Past Concerts

In addition to its own concerts, for the past few years Nottingham Harmonic Choir has performed regularly as part of the Nottingham Classics Series of concerts (link to be provided soon)

For each of our past concerts, further details are available by following the “Full Details” links. Reviews are available for many of our previous concerts

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Drivetime June 2019

Thursday 27th June 2019 6:00PM

The Hallé

Classical music is everywhere in films, TV shows and even in video games, but there’s no better way to hear it than in a live concert. The Drivetime Concert is an hour of fantastic music played by the 80-piece Hallé Orchestra giving it everything.

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Southwell Minster May 2019

Saturday 18th May 2019 7:30PM

The enduring appeal of Fauré's Requiem lies in the composer's wondrous gift for melody and his decision to create a work which provides comfort and solace rather than depicting death and destruction.

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Haydn Creation

Saturday 23rd March 2019 7:30PM

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra

The success of Haydn's Creation was immediate, and its appeal has endured. With its bold use of orchestral colour, inventive rhythms and melodies and dramatic contours, Haydn depicts the creation story in an artistic, and sometimes operatic style. St

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Come & Sing 2019

Saturday 23rd February 2019 9:45AM

There can be no more dramatic oratorio than Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Fire descending from the sky, false gods, earthquakes, drought, torrential rain, fiery horses and fiery chariots, prophets ascending heavenward in whirlwinds, it’s all there!

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Family Carol Concert

Saturday 22nd December 2018 5:00PM

Thoresby Colliery Band

There is nothing like heartily singing Carols alongside hundreds of fellow concert-goers to get you in the Christmas spirit. Add some Sparkle to your festive Season by joining Thoresby Colliery Band and the choir for a family friendly concert.

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Family Carol Concert

Wednesday 19th December 2018 7:00PM

Thoresby Colliery Band

There is nothing like heartily singing Carols alongside hundreds of fellow concert-goers to get you in the Christmas spirit. Add some Sparkle to your festive Season by joining Thoresby Colliery Band and the choir for a family friendly concert.

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Messiah

Sunday 2nd December 2018 3:00PM

Orchestra da Camera

The annual performance of Messiah at the Royal Concert Hall has become an unmissable fixture in the Christmas calendar. Come and have an evening to escape from the bustle and let Handel's glorious music wash over you and renew you.

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Britten War Requiem

Sunday 4th November 2018 3:00PM

Orchestra da Camera

To commemorate the end of the First World War, we present two contrasting and poignant works. The momentous War Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending.

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The Drivetime Concert

Thursday 28th June 2018 6:00PM

The Hallé

This year’s concert is all about dance, from waltzing Tchaikovsky and Beethoven’s dancing Seventh Symphony finale, to Marquez’s slinky Danzon No. 2 and Copland’s Yee-hah-ing Hoedown. The Drivetime Choir will be singing Brodin's Polovtsian Dances

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Nottingham Classics May 2017

Saturday 5th May 2018 7:30PM

The Hallé

Rossini’s last opera achieved lasting fame through its famous Overture, complete with the ‘Lone Ranger’ gallop. The intermezzo from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, provides a tragic interlude between Poulenc’s Gloria and Saint-Saëns’ ‘Organ’ Symphony.

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St Matthew Passion

Saturday 17th March 2018 7:00PM

The Musical and Amicable Society

Bach Wrote Some of his greatest music in his Passion settings. These combined words from the gospel account, with reflective arias and some of his best-known chorales which would have been sung congregationally in Bach's time.

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Come & Sing 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018 9:45AM

Come and Sing - Favourite Opera Choruses Join us for a chance to rehearse and then perform some of the best and most brilliant opera choruses. What a great way to spend a Saturday!

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Family Carol Concert

Saturday 23rd December 2017 5:00PM

Thoresby Colliery Band

There is nothing like heartily singing Carols alongside hundreds of fellow concert-goers to get you in the Christmas spirit. Add some Sparkle to your festive Season by joining Thoresby Colliery Band and the choir for a family friendly concert.

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Family Carol Concert

Wednesday 20th December 2017 7:00PM

Thoresby Colliery Band

There is nothing like heartily singing Carols alongside hundreds of fellow concert-goers to get you in the Christmas spirit. Add some Sparkle to your festive Season by joining Thoresby Colliery Band and the choir for a family friendly concert.

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Messiah

Saturday 2nd December 2017 7:00PM

Orchestra da Camera

Start your Christmas season with an evening of inspirational music. Handel's magnificent oratorio Messiah tells the story of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection, through many narrative and explanatory extracts from the Bible.

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Strauss and Brahms

Saturday 11th November 2017 7:30PM

Orchestra da Camera

There can be few more poignant and moving expressions of love and compassion than these two great masterworks of German Romanticism.

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Belshazzar's Feast 2017

Saturday 27th May 2017 7:30PM

The Hallé Orchestra

Nottingham Harmonic Choir is thrilled to join the Hallé Orchestra and conductor Rory Macdonald in this final concert of the Nottingham Classics 2016-17 season.

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Sea Symphony and Sea Pictures

Saturday 18th March 2017 7:30PM

A Sea Symphony is an ambitiously large, exhilarating work for orchestra and chorus. Elgar's song cycle Sea Pictures - five poems representing the dichotomy of man's fascination and fear of the sea and its immense power and mystery.

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Come & Sing 2017

Saturday 18th February 2017 9:45AM

Whether you are new to choral singing or have years of experience we hope you will enjoy spending the day singing whatever wonderful pieces of music we decide to prepare!

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Petite Messe Solennelle

Saturday 12th November 2016 7:30PM

Contrary to its title, the Petite Messe Solennelle, written late in Rossini's life in 1863, is neither solemn nor small; his mass brims over with the colour and drama to be found in any of his earlier Italian operas.

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Inspirational Music

Saturday 14th May 2016 7:30PM

Duruflé's ethereal Requiem is a deservedly enduringly popular work. Kodaly Missa Brevis was first performed in the Budapest Opera House cloakrooms, during the siege of Budapest in 1944/45! In Tippett's A Child of Our TIme, the spirituals perform a

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Carmina Burana

Saturday 12th March 2016 7:30PM

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Carl Orff's ever popular Carmina Burana is an energetic setting of twenty four medieval poems, mostly in Latin, but some in Middle High German and Old Provencal.

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Bach MAGNIFICAT and Haydn NELSON MASS

Saturday 7th November 2015 7:30PM

Bach Camerata

C.P.E Bach's setting of the Magnificat is an extended and celebratory setting of the words, possibly written to support his application for a post in one of the royal courts or possibly in Leipzig - thus C.P.E.Bach at his best. The Nelson Mass, writ

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