Virtual rehearsals

Mickleover Singers had its first virtual rehearsal last night, and we enjoyed “singing” together once more.

We are going to have another on 15th June.

If you are interested in joining the choir and live in the Derby area, you are welcome to join in with our virtual rehearsals. Please get in touch via the contact form.

Music trivia quiz

If you find you have some spare time, have a go at this music quiz that we attempted a few weeks ago, with 3 rounds themed around colours, numbers, and animals. Answers are below.

Round 1 – Colours

  1. Who had a yellow submarine?
  2. What colour were the onions that Booker T and the MGs sang about?
  3. Who found themselves in a purple haze?
  4. What colour was Bobby Vinton’s velvet?
  5. What colour were Sting’s fields?
  6. What colour was Dido’s flag?
  7. What vehicle did Joni Mitchell sing about, and what colour was it?
  8. Rudolph had a red nose, but can you name the other 8 reindeer?

Round 2 – Numbers

  1. How many days did the Beatles think there was in a week?
  2. According to Simon and Garfunkel, how many ways are there to leave your lover?
  3. The Four seasons liked remembering O What a Night in December in what year?
  4. How far did the Proclaimers walk?
  5. What year of summer did Bryan Adams like to reminise about?
  6. In the Twelve Days of Christmas, how many times throughout the song would you sing the line “5 gold rings”?
  7. What age were the Beatles looking forward to being?
  8. Which orchestra performed 150 times in 2018?
  9. How many symphonies did Beethoven compose?
  10. How many planets are set to music in Holst’s Planet Suite?

Round 3 – Animals

  1. Who wrote a Carnival of the Animals?
  2. What animal did Peter meet in Prokofiev’s Orchestral work?
  3. Which insect did Rimsky-Korsakov immortalise in music?
  4. Which winged creature did the Beatles sing about?
  5. Survivor rocked out to the Eye of the …
  6. What kind of soldier did Bob Marley and the Wailers sing about?
  7. What did grandma get run over by?
  8. Which animal was ascending in Vaughan William’s piece?
  9. Which mythical creature did Stravinsky compose a ballet about?
  10. In the carol “Infant Holy”, which animals are lowing?


Round 1 – Colours

  1. The Beatles
  2. Green
  3. Jimi Hendrix
  4. Blue
  5. Gold
  6. White
  7. Yellow taxi
  8. Dasher, dancer, prancer, vixen, comet, cupid, donner, blitzen (1point for 1-4 correct, 2 for 5-7, 3 for 8)

Round 2 – Numbers

  1. 8
  2. 50
  3. 1963
  4. 1000 miles
  5. 1969
  6. 8
  7. 64
  8. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  9. 9

Round 3 – Animals

  1. Saint-Saens
  2. A wolf
  3. Bumblebee
  4. Blackbird
  5. Tiger
  6. Buffalo
  7. A reindeer
  8. Lark
  9. Firebird
  10. Oxen

COVID-19 update

Unfortunately the choir members are not able to meet up at present – however we are still meeting online each week. We have been taking part in quizzes, discussing favourite music, and are going to try an online rehearsal soon.

If you would like to find out more about this, please get in touch via our contact form.