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Brush up your organ playing

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Paul Hale’s workshop was interesting and useful.  It was good to have one that catered for those of lesser ability and/or experience, as most do not. All that is required now is the practice time to implement everything learnt. Any further workshops would definitely go on the “to do” list Heather Paul – Bunny Volunteer Organist Saturday 30th April 2016,… Read more »

Ideas for churches with limited musical resources

Ideas for churches with limited musical resources Singers and instrumentalists Saturday, 6th February 2016, 2p.m. to 4.30pm. St Leonard’s Church, Wollaton, Nottingham with Peter Price (Director of Music at St. Leonard’s Church) There will be music to sing and play What can we do if there is no accompaniment? Find alternative ways of using music to make it appropriate to… Read more »

Concerts at St Peter’s Nottingham

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COFFEE BREAK CONCERTS All concerts start at 11am and last for one hour Coffee & biscuits from 10.15am · Admission by donation Saturday 19th September Oscars Stämmor “The Voices of Oscar” – a choir from the Parish of Oscars in Stockholm – begin our Autumn series as part of their visit to Nottingham, in a programme of English and Swedish… Read more »

News from the Bingham Community Arts Committee

It was splendid seeing our largest ever audience at the Helix Ensemble last month, and they were as excited at their welcome in Bingham as we were to have them perform.  We very much hope to see them again next year. In contrast to that larger scale and exuberant sound, we turn to a more intimate and reflective event comprising… Read more »

Compline at Clumber Park Chapel

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Saturday 20th June 2015 A Race for Compline at Clumber On Saturday 20th June some three dozen or so singers gathered in the beautiful Bodley-designed Chapel of St Mary the Virgin in Clumber Park. On arrival, some had wondered if this popular event had been rather over-subscribed, for Clumber Park was full of both cars and people. It transpired that… Read more »

Chorister Open Day: Newark Parish Church

Saturday 7th March 2015 Children on song at Newark Parish Church An evening service rounded off an afternoon of singing at Newark Parish Church on Saturday at an event aimed at attracting more potential choristers. Children in school years three to eight attended. They took part in rehearsals, ahead of a service, and were given an organ demonstration by Mr… Read more »

Award Winners’ Evensong: Saturday 28th February 2015

RSCM Award Winners’ Choral Evensong Southwell Minster – Saturday 28th February 2015 Director : Paul Hale Rector Chori, Southwell Minster The choristers listed below sang with the Minster Choir; the Rector Chori, Paul Hale, is standing on the far left of the photo.: Junior Choristers Rebecca Bailey (Gold Award) – St. Leonard’s Church, Wollaton Tristan Green (Bishop’s Award) – St… Read more »

Come and Sing with John Rutter

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Queen Elizabeth’s Academy Mansfield, Saturday 9th November 2014 A report of a Mansfield Choral Society event November 8th dawned with grey skies and rain, but for those of us who were looking forward to a day with John Rutter, quite perfect! We set off early to arrive at the Queen’s Academy in time for registration at 10.00 am and our… Read more »

Compline at St Swithun’s, Woodborough

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Saturday 8th November 2014 Following last March’s edition of our annual ‘Come and Sing Compline’ event, a request was made by the music and ministry team in Woodborough for a workshop at St Swithun’s Church. The RSCM Committee is delighted by the interest surrounding plainsong in our region, and it was a great pleasure to facilitate a ‘Come and Sing… Read more »

Diocesan Festival 2014

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Saturday October 11th 2014 The centenary of the outbreak of WW1 has given many choirs the opportunity to echo this historic event in their 2014 programmes and design services round that theme. Southwell Minster was the venue for our area contribution to a vast outpouring of remembrance over the last few months and in keeping with our usual rotation system… Read more »