Summer Activities

Sunday 25 June     Summer Concert with Visiting Canadian Choir   Melbourne Parish Church  7pm    Join us in this splendid setting when we welcome The St John’s Choir, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (  This concert will last just over an hour, and then there will be drinks in the Rectory Lawns, overlooking Melbourne Pool.  Tickets available at the door:  £5 adults.  Proceeds to the church fabric fund.

The Canadian Choir will also be singing  in Derby Cathedral on Monday 26 June at 1pm (free informal performance), and at the National Arboretum at 3pm (short performance).  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Recent concerts this term:

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!).