Musical Advent Calendar

We introduced our first Musical Advent Calendar, featuring 24 Christmas-inspired pieces, last year. The pieces were performed by members of the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, Band Factory, RHYO Intermediate, StrOrkestra and more ...

Our Musical Advent Calendar had a selection of iconic classics and alternative gems - quite the perfect soundtrack for the holidays! While we asked for a minimum donation of £2 for access to 24 songs, many of our supporters donated more, helping us raise a total of £511! Thank you to everyone who supported our charity by downloading the calendar. We had a great time creating it and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Please note that all donations are currently being matched and will be doubled under the Arts Council's Catalyst grant. Thank you for your suport and have a great year!

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Musical Advent Calendar

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The Stars Behind the Musical Advent Calendar

All pieces have been performed by our programme participants and staff at the Nottingham Music Service! Please see below for a complete list of credits (to be updated as more songs are added). You can find out more about the ensemble/groups by clicking on the names.

  1. In the Bleak Midwinter – RHYO
  2. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – RHYO
  3. In Dulci Jubilo – RHYO
  4. Jingle Bells – In Harmony (Whole Class Ensemble) at Robin Hood Primary School
  5. Carol of the Bells – RHYO
  6. See Amid the Winter’s Snow – RHYO
  7. Once in Royal David’s City – StrOrkestra
  8. Polar Express - StrOrkestra
  9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – staff from RHYO
  10. Silent Night – RHYO
  11. Frosty the Snowman – RHYO Connect
  12. Happy Xmas (War is Over) - Band Factory
  13. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) - Band Factory
  14. Jingle Bells - RHYO
  15. O Holy Night - RHYO
  16. Christmas Wrapping - Band Factory
  17. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - RHYO Intermediate
  18. Trepak - Mellers Primary School
  19. Fairytale of New York - RHYO
  20. Jingle Bells Rockin - Band Factory
  21. L'Arlesienne Fanfare - RHYO
  22. Jingle Bell Rock - Crabtree Farm Primary School
  23. Sussex Wassail - RHYO
  24. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Jazz Squad and Primary Choirs
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