Other organisations that we work with in various ways
are proud of the good relations we have with other organisations in the
choral music and in our local communities. Here we show some
them - with links so that you can explore further. (External
links open in a new window.)
Support and resources
Music (formerly the National Federation of Music Societies)
member groups throughout the UK. Besides a national concert diary, MM
provides a wide range of
to its members.
Our neighbours at the Forum supply staging and lighting from their equipment hire scheme.
is our partner for online ticket sales, under a scheme set up by Making
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
are the main web listings services which we often use to publicise our
concerts and avoid clashes as much as possible. You might
useful in planning your own concert-going (for
days when there is no NYC performance, of course!).
Yorkshire Music and Art Events Diary from the Ripon St Cecilia
Forthcoming events by amateur choirs,
orchestras, opera groups and bands in and around Teesside.
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
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.
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
Impressive choir of 100+ which has been giving concerts in Teesside and
beyond since 1968.
Choral Society Choir of
around 100 whose history goes back to the early 1900s.
Singers 45-60 singers,
giving 2 concerts a year in Easingwold.
Choral Society 70-strong choir,
giving 2 concerts plus a Christmas concert each year.
choir based in Sowerby, Thirsk, singing sacred and secular music
spanning a wide range of eras and composers.
choir in the area (200+ singers), performing 3 or 4 times a year in
Greg Smith, our Chorus Director, is their Accompanist and
Choral Society 70-strong choir in
Hilda's Festival Chorus Mixed-voice
choir of some 70 singers based at St Hilda's Church in Whitby.
and District Choral Society
small, friendly choir performing two or three times a year in
bit further away, just over the border into West Yorkshire, is Wetherby
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.
In 2005 we gave
two performances of Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony
jointly with the South
Devon Choir, in Torquay
Central Church and Ripon Cathedral.
try to support charities, especially those which are active in our
Here are some we have raised money for in recent years:
After our concert to commemorate the end of
World War I on 1 December 2018, we made a donation to SSAFA.
collection taken at our Carol Concert in Thirsk on 15 December 2013
raised £600, which was divided equally between the Muscular
Campaign and Darlington
Powerchair Football Club. Here Hazel
Chair of NYC, presents a cheque for £300 to James Radcliffe,
Manager of Darlington PFC (and Hazel's grandson!)
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.
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
Care, Making Music's official charity for that year.
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
both serve our area.
for Hospices is a coordinated "Mexican wave" of musical
around the world every two years on this day.