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2020
20 February (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty: David Robertson plays clarinet
12:30pm-1.15pm
We welcome back David Robertson, an accomplished clarinettist who brings his pleasure of playing to any audience.  You'll hear familiar tunes and maybe some less well-known, beautifully played and many a heartfelt anecdote.
Beautiful music in a relaxed drop-in setting, with plenty of tea and coffee available. Bring your packed lunch and join us.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
7 March (Saturday) Sweet Treat Saturday Coffee Morning
10:00am-12:00 noon
In the Parish Hall - take a break from shopping and enjoy homemade cake in a good cause (supporting the maintenance of an organ pipe or two!).
14 March (Saturday) Quorum 35th Anniversary Concert
7:30pm-9:30pm
Choral Music for Contemplation and Reflection
Palestrina - Missa Ave Regina Coelorum
Byrd - Tristitia et Anxietas
plus music by Purcell and Tallis and instrumental music from the period.
Tickets £11 on the door or online in advance from www.quorummk.org.uk
Quorum is a small chamber choir specialising in renaissance and contemporary sacred music.
18 March (Wednesday) Thornton College and St Columba's College Concert
7:00pm-8:30pm
St Columba’s Boys will  present their Barbershop and Vox Pops choirs and Thornton College Girls their 10J, Year 10 and 11 choirs singing  a variety of contemporary music. This will be followed by a joint choral and orchestral performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria featuring soloists from both schools. This promises to be a joyful evening that offers the exuberance of youth and some wonderful singing.  No tickets required but programmes will be available on the door costing £5 each
19 March (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty: Fadin' Shoes
12:30pm-1.15pm
We welcome back Fadin' Shoes, four local musicians and singers. Easy listening music from many genres.
Beautiful music in a relaxed drop-in setting, with plenty of tea and coffee available. Bring your packed lunch and join us. All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
21 March (Saturday) Wolverton Light Orchestra Spring Concert
7:30pm-9:30pm
Wolverton Light Orchestra will be presenting an evening of beautiful music featuring soloist Raymond Burley, one of Britain's most experienced classical guitarists.
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions) available on the door or in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wlo
3 April (Friday) First Friday Organ Recital: Adam Parrish
12:45pm-1.30pm
Soup and roll (£3) will be served from noon until 12:30pm for those who would like a light bite before the music starts.
A free recital by Adam Parrish on the Willis organ. All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
4 April (Saturday) Sweet Treat Saturday Coffee Morning
10:00am-12:00 noon
In the Parish Hall - take a break from shopping and enjoy homemade cake in a good cause (supporting the maintenance of an organ pipe or two!).
16 April (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty: Geoffrey Allan Taylor and Valerie Kirby-Ashmore
12:30pm-1.15pm
Beautiful music in a relaxed drop-in setting, with plenty of tea and coffee available. Bring your packed lunch and join us.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
18 April (Saturday) National Pipe Organ Day - Hands on our Willis!
10:00am-12:30pm
Your chance to try playing the Willis Pipe Organ - bring your favourite keyboard sheet music and play it on the organ.
There will be an exhibition about the organ and a demonstration of how music is arranged and cut for a small mechanical street organ.
Tea, coffee, cakes followed by soup and a roll at lunchtime will be available.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
This event is part of the Royal College of Organists National Pipe Organ Day.
25 April (Saturday) MK Sinfonia
7:30pm-9:30pm
We welcome back MK Sinfonia for an evening of chamber music by Bach, Handel and Haydn.
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto nos. 1 & 2 in F
Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Haydn: Symphony no. 22 in Eb, 'The Philosopher'
2 May (Saturday) Sweet Treat Saturday Coffee Morning
10:00am-12:00 noon
In the Parish Hall - take a break from shopping and enjoy homemade cake in a good cause (supporting the maintenance of an organ pipe or two!).
21 May (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty: Smith and Cons Ukulele Duo
12:30pm-1.15pm
Beautiful music in a relaxed drop-in setting, with plenty of tea and coffee available. Bring your packed lunch and join us. All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
5 June (Friday) First Friday Organ Recital: Francis Monkman
12:45pm-1.30pm
Soup and roll (£3) will be served from noon until 12:30pm for those who would like a light bite before the music starts.
For this month's free recital, we welcome back Francis Monkman.  All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
6 June (Saturday) Come & Sing Evensong
Directed by Lee Dunleavy
Organist: Jonathan Kingston
Our first Come & Sing Evensong last May was such a success that we are going to have another one!
This year it will be part of the StonyLive! programme.
Booking details available soon.
7 June (Sunday) Geoff Long & Erwin Hiddema Piano Duets
3.00pm-5.00pm
Further details to follow
8 June (Monday) Shake, Rattle & Roll at Squeals on Wheels
10:00am-11:00am
Further details to follow
11 June (Thursday) Music Makers of Milton Keynes
7:00pm-9:00pm
Further details to follow
12 June (Friday) Concrete Calves Wind Band
7:00pm-9:00pm
Further details to follow
13 June (Saturday) The Orphean Singers
7:30pm-9:30pm
Further details to follow
14 June (Sunday) Vivant
7:30pm-9:30pm
Violin and melodeon
Further details to follow
18 June (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty: SMSG Church Band
12:30pm-1.15pm
Beautiful music in a relaxed drop-in setting, with plenty of tea and coffee available. Bring your packed lunch and join us.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
12 September (Saturday) Heritage Open Days - Hands on our Willis!
10:00am-1:00pm
Your chance to try playing the Willis Pipe Organ - bring your favourite keyboard sheet music and play it on the organ.
There will be an exhibition about the organ and a demonstration of how music is arranged and cut for a small mechanical street organ.
Tea, coffee, cakes followed by soup and a roll at lunchtime will be available.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
19 September (Saturday) Heritage Open Days - Cream teas with SMSG Church band
time tbc but possibly 2:30pm - 4:30 pm
Come and listen to St Mary & St Giles Church band play for Heritage Open Days while you enjoy a delicious cream tea. There will be an exhibition about the history of the Willis Pipe Organ in the church.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
23 October (Friday) Willis Pipe Organ Festival - Organ Duets lunchtime concert
12:30pm - 1:30 pm
We open the 2020 pipe organ festival with two organists at the console! Jonathan Kingston and Hilary Davan Wetton will perform organ duets for your enjoyment.
This is a free concert with refreshments available, or you can bring your own sandwiches to eat while you listen.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
24 October (Saturday) Willis Pipe Organ Festival - Hands on our Willis!
10:00am - 1:00 pm
Your chance to try playing the Willis Pipe Organ - bring your favourite keyboard sheet music and play it on the organ.
There will be an exhibition about the history of the Willis Pipe Organ in the church.
Tea, coffee, cakes followed by soup and a roll at lunchtime will be available.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
24 October (Saturday) Willis Pipe Organ Festival - Saturday Night at the Silent Movies - film to be announced
7:30pm - 9:30 pm
Don't miss family fun at the Silent Movies with Odeon Leicester Square Organist Donald MacKenzie providing a live improvised soundtrack on the Willis organ.
Popcorn, wine and ice cream will be on sale.
Tickets £10 (accompanied children under 18 free).
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.
25 October (Sunday) Willis Pipe Organ Festival - Autumn Concert
3:00pm - 4:30 pm
Come help us celebrate 20 years since the first time St Mary & St Giles Church band played in the annual Autumn Concert. This year the Autumn Concert is part of the Pipe Organ Festival as the organ will be played by Jonathan Kingston with the band, the Parish Singers, SMSG Church handbell ringers and children's choir from St Mary & St Giles Junior School.
This is a free concert with refreshments available.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.