Fun singing workshops for primary school children over the weekend of 11/12 May, plus a concert at the Albert Hall, Nottingham on the following Sunday 19 May.

Songs from the hit films The Greatest Showman, Mary Poppins (old + new!) and lots more!

Music for Everyone has over 30 years experience of running music events for young people. Led by our experienced tutors, the singing workshops and concert will be full of great songs. Singers will be divided into three age-group choirs:

• Vocals 1 (school yrs 1-2)
• Vocals 2 (school yrs 3-4)
• Vocals 3 (school yrs 5-6)

Music packs, including lyrics and CD or downloadable tracks, will be sent out approximately one month before the event, giving everyone the chance to learn the songs as best they can before the singing weekend.

How much does it cost?

If applying before 23 April, the EARLY BIRD enrolment fee for Vocals 2019 is £12. After that date, the fee increases to £16.

Timetable:

Saturday 11 May & Sunday 12 May

Nottingham Trent University, Clifton NG11 8NS
All Groups 2.00 – 5.00pm

Sunday 19 May Concert

Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA
Rehearsal: 12.30 – 2.15pm
Concert: 3.30 – 5.30pm

Hits of Stage and Screen

Music for Everyone invites you to come and sing in an entertaining concert of well known hits from Stage and Screen.

The programme will include heartwarming songs from the classic 1965 film The Sound of Music, foot tapping numbers from the hit musical and film Mamma Mia and unforgettable melodies from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

The singing workshop will taker place the day before at Nottingham Trent University and optional pre-rehearsals will be held during the week of 1 April.

Timetable

Workshop Day – Saturday 27 April
NTU Clifton Campus, Nottingham NG11 8NS

10.00am – 5.30pm Workshop Day

Concert Day – Sunday 28 April
Albert Hall, Nottingham, NG1 5AA

10.45am Assemble
11.00am Rehearsal
1.45pm End of session
3.00pm Assemble
3.30pm Performance

Optional Rehearsals

  • Southwell Methodist Church
    Westgate, Southwell NG25 0JH
    Monday 1 April 2 – 4pm
  • West Bridgford Baptist Church
    Melton Road, West Bridgford NG2 7NF
    Tuesday 2 April 2 – 4pm
  • St Leonard’s Community Centre
    Bramcote Lane, Wollaton NG8 2ND
    Wednesday 3 April 2.15 – 4.15pm
  • Sherwood Methodist Church
    Devon Drive, Sherwood NG5 2EN
    Thursday 4 April 2 – 4pm

… from sunrise to sunset

East of England Singers
New Classical Players
Steve Hicking flute
Angela Kay conductor

 

 

“Where dreams may come, both dark and deep,
Of flying wings and soaring leap…”

Pieces include:

Handel Acis and Galatea (excerpts)
Bliss
Pastoral ‘Lie strewn the white flocks’
Handel
Concerto Grosso Op6 No6, Mov. 3 ‘Musette’
Partsongs by Rheinberger, Stanford, Whitacre and Jackson

 

EOES tour 2017The Performers: East of England Singers One of the leading chamber choirs in the East Midlands, the East of England Singers have a busy concert schedule performing works across the full choral range. The choir’s refreshingly dynamic and committed performances have brought both critical and public acclaim.

The singers excelled … conveying beautifully the range of moods and the close marrying of text and setting. Graeme Whitehead – Nottingham Evening Post

 


Tickets: Full £11, Conc. £9, Child/Student £5.50

Tickets available online via the ‘Book Tickets’ button below. Alternatively, tickets are available from the MfE Box Office (0115 9589312 – office hours) 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF and on the door.

Come to Bandwise! 2019, Music for Everyone’s 20th annual youth Windband event. Bandwise! gives you the chance to play a wide variety of music for wind and percussion – from classics to pop and jazz – and to take part in instrumental groups and workshops, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Where and when is it?

Bandwise! will be held at the Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane over the weekend of 2/3 March 2019 followed by an informal concert for parents and friends at the Albert Hall, Nottingham, on Sunday 10 March. An outline of the schedule for all groups is given below.


