NTU announces English Pro Musica as professional Orchestra in Residence

Nottingham Trent University has announced that Midlands-based ensemble English Pro Musica, will become their first professional Orchestra in Residence.

Matthew Hopkins and Peter Lacey stood together smiling.
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NTU's Director of Music Matthew Hopkins with English Pro Musica's Peter Lacey

English Pro Musica, comprised of musicians experienced as performers, soloists and teachers, will feature throughout NTU Music’s packed 2017/18 Concert Series.

In December the orchestra will accompany the NTU Choir in a Family Christmas Concert at Nottingham’s Albert Hall, and return in February to perform as part of our Russian Spectacular. In March, they will play alongside the award-winning NTU Chamber Choir in Sunrise Mass and The Lark Ascending in Southwell Minster, and join us in again April for the NTU Big Sing, playing Karl Jenkin’s epic The Armed Man.

As well as accompanying our music ensembles, English Pro Music will offer selected Nottingham Trent University students opportunities to play as part of the orchestra, giving them valuable performance experience.

We are excited to announce this partnership with English Pro Musica, and delighted to be able to offer our students and staff even more opportunities to perform alongside professional musicians, in professional concert venues.

Matthew Hopkins, Director of Music at Nottingham Trent University

Established in 2003 and now under the leadership of Director Peter Lacey, English Pro Musica has earned a reputation for stylish and interesting performances, with an extensive repertoire that includes classics such as Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The orchestra has also been involved in large educational projects, working with numerous schools and several hundred pupils from across the region.

NTU’s Director of Music, Matthew Hopkins told us: “We are excited to announce this partnership with English Pro Musica, and delighted to be able to offer our students and staff even more opportunities to perform alongside professional musicians in professional concert venues.”

Peter Lacey, Director of English Pro Musica commented: “We are proud to be associated with Nottingham Trent University and to be named as their first Orchestra in Residence. We look forward to working with NTU’s students, and getting more involved with the University’s music programme."

Visit our events pages to find out more about NTU Music’s concerts with English Pro Musica.

NTU announces English Pro Musica as professional Orchestra in Residence

Published on 30 November 2017
  • Category: Culture; Music

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