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SIX
A new show for this year.  I was not too sure about booking this but asked others and they thought it looked really good as they had seen extracts when the OLivier Awards were on television.
SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ (✭✭✭✭✭ The Evening Standard) is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

Critically acclaimed across the UK with a sound-track storming up the UK pop charts, the sell-out intoxicating Tudor take-off is back!

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

This show runs straight through with no interval. (Lasting about 75 mins.

Date: Wednesday November 27th 2.30pm

Tickets are in the Front Circle (Rows B and C)

Cost £27.50  (a Saving of £6.00)

Pay by August 25th.

If you are thinking about reserving a seat for the following or if you are coming and have a friend who might like to come too we are a bit low on numbers for the following shows.

The Entertainer  Wed Sept 4th 2.30pm

9-5 the Musical Wed sept 25th (definitely not enough)

The Mousetrap  Wed August 21st 2.30pm  (I do have enough but still plenty of tickets left)

English National Ballet Thurs Nov. 21st (2.30pm)

Those of us who went to Les Miserables had a fantastic afternoon.  It is worth going to and is still on in MK for another couple of weeks.

Classical Music in Buckingham & Area


The final performance of MK City Orchestra after 44 years will be at the MK Theatre 23rd June 2019 15:00

http://www.mkco.org/events/category/whats-on/

Music in Quiet Places

Saturday 18 May, 7.30pm
The Church of St Mary the Virgin Main Street, Mursley,Buckinghamshire MK17 ORT

A concert that includes the romantic Serenade for String Trio by Hungarian composer Ernst von Dohnanyi and works for clarinet and strings by Carl Stamitz (a contemporary of Mozart) and Johann Hummel — his Quartet for clarinet and strings in E flat major (1808). Hummel’s music had an influence on the early compositions by Chopin and Schumann. He was a composer who was extremely well known in his lifetime for his attractive musical style. His music fell out of fashion after his death but is being rediscovered today.

There will be refreshments at the interval.
Local ticket agent
Andrew Cowell, 9 The Beechams, Mursley, Buckinghamshire MK17 ORX
01296 720425
07990 534940
andrewcowell@hotmail.com

Saturday 25 May 7.30pm
The Church of St Mary the Virgin Church Lane Thornborough Buckinghamshire MK18 2DG

The concert will include Haydn String Quartet Op.54 No.2, and Mozart String Quintet in G minor. The Haydn Quartet includes a remarkable slow movement — a beautiful hymn-like melody over which the first violin plays a Hungarian-style improvisation. The Mozart Quintet is known as a ‘viola’ quintet owing to the second viola part which imparts to the music a richness of timbre with the extra inner voice.

There will be a village walk from the church at 6.30pm

Local ticket agent
Charlotte Moore Thornborough Grounds, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 2AB
01280 812170
charlotte@moorecorporation.com

Sunday 2 June, 7.30pm
The Church of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Street, Twyford, Buckinghamshire, MK18 4ET

A concert with some string ensemble pieces and some harp solos played by Jenny Broome. The harp solos include Faure One Chatelaine en sa tour, Spohr Fantasie for solo harp (a Beethovenian single movement) and Hasselmanns Valse de Concert (a lively, brilliant piece). Zabel Am Springbrunnen, John Thomas David of the White Rock (a wonderful arrangement of this Welsh melody). Other pieces in the concert will include Vaughan Williams Studies in English Folk Song and Massenet Meditation from ‘Thais:
Car parking can be in the school car park.
There will be a village walk from the church at 6.30pm

Local ticket agent
Julia Cook, Twyford Village Stores, Portway Road, Twyford, Buckinghamshire MK18 4EE
01296 738013
01296 738810
juliacook@waitrose.com

Saturday 8 June, 7.30pm
The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Hardwick, Oxfordshire, 0X27 8SS

A concert contrasting music by Bach, Handel and their contemporaries with the wonderful sound of a Mozart Quartet for Flute and Strings. Chamber music including a harpsichord will sound wonderful in the excellent acoustics of this beautiful church, parts of which date back to the end of the 12th century.
There will be a village walk from the church at 6.30pm

Local ticket agent
David Barnes, Honeysuckle Cottage, 11 Hardwick, Bicester, Oxfordshire 0X27 8SS
01869 277690
david.l.barnes@outlook.com

Directions to the church: From Bicester, take B4100 north, towards Banbury. Immediately before the A43 roundabout (Baynards Green) take a right turn, signposted to Hardwick. Continue about 1.5 miles into Hardwick. On entering the village, take 1st right to the Church. From the A4421 Finmere to Bicester road, turn right towards Fringford village. Then follow signs to Hethe village. From Hethe, proceed to Hardwick. Once in Hardwick village, take 1st (and only) left turn to the Church.

