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Area: Nottinghamshire

The Category Arnold is a subset of Nottinghamshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Arnold which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Burton Joyce Choral Society

 

Category Arnold
! Arnold KEY
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)7

The Category Mansfield is a subset of Nottinghamshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Mansfield which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Newstead Abbey Singers

 

Category Mansfield
! Mansfield KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category Newark-on-Trent is a subset of Nottinghamshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Newark-on-Trent which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page);

- Newark Amateur Operatic Society

- Newark Town Band

- NewUkes

- Palace Theatre Newark

- Stray's Jazz

- Trent Chamber Academy

 

 

! Newark-on-Trent KEY
VISITS (to Website)38
VIEWS (of Record)61

The Category Nottingham is a subset of Nottinghamshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Nottingham which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Beeston Big Band

- Nottingham Hospitals' Choir

 

Category Nottingham
! Nottingham KEY
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category Southwell is a subset of Nottinghamshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Southwell which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Southwell Orchestral Society

 

Category Southwell
! Southwell KEY
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category West Bridgford is a subset of Nottinghamshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with West Bridgford which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category West Bridgford
! West Bridgford KEY
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category Worksop is a subset of Nottinghamshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Worksop which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Worksop Light Operatic Society

 

Category Worksop
! Worksop KEY
VIEWS (of Record)4

‘We are a friendly club, embracing all styles of acoustic music. Club nights start at 8.30pm on Fridays. Everyone is welcome - there is no membership! ... We have a mixture of Singers' Nights (when anyone can perform if they want) and ticketed guest nights with a professional artist or group, supported by local singers. If you just want to come and listen - that's fine too.’ The current Programme appears on the Web Site.

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Bingham Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)135
VIEWS (of Record)240
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A residential/non-residential summer school held each year at Clowne, Derbyshire tutored by leading international brass instrumental exponents.’  Held Late July.

 

* Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School
VISITS (to Website)202
VIEWS (of Record)218

‘The Club enjoys a wide range of folk and acoustic music or ditty both traditional and contemporary. The members enjoy singing songs with a chorus. The club have guest artists once a month (except in August) and aims to start at 8.30 pm ... Singers, musicians, poets, story tellers and just listeners are very welcome.‘

Category Folk Clubs
* Carrington Triangle Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)90
VIEWS (of Record)149
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Offers exceptional research-led teaching, inspiring facilities for performance and composition, and a unique programme of traineeships and placement opportunities. The department’s academic and performance activities are fully integrated into the dynamic musical life of the city of Nottingham ... There are a wide range of performance opportunities across the university: University orchestra and choirs; Student-led societies; Small scale ensembles and chamber groups; Working with professional musicians; Church choirs.'

* Department of Music [Nottingham]
VISITS (to Website)136
Also indexedUniversity of Nottingham
VIEWS (of Record)271

‘Now established as one of the premier roots and acoustic music events in the Midlands Calendar rivaling other well established festivals and receiving many accolades. We are on the edge of the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell next to the racecourse, and approximately 13 miles from Nottingham and 8 miles from the A1 and Newark.’ Held Early June.

Category Folk Festivals
* Gate to Southwell Festival
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of Record)174

‘Presenting the very best of contemporary jazz in and around Nottinghamshire ... Jazz Steps promotes, supports and develops jazz in and around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, working in association with a range of organisations and across a range of venues. With a focus on contemporary jazz, our varied and inventive programming spans jazz genres and is designed to engage a diverse audience as well as our loyal followers. We attract national and international performers on a regular basis as well as showcasing the talents of local and regional artists.’

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Jazz Steps
VISITS (to Website)344
VIEWS (of Record)178
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A varied programme runs throughout the year, with: Acoustic "Singers & Musician Nights" open to whoever turns up; "Feature Nights" where 2x20 mins are given over to the named performer - the rest of the evening being opened up to floor spots; Monthly "Guest Night" with main artist + named support act.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Mansfield Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of Record)439
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Crossing Church & Centre is one of North Nottinghamshire’s top public concert halls within which the Music @ The Crossing programme offers high quality – mainly classical – performances to suit a variety of tastes.'

