Quorum is a high quality, small chamber choir based in Milton Keynes. The choir sings a variety of music and specialises in Renaissance sacred music, often sung at church services. The group is considered ‘quorate’ when there are enough people present to cover each part, hence the name Quorum. We are extremely lucky to be able to rehearse at St Mary Magdalen, Willen, built around 1678 – 1680 (the date 1680 is cast into the plasterwork of the barrel-vault ceiling of the nave). This provides a wonderful and inspiring home for the choir.
The choir has a strong reputation for singing challenging, unaccompanied repertoire, at a high standard. The choir is flexible, and able to provide suitable music for a wide range of church services, weddings and other events. Since its founding in 1984 Quorum has developed into a fine amateur choir capable of singing the sort of music that is often the preserve of professional choirs, or elite amateur choirs.
Quorum’s repertoire includes music by English Composers (Byrd and Tallis) and Spanish composers (Victoria, Vivanco, Guerrero and Lobo). In recent years Quorum has expanded its repertoire to include choral music from the 20th and 21st centuries.
The choir provides music for Choral Evensongs, Sung Eucharists and Words and Music services in local churches. Each year Quorum sings weekend services at a cathedral, as a visiting choir and has sung at nearly all of them. In 2019 Quorum will be a visiting choir at Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
Quorum is available to sing at Weddings and corporate events. If you would like Quorum to sing at your wedding or corporate event please contact us using the form in the Contact section and include the date and location of the event.
The current musical director is David Bray. If you are interested in joining Quorum please contact us using the form in the contact section of this site, outlining your singing experience and voice part. Singers do not pay any subscription to be a choir member. We are always interested in hearing from high standard singers, including those who are able to help with visits to cathedrals or other specific events.