1.30pm – 5.30pm at Kingswood Methodist Church, Wollaton

Come and enjoy a fun afternoon of singing together. Children aged 5+ with their mums, dads, grandparents, carers, aunts and uncles – the whole family, friends too! Singing is great for health, togetherness, confidence and fun.

No preparation is needed, we will send all details out by email before the day – all you need is your best singing voice!

Music leaders – Alison Bennett & Rachel Parkes

 

At the Family Sing, enjoy favourites such as ‘When I Grow Up’ from the hit musical Matilda, ‘The Bare Necessities’ from the Jungle Book and other exciting songs, all led by our experienced conductors.

(NB All covid regulations in place at the time will be adhered to)


Enrolment and Price

Price – £5 per adult, £3 per child (between the ages of 5 and 11)

Online – pay through PayPal or by card

Just click here 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

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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 27th February – Bluecoat Academy, Wollaton

Concert: Sunday 6th March – Albert Hall, Nottingham

Come to Stringwise 2022 – 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, Josh Goodman and Richard Howarth 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 27 February 2022 – Workshop Day
Bluecoat Academy, Wollaton

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

Sunday 6 March 2022 – Concert Day
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Stringwise 3: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Stringwise 1 & 2: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
NB Children will be supervised in between the rehearsal and concert.


How to sign up

The cost for the course is £10 for Stringwise 1 & 2, £15 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 26th February – Bluecoat Academy, Wollaton

Concert: Sunday 6th March – Albert Hall, Nottingham

Come to BANDWISE 2022 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 26 February 2022 – Workshop Day
Bluecoat Academy, Wollaton

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

Sunday 6 March 2022 – Concert Day
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Bandwise 2: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Bandwise 1: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
NB Children will be supervised in between the rehearsal and concert.


How to sign up

The cost for the course is £10 for Bandwise 1, £15 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.

Choral and Opera Classics

Nottingham Festival Chorus Choral Course and Concert

Come and be a member of the Nottingham Festival Chorus and enjoy a feast of music from both the choral and operatic repertoire.

           

Angela Kay – conductor   Rachel Parkes – soloist    Ellie Martin – soloist       Benjamin Staniforth – soloist

 

Programme includes:

Mendelssohn: Excerpts from Elijah

Faure: ‘Libera Me’ from Requiem

Handel: ‘Chorus of Enchanted Islanders’ from Alcina 

Haydn: ‘The Heavens are Telling’ from Creation

There will also be orchestral items in the concert performed by the Nottingham Concert Orchestra.

 

Timetable – Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA

Saturday 5 February

9.40am – 10.00am            Assemble

10.00am – 12.45pm          Rehearsals with refreshment break

12.45pm – 1.30pm            Lunch break

1.30pm – 4.00pm              Rehearsals with orchestra, including refreshment break

4.30pm                             Concert (scheduled to finish at approximately 5.30pm)

 

Course Fee

The fee includes the rehearsal CD/MP3 files, an optional online rehearsal with Angela Kay, morning of Saturday 29 Jan, course day and concert

Music can be hired – please indicate on the form

 

Members of Music for Everyone    £30

Non Members                                £40

Benefit Claimants/Students           £20

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

Music scores and a rehearsal CD will be sent out before the course. Please indicate on the online enrolment form if you would prefer to download the rehearsal tracks as mp3 files.

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

 

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

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

      

Josh Goodman, Gill Henshaw, Angela Kay, Chris McDouall 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? Were you a member of the school recorder group?

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

The music has been chosen to give scope to players of all abilities and will include Elgar’s well known Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4  and the exciting theme from The Big Country

There will be items for wind band and string orchestra and the recorder ensemble will also have a varied diet of music.

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.

Workshop Day Timetable

9.40 am          Registration opens NB Recorder registration at 1.15pm

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

Informal Performance (Covid security regulations still in place will be implemented in full) 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 contributions in support of MfE will be much appreciated via a retiring collection.

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

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

Recorder players

Members of Music for Everyone      £20

Non Members                                  £25

Benefit Claimants/Students             £10

Click here 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.

Booking is now closed for this weekends course. The next Blow the Dust course is on Saturday 11 June 2022

 

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 – Wednesday, mornings only)

Music for Everyone

Director

Nottingham

£35,000-£40,000

Closing date:  Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 12 noon

Music for Everyone (founded 1983) provides people of all ages and abilities with opportunities to make music, combining the achievement of high standards with fun and enjoyment.  We run instrumental, choral and singing workshops, short courses, regular groups, public concerts and performance opportunities for over 2000 participants, both adult and youth, each season.

With our founder Angela Kay MBE stepping down at the end of the season, the Trustees are looking for an inspirational leader with a passion for music to provide artistic and strategic vision for the future.

The role involves heading-up the organisation and leading its professional staff team. The job description is very wide-ranging and we do not expect candidates to have prior experience in every area of the work involved. Training and support can be provided.

 

For further details download the detailed job pack here or visit our Vacancies page for more details: https://www.music-for-everyone.org/about-us/vacancies/

Nottingham Chamber Singers, Nottingham Community Voices, Vocals Youth Choir, New Classical Players

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

Tickets

Full £12, £10, £8; Conc. £11, £9, £7; Child/Student £3.50

 

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.

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets are still available and can be purchased on the door on Sunday, doors open from 3pm.

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

Fun singing afternoon and festive concert for primary school children

Join us for a fun Saturday afternoon workshop followed by a Sunday afternoon concert at Nottingham’s Albert Hall singing Christmas songs and fun seasonal music including hits from the well known film, A Muppets Christmas Carol and Roald Dahl’s entertaining version of Cinderella! 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 – £12 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.

Booking for this weekend’s course is now closed. Look out on our website for the next event in March! More details coming out very soon.

 

Saturday 11 December Singing Afternoon
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8NS
All Groups: 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Sunday 12 December Concert
Albert Hall, Nottingham
Rehearsal: 12.30 – 2.45pm
Concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

East Midlands Youth String Orchestra
Nottingham Youth Band
Nottingham Strictly Strings

Sunday 5th December at 3.30pm
Kingswood Methodist Church
Lambourne Drive, Wollaton NG8 1GR

To welcome the festive season, a 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.

Come along to our 2 FREE taster sessions for young wind, brass and percussion players of grade 5+ standard.

Rehearsals are at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road NG9 1EH

 

Thursday 18th November, 6.30pm – 8pm

Thursday 25th November, 6.30pm – 8pm

 

Email us to reserve a place and let us know your name and instrument, or just turn up on the day! Bring a music stand and your instrument and we’ll provide the rest.