Singing Day

Saturday 22 October 2016, 9:00

St. Mary's Church Acton nr. Nantwich

Ave Maria
Composers and their music

Following a similar format to last year’s hugely popular event, our 2016 Singing Day will explore settings of the greatest Marian text of all by composers as diverse as Josquin Desprez, Arcadelt, Robert Parsons, Bruckner, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Verdi, Elgar and Dvorak together with some of their other music.
This unusual Singing Day is designed to appeal to singers of all abilities – many of the settings are very straightforward, some are very well known, some have a few musical challenges but none are outside the abilities of most regular choral society singers.
Whatever your level of musical ability, all these settings are well worth a day’s musical exploration in the company of like-minded singers under John Naylor’s encouraging direction.
The beautiful and comfortable church of St Mary’s at Acton is an ideal venue for this occasion.

There is a large (free) car park in the village, refreshments will be available and all music will be provided.

To Register please complete a Registration Form which can be downloaded

☞   HERE

Further information is available from:

David Jones: tel 01270 780854 or email:

Participants in the 2015 Singing day wrote:

  • Excellent day as we have come to expect from NCS and John. The music pack was superb.
  • Enjoyed singing all the different versions of Ave Verum and John's descriptions of the composers and the time they lived in was really enlightening. Very good day Thank you.
  • First experience of Singing day. Wonderful. Will be a “must do” in future. Thank you.
  • Always a lovely day – just keep them going
  • Progressing through the centuries with one work was particularly interesting. Well done!
  • The pace of study was perfect – we got through everything with interest and some detail, just what was required for the occasion.
  • The organisation was without fault, the venue just the right temperature (and lovely with the harvest festival décor) and the tray bakes a tasty bonus!

If you have registered for our Singing Day you will have received full details of the event. If not, the arrangements for the day can be found

☞   HERE