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 recently took the opportunity to work with a well-respected vocal coach. Rachel Nicholls, who has been a soloist with us on several occasions, helped us to develop and improve our technique so we will be back even better than before!

We are also delighted to welcome a some new members, so we are confident that we will continue to go from strength to strength in the new year. Having postponed all our remaining 2020 programme, it is with heavy hearts that we also had 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.

Sadly our May concert in Southwell has also been cancelled. We hope to perform some of the pieces from ‘Gloria! Majestic Music for Choir and Brass’ at our concert on the 13th November at the Albert Hall.

We usually perform Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Concert Hall every year but instead we arranged our first ever virtual Messiah. Do take a look at our Gallery of Singers at the event.

Please continue to keep up to date by viewing the website from time to time, or follow us on social media:

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

Professor John Morehen

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of our President, Professor John Morehen. He took up the position of President in 2008 and, with his great musical expertise and approachable manner, brought so much to the role. John skilfully performed at the piano and organ at our Family Carol Concerts and also gladly accompanied us when needed at rehearsals on many occasions. He presided at our Annual General Meetings and one member recently commented ‘it says something that I enjoyed the AGMs under his guidance! No mere figurehead, I always appreciated the time he gave us as accompanist, attending our concerts and the friendly words to us all.’

You can read the full Obituary (published by The Telegraph). Also, read more about John on his webpage: http://www.morehen.com/


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’
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.’
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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’
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

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


Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Sennet Brass
Conductor Richard Laing
Organ Jonathan Allsopp

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.