St Mary's Church, Wendover

2013 season
Stephen Hough
Brodsky Quartet
Tasmin Little & Martin Roscoe
Hilliard Ensemble

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© 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


Stephen HoughRomantic 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


The Brodsky QuartetThe '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


Tasmin LittleThe programme includes much loved sonatas by Mozart, Faure, Ravel and Franck.
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

[vocal ensemble]

The Hilliard EnsembleHighlights of 40 years of music making with choral favourites from across the ages.
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.

season tickets and individual concert tickets will be available from 04th February 2013

Tickets will be available from the following :-

Wendover Tourist Office
Aylesbury Tourist Information Office
Princes Risborough Tourist Information Office


Our generous 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.


This 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.


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The beautiful 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 refurbished.

Please visit the St Mary's Church web site.

St Mary's Church, Wendover

If you would like to be put on our mailing list and receive information about our future concerts, please contact us.

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

tickets £10 (£1 children), available from Wendover Clock Tower (Tourist Centre) or (01296) 615753

John Hegley
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
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.


Saturday October 19th 2013, 7.30pm at St Mary's Church

tickets £10 (£1 children), available from Wendover Clock Tower (Tourist Centre) or (01296) 615753

Chris GarrickCHRIS GARRICK is the world's leading jazz violinist and is at home on the South Bank as a soloist or in a seedy jazz club; Nigel Kennedy is his biggest fan. With John Etheridge, who tours as a duo regularly with classical guitarist John WIlliams and who played with Stephane Grappelli for five years in the 1970s, they recreate the famous Grappelli and Django Reinhardt sound as well as performing their own compositions.

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20th March 2013