 

* Music @ The Crossing
VISITS (to Website)137
VIEWS (of Record)341
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We openly welcome everyone interested in the pipe organ to the society ... professional player, amateur player or simply a lover of the pipe organ and its music. We are an active society with interesting regular visits to see, listen to and play organs from large cathedral organs to small house organs, both pipe and electronic. We take part in educational lectures and presentations, recitals, workshops and master classes, organ builder visits as well as enjoyable social events.‘

* Nottingham & District Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)84
VIEWS (of Record)151

'An Umbrella Organisation promoting South Asian Arts from the Indian Sub-Continent. Established since 1986. We coordinate and or provide a wide range of South Asian classical, contemporary, folk, popular, celebratory and festival events and regular workshops in various South Asian musical instruments, drama and various forms of dance.' ALERT Website inaccessible at Review; Link replaced with one to Facebook Page.

* Nottingham Asian Arts Council
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of Record)255

Nottingham Music Service: 'We believe that music makes a difference. As a registered charity and lead partner for the Nottingham Music Education Hub, we are committed to making music more accessible and inclusive. We support young people from across the city to develop their musical skills, and participate in diverse ensembles and performances, contributing to the life of our great city'.

* Nottingham Music Hub
VISITS (to Website)194
Also indexedNottingham Music Service
VIEWS (of Record)396

'Founded in 1967 as The Nottingham Hammond Organ Society to cater for people interested in Organ music other than that heard in churches, etc. To broaden its scope it later changed to just the “Nottingham Organ Society”.

* Nottingham Organ Society
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of Record)781
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘It is almost impossible to listen to or play the ukulele without smiling ... This fabulous little instrument has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years, becoming the fastest selling item in music shops across the country. Nottingham is no exception and plays host to one of the county's biggest clubs for ukulele players ... With a current membership of over 100 “Ukers”, this friendly, fun-loving group, gathers every week to sing and play the ukulele ... The Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra ‘is the performing wing of the Nottingham Ukulele Club’.

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Nottingham Ukulele Club
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedNottingham Ukulele Orchestra
VIEWS (of Record)544

'A group of schools and music organisations who are working together to provide the best possible music-making opportunities for children and young people in Nottinghamshire.'

* Nottinghamshire Music Education Hub
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of Record)202

’Come and enjoy an evening's great music and entertainment from some of the UK's finest musicians, vocalists and entertainers, in the comfortable surroundings of Ollerton's Jubilee Hall - with each show having a unique and diverse range of music for all.‘

 

* Ollerton and District Organ Society
VISITS (to Website)55
VIEWS (of Record)111
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Launched 2011: ‘The Folk Club meets once a month ... In our madness, once or twice a year we will organise a whole day of folk music. We generally start off with a singaround and music session in the morning then have two afternoon concerts featuring some of the best local performers and a big concert in the evening to finish off the day’.

Category Folk Clubs
* Poppy Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of Record)165
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Some forty years ago there were ten other Music Festivals within a radius of 10 miles of Selston. Sadly these have ended and invariably the financial costs accounted for their demise. Selston Festival has endured and its committee must be applauded for its willingness to introduce changes in keeping with the spirit of the times. New classes were introduced over the years and the committee has worked tirelessly in fund raising to cope with increasing costs. No Festival receives more complimentary reports ...’ Held Late November.

* Selston Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of Record)283

‘An annual, top-quality classical music festival taking place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, to raise the profile of the town and its magnificent medieval Minster, and to inspire local musicians – especially young people.’

