Singing Courses/Workshops

There is always time to find that –You too can sing,
but you just don’t know it yet!

If interested, you are welcome to join us at our weekly Thursday practices starting at 7 pm at the Radcliffe on Trent Methodist Church, Shelford Road.

We also run occasional singing courses and workshops for newcomers to gain a more formal introduction to Choir singing and for our own members to revise the basics.  You will be surprised at what you can achieve with a little training and guidance!        

Further advice can be obtained by contacting our  Media Officer, Bill Hill, whose Phone  No is: 07972 013614.

Each participant at workshops will have a mentor from the same vocal group (Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone or Bass) to ease them into the routine, guide and help answer any questions and arrange transport if needed. 

At such courses you and our choir will be learning a number of new songs and newcomers will have their own group sessions as well as joint sessions with the main choir, so that everyone is learning from the same starting point. You will learn how to sing, how to breathe, basic music notation, new songs and the many health benefits of singing as well as the fellowship that is engendered within the choir’s social activities. 

You will be taught by our Musical Director Deborah  Davies, together with Assistant Director Tim Bell.

The 2020 course resulted in 12 new members joining the Choir, most of whom had not sung before. The course was followed, on 7th March, by a mini-concert performed by the Choir, old and new, in front of friends and families and raised £380 for Prostate Cancer Research:-

We are a  well-established charity organisation that sings for pleasure and to raise money for others.  We have sung globally and extensively in the UK, but there is no obligation to perform in public if you just wish to enjoy singing for singing’s sake.

If you have any questions or want more information about the Choir or future workshops, please join us at Thursday practices or contact via the contact page on this site. Otherwise, talk to one of our members during a concert interval or afterwards and we will answer your immediate questions.                 OR visit our Facebook site:  ROTMVC.                  OR you can contact us via email:                 

In 2018 another such training event was held on Saturday, March 17th at Lutterell Hall,  West Bridgford where these photos were taken.

On that occasion we were happy to welcome 10 visitors who braved the very inclement (snowy) weather;  The above photos and the following para, from our Media Officer, Bill Hill, gives a flavour of this event:-

The 2018 Singing Workshop, held in West Bridgford,  was an interesting experience for existing choir members and new attendees.  Throughout the course of the morning and afternoon (warmly ensconced in the Lutterell Hall whilst the snow swirled around the streets outside), we were shown how current research evidence supports the assertion that singing has many health benefits as well as being a welcome social gathering.  Following the science, exercises were undertaken to raise awareness of rhythm, harmony and melody. After the audience practised a number of songs to put this into practice, a demonstration of the choir’s capabilities with a small set of the choir’s large repertoire was provided, before we all set out again into the cold and snowy afternoon.