Outside St Vitus Cathedral, Prague


At the Edinburgh Fringe


With our patron, Lesley Garrett


Mantova festival, Italy


Our first concert with Jessica Norton, April 2022


Musical director: Jessica Norton

Registered charity no 1181422

Patron: Lesley Garrett CBE

Next concert: 29 October in St Barnabas, Linslade

Cloud-capp’d Towers – Vaughan Williams’ inspirations

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Very many thanks to the audience at our Beginnings concert on 3 April.  Our retiring collection raised £340.15 for the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Choral music is not one of life’s frills. It’s something that goes to the very heart of our humanity, our sense of community, and our souls.
John Rutter
That first breath that a choir takes together, a breath filled with focus, intention and emotion, a breath unified for no other reason than to make something beautiful together… there is simply no better way to demonstrate the core of we are, and the best in all of us. 
Eric Whitacre

Polymnia is a chamber choir of 20 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.


In 2019 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”

Vacancies occur in all sections from time to time. If you have good sight-reading skills, can confidently hold a line, and would be interested in joining us, please drop us an email on info@polymnia.org.uk.

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.

New beginnings!

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Rehearsals start this week for our Spring concert, the first with our new musical director Jess Norton. We are very excited to be singing together again and exploring a fascinating…

Joint Christmas concert, Tuesday 21 December

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We are delighted to be performing with TGI Choir in a joint Christmas concert in aid of YiS, a Milton Keynes-based charity supporting young people's mental health. It will be…

Our first concert after lockdown!

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Sunset Departure Lounge: Prayers, partings and farewells. Saturday October 16th, 7:30pm, St Mary and St Giles, Stony Stratford MK11 1BE. Polymnia chamber choir with Suzzie Vango (director) and Robert Challinor (piano).…

Milton Keynes Community Choir Festival

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We are delighted to be joining with eight other choirs in this open-air celebration of choral music. It's free, but cash donations would be very much appreciated. Bring a picnic,…