North Notts Chamber Choir was founded in 1996 and has established itself as a major contributor to the musical life of the area. With a membership of 40 singers from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, the choir aims to perform at the highest possible standard whilst at the same time taking enormous pleasure in rehearsing glorious music in good company.
The choir performs two major concerts per year, in collaboration with Worksop College Chapel Choir, and regularly engages professional orchestras and soloists. The concerts feature music familiar and less well known and have included Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and works from composers John Rutter and Bob Chilcott.
The choir is based at Worksop College and rehearses between 7.30pm and 9.15pm every Tuesday during term time, under the leadership of musical director, Timothy Uglow, with accompanist Matthew Wright. New members are always most welcome.
On Saturday 11th June there is a Summer Choral Workshop to which all singers are invited. The format will be rehearsing during the day, commencing at 10.00am and culminating in a free concert performance in the evening at 4.15pm, which friends and relatives of the singers are welcome to attend. The works being performed will include Parry’s ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’, selections from Chilcott’s Songbook, selections from Oxford University Press’ European Sacred Music and Alan Bullard’s ‘Health and Safety’ (a quasi-spoof of life in the 21st century). There will also be an opportunity during the day for an individual singing lesson with the voice coaches.