Third Party Events and Opportunities

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

Comes the Day

St John’s Church, Carrington, Nottingham
Saturday September 23rd 2017
9.30 am Registration 10.00 am start

A one-day workshop to learn and perform choral works by Guy Turner and David Machell with Harriet Astbury (soprano) and Antony Clare (piano)

AVE Turner
PEACE Machell

Led by the composers
Approachable by any enthusiastic choral singer

Charge (including music hire) All Adults £12, Under 18s £5.
Informal Concert 4.00 pm. All welcome (no charge – collection and all profits from the event to Awards for Young Musicians)
Tickets: Contact Guy Turner:
01636 816393

Contemporary Flute Day 
with Carla Rees 
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Sheffield
10am-4.30pm, £60.

This workshop aims to answer all of your questions about extended techniques, notation, new repertoire and more – come with a curious mind and discover the wide world of the contemporary flute.
More information and booking here.

Bingham to host Mozart, Mendelssohn and more
Saturday 30 September 2018, 7.30pm
Bingham Parish Church, NG13 8DR

Exciting evening promised by intriguing mix of strings.
In a concert starting at 7.30pm, the string quintet of David Wood and Karen Eveson (violins), Anna Maguire and Juliet Ward (violas) and Steven Halls (cello) will be joined for the first time by classical guitarist Hugh Millington, who will be making his Bingham debut.

The programme will include two masterworks for String Quintet: Mozart’s String Quintet No.4 in G minor and Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No.2 on B flat. All six players will join forces for two works from contemporaries of Mozart and Mendelssohn – Introduction & Variations on a Favourite Waltz for terz guitar and strings by Mauro Giuliani and Concerto in E minor for guitar and strings by Ferdinando Carulli – with Hugh extending the soundscape with Poulenc’s Sarabande for solo guitar.

Tickets are available now at £10 in advance (£12 on the door), with accompanied children free. Payments by cash, cheque or BACS are all welcome – call 01949 876147 or email for details. Tickets can also be purchased at Bingham Library.

Oxjam Beeston Music Festival presents: Operatic Arias
Saturday 14 October 2017, 7.30pm
Beeston Parish Church, Church St NG9 1GA

Oxjam Beeston 2017 are thrilled to add this new event to this year’s festival. The programme will include pieces by Mozart, Bizet, Verdi and Mendelssohn, performed by the Il Bel Quattro vocal quartet with the Beeston Oxjam Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Derek Williams and lead by Richard Laing.

Tickets Adults £10 Concessions £7.50
(Ticket provides free entry to other Oxjam events on the same day)

Available from: Oxfam Books & Music, 58 High Road, Beeston
John Kirk Hi Fi, 70 Chilwell Road, Beeston
Or online:

Interval refreshments available.

All proceeds to Oxfam

Compose Yourself! Workshop: Composing for Flute
with composer Jenny Jackson and flautist Rachel Shirley
Saturday 21st October 2017
Shirley House, Sheffield, S11 8YL
10am-4pm, £55, age 18+

This one-day workshop will guide you through the process of composing your own short piece for flute, culminating with an informal performance and recording of all completed pieces. There will be group activities and individual writing time (with one-to-one support from Jenny and Rachel) with plenty of opportunities to hear outcomes and make revisions as your piece progresses.
This workshop is ideal for adults with little or no composing experience who want to ‘have a go’ in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Don’t worry: there are lots of tricks to make sure you don’t get stuck!

For more information and to book:
Join the Facebook event here.

From Russia with Love
Friday 27 October 2017, 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church, Bottesford

Back by popular demand we welcome The Voskresenije Choir of St Petersburg Choir. This Vocal ensemble Resurrection – (Voskresenije in Russian) were founded in 1993 by their Musical Director Juirj Maruk. The choir consists of 7 – 10 professional male and female vocalists. This will be the 4th time the choir have visited our Church and we are very much looking forward to welcoming them once again. Their repertoire is a mix of Russian Sacred Music and Folk Music, it includes some special composed arrangements of Burns songs by John McIntosh.

Licensed Wine Bar and Soft Drinks. Tickets £10 non-members, £8 members, available from Frances Stapleton 01949 843427 – and the Bottesford Community Library.

Oxjam Beeston Music Festival is proud to present: Classical Oxjam
Saturday 11 November 2017, doors open 6.30pm
Beeston Parish Church, Church St NG9 1GA

With a loose interpretation of the word “classical”, previous Classical Oxjam evenings have featured Led Zeppelin pieces arranged for strings and harp, a Beach Boys song, as well as music by Bach, Mozart and so on. Each year we aim to bring you something different – last year it was Indian classical on sarod and tabla. This year we hope to feature an innovative ensemble performing a mixture of jazz and world music, as well as piano, strings and mixed ensembles playing a varied programme of music to appeal to all.

Tickets £8 (£6 for concessions)

Available from:
Oxfam Books & Music, 58 High Rd, Beeston
The Guitar Spot, 106 Chilwell Rd, Beeston

Or online:

Interval refreshments available.

All proceeds to Oxfam


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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