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Pat Brook

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the recent death of Pat Brook. Pat has been a staunch supporter of the Festival since its very earliest days. Not only was she a generous benefactor in her own right but she was unstinting in her support for her husband Alan in his efforts to set up the Festival with Robert Secret our Artistic Director. Pat happily offered accommodation and rehearsal space to visiting musicians and provided food and a wonderfully welcome environment for social gatherings as the performers relaxed after Gala concerts and other events. She and Alan represented for many years the administrative linchpin of local efforts to establish and develop the Festival. Everyone at the Buckingham Summer Festival joins in sending their condolences to Pat’s family and her many friends.

About Us

The Buckingham Summer Festival was founded in 1989 by Professor Alan Brook MBE and Artistic Director Robert Secret ARAM. Over the years it has brought top quality musical performers to the Town and has become an eagerly anticipated part of the Summer's activities and an important cultural event in the Aylesbury Vale area. The Festival is a registered charity and relies entirely on volunteer effort, local sponsorship, individual donations and grants to keep ticket prices affordable.

The 2015 festival will take place from 4th - 11th July 2015 - Please put the dates in your diary!

Professor Alan Brook MBE

Alan Brook


Sir Alan Peacock DSC
Mrs Barbara Edmondson
The Rt Hon. the Lord Luce KG GCVO DL
Sir David Lumsden
The Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP


Professor Martin Ricketts (Chairman)
Mr Edward Cox (Secretary)
Mrs Barbara Edmondson
Mr John Walton (Treasurer)

Robert Secret ARAM

Robert Secret

Contact Us

Buckingham Summer Festival Office
12 Bristle Hill
MK18 1EZ

01280 813834