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Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will join Nottingham Trent University Choir for an evening of popular hits

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will join Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Choir at the Royal Concert Hall in April for an evening full of pop music hits.

Symphonic Pops event
The Symphonic Pops event will take place at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 22 April 2023

The event ‘Symphonic Pops’ will feature epic tunes from popular artists such as Abba, Coldplay, Queen, Adele, Whitney Houston and more.

The NTU Choir and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will also be joined by special guest vocalist Nicole Raquel Dennis who has starred in West End productions such as Dream Girls, The Book of Mormon and Dear Evan Hansen.

Nicole is an award-winning actress and singer from London who was also a semi-finalist on ITV’s ‘The Voice’ in 2019.

The NTU Choir was established in 2006 and is the largest music ensemble at the university, featuring students, staff and local community members. The NTU Choir has made many notable performances alongside leading UK orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew Hopkins, Director of Music at Nottingham Trent University, who will also be conducting the concert, said:

"We are looking forward to welcoming the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra back to Nottingham. It is going to be a very exciting programme consisting of well-known pop classics performed like the audience will have never heard before. We are delighted to have Nicole Raquel Dennis as our special guest vocalist singing alongside our NTU Choir. It will be an excellent evening of musical entertainment.”

The event is part of Curated & Created, NTU’s arts programme which aims to help people get enjoyment and inspiration from a range of exciting creative activities and events. You can sign up for more information about future events and offers here.

The concert takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday 22 April 2023 at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall and tickets can be bought here.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023 and ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data). It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    NTU is ranked 2nd most sustainable university in the world in the 2022 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will join Nottingham Trent University Choir for an evening of popular hits

Published on 23 March 2023
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