Nottingham Music Service, a registered charity providing life-changing music programmes in the city, is hosting two Christmas in the City concerts from Nottingham city pupils.

The charity now has more than 8,000 young people learning to play instruments in the city compared to just 650 in 2002.

The first concert will be at the Albert Hall, Nottingham, on Monday 4 December at 7pm.  With over 200 children singing and hundreds more performing some great pieces including Viva la Vida and One Love, as well as performances by our Intermediate Orchestra, Jazz Squad and StrOrkestra, the event promises to be brilliant. Tickets are just £6 (£4 for concessions) or £15 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children).

The second Christmas in the City concert will be at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on Tuesday 12 December at 7pm. We are expecting more than 400 children in our choir performance alone, and hundreds more as part of our ensemble performances. The repertoire includes some favourites such as Over the Rainbow and Mr. Blue Sky, along with the customary holiday carols. Ticket prices are same as above.

Greenfield Community School Headteacher, Terry Smith, said: “We were delighted for Greenfields children to take part in an event like ‘Christmas in the City’ which showcases the enormous range of musical ability that exists across Nottingham.

He added: “The number of children taking part and learning to play a musical instrument across the city is testament to the amount of work that the Nottingham Music Service has put in to developing a love of music right across the city.”

Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years, Councillor David Mellen, said: “I am greatly looking forward to attending these concerts and celebrating the exceptional musical talent that lies in our Nottingham city pupils.”

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