The Festival Concert was held at the Albert Hall Nottingham on 29th April 2017.

This was the first Festival Concert with Ian Watts, the choir’s new musical director at the helm.

Festival Concert 2017_1

The choir gets the concert underway with Speed your Journey, in a traditional set with organ accompaniment.

Festival Concert 2017 Programme

Click on the cover to open a copy of the programme

Festival Concert 2017_2

The choir's latest Musical Director, Ian Watts, gets the best out of the choir in his first Festival Concert.

Festival Concert 2017_3

Guest artists 'SINOPIA' treat the audience with songs from The Magic Flute, Porgy and Bess and Mikado.

Festival Concert 2017_4

New choir member Matthew, gets in on the act with Sinopia -not singing but dying!

Festival Concert 2017_5

The 2017 Music Makes award winner, Chris Hill, delights the audience with his virtuoso performance on the flute.

Festival Concert 2017_6

Carlton are joined by Sinopia and Chris Hill in a lovely rendition of the traditional song 'The Water Is Wide', this time conducted by Assistant Musical Director Roger Holland.

Festival Concert 2017_7

David Butterworth accompanies the choir in their last set of the half, which concludes with a choir favourite, 'Love, Could I Only Tell Thee'.

Festival Concert 2017_8

The second half starts with a Beach Boys set from the choir and some popular ballads from Sinopia. Pictured here, the choir are then accompanied by Tom Holland in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Festival Concert 2017_9

The penultimate item is a joint effort with the choir, Sinopia and organist David, in Nessun Dorma.

Festival Concert 2017_10

Which just leaves the packed audience to reflect on another very enjoyable and entertaining concert, and to sing the finale 'Jerusalem'.

Festival Concert 2017_11

Even some of the dignitaries looked pleased!

Back