 

* Southwell Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)313
VIEWS (of Record)177

‘We hold monthly Concerts all of the year. We are an enthusiastic group of music lovers who always make any guests welcome ... If you would like to hear the Electronic Organ played at its best, then why not come along to our venue in North Nottinghamshire. You will be treated to 2 hours of music in a comfortable environment, with good acoustics and comfortable seating.‘

* Sutton-in-Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
VISITS (to Website)84
VIEWS (of Record)189
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Established in 2005 ... to give the residents of Lowdham, surrounding villages and further afield the opportunity to enjoy quality performances at reasonable prices, without the need to visit big cities and large venues ... Initially aiming to promote four concerts in each calendar year, the venture has grown to the extent that around six times that number are now staged each year ... These concerts have featured folk, blues, pop, western swing, blues-rock, jazz and much more besides.’

 

Category Arnold
* Warthog Promotions [Lowdham]
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of Record)238
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Enjoying good music in good company.' Meet monthly, afternoons.

 

* Wollaton Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)163
VIEWS (of Record)481

‘The aims of the Worksop Music and Drama Festival are educational, providing a public platform from which keen performers can receive the encouragement and advice of an experienced adjudicator, and appreciate the value and enjoyment to be gained from performance. The festival is held in March every year, culminating in an Award Ceremony & Prize Winners Concert featuring some of the best performances from all sections.‘

* Worksop Music and Drama Festival
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of Record)279

'Originally formed in 1971 ... The Choir aims to perform a varied repertoire and it has been a pleasure to raise many thousands of pounds for charity, particularly for local organizations ...'

+ Anston Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)286
VIEWS (of Record)903
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed as Kirkby Light Operatic Society in 1962 (the name change taking place in 2013), to encourage four-part choral singing in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. The Choir has developed a wide repertoire – from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Abba to Gilbert & Sullivan and Strauss but always love to try new pieces and arrangements. We perform two concerts each year ... We also like to celebrate Christmas ... with a performance ... Every member is encouraged to take part in the decisions of the Choir, both musical and practical, and we always hope we achieve a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.'

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Ashfield Harmony
VISITS (to Website)198
Also indexedKirkby Light Operatic Society
VIEWS (of Record)465

‘NODA-affiliated, award-winning Musical Theatre group based – perhaps unsurprisingly – in Beeston, Nottingham. We perform at the Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton twice a year. We strive to provide the very highest levels of production where orchestra, sound and lighting, staging and choreography are concerned and we have a very talented team of performers and production personnel who really do make the West End Magic happen right on your doorstep! We are a friendly society whose members span a wide age range from students to seasoned performers, and we’re always keen to hear from new people who are interested in joining us!’

+ Beeston Musical Theatre Group
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of Record)392

'In the autumn of 1952, Len Hogg came to Bestwood as Colliery Manager and very soon afterwards the Choir was formed under the name of "Bestwood Colliery Male Voice Choir". However membership was never confined solely to workers at the colliery so that within the first year, the name was changed to the "Bestwood Male Voice Choir" which still continues today ... Over the years, the choir’s achievements have been considerable, having numerous successes at musical festivals and engagements with some of Britain’s finest choirs and regimental and brass bands, at the same time raising thousands of pounds for local and national charities.'

 

+ Bestwood Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)222
VIEWS (of Record)377
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in 1972 by Neville Ward from a choral class at Toot Hill School, Bingham. Its aim is "to educate and interest the public in music, particularly choral music, by the presentation of concerts and other activities". The original membership of 40 has now increased to around 90, with singers coming from a wide area of South Nottinghamshire, North Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. The Choir performs three concerts in each season, including an ever-popular Christmas concert. We also hold a day choral workshop in February, extending a warm welcome to all-comers.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Bingham and District Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of Record)367
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The question that we are often asked is, “What is a clarinet choir?” The official answer to that is “it is an instrumental ensemble consisting entirely of instruments from the clarinet family”. Blackwood Clarinets represent most members of the family – from the shrill Eb clarinet to the booming contrabass clarinet. This gives the ensemble a wide range of musical textures. We are based in Nottingham UK, with members drawn from a wide area of the East Midlands.’

