Stave show preview for Bridgewater Butterworth


A national radio show will be helping to set the scene for a concert by the Bridgewater Sinfonia and the Chiltern Chamber Choir in Berkhamsted later this month.

One of the pieces on the programme at the town’s St. Peter’s Church is George Butterworth’s orchestral rhapsody A Shropshire Lad.

It’s 100 years since the piece, one of the composer’s last works before he was killed in First World War action, was first played publicly.

Next Tuesday the BBC Radio 4 series Tales From The Stave will focus on Butterworth’s work, and during the programme conductor Adrian Davis get the chance to look through the composer’s original manuscript and other archive material.

The show will be repeated on the afternoon of Saturday, June 22 – the same day as the Berkhamsted concert.

Music by Bruckner and Brahms is also on the programme – you can book tickets online at