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COVID-19 [July 2021]

Please note the following events are due to go ahead, though arrangements may change at short notice:

2021


Saturday 16 October

Polymnia Chamber Choir - Sunset Departure Lounge: prayers, partings and farewells with Suzzie Vango (director) and Robert Challinor (piano)

7:30pm
Come and join us for a live concert which provides choral comfort for these troubled times. The Sunset Departure Lounge revolves around the word “goodbye” in all its different guises; poetry lamenting lost loves and forgotten times, prayers and blessings to see people on their way and reflections for the end of the long day. This varied programme of music includes masterpieces by Mendelssohn, Fauré, Pärt, Stanford and Rheinberger and features previously unperformed settings of EE Cummings’ poetry. It culminates in three of Parry’s “Songs of Farewell”, a spectacular tribute to the fallen of WW1.
There will be no interval - refreshments will be available after the concert.

Tickets: £16 online from 3rd October and on the door
£3 under 18/full-time student
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/select/XQSBwgMzseit

Thursday 21 October

Third Thursday @ Twelve-Thirty 

12:30 - 1:15pm
'Music from the Musicals' with Simon Woodhead and Joe Laredo
Simon Woodhead (baritone) and Joe Laredo (piano) will perform some well known (and a few less well known) numbers from film and stage musicals including My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Cats, Les Misérables and Chicago.
Bring your sandwiches. Tea and coffee will be available.

Saturday 6 November

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

10:00am - 12:00 noon
Join us for our November Coffee Break. There will be a warm welcome as well as hot drinks and great cakes! Come and enjoy a break from shopping or chores as we invite you back to the Parish Hall. We're looking forward to seeing you all again.

Thursday 18 November

Third Thursday @ Twelve-Thirty 

12:30 - 1:15pm
Piano Duets
Details to follow
Bring your sandwiches. Tea and coffee will be available.

Saturday 27 November

Stony Lights - Christmas Fayre

10:00am - 4:00pm
It's Switch on the Lights Day in Stony Stratford and we're delighted that our Christmas Fayre is back this year. Our popular Golden Spot Tombola will be there raising funds for the Willis Pipe Organ with lots of exciting prizes. There will be a variety of stalls inside the Church and Parish Hall, live music from SMSG Church Band and refreshments will served all day.

Sunday 28 November

Advent Carol Service

6:00pm
Details to follow

Saturday 4 December

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

10:00am - 12:00 noon
Join us for our December Coffee Break. There will be a warm welcome as well as hot drinks and great cakes! Come and enjoy a break from Christmas shopping as we invite you back to the Parish Hall. We're looking forward to seeing you all again.

Saturday 11 December

MK Youth Choir

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Details to follow

Sunday 12 December

COME & SING - Big Sing 'Carols Express'  

3:00 - 4:15pm
Experienced choral singers who would like to contribute harmony parts or descants should bring a copy of Carols for Choirs (or harmony hymn books) with them. Congregational/melody singers are also extremely welcome at this event and can collect a carol sheet from the church on arrival. Please be prepared to arrive from 14:45pm and look out for signs which label where respective voice parts will be sitting. This promises to be great fun and a splendid start to the festive season.
Please click this link and complete the short survey if you'd like to be a part of it and feel welcome to circulate the link to any personal contacts who may appreciate the offer: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/6TR2DZ/
We look forward to seeing you and to hearing you raise the roof!

Thursday 16 December

Third Thursday @ Twelve-Thirty 

12:30pm - 1:15pm
SMSG Handbell Ringers will be ringing some of their favourite Christmas music

Saturday 18 December

MK Chorale Christmas Concert

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Details to follow

Sunday 19 December

9 Lessons and Carols

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Details to follow

Online events in the first half of 2021

January-May 2021

'A Little Night Music' by Joe Laredo

See A little night music blog post for details of all the videos in the series.

'A Little Night Music' playlist

January-March 2021

 

Online organ recitals

Jonathan Kingston playing newly recorded organ recitals on the Stony Stratford Willis organ and on his home organ. See Online Organ Concerts 2021 blog post for details of the videos.

Donations to the Greater Access project at St Mary and St Giles, Stony Stratford, are welcomed and can be sent via this link:

https://cutt.ly/SMSG-Greater-Access-Project

Donations to the Willis organ maintenance may be made at this link:

https://cutt.ly/SMSG-Willis-organ-maintenance

THANK YOU for your continued support.