Sunday 1st October 7.30pm

Gala Celebration Concert

HANDEL:Coronation Anthem ‘My Heart is Inditing’

BACH:Cantata 78, ‘Jesu, der du meine, Seele’

BACH:Cantata 34, ‘O ewiges Feuer’

HANDEL:Coronation Anthem ‘The King Shall Rejoice’

HAYDN:Nelson Mass

The Cornerstone Chamber Choir, Orchestra and Soloists

Leader: Philippa Barton,  Directed by Adrian Boynton

Join us for this very special evening - a joyous ‘double celebration’ to mark the granting of City status to Milton Keynes and the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla earlier this year. Our programme features two of the outstanding Anthems composed by  Handel for the Coronation of George II in 1727. Bach’s Cantata 78 is a wonderfully expressive work for Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, featuring a succession of amazing solos and duets. Cantata 34 is a festive work for the season of Pentecost, replete with fine contrapuntal choruses and the splendour of trumpets and drums. The programme is completed with Haydn’s Nelson (Imperial) Mass, with its infectious melodies, bold textures and gripping final climaxes surely one of the greatest of all Mass settings, written when the composer was at the height of his powers. The Cornerstone Chamber Choir and Orchestra will be joined by four outstanding soloists. It promises to be an uplifting occasion and we hope that you, your family, friends and colleagues can share it with us.

Tickets at £20 (front of Church and front row balcony), £16 (rear of Church and rear of balcony, £2 (children) are available from Email:, Phone: 07961 348697, or at the door

Sunday 8th October 6pm

Choral Celebration of Creation

The Choir of the City Church Directed by Adrian Boynton

Led by Revd Wendy Carey

We offer a beautiful sequence of words and music to mark the climax of the liturgical Season of Creation, reflecting the special theme for this year, ‘Let Justice and Peace flow’.All welcome. Retiring collection

Wednesday 11th October 1.45pm

The Oak Tree Centre, Wallinger Drive, MK5 7GZ

Dance Music Through the Agesii) Baroque, Classical, Romantic

A talk by Adrian Boynton illustrated with fine CD recordings

The popular dances of the Baroque era (Alemande, Courant, Sarabande, Boureé, Gigue) give way to the dominance of the Minuet in the symphonic and chamber repertoire of Haydn and Mozart. In the Romantic era, the Waltz takes centre stage, with fine examples for piano solo by Chopin and Brahms, and superb orchestral waltzes by Berlioz, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and of course the Strauss dynasty. Join us for another musical feast.Admission £5 at the door

Wednesday 25th October 2.30pm

Exploring Music at 11 Burewelle, Two Mile Ash, MK8 8LS

The Revival of English Music in the late 19th and early 20th century

A talk by Adrian Boynton, illustrated with fine CD recordings

The great revival of English music at the end of the 19th Century is spear-headed by the towering figures of Parry and Stanford. Parry’s extensive output includes fine symphonies and chamber works, the beautiful ‘Songs of Farewell’ and Coronation setting of Psalm 122 ‘I was glad’, Stanford wrote two lovely Sonatas for Cello and Piano, an outstanding Clarinet Concerto, a large-scale setting of Stabat Mater, three Latin motets and a fine selection of anthems and services. Come and enjoy this very significant contribution to the development of English music.

Admission £5 at the door