What’s On


2023-2024 Season

Saturday 2 December 2023, 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Mansfield Road, Carrington, NG5 2DP

Nottingham Chamber Singers
Nottingham Classical Players

Angela Kay – conductor

The music

A concert of sparkling, joyful and uplifting music for Advent and Christmas from the ‘Baroque’ period (1600-1750), with seasonal motets and festive extracts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah.

The audience will also encounter less familiar composers of equally glorious music – Buxtehude, Schütz, Bassano – and of course Gabrieli, one of the most influential musicians of his time. Gabrieli represents the culmination of the Venetian style as the musical idiom throughout Europe shifted from Renaissance to Baroque, particularly in Germany, Bach’s homeland and the birthplace of Handel.

Here’s a flavour of the exhilarating style of Baroque music. Click the link to listen on YouTube Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 16 March 2024, 7.30pm
Venue tbc

Wings, Dreams and Flying Machines!

Nottingham Chamber Singers

Rachel Parkes – conductor

Past Performances:

2023/24 Season

Saturday 23 September 2023, 8.00pm
St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham

2022/23 Season

Sunday 16 July 2023, 1.30pm
Belton House, Grantham, NG32 2LS

Saturday 20 May 2023, 7.30pm
St John the Baptist Church, Beeston, Nottingham


PergolesiStabat Mater (first movement)
Cecilia McDowallAve Maris Stella
Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs – click link to hear an extract https://youtu.be/vOMMpFKiFmo
Arvo Pärt – Salve Regina
Vaughan WilliamsThree Folksongs
EšenvaldsI have loved hours at sea
Motets by Brahms, Rheinberger and Mendelssohn https://youtu.be/ICdXBWHpapc
Rachmaninov Vocalise

Saturday 11 March 2023, 7.30pm
St Martin’s Church, Sherwood

Hildegard von Bingen, motets from Multitude of Voyces, Media Vita – Kerense Briggs – and James Whitbourn Son of God Mass.

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

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 is too great for the concert to go ahead. Tickets already purchased will be refunded in full.

COVID Advice Sept – 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.