Rushcliffe Family of Schools Orchestra’s end of term Concert

Well done to all members of the Rushcliffe Family of Schools Orchestra who performed in the end of term concert last Monday, 16 July, to an appreciative audience of family and friends. The orchestra performed three pieces: a stirring arrangement of Star Wars, the more laid-back I Feel Good, starring Millie Somerfield as vocalist, and to finish, a lively rendition of Rock Around the Clock with a solos from Timothy Allen and Ella Curtis on trumpet and clarinet respectively.

The programme was interspersed with further solos: Jacob Simpson played Handel’s March on violin, and classical guitarist Dylan Cornish performed Bad Jack. In addition Ella Curtis and Nicolas Winters gave us a clarinet duet with Jazz 3.

Congratulations toall involved, with special thanks going to parent helpers Liz Gregson and Virginia Simpson, Extended Services Co-ordinator Georgina Ratcliffe and Music for Everyone’s General Manager Su Evans.

After a break for the summer, the orchestra will return to Rushcliffe in September. Watch this space for full details.


Ruddington Community Choir defeats the weather to perform at the Ruddington Methodist Church

Bernie and members of the choir


Despite the Ruddington Festival being cancelled due to waterlogged fields, Ruddington Community Choir was absolutely determined to perform their end of season programme.  So, with the help of choir member Sylvia Sanderson and the ladies of Ruddington Methodist Church, they sang their hearts out at a special concert to coincide with the Ladies’ charity coffee morning and cake sale. Resplendent in red, white and blue, the choir ‘flashmobbed’ outside Ruddington Library to entice the audience inside, before performing their repertoire to an appreciative audience of friends, family and passers-by. A varied programme of pop, gospel and old-time classics such as ‘What a Wonderful World’ culminated in a stirring rendition of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow’s Jubilee anthem ‘Sing’ complete with the beautiful voices of soloists Michelle Dickson and Louise Halliwell. The concert was a fitting finale to the choir’s first season after forming just four months ago.

After a break for the summer, the choir will meet again on Tuesday 4 Sptember before their first event of the Autumn season – Ruddington Family Fun Day on Sunday 8 September.

See and hear the choir here: Festival, Senwa Sedende Festival, Wonderful World; Festival, I’m a Believer (Encore); Festival, Sing

For further details about the choir, including please contact musical director Bernie Bracha: (07735 461083) or Choir Co-ordinator Cathy Troup: (07909 926129)


Ruddington Community Choir Joint Concert

Well done to the Ruddington Community Choir for a fantastic concert this week. It was lovely to perform alongside another, relatively new, community choir, so thanks Victoria for making it happen. Look us up on YouTube:

Following on from that, it’s a real shame that the Ruddington Festival has had to be cancelled (British summertime?) but you can’t keep a good choir down! We’ll be performing at the Ruddington Methodist Church this Saturday 14 July – a fitting finale for a fabulous choir. See the linked press release for further details.

Tea and cakes for sale, courtesy of the Ruddington Methodist Ladies.