Third Party Events and Opportunities

Please find below other musical events and groups that may be of interest.

Musical Director Position Available
Grantham Choral Society is seeking a Musical Director to start in September 2019. The choir was founded in 1963 and currently is made up of approximately 60 enthusiastic members. Numbers are on the increase. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.15pm and a rehearsal pianist is employed.

The choir performs four concerts each year. One Autumn concert usually with organ/piano accompaniment, and two Christmas carol concerts. The Spring concert takes place in the splendid setting of St Wulfram’s Church with orchestra and professional soloists. The professional soloists are employed at both the Autumn and Spring concerts.

The choir has covered most of the standard choral repertoire over the years, most recently performing Jonathan Dove’s ‘For an Unknown Soldier’ and Mozart’s Requiem. In May 2019 Handel’s Jephtha will form the Spring concert.

The committee are looking for someone who will prove to be inspiring, well organised and a good communicator.

Standard rates of pay are available in connection with this post.

Applications in the form of a C.V. and covering letter, are to be sent to Mrs Meriel Scott, 110 Winchester Road, Grantham NG31 8RN or email by 30 November 2018. Interviews (including taking part of a rehearsal), will take place in February/March 2019 and the appointment is expected to be made in late April 2019.

Sunrise Mass and The Lark Ascending
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Saturday 27 October
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

The award-winning NTU Chamber Choir will return to the stunning surrounds of Southwell Minster, along with professional orchestra English Pro Musica, to perform Ola Gjeilo’s dramatic Sunrise Mass.

The evening will also feature Classic FM’s eight-time Hall of Fame winner, The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams , played by the outstanding violinist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny.

This event is part of our International Music Series, which is taking place across 2018 to celebrate Nottingham Trent University’s 175th Anniversary.

Conductor: Matthew Hopkins
Violin: Anna-Liisa Bezrodny


  • Front: £17
  • Rear: £14
  • Student: £5

Tickets are available online, from the NTU Music Centre, on the door and from The Cathedral Shop.

If you would like any more information, please email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.

If you purchased your tickets for the original March date, your tickets will still be valid for this event.

Event website:


Leicester Symphony Orchestra
Impressions of Spain with Ann Oliver Stage School
Sunday 4 November, 3pm
De Montfort Hall

Conductor: John Andrews
Violin: Fenella Humphreys

Chabrier España
Glinka Overture Espagnole
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole
Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espagnole
Bizet Carmen Suite

Free Pre-concert talk at 2pm with Miss Ann Oliver MBE

Tickets: £12/£16/£19
NUS/25 and under: £5 Concessions and family tickets available

Tickets available from:

Leicester Symphony Orchestra Ticket Secretary:
Sue Mee Tel: 01509 569273

De Montfort Hall Box Office: 01162333111

CHOIR NEEDED – Tally Koren Tour
Thursday 8th November 2018, 
7:30 pm start, doors open 7:15pm
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Laxton

We would be grateful if a small section choir 6-10 people could attend to sing 2 songs with the theme of peace. The songs will be ‘Imagine’ and Tally Koren’s song ‘Magical Powers’.

Tally is an international singer-songwriter who recently performed her song at the Royal Albert Hall for Lords and distinguished guests for a concert of unification with the Middle East (Israel).

Tally Koren “I am a great believer that we all speak the same language through music and art.”

The event will incorporate :

Local faith leaders, poets and young adults will also recite their work, all with the theme of peace.

Songs with the theme of Peace and Hope, singing well known songs which the audience will be familiar with and songs that Tally Koren  composed based on poems with the theme of peace.

“Vision of Hope” event is based on several events that Tally has done in the past – ‘Music for Peace in the Middle East’ where Palestinians  Israelis and Iranians were on one stage and  last years event held at ‘The House of Lords’  which  was  an  overwhelming indicator of the need for these events  to be continued and scaled up nationally to  make a difference.

The main aim is to open peoples hearts, to embrace our differences and learn from each other and at the same time inspire them and give them hope.

