‘Thankyou Thursday’ Continues in MK with a New Musica Charity Choir Virtual Choir Video Featuring Local Residents On Thursday 4th June at 7:45pm.
Musica Charity Choir MK is releasing 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), Sewers 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.
Say it with a song – Musica Charity Choir MK invites local residents to thank key workers, volunteers and community groups ‘in person’ in next virtual choir video
Musica Charity Choir MK, is inviting Milton Keynes residents to give a shout-out to the city’s key workers and community groups by sending in thank you photos to be used in the choir’s next Virtual Choir video. The video, due for release during National Volunteers Week (1-7 June), is based on the classic showtime number “New York, New York”, adapted to celebrate the strong community spirit of “Our Milton Keynes” in these difficult Covid-19 times. Photos can be sent to email@example.com or via the choir’s Facebook page FACEBOOK
Musica’s MD Ken Storry says: “Tell us what community spirit in Milton Keynes means to you. Think what you would say to end the sentence ‘I’d like to thank ….. ‘ and send us a photo to show us who, or what, that is. We’d love to have hundreds of photos to include.”
Musica’s Video Director David Wolfson adds: “Your picture can be of people, places, or things. Include an ‘Our Milton Keynes’ or ‘Thank you’ sign, or a rainbow, if you like. Send your photo to us by Thursday 28 May with a short message to say who you’re thanking.”
Musica is recording “Our Milton Keynes” as a thank you to all Milton Keynes key workers, community, charity, and voluntary groups who are supporting the city’s vulnerable people.
It will be their third collaboration with Milton Keynes Community Foundation, helping to raise funds for the Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal.
“As long as the pandemic lasts, the need for financial assistance will continue and the emergency fund needs everyone’s help. We really appreciate Musica’s efforts” says Lawrence Revill, Chair of the Board of Trustees at MK Community Foundation.
Musica’s members record alone at home and then join their voices into a single audio track for their video performances. Their virtual performance of We’ll Meet Again’ helped keep thousands of local listeners smiling through VE Day 75 in lockdown. Musica hopes that “Our Milton Keynes” will similarly lift spirits and create optimism as the first steps towards easing lockdown are taken.
Musica’s Virtual Choir Video of “Our Milton Keynes” will be launched during National Volunteers Week (1-7 June), the week in which the UK and says thank you to volunteers for the contribution that they make. National Volunteers Week
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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