Third Party Events and Opportunities

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

Accompanist needed! (Temporary position)

The Round Hill Primary School Boys’ Choir in Beeston is looking for a temporary accompanist, starting on 8th January, initially for 6 weeks. There are 25 boys aged 7 – 11 in the choir. They rehearse every Wednesday at school from 3.30 – 4.30pm. The ability to sight read is essential and experience with children of this age is preferable. It is a voluntary role.

If you are interested and would like to find out a bit more, please contact the school office at

The Snowman Live – Family Christmas Concert
Saturday 14 December 2019, 12.30 pm and 3 pm

Albert Hall, Nottingham

Don’t miss our magical screenings and live orchestral performances of Raymond Briggs’ classic story, The Snowman. Once again we’re bringing the iconic animated film to life on the big screen, accompanied by our professional Orchestra in Residence, English Pro Musica, playing Howard Blake’s delightful soundtrack.

These concerts also features carols and Christmas favourites sung by our Choir. Come along, enjoy the music, and add some sparkle to your festive season.

Conductor: Matthew Hopkins
English Pro Musica
Nottingham Trent University Choir

Tickets and information :

A Celebration of Christmas

St Peter’s Church, Ruddington
7.30 p.m
Saturday 14th December, 2019

Ruddington and District Choral Society

A Selection of Christmas Music including:
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Overbury: One that is both Fair & Bright
Traditional Readings
Carols with Audience participation

Musical Director: Paul Hayward
Organ/Piano: Michael Overbury
Harp: Kathryn Mason (RNCM)

Tickets £10 from Perkins Hardware, Ruddington,
Choir members (tel: 0115 9211451) or on the door
Refreshments included
Further details available from our website:

Come and Sing Messiah!

Saturday 14th December 2019, 11.00am – 5.30pm
Uppingham Parish Church

Join David Hill in Uppingham Parish Church to rehearse and perform choruses from Handel’s ‘Messiah’.

The timetable for the day will be:

10.30am Registration and tea/coffee
11.00am Warm-up
11.15am – 1.00pm Rehearsal
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch break
2.00pm – 3.45pm Rehearsal
4.30pm – 5.30pm Performance

Tickets are £15.00 for singers; £5.00 for audience members; and £5.00 for students or those in full-time education (singing or audience).

To register for this event, please click here.

Epiphany Carol Concert

7.30pm on Saturday 4 January
All Saints Church, Oakham

Sung by current and former Choral Scholars from Cambridge University in aid of Cancer Research UK’s Brain Tumour Research

To buy tickets, visit:

Nottingham Hospitals Choir 50th Anniversary

Singing Day with Bob Chilcott
Saturday 8 February 2020

St Michael and All Angels Church
Church Street, Bramcote
Nottingham NG9 3HD

We will sing Bob Chilcott’s Gloria, Move Him into the Sun and other pieces.

For further details contact: Sally Lancaster 0115 9334197


Brighten up your February !

No singing experience or music reading skills necessary,

just come along and have a fun day singing !

(Supported by the Cranmer Company of Singers)


 SATURDAY 1st  February 2020    10.00am – 4.00pm

£20 (tea/ coffee, cake included; bring your own picnic lunch)

Spend a winter Saturday enjoying a fun and informative day with the charismatic and talented choral leader PETER HIGGINS, learning singing technique, breathing exercises and four-part Sea Shanties, Folk Songs, Rounds, and much more! Music provided.

To book a place please contact: Sarah Hadfield on 01949 850303 

or Sylvia Harkness at


Limited places so please book early to avoid disappointment.



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

This is a fantastic opportunity for local, young aspiring singers, aged 16 to 21, to perform to, and be coached by, one of this country’s leading professional singers. The masterclass is one of the choir’s initiatives aimed at encouraging young singers supported by a generous legacy from a longstanding Choir member, Liz Chant.

Roderick Williams is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation. He began singing as an academical clerk, reading music, at Magdalen College, Oxford, and now performs a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital all around the world, which has included a performance at “The Last Night of the Proms” in 2014.

His numerous recordings include Vaughan Williams, Berkeley and Britten operas for Chandos and an extensive repertoire of English song with pianist Iain Burnside for Naxos.

Roderick Williams is also a composer and has had works premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national radio. He also presents on BBC Radio 3.

Roderick Williams is currently singer-in-residence for “Music in the Round” in Sheffield, presenting concerts and leading on dynamic and innovative learning and participation projects that introduce amateur singers, young and old, to performing classical song repertoire. He has recently performed all three major Schubert song cycles in recital, in both German and English translation, and has taken “Winterreise” into schools around the country working on interpretations of the text with pupils.

Roddy has said “A masterclass is not a singing lesson. It is an opportunity for a student to work with a professional singer in an informal atmosphere considering the approach to a song, with a focus on conveying their interpretation of the text through performance, in front of a sympathetic audience”.

He was awarded an OBE for services to music in June 2017.

For further details regarding the masterclass please visit the Choir website at

For more information about Roddy, visit

Harps and Flutes weekend at Higham Hall
Friday 8 May – Sunday 10 May 2020

The course begins at 6.30pm on Friday 8 May until 1.30 pm on Sunday 10 May and is £258 residential and £189 non-residential. The course presents opportunities for flute ensemble work as well as mixed gatherings with the harps. This all takes place in the lovely setting of Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH. Further information about the course can be found at: To enjoy the course they would suggest that to be Grade 3 standard and above would be preferable.

Musicians Wanted!

Since its formation in 1996, Ashby Concert Band has grown to become one of the foremost concert bands in the East Midlands, with over 50 committed and enthusiastic woodwind, brass and percussion players. However, due to people moving away, we find ourselves in need of more musicians- prominently trumpets/cornets and a tuba player. We would also welcome any trombonists, bassoon and kit players who would like to join too. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm at Holy Trinity Church in Ashby de la Zouch, taking a break for socialising and a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits (or very often, cake!)

Through a regular programme of high quality concerts, often raising money for local charities, the Band entertains its audiences through a wide musical repertoire, including classics, original works for bands, film music and music from the musicals. We draw large audiences and have played at venues across the East Midlands, on tours in the UK and Europe and of course, in Ashby de la Zouch itself.

If you are of grade 5 or above standard (you do not need to have taken the exam) and are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Adrian Ashton (Musical Director) on or find us on Facebook.


The Cranmer Company of Singers is looking for a few additional tenors and basses to join us for an exciting year of singing. Whilst we are particularly looking for a few more men, we would also welcome enquiries from altos and sopranos.

We are a welcoming, friendly choir who have a lot of fun socially whilst singing absolutely wonderful music in brilliant venues around the U.K. and abroad. This year we have been asked to sing at Beverley Minster, Tewkesbury Abbey and at the Bazilika in Budapest! In addition to this we will host our annual Good Friday charity ‘Come & Sing’ at Bottesford Church, this year singing the powerful and beautiful Mozart ‘Requiem’. Everyone is welcome to join us for this event. We also put on concerts in the local area, sometimes with an orchestra which is always very exciting.

Come along and join us for a few rehearsals to see how you get along!

Please contact Deborah Davies on 01949 851030 or 0775 909 1160 or email for more information or just to have a chat about the possibility of joining us.