Nottingham Festival Chorus

Singing Courses & Workshops

Come and be a part of our flagship choir. All you need is a willingness to work hard and a sense of fun!

This is Music for Everyone’s flag-ship choir, a large-scale four-part chorus (200+ voices) performing major classical and twentieth-century works, with our own semi-professional Concert Orchestra.

Membership is open to all by subscription (no auditions). There are no weekly rehearsals – singers are provided with scores and rehearsal CDs to help them learn the music at their own pace.

There are three intensive and highly enjoyable events per year: an October day course and concert and then a weekend course with concert in January/ February and a workshop day in June/July. There is also the option of attending a sectional rehearsal prior to the course – there’s one for sopranos and altos and one for tenors and basses. Nottingham Festival Chorus courses and concerts are conducted by Music for Everyone’s Artistic Director Angela Kay.

Nottingham Festival Chorus

Dates for your diary 2019/2020 Season

DatesRepertoireVenue
5 & 6 October 2019Autumn Course – Karl Jenkins – The Armed ManNTU Clifton NG11 8NS
12 October 2019Concert
Jenkins The Armed Man
Bourgeois All People that on Earth do Dwell
Angela Kay, Martin Van Der Brugge conductors
Albert Hall, Nottingham
10.30 – 12 noon, 7 December 2019Carol SingingMarket Square, Nottingham City Centre
25 & 26 January 2020Spring Course – Brahms ‘Ein Deutsches Requiem’NTU Clifton NG11 8NS
1 February 2020Concert
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Albert Hall, Nottingham
27 June 2020Summer Workshop Day – The Music of John RutterNTU Clifton Campus NG11 8NS

What members say:

“Thank you for all your enthusiasm and encouragement…I feel proud to have been involved.” 

“It was a privilege and absolutely wonderful to be part of this. Thank you so much for making this possible. It was exciting, exhilarating and very satisfying and it was all down to your vision.”

“A special thank you to Angela. I had a wonderful day which I will remember for ever.” 

“I had a wonderful time singing in the chorus under Angela’s direction – she makes singing such good fun, at the same time as learning new and interesting music and how to sing it well.”  

“Thank you for your inspirational direction and for making it all possible”

“A very enjoyable experience of singing, many thanks for all you do for us so enthusiastically, it was an evening to remember, the audience thought so too.”

“It was a fantastic occasion – wonderful to join with so many to sing one of the masterpieces of choral music. Thank you so much for giving us another great opportunity to sing.”

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