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We are proud of the good relations we have with other organisations in the field of choral music and in our local communities.   Here we show some of them - with links so that you can explore further.  (External links open in a new window.)
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Support and resources
Making Music    Making Music strapline
Making Music (formerly the National Federation of Music Societies) has 2500 member groups throughout the UK.  Besides a national concert diary, MM provides a wide range of advice and services to its members.  

Forum
Our neighbours at the Forum supply staging and lighting from their equipment hire scheme.

We Got TicketsWeGotTickets is our partner for online ticket sales, under a scheme set up by Making Music

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Most of the music copies we use are borrowed from the Yorkshire Music Library in Leeds.  This is the successor to the old Yorkshire Music and Drama Library which closed in 2012 - NYC joined in the campaign to save it. After a period operated by a not-for-profit community enterprise in Huddersfield, it is now part of Leeds City Libraries' Music and Performing Arts Library
Events diaries

These are the main web listings services which we often use to publicise our concerts and avoid clashes as much as possible.  You might find them useful in planning your own concert-going (for days when there is no NYC performance, of course!).
St CeciliaNorth Yorkshire Music and Art Events Diary from the Ripon St Cecilia Society.

TeesMusicForthcoming events by amateur choirs, orchestras, opera groups and bands in and around Teesside.

GerontiusSearchable directory of choral concerts throughout the United Kingdom.

We also often use local and newspaper listing services appropriate to the venue for each of our concerts - for example:

    northallerton.info         visitthirsk.org.uk        whatsoninthenortheast.co.uk  
Orchestras 

Mowbray Orchestra  
We first joined forces with this orchestra, which is the professional wing of the Ripon St Cecilia Orchestra, at our concert in November 2007.  They have played with us many times since and we look forward to working with them in the future.
Other choirs

Cleveland and North Yorkshire are rich areas for choral singing, and many of our members sing in other groups as well.  Here are some of our neighbouring mixed voice choirs:

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir   Impressive choir of 100+ which has been giving concerts in Teesside and beyond since 1968.  

Darlington Choral Society   Choir of around 100 whose history goes back to the early 1900s.

Easingwold Singers   45-60 singers, giving 2 concerts a year in Easingwold.

Guisborough Choral Society  70-strong choir, giving 2 concerts plus a Christmas concert each year.

Mowbray Singers  Chamber choir based in Sowerby, Thirsk, singing sacred and secular music spanning a wide range of eras and composers.

Ripon Choral Society  The largest choir in the area (200+ singers), performing 3 or 4 times a year in Ripon Cathedral.  Greg Smith, our Chorus Director, is their Accompanist and Deputy Director. 

Richmondshire Choral Society  70-strong choir in Richmond.

St Hilda's Festival Chorus  Mixed-voice choir of some 70 singers based at St Hilda's Church in Whitby.

Stokesley and District Choral Society
  Well-established small, friendly choir performing two or three times a year in Stokesley. 

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A bit further away, just over the border into West Yorkshire, is Wetherby Choral Society, a choir of 100-plus regular singers.   We sang Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with them in Ripon Cathedral in 2012, and will be joining with them again for Verdi's Requiem in the same venue on 14 May 2016.
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In 2005 we gave two performances of Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony jointly with the South Devon Choir,  in Torquay Central Church and Ripon Cathedral.

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If you are interested in looking  further afield or for other sorts of choirs, try looking at British Choirs on the Net !
Charities

We try to support charities, especially those which are active in our local area.
Here are some we have raised money for in recent years:
Cheque presentationThe collection taken at our Carol Concert in Thirsk on 15 December 2013 raised 600, which was divided equally between the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign andLogo Darlington Powerchair Football Club.   Here Hazel Sumsion, Chair of NYC, presents a cheque for 300 to James Radcliffe, Manager of Darlington PFC (and Hazel's grandson!)

Sing for Your HeartHeart Research UKAt our concert in December 2008 we raised money for Heart Research UK , whose "Sing for your Heart" event takes place for a week before Christmas each year.
     
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Proceeds from the sale of programmes and a retiring collection at the performance of Messiah in Stockton-on-Tees on 25 November 2006 were donated to
Marie Curie Cancer Care, Making Music's official charity for that year.


Voices for Hospices

We held an Open Rehearsal of Vivaldi's Gloria on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, 6 October 2007, and raised 450, divided between Teesside Hospice and Herriot Hospice Homecare,
which both serve our area.

Voices for Hospices is a coordinated "Mexican wave" of musical events around the world every two years on this day.


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