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2018
19 July (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty concert
12:30 pm
45 minute free concert with The Orphean Singers. Bring your lunch, tea & coffee available.
3 August (Friday) First Friday Organ recital - Mike Dutton (St Mary Magdalene, Newark)
12:00 pm-12:20 pm Soup & roll
12:30 pm-1:15 pm Organ recital
Free Friday lunchtime concert
A free 45 minute lunchtime organ concert. Soup & roll served at noon (£3) until 12:20pm, when we will all take our seats for the concert.
16 August (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty concert
12:30 pm
45 minute free concert with Ukulele Duo 'Smith & Cons' and Peter Eales (tenor) sings. Bring your lunch, tea & coffee available.
7 September (Friday) Organ Festival for Heritage Open Days
Festival Fanfare!
Opening Organ and Trumpet concert
12:00 pm-12:20 pm Soup & roll
12:30 pm-1:15 pm Organ recital
We launch the organ festival in fanfare style with a free lunchtime Organ and Trumpet Recital with Jonathan Kingston at the Willis organ console and Nigel Gibbon playing trumpet. The programme will include music by Louise Farrenc, an extraordinary 19th century female composer, performer and publisher whose work is enjoying a revival.  This is a drop in event with refreshments available, or you can bring your own sandwiches to eat while you listen.  A relaxed and fun concert for everyone to enjoy. Groups from local schools are most welcome to attend. Donations to the Organ Maintenance Fund welcomed
7 September (Friday) Organ Festival for Heritage Open Days
Festival Social Evening
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
A free non-musical social event with food for everyone to enjoy
This is a free social event in the Parish Hall for all the family. Join us for a friendly informal evening of chatting and a fun game with free tea and coffee available.  Hot Jacket Potatoes and a variety of delicious fillings will be on sale, to help us with the catering please order your choice in advance via the online booking form on the Music for All @ SMSG website.  You can also find out more about the Organ Festival events, tell us what music you would like to hear in our concerts and discover how to join our enthusiastic group of Music for All @ SMSG volunteers who keep our musical events running so successfully.
Please order your jacket potato in advance:Book
8 September (Saturday)
9 September (Sunday)
Organ Festival for Heritage Open Days
Projected Picture Trust and Willis Pipe Organ Exhibition
A free exhibition about the Silent Movie era by the Projected Picture Trust, with an exhibition and video about the Willis Organ
12 noon-5:00pm; 6:30pm-7:30pm (Saturday)
12 noon-3:00pm (Sunday)
To complement the Silent Movie with live organ accompaniment showing on Saturday evening (a ticketed event which can be booked online), the Projected Picture Trust presents an exhibition of photos, equipment and film-related memorabilia of the Silent Movie era.  There will also be an exhibition about the Willis organ telling the story of pipe organ music at St Mary & St Giles, Stony Stratford, in the past, present and future. The church will not be available during the day on Saturday as there is a wedding, so please enter by the Parish Hall garden door only. The church will be open on Sunday for Organ Festival events.  At 12 noon on Sunday there will be a screening of the Video of the Willis organ in the Parish Hall. Donations to the Organ Maintenance Fund welcomed.
8 September (Saturday) Organ Festival for Heritage Open Days
Saturday Night at the Movies with live organ accompaniment
7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Don't miss family fun at the Silent Movies.  This year we are showing a series of Comedy short movies starring Monty Banks, Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy with Odeon Leicester Square Organist Donald MacKenzie accompanying on the Willis organ. Popcorn and icecream will be available.
Tickets £10, children under 18 free).Box office
9 September (Sunday) Organ Festival for Heritage Open Days
Hands on our Willis!
12:00 noon-3:00pm
Your chance to try playing a wonderfully restored Victorian pipe organ. 
This is a golden opportunity for you to play, with help from our organ volunteer team, those wow chords on the pipe organ.  Budding organists and pianists of all ages - please bring your favourite sheet music to try on the pipe organ.  The organ console is in the gallery which is reached by stairs, so this event is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users, who can access the church via the Parish Hall to listen to the organ at other events and see the exhibition by the Projected Picture Trust.  This is a free drop in event. Light lunch and other refreshments are on sale from 12 noon. Donations to the Organ Maintenance Fund welcomed.
9 September (Sunday) Organ Festival for Heritage Open Days
Get to know our Willis Pipe Organ!
3:00 pm-4:00pm
‘Father Willis’ was a leading Victorian organ builder, making many innovations in organ technology and sound. In this free one-hour talk, Jonathan Kingston explains how the Willis pipe organ works at St Mary and St Giles, Stony Stratford.
Back by popular demand! A talk at the organ console with excerpts on the organ by Jonathan Kingston, who will explain and demonstrate what the different controls on the console mean.  The organ console is in the gallery which is reached by stairs, so this event is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users, who can access the church via the Parish Hall to listen to the organ at other events this weekend and see the exhibition in the Parish Hall.  Refreshments will be available. Donations to the Organ Maintenance Fund welcomed.Please book ahead as numbers around the console are limited to 30 people.Book
9 September (Sunday) Organ Festival for Heritage Open Days
Audience requests - free organ concert
4:30 pm-5:30pm
Jonathan Kingston plays your favourite music on the Willis pipe organ

Our closing recital of the Organ Festival is the popular one-hour audience requests concert when Jonathan Kingston plays the music you have chosen - book your request in advance via the booking form or email details of your favourite piece to events@musicforallsmsg.org for Jonathan to play.  Jonathan will compile the programme from the suggestions of music, which may include music by extraordinary female composers.  Drop in event with Refreshments. Donations to the Organ Maintenance Fund welcomed.
20 September (Thursday) Third Thursday at Twelve Thirty concert
12:30 pm
45 minute free concert with St Mary & St Giles School Orchestra. Bring your lunch, tea & coffee available.
22 September (Saturday) Charity Concert for Willen Hospice by Andante
7:30 pm
Local fundraising choir sing for Willen Hospice.
Details to be confirmed.
30 September (Saturday) A century of songs! 1918-2018
3:00 pm
Your chance to join in the music making:
Sing-a-long to songs through 10 decades of popular music.Live accompaniment with Dave King and Jonathan Kingston at the piano. Words on the screen for you to join in and delicious refreshments during the interval.
Donations to Help the Heroes.

(This event was postponed from 7 July)
10 November (Saturday) Come & Sing - The Armed Man Choral Suite by Karl Jenkins and Blest Pair of Sirens by Hubert Parry
9:30am-5:30pm
Singer tickets: £18 including score hire, tea, coffee and cake (£9 for full time students and jobseekers)
Audience tickets: £3 (free for full time students and jobseekers)
Hold the date – booking will open in late June 2018.
All funds raised will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the restored Willis pipe organ.