Workshop and performance day open to all young players aged 8 – 21

Come and experience the joy of string playing at the Big Youth Music Experience for young violin, viola, cello and double bass players.

Workshop: Sunday 26th February 2023 – South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe on Trent

Concert: Sunday 5th March – Albert Hall, Nottingham

 

Come to Stringwise 2023 – an instrumental workshop day and concert for all young violin, viola, cello and double bass players from beginners to grade 5+.

Rehearsals are led by experienced conductors: Helen Maddison, Tamaki Higashi and Josh Goodman plus a team of specialist string players leading activities for everyone to enjoy.

There will be three groups

  • Stringwise 1 (grade 0 – 1)
  • Stringwise 2 (grade 2 – 4)
  • Stringwise 3 (grade 5+)

A music pack (including rehearsal tracks which are accessible via digital download or a CD) will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before the course. These tracks take you through the music and the workshop day rehearsals carry on from where they leave off.


Timetable

Sunday 26 February 2023 – Workshop Day
South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe on Trent

Stringwise 3: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Stringwise 1 & 2: 1.00pm – 5.30pm

Sunday 5 March 2023 – Concert Day
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Stringwise 3: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Stringwise 1 & 2: 12.15pm – 3.00pm
Concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
NB Children will be supervised in between the rehearsal and concert.


How to sign up

Booking is now open for the Feb/March course 2023!

The cost for the course is £12 for Stringwise 1 & 2, £16 for Stringwise 3.

You can sign up online via PayPal, debit or credit card (no additional fees) via the button below

By cheque – download and complete this form and post to the MfE office at 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF. Or you can phone 0115 9589312 and enrol over the phone.

Workshop and performance day open to all young players aged 8 – 21

Come and experience the joy of wind band playing at the Big Youth Music Experience for young woodwind, brass and percussion players.

Workshop: Saturday 25th February 2023 – South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe on Trent

Concert: Sunday 5th March – Albert Hall, Nottingham

 

Come to BANDWISE 2023 – an instrumental workshop day & informal concert for all young woodwind, brass and percussion players of grade 2 standard and above.

Rehearsals are led by experienced conductors and there will be other activities for everyone to enjoy! The Artistic Director is Josh Goodman and he will be assisted by Claire Franklin and a team of specialist instrumentalists.

There will be two bands:

  • Bandwise 1: grade 2-4
  • Bandwise 2: grade 5+

A music pack (including rehearsal tracks which are accessible via digital download or a CD) will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before the course. These tracks take you through the music and the workshop day rehearsals carry on from where they leave off.


Timetable

Saturday 25 February 2023 – Workshop Day
South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe on Trent

Bandwise 2: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Bandwise 1: 1.00pm – 5.30pm

Sunday 5 March 2023 – Concert Day
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Bandwise 2: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Bandwise 1: 12.15pm – 3.00pm
Concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
NB Children will be supervised in between the rehearsal and concert.


How to sign up

Booking is now open for the Feb/March course!

The cost for the course is £12 for Bandwise 1, £16 for Bandwise 2.

You can sign up online via PayPal, debit or credit card (no additional fees) via the button below

By cheque – download and complete this form and post to the MfE office at 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF. Or you can phone 0115 9589312 and enrol over the phone.

Nottingham Festival Chorus, Nottingham Chamber Singers
Nottingham Concert Orchestra

Richard Cox piano
Angela Kay, Rachel Parkes conductor

Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region

Tippett Spirituals from ‘A Child of our Time’

Finzi Eclogue

Parry Blest Pair of Sirens

Delius Walk to the Paradise Garden

The Music: Prepare to be transported to celestial heights with works from titans of the choral world. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams, with a stunning performance of Toward the Unknown Region. A sweeping and romantic setting of text by the celebrated American poet Walt Whitman, it is both mysterious and sumptuous. The Eclogue for piano and strings by Finzi, Blest Pair of Sirens by Hubert Parry and the deep and rich Five Spirituals from ‘A Child of our Time’ by Michael Tippett complete our concert programme. An evening of unforgettable music, sparkling with inventiveness and celebration.

The Performers: The Nottingham Festival Chorus is Music for Everyone’s flagship choir, a large-scale four-part chorus performing major classical and twentieth-century works, with our own renowned Concert Orchestra. There are three intensive and highly enjoyable events per year, from a one day workshop to a full weekend course and concert, conducted and led by MfE Founder and Artistic Advisor Angela Kay and Assistant Artistic Director Rachel Parkes.

