We are back! After a long period of non-singing together we are at last able to meet in small groups. Rehearsals start on 10th September and we look forward to preparing a Christmas repertoire to share with our loyal followers.
To ensure compliance with Government guidelines the choir will rehearse within the agreed policy statement (updated 25th August):
Further details of the impact of Covid 19 on our 2020 programme can be found here: details of our 2020 programme.
…and in the meantime for fun, here is our Sleepytime Bach
Sleepytime Bach for fun!
‘Our Milton Keynes’, the latest Musica Charity Choir Virtual Choir Video is a great success!
Facebook reach: 2.5K, video views: 1.7K
Musica Charity Choir MK releases a new virtual choir video on its Facebook Page and YouTube channel featuring choir members and local residents saying thank you to key workers, volunteers and community groups in the city. Entitled ‘Our Milton Keynes’ and based on showtime number ‘New York New York’, the video was inspired by the selfless support shown by so many towards city residents in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. Members of the public were invited to submit their own thank you photos to be used in the video: local heroes featured include Duncan the Postman (01:56), Castlemead Court Care Home (02:22), Sowers for the NHS (02:26) and Dreamsai (02:29); even the Starship Delivery Robots get a mention (01:59)!
The video profiles the amazing list of 66 charities and community groups that have so far been grant funded by the Milton Keynes Covid-19 Emergency Response Appeal set up by Milton Keynes Council and Milton Keynes Community Foundation to assist people in crisis.
The video is MusicaMK’s third Virtual Choir performance, with members recording alone at home and then combining voices online. It is also their third collaboration with Milton Keynes Community Foundation, helping to publicise and raise funds for the Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal which has so far given out over £390,000 to local community groups in need.
Ken Storry, Musica Charity Choir Charity Choir MD is interviewed by Jim Cleland, presenter of The Roundabout Show, Secklow 105.5fm.
Keep Smiling Through – Musica Charity Choir MK performs “We’ll Meet Again” to raise awareness of the Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal
Musica Charity Choir is promoted by Milton Keynes Council in support of the MK Community Foundation Emergency Appeal.
Celebrating our We’ll Meet Again success – featured on Good Morning Britain!
Musica Charity Choir MK should have been performing VE-Day concerts in Spring. Instead members have come together online to perform “We’ll Meet Again” with new ‘lockdown lyrics’, to help raise awareness of the Milton Keynes Foundation emergency appeal.
Donations to the Appeal can be made by BACs, cheque or online donation. For more details on how to support the appeal go to:
Thank-you, stay safe, stay well.
About our 2020 programme
The year began with a performance of some of our exciting 2020 repertoire. We are, like everyone, hoping to be able to get back to normal later this year and have planned to perform some wonderful religious music including Mozart’s Laudate Dominum, Rutter’s Pie Jesu, Bennet’s Weep Oh Mine Eyes and Stainer’s God So Loved the World. Sleepytime Bach, Barry Manilow, Piazzolla, and a wonderful celebration of VE Day including the Dambuster’s March, We’ll Meet Again, (There’ll be) Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs Of Dover and In the Mood. Great Jazz classics including I got Rhythm, Satin Doll, ’sWonderful and Ain’t Mis-behavin’. French pieces including Hymne A L’Amour and La Mer. We are also rehearsing wonderful pieces by contemporary composers including Lauridson, Arnesen and Gjeilo.
This is just some of our planned repertoire and there is truly something for everyone.
Check the concert schedule for details of our next performance.
Musica is a high quality chamber choir based in Milton Keynes, currently with 20 voices, that performs for free apart from a modest fee for our accompanist.
If you are interested in joining us please visit the ‘Join Us’ page for details of current vacancies.
What we do:
We take great pride and joy in performing at a high standard to raise money for worthy causes. The choir performs a mixed programme, singing very varied music so there’s something for everyone from well known stage and screen melodies, folk songs, spirituals, church music, pop songs and classics. Click on the MUSICA CELEBRATION tab to hear some samples of us in concert. Choir items are interspersed with solo, duet or quartet performances from our singers and we always feature our very talented accompanist. We can involve the audience too if requested, particularly at Christmas.
Where we perform:
The choir performs in and around Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire but can consider other areas too. Check out our Future and Past Concert pages.
Who we perform for:
Musica Charity Choir will perform for any charity or organisation working for a charitable cause or willing to donate to a charity for our services. This includes concert evenings, functions, events, weddings and funerals etc.
How to book us:
Simply contact to negotiate a date, time, place and programme. Please note that due to popularity and high demand we have no concert dates left for 2020. We are taking preliminary enquiries for 2021. Click here to contact us.
How the event is organised:
You book us and a venue. We provide artwork for both a poster and the programme for you to print. You advertise the concert and make arrangements for the evening, refreshments, raffle etc. We come and perform and you collect a worthy profit for your charity. We are keen to work together with organisations to support advertising and promotion.
We are available to hire for weddings, funerals and functions. You can make an enquiry through our contact page. Click here to go directly to the contact page.
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