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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Singing courses and holidays - Runbysingers 2020
The Runbysingers 2020 programme of specialist singing courses and holidays has just started booking on our new website. These are for individual choir singers - not whole choirs.
Highlights for this year include a Summer School in Lincoln with David Ogden and David Allinson, a long weekend in Venice with Will Dawes and trumpeter Crispian Steele Perkins - and our popular midnight Mozart Requiem in Vienna featured last year in the Daily Telegraph.
Runbysingers is a Sunday Times Top 100 Holiday Provider, a fully insured member of AITO, and has been arranging singing courses for individual choral singers since 2003. We are all singers ourselves and join in every event. You can find out more about the Runbysingers organisers here: https://www.runbysingers.org/
Our courses always fill - but it would be lovely to see some new faces. New tenors and basses get a £100 discount - and so does the person who introduces them.
Further information is available from Nick
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Choristerships at Derby Cathedral
Derby Cathedral are recruiting the next generation of Cathedral choristers.
Derby Cathedral Choir is made up of boy and girl choristers and professional Lay Clerks (adult professional singers) working to the very highest musical standards. Our choirs continue to be a very vibrant part of the musical life of the city and county, and their ever-growing reputation for excellence spreads far and wide. We offer a musical education programme of which we are hugely proud, and provide life-enhancing, life-changing opportunities to children from a wide range of backgrounds.
We are especially pleased to welcome boys from age 7 and girls from age 9 to come forward for a voice trial. The choirs are open to all, though children need to have an enthusiasm for singing, be keen to learn, and be prepared to make the necessary commitment.
All our Choristers receive a world-class musical education, including free one-to-one singing lessons and music theory lessons. Furthermore, all our Choristers are paid for their work at the Cathedral. Throughout their time in the choir, our Choristers are trained in professional music-making; receive a unique all-round cultural education; acquire a sense of self-confidence and purpose; develop lifelong friendships; and have plenty of fun in the process! We also encourage all our Choristers to work their way through the Royal School of Church Music’s Voice for Life scheme, with most Choristers leaving with either a Silver or Gold award.
The Cathedral Choir also undertakes various other projects, tours and trips both within the UK and abroad (a tour is planned to Greece for October 2020); CD recordings and BBC broadcasts; and concerts and performances with international artists, including the Sixteen, John Rutter, Jethro Tull and Sinfonia Viva.
Girls sing on Mondays and Thursdays after school; boys on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays after school, and they both then sing at either the morning or evening service on Sundays (on alternating weeks). The choir terms usually respect school term dates, with notable exceptions to this being the Christmas Carol Services, and services at Easter.
Anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch with the Director of Music, Alexander Binns, on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01332 202231, with whom you can book a 10-minute voice trial on either 9th or 23rd February or by prior arrangement.
Further information is available from Alexander Binns
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SINGING MASTERCLASS FOR STUDENTS
SINGING MASTERCLASS WITH RODERICK WILLIAMS FOR STUDENTS AGED 16 - 21 YEARS
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
Please see poster for full details
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The Costa Brava International Easter Choir Festival, 17-20 April 2020
This International Choir Festival will be held in various churches in Costa Brava/ Barcellona area, the weekend after Easter Sunday. It will for sure serve, as the best curtain call for the so popular Spanish Holy Week Celebrations.
Festival is not competitive and is open for all kind of choirs, including children choirs.
Contact us for more information and details.
Further information is available from Giuseppe Corsaro
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.
COME AND SING DAYS AND WORKSHOPS
This calendar of events is produced by Phil and Angela Harrison.