Music in Quiet Places returns to Vale
Archived press release
Date Published: 10/05/12
Classical music fans in Aylesbury Vale will be pleased to hear that some of the UK’s finest musicians will be performing in the district this May and June.
Tickets are now on sale for Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Music in Quiet Places programme, a series of special classical concerts held in some of the most idyllic local settings.
The varied programme has been put together by artistic director Robert Secret, who is currently the conductor of Stowe Opera.
The summer pleasures of Music in Quiet Places can be found in a number of local venues in the coming weeks. Churches in Brill, Aston Abbotts, Steeple Claydon, Haddenham, Thornborough and Twyford will all be hosting concerts.
The Brill concert has been adopted for support by the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Carolyn Cumming, who has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Music in Quiet Places programme for many years.
“Music in Quiet Places is a jewel in the musical calendar”, she said. “The series offers an opportunity to hear glorious music in a more intimate setting and, at the same time, to discover some of Buckinghamshire’s historic, rural villages. I am delighted to be able to lend my support to the concerts in 2012.”
Before each village performance there’ll be a free guided walk led by a local historian. These walks are available to everyone, not just ticket holders, and set off from the concert venue at 6.30pm.
This year, for one night only, the Ambassador Theatre Group will be enabling people to experience a Music in Quiet Places concert in the intimate Aylesbury Waterside Theatre second space. This particular concert features classical masterpieces performed by members of the Orchestra of Stowe Opera on 6 June at 7.30pm.
Full details of the concert programme are available on the AVDC website: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/leisure-culture