Outside Events

Nottingham Harmonic Choir is pleased to provide information and links to concerts, workshops and other related events especially those involving members of the choir and with organisations having long established ties.
If you know of an event that would be of interest to members, friends and visitors to this site, please let us know using our outside event form.

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East of England Singers - A Festive Baroque Christmas. Saturday 7th December 2019

East of England Singers - A Festive Baroque Christmas

Beeston Parish Church

Festive seasonal music from the age of the Baroque for chamber choir and orchestra.
The alternative Christmas concert complete with candlelight, mince pies and mulled wine.

Programme to include:
Bach Magnificat (including Christmas Interpolations)
Extracts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Cantata Wachet Auf
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Christmas Music from Handel’s Messiah

See poster for full details and booking information

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Lyrical SoNGbirds Christmas Concert Ruddington. Friday 20th December 2019

Lyrical SoNGbirds Christmas Concert Ruddington

Join The Lyrical SoNGbirds for an afternoon concert of traditional and contemporary Christmas music for female voices and soloists.

Seasonal refreshments included!

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Come and Sing Workshop - Settings of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM and more.... Saturday 18th January 2020

Come and Sing Workshop - Settings of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM and more...

including Palestrina & Lauridsen
Director: Richard Roddis
Organist: Michael Overbury

This is an opportunity to enjoy a wealth of splendid a cappella choral music!

Many composers down the ages have seized on the text O magnum mysterium for all its expressive possibilities, focusing on the mystery of the Incarnation. Here’s your chance to sing five of the best settings in all their glorious sonorities.

Two settings are from the Renaissance period – real treasures of this golden age. By Spaniard, Tomas de Luis Victoria, a beautiful, simple setting in four parts. By contrast, Italian composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s setting is in six parts and characteristically flamboyant, particularly the Alleluia.

From the mid-20th century, Francis Poulenc’s setting is typically adventurous but extremely tender and expressive; interestingly, it omits the final Alleluia.

Two settings from the 1990s, one is a firm favourite by American composer, Morten Lauridsen, with its heartfelt vocal sonorities. The other is less well-known, by Basque composer, Javier Busto, is multi-faceted, lyrical and tuneful – a little gem.

Sinfonia Chorale Director

Director Richard Roddis is well known throughout the East Midlands for his work with choirs. His conducting experience stretches back more than a quarter of a century and, as a professional singer and a member of several top choirs, he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to choral conducting. He was appointed Director of the Sinfonia Chorale in June 1991..

Venue for the 2020 Come and Sing event :
Christ Church, Chilwell, 6 College Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 4AS

To see more and to book your place, please visit the web link below

Further information is available from Pamela Richings

For more information please follow this link: http://www.sinfoniachorale.uk/

Be a Chorister for a Day at Derby Cathedral. Saturday 18th January 2020

Be a Chorister for a Day at Derby Cathedral

On Saturday 18 January 2019 Derby Cathedral is holding the annual Be a Chorister for a Day for all children aged 7 – 13. Join us for a chance to discover the opportunities and amazing lifestyle of a chorister. The children to sing alongside current choristers for an afternoon of fun musical activities, and the opportunity to sing in the choir for a short Service at 5.15pm after a quick tea break. Parents are warmly invited to stay for the afternoon to see what goes on behind the scenes!

Places are limited - see website for details of how to book, email music@derbycathedral.org, or telephone 01332 202231.

Further information is available from Alexander Binns

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Nottingham Bach Choir is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity of a singing masterclass led by Roderick Williams.
Date: Saturday, 14th March 2020, at 2.00pm
Venue: McMahon Room, Nottingham Cathedral Hall
Tickets: Adult Observers - £5; Participants and students - FREE

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The following information is provided for interest and is not a recommendation or endorsement.

The choir has been informed about ChoralHolidays.com –  a small company who organise trips for amateur choral singers. Their website is www.choralholidays.com.


This calendar of events is produced by Phil and Angela Harrison.