10am – 5pm at the Albert Hall, North Circus St, Nottingham NG1 5AA

Angela Kay, Rachel Parkes, Greg Treloar conductors

Angela Foan accompanist

Henry Parkes organ, New Classical Players

Any Covid security regulations still in place will be implemented in full.

   

 

 

 

 

Let’s open our lungs, exercise our vocal cords and sing together!

Music for Everyone invites you to a celebratory singing workshop at Nottingham’s spacious Albert Hall. The chosen music brims with joy and is guaranteed to lift your spirits:

Vaughan Williams Let all the World in every corner sing’ from Five Mystical Songs

Henry Purcell – Choruses from Come ye Sons of Art

John RutterI will sing with the Spirit, The Clare Benediction and Look at the World

Gustav HolstPsalm 148

 

Listen to tasters of the pieces here:


Music Scores

PDFs of the music will be sent to all singers in advance. Original copies of the music will be available at the workshop.


Optional Zoom Rehearsal Sessions

To warm up the voice and introduce you to the music, Angela Kay, Rachel Parkes and Greg Treloar have prepared three optional rehearsal sessions which are available on the MfE Youtube channel. A link to the sessions will be emailed to all workshop participants.


Workshop Day Timetable – Saturday 16 October 2021

9:45 – 10:00am           Registration

10:00 – 12:30pm         Morning session (with refreshment break)

12:30 – 1.30pm           Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)

1:30 – 3.45pm             Rehearsal with orchestra and organist (with refreshment break)

4.00 – 5:00pm             Informal performance for friends and family


Informal Performance

This performance is designed to be part of the workshop experience for participants to enjoy.  Friends and family will be welcome to attend, although numbers may be limited.  There will be no tickets but contributions in support of MfE will be much appreciated via a retiring collection.


Workshop Fee

The fee includes all music copies, three optional online rehearsals, the workshop experience and coffee or tea at the morning and afternoon breaks.

MfE Subscribing Members – £30; Non-members – £35.

N.B. Should the workshop need to be postponed due to an extension of Covid measures, full refunds will be given.


How to enrol

Online – pay by card:

Just click here and fill in your details: NFC Singing Form Payment can be made via PayPal or debit/credit card. NB The venue can hold 200 singers so please apply ASAP to guarantee a place.

By post – pay by cheque:

Please download and complete this pdf form and post it, together with your enrolment cheque (made payable to Music for Everyone) to Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF

For any further information, email admin@music-for-everyone.org or telephone 0115 9589312 (Monday – Wednesday, mornings only)

KEEPING IN TOUCH

Hello everyone,

Well what a week of frustration and disappointment!

There we all were, along with thousands of other singers throughout the country, looking forward so much to joining together and having a SING!!

But – as I’m sure you are now all aware – the government made a screeching u-turn round about 5pm last Tuesday regarding choir rehearsals and singing was proclaimed DANGEROUS!! Professional choirs are able to sing together but only 6 amateur singers are allowed to sing under one roof!!

This meant that one of our choir rehearsals on Wednesday evening could not go ahead as planned and our Family Singing Afternoon at the Albert Hall, which was going to be a wonderful event with almost 100 singers from across the generations enjoying themselves together, was scuppered and has had to be rescheduled for later in the year (17th July). And it looks as though our Daytime Voices rehearsal scheduled for Wednesday of this week will have to be cancelled.  We’ll be in touch with singers round about lunchtime tomorrow to let you know what’s happening.

So we’ve hit the media to express our feelings!

Our chairman, John Hess gave an excellent interview on East Midlands Today. https://youtu.be/PZ2ljbf25sM

Robin Reece-Crawford returned to Radio Nottingham on Sunday morning to chat once again to Francis Finn https://youtu.be/SuuhmykKVww

And the Evening Post ran an article about the whole situation. On line on Thursday https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/charity-singing-group-disappointed-latest-5439430 and in the newspaper on Saturday.

So what can you do?

  1. Write to your MP – John wrote to his and she raised it with the Prime Minister at the meeting of the 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs.
  2. Sign this on-line petition – very easy to do and it will make a difference. Let’s see if we can make Nottingham and the surrounding areas bright red on the petition map. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/586559
  3. Make representation to anyone you know in high places.
  4. Hope that the government sees sense!!

We’ll keep you up-dated with any developments.

Keep cheerful!

Angela

PS The subject was raised on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning – perhaps waves are being created.



Have a good week!

Your friends at MfE.

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During the MfE Summer School, Angela Kay and Alex Patterson led some Back to Basics sessions about the meaning and purpose of all those squiggles on a page of music. FutureLearn is registering interest in a free Open University course, From Notation to Performance. The course will enable you to build on your Summer School learning or, if you weren’t there, your understanding and appreciation of music.  P1110282

All FutureLearn courses are free. Although they run for a period of time, you can complete them at your leisure. From Notation to Performance focuses on instrumental music, but much of the information will apply to choral singing, too.

If you’re interested in medieval musical notation, try this: From Ink to Sound

And in January there will be a Song Writing course.