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 has a long tradition of singing at services at local churches, 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 Contemporary 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 weekend services on 20-21 October at Rochester Cathedral. They will be singing music by Spanish and New World composers (Morales, Guerrero, Franco, Victoria and Vivanco), Tudor composer Robert Parsons and two contemporary composers: Philip Stopford (Truro Evening Service) and Matthew Martin (Preces and Responses). 

The Carol Service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen is on Sunday 16 December at 5 pm.

Next Event

Visiting Choir Rochester Cathedral
Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Saturday Evensong at 3.15 pm

  • Preces and Responses, Matthew Martin
  • Psalm 104, 1-13
  • Magnificat Tertii Toni, Cristobal de Morales
  • Nunc Dimittis from the Truro Evening Service, Philip Stopford
  • Anthem: Ave virgo sanctissima, Francisco Guerrero
  • Organ Voluntary: Litanies, Jehan Alain

Visiting Choir at Rochester Cathedral
Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Sunday Services Mattins at  9.45 am

  • Preces and Responses, Matthew Martin
  • Psalm 133
  • Venite sung to chant
  • Benedictus sung to chant
  • Te Deum from the First Great Service, Robert Parsons
Eucharist at 10.30 am
  • Missa Surge propera, Francisco Guerrero
  • Motet: O sacrum convivium, Sebastian de Vivanco
  • Organ voluntary: Te Deum, Jean Langlais
Evensong at 3.15 pm
  • Preces and Responses, Matthew Martin
  • Psalm 141, 1-6, 9-11
  • Magnificat Primi Toni, Hernando Franco
  • Nunc Dimittis, Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • Anthem: Ave Regina caelorum, Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • Organ voluntary: Symphony no 6 in G minor (V) Finale, Charles-Marie Widor

Comments are closed.