notebynote 'in a day' events

notebynote held the first Messiah 'in a day' in April 2014 and the events have been going from strength to strength!

With amazing soloists, fantastic choral singers and incredible musicians we have had some wonderful rehearsal days & concerts.

'in a day' events are open to all.
The name may have changed from 'scratch' to 'in a day' but the events are still just as fun, exciting, enjoyable and (a little!) challenging!
 'in a day' event 2020
Our next 'in a day' event will be on Saturday 28th March 2020
where we will be singing the faure Requiem
Temple de St. Gervais, Geneva
Please contact us for more information.
Thank you to all our wonderful singers & musicians who joined us
for our 2019 'in a day' event on Saturday 9th March 2019.

 Thank you to everyone who joined us for this event - we had a fantastic day.

 Mozart Requiem 'in a day' 2017

We had an amazing day - our thanks to all singers, soloists & musicians.


These events are for everyone, no matter what level of singing and/ or experience you have of singing in a choir.

We welcome experienced choral singers and those who have sung the work many times.
However we also want to invite anyone who would like to experience singing in a large choral group,
even if you have never sung before to come along & give it a go!

Obviously if we are learning a full Classical work 'in a day' then there is not enough time to work every passge of music in detail.
So we use the day rehearsal to learn the broad sweep of each section.

Inevitably this means that not everyone gets every note right! and that's ok!
The vision for the day is for both experienced and inexperienced singers to have fun making music together
and to experience these glorious Classical works from the inside.

All the soprano, alto, tenor & bass parts are available on this site for you to listen & sing along with at home before the event.
Scores are available to purchase from Sue Lake.

As an 'in a day' event there are no rehearsals in advance of the date.
For singers the day rehearsal is from 10 am to 5 pm and the audience comes for the evening concert at 7 pm.
We spend the day singing through the various numbers in the work and enjoy performing the work in an informal concert in the evening.

Please join us - we need a lot of singers to make the event another notebynote 'in a day' success.

We also always love to have a large audience in the evening to appreciate the wonderful singing of the participants,
so please invite any family, friends & colleagues who are not singers to join in the event by coming to the evening concert.
Entrance is free and refreshments are offered after the concert.



2018 March 17th:  Rossini in a day
2017 April 1st: Mozart Requiem in a day
2016 March 12th: Messiah in a day
2015 March 21st: Messiah in a day
2014 April 25th: Messiah in a day

2019 March 9th: Mozart Requiem
in a day
2020 March 28th .... work to be decided!