Local pianist Richard Cox has been working in the Nottingham area and beyond for many years, accompanying numerous soloists and ensembles. He studied music at the University of Nottingham, specialising in piano performance with Brenda May, and began working with community organisations after graduating, initially through Music for Everyone. He now spends the majority of his time running a business selling recordings of classical music to collectors all over the world, but enjoys having the opportunity to play and perform whenever time allows.

Tickets: Full £10 – £15, Conc. £9 – £14, Child/Student £5

Available from:

MfE Box Office (Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm) 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF

0115 9589312 or email admin@music-for-everyone.org

Book online via the ‘Buy Tickets’ button above to choose your own seats

Tickets can also be bought on the door, subject to availability

The Venue: Nottingham’s historic and elegant Albert Hall is a comfortable concert venue located in Nottingham’s Castle Zone, next to the Nottingham Playhouse (follow signs for the Playhouse)

Parking is available on neighbouring streets and in three multi-storey car parks nearby – Mount Street, Talbot Street and St James Street – all within easy walking distance.

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. There are also optional sectional rehearsals in early January to help you learn the notes.

Sectional rehearsal details (optional)

Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Tenors & Basses: Wednesday 4 January 2023, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Sopranos & Altos: Friday 6 January 2023, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

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
1.30pm   Assemble
2.00pm – 5.30pm   Rehearsal
7.00pm   Assemble
7.30pm   Performance

Course Fee

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.

If you do not wish to pay via the internet or have any questions, please telephone 0115 9589312 to book over the phone.

 

East Midlands Youth String Orchestra
East Midlands Youth Band
Nottingham Youth Band
Nottingham Strictly Strings

Sunday 22nd January at 3.30pm
Kingswood Methodist Church
Lambourne Drive, Wollaton NG8 1GR

To welcome the new year, a celebratory varied and entertaining concert presented by our youth instrumental groups.

Tickets: Full £7.00, Conc. £6.00, Child/Student £3.50

Tickets are available to buy online, or you can reserve tickets at your next rehearsal. Tickets will also be available to buy on the door.

Orchestral Playing Day: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Albert Hall, North Circus St,
Nottingham NG1 5AA

    

Josh Goodman, Gill Henshaw, Angela Kay conductors

Let’s Blow the Dust off our instruments

Music for Everyone invites you to a friendly, relaxed playing day at Nottingham’s Albert Hall.

Did you learn to play an instrument when you were at school but haven’t got it out of the case for a long time? Or have you taken up playing an instrument in adult life just for fun? Do you like playing orchestral music?

If the answer is YES to any of these questions then come to Blow the Dust off your Instrument 2023.

Conducted by Angela Kay, Gill Henshaw and Josh Goodman, this playing day will give you the chance to renew your old skills or put new-found ones into practice in a friendly relaxed and supportive environment.

The music has been chosen to give scope to players of all abilities and will include Bizet’s lively Overture to Doctor Miracle, an orchestral arrangement of Puccini’s well known Nessum Dorma from his opera ‘Turandot’ and to remind you of the New Year’s Day concert from Vienna, Strauss’ thrilling polka The Hunt!

There will be items for wind band and string orchestra. The instrumental parts will be sent out in advance of the workshop to give you time to get to grips with the notes ahead of the day itself.
NB Please note: This course is suitable for players of a standard Associated Board Grade 3 and above.

Workshop Day Timetable

9.40 am          Registration opens

10.00 am       Morning rehearsals (to include coffee break)

12.30 pm       Meal break

1.30 pm          Afternoon rehearsals for all players (to include tea break)

4.15 pm          Break

4.30pm           Informal performance for friends and family

5.30pm           End of course

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. There will be no tickets but voluntary contributions in support of MfE will be much appreciated via a retiring collection.

Workshop Day Fee

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

Orchestra players

Members of Music for Everyone      £30

Non Members                                  £35

Benefit Claimants/Students             £20

 

How to Enrol

Online – pay by card:

Just click the button below and fill in your details. Payment can be made via PayPal or debit/credit card.

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 958 9312 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)

Nottingham Chamber Singers, Nottingham Community Voices, Vocals Youth Choir, Nottingham Concert Orchestra

A traditional afternoon Christmas concert for all the family, with well-known carols and seasonal songs.

