A very Happy Easter from the MfE team! We hope you have a lovely Easter weekend, whether it be holding ‘virtual Easter egg hunts’ or finding ways to celebrate at home.

All of us at MfE are trying to keep up with imaginative ways to keep in contact with you all whilst we are unable to meet.

Our YouTube channel is constantly being updated with videos:

  • Improve your singing technique with Rachel
  • If you are a member of our Daytime Orchestra then Gill has posted videos to guide you through items in your repertoire.
  • Now it’s your turn: Take part in Rachel’s ‘Folk Song Challenge’ Record yourself on your mobile phone, computer or tablet and send clips to angela@music-for-everyone.org and we’ll post them on our YouTube channel. We’ve had quite a few already!

  • Watch Angela Kay’s appearance on East Midlands Today (2 April 2020) talking about the impact COVID19 is having on MfE
  • Listen to John Hess, chair of Music for Everyone explaining what MfE is doing to keep you all singing and playing

Just click here to see what is on offer https://www.youtube.com/user/MusicforEveryoneUK  then click subscribe to follow the channel and be notified of new videos.

Before you go

If you are looking for some entertainment, here are some suggestions of animal live streams that you can watch online for free, from penguins to elephants! 

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Our glorious Lunchtime Voices took their music to the streets last week and performed at Nottingham Station.

With a great turnout from the choir they did not fail to impress passers-by last Tuesday lunchtime – we got many people asking questions and taking pictures!

They sang a fun selection of music (some with dance moves!) and they sounded great under the station’s high ceiling! Well done all involved!

Check out below for pictures and videos, and also to see how our Chair John Hess helped out…

Thank you John Hess for being the best flyer distributor!
A short video taken on our Instagram! @MfENotts

Have a good week!

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DSC04261140 singers and instrumentalist arrived at the Music Department, University of Nottingham, for the first day of the three day School, now in its third year. After a welcome to all, the players went off to rehearse, and the singers began with a brighten-the-day burst of Haydn’s The heaven’s are telling the glory of God, from his oratorio Creation. Later the strings rehearsed separately, working on Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending, while the windband made a great sound with their own repertoire.

The rain dampened the coffee preparations but dried up in time for to the morning break to happen outside, as didIMG_5435 drinks and nibbles followed by lunchtime picnics. John Hess, Chair of Music for Everyone, gave a short talk to begin the afternoon – more about that to follow.

In the afternoon, choir and orchestra put together the instrumental and vocal parts of The heavens are telling. This was a new experience for some of the players, accomapanying asks for different listening and sensitivity skills. There were a few empty chairs in the orchestra as the flute choir – 15 in number – attended a separate workshop with one of the School’s guest musicians, flautist Rachel Holt. She helped them to focus on the detail to be found within the music, sometimes not by actual markings but by what can be felt as the composer’s intention. She highlighted technical aspects of pitch for certain tricky to tune flute notes, articulation and expression.


After further rehearsals, the day ended with a short concert given by Appasionata, flute and harp duo Rachel Holt and Anna Christenson. Both have played for leading professional orchestras, and the programme included pieces that showcased each instrument. They delighted us all with music from the baroque Benedetto Marcello to the more modern John Marson, himself a renowned harpist.