30th Anniversary Concert October 2014

Quorum, Milton Keynes

Quorum is a chamber choir in Milton Keynes who specialise in singing Renaissance and Contemporary sacred choral music. The choir is based at St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen in Milton Keynes where each year they sing several Evensongs and at the Carol Service. The choir also has a long tradition of singing at services at local services, and each year Quorum sings weekend services at cathedrals around the country.

Highly praised for its excellent and expressive singing, Quorum is considered as one of the finest amateur choirs in the area singing Renaissance and Contemporary choral music. In its choice of repertoire Quorum showcases little known Renaissance music and extends this principle to Contemporary music. The choir is well known for its innovative and imaginative programming of Contemporay choral music alongside music from the Renaissance.

Quorum is available to sing at weddings in local churches and at corporate events in the Milton Keynes/North Bucks area.

The group is considered ‘quorate’ when there are enough people present to cover each part, hence the name Quorum.  If you are interested in joining Quorum please contact us as vacancies arise from time to time.

Next Engagements

Quorum will be singing an Evensong at St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen on Sunday 24 September featuring the music of Francis Jackson to mark the centenary of his birth this year.

On 21 and 22 October Quorum will be singing weekend services at Bristol Cathedral. The Choir will sing music by Francis Jackson, Renaissance Spanish and Flemish composers.

Next Event

Visiting Choir Bristol Cathedral
Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Saturday Evensong at 3.30 pm

  • Psalm 105:1-22
  • Preces and Responses: Richard Shephard (b 1949)
  • Canticles: Plainsong with Fauxbourdons, Francis Jackson (b 1917)
  • Anthem: Henry VI's Prayer, Francis Jackson (b 1917)
  • Organ voluntary: Impromptu Opus 5, Francis Jackson (b 1917)

Visiting Choir Bristol Cathedral
Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Sunday Eucharist at 10.00 am

  • Psalm 99
  • Missa Beata dei Genitrix, Alonso Lobo (1555-1617)
  • Communion motet: O sacrum convivium, Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
  • Organ voluntary: Festival Toccata, Percy Fletcher (1879-1932)
Sunday Evensong at 3.30 pm
  • Psalm 142
  • Preces and Responses: Richard Shephard (b 1949)
  • Magificat secundi toni, Orlando Lassus (1532-1594)
  • Nunc Dimittis, Jacob Regnart (c1540-1599)
  • Anthem: Descendi in hortum meum, Cipriano de Rore (1516-1565)
  • Organ voluntary: Allegretto from 5 Short Pieces, Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

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