We are excited to announce an offering of October events, which are a combination both live and online concerts. Please come and support us at these events – bookings can be made online HERE.


SATURDAY SERENADE at St. Peter’s Church: Saturday, October 3rd

3rd October 11am: Carmen Flores

Saturday Serenade at St. Peter’s

In partnership with St. Peter”s Church, NCMF Director Carmen Flores performs Bach’s Third Suite in C Major, for live audience, following the online performances of “Nottingham Stories.”


MUSIC & MEDITATION AT ST. MARY’S: Sunday, October 11th & October 18th

Together with St. Mary’s Church, the NCMF presents two concerts in the beautiful surroundings of St. Mary’s Church.  All concerts begin at 4:00pm and are one hour long, no interval. In line with Covid-19 regulations, pre-bookings are required. Please read the guidance on how we are ensuring a safe environment here: NCMF Concerts at St. Mary’s


11th October 4pm:  Eleanor Turner, harp & Clare O’Connell, cello

Old World New World

Ancient sounds and renewal are themes of the first Music & Meditation concert presented in association with St. Mary’s Church in the Lace Market. Amidst the beautiful, historical surroundings of St. Mary’s, renowned harpist Eleanor Turner and cellist Clare O’Connell play a programme of works ranging from the Italian Renaissance to Piazzolla for a concert of uplifting music. The concert includes a new commission written specially for St. Mary’s by composer Beatrice Nicholas, based on plainsong chant discovered in Nottingham manuscripts.


18th October 4:00pm – The Villiers Quartet


With grace and spirit, the Villiers Quartet perform a string quartet concert which includes the Fantasias by Henry Purcell, Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet, Op. 76, and other musical works. Join them for a special afternoon of chamber music for the Music & Meditation series in the heart of Nottingham.


CHAMBER ROOM – ONLINE CONCERTS Wednesday 14th October & 21st October

This year, with music in the time of corona, we’re trying something different! Pull up your favourite homemade drink, curl up on the sofa, and join our artists for two online interactive concerts, broadcast to your room on Zoom. You’ll have the opportunity to chat with these artists after their performance and learn about their experiences as musicians in lockdown:


14th October 7:00pm – SCAW Duo – Antony Clare, piano & Sarah Watts, clarinet

“And then….”

The SCAW Duo performs an online Chamber Room concert broadcast to your room on Zoom. SCAW Duo performs an intimate evening of piano and clarinet duos by composers from Poulenc to Piazzolla, while sharing with you their stories of being musicians in these surreal times. You’ll have the opportunity for audience Q&A with them after the performance, and learn more about the music they perform in this concert.


21st October at 7:00pm: Le Page Duo – David Le Page & Catherine Leech, violins

Bach, Bartók, Rawsthorne & Berio

Chamber music 2020 takes on a new meaning, as violin virtuosos of the Le Page Duo give an online Chamber Room concert broadcast right to your room on Zoom. They perform duos by Bach, Béla Bartók, Alan Rawsthorne, and Luciano Berio. Join the party and meet these incredible artists virtually. You’ll have the opportunity for audience Q&A with them after the performance.


NOTTINGHAM STORIES – Tuesday, 7th October & Sunday 25th October

Join these NCMF online interviews with Nottingham creatives who talk about their extraordinary experiences with music and art in our community:


7th October at 1:00pm: Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason/House of Music

What does it take to raise a family of musical prodigies? Join us for an interview with Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, Nottingham resident and mother of the renowned Kanneh-Mason siblings. She talks with NCMF Director Carmen Flores about her new book, “House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons”: her story of being a parent and leading with courage, determination, and love. Event takes place over Zoom and lasts 1 hour. Free to book.


25th October at 7:00pm: Tim Bassford, filmmaker

Award-wining filmmaker and Nottingham resident Tim Bassford joins NCMF Director Carmen Flores for an interview about his process of creating the film project “Nottingham Stories: Separation and Serenade”. From concept to creation, Tim discusses how he built the film to tell a story about Nottingham and Covid-19 through music. Event takes place over Zoom and lasts 1 hour. Free to book.