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COVID-19 [21 March 2020]

It is with great regret, but entirely necessary, that all our Music For All @ SMSG events are suspended for the foreseeable future.
Thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to seeing you all when it is safe to gather again.
We wish all our performers, audiences and volunteers well.

2020
18 March (Wednesday) Thornton College and St Columba's College Concert ***CANCELLED***
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 ***CANCELLED***
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  ***CANCELLED***
7:30pm-9:30pm
Regrettably the WLO committee have decided to cancel our concert at SMSG on 21st March due to the potential risks to our audience and members posed by the developing coronavirus situation.  We are sorry that this action has had to be taken but we would rather be too cautious than present any unnecessary risks to health.
3 April (Friday) First Friday Organ Recital: Adam Parrish ***CANCELLED***
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 ***CANCELLED***
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: Apol Duo - Geoffrey Allan Taylor and Valerie Kirby-Ashmore ***CANCELLED***
12:30pm-1.15pm
Light classical and popular tunes for violin and piano. 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! ***CANCELLED***
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 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 ***CANCELLED***
7:30pm-9:30pm
We welcome back MK Sinfonia for an evening of chamber music by Bach, Handel and Boyce.
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major
Handel: Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale"
Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 2 in B flat major
Boyce: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major
Tickets £12, concessions £10, under 16s £3
2 May (Saturday) Sweet Treat Saturday Coffee Morning ***CANCELLED***
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 ***CANCELLED***
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 ***CANCELLED***
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) Sweet Treat Saturday Coffee Morning ***CANCELLED***
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!).
6 June (Saturday) Come & Sing Evensong ***CANCELLED***
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) Stony Classic Car Festival Coffee and Cakes ***CANCELLED***
11:00am-3:00pm
In the Parish Hall - take a break from the cars and motorbikes on display around Stony and enjoy some coffee and homemade cake in a good cause (supporting our Disabled Access Project).
7 June (Sunday) Geoff Long & Erwin Hiddema Piano Duets ***CANCELLED***
3.00pm-5.00pm
Further details to follow
8 June (Monday) Shake, Rattle & Roll at Squeals on Wheels ***CANCELLED***
10:00am-11:00am
Further details to follow
8 June (Monday) Frances Thornton Baroque Recorder Concert ***CANCELLED***
6:00pm-8:00pm
Further details to follow
10 June (Wednesday) SMSG Church Handbell Ringers Open Rehearsal ***CANCELLED***
6:30pm-7:15pm
Further details to follow
10 June (Wednesday) SMSG Church Band Open Rehearsal ***CANCELLED***
7:15pm-8:30pm
Further details to follow
11 June (Thursday) Music Makers of Milton Keynes ***CANCELLED***
7:00pm-9:00pm
Further details to follow
12 June (Friday) Concrete Calves Wind Band ***CANCELLED***
7:00pm-9:00pm
Further details to follow
13 June (Saturday) The Orphean Singers ***CANCELLED***
7:30pm-9:30pm
Further details to follow
14 June (Sunday) Vivant ***CANCELLED***
7:30pm-9:30pm
Violin and melodeon
Further details to follow
18 June (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty: SMSG Church Band ***CANCELLED***
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.