250 Voices – Singing Workshops in Olney

Singing Workshops in Olney for 250 Voices

The 250 Voices performance will be taking place on Saturday 17th June at Campbell Park as part of the Milton Keynes Community Choir Festival.


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

  • Wednesday 3rd May

  • Wednesday 17th May

  • Wednesday 7th June

  • Wednesday 14th June


250 Voices Performance at the Milton Keynes Community Choir Festival, Campbell Park

As part of the Amazing Grace 250 commemorations led by the Cowper & Newton Museum, choir leader, Craig McLeish, will be conducting a choir made up of 250 voices during the Milton Keynes Community Choir Festival on Saturday 17th June. 

To take part in the 250 Voices performance, you will need to be available on the 17th June from 5pm to 6:30pm, with the view to performing at 6pm. 

The 250 Voices will be singing an extract from the newly commissioned, Forever?, a new work for voice and chamber ensemble responding to the anniversary and to the different meanings Amazing Grace has for people in the 21st Century. 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). 

Singing Workshops in Olney

Whether you’re part of a choir or not, sign up to our singing workshops by completing the form below. 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.

The workshops will be held at the Cowper Memorial United Reformed Church.  Written scores and practice tapes will be available.

Choir leaders – please encourage your singers to sign up to the workshops individually, so we can accurately gauge the number of people who will be in attendance. 

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

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

Find out more about Amazing Grace in Olney here.


May 03, 2023


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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