Dear Harmonic Supporters,

Singing – good for the heart and soul! – This is how the whole choir feels about singing, whether performing at the Royal Concert Hall with nearly 200 voices or gathering in small groups to experience the sheer joy of singing.

The 166th Season began with a welcome return to live rehearsals under the guidance of our Music Director, Richard Laing, and we have since welcomed several new members to the Choir. Our first event of the Season, at which we sang some of the pieces from our previously cancelled Gloria! Majestic Music for Choir and Brass, was very enjoyable and emotional. We also held our first ticketed Concert in December which was an abridged performance of Messiah. We recently held our Come & Sing event, the return of which was welcomed by our loyal supporters. For the second part of this Season we performed the Verdi Requiem at Nottingham’s Albert Hall in March followed by our return to the sublime surroundings of Southwell Minster for Seasonal Reflections in May.

Preparations for our 167th Season are now underway. The first concert will be Musical Seascapes on 12 November. Please see below for details – ticketing info. will follow soon. In December are returning to the Royal Concert Hall for our Messiah Concert (3rd) and Family Carol Concert (17th). Tickets are now on sale – please scroll down for further information.

For a look back at our first ever virtual Messiah in December 2020, please see our Gallery of Singers.

Joanne Browne
Chair of the General Committee

Forthcoming Concert

Musical Seascapes
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Howells Sir Patrick Spens
Mendelssohn The Hebrides
MacCunn The Wreck of the Hesperus
Stanford Songs of the Fleet

Saturday 12th Nov 2022 7:30PM

Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Orchestra da Camera
Conductor Richard Laing
Bass-baritone James Oldfield
Organist Jonathan Allsopp

Our island nation has always been fascinated by the sea, and our greatest composers have been irresistibly drawn to it. Here we present a wonderful selection of music with a common sea theme.

Albert Hall, Nottingham

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Music Sales
We are pleased to announce the availability of our Music CD “The Joys of Christmas” as a digital download. Please use the “Music Download” link in the above menu or click here to purchase and enjoy our beautiful Christmas music.


Welcome to Nottingham Harmonic Choir

The Choir has a long and rich history as a leading choral centre in Nottingham and the East Midlands. We perform in various venues, including Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, Albert Hall and the Minster at Southwell.

Handel’s Messiah, Dec 19

‘Vivid storytelling’
‘stylish musicianship….technically assured’
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Mozart Requiem, November 2019

The choir was ‘outstandingly prepared’ and achieved ‘thrillingly dramatic effects’ with ‘narrative urgency, crisp diction, passion and precision’

‘Sinners amongst the audience must surely have considered repentance.’
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Haydn The Creation, March 2019

A fine performance. The choir was faultless.’

Come & Sing, February 2019

‘Everyone was so friendly and helpful, especially the choir volunteers who put in a lot of effort (especially the cakes!) to make the day an enjoyable one. I felt I learned a lot from the conductor and was amazed at the progress we made in just a few hours’

Armistice Centenary Concert

‘terrifyingly impressive… a musical triumph…. heart meltingly moving’
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Poulenc Gloria with The Hallé, May 18

‘the music was in their bloodstream’
‘high energy and rock-solid accuracy’
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Bach St Matthew Passion Southwell Minster, March 18

‘Powerful and dramatic’
Performed with ‘exquisite tone and quality’
For the full review and other concerts, see the concert page.

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