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Derby Music Centre Concerts

from solos to Grand Finales and everything in between

Each year DMC puts on a wide range of concerts and events. These include end of term performances at Christmas and Summer, a large scale Showcase Gala (usually just before Easter) for all our ensembles to perform in one concert to each other, Chamber concerts for soloists, duets and chamber groups, and lots of additional events that we get invited to be part of. All our concerts are carefully planned to ensure the most suitable venues are chosen for the best musical experiences, whilst also taking into account the audience experience, parking, meal times, holidays, mother's day and so many other factors! 

Details around arrival times and tickets will be shared nearer to each event.

Every concert is an important part of the music making experience for all those participating; any missing players or singers on the day can have a huge impact on the other performers and the pieces being performed. Please do put all the dates in your calendars and always let us know as soon as you realise you might have a clash

  • Christmas Concerts Saturday 3rd December @ Woodlands School, Allestree. There will be two concerts celebrating the music of the autumn term, including some festive numbers and carols. The first concert at 3pm is for Junior Groups, Club Groups and Voices. The second concert at 7pm will feature the Intermediate and Senior Ensembles.

  • VOICES have been invited to perform at The Reach on Thursday 1st December as part of the Snowman events with Carrot Productions. The performance is at 6.30pm, with a short rehearsal and sound check at 5.15pm. Voices will need to bring their packed tea for this event. 

  • Rainbows Hospice Christmas Concert will be at St Mary’s Church this year (previously at Derby Cathedral) on Wednesday 7th December. Senior Clarinet Ensemble will be part of an exciting programme in the important fund raising event. The public are invited to attend. 

  • Spring Chamber Concerts These are wonderful opportunities for solos and small groups. St Nicholas Church provides a beautiful and supportive acoustic venue for solos from the very youngest beginner to the most advanced of our DMC players and singers. Two events will be held: one for Junior & Club on Tuesday 14th February 6pm, and the second for Intermediate & Senior on Tuesday 14th March 6.45pm. Details will be shared about how to enter a solo. Some of the DMC Chamber groups will also perform in these concerts, so do please put them in your diaries.

  • Showcase Gala Saturday (afternoon) 25th March @The Reach ALL players and singers are involved in this fabulous event, which will be completed with a Grand Finale item including the whole of DMC performing together. 

  • Summer Concerts will bring the year to an end on Saturday 8th July @ Landau College at 3pm & 7pm. One concert for wind bands, one concert strings and orchestra (Details to follow).

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