Registered charity no 1181422

Patron: Lesley Garrett CBE

Come to our concert on Sun November 24th; Faure Requiem, Hymn to St Cecilia and many other gems. See Events page for details.

Polymnia is a chamber choir of twenty-one voices based in the Milton Keynes area. The choir was formed in 2006, and is named after the Greek muse of sacred song. We sing a very wide variety of music to a high standard, under the musical direction of John Byron. Read an independent review of our summer 2016 concert here.


Last year we gave a concert in Prague Cathedral to over 600 people. In 2016 we went to Italy, where we sang in the prestigious Mantova Chamber Festival. In 2015 and 2016 we were selected by Tenors Unlimited to support them on stage at The Stables in Wavendon.  In 2015 we also sang the national anthems of Fiji and Uruguay in front of a packed Stadium MK (and TV audience) at the Rugby World Cup.

In 2014 we toured Southern Spain, where we had the rare privilege of giving a concert in Granada cathedral and sang in the amazing acoustic of the caves at Nerja.

2016 was our tenth anniversary, and we performed a gala concert in October with world renowned soprano Lesley Garrett.  She said we were … “one of the best choirs I have ever sung with….  Polymnia are a really super choir and I enjoyed every moment of music making with them”. She has since become our Patron. She sang with us again in a fabulous Summertime concert in June 2019, when she described our singing as “spine-tingling…out of this world”


We are currently recruiting for a first soprano and a second alto. Contact us on if you are interested.

To hear us on YouTube, scroll down this page to find the links.

Our album Sacred Choral Music is now available on itunes and amazon

Polymnia is affiliated to Making Music.

Forthcoming Events

Our next local concert:

Sunday November 24th, 2.30pm, St Mary and St Giles, Stony Stratford; Fauré Requiem

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Praise from our Patron

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I am so proud to be your patron and thoroughly enjoyed all the planning and preparation that went into making our unique Summertime program. I was very pleased indeed with how…

Summertime success!

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What a fantastic time we had, with a full house and a very appreciative audience.  The compliments are flying in! Great concert. The choir were superb. Wonderful! The Concert as…

A message from Lesley Garrett

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“After our very successful concert in 2016, I’m so excited to be returning to sing with Milton Keynes Polymnia Choir, especially as we are performing once again in the beautiful…

Lesley Garrett / Polymnia concert programme details

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We’re getting very excited about our upcoming concert – there is such a wonderful array of music on offer, with a summery theme!  Here’s the list: Gershwin: Summertime  Schubert: Ave…