A wonderful opportunity to listen to Solomon’s Knot, the long-term Baroque Ensemble in Residence at the Wigmore Hall, London. The Observer described them as “one of the UK’s most innovative and imaginative ensembles”. Performing regularly throughout the UK & Europe, Solomon’s Knot sing with no conductor and sing everything from memory. They will be singing at St Mary’s, Nottingham, Saturday 9th December, at 7:00PM.
Tickets are now on sale for this performance of the Verdi Requiem by Southwell Choral Society
We are delighted that the great Bob Chilcott has agreed to run our Singing Day on Saturday 24th February 2024. Please note that the finishing time for this event is now 4.00, not 3.30pm as stated in the printed publicity. We know that the day will be heavily subscribed. Here is the information you need in order to register early for your place.
With sincere thanks to the students from Nottingham Trent University who created the video: Georgia Alvey (Producer, Editor and Vision Mixer), Hannah Barnaby, Haris Dar, Ollie Ellis (Camera Operators), Adam Oldfield (Production Assistant), Jack Perkins, Tyla Sutton, Joseph Hay, Joshua Thacker, Cameron Patrick, Ethan Stuart (Audio).
Many thanks also to Brad Poulson for his patience and technical wizardry in uploading the video to YouTube
Guy’s heroic endeavour to walk from Land’s End to John ‘O Groats was followed eagerly by members of the choir in the summer. We are now able to announce that, as one of Guy’s four charities selected to benefit from the funds raised by his walk, Bingham and District Choral Society will receive £3,121.60 . This is a splendid boost to the choir’s finances at a time when extra resources are badly needed. We are hugely grateful to Guy and wish him every success in completing the walk in shorter stages over the next year or two.
LAND’S END TO …. ER …. ELLESMERE
Despite a great start, local musician Guy Turner’s solo attempt to walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats was cut short at Ellesmere. He woke up with a very painful foot, which was diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis, brought on by constant heavy duty walking, and was forced to call a halt to the walk.
Guy has now returned to Nottinghamshire and his work as a singer in Southwell Minster Choir, and conducting Bingham Choral Society.
Despite the great disappointment, Guy prefers to emphasise the positive! He walked 468 miles in 28 walking days, which averages nearly 17 miles per day. He survived long walks and high hills during the heat wave. He has raised over £18,000 for his four charities. He met lots of interesting people and saw some amazing scenery. Even though shorter than planned it is an adventure he will never forget.
He plans to complete the journey over the next couple of years, but in short sections.
If you would like to read about his walk, all the daily blogs can still be found on his website, as can details of the charities and how to donate.
Here are some images of our lunchtime concert with Scunthorpe Choral Society at St Mary’s Church Newark on Saturday 18th June 2022, followed by a celebration lunch and a presentation of a set of Jubilee mugs to our founder and first Musical Director, Neville Ward. Our special thanks go to James Turner, the photographer.
Our splendid 50th anniversary mug is now on sale. It will be a lovely memento of this special year. Sincere thanks to choir member Linda Hunter for her brilliant artwork.