The gothic splendour of the Cathedral Church of St Barnabas was the setting for the Nottingham Chamber Singers’ performance of Durufle’s Requiem last Saturday. Under the expert baton of Rachel Parkes, the Nottingham Chamber Singers, accompanied by the Nottingham Classical Players and organist Peter Seipmann, performed a sumptuous programme of French Romantic music by Franck, Durufle, Elgar, Boulanger and Faure. Joined by renowned mezzo-soprano, Emily Hodkinson, the concert closed with a luscious and deeply moving account of Durufle’s masterful Requiem.
Join us for the next Nottingham Chamber Singers’ concert ‘Sparkling Baroque’ on Saturday 02 December at St John’s Church, Carrington. For more information, click here.
On Monday 18 September, we held a special event to thank our Supporters and Donors for their contribution to the success of Music for Everyone. After a chance to mingle over a glass of wine, the audience was treated to performances from Artistic Director, Alex Robinson on viola and harpsichord – not at the same time! – and a beautiful selection of songs from Rachel Parkes, soprano, accompanied by Alex on harpsichord. Chairman John Hess then put Alex under the spotlight with a question and answer session, where Alex revealed that when he isn’t playing badminton and listening to Nordic Jazz, he secretly enjoys a bit of Euro-pop!
- Anyone else watch open mouthed as the Fijian rugby team made history in a win against Australia last week? Is singing the key to their success? It would seem that they are a harmonious team on and off the pitch and often use singing as part of their preparations.
Click here to hear how the team unwinds before a big game!
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