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Sunday 3rd March     6pm

CHORAL EVENSONG FOR THE FEAST OF TRANSFIGURATION (Sunday next before Lent)

The Choir of the City Church Directed by Adrian Boynton

All are invited to this special service looking forward to the Lenten season, with beautiful settings by Byrd, Purcell, Rutter and Boynton.

Freewill offering


Thursday 7th March     7.15pm

EXPLORING MUSIC:SCHUMANN

ii)        Mature Years from 1842

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

Please note that this talk has been rescheduled from the originally published date of 28 February to Thursday 7th March. We will be exploring Schumann's 'Dresden Years', which include the Piano Concerto, Konzertstücke for 4 Horns and a wonderful flowering of chamber music.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Monday 18th March       7.15pm

MUSICAL MILESTONES:ELGAR

ii)       The Middle Years

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

In this illustrated talk, we enjoy the riches of Elgar's Middle Years, including Enigma Variations, Sea Pictures, Dream Gerontius, Symphony No 1, Cockaigne Overture and Pomp and Circumstance Marches.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Saturday 23rd March        11.30am

KATIE CANELL (clarinet)         MARY COTES (piano)

STANFORD:      Three Intermezzi

BOZZA:               Aria

DEBUSSY:          Petite Piece

SCHUMANN:    Fantasiestücke

SAINT-SAENS: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

FINZI:                 Forlana and Romance

NORTON:          Clarinet Sonata

VINTER:            Song and Dances

Katie Canell read music at King's College, Cambridge followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music. She studied with Anthony Pike and Nicholas Cox. Mary Cotes is well known locally as the former Ecumenical Moderator in Milton Keynes. She now has a private teaching practice of some 50 students. Both Katie and Mary are members of the Horizon Ensemble, which has performed with distinction at the City Church on several occasions.

Admission by programme at the door £9 (conc £8.50, student £1)


Sunday 31st March7.30pm

BRAHMS: REQUIEM

THE CORNERSTONE CHAMBER CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

Directed by Adrian Boynton

Our major choral/orchestral offering for the Lenten season is one of the great works of the Romantic era. The German Requiem is the central work of Brahms' career. It is unique in that it does not use the words of the traditional Requiem Mass but a Biblical text chosen by Brahms himself, centring round faith in the Resurrection rather than fear of the Day of Judgement. It inspired Brahms to produce some of his greatest music. Each section has its own character, emphasised by Brahms' subtle instrumentation. There are warm glowing colours of great beauty, majestic 'Handelian' fugues and powerful climaxes.

Tickets £17 (conc £16), £15 (conc £14) child £2 available online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cornerstone-music (booking fee applies); by post from Cornerstone Music Tickets, 300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES. Send a stamped S.A.E. and cheque payable to Cornerstone Music; telephone 01908 246486 (ans mach) or 07961 348697 or at the door.