Patron: Lesley Garrett CBE

Polymnia is a chamber choir of twenty-four 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.

We have just returned from Prague, where 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.

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

Saturday 30th March, 7.45 pm: Nocturne concert at St James’ Church, New Bradwell with saxophonist Alžbeta Klasová 

Saturday 8th June, 7.45pm:  Summertime concert with Lesley Garrett at Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes

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Breaking news!

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Lesley Garrett and Anna Tilbrook will be joining Polymnia for a concert in Christ the Cornerstone on Saturday 8th June 2019.  Also, Polymnia will perform at the Edinburgh Fringe on…

Christmas concert, Saturday 1st December

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Come and join us with John Byron and the MKCO strings for a magical Christmas concert. It’s at St Peter and St Paul, Newport Pagnell, and starts at 6pm.  Mince…

Remembrance concert – Saturday Nov 10th

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On the eve of Remembrance Sunday, we present a programme of meditative music to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the armistice which marked the end of hostilities in the First World…

Memories of Prague

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Who were those mad people singing “Good King Wenceslas” on a boat on the river Voltava in the middle of the summer?