Quorum, Milton Keynes
Quorum is a small chamber choir based in Milton Keynes who sing renaissance sacred music for services in local churches. Each year Quorum sings services at a Cathedral as a visiting choir.
Quorum’s repertoire includes music by renaissance composers (Tallis, Byrd, Victoria, Lassus, Guerrero, etc) and 20th and 21st centuries composers.
Quorum is available to sing at weddings in local churches and corporate events in the Milton Keynes/North Bucks area.
The choir is well known for the high quality of its singing, its flexibility, and ability to provide suitable music for a range of church services including Choral Evensongs and Sung Eucharists.
The group is considered ‘quorate’ when there are enough people present to cover each part, hence the name Quorum.
Service for Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity
The service on Sunday 17 May at Willen (starting at 6 pm) is a words and music service for Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity. Quorum will be singing music by Francisco Guerrero, who was maestro de capilla at Seville Cathedral in the 16th century. He was highly regarded during his life time. Modern musicians also hold his music in high regard with many recordings and editions of his music available. In their current Choral Pilgrimage the Sixteen are singing a programme of music by Guerrero and his student and successor, Alonso Lobo.
Willen Church Concerts
The next concert at Willen Church will be on Saturday 25 April 2015 starting at 8 pm. The concert of words and music inspired by World War I. Admission is Free with a retiring collection.
Service for Ascension and Pentecost at 6 pm
Sunday, 17 May, 2015
St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Music by Francisco Guerrero
- Ascendens Christus in altum
- Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes
- O lux beata Trinitas
Patronal Evensong at 6 pm
Sunday, 19 July, 2015
St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Evensong to celebrate Patronal festival - music to be announced