 

+ Blackwood Clarinets
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of Record)205

‘Has established itself over the years to be an extremely successful contesting and concert band performing all over the country. Since ... 2009 the Band, in National Competitions, has been placed in the top 6 no less than 22 times. In that time the band has also progressed from 2nd section and from 1st January 2017 are promoted to the “Championship Section” and will be playing in competitions against some of the top brass bands in the country such as The Black Dyke Band, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Fodens Band, Carlton Main Frickley, Thoresby Colliery and Newstead Welfare to name but a few ...’

 

 

+ Blidworth Welfare Band
VISITS (to Website)299
VIEWS (of Record)600
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1968 by Pamela Cook, The Cantamus Girls Choir is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England and consists of 40 girls aged between 13 and 19. Throughout its career critics have acclaimed its performance and its impeccable technique.’

+ Cantamus Girls Choir
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of Record)155

'A community brass band based in the Nottingham suburb of Carlton. We are part of the Carlton Band Organisation which also encompasses the Carlton Brass Training Band:: Our purpose is to provide music making opportunities for local people of all ages (our current membership boasts both primary school children and pensioners). We have a busy schedule throughout the year, where we provide entertainment at various public events such as evening concerts, galas and fetes.'

 

+ Carlton Brass
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of Record)283

'Based in the Nottingham area of England where it was formed in 1908. With around 80 members the choir is now larger than ever, attracting younger members who will safeguard its future. It has a wide-ranging current repertoire of nearly 50 items - from traditional to modern, sacred to secular and from the serious to the light-hearted – enough to suit practically all tastes and occasions!'

 

Category Arnold
+ Carlton Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of Record)469
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Established in 1988 with support from Sir Harry Djanogly ... In 1992, a sister organisation - the Djanogly Community Choir - was also created and performed a few concerts with the orchestra, but sadly folded a few years later ... A friendly amateur orchestra based in Nottingham ... Usually perform three concerts per year. Our music is varied – including symphonies, shorter pieces for orchestra, children’s concerts, works in conjunction with a local choir, and concertos (frequently using local young musicians – which we particularly enjoy and  provides inspiration to us all) ... As a large amateur orchestra we often need additional players – either because a current member leaves or is away for a specific concert, or where additional players or “unusual” instruments (e.g. Bass Clarinet, Harp, extra percussion, etc) are needed for a piece. To join you need to be a competent player at least at grade 5 or equivalent.‘

+ Djanogly Community Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)69
VIEWS (of Record)175
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A flexible group of experienced musicians from the East Midlands who perform chamber music and small orchestral works ... Our programmes explore rarely performed chamber or small orchestral works combined with more traditional items. The Helix Ensemble has premiered a number of pieces by composers in the region. Professional musicians are invited to direct and coach every concert.’

+ Helix Ensemble
VISITS (to Website)59
VIEWS (of Record)155
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The only barbershop chorus for women in Nottinghamshire was founded in 1992 by a group of teachers and students at Arnold Hill Comprehensive School ... Lace City Chorus now has over 90 members from all over the East Midlands. Women of all ages, backgrounds and of all musical abilities join us to sing, have fun and make lifelong friendships. Our members range in age from 23 to 79 years old. Our members are not professional musicians. Our members are from a variety of backgrounds and hold jobs such as sales manager, accountant, nurse, chemist, executive director, and teacher - as well as being wives, partners, mothers and aunties! These days the chorus is highly regarded as one of the premier barbershop choruses in Europe, having won the regional championships (UK, Ireland and the Netherlands) an unprecedented five times. These successes have led to the chorus competing at the Sweet Adelines International Convention (the "world championships" of Barbershop) ...'

+ Lace City Chorus
VISITS (to Website)283
VIEWS (of Record)452

'The Major Oak Chorus is more than just a Barbershop ensemble, it is a family. We love getting together each week, and sharing friendships as well as great music. Sitting in on one of our rehearsals is the perfect way to find out more about us, and what we can do for you! You'll have the opportunity to hear us perform four-part, a cappella harmony, and you'll be invited to join us on the risers to experience the music, friendship and fun for which Major Oak Chorus is known!'

