FIRST CONCERT OF 2018 — Sat. 3rd February 2018.

This is helping to celebrate the 200th anniver – sary of  the Methodist Church at our nearby  Bingham in Nottinghamshire. The venue is the newly built church in the town centre and the concert starts at 7.30 on the date above.

Our final performances in 2017 comprised our dual Charity Christmas Concerts held in the afternoon and evening of  December 16.  At each  we welcomed the NEWSTEAD BRASS, a very well known  Nottinghamshire band, under its Director John Davis.  For the Matinee we were very pleased to again welcome, for the 15th successive year, the Radcliffe on Trent Junior School Choir. The Matinee was delightfully compered by Clare Allsopp, now Head Teacher but formerly, in 2003, the first Music Leader.

The evening Concert was to have been compered  by Radio Nottingham’s Colin Slater but he had to withdraw due to suffering an accident.  However we were very fortunate to have our Choir President and local MP Ken Clarke step into the breach at very short notice.  (As he mentioned  – it made a great change from endless discussions of Brexit!)

Each year we choose a Charity to support with proceeds from these Concerts.  These may be National or local .  This year the Chosen recipient of the proceeds is the Friary Drop-in Centre in West Bridgeford.

Since taking up the baton in September our Choir’s new MD, Michael Bonshor,  had  previously conducted us  in two Concerts and, on 15th November, at a Service celebrating the life of Richard Cumberland, one of our long standing members. Richard’s  recent death was a great loss to us as well as to his family and friends to whom we express our condolences.

The Choir sang at at Keyworth in October   at a concert in support of RNLI which raised over £1700 for that worthy charity.  On November 18th, together with our guests from the Land of Song, the Beaufort Male Choir, we performed at a well attended concert in Grantham as a result of which  the Christchurch community Project benefited by over £2500.00.

For information on this and other information on the Choir, including Michael’s musical career click on the following link:-

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or, first, see the list below:-


34  Years since formation

529  Concerts sung to date.

15   Average no concerts sung per year.

44   Current members

7   Joined in 2017

4   Founder members still singing.

9   Overseas tours.

18  Tours in the UK.

20   Cathedrals sung in.

2000   Largest audience ( Notts RCH).

1059527  Registered Charity No.

400,000  Est. pounds raised for Charity.

7.15pm   Time of weekly Thurs. Practice at Meth. Ch. RoT.

0115 9333800   Hon Sec’s (Martin Clarke) Phone No.

16th December  2017 Last Concerts ( Xmas Charity at St Mary’s, RoT).

3rd February  2018 Next Concert (Bingham Methodist Ch.).