250 Voices – Singing Workshops in Olney

Singing Workshops in Olney for 250 Voices


Join 250 Voices on Saturday 17th June at Campbell Park as part of the Milton Keynes Community Choir Festival.

Singers are invited to attend workshops at the Cowper Memorial United Reformed Church, Olney on the following dates, from 7:30pm – 9pm:

  • Wednesday 3rd May

  • Wednesday 17th May

  • Wednesday 7th June

  • Wednesday 14th June

You must be able to commit to at least three out of the four workshops AND be available to perform at the Milton Keynes Community Choir Festival on Saturday 17th June

(5pm to 6:30pm, with the view to performing at 6pm)

You will be led by choir leader, Craig McLeish, and join with other choirs on the day to sing an extract from the newly commissioned, Forever?, a new piece of music responding to the different meanings Amazing Grace has for people today.

Practice tracks will be available.

If you have any questions about the performance or the workshops, please email sing@cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk

The new work and programme has been commissioned by Cowper & Newton Museum with The Stables for Amazing Grace 250 and is supported using public funding by The National Lottery through Arts Council England and Milton Keynes City Council.

With text by celebrated poet and writer Rommi Smith and music by renowned baritone and composer Roderick Williams OBE, the world premiere will be performed by members of Chineke!, Europe’s first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra at The Stables on Saturday 22nd July (find out more and book your tickets to the world premiere here). 

Find out more about the Amazing Grace 250 partners, project and programme here.

Find out more about Amazing Grace in Olney here.


May 17, 2023


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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