Isla Rogers with her piano teacher, Adrian Boynton following a recital at MK City Church. 

2018

SUNDAY 11 MARCH  6pm - 7.15pm
The Choir of Christ the Cornerstone (Milton Keynes City Church) directed by Adrian Boynton and led by Revd George Mwaura.

Seasonal words and music for Lent with congregational hymns, readings and beautiful music sung by the choir: Purcell: How long wilt thou be angry; Cruger: Ah holy Jesu; Blow: Salvator Mundi; Handel: Surely he hath born our griefs; Bruckner: Christus factus est and Stainer: God so loved the world. Retiring collection.  All welcome.

Good Friday, 30 March 7.30pm 
Join the Cornerstone Choir and instrumentalists for a Reflection in Words and Music which includes the beautiful Stabat Materof PalestrinaSchutz’s evocative ’Seven Last Words from the Cross’ and Bryan Kelly’s inspirational setting of ‘The Crucifixion’. The service includes a short reflection by Revd Wendy Carey. It promises to be a very special evening and we hope you can share it with us. Retiring collection. The reflection will end around 9pm.

Sunday 15th April6pm 
The Choir of the City Church Directed by Adrian Boynton
A Festive Celebration of Eastertide. Retiring collection. Finishes around 7.15pm.

Sunday 4 November8pm

VERDI REQUIEM


The Cornerstone Chamber Choir, Orchestra & soloists 

Directed by Adrian Boynton


In 1873, Alessandro Manzoni, one of Verdi’s heroes, died in Milan. ‘Now all is over’, said Verdi, ‘and with him ends the most pure, the most holy, the greatest of our glories’. This was the catalyst which Verdi needed to complete his remarkable ‘Requiem Mass’, the like of which there had never been - a people’s Requiem, dramatic, emotional and popular. The Chamber Choir and Orchestra will be joined by four outstanding soloists for this special performance, this special All Saintstide/All Soulstide performance, coinciding with the commemorative of the end of World War 1. 


Tickets £16.50 (conc £16), £14.50 (conc £14), child £1 available from boyntonmusic@btinternet.comannwilsonmk@googlemail.com; phone 07961 348697, 01908 246486 or 07971 443970


November 10th 7.45pm
Polymnia
Remembrance
A centenary commemoration of the Great War
John Byron (director)
Alex Aitken (piano)
On the eve of Remembrance Sunday, Polymnia presents a programme of meditative music to commemorate the hundredth annversary of the armistice which marked the end of hostilities in the First World War. The music ranges from pieces by contemporary British composers such as Elgar and Parry to popular songs of the times. Also featured are works by composers from other nations involved in the conflict: Pizzetti (Italy), Rachmaninov (Russia), Ravel (France) and Reger (Germany). The concert is a moving tribute to the occasion, and contains readings and projected images.

Elgar: Go, song of mine
Holst: I love my love
Parry: My soul, there is a country; Crossing the bar
Ravel: Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
W. H. Harris: Bring us, O Lord God

Choral medley of popular songs of World War One
Solo songs by wartime composers
Carol arrangements by Vaughan Williams
Motets and partsongs by Reger
and excerpts from: 
Elgar: For the fallen (The spirit of England)
Pizzetti: Requiem
Rachmaninov: Vespers

This concert is in aid of Help for Heroes. Interval refreshments are provided by the Hilton Hotel in aid of the D M Thomas Foundation.


Sunday 11 November            6pm
CHORAL EVENSONG SPECIAL
marking the centenary of the end of World War 1
The Choir of the City Church directed by Adrian Boynton 
Led by Revd Wendy Carey
A very special choral evening service on the exact centenary of the Armistice, featuring outstanding repertoire by Tallis, Parry and Rutter.            Freewill offering

Monday 12th November         7.15

MUSICAL MILESTONES:

HOLST - The Final Years

An illustrated talk by Adrian Boynton

Tonight's illustrated talk features The Planets, St Paul's Suite for Strings, the tone poem Beni Mora and the amazing Hymn of Jesus.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Thursday 22nd November      7.15

EXPLORING MUSIC:

SCHUBERT - The Final Years

An illustrated talk by Adrian Boynton

We enjoy the incredible works of Schubert' last three years including Symphonies 8 and 9, Piano Sonata in B flat, String Quintet in C and the song cycles Winterreise and Schwanengesang.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Sunday 2nd December                    6pm

THE ADVENT CAROL SERVICE

THE CHOIR OF THE CITY CHURCH

Directed by Adrian Boynton

A glorious sequence of music and readings to mark the beginning of the Advent Season.

Retiring Collection



Saturday 8th December                   11.30am

Young Musicians' Platform

ISLA RODGERS (piano)

BACH:Prelude and Fugue in D ('48' Book 2)

BEETHOVEN:Sonata in G, Op 14 No 2

LISZT:Liebestraum

DEBUSSY:La Cathedrele Engloutie (Prelude Book 1)

A short informal recital by talented 17 year old Isla prior to taking her ATCL examination in a few day's time.

Admission free. Retiring Collection.



Monday 10th December                        7.15

MUSICAL MILESTONES

DELIUS - The Early Years

An illustrated talk by Adrian Boynton

A celebration of this most distinctive composer of the 'English Revival' featuring the lyrical works of the early years, influenced by his sojourns in USA and Germany.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door



Thursday 13th December                        12.30  (please note date change)

THE CITY CENTRE CAROL SERVICE

Led by the Ministerial Team with

THE CHOIR OF THE CITY CHURCH

Directed by Adrian Boynton

A short service of 40 minutes, with a short reflection, familiar Christmas readings, wonderful choral offerings from the Cornerstone Choir and popular carols for all to sing. Followed by seasonal refreshments.

All welcome.



Saturday 15th December                        11.30

A CHRISTMAS CRACKER with

THE NEW ENGLISH SINGERS and SPECIAL GUESTS

Directed by Adrian Boynton

A wonderful sequence of choral and instrumental offerings by the New English Singers and their guests - always a real highlight of the seasonal calendar. Followed by seasonal refreshments. Do join us if you can and bring your friends.

Admission £10 (conc £9.50, child £1) at the door



Thursday 20th December                       7.15

EXPLORING MUSIC: SEASONAL SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES

An illustrated talk by Adrian Boynton

An opportunity to savour some of the great musical settings associated with this special season from Medieval times to the present day. Join us for a great musical celebration.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door



Sunday 23rd December                             6pm

THE CORNERSTONE CAROL SERVICE

THE CHOIR OF THE CITY CHURCH AND 

CORNERSTONE BRASS

Directed by Adrian Boynton

The great Christmas story, told in music and song, with fine choral offerings from the Cornerstone Choir and familiar carols for all to sing. Do join us, bring your family and friends. Followed by seasonal refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you.