Registered charity No. 1158462
Welcome to the website of the Nottingham Hospitals Choir.
We are a friendly group of about forty singers, who rehearse each week during school terms at Queen’s Medical Centre. We are led by Nick Milburn our Musical Director and accompanist Chris Ebbern. We perform in four concerts each year, the Easter Concert is usually predominantly classical music, in the summer and early autumn we give concerts of lighter music, with a Christmas Concert of carols and other seasonal music. In addition the choir sings at some church services and hospital events; for the last four years we have taken part in the Nottingham Festival of Remembrance.
This year the choir celebrates its Golden Jubilee, over the last 50 years we have raised £200 000 for charity, in recent years we have been collecting for the Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s i-MRI appeal. Many of the choir have worked in the NHS in various capacities, but this is not a requirement. We would be delighted to see you at this year’s events, if you are interested in joining us, please click here for further details.
At present the choir is not rehearsing, planned Jubilee activities have be postponed. This website will be kept updated updated, details of forthcoming activities will be posted here as soon as they are fixed. Members can find out more via the Coronavirus tab on the Members page. We will be starting online rehearsals on 10 September. Official advice on singing can be found in paragraph 4 of the current government guidelines); you can see at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=714673862420334 a discussion between Sam Evans (OneVoice Campaign) and Barbara Eifler (CEO of Making Music), which explains what this means for choirs.
During lockdown our member John Hindson has walked the equivalent distance from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for charity. For more details click on the picture. You can make a donation here.
A message from the President
Dr. Keith Girling is the Medical Director of the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He became President of the Nottingham Hospitals Choir in 2019 and says:
'The Hospitals Choir has been part of the life of the Nottingham Hospitals for 50 years and I count it a huge privilege to be the President at this particular time. The choir performs a number of very professional contributions through the year at a wide selection of events and the members clearly enjoy what they do immensely and their commitment, some for over 40 years, is testament to how much this has come to mean to them. If you enjoy singing then I would encourage you to consider joining and if you, like me, are better placed to enjoy the music presented then please do come along and support the events that are described on this website. In doing so, you will not only encourage the choir but also will be supporting key charitable projects through the Nottingham Hospitals.'