Community Choir

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust’s Community Choir is going from strength to strength, and would love to expand its membership!

The choir is the first community group run by NMPAT, for people who simply love to sing and want to improve their skills, whilst performing a wide range of styles, from choral classics to songs from shows.

The choir is non-auditioned and welcomes members who do not read music as well as others who do.  Directed by Adam Hollingshurst and Matt Winkworth, the choir welcomes all those beyond school age to the choir’s weekly rehearsals.

Register your details, and come along any Tuesday during term time for a free trial!

NMPAT Come and Sing!

This workshop afternoon is open to anyone – whether or not you have been a member of the NMPAT Community Choir in the past – and there is no need to be able to read music. This event is aimed at adults; under 18s are welcome if a parent / carer has also booked a place and will remain responsible for them on the day.

  • Date: Sunday 7th January 2024
  • Time: 1.30pm – 5.00pm, followed by a performance at 5.30pm (open to friends and family!)
  • Venue: NMPAT, Kettering Road – performance venue tbc.
  • Cost: £5

Click here to register online

Click here to make a payment, via the ParentPay Shop

You are welcome to join us at any rehearsal for a free trial session – just just drop us a line so we know you are coming…

  • Where: Cripps Hall, Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RX (parking is available)
  • When: 7.15-9.00pm on Tuesday evenings during term time

Directed by Adam Hollingshurst and Matt Winkworth, we welcome all those beyond school age – some who don’t read music and others who do.

Everyone is welcome to attend for a free trial session and membership of the choir is subject to a termly subscription of £50.  We aim for 10 rehearsals per school term in addition to a performance with other NMPAT County Ensembles.

Payment can be made using the ParentPay Shop.  You can also Gift Aid your subscription to increase the value to NMPAT, and reduce the need to increase fees in the future.  Please complete our online gift aid form if you are eligible.

Autumn term dates:

  • Tuesday 17th October
  • No rehearsal for half term – Tuesday 24th October
  • Tuesday 31st October
  • Tuesday 7th November
  • Tuesday 14th November
  • Tuesday 21st November

Saturday 25th November – We will be performing at 11.30am at St Mary’s Church, Higham Ferrers.

  • Tuesday 28th November
  • Tuesday 5th December – This rehearsal will take place at NMPAT, 125 Kettering Road, NN1 4AZ
  • Tuesday 12th December – This rehearsal will take place at NMPAT, 125 Kettering Road, NN1 4AZ

Wednesday 13th December – We will be performing at NMPAT’s Choirs at Christmas Concert, which kicks off at 7.00pm at Northampton Cathedral. Details will be shared closer to the concert.

Spring term 2024

Sunday 7th January – NMPAT Come and Sing Day!

Open to all singers above school age – you don’t have to be a member of the Community Choir.  Taking place at NMPAT from 1.30-5.00pm, with a performance to friends and family at 5.30pm.  Click here to register!

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