Portrait of Katharine of Aragon by Michael Sittow, c1502

Our name comes from Queen Katherine of Aragon, who was sent to live at Buckden Palace after her divorce from King Henry VIII in 1533; in 1534, she moved to nearby Kimbolton Castle, where she died in 1536.

The choir was formed 450 years later, in September 1986, so we are now well established on the local musical scene.