Come and Sing the Rutter Requiem at Bottesford this Easter


Good Friday, 10th April 2020, at Bottesford Parish Church

The Cranmer Company of Singers and Musical Director Deborah Davies are hosting another charity Come & Sing. This popular event, where time and talents are freely given, raised a record £2,409 in 2019 with over
190 singers taking part; so bring your voice, bring a friend, have a good time and see how much we can raise in 2020.

Rutter’s ‘Requiem’ is unmistakably optimistic in its message of hope
and comfort, expressed through the beauty of the chosen texts and Rutter’s uplifting music. This is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century.

All welcome – £6/8/10 to sing, tiered as we ask you to select the amount you wish to give. Donations on door from audience.

Rehearsal starts 4.30pm (arrive earlier to register), charity performance
at 7.30pm.

Singers please book your place by contacting Heather: or 0115 947 4759.
Music provided if required.
Money raised will go to the Yemen Crisis Appeal via Tearfund.

Soprano Soloist: Rachel Cropley
Oboe solo: Victoria Price
‘Cello solo: Steven Halls
Organist: Paul Hayward
Conductor: Deborah Davies

Singers – if you wish, bring a picnic supper to have between rehearsal and performance. Sober dress – Men: suit & tie, Ladies: sober Sunday best.

Come ..and ..Sing, or Come and Listen, you will be made very we

BDCS Bursary and Prize winner presents this Valentine’s Day themed recital


The winner of the Bingham & District Choral Society Bursary and Prize for young classical musicians in 2018, Nottingham-born mezzo-soprano Emily Hodkinson, presents this Valentine’s Day themed recital, performing music from Opera, Art Song and Classic Musical Theatre. Her programme spans more than 400 centuries, from the 1600s through to the great composers of the twenty- first century, exploring the enduring and timeless nature of love; whether romantic, familial or love for the world in which we live.

Emily Hodkinson, bursary & prize winner

Emily is delighted to perform as part of the Live at Lunch series, having grown up in Nottingham and worked as a Steward at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall. A former member of the National Youth Choirs Fellowship, Emily was a 2019-20 Making Music UK Selected Artist and is now studying at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Friday 14th February 2020, 1:00PM.

Click here for Booking details: Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall





A Cheque for Framework


Kristen Dougherty from Framework came to our rehearsal last night to receive a replica cheque for £200 from Guy Turner. Framework is one of the two great causes chosen to benefit from donations made at our Christmas Concert. The impact of community fundraising on the lives of  homeless people was vividly illustrated when Kristen read out a letter from a man whose life had been turned around by the services  Framework provides.


Cheque Presentation to Alzheimer’s Society


We were delighted to welcome Denise Kerrison from the Alzheimer’s Society to our rehearsal last night. The charity received £200 raised from our Christmas Concert and Guy Turner presented a replica cheque for that amount. Denise warmly expressed her thanks for the generosity of our members and supporters, explaining how community fundraising sustains a wide range of imaginative work to help people with Alzheimer’s and their carers.

BDCS Wine Tasting Evening


We are holding a Wine-Tasting Evening on Saturday 28th March at the Bingham WI Hall, 7 Station Street, Bingham NG13 8AQ.   The evening, starting promptly at 7.30pm, will feature Gaucho Wines from Chile and Argentina and will be led by Dave Harrison, who is well-known for running similar events for local groups.  8 wines will be offered for tasting (amounting to a half/two-thirds of a bottle per person over the course of the evening). Soft drinks will also be available and there will be an interval for a supper of French bread, cheese and pate. The cost of a ticket is £12.50 per person. Available at rehearsals or call Sally on 0115 9334576.

Buses run from Bingham to Radcliffe until late in the evening. Our fundraising events are important for the choir’s finances but also offer a lovely opportunity for choir members, their families and friends to socialise and relax.

Christmas Concert Collection


Choir supporters Ira Unell and Adele Poulson collecting for our two chosen charities, Framework and the Alzheimer’s  Society, after our Christmas Concert on 14th December 2019. A splendid total of £380.61 was raised on the night and additional donations have increased the sum to £400. BDCS would like to thank our audience and everyone who took part in the concert for their generosity in supporting these very worthwhile causes.


BDCS Christmas Tree


BDCS members Linda Hunter and Janet Chapman decorating the BDCS contribution to the 2019 Bingham Church Christmas Tree Festival. The finished tree looks fantastic! Do go along to St Mary’s Church to see it and all the other wonderful trees supplied by community groups. The festival runs from 5 – 8 December 2019.