First Concert of 2018 – Saturday 3rd February 2018

This concert  is helping to celebrate the 200th anniversary of  the Methodist Church at our nearby town, Bingham in Nottinghamshire. The venue is the newly built Methodist Centre in the town centre and the concert starts at 7.30pm on Saturday 3rd February 2018. Also joining us as soloist will be Katie Miller, Flautist, a scholar at Toot Hill School, Bingham.

Tickets: £8.00 incl. refreshments

Tickets are available from the Methodist Centre in Bingham on Thursdays and Saturday mornings from Clive Lancaster at Hammond Property Services.
Tel: 0115 9332874






Previous News

Annual Dinner – 25th November 2017

Our most recent gathering was at Ashmores restaurant, Radcliffe-on-Trent, on Saturday 25th November when some 60 members and partners enjoyed the 2017 Annual Dinner. Entertainment was provided by the Higgs Bosen Shanty Band who provided several pieces which we joined in, including the haunting “Wild Irish Thyme”.  The  Tom Taylor and Mike Pratt awards were presented. The former (for highest attendance) to Brian Bull, John Parry and Don Maltby while Garry, or as we now know, Garrick, Wright received the latter trophy which goes to the non committee member deemed by a panel of Past Chairmen, to have made marked contributions over a number of years.

New MD Appointed

We were happy that Michael Bonshor joined us for the start of the 2017/18 Choir year. A summary of Michael’s achievements and interests can be found on

Since taking up the baton in September 2017, new MD Michael has  guided us  in three Concerts and, on 15th November 2017,  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.

Last Concerts of 2016-17 Season

The choir’s last concert of the 2016/17 season on 1st July 2017 was a resounding success, in the ancient and beautiful church of St Mary, at East Leake. The church was almost full, many in the audience had heard us sing at the church before, and so returned to listen to the men of Radcliffe Male Voice Choir, and Matt Glendenning, soloist extraordinaire. His dexterity and skill with his two clarinets was nothing short of amazing and truly delightful. As regards the choir’s performance, a regular supporter of the choir remarked that it was one of the best concerts she had heard us sing…. and she has been following the choir for over thirty years!

​The previous concert, on 3rd June 2017, was at Sutton on Trent Methodist Church, together with soloist Olivia Caputa, another talented former Cantamus singer. This was to celebrate the Diamond Wedding of a long term choir member, Gordon Ellis, and his wife.  We are happy to report that as a result of this event  £1,275 was raised for their Church funds.

Previous Concerts 2017

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 2017 our Choir’s new MD, Michael Bonshor, had  previously conducted us in two Concerts and, on 15th November 2017, 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 £1,700 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 £2,500.00.