Who will be there?

Lots of wind and percussion players from all parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. All instruments are included: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxes, horns, trumpets, cornets, trombones, euphoniums, tubas and percussion. The age range is 8 – 21. The Artistic Director is Gill Henshaw who is an experienced wind teacher, performer and conductor. She will be assisted in conducting and leading workshops by a team of specialists. There will also be a large support group of adult helpers and organisers.


How good do I have to be?

Whether you have been playing for years or have only just reached Grade 1, this is for YOU! Players will be divided into three groups: Bandwise 1 (Grades 1 – 2), Bandwise 2 (Grades 3 – 4), and Bandwise 3 (Grade 5 and above).

NB. Percussion players should be able to read music and play at the appropriate grade.


What are we playing?

A wide-ranging program including:

Bandwise 1: Wind Dances, I Want to Hold your Hand

Bandwise 2: Northland Pines, Music in the Dark

Bandwise 3: Equilibrium, Theme from Ant-Man


How do we learn the music?

By practicing the parts which will be sent to you approximately four weeks before the course, and listening to the rehearsal tracks which you can choose to download from a link or receive on a CD. These tracks take you through the music and the rehearsals at the course carry on from where they leave off. If you have “done your homework” you’ll have no problems!


How do I apply?

Click on ‘Book Tickets’ at the bottom of this page to enrol online or download a form here

Numbers in each band are limited so please apply as soon as possible. The course fees are:

Bandwise 1: (Grades 1 – 2) £25.00

Bandwise 2: (Grades 3 – 4) £27.00

Bandwise 3: (Grade 5 and above) £27.00


Timetable

Saturday 2 March, Bluecoat Academy NG8 5GY
All groups: 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Sunday 3 March, Bluecoat Academy NG8 5GY
Bandwise 1: 1.15pm – 5.30pm
Bandwise 2: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Bandwise 3: 10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday 10 March, Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA
Bandwise 2 & 3: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Bandwise 1: 1.45pm – 3.00pm

Informal concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm


Special discounts for families and subsidised places

We are offering a 10% discount to all families who have two or more  children taking part in the course. Just fill in the discount box on the application form. We run a subsidised places scheme for all our courses. For further information about this scheme or about any aspect of the course, please phone the MfE Administrator on 0115 958 9312.  

A workshop and performance day open to all young players aged 8 – 21

The Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AA

Musical Directors:
The Stringcredibles – string quartet
Nic Fallowfield: co-leader – Sinfonia Viva, tutor – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Junior Orchestra: grades 2 – 4
Senior Orchestra: grades 5 – 8+

Booking is now closed for this event.

What is the Big Youth Music Experience?

BYME brings together youth music organisations based in the East Midlands to provide exciting musical opportunities for young singers and instrumentalists aged 8 – 21. It is open to existing groups and individuals. This six-month project will culminate in a festival-style event in Nottingham over the weekend of 13 & 14 July 2019.

What happens at the Big Youth String Experience?NicFStringcredibles1

This unique day for violinists, violists, cellists and bassists aged 8 to 21, grouped according to ability, offers a rich experience in technique, performance and repertoire through the expertise of professional conductor Nic Fallowfield. Nic places great value on his work with young string players and has led workshops across Europe. Joining him will be the dynamic Stringcredibles – an inspirational and entertaining young quartet. There will be ensemble playing and performances, including a closing informal concert for family and friends.

