© Wendover Music
reg charity no: 1072921
president : Ian Partridge CBE
Wendover Music was started
in 1995, as an arts development project from St Mary's Church Wendover and
the people of Wendover in partnership with Aylesbury Vale Leisure Services.
There are four concerts each year, in April, May, June and July, with artists
of both national and international acclaim. Concerts take place at St Mary's
Church, Wendover, well known for its superb natural acoustics and recently
(and wonderfully) refurbished.
April 13th 2013, 7.30pm
and virtuoso works by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and Stephen Hough himself.
Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, British
pianist Stephen Hough is a rare renaissance man of our time. Over
the course of a long and distinguished career as one of the world's
leading concert pianists, he has also excelled as a writer and composer.
He combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely
inquisitive musical personality, and his musical achievements have
resulted in many awards and accolades for his concerts and a discography
of more than 50 recordings.
May 18th 2013, 7.30pm
'Wheel of 4Tunes': popular string quartets chosen by chance by the
players and audience.
Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over
2000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than
50 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore
has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues
to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international
chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence.
Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and
accolades worldwide, while ongoing educational work provides a vehicle
for passing on experience and staying in touch with the next generation.
June 08th 2013, 7.30pm
programme includes much loved sonatas by Mozart, Faure, Ravel and
Tasmin has played with many of the world's greatest orchestras in
a career that has taken her to every continent. In addition to her
regular solo performances, she has played and directed orchestras
such as the Royal Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, London Mozart Players,
English Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber, European Union Chamber
Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. Tasmin remains ever popular and in
2011 made her seventeenth appearance at the BBC Proms. Last year Tasmin
was appointed an OBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours
List, for services to music.
July 06th 2013, 7.30pm
of 40 years of music making with choral favourites from across the
Unrivalled for its formidable reputation in the fields of both early
and new music, The Hilliard is one of the world's finest vocal chamber
groups. Its distinctive style and highly developed musicianship engage
the listener as much in medieval and renaissance repertoire as in
works specially written by living composers.
tickets and individual concert tickets
will be available from 04th February 2013
Tickets will be available from the following :-
Tourist Information Office
programme sponsor this year is Alistair Moir from Wendover
Financial Ltd, SMP House, South Street, Wendover, HP22
6EF. Please call in for advice on investments, mortgages and pensions.
Authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
Please visit the Wendover
Financial web site, or call on (01296) 620533.
year's Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 02nd March
2012, 7.30pm. at St Mary's Church, Wendover. Following the
formal business, a musical recital was given by various brass groups
from Aylesbury Music Centre; nibbles, wine and chit chat followed.
web links with a musical interest.
parish church of St Mary's has been at the centre of community life
in Wendover since the thirteenth century. Today it continues to
be a place where music, beauty, faith and life meet and take the
heritage of the past to future generations. It has been recently
Please visit the St
Mary's Church web site.
If you would like to be put on our mailing list and receive information
about our future concerts, please contact
For further details of each concert or of the season's concerts, please
ring (01296) 615753.
Saturday, April 27th 2013, 7.30pm at St Mary's Church
HEGLEY, MICHAEL HOROVITZ & GEORGE CHOPPING
£10 (£1 children), available from Wendover Clock Tower (Tourist
Centre) or (01296) 615753
JOHN HEGLEY cut his teeth on the streets of Hull and London in the 1970s
and 1980s and fronted The Popticians, with whom he recorded for John Peel.
He is a frequent performer on stage, TV and radio, has published ten books
of verse and prose pieces, two CDs and one mug, and is an extremely popular
Edinburgh Festival regular. He is noted for his exploration of such diverse
topics as dog hair, potatoes, and the misery of life.
MICHAEL HOROVITZ is a poetry legend. The youngest of ten children brought
to England from Nazi Germany, he went to Oxford University and whilst
still a student started his magazine New Departures, publishing
Burroughs, Beckett, Stevie Smith, Allan Ginsberg and others. Associated
with the British Poetry Revival, he attained folklore prominence when
he performed at the Roayl Albert Hall in 1965 alongside Ginsberg (a close
friend, as were most of the American beat poets).
GEORGE CHOPPING is customer focused, hard working, honest and flexible
in his approach to duties. He has a full driving license adorned with
endorsements, a Welcome Host Certificate, seven GCSE's at grade C, congenital
heart disease, Crohn's Disease and at times very low self esteem. His
first collection, Living With Crohn's, was published recently.