Ilmington - The Most Patriotic Village in the UK?

Saturday 12th September 2015

A concert to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming our longest reigning monarch on September 10th 2015. 

Forget Saint Paul’s Cathedral or the Abbey!  Forget Buckingham Palace or Balmoral!  This most special and unique event is being marked and celebrated in only one place in these United Kingdoms – the tiny Cotswold Village of Ilmington in Warwickshire.  Following on from the village’s magnificent celebration of the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 the lmington Music Festival, under artistic director Julian Harris, has put together a most joyous celebration of all that is the best of British to mark this utterly unique day in our island’s long history.

A concert will be held in the beautiful St. Mary’s Church beginning at 7.30.  It will feature the resident Ilmington Festival Chorus but will also involve the Junior Saint James’s Singers @ The Croft, and members of the Saint James’s Singers and Banbury Choral Society.  Altogether the massed singers will number over 100 so the recently repaired church roof rafters should truly be ringing.

But there is not just music….