Nic Fallowfieldwww.fallowfield.org

Nic Fallowfield is a conductor, violinist and teacher of many years experience. He is co-leader of Sinfonia Viva and first violin of the Tedesca Quartet. He has been a guest leader of many orchestras. Nic is Musical Director of The Midland Sinfonia, conductor of the Charnwood Orchestra and Beauchamp Sinfonietta and a frequent guest conductor with orchestras throughout the country. He has conducted youth orchestras in North Wales for many years and also the youth orchestras of Warwickshire and Herefordshire. Recently he has been working with the Birmingham Schools Symphony Orchestra. Nic teaches violin at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Stringcredibleswww.thestringcredibles.com

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The Stringcredibles is a string quartet delivering work to support the connection between musicians and audiences, mostly in schools and community settings. As professional orchestral musicians with a bold and broad vision for music education, the Stringcredibles know that technical excellence is only part of creating a great performance. Drawing audiences into the meaning of that performance is just as important and achieving this is an elusive skill. Through the different strands of their work, they explore and develop ways in which musicians can engage more effectively with their audiences helping to make every performance meaningful and inspiring every audience member – both young and old – to come back for more. 

Timetable

Senior Orchestra
9.30am – Registration and Tuning
10am – Rehearsals (with break)
12.20pm – Lunch (please bring)
1pm – Performance by the Stringcredibles
1.45pm – Workshop with Stringcredibles
3.15pm – Rehearsals (with break)
4.30pm – Informal concert
5.30pm – End of day

Junior Orchestra
12.30pm – Registration and Tuning
1pm – Performance by the Stringcredibles
1.45pm – Rehearsals (with break)
3.15pm – Workshop with Stringcredibles
4.30pm – Informal concert
5.30pm – End of day

Lead Partners:

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Our Supporters:

NYM logoNYJO LogoRushcliffe Junior PhilharmonicRHYO logo colourAlbert HallTRCH PURPLENottingham Music hubPrintnottinghamhighschoolLeicestershire Education Music HubNotts Music Hub - Inspire

A workshop afternoon open to all singers aged 5+

Musical Directors: Andy Hatherly, Sara King, Ellie Martin

Download a form here!

WEST BRIDGFORD: Saturday 9 February 2019 Online booking is now closed for the West Bridgford singing day. Booking is still open for the Mansfield and Beeston sessions or we have a limited number of places open to turn up on the day at West Bridgford – registration is at 1.30pm

Emmanuel School, Gresham Park Road, West Bridgford NG2 7YF

MANSFIELD: Saturday 23 March 2019 Sign up here!

Mansfield Library, West Gate, Mansfield NG18 1NH

BEESTON: Saturday 30 March 2019 Sign up here!

Beeston Library, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AE

Who is it for?EllieMSaraKAndyH

Children aged 5 upwards with their mums, dads, carers, grandparents, aunts and uncles – the whole family, friends too!

At the Big Family Singing Experience enjoy favourites from fantastic musicals such as The Greatest Showman and other exciting songs, all led by our inspiring conductors. Singing is great for health, togetherness, confidence and fun. Choose from one of three locations: Beeston, Mansfield, West Bridgford.

BFSE is part of the Big Youth Music Experience which brings together youth music organisations based in the East Midlands to provide exciting musical opportunities for young singers and instrumentalists. This six-month project culminates in a festival-style event in Nottingham over the weekend of 13 & 14 July 2019.

Provisional Timetable

1.30pm  Registration
2pm      Rehearsals (with breaks)
3.45pm  Movement Time
4pm    Informal performance to family and friends
4.30pm  End of session

 

Lead Partners:

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Our Supporters:

NYM logoNYJO LogoRushcliffe Junior PhilharmonicRHYO logo colourAlbert HallTRCH PURPLENottingham Music hubPrintnottinghamhighschoolLeicestershire Education Music HubNotts Music Hub - Inspire

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available on the door from 6.30pm at the Albert Hall on Saturday 2 February

Nottingham Festival Chorus
East of England Singers
Nottingham Concert Orchestra

Emily Hodkinson mezzo-soprano
Angela Kay conductor

 

Elgar The Music Makers
Overture in D Minor (Handel)

Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music

Nostalgic and visionary music by our two great English pastoral composers: Elgar’s exquisite Serenade for Strings, his Overture transcribed for glorious full orchestra from Handel (fulfilling a childhood dream) and then, for choir, soloist and orchestra, Vaughan Williams’s enchanted star-gazing Serenade to Music and Elgar’s Music Makers, full of famous melodies, elegiac lyricism, splendour and celebration.

