Photos From Chamber Music Weekend 2022

String Quintet
Experience the joy of playing great music in a friendly supportive setting. Here a group is reading the Schubert "Great" Quintet.
String Quartet
Playing great music together can lead to great friendships
String Octet
At Chamber Music Weekend, there is no shortage of players to read larger works such as quintets. sexets, or octets, or works which require an excellent pianist.
Music Library from overhead
CMW has an extensive chamber music library. This means that chamber groups may choose to play well-known pieces, or to get acquainted with fine works by lesser-known composers.
Participants searching the music library
CMW's chamber music library of well over 1400 volumes provides a rich repertoire for participants to choose from. Here we see just a portion of it.
informal chamber music concerts
Piano quartet

On Thursday evening’s concert this group gave a beautiful performance of Vivaldi’s Sonate da Camera a tré XII, Folia.

chamber orchestra
Chamber Orchestra
CMW Chamber Orchestra rehearsing in the Collegedale Adventist Church, an acoustically fine place to make great music.
Orchestra in church

Among other works this season, the Chamber Orchestra performed Serenade for String Orchestra by Julius Klengel.

Candlelight Dinner
Dinner table setting
Two days of intense music-making and rehearsal are followed by the Friday evening Candlelight Dinner, a time of fellowship, graceful elegance, and peace.
musicians play by candlelight
Participants take turns providing beautiful dinner music.
hymn sing
participants singing hymns
Following the Candlelight Dinner all are invited into the church to spend time simply singing hymns together unaccompanied, voices blending in four-part harmony, singing together for the love of it. This, for many, is one of the most moving experiences of the weekend.
Orchestra Vespers
group reading strings orchestra music

Saturday afternoon the group enjoys reading some of the many works available for string orchestra, such as Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, or Grieg’s Holberg Suite.

Piano trio

In the final concert, this group presented a delightful performance of “Verano Portefio” by Astor Piazolla

Chamber Groups Making Exquisite Music
Piano Sextet

The final concert also included an excellent performance of the Menuetto from Mendelssohn’s Piano Sextet, op 110.

Reception table
A reception for participants and guests while the stage is reset for the Mendelssohn Octet
Mendelssohn Octet
group playing instruments

CMW closes officially on Saturday night, following the final concert, with all participants invited to come onto the stage to play Mendelssohn’s Octet in E flat major.  With players arranged in a large circle, the intensity of the ‘surround sound’ makes this a powerful and thrilling experience.

making music for the love of it
Three ladies showing happiness
String players playing Mendelssohn Octet

Chamber Music Weekend 2023 participants and staff enjoying the thrill of playing the Mendelssohn Octet together.