Third Party Events and Opportunities

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


Do you know a young person with a musical aptitude?

OPEN AFTERNOON AT THE MINSTER SCHOOL, HOME OF THE SOUTHWELL MINSTER CHORISTERS

Applications are now being taken for auditions at the Minster Junior School in Southwell from Year 3, providing a musically focused education. To answer questions and give parents a taste of life at Minster, we’re delighted to be offering an Open Afternoon from 4pm on Monday 21 January 2019.

There will opportunity for a tour, to talk with key staff including the head teacher, informal activities and the chance to meet some of our Choristers. Refreshments will be available.

If you know of a young person or their family who would be interested in finding out more, please do pass on all the details and encourage them to get in touch with us. If the 21st is not suitable, we can always arrange a private visit.


Leicester Symphony Orchestra

‘COME AND PLAY’ RACHMANINOV
Sunday 27 January 2019

Leicester Symphony Orchestra is offering talented musicians an exciting opportunity to play Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, under the direction of leading Oxbridge music scholars.

LSO is holding a ‘Come and Play’ event on Sunday 27th January 2019 at the Hodson Hall, Loughborough Grammar School, and is inviting talented players in several sections to join it:

“This is an exciting opportunity to join LSO for the day and play a wonderful piece that they might not otherwise have the chance to perform”, says John Andrews, musical director.

“The music is suited to players who have around Grade Eight. We would love to welcome some extra violins, violas and double basses to the strings section, as well as horns, trumpets and percussion to come and join us for the day”.

On the day the orchestra will be conducted by two Oxbridge conducting scholars, working under the direction of former LSO conductor Roland Melia.

Players should register their interest via the LSO website (leicesterso@hotmail.com) giving their name, instrument played and contact details. Players under 18 years old should additionally provide details of their parents/a responsible adult.

They will be provided with details of how to obtain the music when they register.

The rehearsals for the day run from 10.30am to 4.30pm, with the afternoon rehearsal (1.45pm – 4.00pm) being open to the public and followed by tea and cakes! Participation is free, although donations would be welcome towards the cost of music and venue.


Come and Sing with the Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Saturday 23 February 2019, 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nottingham Emmanuel School, Wilford

The Nottingham Harmonic Choir would like to invite all members of the ‘Music for Everyone’ choirs to join us at our ‘Come and Sing’ workshop, when we will be learning and performing a variety of choruses from Mendelssohn’s exciting oratorio, Elijah.  We welcome members from other choirs and are sure that you will enjoy the day.

The cost is £20 (£5 for students), plus £3 if you require music in advance.  Full details and an application form can be found on the choir website (www.nottinghamharmonic.org).


CBSO Play-Along Day – Sunday 24th February 2019

The CBSO are delighted to present our Spring Play-Along Day, where young musicians will have the opportunity to be coached by, and play amongst, members of the CBSO.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the UK’s foremost orchestral musicians, conducted by the CBSO’s Assistant Conductor Jaume Santonja Espinós, on core orchestral repertoire including selections from Bizet’s Carmen Suites 1 & 2 and selection from Holst’s Planets Suite.

This full-day session will include sectional coaching on the selected repertoire during the morning followed by tutti rehearsals in the afternoon, with CBSO musicians joining each section to provide ongoing mentoring throughout the rehearsal process.

The day will conclude with an informal final sharing performance to enable participants to share their work from the day with friends and family.

The day will be held at the CBSO’s own rehearsal space – CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF from 10:30 – 17:00 (with the final sharing performance taking place at approximately 16:30).

Attendance at the day costs £50 per person and booking is essential: to book your place, please visit https://cbso.co.uk/take-part/spring-play-along-day. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however ensemble balance will be taken into account. Please note, we ask that participants are a minimum of grade 5 standard and are 11-18 years of age.

Application deadline: Friday 18th January 2019. For more information please contact Steph Walsh (Schools Officer) on swalsh@cbso.co.uk or 0121 616 6522.


String Play-Along Day

Saturday 2 March 2019

The CBSO are delighted to present our adult string play-along day, where amateur adult string players will have the opportunity to be coached by, and play amongst, members of the CBSO.This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the UK’s foremost orchestral musicians, conducted by the CBSO’s Assistant Conductor Jaume Santonja Espinós, on core orchestral repertoire including Dag Wirén’s Serenade for Strings, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and the second movement of the Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in C minor (transcribed by Rudolf Barshai from 8th quartet).

This full day session will include sectional coaching on the selected repertoire during the morning, followed by tutti rehearsals with CBSO string players joining each section to provide ongoing mentoring throughout the rehearsal process.

The day will be held at the CBSO’s own rehearsal space – CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF from 10.30 – 17.00.

Attendance at the day costs £90 per person. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however ensemble balance will be taken into account. Please note, we ask that participants are a minimum of grade 5 standard and are aged 18 and over. Application deadline: 11 January 2019 Sign up here


Come & Sing

Mozart ‘Requiem’: Good Friday 19 April 2019 at Bottesford Parish Church

The Cranmer Company of Singers and Musical Director Deborah Davies are  hosting another charity Come & Sing. This popular event, where time and talents are freely given, raised a record £1,908 in 2017 then £1,400 in 2018, so bring your voice, bring a friend, have a good time and see how much we can raise in 2019.

The Guardian describes it as uniquely breathtaking music that shows us pain, lament and fleeting serenity. All who sing it feel the intensity of the score and few can help wondering about the chilling mystery around its composition. The stories fuelled the famous play and film Amadeus.

All welcome – £6/8/10 to sing, tiered as we ask you to select the amount you wish to give.

Donations on door from audience.

Rehearsal starts 4.30pm (arrive earlier), charity performance  7.30pm.

Singers please book your place by contacting Anny :

annyjones@me.com or 07415 512729

Music provided if required.

Money raised will go to charity – Tearfund Yemen Crisis Appeal.

Local Soloists: Rachel Cropley, Sarah Morris, Colin Reed, Geoff Harbach

Organist: Paul Hayward

Conductor: Deborah Davies

Singers – if you wish, bring a picnic supper to have between rehearsal and performance.

Sober dress  –  Men: suit & tie, Ladies: sober Sunday best.

Come …. and ….Sing, or Come & Listen, you will be made very welcome.


MEN WANTED!

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 cranmercompany@googlemail.com for more information or just to have a chat about the possibility of joining us.