Chamber Philharmonia Cologne in Katoomba concert

Some of the musicians: Chamber Philharmonia Cologne will play at St Hilda's Church in Katoomba on Valentine's Day.
Some of the musicians: Chamber Philharmonia Cologne will play at St Hilda's Church in Katoomba on Valentine's Day.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany) will play a program of Bach, Debussy and Saint-Saens at St Hilda’s Church in Katoomba on February 14.

“Classical music the world over” is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. It is irrelevant for the musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House – their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.

The objective is simple – to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of the ensemble is reflected in the fact that it gives around 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners throughout the world look forward to a musical encounter with our exceptionally talented musicians.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in the city whose name they bear: Cologne. The city that is famous throughout the world for its University of Music and its musical and instrumental teaching. Generations of musicians who have trained there – their musicality is unparalleled around the world.

Taking advantage of this pool of talent, a stock of outstanding musicians has accrued that in a changing cast of musicians take the motto across the world.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all over the world. They regularly tour Australia as well as New Zealand, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland and many other countries - and of course in Germany. In this context, the selection of works and soloists takes on a special significance. The multifaceted composition of the ensemble provides every member of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with the opportunity to perform as a soloist.

The permanently expanding repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne consists primarily of hand-picked pieces. The real appeal of the program lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs. This mix promises great diversity of the very highest order.

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne’s inspiring concert is at St Hilda’s Church, Katoomba, on Thursday, February 14 at 8pm. Tickets at Megalong Books or at the door (from 7pm, cash only).