East of England Singers
Angela Kay conductor

Summer Serenade!

An entertaining Saturday evening of music from the choir’s recent concert tour. There will be melody, harmony, instrumental items and plenty of rhythm. Not forgetting strawberries and a summer cup during the interval.

 

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.

Also available on the door, subject to availability.

Come and revel in that Big Show sound!

Nottingham Community Voices & Nottingham Concert Orchestra

Kate Taylor soloist and Simon Theobald guest presenter and soloist
Angela Kay conductor

A Sunday afternoon concert of foot-tapping musicfrom well known films and musicals including My Fair Lady, The King and I, Les Miserables and Oklahoma plus solo items by our guests, Kate Taylor and Simon Theobald.

Tickets

Full £14, £10, £6.50; Conc. £13, £9, £6; Child/Student £7, £5, £3.50

Tickets will be for sale 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.

Also available on the door, subject to availability.

 

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

Nottingham Festival Chorus
Nottingham Concert Orchestra

Lizzie Humphries soprano, Jamie Wright 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, Lizzie Humphries.

Download the flyer here

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

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 ‘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.

Come to Bandwise! 2020, Music for Everyone’s 21st annual youth Windband event. Bandwise! gives you the chance to play a wide variety of music for wind and percussion – from classics to pop and jazz – and to take part in instrumental groups and workshops, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Where and when is it?

Bandwise! will be held at the Bluecoat Academy, Sutton Passeys Crescent, Wollaton over the weekend of 11/12 January 2020 followed by an informal concert for parents and friends at the Albert Hall, Nottingham, on Sunday 19 January. An outline of the schedule for all groups is given below.


Who will be there?

Lots of wind and percussion players from all parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. All instruments are included: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxes, horns, trumpets, cornets, trombones, euphoniums, tubas and percussion. The age range is 8 – 21. The Artistic Director is Gill Henshaw who is an experienced wind teacher, performer and conductor. She will be assisted in conducting and leading workshops by a team of specialists. There will also be a large support group of adult helpers and organisers.


How good do I have to be?

Whether you have been playing for years or have only just reached Grade 1, this is for YOU! Players will be divided into three groups: Bandwise 1 (Grades 1 – 2), Bandwise 2 (Grades 3 – 4), and Bandwise 3 (Grade 5 and above).

NB. Percussion players should be able to read music and play at the appropriate grade.


What are we playing?

A wide-ranging program including:

Bandwise 1: Wallace and Gromit Theme, Battle Pavan

Bandwise 2: Flight of the Condor, Sneak Attack

Bandwise 3: Start Up The Band, El Camino Real


How do we learn the music?

By practicing the parts which will be sent to you approximately four weeks before the course, and listening to the rehearsal tracks which you can choose to download from a link or receive on a CD. These tracks take you through the music and the rehearsals at the course carry on from where they leave off. If you have “done your homework” you’ll have no problems!


How do I apply?

Numbers in each band are limited so please apply as soon as possible. The course fees are:

Bandwise 1: (Grades 1 – 2) £25.00

Bandwise 2: (Grades 3 – 4) £27.00

Bandwise 3: (Grade 5 and above) £27.00

NB Please note booking is now closed for this year’s course. If you would like to know more about future courses please contact admin@music-for-everyone.org

You can sign up online via the link below – click on ‘Book Tickets’ (NB please note a booking fee applies). Alternatively, you can download a form here, complete your details and post it to the office along with your payment. If you have any questions or problems, please phone the MfE Office on 0115 9589312.


Timetable

Saturday 11 January, Bluecoat Academy NG8 1EA
All groups: 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Sunday 12 January, Bluecoat Academy NG8 1EA
Bandwise 1: 1.15pm – 5.30pm
Bandwise 2: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Bandwise 3: 10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday 19 January, Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA
Bandwise 2 & 3: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Bandwise 1: 1.45pm – 3.00pm

Informal concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm


Special discounts for families and subsidised places

We are offering a 10% discount to all families who have two or more  children taking part in the course. Just fill in the discount box on the application form. We run a subsidised places scheme for all our courses. For further information about this scheme or about any aspect of the course, please phone the MfE Administrator on 0115 958 9312.  

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 2020 course.

Conducted by Angela Kay and Gill Henshaw 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 the vibrant Joyeuse Marche by Chabrier, Elgar’s poignant ‘Nimrod’ from The Enigma Variations, Julius Fucik heroic Entry of the Gladiators, the well-known theme tune from Murder on the Orient Express and a foot tapping arrangement of the pop anthem – Y.M.C.A!

There will also be items for wind band and string orchestra. The recorder ensemble will also have a varied diet of music carefully chosen by their conductor, Liz Pike.

The instrumental parts will be sent out in advance of the course, to give you time to get to grips with the notes ahead of the day itself.

Please note: This course is not suitable for players of a standard below Associated Board Grade 2 (except recorders)

Prices

Full £38.00 (Benefit Claimant/student £18.00)

Recorders £22.00 (Benefit Claimant/student £10.00)

How to enrol

Please note, booking for the January course is now closed. If you would like information about future Blow the Dust courses, please email admin@music-for-everyone.org

You can enrol for the course online by clicking ‘Book Tickets’ at the bottom of this page or booking over the phone on 0115 9589312. (NB Please note a booking fee applies for all card payments)

Alternatively, download a form here and post to the address listed.

Outline Timetable

Saturday 4 January 2020
Albert Hall, Nottingham

9.40am – Registration opens (NB Registration for recorders at 1.15pm)
10.00am – Morning rehearsals (to include coffee break)
12.30pm – Meal break
1.15pm – Registration opens for recorders
1.30pm – Afternoon rehearsals for all players (to include tea break)
4.45pm – Break
5.00pm – Informal concert for friends and family
6.00pm – End of course

Blow the Dust Helpers

Would you be willing to give up a little bit of time to help with the smooth running of the course? We particularly need help with registration – no great skill required! If you or a friend/partner would be willing to lend a hand then please indicate when you enrol – thank you!

For any further information about the course, please ring the MfE Office on 0115 9589312 or email admin@music-for-everyone.org

East of England 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 £11, £9, £7; Conc. £10, £8, £6; Child/Student £3.50

Online Ticket booking is now closed. There will be some tickets available to buy on the door on Sunday 15 December from 2.30pm.

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 (NB Please note there is a booking fee when paying by card) 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 cash or cheque (payable to Music for Everyone)