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. New members are always welcome.

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. Our 2023/4 season rehearsals began on 5 September 2023.

There are also two special Tuesday evening Open Rehearsals each season.  For our next season, these will be on 3 October 2023 and 6 February 2024 following our annual January Workshop. If you would like to attend one of our Open Rehearsals, please do contact our Membership Secretary Glenys on membership@mkchorale.org.uk.

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 may have and register your interest.  You will be invited to come along on a Tuesday evening to try us out. Any new  Tenors in particular and also Basses would be most welcome!

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 £220 (£19 per month for a monthly subscription) for full members and £72 (£6 per month) for students in higher or further education. These are payable annually or in termly or monthly instalments.

NOTE:  Please be reassured that we have Covid risk assessment measures in place.  We also expect all members / prospective members to be double vaccinated and boosted unless medically exempt.

 

 

Chorale Member Comments

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“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 camaraderie between Mark and Alex – both hugely talented.”

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

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

“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.”

“It’s immensely enjoyable.”

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

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