Third Party Events and Opportunities

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

Lyrical SoNGbirds – Come and Sing

Come and join us for an open sing on Tuesday 25 April from 10am – 2pm. We are a small friendly women’s choir who sing a varied repertoire from baroque to pop. Our open rehearsal will be held at Bramcote Methodist Church (NG9 3HB) – all music will be provided, plus refreshments and a buffet lunch (no charge, donations).

To book your place, contact Viv: 0115 933  2677 or

Come & Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion

Saturday 13 May
Crowland Abbey (nr Peterborough)

Rehearsals start at 12.30pm, followed by a performance at 5pm.

Anyone interested in joining us for the day should register an interest via email to James Reed (St Mary’s Singers)

Music to Hear – light choral music for Spring
Ruddington Choral Society
Conductor Paul Hayward and accompanist Michael Overbury

Music by some of The Greats will be heard at this Spring concert:  George Shearing’s ’Music to Hear’, and Vaughan Williams’s ‘Five Mystical Songs’.  Work by Rutter, Parry and Stanford will also be heard.

The concert is Saturday 20th May at St Peter’s Church, Ruddington NG11 6HA.  Starting at 7 30 pm, tickets for £10 include wine/ soft drink and a programme. Available from choir members (0115 9211451) or on the door.

The Spooky Men’s Chorale

Saturday 15 July 2017, St Mary’s Church

Come and listen to an Australian men’s acapella singing group in a live performance, the Spooky Men draw on a combination of musical and theatrical values that are elusive and multifarious. Notable themes and antecedents include Georgian male polyphony, a running joke on man as a vast, oblivious useless object, whispers of clown, bouffon and Monty Python, and forays into massively pleasurable grunting tribalism. The audience are invited to first joyously endure a wall of mansound, then laugh stupidly, then venture into areas of great tenderness. It is ideally not so much comedic as hilarious, not so much shimmeringly perfect as pleasingly and deeply human.

Tickets are available from

Play Day with the Tedesca String Quartet

Sunday 23 July 2017, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Community Centre 2 Wellington Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DX
Tutors: Nic Fallowfield, Claire Bhabra, Richard Muncey, Jenny Curtis
Standard: Intermediate, Advanced

An opportunity to explore the wonderful world of the String Quartet focusing on Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet No 13 in A minor, D 804, Op 29. Nic Fallowfield and his experienced Tedesca colleagues bring their innovative and exciting approach to the special Benslow Music Group Quartet concept, where tutors sit and play within the group, approaching everything as large-scale chamber music. Individual responsibility and initiative are encouraged, as is discussion on musical issues and techniques. This is emphatically NOT a string orchestra!  The Tedescas will offer their personal insight into rehearsal tips and techniques. The workshop is a fantastic way to observe and participate in a professional rehearsal environment.

Fee: £50 (includes tuition, tea/coffee refreshments throughout the day and entry to a concert by the Tedesca at 5.30pm)

For more information contact 

Boots Orchestra – Looking for cellists!

The Boots Orchestra in Nottingham is looking for cellists. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9pm at the Boots site. Find out more via the link below.