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 the evening went and particularly thrilled at the sound the choir made. The Dove was astonishingly ambitious! You should all be very proud of yourselves. Well done!!
Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful comments about Anna which I will pass on to her. I’m glad you appreciate what a marvel she is!
The important thing now is to ensure Polymnia’s continued development. You have some excellent singers and together make a beautiful sound. Long may it continue to grow and develop! 
Looking forward to the next time!
Love and best wishes,
Lesley x

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.


The Concert as a whole was just marvellous.

‘Summertime’ could only have been upstaged by ‘Ella’ herself!’


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 Christ the Cornerstone Church. When singing without amplification it is vital to have a good acoustic, and Christ the Cornerstone never disappoints. 

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!

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 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

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 21,22 and 23 August 2019.  It’s going to be an exciting year!

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 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