Tickets

Full £13, £10, £8; Conc. £12, £9, £7; Child/Student £5

Tickets are available to book online via the ‘Book Tickets’ button below, or you can book over the phone by calling our Box Office on 0115 9589312. We are happy to reserve your tickets whilst awaiting the arrival of your cheque, or you can pay when you collect at the venue.

Tickets will be available on the door, subject to availability. We can accept payment by card, cash or cheque (payable to Music for Everyone)

Nottingham Community Music Singing Workshop day and concert

On Sunday 11 December, Music for Everyone are giving a Christmas concert at the Albert Hall in Nottingham. We would very much like members of Daytime Voices to join with the other MfE choirs, both adult and youth, in presenting this popular, traditional afternoon concert for all the family.

Daytime Voices rehearsal details:

John Godber Centre, Hucknall: Monday 28 November & 5 December, 10.15am – 12.15pm
Southwell Methodist Church: Monday 28 November & 5 December, 2 – 4pm
West Bridgford Baptist Church: Tuesday 29 November & 6 December, 2 – 4pm
St Leonards Community Centre, Wollaton: Wednesday 30 November & 7 December, 2.15 – 4.15pm
Sherwood Methodist Church: Thursday 1 December & 8 December, 2 – 4pm

Singers are welcome to attend any of the sessions listed above, full details, including times and locations will be sent out by email and music can be collected at the first rehearsal.

Concert Day – Albert Hall, Nottingham

Sunday 11 December:

Assemble 10.45am
Rehearsal 11.15am
End of session 1.45pm
Assemble 3pm

Concert 3.30pm

 

Enrolment Fee
£22 – to cover all rehearsals and music costs.

Please note. Because of the capacity of the choir stalls at the Albert Hall, we are restricted as to the number of singers we can accept. Please fill your form in ASAP or enrol online (link below) no later than Friday 4 November to guarantee yourself a place in the choir!

Download the form here

If you are downloading the form, please return to your Daytime Voices conductor along with your payment.

Fun singing afternoon and festive concert for primary school children

Drop the kids off for a fun Saturday afternoon workshop followed by a Sunday afternoon concert for all the family at Nottingham’s famous Albert Hall.

Get in the panto spirit with songs from Roald Dahl’s musical version of Little Red Riding Hood. Prepare to get ‘Sparklejollytwinklejingley’ with a showstopper from musical Elf! There will be other well known Christmas songs to perform with other members of the MfE ‘singing’ family as well!

Experience the excitement of a performance in the Albert Hall featuring over 200 performers!

Singers will be divided into two age-group choirs:

Vocals 1 (school yrs 1-3)
Vocals 2 (school yrs 4-7)

Cost: All Groups – £15 per child, 10% family discount if two or more children from the same family enrol.

Music packs, including lyrics and audio tracks, will be sent out approximately one month before the event, giving everyone the chance to learn the songs as best they can before the singing afternoon.

You can book online via the button below or phone the office on 0115 9589312 to book your child’s place. Alternatively, you can download a flyer here and post to the address at the bottom of the enrolment form.

Saturday 10 December Singing Afternoon
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8NS
All Groups: 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Sunday 11 December Concert
Albert Hall, Nottingham
Rehearsal: 12.30 – 2.45pm
Concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

10am – 5.00pm at the Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus NG11 8NS

Come to Music for Everyone’s Autumn Choral Workshop with Brian Kay.

We are delighted to present this fabulous day of music-making, led by the irrepressible Brian Kay, conductor, broadcaster and singer. A founding member of the King’s Singers, Brian has spent a lifetime in music and is well-known for BBC radio and television broadcasts as well as his work as an international choral and orchestral conductor.

The music chosen by Brian is guaranteed to lift the spirits: Bob Chilcott’s attractive Dances of Time, George Dyson’s joyous Three Songs of Praise and, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’ birth, a beautiful a capella choral arrangement of his song Linden Lea.


Music Scores

All music will be provided on the day.


Workshop Day Timetable – Saturday 8th October 2022

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 – 5.00pm             Afternoon session (with refreshment break and informal performance at 4.30pm)


Workshop Fee

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

MfE Subscribing Members – £20; Non-members – £25.

Benefit Claimants/Students – £10; First timers’ special fee £10. If you have never been to an MfE singing workshop before then come along for a special discounted fee of £10.


How to enrol

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED. TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE PHONE THE OFFICE ON 0115 9589312

Online – pay by card:

Click the button above and fill in your details: Payment can be made via PayPal or debit/credit card.

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