+ Major Oak Chorus
VISITS (to Website)177
VIEWS (of Record)370

‘In the Mansfield area our choir has a long an illustrious history. Formed in 1926 and singing with pride and energy ... imbues our choristers and music team with a sense of responsibility to continue this long heritage. We are pleased that the Choir continues to provide entertainment and comradeship to all those involved, not only our choir but followers and supporters group.’

 

+ Mansfield & District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of Record)391
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are a friendly, welcoming choir of mixed voices, ages and abilities. There are no auditions – everyone is welcome! We love singing and perform three times a year. We’d love to see you either as a new member or at one of our concerts ...'

Category Choral Societies
+ Mansfield Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of Record)358
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We have over 50 members of varying standards, several of whom are professionals/diploma graduates. Over 40 regularly attend rehearsals on Tuesday evenings. Your age is immaterial; we have members who are still at school, right through to those who have retired. We are a friendly group of musicians and whilst taking our music seriously, the emphasis is very much on FUN! ... We have regular concerts booked throughout the year; playing at inside and outside venues (weather permitting)!'

 

+ Newark and Sherwood Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)155
VIEWS (of Record)383
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Performs at venues across the country with around 30 public concerts per year, often supporting local and national charities, as well as a range of brass band festivals and competitions. The band strives to provide a wide range of music, not only that which is traditionally associated with brass bands ...'

+ Newstead Brass
VISITS (to Website)216
VIEWS (of Record)364
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A friendly four part harmony choir of over 40 singers ... The choir was formed in 1996 on the initiative of David Evans, then Music Director of Worksop College. The choir continues to be supported by Worksop College ... Singers!  All welcome ... Enjoy the experience of jointly creating a thrilling sound and see if it's for you. No audition.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ North Notts Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of Record)192
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1954 and has been making a major contribution to the musical life of Nottingham since then ... There are approximately 100 members who rehearse weekly ... The choir gives high quality performances and is renowned for its sensitive and expressive interpretations of a wide range of choral music, in particular the works of Bach. Nottingham Bach Choir is an auditioned choir ... and performs three concerts a year. It also performs a popular Christmas Concert each year ... Although the works of J.S. Bach are central to our repertoire, we regularly perform choral music ranging from the late Renaissance era to the modern day.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Nottingham Bach Choir
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of Record)47
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Established in 1983, and its main aim is to encourage boys aged six and upwards in their love of singing. It's a fantastic choir, and provides a fun environment for boys to learn a wide variety of music – from Bach to Beatles to Bruno Mars!'

+ Nottingham Boys Choir
VISITS (to Website)154
VIEWS (of Record)309

'Part of the musical landscape of the East Midlands since 1991 ... Over the last few years, Nottingham Concert Band has pioneered the Playday concept, which has proved to be an effective and popular contrast to weekly rehearsals, formal evening concerts and outdoor events. Several months in the planning, each Playday provides the opportunity for band members and invited guests to gather for a full day of intensive rehearsing to work on challenging additions to the repertoire.'

 

+ Nottingham Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)230
Also indexedPlayday
VIEWS (of Record)349
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Since its foundation in 1856, the Nottingham Harmonic Choir, Nottingham’s civic choir, has established itself as the premiere choir in the region and one of the leading choirs in Britain. In its early years the names of Charles Hallé and Sir Arthur Sullivan were among those associated with the chorus. At the beginning of the twentieth century its principal conductor was Henry Wood, later to become Sir Henry Wood, conductor of the first Promenade Concerts ... The full choir, numbering over 200 singers at the time, performed at the opening of Nottingham’s magnificent Royal Concert Hall, which has become the venue for the majority of the Society’s concerts ... Most summers however, we move to the sublime surroundings of Southwell Minster, where the friendly atmosphere and fine acoustics complement much of the earlier classical repertoire.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Nottingham Harmonic Choir
VISITS (to Website)39
VIEWS (of Record)87
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A 16-piece big band that was originally formed in the 1970's. NJO is Nottingham's longest-running jazz big band ... NJO's aim is to promote jazz to the widest possible audience, whilst its members gain the chance to be involved in a unique musical community of like-minded, passionate, talented musicians.‘

