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Saturday, December 14, 2019

University Hall launches as Nottingham’s newest concert venue


Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) historic University Hall opens its doors this autumn, presenting the very best in live classical and contemporary music.


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The former Wesleyan Chapel on Shakespeare Street will host two new concert series, featuring professional musicians from across the UK and beyond.


Programmed as part of the university’s cultural programme, Curated & Created, it offers the local community, students and staff the opportunity to enjoy world-class music from as little as £5.


The University Hall Concert Series launches with a performance on Friday 11 October by the award-winning Florilegium playing the works of Bach, Purcell and Handel.

Having performed in many of the world’s most celebrated venues, they are one of Britain’s preeminent period instrument ensembles.


They will be followed by shape-shifting group The Riot Ensemble on Tuesday 22 October as part of the innovative Groundbreaking series. The Riot Ensemble are one of the UK’s most exciting collectives, with a programme that stretches the genre of contemporary music to places it has never been before.


Professor Edward Peck, Vice Chancellor at NTU, said: “We are proud to be launching two new concert series at University Hall this year, bringing Nottingham the very best in established and contemporary classical music.


“Add that to the events and activities of Bonington Gallery, Metronome and NTU Music, and we are making a real impact on the local creative scene – providing high-quality, inspiring and innovative cultural experiences.”


The concerts can be booked via the NTU website at www.ntu.ac.uk/created.

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