Especially for that event Tally will sing afew songs in Hebrew including Eli Eli and Jerusalem of Gold.

Contact: for more information

Classical OXJAM
Beeston Parish Church, Church St, NG9 1GA
Saturday 17 November

Oxjam Beeston Music Festival 2018 is proud to present:

In the beautiful setting of Beeston Parish Church this is the fifth time we  present  an evening of broadly ‘classical’ music to satisfy all kinds of concert goers, from truly ‘classical’ to lighter, more modern pieces. At the time of writing we are still completing our programme but we already know that talented young pianist Matthew Clemmet, who was such a revelation last year, will join us again. We are also delighted that Il Bel Quattro will be with us again, who were at the heart of the very successful ‘Operatic Arias’ Oxjam concert last year. You can also enjoy a glass of wine or a fruit juice in the interval – all very civilised!

Doors open 6.30pm

Tickets £9 (£7 for concessions)

Available from:

Oxfam Books & Music, 58 High Rd, Beeston

Interval refreshments available.

Ruddington & District Choral Society, Ruddington Chamber Ensemble, Soloists from Nottingham University
St. Peter’s Church, Ruddington
7.30 p.m. Saturday 24th November

Great Works Of The Choral Tradition
Musical Director: Paul Hayward
Organ: Michael Overbury

Schubert: Mass in G
Rheinberger: Stabat Mater

Choral & Orchestral Works by
Bach, Mozart, Brahms & Albinoni

Further details from our website:
Tickets (inc. refreshments)£10 from Perkins Hardware , Choir Members (Tel: 0115 9211451) or on the door

Nottingham Youth Orchestra November ConcertNYO

Sibelius – Symphony No.5
Haydn – Representation of Chaos from ‘The Creation’
Weber – Overture to ‘Der Freischütz’
World Premiere: Henry George Page – Elphyne

Date: Sunday 25th November, 2018

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Albert Hall, Nottingham, NG1 5AA

Conductor Alex Robinson


Full price £12. Students and secondary school children £5. Primary school children and under £1. No concessions. Please note all seats are unreserved for this concert.

Tickets available from:
and Royal Concert Hall Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Solomon’s Knot presents: Christmas in Leipzig
Saturday 1 December, 7pm
St Mary’s Church, 40 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN

Seasonal concert of music by the three ‘Johanns’ who were subsequently cantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig: Schelle, Kuhnau and Bach. With this heart-warming music, all sung from memory and featuring Bach’s jubilant Magnificat in Eb, baroque collective Solomon’s Knot make their much-anticipated return to Nottingham.

Johann Schelle Machet die Tore weit (Motet for Advent)

Johann Kuhnau Magnificat in C

JS Bach Magnificat in Eb (including Christmas lauds)



Tickets £20 unreserved

Box Office: Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham / 0115 989 5555 /


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Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 8.15 p.m. term time
Roade Primary School Hall
Hartwell Road, Roade, Northants NN7 2NT

No audition required, welcomes musicians of all abilities and ages

Contact Ian Riley  (Musical Director and conductor) 0797 6427 396

or Maggie Scott (chair) 01604 831311

Come and join other musicians from all over Northamptonshire and surrounding counties in a friendly relaxed atmosphere

Visit our website for more information

Carlton Male Voice Choir

CMVC is a long established TTBB choir based in Carlton, Nottingham with nearly 100 singing members.

Our choir is always looking to welcome new members of all ages and vocal ranges to join our ranks. Under the leadership of our Musical Director, Ian Watts, the choir is endeavouring to become recognised as outstanding and we are particularly seeking to strengthen our Second Tenor/Tenor 2 section.

Many of our choir members, including myself, also belong to mixed choirs and find the diversity of singing experience extremely complementary and enjoyable.

New singers would be very welcome to just come along to one of our Wednesday evening practice sessions to see and hear what we are all about.

This invitation does not extend solely to Tenor 2s. We would welcome new members of all vocal ranges.

Further information is available on our website or interested singers could contact me directly during evenings and weekends on 0115 9816294