Outside St Vitus Cathedral, Prague

 

At the Edinburgh Fringe

 

With our patron, Lesley Garrett

 

Mantova festival, Italy

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Registered charity no 1181422

Musical Director: Suzzie Vango

Patron: Lesley Garrett CBE

 

MILTON KEYNES COMMUNITY CHOIR FESTIVAL

WED JULY 14th 2021

6pm – 10pm

More details on our Events page

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 21 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. Read an independent review of our summer 2016 concert here.

Highlights

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.

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,…

Change of plans

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Unfortunately we have had to cancel our event on 11 July because of the extension to lockdown. If you have already bought a ticket, a full refund will be given.…

We’re back!

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We are very excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our vocal workshop with the wonderful Suzzie Vango on Sunday 11th July. Places are limited - get…

Suzzie Vango takes over as Polymnia’s Musical Director

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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