Events: 2017

Bestwood Male Voice Choir, 65th Anniversary Gala Concert

Sunday 17th September, 3pm, Albert Hall, Nottingham



Cantamus are delighted to be performing as special guests of Bestwood Male Voice Choir at their 65th Anniversary Gala Concert. The concert takes place at The Albert Hall, Nottingham on Sunday 17th September at 3pm.

A little about Bestwood Male Voice Choir:

“In the autumn of 1952, Len Hogg came to Bestwood as Colliery Manager and very soon afterwards the Choir was formed under the name of “Bestwood Colliery Male Voice Choir”. However membership was never confined solely to workers at the colliery so that within the first year, the name was changed to the “Bestwood Male Voice Choir”  which still continues today. The Choir gave its first concert in Bestwood Village Hall in November 1953.

Over the years, the choir’s achievements have been considerable, having numerous successes at musical festivals and engagements with some of Britain’s finest choirs and regimental and brass bands, at the same time raising thousands of pounds for local and national charities.

Overseas travel and hosting of visiting choirs have resulted in memorable visits to Malta, Canada the United States, Germany, France, Holland and Poland.

The choir now numbers over 70 singers and is proud to be mentioned in the “Who’s who” entry of His Grace the fourteenth Duke of St Albans, our patron.”


Tickets for this event are available from the members of the Bestwood MVC listed on the flyer, or from their website, link below.

Bestwood Male Voice Choir Website


Come And Hear Us Sing!

Sponsored Sing 

Saturday, October 7th 2017 10am – 4.30pm, Ravenshead Village Hall.



On Saturday 7th October, both our training and senior choirs will be performing, in addition to individual performances from the girls, at Ravenshead Village Hall, as part of their sponsored sing.

Entry is free and refreshments will be served all day. There will also be a large variety of stalls including Cantamus merchandise, perfect for birthday and Christmas presents, or the Cantamus CD’s, for your own enjoyment in between concerts!

It would be fabulous to have a large audience to support the girls. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you would like further information about the event or how to sponsor the girls please contact us on 07971 534379.


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Friday 27th October, 2017, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham


Cantamus are honoured to be performing ‘Neptune’ from Gustav Holst’s, ‘The Planets Suite’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday 27th October at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. The concert, which will be conducted by Barry Wordsworth, will be a programme of English music including, Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, Ireland’s Piano Concerto, featuring Mark Bebbington on piano, and concludes with Holst’s magnificent musical vision of seven astrological deities.

Tickets for this event are from the Theatre Royal/Royal Concert Hall box office and website. Please click on the picture below.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra





Grand Prix of Nations – European Choir Games – Riga, Latvia

16th July to 23rd July



On Saturday 15th July, Cantamus travelled out to Riga, Latvia to compete in the European Choir Games. They competed against choirs from around the globe. In addition Cantamus were one of only a handful of choirs that performed at the opening ceremony. They also performed in friendship concerts with other choirs, at venues across the city, and performed as part of the massed choirs at the closing ceremony!

Cantamus are very proud to say that they were awarded three gold medals and one silver medal in the four classes that they competed in!!

Here is a video of the girls performing in the Music sacra a cappella class:

And this is the Youth Choir Open Competition Class:



 Saturday 8th July 2017

‘Eve of Riga Concert’, St Mark’s Church Mansfield

The choir sang music that they will perform in Riga. The programme included some incredibly challenging repertoire. Osbourne’s ‘Songs from a Bare Mountain’, Elizabeth Maconchy’s, ‘Prayer before Birth’ and Rautavaara’s ‘Lorca’, sat beside works by Victoria, Verdi, Biebl, Schubert and Schumman to name but a few. The evening climaxed with a performance of songs from ‘My Fair Lady’. The choir will also perform these in Riga.