Sing City

Sing City is our annual competition for singers aged 11-19 who attend Nottingham City secondary schools, academies and colleges. It's an exciting opportunity for young people to show off their talents and shine on stage. Sing City 2019 is now accepting entries.

Sing City 2019

We are looking forward to another year of Sing City! The competition promises to be more exciting than ever with great professional development opportunities and the chance to perform at the beautiful Albert Hall and the Royal Concert Hall.

The competition is now open and you can submit entries till Nov 8, 2019. It is absolutely FREE to enter so get your form in now! To enter the competition, all you need to do is fill out this online form by clicking here.

The heats will be on Nov 12, 2019 at the College Street Centre (NG1 5AQ), while a workshop will be held at Nottingham College (Clarendon) for all finalists. The final will be on Nov 21, 2019 at Nottingham College (Clarendon) NG5 1AL.

Eligibility Criteria:

You can enter the competition if you:

1. Are between 11 to 19 years of age (secondary school years 7 - 13 only or equivalent)
2. Attend a Nottingham City school, academy or college (the full list can be found in the application form)

To Apply:

You can apply via our online form, or download a copy by clicking the file below and email or post it to us.

If you have any questions or concerns, just pick up the phone and give us a ring! We'd love to hear from you and help out.

Please note, if you are under 18 years old, you need to get approval from a parent, guardian, teacher or responsible adult and ask them to sign the parent consent section.

Sing City Application

DOCX file Download

Key Dates to Remember:

Deadline to submit your forms & backing tracks: November 8, 2019 (FRIDAY)

Sing City Heats @ College Street Centre: November 12, 2019 (TUESDAY) - Sound check at 5.30 PM, Performances begin at 6.30 PM

Workshop for finalists @ Nottingham College with the amazing Rob Green: November 16, 2019 (SATURDAY) - 9:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Sing City Final @ Nottingham College: November 21, 2019 (THURSDAY) 

More exciting news ...

Winners of the competition will get to perform at one of our Christmas in the City concerts. Please diary in both dates for now!

December 3, 2019 at Albert Hall, Nottingham

December 11, 2019: at Royal Concert Hall

Sing City 2019 Judges!

We are absolutely thrilled to have amazing music professionals judging our final.

Rob Green

Nottingham-based singer/songwriter Rob Green has drawn upon the varied genres of music he grew up with – including soul, RnB, indie and rock, to inform his own distinctive sound and style. His latest EP - ROB.GREEN EP debuted in the Top 40 of iTunes Album Chart in it's first week (and #3 in iTunes RnB Chart).

Aurelie Guinard

Aurélie has been has been writing music and performing in Nottingham for over 10 years. During this time, she has recorded and released three records and collaborated with many artists, including Natalie Duncan and Sura Susso. Aurélie teaches singing and song-writing to young people and adults and writes plays for children.

Sing City 2018

We had an impressive 24 contestants compete in the Heats this year! It was a brilliant evening full of talent and great vocals. Of the 24 entrants, 13 were selected as the finalists. After a great final in which each singer performed two songs, we had three winners who will be performing at our Christmas in the City concerts on Dec 4 and Dec 12, 2018.

We wanted to congratulate all the singers and let them know how proud we are not just of their talent but their courage as well. We also want to thank all the friends and family that came to support the singers!

Sing City 2018 Winners

A HUGE congratulations to the Sing City winners: Kensey Willow Petschow, Lauren Slater and Holly Alton!

Kensey performing her first song at the Sing City Final.

The final was held at Nottingham College (Clarendon) on Nov 22, Thursday. We also want to thank Andy Oakley and the other staff at Nottingham College that helped us with our event. The stage looked great and we all had an amazing time!

Sing City 2018 Finalists

Amelia-Iris Woodward, Anne-Marie India Kaur Sanghera, Holly Alton, Jak Brown, Kensey Willow Petschow, Khushmeet Kaur, Kya Tian Britten, Laura Shaw, Lauren Slater, Lowri Ffion Davies, Olivia Munday, Phoebe Paxton & Shania Cruz went through to the finals. They also had an individual workshop with the fabulous Nottingham singer / songwriter Rob Green!

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