Autumn Term Diary Dates

Tuesday 5 September               New term begins

Sunday 15 October                   Concert with B Natural Choir – Faure’s Requiem                                                                                         Melbourne Church  3-30pm (until 5-15pm)                                                                                                      Interval drinks      Adults: £8   Children: £3

Sunday 3 December                  Prelude to Christmas – with SDMC Brass Band

Wednesday 6 December          Annual Rainbows Hospice Concert – Derby Cathedral 

Saturday 9 December               Christmas Cracker – The Coton Centre, Tamworth

Sunday 17 December                Christmas Brass & Voices – together with Seale Brass




End of the summer term:  The choir ended their summer term by hosting the visiting Canadian choir (see below) for an informal social evening in the gardens at The Old Rectory, Netherseal.    As the wine flowed, the singing became more enthusiastic!

Recent concerts included:

Sunday 25 June     Summer Concert with Visiting Canadian Choir   Melbourne Parish Church  7pm    A large  and appreciative audience joined us in this splendid setting when we welcomed The St John’s Choir, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (  This concert lasted just over an hour, and then there were drinks on the Rectory Lawns, overlooking Melbourne Pool.

The Canadian Choir also sang in Derby Cathedral on Monday 26 June at 1pm  and at the National Arboretum.

Concert in Denstone School Chapel  We had a really lovely evening’s concert in Denstone on Wednesday 17 May.     Cantabile  were joined by Smallwood Manor Chapel Choir whose singing was delightful!   Following an hour’s choral music, audience and choirs were treated to a range of delicious canapés and wine (soft drinks for the children of course!).

Sunday11 June  Haddon Hall (near Bakewell)       Cantabile were delighted to be invited back again to this stunning historic setting to share our music with visitors from the UK and abroad. This year, we sang in the historic Long Gallery to two large and appreciative audiences. (

Friday 16 June  Beautiful Music in a Country Church:      Duffield Parish Church  with The William Gilbert School Choir  It’s always a pleasure to join with this young choir who never fail to inspire us with their very high standards of singing.  A capacity audience enjoyed the varied repertoire, culminating in a joint performance of the rousing spiritual Lift me up! (with some audience participation!).