Category Big Bands
+ Nottingham Jazz Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)97
VIEWS (of Record)201
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A non-professional full sized symphony orchestra which attracts players from a wide surrounding area. Many of its players are music teachers, whilst the remainder is made up of those doing a wide variety of jobs, as well as retired people and students. Their common link is that they enjoy the opportunity to play together, participating in challenging and demanding music, requiring a high standard of playing. Members are selected by audition ... Several professional conductors have said that this orchestra is one of the best non-professional orchestras in the country.’

+ Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)145
VIEWS (of Record)192
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Comprises two groups, the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra (NSWO) and Nottingham Wind Ensemble (NWE), with over a hundred musicians and volunteers involved. At the heart of every performance is the desire to make music of the highest quality, whilst supporting local and charitiies ... Since the group’s formation over 500 musicians have enjoyed the opportunity to play in a friendly and encouraging environment.‘

+ Nottingham Symphonic Winds
VISITS (to Website)103
Also indexedNottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra | Nottingham Wind Ensemble
VIEWS (of Record)218
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a weekly rehearsing amateur orchestra which plays a major role in the classical music of the City and County of Nottingham. Under the expert and enthusiastic guidance of our Musical Director ... our standard of performance has never been higher. We normally play four concerts each year. Our repertoire spans all types of classical music and the choice of programmes is varied and challenging but always popular. In addition to local artists and a number of winners of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition we have featured internationally known soloists in our concerts.’

 

+ Nottingham Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of Record)136
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Over the past 20 years, NYO has expanded from just one orchestra to three classical orchestras and two jazz orchestras. These groups involve over 300 young players aged 8 to 19, representing some 50 schools in Nottinghamshire and other parts of the East Midlands ... All three orchestras are coached by experienced local professional musicians who support all the sections of the orchestras in their musical development.‘

 

+ Nottingham Youth Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)173
Also indexedNottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra
VIEWS (of Record)375

'Welcome to the Nottinghamshire branch of the Society of Recorder Players. We are a group of about 25 people who meet once a month in Southwell to play a wide range of music using most sizes of recorder from sopranino to contrabass. New players are always very welcome to come along and join us for a session without any commitment. Just bring your instrument(s) and a music stand.'

+ Nottinghamshire SRP
VISITS (to Website)163
VIEWS (of Record)372

Concentration, Clarity, Control, Confidence  Successful competitive band: ‘A group of like minded people who consider themselves a family and enjoy playing music together whether it be the thrill of contesting or for the joy of the audience at concerts ... The general consensus is that the Band began life around 1883 ten years or so after the first mine shafts were sunk in 1871 – 73, the first coal being hewn in 1875.’

+ Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of Record)251

‘Formed in September 1991 with just 14 members, the Radcliffe Ladies’ Choir has grown to a membership of 55 ladies from around the county whose ages range from early-20s to mid-80s. Since the first public appearance at Cotgrave Parish Church in 1992, the choir has given concerts at many venues in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire for various charities and organisations and hold two popular annual concerts in Radcliffe-on-Trent each July and December.‘

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Radcliffe Ladies Choir
VISITS (to Website)83
VIEWS (of Record)194
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in September 1983, the Choir has grown from 28 members to over 40 and has established a reputation for high standards of singing and presentation. The Choir’s repertoire comprises over 260 pieces of music covering 400 years and spanning many styles from Byrd to works specially commissioned in recent years. Several of these are sung in their traditional language including French, German, Latin and Welsh, as well as Russian, Spanish and even Breton ... We run occasional singing courses and workshops for newcomers to gain an introduction to Choir singing and for our own members to revise some of the basics.‘

+ Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)98
VIEWS (of Record)157
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are proud to be a community choir. You are invited to come and join us irrespective of your knowledge of music or ability to perform. We do not have auditions believing everyone has the right to make music. You are guaranteed a warm welcome...'

