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Here you will find all you need to know about MK Chorale, who is who and who does what, how the Chorale works, the latest internal newsletters, information on concert programmes and venues, Chorale banking details for fees, music practice files, music discount codes and AGM papers alongside all the legal policies currently in place.

Board Members

Chair – Will Swann

Secretary & Web Editor – Juliet Gilliland

Membership Secretary – Glenys Bloomfield

Treasurer – Cyril Wood

External Publicity & Events + Box Office – Ruth Wilkinson

PR Manager – Sarah Dyer

Concert Manager – Anne Wood

Health & Safety Officer & Safeguarding Officer

Trustee – Jacky Holloway

Trustee – Becky Kitchen

Trustee – Graham Pembery

Trustee – Suzie Morris


Other Vital Personnel

Internal Communications – Ian Collcott

Music Librarian – Gill Wood (sources and provides all music for concerts)

Music Hire Officer – Felicity Head (manages external hire of MK Chorale’s music library)

Voice Reps

Soprano 1 – Anthea Harper-Burton
Soprano 2 – Trish Browne
Alto 1 – Sally Jones
Alto 2 –  Nicky Moss
Tenor  – Liz Huxley-Capurro
Bass  – Adrian Morrow

Rehearsal Refreshments Co-ordinator – Carole Probert

Event Refreshments Co-ordinators Vacancy x 2

Stewarding Team Co-ordinatorVacancy

Raffle OrganiserVacancy



Choral Conducting Fellow

Our Choral Conducting Fellow for 2022/23 is Felix Dickenson.  Here is his bio:

Born and raised in East Yorkshire, Felix Dickenson is a Bass-Baritone singer, arranger, producer and conductor. He first fell in love with vocal music while a chorister at Beverley Minster and has never looked back. He studied Music at the University of Bristol, specialising in musicology and performance, where he sang with and musically directed as many ensembles and performances as was humanly possible. He graduated with a First at BA and a Distinction at MA. He was selected as one of Sing For Pleasure’s Young Conducting Scholars in 2022. 

Felix has recently moved to London, and has previously performed solos in works including Brahms’ Requiem and Bach’s Wachet Auf. He is also active in the UK’s contemporary a cappella scene, recently winning the Solevoci International A Cappella Festival in Varese, Italy, and is also in demand for demo recordings and workshops for new pieces of musical theatre. Alongside his freelance performing, he works in the recording studios at the Royal Academy of Music.

Subscriptions and Donations

Please ensure you start a method of payment as soon as fees are confirmed at the annual AGM, and well before the Autumn concert.  

The current standard subscription rate for the 2022/3 season has now been set at £220. This covers the period from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023 and may be paid in one lump sum of £220, three termly payments of £74, or twelve monthly payments of £19.

If you have been paying monthly at the old rate, please pay the balance of £4 per month since August 2022.

If you pay termly and have already paid for the Autumn term, please pay the balance due of £14.

Please make payment directly to the Chorale bank account detailed below and include your name in the payment description.

Account Name – Milton Keynes Chorale
Account No. – 23842681
Sort Code – 20-57-44

Please also complete a Gift Aid form available here if you are a taxpayer and have not already done so, and then email it to our Treasurer, Cyril Wood.  This is an essential form of extra income for MK Chorale.  Any additional top up donations are also always welcome.   Please advise our Treasurer, Cyril Wood, if you are going to do this.

If you are concerned about fee payment, please contact either Cyril Wood, our Treasurer or Glenys Bloomfield, our Membership Secretary in confidence.  They have discretion to vary payment requirements to support individuals facing financial difficulties.  There is also a discount scheme in place for students where the standard fee payable is reduced by two thirds.

Zoom Rehearsal Info

There are no plans to continue offering virtual rehearsals from September 2022.  The below details have been left in place should this change at some point.

Meeting ID: 860 2289 8591
Passcode: MKC#2022

Useful Links  – Our discount code is MKC and entitles us to 20% off. – A very useful source of music downloads and practice files.  Free and premium memberships available.

Concert Information

2023/24 Season:

Autumn Concert: Saturday 18 November 2023 – 7.30pm
‘Innovation & Invention’
McDowell Da Vinci Requiem
and music by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Boulanger, Esenvalds and Mvula
Saint-Saens Danse Macabre
Bach Invention
@ St Peter & St Paul’s, Olney

Christmas Concert: Saturday 16 December 2023 – 5pm
Christmas music @ St Martin’s, Fenny Stratford

Come and Sing: Saturday 27 January 2024 – 9.30am 
Elgar Dream of Gerontius
@ Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes

Spring Concert: Saturday 16 March 2024 – 7.30pm
‘War and Peace’
Haydn Nelson Mass
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
@ St Mary & St Giles, Stony Stratford

Summer Concert: Saturday 6 July 2024 – 2.30pm
‘A Musical Menagerie’ – a fun family concert (suitable for children aged 5+)
Horovitz Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo
Whitacre Animal Crackers
Rutter Wind in the Willows
@ The Venue, Walton High School

2024/25 Fiftieth Anniversary Season:

MK Chorale celebrates its half-centenary in the 2024-25 season. Several dates, programmes  and venues have already been fixed:

Autumn Concert: Saturday 23 November 2024 – 7.30pm
Britten Saint Nicolas Cantata conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton

Christmas Concert:  Saturday 14 December 2024 – 5pm
Christmas music inc brass @ St Mary & St Giles, Stony Stratford

Come & Sing: Saturday 25 January 2025  10am-4pm
Led by Bob Chilcott.
@ Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes

Spring 2025: Saturday 15 March 2025 – 7.30pm
Sacred, Symphonic & Profane

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Orff Carmina Burana
@ St Peter & St Paul’s, Buckingham

Summer Gala Concert 2025: (exact content tbc)
Shostakovich Festive Overture
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast
Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Venue Details

Stony Stratford – St Mary & St Giles MK11 1BD
Parking is free in Stony – parking map here.

Fenny Stratford – St Martin’s MK2 2BU
Parking on street or in Denmark or George Street car parks – parking map here.

Newport Pagnell – St Peter & St Paul MK16 8AR
Parking info here.

New Bradwell – St James MK13 5LG
On street parking plus – see here.

Buckingham – St Peter & St Paul, MK18 1BS
Parking info here.

Olney – St Peter & St Paul MK46 4AD
Parking info here.

MK Theatre  MK9 3NZ

The Venue – Walton High School MK7 7WH

Chrysalis Theatre MK15 9JY
Map here.