We were back, we were off, we were back, we are off – but we WILL be back again! Our plans to start singing again are in place and our 2021 programme is ready.
It has been a busy period despite lockdown, in particular we are proud to have ben able to support Willen Hospice with some outdoor distanced carolling. Many thanks to those in Stony Stratford and visiting Waitrose in Oakgrove for your generous contributions. You gave £1122.31, not including the many Q Code scans which were accounted for separately.
We also raised, through the Spinal Injuries Association on-line Christmas concert, a wonderful total of £1,650 (with additional Gift Aid not included)
Check out our activity over the last year.
We were prominent in the Milton Keynes Covid Emergency Appeal.
We participated in a Remembrance Day celebration in collaboration with MK Choirs, a live event on Facebook.
We raised money this Christmas, particularly for the Spinal Injuries Association and carol singing in Stony Stratford and outside Waitrose Oakgrove forWillen Hospice. Visit the Christmas Special page
To ensure compliance with Government guidelines the choir will begin rehearsing within our agreed policy statement:
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
About our 2021 programme
Last 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, the Dambuster’s March, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy 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 and more….! 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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