Third Party Events and Opportunities

Please find below other musical events and groups that may be of interest.

Nottingham Bach Choir – Liz Chant Bursary for singers aged 16-30
As a result  of a generous legacy left by long standing choir member, Liz Chant, the choir is making an annual award of £1000 to a young singer or singers who show outstanding potential. The award committee reserves the right to share the award between suitable applicants, or not to make the award at all at their sole discretion.

Who can apply?
Young singers aged 16-30 whose home address is in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire. You  should have passed Grade 6 or equivalent and be either currently studying singing or applying to specialise in vocal studies at a further or higher education institution.

What can the bursary be used for?
This is an unrestricted bursary which can be used for any expenses connected with your vocal studies.

How will applicants be assessed?
We are looking for someone who shows excellence in communication and performance.

You will be assessed by:

  • your written application,
  • your recording of application pieces
  • if you are short-listed, by an audition and a short interview. If you are shortlisted you may bring your own accompanist or choose to be accompanied by Philip Robinson.

The panel will comprise the Musical Director and Deputy Director of NBC, two choir members and Philip Robinson.

The closing date for applications is  noon on Wednesday 28th February 2018.
Shortlisted candidates will be auditioned and interviewed on a Sunday afternoon in April 2018.
The winner will be announced by 30th April 2018.
If you have questions, please email Lynda Wilson at
Your application will be acknowledged.

Global Harmony – Community Choir, Melton Mowbray

We need a Choir Leader! Could you lead this community choir to greater heights?

We are a fun and friendly a capella World Music choir with high standards of performance and presentation built up over 19 years. Our wonderful musical director Liz Underhill is retiring in July 2018; this is a great opportunity for someone with enthusiasm, energy and commitment looking to lead and inspire us.

We meet on Monday nights in Melton Mowbray, during school terms.

For further information please contact Duncan Manderson 07714292322 or email:

Musical Director, Nottingham – Lyrical soNGbirds

Lyrical soNGbirds is a lively, dedicated group of about 15 women who take our music seriously and wish to recruit a new MD to start early in 2018 and work with us to develop our choir to its maximum potential.  We meet term-time, Tuesday 10am-12noon at Bramcote, Nottingham.

We seek an accomplished musician with experience of conducting choirs, willing to encompass a variety of musical styles. An hourly teaching rate is paid for rehearsals, subject to negotiation.

Contact Iona: 01158 462205 or

Carlton Male Voice Choir

CMVC is a long established TTBB choir based in Carlton, Nottingham with nearly 100 singing members.

Our choir is always looking to welcome new members of all ages and vocal ranges to join our ranks. Under the leadership of our Musical Director, Ian Watts, the choir is endeavouring to become recognised as outstanding and we are particularly seeking to strengthen our Second Tenor/Tenor 2 section.

Many of our choir members, including myself, also belong to mixed choirs and find the diversity of singing experience extremely complementary and enjoyable.

New singers would be very welcome to just come along to one of our Wednesday evening practice sessions to see and hear what we are all about.

This invitation does not extend solely to Tenor 2s. We would welcome new members of all vocal ranges.

Further information is available on our website or interested singers could contact me directly during evenings and weekends on 0115 9816294

Come and Sing with the Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Saturday 24 February 2018, 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nottingham Emmanuel School

The Nottingham Harmonic Choir would like to invite all members of the ‘Music for Everyone’ choirs to join us at our ‘Come and Sing’ workshop, when we will be learning and performing a variety of favourite opera choruses.  We welcome members from other choirs and are sure it will be an entertaining and enjoyable day!

The cost is £20 (£5 for students), plus £3 if you require music in advance.  Full details and an application form can be found on the choir website (

Flute Day Experience
Sunday 25 February

Elisabeth Hobbs, together with the inspirational Paul Edmund-Davies, former principal flute of the LSO and “the flute” on hundreds of film and video game soundtracks (from Star Wars to Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Beauty and the Beast, and many many more!) and our incredible pianist John Alley, will be bringing our Flute Day Experience to the Birmingham area (at Catherine-de-Barnes in Solihull). The three of us have been running Flute Feast courses in France for the past couple of years, and as anyone who has been on one will concur, they are an amazing experience. You can find out more about Flute Feasts at

In 2018, Paul, John and I have decided to bring the Flute Feast Experience to a wider audience, with a series of Flute Feast Flute Days in venues around the country. We will be in Solihull on 25 February, with a flute day from 9.30am-5pm which will offer technique classes and warm-ups, ensemble playing, a champagne concert, as well as a convivial lunch together at the local gastropub. Flute Feast flute days are always enormous fun as well as a great musical experience, and we would love to welcome you.

Booking for the flute day is now open and information and the online application can be found at

Details of other courses in 2018 are at

A Singing Day with Marcus Farnsworth

Including music by Bach, Brahms and Grieg
Accompanist: Edward Turner
Saturday 10 March 2018
10am – 3.30pm (Registration from 9.30am, informal concert from 3pm)
The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell NG25 0LG

To reserve your place (essential!) please email or phone 0115 9894836 by 9 February.

Cost: £20, £8 if under 18. Tea, coffee and use of music included. Please bring a picnic lunch.

It’s a Wonderful World
Saturday 24 March, 7pm
Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra, conducted by Keiron Anderson.

Tickets: including refreshments, £10.00 in advance or £12.00 on the door, from Windblowers 0115 9410543

COME & SING : appropriate excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah”, plus audience hymns

Good Friday: 30 March 2018 at Bottesford Parish Church

The Cranmer Company of Singers and Musical Director Deborah Davies are again hosting a charity Come & Sing. This popular event, where time and talents are freely given, raised  a record £1,908.35 in 2017 – for Tearfund, for Syrian refugees

Classic fm describes it as one of the most enduring choral works of all time. It has deeply powerful solos while the chorus delivers  great emotional impact and uplifting messages. It is not just for Christmas – it was first performed for Easter and tells the story dramatically. Apparently written in 24 days, one can only marvel.

All welcome – £6/8/10 to sing, tiered as we ask you to select the amount you wish to give.

Donations on door from audience.

Rehearsal starts 4.30pm (arrive earlier), charity performance  7.30pm.

Singers please book your place by contacting Anny : or 07415 512729

Music provided if required

Money raised will go to charity – Tearfund Central African Republic Appeal

Conductor: Deborah Davies

Local soloists:  Rachel Cropley (soprano) Derek Fisher (tenor)  Geoff Harbach (bass)

Organist: Paul Hayward

Singers – if you wish, bring a picnic supper to have between rehearsal and performance.

Sober dress – Men: suit & tie, Ladies: sober Sunday best.

Come …. and ….Sing, or Come & Listen, you will be made very welcome.


Saturday 14 April 2018, 7.30pm
Southwell Minster, NG25 0HD

The Cecilian Singers
Music Director: Jeremy Jackman

Mozart: Misericordias Domini
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Telemann: Viola Concerto

Tickets: £15, available through the Minster Box Office and via Jane Cotton: 

Cecilian Singers website: 


Friday 14th September 2018, 7.30pm

St Mary’s Church, High Pavement (Lace Market), Nottingham

All proceeds to WeRHere (helping victims of domestic abuse in Nottinghamshire) and Street Child (educating street children in Sierra Leone)

Advance ticket information email:
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