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NFC – Come and Sing!
28th January - 29th January
Singing weekend Choral Course and Concert
Come and be part of an amazing choral experience performing a stunning concert with a full symphony orchestra
Raise the roof of Nottingham’s Albert Hall this coming New Year with the Nottingham Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
Angela Kay – conductor Rachel Parkes – conductor
Learn to perform beautiful works from titans of choral music Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (in his 150th centenary year), Charles Hubert PARRY and Michael TIPPETT.
Enjoy immersing yourself in Parry’s stirring Blest Pair of Sirens (words by John Milton) and the deeply moving spirituals from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.
Seize this rare opportunity to sing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ thrilling Toward the Unknown Region (words by Walt Whitman). Both mysterious and sumptuous, it culminates in a sweeping, rhapsodic finale to rival even the most successful of film-scores.
A choral experience not to be missed.
How do I learn the music?
There are no weekly rehearsals. Instead, music scores and a rehearsal CD will be sent out approx. 8 weeks before the course. Please indicate in the enrolment form if you would prefer to download the rehearsal tracks as mp3 files.
Provisional Timetable – Course: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus NG11 8NS
Saturday 28 January 2023
9.30am Registration opens
10.00am – 1.15pm Rehearsal, including break
1.15pm – 2.15pm Lunchtime
2.15pm – 5.30pm Rehearsal, including break
Sunday 29 January 2023
2.30pm – 5.30pm Rehearsal, including break
Concert: Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA
Saturday 4 February
2.00pm – 5.30pm Rehearsal
Members of Music for Everyone £35
Non Members £45
Benefit Claimants/Students £25
The fee includes the rehearsal CD/MP3 files, optional rehearsals with Angela Kay, course weekend and concert. Music can be hired or purchased through MfE – please indicate on the form.
Please note that we will be performing the Spirituals from the full oratorio version of the Tippett Child of Our Time and not the unaccompanied stand-alone Spirituals. The cost to buy the vocal score of this version is £26.00.
How do I enrol?
Fill in the online form via the button below and pay with a credit or debit card (no card fees). Alternatively, download this pdf form, fill in the form and send it in with your fee to the address on the form.
BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR THE NEXT SINGING EVENT!
If you do not wish to pay via the internet or have any questions, please telephone 0115 9589312 to book over the phone.