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The Nottingham Bluecoat Singers 
-We sing for friendship and fun!

 We are an experienced choir based in Nottingham that enjoys singing a wide variety  of music. We would be delighted to sing for you to raise money for good causes or simply  to entertain you. We welcome new members, particularly men.  Please view our Concerts and Events and the Why not join us sections below for details of what we've got planned or about coming to sing with us.

Singing across the city and the county for over 60 years

Stephen Godward, our illustrious musical director and composer


What we do...

Under the guidance of our musical director Stephen Godward we have a variety of concert programmes which we can offer to community and charity based organisations as fundraising opportunities. In the last 10 years or so we have performed in over 100 local concerts and raised thousands of pounds for community projects and good causes all over the county. Every year we put on a major 'Sing Christmas' concert and our own in-house show to raise funds for a major charity. Over the years we have performed in national and international competitions with some success and have supported many of the famous names in the music world when they visit the East Midlands. Several of our members belong to other operatic societies and musical groups in and around Nottingham. We have a good social programme too that includes theatre trips, BBQs and afternoon garden parties.

 

Why not join us?

If you have a hankering to sing and can hold a tune in your head reasonably well, then we would be pleased to welcome you to our Friday evening rehearsals. We start at 7.30 pm under the watchful gaze of our musical director and usually sing for a couple of hours, with a tea break and chat at half-time.

Whilst the ability to read music is a help, it is by no means essential. What is more important is a willingness to throw yourself into a new and exciting world of music that could exploit your creative talents.

Do come and join us ...we guarantee you will have a lot of fun, make new friends and might even become a star of the show!  Email admin@bluecoatsingers.org for more details.

Events and concerts

Saturday 27 November  7:30pm

Annesley All Saints Christmas Concert,

Annesley Cutting, NG15 0AJ 

Saturday 4 December  7:30pm

St Margaret’s Church, 

Aspley Lane, NG8 5GE

Sunday 5th December  2-3.00pm

Exchange arcade carol singing

Nottingham city centre

Saturday 11 December  7:30pm

 Sing Christmas Concert 

Nuthall Methodist Church NG16 1DP   Phone 01159 531 1903 for tickets

Sunday 12th December  2-3.00pm

Exchange arcade carol singing

Nottingham city centre

 

How we can help you

We try to plan our programmes and calendar of events for the coming season well in advance and have a number of diary dates available when we could perform for worthwhile causes within reasonable driving distance of Nottingham. If you belong to an organisation and are looking for a quality attraction to:

  • help with your fundraising activity
  • celebrate an anniversary
  • entertain at a family/works event

then we would be pleased to hear from you to see if we can include your event in our list of engagements.

We charge a small fee to cover our expenses (the costs of our rehearsal rooms, pianist accompaniment etc) but apart from that all the money you make on ticket and raffle sales is yours - an easy way to raise around £500+ and have a great time in the process!

Please contact our events organiser via events@bluecoatsingers.org to register your interest.

 

Feedback

Here's what other people have said about us in the past:

'What a super evening on Saturday, the choir was superb with a great selection of solos and choral items.'

'What a fabulous array of talent you possess between you!  The singing was of course excellent, poems, jokes etc most entertaining and the programme was delightfully varied.'

'Thanks for a wonderful evening, so glad I could make it. Excellent choice of music and poetry-well done and massive thank you to all your friends.'

'A wonderful and hugely talented group, the Bluecoat Singers sang beautifully and were so well received everywhere they performed whilst raising invaluable funds for us. We had so much fun working with the whole team!'

'Pete and I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday evening it was really a lovely evening and so pleasing to see you singing to a packed and appreciative audience.'

'This is the best concert I have heard this year, full of truly lovely music '

Our nominated charity

Each year we nominate our own charity to support  as well as singing to raise funds for local organisations. We put on two concerts annually ourselves and these help to cover our rehearsal costs and the purchase of new music. At the end of the season any unused cash is donated to a worthy cause. Most recently we have given the local Stroke Club £1,250 towards outings and equipment for the group that otherwise they would not have had. In the past we have supported Diabetes UK, the Notts/ Lincs Air Ambulance, City Hospital Cancer funds and research into Parkinsons.

in 2021 we have chosen to support local Cancer care and some of the money we raise during the year will be put into the system to help where it is most needed. Two of the 'Singers' are undergoing treatment right now and of course we want to support them and others who are fighting the same battle.

Nottingham Young Musician of the Year 

The Bluecoat Singers are delighted to be sponsoring this event again in 2021/22
Nottingham University music department
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The Bluecoat Singers (formerly the Bluecoat Gilbert & Sullivan Company) have been making music together for over sixty years and are pleased to support this competition. This is the fourth time we have sponsored a prize and as previously, we will be giving a prize of £250 to one competitor in the semi-finals of the competition. A small group from the Singers will decide and make the presentation just before the final round. 

We wish all the competitors continued success.... they are our musical future!

Our pianist Helen has over 30 years experience leading sing-along interactive music sessions, catering for all ages from 6 months to 90 years, working with schools, nurseries, care homes and community groups. She is the leader of the Nottinghamshire charity Musicworks’ award winning Heron Music Café for Wellbeing. 
You can read more by clicking here: https://helentoothcommunitymusic.wordpress.com/
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