Christmas in the City

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Christmas in the City concerts are a beautiful celebration of our city's young musicians and a fantastic opportunity to listen to some great music with friends and family. Please view our photo gallery to see how fabulous this year's concerts were!

CITC @ Albert Hall - December 4, 2017

A massive thank you to all our participants and our fabulous audience for helping us make our first Christmas in the City concert a great success. We had a full house and with over 400 young people performing, it was an evening to remember. We had a fantastic time watching Nottingham's young people make music and spread some holiday joy, and we hope you did too!

We also want to express our gratitude to our charity partner Framework, and of course Roofus, for being there at our Albert Hall event! All donations received that night went to Framework to help them in their fight against homelessness and to support vulnerable people and enable them to live independently. Thank you to everyone who supported Framework at our Christmas in the City concert!

CITC @ the Royal Concert Hall - December 12, 2017

Our second Christmas in the City concert was absolutely amazing! With over 800 young people from 28 schools across Nottingham city performing, it was incredible to see all the talent this city has to offer.

Our primary schools performed together in a massed choir of 300+ children, and the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra was fantastic, playing a variety of music from Latin Gold to Mr. Blue Sky, accompanied by a slideshow of photographs from around Nottingham City. Area Bands, secondary school choirs, Sing City winners and a Band Factory act completed the line up. We also had guest performances by two vikings and Santa, as well as some interactive singing with the audience.

Thank you to all the performers and everyone who attended our CITC 2017 event at the Royal Concert Hall. You were amazing and we can't wait to do it all again next year!


I thought it [Christmas in the City concert] was fantastic – the best one yet. It’s amazing to see the enormity of the talent that Nottingham has to offer and that is largely down to the support from the extraordinary Nottingham Music Hub ... An absolutely superb evening. We were very proud to be part of it!

Greenfields Community School Headteacher Terry Smith

I was blown away by the standard of the musicianship [at the Christmas in the City concert], the joy that the children took in their own and others’ performances and the hugely impressive organisation of the whole event. My children are so fortunate to live in a city that values musical education so highly and provides such wonderful opportunities to every child to learn an instrument and experience the unique excitement that performing music as part of a group brings.

Participant's parent/audience member

Nottingham Music Hub