintet
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett WD7 8HL
£15, Free if under 26 years of age
See the website for the programme.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

6 April 2019
Saturday
10:30am

Bushey

Village Trail - St. James' Churchyard, Part 1
The history and stories of those who are buried at St. James' Church
Friends of Bushey Museum
Starting from Bushey Museum
£8 (sold on the day)
Refreshments (not included) will be available afterwards nearby. Link.

7 April 2019
Sunday
3:00pm

Watford

Watford International Piano Competition
Watford Festival
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road). Link.

14 April 2019
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Chloë Hanslip (violin), Danny Driver (piano)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free if under 26 years of age
See the website for the programme.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.



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