Third Party Events and Opportunities

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

The Derbyshire Singers, Derby Cathedral (Iron Gate, Derby) with The Derbyshire Sinfonia, Amanda and Eleanor Kornas (piano).

Britten:   St Nicolas (Andrew Henley: tenor, Cantamus Training Choir, Choristers from the Cathedral Choir)

Gjeilo:  Song of the Universal

Finzi:    Eclogue for Piano and   String Orchestra  (Eleanor Kornas: piano)

Saturday 16th November 2019  7.00pm    Details at

Two highly-talented young musicians, pianist Eleanor Kornas and tenor Andrew Henley, will be performing with the Derbyshire Singers and the Derbyshire Sinfonia at Derby Cathedral on Saturday 16th November.  They will be joined in Britten’s vivid depiction of the life of St Nicolas, that most popular of saints, by the youthful voices of the Cantamus Training Choir and choristers from the Cathedral, as they hymn his life and achievements and paint dramatic musical ‘pictures’ – amongst them Nicolas rescuing sailors from a wild storm, or bringing back to life three boys ‘pickled’ by a wicked butcher!  Norwegian-born Ola Gjeilo’s atmospheric setting of words by Walt Whitman provides a fitting contrast, and Eleanor Kornas returns as soloist in Gerald Finzi’s eloquent and moving Eclogue.

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7.00pm, are available from Robert Young Florists (Crown Square Matlock), Foulds Music (Irongate Derby), Natural Choice in Ashbourne (01335-346096), or at (students and accompanied U-16s free).

A Celebration of Christmas

St Peter’s Church, Ruddington
7.30 p.m
Saturday 14th December, 2019

Ruddington and District Choral Society

A Selection of Christmas Music including:
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Overbury: One that is both Fair & Bright
Traditional Readings
Carols with Audience participation

Musical Director: Paul Hayward
Organ/Piano: Michael Overbury
Harp: Kathryn Mason (RNCM)

Tickets £10 from Perkins Hardware, Ruddington,
Choir members (tel: 0115 9211451) or on the door
Refreshments included
Further details available from our website:

Come and Sing Messiah!

Saturday 14th December 2019, 11.00am – 5.30pm
Uppingham Parish Church

Join David Hill in Uppingham Parish Church to rehearse and perform choruses from Handel’s ‘Messiah’.

The timetable for the day will be:

10.30am Registration and tea/coffee
11.00am Warm-up
11.15am – 1.00pm Rehearsal
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch break
2.00pm – 3.45pm Rehearsal
4.30pm – 5.30pm Performance

Tickets are £15.00 for singers; £5.00 for audience members; and £5.00 for students or those in full-time education (singing or audience).

To register for this event, please click here.

Nottingham Hospitals Choir 50th Anniversary

Singing Day with Bob Chilcott
Saturday 8 February 2020

St Michael and All Angels Church
Church Street, Bramcote
Nottingham NG9 3HD

We will sing Bob Chilcott’s Gloria, Move Him into the Sun and other pieces.

For further details contact: Sally Lancaster 0115 9334197

Harps and Flutes weekend at Higham Hall
Friday 8 May – Sunday 10 May 2020

The course begins at 6.30pm on Friday 8 May until 1.30 pm on Sunday 10 May and is £258 residential and £189 non-residential. The course presents opportunities for flute ensemble work as well as mixed gatherings with the harps. This all takes place in the lovely setting of Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH. Further information about the course can be found at: To enjoy the course they would suggest that to be Grade 3 standard and above would be preferable.

Musicians Wanted!

Since its formation in 1996, Ashby Concert Band has grown to become one of the foremost concert bands in the East Midlands, with over 50 committed and enthusiastic woodwind, brass and percussion players. However, due to people moving away, we find ourselves in need of more musicians- prominently trumpets/cornets and a tuba player. We would also welcome any trombonists, bassoon and kit players who would like to join too. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm at Holy Trinity Church in Ashby de la Zouch, taking a break for socialising and a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits (or very often, cake!)

Through a regular programme of high quality concerts, often raising money for local charities, the Band entertains its audiences through a wide musical repertoire, including classics, original works for bands, film music and music from the musicals. We draw large audiences and have played at venues across the East Midlands, on tours in the UK and Europe and of course, in Ashby de la Zouch itself.

If you are of grade 5 or above standard (you do not need to have taken the exam) and are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Adrian Ashton (Musical Director) on or find us on Facebook.


The Cranmer Company of Singers is looking for a few additional tenors and basses to join us for an exciting year of singing. Whilst we are particularly looking for a few more men, we would also welcome enquiries from altos and sopranos.

We are a welcoming, friendly choir who have a lot of fun socially whilst singing absolutely wonderful music in brilliant venues around the U.K. and abroad. This year we have been asked to sing at Beverley Minster, Tewkesbury Abbey and at the Bazilika in Budapest! In addition to this we will host our annual Good Friday charity ‘Come & Sing’ at Bottesford Church, this year singing the powerful and beautiful Mozart ‘Requiem’. Everyone is welcome to join us for this event. We also put on concerts in the local area, sometimes with an orchestra which is always very exciting.

Come along and join us for a few rehearsals to see how you get along!

Please contact Deborah Davies on 01949 851030 or 0775 909 1160 or email for more information or just to have a chat about the possibility of joining us.