Daytime Voices

MfE’s Daytime Voices will be returning from September, details and start dates are below – for full term dates, visit the DTV page for updates. If you would like to sign up in advance, you can do so via the links provided. Alternatively, turn up to the first rehearsal and pay on the door – we accept cheque, cash or card! (Contactless card is preferred)

Southwell – Term starts on 13th September
Monday, 2pm – 4pm, Southwell Methodist Church, Westgate
Conductor – Angela Kay

West Bridgford – Term starts on 14th September
Tuesday, 2pm – 4pm, West Bridgford Baptist Church, Melton Road
Conductor – Rachel Parkes

Wollaton – Term starts on 15th September
Wednesday, 2.15pm – 4.15pm, St Leonards Community Centre, Bramcote Lane
Conductor – Angela Kay

Sherwood – Term starts on 16th September
Thursday, 2pm – 4pm, Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive
Conductor – Gregory Treloar

Sign up for the Autumn Term – DTV

Lunchtime Voices

Lunchtime Voices are not currently able to return to rehearsals at the Concert Hall. Rehearsals have been postponed until January 2022.

Daytime Orchestras

Both Loughborough and Nottingham groups return under new MfE Instrumental Animateur Josh Goodman from September. Term start dates and how to sign up in advance are below, for more information visit the DTO page here. If you are a new player planning on joining, please email us with your instrument and approximate grade.

Loughborough – Term starts on 14th September
Tuesday, 10am – 12pm, All Saints Church, Steeple Row

Nottingham – Term starts on 16th September
Thursday, 10.30am – 12.30pm, St Martins Church, Sherwood

Sign up for the Autumn Term – DTO

Sunday Afternoon Music

Swing Band (Phil Smith) and Flute Choir (Kerry Lovell) are returning, venue and full term dates to be announced. If you are a new player planning on joining, please email us with your instrument and approximate grade.

Sundays, 2.30pm – 5pm (approximately once a month)

12th September, 10th October, 21st November, 5th December

Sign up for the Autumn Term – SAM

benvenue-fortepiano-trio-mendelssohn-1338472770-article-0This is the splendid Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, known as Felix Mendlessohn to his friends. He is central to some of Music for Everyone’s autumn adult choral events.

On Saturday 1st October, Angela Kay will lead a choral workshop exploring the riches of Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah. There are only a few places left, so sign up soon if you’d like to come. We’re looking forward to seeing you there for a day of singing simply for the joy of it – no concert, no pressure.

The following Saturday, 8th October, the East of England Singers, also conducted by Angela, will give a concert in St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall. Their programme of religious choral music spans 400 years and will include string orchestral pieces by Mozart and Pärt.

Without Mendelssohn, whose piece Beatus Vir opens the concert, the choral music of J S Bach might have been lost for many more years, even for ever. It’s fitting then that the largest work in the concert will be Bach’s glorious motet, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing to the Lord a new song). After the interval the programme travels through the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries with a vareity of well known and lesser known delightful motets. Something for everyone. Click here for tickets.

If you love to sing, Music for Everyone has plenty of choirs for you to join:

Daytime Voices are singing groups based in 5 locations: Southwell, West Bridgford, Wollaton, Sherwood and (new for 2016/17) Ollerton. Although they started this week, you’d still be welcome to join. Click here for info etc.

On Tuesday lunchtimes the Nottingham Lunchtime Choir meets at the Royal Concert Hall for a burst of singing fun. The music ranges from folk and pop to blues and classical.  The rehearsal is short enough to fit into a lunch break for those who work. It doesn’t matter at all if you can’t read music. There will be an exciting opportunity in December to sing in a short concert before the Halle Orchestra’s Christmas Concert. More here.

The East of England Singers (EOES) is an auditioned chamber choir and open to new members. Singers need to have good sight reading ability and time to commit to a busy concert schedule of both EOES concerts and Music for Everyone choral events, where they often form the semi-chorus. The ability to make tea is an advantage.