Third Party Events and Opportunities

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

Recital – Sarah Simmonds and Sarah Murphy

You are warmly invited to join us for this event in the beautiful acoustic of the Djanogly Recital Hall in the University of Nottingham‘s music department.

Saturday 27th May 2017
Sarah Simmonds, soprano and Sarah Murphy, piano

Programme to include Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben, plus songs by Debussy, Ireland, Dring, Britten and Cole Porter.

Tickets on the door, £10. Wine and soft drinks available.

John Rutter Singing Day 

Do you enjoy singing?
Come and explore glorious choral music with John Rutter, the UK’s best-loved composer and conductor!

BOOKING DEADLINE: Thursday 25th May
This event is suitable for singers from 11 years of age. The ability to read music is an advantage but is not strictly necessary. When booking, please choose the ticket that matches your voice type: soprano, alto, tenor or bass.

Advance booking only – no admittance on the door.
Ticket price includes refreshments and lunch during the day.

Need a refresher? Want to polish your technique? Learn the pieces with the North Notts Chamber Choir every Tuesday from April 25, 7.30pm at Worksop College. These learning sessions are included in the ticket price.

Find out more here>>

Summer Charity Concert in Southwell

Helen ShermanNottingham Philharmonic Orchestra visits Southwell Minster on Saturday 24th June at 7.30pm bringing romantic music of delicacy, richness and power.

We start with a warm and rich arrangement for string orchestra of Bruckner’s Adagio from his string quintet.

Mahler’s Ruckert Lieder sets five poems by German romantic poet Friedrich Ruckert; they are the most gentle and beautiful of all Mahler’s many song cycles. Our soloist is Australian born Helen Sherman, a young artist who studied at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music and is now making an international  name for herself both in opera and solo recitals.

Elgar’s First Symphony reflects the composer’s times in its bold confidence, but also the composer’s doubt and search for faith in its profound and searching slow movement.  Wonderful music, deeply moving!

We are supporting the children’s charity The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust.

Tickets £11 – £15 (children/students £5) are available from the Royal Centre Box Office, Nottingham – 0115 989 5555 or at the Cathedral Shop 01636 812933 or on the door. All seating is unreserved. Refreshments are available.

Nottingham Bach Choir seeks a new rehearsal accompanist from September 2017

Nottingham Bach Choir is seeking a talented rehearsal accompanist to take over from our current accompanist, Roger Bryan, who is standing down after working with us for many years. The role offers the opportunity to help to prepare the choir for a stimulating repertoire of concerts, and the possibility of playing organ, piano or harpsichord in performances.

Nottingham Bach Choir is an auditioned choir of around 110 members, performing at public concerts to a high standard. The concert programme, featuring a major work of J.S.Bach each year, is drawn largely from the standard Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century choral repertoire, including regular opportunities to perform new or rarely-performed works. Rehearsals are accompanied by piano, whilst performances are supported by our orchestra.  The Choir was founded in 1954 by Sir David Lumsden, has had as its conductors Professors Ivor Keys, Denis Arnold, Robert Pascall and John Morehen, and for the last 27 years has been under the direction of Paul Hale, now Southwell Cathedral Organist Emeritus.

We rehearse on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the refurbished church of St John the Evangelist, Carrington, for around 36 weeks of the year in line with academic terms (sometimes half-term weeks are free). We usually perform four public concerts a year including a Christmas Carol Concert, most of them in our traditional home at St Mary’s in the Lace Market. Our Christmas concerts have, in recent years, been given at St Peter’s in the City centre, while performances of major works such as the St Matthew Passion are, on occasion, given at Southwell Minster.

The successful applicant will be an experienced pianist, with excellent sight and score reading ability, strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, enthusiasm and highly-developed musicianship.

Remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise, and guided by professional recommendations. An enhanced fee would be paid for taking a rehearsal in the absence of the Conductor. There will also be opportunities to perform in most concerts on organ, harpsichord or piano for a professional fee.

Further information is available on our website:, or by contacting our Secretary, Judy Fowkes, at

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)

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Saturday 16 September 2017 – 9.30 to 16.30
St Aidan’s Church, Wheatley Hills, Doncaster, DN2 5PE

A ‘Come and Sing’ day of glorious music by Mozart Requiem K626
Directed and accompanied by Dr Simon Lindley and Alan Horsey

Book now to secure your place!

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

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.