Membership

We’re a friendly group firmly rooted in the choral tradition, comprising people of all ages and from all walks of life with a shared passion for excellent singing.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings 1930 – 2145 during term time in the centre of Milton Keynes at Christ the Cornerstone, MK9 2ES, opposite the main shopping centre.

Join us

If you would like to join us, please call our membership secretary, Glenys Bloomfield on 07969 120793  who will be happy to answer any questions you have and then come along on a Tuesday evening to try us out.

A reasonable ability to read and follow a score is assumed, as well as being able to sing in tune and blend with others.

Our standard subscription rate is £180 (£15 per month) for full members and £60 (£5 per month) for students in further education or those unemployed. These are payable annually or in termly or monthly instalments.

Chorale Member Comments

Soprano 1

“I joined the choir for the sheer joy of singing in a group, learning new pieces of choral music and improving my singing voice through some expert coaching by a music director.”

Anon

“The joy of singing with others – improving and developing as a choir.”

Rosie Blackwell

“Good music, friendly atmosphere, varied repertoire – all makes for a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring experience.”

Margaret Caen

“The pure enjoyment of singing and socializing with others who feel the same.”

Maggie Carney

“I have been an MK Chorale member for more than ten years and each year I learn more than ever. Added to this, the company of my fellow choristers and the director and assistant director make Tuesday evenings a time to look forward to.”

Anthea B.

Mark and Alex ensure every rehearsal is inspiring and enjoyable, making Tuesday evenings a refreshing and permanent oasis of pure musical pleasure in which to be nourished for a while, away from the cares of the day. As a result, we are being honed into an increasingly better choir – working hard and playing hard at the same time within a very friendly atmosphere. The perfect combination alongside sublime and varied music!

Anon

Soprano 2

“Lovely friendly choir, setting the very highest standards. Clear and instructive direction from Mark and Alex.”

Sylvia Walter

“From the moment I joined, I found I was surrounded by lovely people – so friendly.”

Gill Wood

“Joining MK Chorale has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. Collaboration to perform sublime music has enhanced my life, and I’ve formed strong friendships which have supported me through appalling experiences.”

Margaret Brown

Alto 1

“It’s wonderful to be part of this choir; the members welcomed me on the first day and have been supportive ever since. There is a wonderful sense of community.  I absolutely love the camarad between Mark and Alex. Both hugely talented.”

Anon

“It’s a lot of fun. I feel really good afterwards. I enjoy the music and improving my singing.”

Jo P.

“Singing in a choir is the best therapy I know.”

Anon

Bass 1 & 2

“It is great to make music with lots of others. You can arrive at rehearsal feeling a bit tired and finish feeling fresher than when you started.”

Don Head

“It’s immensely enjoyable.”

Adrian Morrow

“Lovely repertoire for this coming concert. Mark and Alex run rehearsals really well.”

Bill Ridsdale

Chorale Member Comments

Soprano 1

“I joined the choir for the sheer joy of singing in a group, learning new pieces of choral music and improving my singing voice through some expert coaching by a music director.”

Anon

“The joy of singing with others – improving and developing as a choir.”

Rosie Blackwell

“Good music, friendly atmosphere, varied repertoire – all makes for a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring experience.”

Margaret Caen

“The pure enjoyment of singing and socializing with others who feel the same.”

Maggie Carney

“I have been an MK Chorale member for more than ten years and each year I learn more than ever. Added to this, the company of my fellow choristers and the director and assistant director make Tuesday evenings a time to look forward to.”

Anthea B.

Mark and Alex ensure every rehearsal is inspiring and enjoyable, making Tuesday evenings a refreshing and permanent oasis of pure musical pleasure in which to be nourished for a while, away from the cares of the day. As a result, we are being honed into an increasingly better choir – working hard and playing hard at the same time within a very friendly atmosphere. The perfect combination alongside sublime and varied music!

Anon

Soprano 2

“Lovely friendly choir, setting the very highest standards. Clear and instructive direction from Mark and Alex.”

Sylvia Walter

“From the moment I joined, I found I was surrounded by lovely people – so friendly.”

Gill Wood

“Joining MK Chorale has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. Collaboration to perform sublime music has enhanced my life, and I’ve formed strong friendships which have supported me through appalling experiences.”

Margaret Brown

Alto 1

“It’s wonderful to be part of this choir; the members welcomed me on the first day and have been supportive ever since. There is a wonderful sense of community. The musical choices have widened my repertoire and challenged my vocal cords. I absolutely love the banter between Mark and Alex. Both hugely talented.”

Anon

“It’s a lot of fun. I feel really good afterwards. I enjoy the music and improving my singing.”

Jo P.

“Singing in a choir is the best therapy I know.”

Anon

Bass 1 & 2

“It is great to make music with lots of others. You can arrive at rehearsal feeling a bit tired and finish feeling fresher than when you started.”

Don Head

“It’s immensely enjoyable.”

Adrian Morrow

“Lovely repertoire for this coming concert. Mark and Alex run rehearsals really well.”

Bill Ridsdale