Third Party Events and Opportunities

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

Burford ‘Come and Sing’ Day

Burford Singers are holding a Come and Sing event on Saturday September 28th 2019 at Burford School. We are delighted to have our inspirational musical director Brian Kay hosting the day.

We shall be singing some wonderfully joyful music from Great Handel Choruses including movements from Acis and Galatea, Israel in Egypt, Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus, Solomon, Alexander’s Feast and of course, Zadok the Priest. The day will also include Bob Chilcott’s Singing By Numbers.

Everyone is welcome irrespective of singing ability or experience. Your music will be provided on the day and is included in the ticket price.

This a great opportunity to enjoy some well-loved works as well as some exciting new songs by Bob Chilcott so we do hope you will join us. We look forward to welcoming you on the day! A booking form can be found on our website:

Oxjam Beeston Music Festival 2019 is proud to present:

Operatic Arias,  Saturday 12th October  

Beeston Parish Church, Church St, NG9 1GA

Doors open 6.30pm

Following their inaugural Arias two years ago, Oxjam Beeston 2019 is thrilled that Il Bel Quattro vocal quartet, with Richard Laing conducting the Oxjam Beeston Chamber Orchestra, will be back on stage for an evening of operatic delights including excerpts from Mozart – Requiem; Offenbach – Barcaroll; Bellini – Casta diva; Verdi – Requiem; Delibes – Sylvia; and Rossini – Barber de Seville.

Interval refreshments available. All money raised goes to Oxfam.

This was immensely popular with audiences last time, so make sure you get your tickets early!

Tickets £12 (£9 for concessions)


From 2nd September tickets will also be available to buy in person from the Beeston Oxfam Books and Music Store.

‘Strike Up The Band’ in Beeston’s Royal British Legion

Nottingham Concert Band returns to Beeston on Saturday 12 October with a relaxed café-style concert in the Royal British Legion. Under MD Robert Parker, ‘Strike Up The Band’ starts at 7.30pm and a licensed bar will be open throughout the evening.

The 60-strong band is planning a lively programme, with Gershwin’s swingtime evergreen ‘Strike Up The Band’ march as the opening number. ‘That will set the tone for the evening really,’ admits Robert. ‘We’ll be embracing a huge range of styles and tastes, from forties favourites to pop classics – with a few surprises along the way!’

Beeston’s Royal British Legion is located at 16 Hall Croft, NG9 1EL – the venue has ample parking and easy access to public transport.

Tickets are £5, available in advance by calling David on 07917 773003. Reservations can also be made via

Founded in 1991, Nottingham Concert Band rehearses weekly in West Bridgford. Interest in membership and concerts is always welcome: call Jill or Jeff on 01949 860126 or visit

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
Sunday 13 October, 3pm
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Conductor Mark Heron
Soloist Nicholas Cox

Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz is one of the most popular concert pieces and Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra is  delighted to be playing it on Sunday 13th October at 3pm in the Albert Hall in Nottingham.  It is the first concert of an exciting season which includes The Planets in November and a trip round the world in January.

In October we are also playing an orchestral work by Rodriguez, famous for his guitar concerto, who died twenty years ago in 1999.  The title of this tone poem, in English is For the Flower of the Blue Lily, based on a medieval Spanish legend, and with the orchestration including harp and full percussion it should be a powerful work.

Also in 1999, the Manchester-based composer Adam Gorb wrote his clarinet concerto for Nicholas Cox and the RLPO.  It has two inspirations – the music of Gustav Mahler and Jewish folk music.  We are honoured to have Nicholas Cox, for whom it was written, to play it with us.

Tickets: Stalls £18, Arena £15, Students £5 anywhere, Children under 16 free

Available from Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. Tel: 0115 9895555, online via & or on the door.

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.