Sunday 23 June, 7.30pm
Evenley Wood Garden, Off Mill Lane, Evenley, Northamptonshire,  NN135SH

The concert will include:
MOZART: Oboe Quartet
QUANTZ: Flute Quartet No.1
Buss: Conversations
MARAIS/REDGATE: Variations on Variations
ALBINONI: Oboe Concerto in D minor

There will be a walk from the Garden café at 6.30pm
You are invited to pre-order refreshments, available from 5pm from the café within the beautiful Wood Gardens (cash only). The concert will be in the adjacent marquee.

Local ticket agent
Alison O’Hare, Evenley Wood Garden, Hall Farm, 31 The Green, Evenley, Northamptonshire NN13 5SH
07788 207428
alison@evenleywoodgarden.co.uk

(Tickets may also be purchased at Evenley Wood Gardens)

Sunday 30 June, 7.30pm

The Church of St Mary the Virgin Church Way, East Claydon Buckinghamshire MK18 2ND

The concert will include the String Quartet Op.20 No.4 by Haydn, and the Borodin String Quartet No.2 in D major. The Borodin Quartet, written in 1881, has a warm romantic sweep with melodies that were adapted for the musical ‘Kismet:

There will be a village walk from the church at 6.30pm

Local ticket agent
Esther Turnbull, The Old Vicarage, Church Way, East Claydon, Buckinghamshire
MK18 2ND
01296 712127
turnbullesther@hotmail.com

Adderbury Ensemble

19:30, Saturday May 25th

  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 14, op 27 no 2 (“Moonlight”)
  • Schubert: Piano Trio no 1 in B flat major, op 99, D 898

19:30 Friday June 21st,

  • Ravel: String Quartet in F major
  • Schubert: String Quartet no 14 in D minor, D 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)

19:30 Friday July 19th  2019 at

  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 31 in A flat major, op 110
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet no 1 in G minor, op 25

the Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham

  • Look for the programme below

https://www.adderburyensemble.com/

 

Live Jazz in the Buckingham Area

Thursday May 16th Gary Wood
Thursday June 20th Susan Valiant Speer
Thursday July 18th Richard Excel
Thursday August 15th Ben Holder
Thursday September 19th Cool Jazz Collective
Thursday October 18th Tom Syson
Also Thursday May 30th Karen Sharp Quintet at the Bedford Golf club Carnoustie Drive, Gt. Denham MK40 4PF
8pm tickets £10/£12 01234 320022 more info 01604 858549
Tuesday May7th 8:00 PM Shades of Jazz www.olneyjazzclub.com

 

JAZZ  Summer Specials at the THE WALNUT TREE INN

STATION RD, BLISWORTH, NORTHANTS. NN7 3DS.

A great venue, three miles from J15 on M1.. free parking, real ales, great hot food, bar snacks, top national and international jazz bands.

Coming Soon Chicago Teddy Bears, Richard Exall, Tenement Jazz Band and Greg Abate Click below for details

Walnut Tree Summer specials

ADMISSION £10 on the door. 12-2.30pm unless otherwise stated

Live JAZZ.…”USE IT OR LOSE IT! TAD NEWTON 01604858549 www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com
www.jazzandjazz.com
 

BUCKINGHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2019 June 14-17th

A feast of talent wit discourse and knowledge, this promises to be a fascinating weekend full of entertainment.
New this year:
Local Author Hub where budding writers can meet publishing professionals and other local authors and agents.
Variable pricing to make attending lots of events more affordable.
Two easy access auditoria with all facilities.
Hope to see you there.
Tickets from www.bucklitfest.org