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Diocesan Festival 2015

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Paul Hale writes: “It was a particular delight this year for me, conducting my final Diocesan Festival in the Minster after twenty-seven years as Rector Chori & Cathedral Organist, because not only have our numbers kept up over the years, but the choirs were, this year, more prepared than I’ve ever known them, and sang their hearts out. “The committee… Read more »

RSCM Award Winners’ Choral Evensong

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Saturday 30th April 2016, Southwell Minster Director : Paul Hale (Rector Chori, Southwell Minster) This special service of Choral Evensong has been arranged for all Bronze/Silver/Gold/Provost’s/Dean’s/Bishop’s (examined)/St.Nicholas/St.Cecilia Award winners to be given the opportunity to sing with the Minster Choir. The music (to be learnt in advance) will be chosen and sent out in due course; meanwhile keep the date free in your… Read more »

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 »