Get a sneak preview of the concert by listening to a snippet of each piece below! 

Tickets: Full £8 – £15, Conc. £7 – £14, Child/Student £4 – £7.50

Come and sing with the Nottingham Festival Chorus Vaughan Williams’ enchanted star-gazing Serenade to Music and Elgar’s Music Makers, full of famous melodies, elegiac lyricism, splendour and celebration.

Your chance to perform two great English choral masterpieces. Elgar’s sumptuous Music Makers and Vaughan Williams’ lush and atmospheric Serenade to Music (full choral version) make this a singing experience not to be missed.

Saturday 26 January 2019
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton 

9.30am – Registration opens
10.00am – Morning rehearsals
1.10pm – Meal break
2.00pm – MfE AGM
2.40pm – Afternoon rehearsal
6.15pm – End of session

Sunday 27 January
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton

2.30pm – Rehearsal
5.30pm – End of session

Saturday 2 February
Albert Hall, Nottingham

1.30pm – Assemble
2.00pm – Rehearsal
5.30pm – End of session
7.00pm – Assemble
7.30pm – Performance

Sectional Rehearsals (optional)
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton (TBC)

S & A: Wed 16 Jan 7.30-9.30pm
T & B: Fri 18 Jan 7.30-9.30pm

N.B. Music scores and a rehearsal CD will be sent out approx 8 weeks before the course. Priority booking for MfE Singing members closes 21 November.

To enrol online, click ‘Book Tickets’ below or contact the office admin@music-for-everyone.org 0115 9589312 for more information.

A workshop and performance day open to all young players aged 8 – 21

The Becket School, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QY

Musical Directors:
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain Ambassadors
Chris Swann: Principal Clarinettist – Sinfonia Viva
Tutor – Royal Northern College of Music

Junior Band: grades 2 – 4
Senior Band: grades 5 – 8+

What is the Big Youth Music Experience?Chris Swann 1NYJO

BYME brings together youth music organisations based in the East Midlands to provide exciting musical opportunities for young singers and instrumentalists aged 8 – 21. It is open to existing groups and individuals. This six-month project will culminate in a festival-style event in Nottingham over the weekend of 13 & 14 July 2019.

What happens at the Big Youth Wind Band Experience?

In a junior band (grades 2 – 4) or senior band (grades 5 – 8+) wind, brass and percussion players will learn swing, improvisation and performance alongside superb musical ambassadors from the brilliant National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and top clarinettist and conductor, Chris Swann. The day will end with an informal performance by both bands to family and friends.

NYJO: www.nyjo.org.uk
Chris Swann: www.zephyrwinds.co.uk

Timetable

Senior Band
9.30am – Registration and Tuning
10am – Rehearsals (with break)
12.20pm – Lunch (please bring)
1pm – Performance by NYJO Ambassadors
1.45pm – Improvisation session
3.15pm – Rehearsals (with break)
4.30pm – Informal concert
5.30pm – End of day

Junior Band
12.30pm – Registration and Tuning
1pm – Performance by NYJO Ambassadors
1.45pm – Rehearsals (with break)
3.15pm – Improvisation session
4.30pm – Informal concert
5.30pm – End of day

Lead Partners:

MfE logo_Green_v2 2Cathedral - BlackNYO

Our Supporters:

NYM logoNYJO LogoRushcliffe Junior PhilharmonicRHYO logo colourAlbert HallTRCH PURPLENottingham Music hubPrintnottinghamhighschoolLeicestershire Education Music HubNotts Music Hub - Inspire

 

 

East of England Singers
Angela Kay conductor

 

Come with us around the world on this entertaining tour of Christmas!

Enjoy the colourful variety of music, legends and images as we travel from Dickensian London to festive Prague and from the splendour of Venice to the razzamatazz of New York.

Ticket prices 

Full £9; Conc. £8; Child/Student £4.50

Tickets available on the door. Online booking is now closed.