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2017
1 July (Saturday) Ben Westlake Clarinet Master class and Concert
5:30 pm Clarinet Master class
7:00 pm Concert
2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year Woodwind finalist Ben Westlake returns to play his clarinet in St Mary and St Giles church.
The Clarinet Master class focusses on interpretation.  Each participant will have a 20 minute session. Any playing level.
Masterclass £10 each participant which includes free entry to the concert - please book in advance via benwestlake@hotmail.co.uk and let Ben know what you plan to play.
Concert £8 (under 18s free) available on the door or in advance via 01908 567404.
This recital is a treat not to be missed! Ben Westlake is known to many in Stony Stratford for his first performance at the Church which was just before he played as a woodwind finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year when he was 16 years old. Since then Ben has studied with some of the finest clarinet players in the world and he has given performances in many major venues including performing as a soloist with the tenor, Dennis O’Neill under Sir Mark Elder. Ben is known for engaging with his audiences and on a recent cruise he performed to 1000 people in one day and received standing ovations.
Tyler Hay is a stunning pianist, he was a finalist in the International Liszt competition in Weimar in 2009, performed Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No 2 at Wigmore Hall and won the keyboard prize at the Royal Overseas League in 2016.
There will be something for everyone in the concert including the Carmen Fantasy (from the opera by Georges Bizet), Liszt, Chopin, Mozart Clarinet Concerto Adagio and Acker Bilk Stranger on the Shore. There will be an interval with refreshments.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
8 July (Saturday) A Summer Concert by the Frances Thornton Music Academy
2:00 pm
Frances Thornton is a well respected local flute and piano teacher and has brought her pupils to play at SMSG in the past.  We are delighted to welcome her back and look forward to hearing her pupils perform to each other and their families and friends.  You are invited too, for an afternoon of musical sunshine!
This is a free concert, but donations will be gratefully received for the maintenance of our Fr Willis Organ.
20 July (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty
12:30-1:15 pm
This promises to be a concert of contrasts!  The gentle sound of the Handbells will be augmented in some pieces by our magnificent Fr Willis organ.  Hear a range of music from popular classics to hymn tunes. The Handbell Ringers will be joined by TABS, a local vocal quartet and will be making their first appearance at a TT@TT!
We look forward to welcoming you to this free concert.  Bring your sandwiches and we’ll provide the tea.  Why not bring a friend, neighbour or work colleague?  Feel free to drop in for as long as your lunch break allows.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
4 August (Friday) First Friday Organ Recital with Roger Lander
12:30-1:45 pm
Music for All @ SMSG presents the second in a series of bimonthly Lunchtime Organ Recitals. Soup and roll will be served at 12.30pm (£3) if you wish to join us early. At 1pm there'll be a free 45 minute recital of exciting organ music by Roger Lander, celebrating the complete restoration of our splendid Fr Willis Organ.  We look forward to the second recital in our new tradition at SMSG!  
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
17 August (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty
12:30-1:15 pm
Jacob Collins entertains on the organ.  Home from his first year at university, Jacob will play some of his favourite organ pieces for our monthly lunchtime audience.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
8 September (Friday) Stony Stratford Heritage - Open Church & Photo exhibition
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and
Heritage Open Days
10:00-12:15 pm
Photos of Stony Stratford, the church and the Willis organ telling the story of music at SMSG in the past, present and future. Drop in event with refreshments.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
8 September (Friday) Festival Opening Lunchtime organ recital by Jacob Collins
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days

12:30-1:15 pm
Free drop in event with refreshments, or bring your own sandwiches.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
8 September (Friday) Organ Festival Gala Recital by Simon Lindley
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days

7:30 pm
Popular showpiece classics played by internationally acclaimed Leeds City organist Dr Simon Lindley.
Tickets available online from 24 June 2017: £12 adults, children under 16 free
Online Box Office
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
9 September (Saturday) Stony Stratford Heritage - Open Church & Photo exhibition
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days

10:00-12:15 pm
Photos of Stony Stratford, the church and the Willis organ telling the story of music at SMSG in the past, present and future. Drop in event with refreshments. Video of the Willis organ screening in the Parish Hall at 12 noon.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
9 September (Saturday) Stony Stratford Heritage - Open Church & Photo exhibition
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days

10:00-12:15 pm
photos of Stony Stratford, the church and the Willis organ telling the story of music at SMSG in the past, present and future. Drop in event with refreshments. Video of the Willis organ screening in the Parish Hall at 12 noon.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
9 September (Saturday) Teddy Bears’ Picnic Concert with organ for families
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days

3:00-4:00 pm
An entertaining introduction to the pipe organ for 4—11 year olds, with tea and cake.  Please book ahead as numbers are limited to 60 people.  Bring your teddy bear!.
Free online booking opens on 24 June 2017
Online Box Office
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
9 September (Saturday) Saturday Night Silent Movie
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days

7:30-9:00 pm
‘Sherlock Junior’ as it was made to be seen with virtuosic organ accompaniment by Donald MacKenzie.
Tickets available online from 24 June 2017: £10 adults, children under 16 free
Online Box Office
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
10 September (Sunday) Hands on our Willis!
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days
1:00-3:00 pm
A golden opportunity to play (with help) those wow chords on the pipe organ.  Drop in event with refreshments.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
10 September (Sunday) Get to know our Willis!
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days

3:00-4:00 pm
Sunday afternoon talk with excerpts on the organ by Jonathan Kingston – please book ahead as numbers around the console are limited to 30 people.
Free Tickets available online from 24 June 2017
Online Box Office
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
10 September (Sunday) Audience requests - free organ concert by Jonathan Kingston
Willis Pipe Organ Festival and Heritage Open Days

4:30-5:30 pm
A free concert to round off the organ festival weekend.  Book your request in advance via the website contact form or email your request to events@musicforallsmsg.org of your favourite piece for Jonathan to play. Drop in event with refreshments.
This event is for the Organ maintenance.
11 November (SAturday) Come & Sing Day - Haydn's Nelson Mass with organ
9:30 am-5:30 pm
Come & Sing Haydn's Nelson Mass with the restored Willis Pipe organ - a day long choral workshop followed by a performance at 4:30 pm.  Conducted by Jonathan Kingston. Booking details to follow.
Tickets available online from 24 June 2017 via the
Online Box Office
This event is for the Organ maintenance.