BBC Bingham: Episode Seven – 6th May 2020. Would I Lie To You?

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This week we are doing something just for fun, taking the idea from the TV panel show ‘Would I Lie To You’? You will see videos from ten people from the choir, each person will tell three short stories about themselves, two of them will be true, and one a lie.

Your job is to deduce which of the peoples stories is a lie, put your answers on the form provided, and send them to Guy.

Have fun, and good luck!

Click here to start the programme

Click here for the Answer Sheet

Email your answers to

BBC Bingham: Episode 8 – 13th May 2020. Jubilee Prom Repertoire

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This week Guy Turner looks at some of the other repertoire which we will be performing in the Jubilee Prom next year. You will find a link to the full list of the programme at the foot of this page.


Prom 1: Introduction to the Jubilee Prom

Zadoc the Priest

Prom 2: Edgar Bainton

Open Thy Gates

Prom 3: Bainton’s Orchestral Music

The Golden River

Prom 4: And I Saw a New Heaven

And I Saw a New Heaven

Prom 5: Three Lollipops

Habanera           Click here for an English translation of Habanera

Prom 6: Leonard Bernstein

Glitter and be Gay

Prom 7: Candide Overture

Candide Overture

Prom 8: Khatchaturian


Prom 9: Sabre Dance

Sabre Dance

Prom 10: The Onedin Line

Spartacus: Adagio


Article by Michael Jones of the Bainton Society (Scroll down once the page opens)

And the second list of works by Bainton (Scroll down once the page opens)

Click here for a full list of the Jubilee Prom programme.

BBC Bingham: Episode Nine – 20th May 2020, Desert Island Discs – Ellie Martin

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Richard Joyner’s guest this week is composer, diva, Assistant MD of St. Barnabas Cathedral Nottingham, Head of Singing at Repton School, recent star of Facebook, and Musical Director of Mansfield Choral Society, Ellie Martin.

Ellie Martin

Recorded on 14th May 2020, observing the Governments lockdown, with Ellie Martin (Guest) in an undisclosed location in Nottingham, Richard Joyner (Presenter) in Radcliffe on Trent, and Brad Poulson (Producer) in Southwell. Using a variety of technology designed for conducting remote meetings, Richard was able to interview Ellie about her musical career.

Unlike the programmes produced by the alternative ‘BBC’, you can choose to listen to the complete recording of Ellie’s chosen discs, which would give you a total running time of 31 minutes. Ellie’s complete and preferred choices are  listed here.

Now please sit back, relax, and enjoy Ellie Martin’s Desert Island Discs (select each interview and disc in order).

Ellie Martin_1

Disc: 1 (7:00)

Ellie Martin 2

Disc: 2 (2:47)

Ellie Martin 3

Disc: 3 (4:37)

Ellie Martin 4

Disc: 4 (3:41)

Ellie Martin 5

Disc: 5 (4:12)

Ellie Martin 6

Disc: 6 (3:19)

Ellie Martin 7

Disc: 7 (2:48)

Ellie Martin 8

Disc: 8 (2:57)

Ellie Martin 9


Link to Corona Loner

Link to the Spice girls (based on their song ‘2 become 1’…..)


BBC Bingham: Episode 10 – 27th May 2020. Lockdown Quiz No.2 by Guy Turner

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All answers in the first four rounds are either the composer of,  or the name of a piece we have performed in a main concert since I took over. Carols concerts and Summer concerts are not included. The same piece my come up more than once in the quiz – but not more than once in the same round. You are allowed to look at the BDCS website to remind yourself what pieces we have sung – but no other research allowed!


ROUND 1 – Name the composer from the picture

And a bonus one – picture taken on the day I wrote the quiz, to illustrate social isolating

Composer 1.11


ROUND 2 – Name the title of the piece from the picture clue

ROUND 3 – Name that page

 Each of the next ten pages (see links below) is a page from a piece we have done together.

Name the composer and the piece for half a mark each.

You do not have to say which movement of the piece each comes from.

Page 1       Page 2       Page 3       Page 4       Page 5       Page 6      Page 7       Page 8       Page 9       Page 10



 Listen to the Round 4 audio clips and name each composer and piece. Again you do not have to say which movement. Watch out – the accompaniment may not be how we performed it (e.g: it may be orchestra instead of piano or organ instead of orchestra, or a different orchestration…..etc)

Clop 4.1

Clip 4.2

Clip 4.3

Clip 4.4

Clip 4.5

Clip 4.6

Clip 4.7

Clip 4.8

Clip 4.9

Clip 4.10


ROUND 5 – NAME THAT (Disguised) TUNE

Listen to the audio clips below and name each tune  (no composer needed). Each tune has been distorted in some way (major/minor, speed etc). These are all very well known tunes, mostly not classical, and this time none of them are to do with BDCS repertoire. Apologies for the rough and ready piano playing!

Clip 1

Clip 2

Clip 3

Clip 4

Clip 5

Clip 6

Clip 7

Clip 8

Clip 9

Clip 10


Mark your own answers with the help of the answer sheet

Send Guy ( your score – only the winner will be made public.