What’s On


Next Concerts:

Saturday 11 March 2022, 7.30pm
St Martin’s Church, Sherwood, Nottingham

A Multitude of Voices

Nottingham Chamber Singers

Rachel Parkes – conductor


Hildegard of Bingenchants with saxophone
James WhitbournSon of God Mass (Here is a clip from the Mass: ‘Lava me’ https://youtu.be/f4SEOUoBzSQ)
Various female composers – motets from Multitude of Voyces
Kerensa BriggsMedia Vita

In the wonderful acoustic of St Martin’s church, Sherwood, join us for a unique, intruiging and varied econcert. Here’s what we hope you will enjoy: 

While the Nottingham Chamber Singers perform some works ‘a cappella’, the incredibly talented duo of saxophonist John Barker and organist Henry Parkes weave sublime melodies into and around much of the programme.

The first half of the concert features music by extraordinary but under-heard female composers, including 11th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen (with a contemporary twist), 19th century Ethel Smyth and award-wining 21st century Kerensa Briggs. What better way to celebrate the week of International Women’s Day (8 March) than with music by a brilliant array of women? 

After the interval, voices, saxophone and organ combine for James Whitbourn’s compelling Son of God Mass, composed in 2001. Reviewers have described this music as ‘startling, serene, soaring, meditative, riveting and inspiring.’ At the end of the concert, let us know if you agree!

John Barker – saxophone
Henry Parkes – organ

We recommend buying tickets in advance, though we usually have some available on the door. The quality of the choir’s performances have been attracting great audiences this season.

You might also enjoy this wonderful upcoming concert with both the Nottingham Chamber Singers and the Nottingham Festival Chorus.

Saturday 4 February 2022, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Toward the Unknown Region

Nottingham Festival Chorus, Nottingham Chamber Singers, Nottingham Concert Orchestra

Programme to include:
Vaughan Williams: Towards the Unknown Region
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
Finzi: Eclogue
Gjeilo: Across the Vast Eternal Sky – Nottingham Chamber Singers https://youtu.be/70OoFZzEOTY
Tippett: Spirituals from ‘A Child of our Time’

2022-23 Season – Dates for your Diary

Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm, St John the Baptist Church, Beeston

Nottingham Chamber Singers

Hail, Star of the Sea!

A beautiful and varied programme of choral music by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Whitacre, Pärt and McDowell, with some accompanied by strings and others a capella.

Booking opens in 2023

Sunday 2 July

Music for Everyone’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert

– with performances by many MfE groups, including Nottingham Chamber Singers.

More information coming soon

2022/23 Season

Past Performances:

Sunday 4 December 2022, 3.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Bunny

Saturday 24 September 2022 at 8.00pm
St Barnabas RC Cathedral, Derby Rd, Nottingham

2021/22 Season

Past Performances:

Saturday 9 July 2022 at 7.30pm
St Mary’s, Clifton

Music in Quiet Places

Saturday 5 March at 7.30pm
St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall NG15 7AS

Sunday 12 December 2021 at 3.30pm
Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA

Christmas is Coming

Nottingham Chamber Singers
Nottingham Community Voices

A ‘Family Friendly’ Christmas Concert featuring Nottingham Chamber Voices and other members of the MfE ‘family’ including the Vocals Youth Choir and Nottingham Community Voices.

Book tickets via the button below, please note – this link will take you to the Music for Everyone website.

Saturday 18 December 2021 at 7.30pm
St Mary the Virgin Church, Bunny NG11 6QT

A Mystical Christmas… a journey through Advent

Nottingham Chamber Singers

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. MfE, along with the vicar and PCC of the church, feel that with the growing cases of the omicron variant of COVID 19, the risk of infection was too great for the concert to go ahead. All tickets already purchased will be refunded in full.

Book tickets via the button below, prices are £9 for adults, £8 for concessions and £4.50 for students/children in advance. Please note – this link will open a new tab on the Music for Everyone website.

Tickets available on the door for Full £10, Conc. £9, Child/Student £5

Saturday 5 February at 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA

A feast of music from both the choral and opera repertoire

Nottingham Chamber Singers
Nottingham Festival Chorus

Programme to include:

Mendelssohn: Excepts from Elijah

Mascagni: ‘Easter Hymn’ from Cavalleria Rusticana

Mozart: Voyagers’ Chorus from Idomeneo

Vaughan Williams: Towards the Unknown Region

COVID Advice Sep – Dec 2021
We want everyone to feel safe at our concert. We would therefore recommend the following:
• If you have any COVID symptoms, please do not attend the event
• If practical, take a lateral flow test prior to attending
• Please wear a face covering whilst moving around the venue
NB There will be maximum ventilation in the venue and during the interval, audience members will be able to go outside to have a breath of fresh air.