As announced at the Spem in Alium Concert, our former organist Jonathan Kingston is returning on 31st August 2009 to give an Organ Recital on the Willis Organ for the organ fund. We are delighted that Jonathan has agreed to come all the way from Bromsgrove School for this purpose, and it will be very good to see him again. For over a year members of the Parish family have been asking me when he would return to play for us, I finally got down to asking him a three months ago and he very promptly agreed.
The date chosen, August Bank holiday Monday, means that the recital co-incides with the Stony Stratford annual Town Fayre on Horsefair Green, so as another attraction to Stony Stratford that day before the Recital we are serving Cream Teas in St Mary & St Giles Church from 4.00 pm until 6.00 pm, which is when Jonathan's recital begins. Once you have enjoyed time at the fayre, come along for Cream Teas and lovely music on a Summer evening.
Jonathan has chosen a programme of music that includes pieces by Bach, Franck, Buxtehude, Swann, Lefebure-Wely, Whitlock and Walton.
Entrance is free, everyone is welcome, and there will be a retiring collection for the Organ refurbishment fund. As always, gift aid envelopes will be available, and we will have pipe sponsorship forms on hand for anyone who wants to make a contribution which will be recorded on the scheme.
If you are able to display a poster advertising the Recital, please download and print out the Jonathan Kingston Recital 31.8.09 Poster