Do you play an instrument and are approximately grade 2+? ‘Brush Up Your Playing’ is MfE’s latest online project for all instrumentalists (youth and adult!) looking to get playing again during lockdown while we are not able to hold rehearsals ‘in person’.

Instrument warm up videos

Over the first 4 weeks we will publish 4 ‘getting back into good working order’ videos, one for each of the instrument sections (as listed below) on our YouTube channel with a new one published each Friday. These will last about 8 – 10 mins.

The videos will remain on YouTube over the coming months so you can look at them at a time to suit you.

Instrument sections and tutors:

1) Violins and Violas with Joy Bower

2) Cellos and Double basses with Jenny Merriman

3) Woodwind with Gill Henshaw

4) Brass with Stuart Bower

What’s next?

We then hope to develop the project with interactive sessions, group playing etc and we hope that the whole project will culminate in a summer Blow the Dust course at the Albert Hall – Covid-19 permitting!

How to sign up

To sign up for this free online project, please fill in the registration form via the green ‘Book Tickets’ button at the bottom of this page.

Simply complete your details and press ‘Submit’. You will then be on the mailing list for each new session, sent out on Fridays.

MfE’s online singing project for January – February 2021!

Brought to you by MfE’s Assistant Artistic Director, Rachel Parkes and Director of Music of St Barnabas Cathedral, Greg Treloar – these online sessions are designed to help refresh your singing voice and get it back into shape with helpful warm up tips as well as rehearsing a piece of music, chosen by our conductors.

Rachel Parkes

Greg Treloar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sessions in this 4-week course are uploaded to our YouTube channel every Wednesday, but you can watch them in your own time when it suits you.

MfE’s online singing sessions are free of charge to access, but if you feel able to make a donation to support MfE through these hard times, you can do so with a card or through PayPal here: https://www.music-for-everyone.org/donations-page/

Or if you already have an account with us, through our website here (at the bottom of the page): Make a donation

To be added to the online choir mailing list, please email admin@music-for-everyone.org and further details will be sent to you.

Booking for tonight’s concert is now closed. If you have signed up but not received the link, please email admin@music-for-everyone.org Keep an eye out on our website for an additional viewing which will be available soon!

The MfE staff, East of England Singers and members of the Nottingham Concert Orchestra are performing a family-friendly Christmas concert from the Albert Hall especially for you. We hope our Christmas Celebration will get you in that Festive Mood! There will be well known carols and Christmas favourites for you to sing-a-long to, plus individual items by our instrumentalists and singers. There is something for everyone, from Frosty the Snowman to The Little Road to Bethlehem by Michael Head. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for supporting us during these Covid days.

How the concert will work: 

  • The concert will be in the form of a video streamed from our Youtube channel, accessed via a video link.
  • There will be two showings: 3.30pm on Sunday 13th December and 7.30pm on Friday 18th December.
  • The concert video will not be available for public viewing, you will need to book a virtual ticket link in advance.

Booking is easy – just click the green ‘Book Tickets’ button at the bottom of this page and fill in your details on the form that will pop up.

You won’t receive a link to the video at the time of booking, it will be sent to you 1hr before the showing.

There is no charge for the virtual ticket and all performers have given their time for free – but we are hoping to make the concert into a bit of a fundraiser to help MfE get through the coming months. If you feel able to make a donation for your ticket then please donate via BACS or by credit card or Paypal through our website.

Donate here via PayPal or with a card (no fees)
Please note that making a donation does not automatically sign you up for the concert link, you will still need to click on the green ‘Book Tickets’ button at the bottom of this page.

BACS – Music for Everyone Bank Account
Sort Code 40 52 40
Account No. 00020915

I hope you will join us in bringing a little musical cheer to the Festive Season – get your mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas jumpers ready! 

Nottingham Strictly Strings
East Midlands Youth String Orchestra
East Midlands Youth Windband
Nottingham Youth Band – Beeston & West Bridgford

Joy Bower, Richard Howarth, Phil Smith, Gill Henshaw & Jane Storey  conductors

Come and enjoy an entertaining programme filled with the exuberance of youth performed by our talented young instrumentalists.

 

 

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

Tickets prices: Full £7, Concession £6, Child/Student £3.50

 

Tickets available from the Music for Everyone Box Office Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm 0115 9589312 and on the door, subject to availability.

A ‘Music in Quiet Places’ concert

East of England Singers
Angela Kay conductor

Exquisite a cappella repertoire for chamber choir.

