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‘A non-competitive choral festival. All choirs of every level of experience are welcome, in the spirit of the Scandinavian Sangerstevne. There are four concerts during the day of the main festival, with 6 choirs performing in each concert. Each choir performs a short set of songs, and forms the audience for the other choirs in their concert. At the end of the concert, all the choirs join together to perform two simple songs that have been sent to them in advance.’ Held Early March.

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‘London's biggest and broadest celebration of all things choral - and we mean everything! ... Brandenburg Choral Festival exists as a platform for amateur choirs to perform in Central London venues. St Martin-in-the-Fields is at the artistic, spiritual and geographical heart of the Festival. Our other venues range from the characterful Cheshire Cheese pub to the Royal Courts of Justice ... With two main seasons each year — the Spring Series and the Autumn Series — Brandenburg presents over a hundred concerts of unparalleled variety.’

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'Southbank Centre's Chorus Festival celebrates the power of the voice and the spirit of communal singing.' Held Late July.

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'A wonderful day of mass harmony singing workshops followed by a concert, by the choirs, for the choirs. It is open to any choir or singing group who welcome all voices without auditions and sing a cappella.' Held Early April.

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Founded 1956: ‘Friendship was one of the core reasons the Festival came into being; that, plus a belief on the part of the founders that sacred music is at the very heart of the liturgy (a form and arrangement of public worship laid down by a church or religion) – and the need to fundraise for a new Church roof ... The festival has flourished, and today it lasts for eight days at the end of August, from Compline by candlelight on the Sunday evening, to Eucharist on the following Sunday morning of the Bank Holiday weekend’.

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'The Exon Singers hold their annual festival in the historic market town of Tavistock, with recitals and services in the town’s beautiful 13th century parish church and in nearby Buckfast Abbey.' Held Early August.

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‘The Festivals comprise of men who all believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible and inerrant Word of the living God; and take the New Testament as the rule of faith and of practice ... Currently there are around 60 choirs in the United Kingdom and Ireland,’ The Festivals are held ‘usually once a year in the various Areas and at present there are fourteen Areas in the United Kingdom and Ireland’.

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'Dedicated to the many forms of a cappella, London A Cappella is a unique international hub of vocal activity. Presenting world-class flagship projects, London A Cappella prides itself on drawing the world’s finest a cappella performers to the capital and providing performance and learning platforms for singers of all ages and abilities.' Festival held Late January.

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Held Mid May: ‘A Non-Competitive Festival for all Choirs, sacred or secular, large or small, singing a repertoire of their own choice.’

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‘Apart from the War years of 1939-1945, the Festival has been held every year since 1921 and has been conducted by many well-known and eminent conductors, including Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir John Barbirolli and Sir Charles Groves. The Festival Choir now consists of two affiliated choirs - Llanidloes Choral Society and Welshpool Choral Society - supplemented by individual singers from Machynlleth and surrounding areas ... The choirs rehearse separately in Llanidloes and Welshpool, with some rehearsals in Newtown.‘ Held Early May.

Also indexedLlanidloes Choral Society | Welshpool Choral Society
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‘The only a cappella festival in Wales. Presented annually ... we celebrate the extraordinary diversity of singing without instruments and the stunning art of A Cappella with a weekend of singing, performances, and workshops in Narberth.’ Held Early May.

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'The Dean and Chapter warmly welcome you to Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival. Choirs and singers from churches throughout Diocese of Peterborough are invited to join together to sing a Festival Evensong in Peterborough Cathedral.' Held Mid October.

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‘Scotland’s only festival dedicated to the voice and vocal music. Set in the beautiful town of St Andrews, each October we present a varied programme of events showcasing the versatility and beauty of the human voice in an amazingly broad spectrum of genres including opera, cabaret, lieder, folk, spoken word, choral, a cappella, early music, new music and more ... The festival runs during the day and night and includes family concerts, opportunities to sing-a-long and get involved, as well as free events to enjoy while relaxing with a drink. Come along and discover something new!’ Held Late October.

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‘First held in Sheffield in 1983 as the “National Street Band Festival”, the Street Choirs Festival brought together musicians who played in the signature marches and protests of a turbulent decade politically defined by Thatcherism, the Falklands/Malvinas war, and the miners’ strike. The intention of the Festival was to put the music into protest to make it more creative, joyful and thought-provoking. The festival carried on as the National Street Choirs Festival and in 2013 “National” was dropped from the Festival’s title to extend a welcome to choirs from all nations of the UK ... Since its inception the Festival has expanded to welcome community choirs who sing together for a variety of reasons, not least the sheer love of singing, and the range of Street Choirs now includes anarchist choirs, women’s choirs, LGBTQ choirs, choirs of women asylum seekers, choirs singing to raise awareness of human rights, and community choirs simply enjoying singing together.‘ Held Late June.

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‘Launched in 2016, The UK Choir Festival is a festival aimed to support, train and bring choirs together in a beautiful setting where people can learn, develop and thrive ... The Festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and style, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school or university choir, gospel choir, choral society or barbershop choir. Whether you are a choir of 4 people or 100 people, your choir will love being part of this exciting and dynamic festival, where learning and making great music is at its heart ... The festival is non-competitive, but very much “hands-on” for everyone to watch and learn from each other whilst being guided and developed by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK.‘ Held at several locations at different times of the year.

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Sacred Harp singing is a form of traditional, unaccompanied community harmony singing. The tradition as we know it today comes from the Southern states of America, but the music can trace its roots to a number of places and time periods. Our tradition knows neither rehearsal nor performance, and, like our Convention, is open to all – regardless of background, age, religious belief or musical experience. The UK has a thriving Sacred Harp community, and events are held up and down the country throughout the year. The United Kingdom Convention has been held annually since 1996 and is one of the largest Sacred Harp singings outside the United States.‘ Held Mid September.

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‘Celebrates the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the capital and beyond. The Festival showcases ensembles of all shapes and sizes, from community choruses and youth groups to professional chamber choirs and operatic ensembles. At the heart of our festival lies collaborative music making in a wide range of guises.’ Held Late June.

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Established 1921: ‘We are not a choir, as such, but an umbrella organisation that organises annual gatherings of seven constituent choirs in the Winchester Area, on two successive Saturdays in May to perform wonderful works from the choral repertoire ... The established pattern is for two annual Spring concerts in Winchester Cathedral and Romsey Abbey respectively, a series of combined choir rehearsals, an advance “taster day” on the selected repertoire and a choral workshop or “Come & Sing” in the Autumn. The Compton & Shawford Festival Choir is the only society still in existence which performed in the first Festival, although Easton & Martyr Worthy (now known as the Itchen Valley Choral Society) and Winchester City Festival Choir joined the following year, followed by Botley Choral Society in 1925’.

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