Arts At Stowe – Stoics Taking Pride of Place

The Arts at Stowe programme now regularly features performances by Stoics, highlighting the wealth of talent here at the School. We have a growing number of programmes with visiting artists working with students in the form of masterclasses and developing joint performances.

Following the great success of last season’s events with Apollo 5, Budapest Café, Carducci Strings, Red Priest and the glorious Christmas by Candlelight in the Chapel, with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and the stunning theatrical performance of Frankenstein, there are many reasons to support the Arts at Stowe programme. Our spring season offers some wonderful opportunities to experience great music and theatre from professional companies and artists, as well as performances by Stoics and staff from the school.

As part of our Rising Stars programme for Stoics, we have a number of concerts throughout the season in both the Ugland Auditorium and the State Music Room at Stowe. We are looking forward to our first Rising Star in the spotlight event with In Session with Lewis Bell; featuring the Stowe Big Band for a late afternoon offering of jazz and Big Band numbers on 5 March. As always, the Music department is taking the Stoics out on tour to various venues in Buckinghamshire and further afield, including the concert in Chapel at Trinity College, Cambridge on Sunday 26 March.

The Ugland Auditorium sees the return of some very popular artists from different ends of the music spectrum. We are delighted to welcome back the highly distinguished pianist, Murray McLachan for an evening of Debussy and unsung heroes on 8 February. We are equally pleased to welcome back the eighties songstress Beverley Craven who delighted a sell out house at Stowe a few seasons ago.

Theatre for all the family includes the incredibly funny Holmes and Watson, performed with much hilarity on 22 March.

We have Roger Hodgson (Grenville 68) performing on the eve of Speech day on Friday 26 May and for those of you who would appreciate an evening of glamour and parlour theatre we have a dinner date with The Fingask Follies in the State Rooms on Saturday 20 May.

In past seasons, the Arts at Stowe programmes has included Old Stoics, exhibiting and talking about their lives in the Arts. We would welcome any suggestions for future programmes.

We launched Arts at Stowe Membership last season and we have been delighted to welcome so many supporters as Members. We are very pleased to offer a 50% discount on our membership fee for Old Stoics. Membership includes discounts on tickets and exclusive Membership events all for only £5 a year or £12.50 for families of two adults and two children. Contact us for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events. | Box Office: 01280 825710 | Enquiries: 01280 818012

Deborah Howe, Arts at Stowe