Category Community Choirs
+ Southwell Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of Record)390
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’Championship Section contesting/concert band based in the East Midlands close to the City of Nottingham. We represent the last working deep coal mine in the Nottinghamshire area. Available for all events, including weddings and formal concerts.‘

+ Thoresby Colliery Band
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‘A group formed in 2010 with the intention of making music for personal enjoyment, and to provide an opportunity for local groups and charities to hold fund raising events using music. The Ensemble ... is made up of two groups; a choir and an instrumental group ... Torkard Academy is an exciting new project which began in 2016 ... Thanks to the generosity of our local community and a grant from Nottinghamshire County Council, we are now extending the project to offer more young people access to music, including subsidised tuition and instrument hire. We aim to give young people who may not otherwise get the chance, the opportunity to learn to play an instrument and play alongside other musicians.’

+ Torkard Ensemble
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'Our first show was in 1946 and we have performed at least one show every year since! We started as a Gilbert & Sullivan group, but from 1989 have performed musicals too.'

+ West Bridgford Operatic Society
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Also indexedWBOS
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'The Albert Hall Nottingham's grand ornate architecture was designed at the turn of the 20th century in the style of an Edwardian music hall. The Great Hall serves as an excellent auditorium for public performances of many genres ... Organ no. 552, a four manual 59 stop instrument, was erected in 1909 in the then Wesleyan Central Mission which was later renamed the Albert Hall. (An almost identical instrument was built for Rochdale Town Hall in 1913.) The instrument cost £4,500 and was financed by Jesse Boot (founder of the Boots Company) as a gift to the City of Nottingham, to be known as the City Organ.'

 

@ Albert Hall Nottingham
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'We show a wide variety of films for all audiences every week, as well as hosting Theatre productions and live music events too!'

@ Bonington Theatre
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Artistic Policy ‘We aim to present a quality, balanced, professional mid-scale programme across all genres, catering for the needs of the audiences to be found in the anticipated catchment area, whilst providing the opportunity for local artistic expression. We will strive to maximise usage of the complex, promote lifelong learning and present a balanced, professional programme across all genres whilst providing the opportunity for local artistic expression.’

@ Mansfield Palace Theatre
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’With over half a million visitors every year, the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall are two of the UK's most successful touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region.
Our diverse programme of events includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals.’

@ Royal Concert Hall & Theatre Royal Nottingham
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of Record)303

‘Said by many to be the best kept secret among the forty-two English cathedrals, it is a gem. The Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is popularly known, as it has been for centuries, as Southwell Minster ... As the Cathedral Church of Nottinghamshire it seeks to serve diverse communities from the farms of the Dukeries in the north, with mining and ex-mining towns, and in the south the colourful city of Nottingham with its industry, universities and teaching hospitals of international repute. This stunning place still brings visitors to their knees in wonder and awe to glimpse the glory of God. The thriving community here at the Minster invites you to come and see Southwell Minster for yourself and enjoy its charm and peace. You will be most welcome ...’

 

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@ Southwell Minster
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'Nottingham Lakeside Arts is The University of Nottingham’s public arts programme welcoming more than 200,000 people of all ages to a vibrant programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and talks each year.'

@ University of Nottingham
VISITS (to Website)142
Also indexedLakeside Arts
VIEWS (of Record)316

Worksop College is a British co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils aged 3-18. It has a very strong musical tradition with numerous ensembles, bands, orchestras, singing groups and choirs - as well as offering each year a Concert Series which 'features guest artists of an exceptionally high calibre and international reputation'.

@ Worksop College
VISITS (to Website)106
VIEWS (of Record)275

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