Amazing Grace 250 Voices: Rehearsals begin

Local community choirs have begun rehearsals of Song 8: A Hymn’s Review?, one section from Forever?, a new piece of music composed for voice and chamber ensemble.

As part of Amazing Grace 250,  A Hymn’s Review? will be sung by a mass choir of 250 Voices, led by musical director, Craig McLeish, at the Milton Keynes Community Choir Festival at 6pm on Saturday 17th June 2023 at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.

Dr Rommi Smith, who has written the words for this new piece,  joined MK Sweet Sound choir for one of their rehearsals.  It was an emotional evening for all; the singers were able to hear Rommi describe the thoughts, emotions and feelings behind the words, and for Rommi, it was the first time she has been able to hear the words sung to composer Roderick William’s music.

Dr Rommi Smith, writer and poet
MK Sweet Sound rehearsal with MD Craig McLeish
Olney Amazing Grace Choir

Many of the choirs who are performing at the Milton Keynes Choir Festival will also be part of the 250 Voices.

For singers who are not part of a choir or whose choir is not singing at the Festival, there is still the opportunity to join in.  Rehearsals are held in Olney for anyone who would like to take part. 

Here is the link to the rehearsal dates and how to contact the organisers to find out more Amazing Grace 250 Voices.

For more information about the original idea  for Amazing Grace 250, the writer, composer and orchestra … and much more … go to our Amazing Grace 250 So far … pages on the Museum website. 

To find our more about the Milton Keynes Choir Festival and 250 Voices

To find out more about MK Sweet Sound

To find out more about the premiere of Forever? at the Stables as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival and Amazing Grace 250

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With thanks to key supporters Arts Council England and Milton Keynes City Council.

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