We are delighted to welcome Suzzie as our new MD. She has an international reputation as a choral conductor, vocal coach and soprano soloist. For more information click here
John has been with Polymnia since its formation and has taken us from nowhere to a well-established chamber choir with an excellent reputation. We are immensely grateful to him, and wish him well for the future.
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.
The Concert as a whole was just marvellous.
‘Summertime’ could only have been upstaged by ‘Ella’ herself!’
I’m also thrilled with our Summertime Theme this year! Anna and I spent a chilly April afternoon, with the rain pouring down outside, thinking of songs about sunshine and flowers! I hope you will enjoy the finished result as much as we enjoyed planning it! Have fun, we will!“
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:
Schubert: Ave Maria
Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne (excerpts)
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Goodall: The Lord is my shepherd
Dvorak: Going home
Vaughan Williams: Summer is a-coming in / The cuckoo
Whitacre: Water night
Paulus: The road home
Billy Joel (arr. Chilcott): And so it goes
Gjeilo: The rose
Del Marzi: Signore delle Cime
Dove: The passing of the year (excerpts)
Vaughan Williams: The sky above the roof
Sting: Fields of gold
Gershwin: I got rhythm
Michel LeGrand: The summer knows
Sound of Music medley
The full list of amazing music for our Nocturne concert is now available on our Events page, together with a taster of the pieces for the Summertime concert with Lesley Garrett in June.
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 21,22 and 23 August 2019. It’s going to be an exciting year!
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 pies and mulled wine afterwards!
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 War. The music ranges from pieces by contemporary British composers such as Elgar and Parry to folksongs and popular songs of the times. Also featured are works by composers from other nations involved in the conflict: Pizzetti (Italy), Rachmaninov (Russia), Ravel (France) and Reger (Germany).
In aid of Help for Heroes; refreshments by Hilton, Milton Keynes in aid of their charitable foundation.
Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 7.45pm start. Tickets £12, under 18s free. Buy at the door or online here