#MfEMonday – 4th December 2023

Greetings! What a beautiful, if slightly freezing weekend we have had, we hope you wrapped up warm and enjoyed the snow!

NCS Concert

Nottingham Chamber Singers and Classical Players brought their own sparkle to the weekend with a sumptuous feast of Baroque Advent and Christmas music on Saturday night. We thank the audience for coming out in ‘minus-something’ conditions, but trust that they were warmed with mulled wine, mince pies and the beautiful, joyous strains of Bach, Buxtehude and Handel. Angela Kay led a glittering tour of some of the best bits from Wachet Auf, the Christmas Oratorio and Messiah, and the chorales rang out from St John’s church in Carrington clear and high. One thing’s for sure, we performers were kept warm by the sheer volume of notes sung and played…

…but the fun doesn’t stop there!

Season’s Greeting’s Youth Concert

This weekend it’s time for the MfE youth instrumental groups to present their seasonal end of term concert at Kingswood Methodist Chuch in Wollaton.


East Midlands Youth String Orchestra

East Midlands Youth Band

Nottingham Youth Band

Nottingham Strictly Strings

Tickets are available here, and we hope to see you there!

Christmas is Coming

This week sees our Daytime Voices community come together to start rehearsals for the big Christmas is Coming! bonanza on Sunday 17th December. There is still space to sign up if you haven’t done so already. Our adults and children will be performing joyful carols and holiday songs along with our orchestra and the Nottingham Chamber Singers, and there will be a visit from a certain special someone. Our Sunday Afternoon Big Band is also making an appearance, so make sure you turn up early for that!

Tickets are available here, so please do bring your family and friends.

The Joyful Jukebox has won Rushcliffe Borough Council and Eon’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Health and Wellbeing Award 2023.  The category was sponsored by Step Up Rehab.

There were a record number, over 350, of nominations received this year and we are very proud that Helen Tooth, who leads our Open Voices Beeston group and is an important member of our singing for health team, for getting shortlisted. She said “winning is just amazing”. The ceremony was held at the Rushcliffe Arena, hosted by Andrew James, and the award was presented by the Mayor of Rushcliffe following a sparkling drinks reception and buffet.

We’re so pleased that Helen received the recognition she deserved for all that she does to support people with Dementia through singing. We are extremely grateful to all of our Open Voices leaders, pianists and volunteers, and to everyone who helps us to raise money so that they can continue to run.

  • This Saturday (9th December), the MfE combined voices will be singing carols in Market Square. Join us in spreading some festive cheer! We will be gathering outside the council house at 09:45.

Have a great week!

Your friends at MfE.



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