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Dear Harmonic Supporters,

Singing – good for 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 enjoy the sheer magic of singing.

During this very difficult time we have been using virtual rehearsals to keep in touch and exercise our voices. We meet weekly with our Music Director, Richard Laing and we are also taking the opportunity to work with a well-respected vocal coach. Rachel Nicholls, who has been a soloist with us on several occasions, is helping us develop and improve our technique so we will be back even better than before!

We are also delighted to welcome a group of new members, so we are confident that we will continue to go from strength to strength in the new year. Having had to postpone all our remaining 2020 programme, it is with heavy hearts that we have also decided to cancel our Come & Sing event in February 2021. We know that many Friends of Harmonic and other supporters look forward to this very social annual event, but we will meet again in 2022.

The Spring Fantasia concert which was planned for March 2021 has now been postponed until March 2022. This programme requires a full orchestra and choir so we want to wait until we can do this unusual and exciting programme justice.

We are still hoping to be at Southwell Minster in May for ‘Gloria! Majestic Music for Choir and Brass’ but only time will tell, and we will keep you posted with up to date news.

To see what we are up to in the virtual world, check out our gallery of singers who join us on a Monday night to enjoy the weekly rehearsals.

Do keep up to date by continuing to view the website from time to time or follow us on social media:

@Notts_Harmonic
Nottingham Harmonic Choir
@Notts_Harmonic
 
We hope to see you in our audience again at the earliest opportunity. With all our best wishes.
Joanne Browne (Chair)

Welcome

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’
‘exciting…magnificent’
Read the full review

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.’
Read the full review

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’
Read the full review

Poulenc Gloria with The Hallé, May 18

‘the music was in their bloodstream’
‘high energy and rock-solid accuracy’
Read the full review

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.

Feedback Please!

We would greatly appreciate your feedback if you have been to one (or more!) or our concerts. You will find our quick and easy feedback form on our feedback page.

New Members Welcome

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Forthcoming Concert

Gloria!
Walton Coronation Te Deum
Rutter Gloria
Parry I Was Glad
Schutz Psalm 150
Ireland Vexilla Regis
Purcell Funeral Sentences
Bruckner Ecce Sacerdos, Aequali

Saturday 22nd May 2021 7:30PM

Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Sennet Brass

Conductor Richard Laing


Organ Jonathan Allsopp

Come and experience the magical combination of trumpets, trombones, organ and voices. It will be a feast of varied music.
Prepare to be inspired!

Venue:
Southwell Minster

More Details

Celebrating 50 years of friendship between our cities! 50th Anniversary of Nottingham twinned with Karlsruhe
Future Concerts

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.
Music Scores for Sale
We have a large amount of music for sale. Please click here to download the list, and use the Contact us form to make any enquiries.