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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 »

Compline at St John’s Carrington

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Saturday 29th March 2014 On a sunny Saturday lunchtime in March, around fifty singers from various local choirs met at St. John’s Carrington to learn more about singing plainsong and to take part in a service of Compline. The numbers were particularly encouraging and around double the attendance for 2013. We were greeted by our leader for the session, Dr…. Read more »

Pulling Out the Stops

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Saturday 15th February 2014 St Peter’s Church, Nottingham Discovering the pipe organ A Nottingham and District Society of Organists’ event For some time the NDSO committee had discussed how best to encourage youngsters to take up the organ. A number of ideas had been considered – sponsored lessons, an organ scholarship, open days at churches – but Derby Society’s Pulling… Read more »

Diocesan Festival 2013

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Saturday 12th October 2013 Celebrating the anniversaries of the birth of Benjamin Britten and the death of Herbert Howells We have been singularly lucky over the past few years to have a bright, cloudless, sunny day for our annual October Festival in Southwell Minster. The weather this year was anything but sunny, and with the Great Hall unavailable because of… Read more »

Compline at St John’s Carrington

Saturday 25th May 2013 We have held our service of Compline on alternate years at Clumber Chapel in the past but, because of other commitments by the National Trust, this year we elected to hold the event at St John’s Carrington in Nottingham. The church was radically re-ordered a few years ago and all 33 people who arrived at 1pm… Read more »

RSCM Award Winners’ Choral Evensong

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Southwell Minster – Saturday 16th March 2013 Director : Paul Hale Rector Chori, Southwell Minster This special service of Choral Evensong for trebles, sopranos and all lower voices was arranged for all Bronze, Silver, Gold, Provost’s, Dean’s, Bishop’s, St. Nicholas, St. Cecilia Award winners, giving them an opportunity to sing with the Cathedral Choir for a day. Award winners were:… Read more »

Diocesan Festival 2012

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Saturday 13th October 2012 2.15pm on Saturday, 13th October, 2012, saw choirs from across the diocese gathering in Southwell Cathedral to prepare to sing at the Annual Diocesan Choirs Festival and Presentation of Awards. One hundred and eighty singers joined the cathedral choir under the direction of Paul Hale, Rector Chori at Southwell, in presenting At all times and in… Read more »

Diocesan Festival 2011

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Saturday 15th October 2011 The weather this autumn has been remarkable so it will be no surprise to anybody in the UK to know that our 2011 festival on October 15th was blessed with a wonderful sunny day to honour the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible using a special Southwell version of the RSCM celebratory Festival Service The… Read more »