Nottingham Festival Chorus

Singing Courses & Workshops

NFCCome and be a part of our flagship choir. All you need is a willingness to work hard and a sense of fun!

This is Music for Everyone’s flag-ship choir, a large-scale four-part chorus (200+ voices) performing major classical and twentieth-century works, with our own semi-professional Concert Orchestra.

Membership is open to all by subscription (no auditions). There are no weekly rehearsals – singers are provided with scores and rehearsal CDs to help them learn the music at their own pace.

There are three intensive and highly enjoyable events per year: an October workshop day and then two weekend courses with concerts in January/ February and June/July. There is also the option of attending a sectional rehearsal prior to the course – there’s one for sopranos and altos and one for tenors and basses. Nottingham Festival Chorus courses and concerts are conducted by Music for Everyone’s Artistic Director Angela Kay.

Nottingham Festival Chorus

Dates for your diary 2017/2018 Season

Saturday 28th October – Autumn Course –  Handel and Mozart
Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, NG8 5GY

Sunday 29th October – Concert ‘Coronations and Fireworks’
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Handel Coronation Anthems Zadok the Priest and The King shall Rejoice
Mozart Coronation Mass KV317
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Angela Kay and Jakob Grubbstöm conductors

Saturday 9 December – Carol Singing – 10.30am – 12 noon
Market Square, Nottingham City Centre
Bring some cheer to Nottingham’s Christmas shoppers with Chrismas carols performed ‘live’!

Saturday 27 January & Sunday 28 January – NFC Course 
Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, NG8 5GY

Saturday 3 February – NFC Concert
Albert Hall, Nottingham Orff Carmina Burana

Saturday 30th June Summer Workshop
Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, NG8 5GY

What members say:

“Thank you for all your enthusiasm and encouragement…I feel proud to have been involved.” 

“It was a privilege and absolutely wonderful to be part of this. Thank you so much for making this possible. It was exciting, exhilarating and very satisfying and it was all down to your vision.”

“A special thank you to Angela. I had a wonderful day which I will remember for ever.” 

“I had a wonderful time singing in the chorus under Angela’s direction – she makes singing such good fun, at the same time as learning new and interesting music and how to sing it well.”  

“Thank you for your inspirational direction and for making it all possible”

“A very enjoyable experience of singing, many thanks for all you do for us so enthusiastically, it was an evening to remember, the audience thought so too.”

“It was a fantastic occasion – wonderful to join with so many to sing one of the masterpieces of choral music. Thank you so much for giving us another great opportunity to sing.”

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