Experience the remarkable qualities of unaccompanied voices blended one with another in atmospheric soundscapes. Encounter the pure beauty of Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor, Pärt’s The Deer’s Cry disclosing it’s haunting mystery, the dark terror of Kalmer’s When Shall We Three Meet Again and much more.

Tickets:

In advance/reserved – Full £9, Concession £8, Child/Student £4.50
On the door – Full £10, Concession £9, Child/Student £5

Available online via the Book Tickets button below (please note booking fee applies) or from the MfE Box Office on 0115 9589312.
In person (in advance) – Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm: 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF. We accept payment by cash, cheque or card.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

 

Nottingham Strictly Strings and the East Midlands Youth String Orchestra invite YOU to a FREE taster afternoon for ensemble playing and fun activities! Reserve a place now or just turn up on the day!

If you are grade 1 – 5+ and aged 7 – 21, we have a group for you. Find out more about the groups here>>

Spaces available for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass players.

Email admin@music-for-everyone.org or phone 0115 9589312 for more details and put your name down!

Sunday 2 February 2020 at Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus NG11 8NS in the Teaching and Learning Building

Tickets available on the door

Nottingham Festival Chorus
Nottingham Concert Orchestra

Lizzy Humphries soprano, Alex Jones baritone
Angela Kay conductor

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem

Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate (K165)

Bach Kantate Nr. 50 (BWV 50) ‘Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft’

Written as a tribute to his mother, Ein Deutsches Requiem is Brahms’ greatest choral work. Scored for chorus, symphony orchestra and soloists, this work sets words from Luther’s German translation of the Bible. Soaring melodies, atmospheric scoring and mighty choruses take the listener on a journey of hope and comfort.

Complementing this deeply moving work, Bach’s joyous Cantata Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft and Mozart’s stunning motet, Exsultate, Jubilate featuring our prize-winning soprano soloist, Lizzy Humphries.

Download the flyer here

Tickets: Full £9 – £16, Conc. £8 – £15, Child/Student £4.50 – £8

Available from:

Online Booking is now closed. Tickets are available on the door

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 ‘Book Tickets’ button below 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.

Nottingham Youth Band and the East Midlands Youth Wind Band invite YOU to a FREE taster session for ensemble playing and fun activities! Reserve a place now or just turn up on the day!

If you are grade 2 – 5+ and aged 7 – 21, we have a group for you. Find out more about the groups here>>

Spaces available for all wind, brass and percussion players

Email admin@music-for-everyone.org or phone 0115 9589312 for more details and put your name down!

Grade 2 – 5:
Tuesday 28 January 2020 at the Emmanuel School, Gresham Park Road, West Bridgford NG2 7YF
Thursday 30 January 2020 at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell High Road, Beeston NG9 1EH

Grade 5+:
Sunday 2 February 2020 at Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus NG11 8NS in the Teaching and Learning Building

Come and sing with the Nottingham Festival Chorus.

Rehearse and perform one of the greatest works of the choral repertoire, Brahms’ German Requiem. Additionally, and to complement this deeply moving work, Bach’s sparkling cantata, Nun ist das Heil.

The choir is made up of singers from all over the East Midlands and further afield. There are no auditions; all that’s required is a willingness to work hard and a sense of fun! Music for the course will be sent out in late November along with a rehearsal CD (or MP3 downloadable tracks).

Provisional timetable:

Saturday 25 January 2020
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton NG11 8NS

9.30am Registration opens
10.00am Morning rehearsals
1.10pm Meal break
2.00pm MfE AGM
2.40pm Afternoon rehearsals
6.00pm End of session

Sunday 26 January
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton NG11 8NS

2.30pm Rehearsal
5.30pm End of session

Saturday 1 February
Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA

1.30pm Assemble
2.00pm Rehearsal
5.30pm End of session

7.oopm Assemble
7.30pm Performance

Sectional Rehearsals (optional)
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton NG11 8NS

T & B: Wed 8 January 7.30 – 9.30pm
S & A: Fri 10 January 7.30 – 9.30pm

Enrol for the next Nottingham Festival Chorus course and concert online by clicking ‘Book Tickets’ below (NB Please note a booknig fee applies when paying by card) or alternatively, you can download a form here and post to the address at the bottom. Booking for this course is now closed, please contact admin@music-for-everyone.org if you would like information about future courses.