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'We are Derby's male voice choir. We are an inclusive, forward-looking and community focused group. New members are always welcome, no experience is necessary ... There are no auditions for members, nor are you expected to read music (many of our members can't either). Membership is not limited to men, we welcome anyone willing to sing in the "male" register- i.e Tenor, Baritone or Bass.'

 

Category Derby

'A friendly, energetic, all-ages choir group in Twickenham for anybody in the community ... Chase Bridge School has always had a great reputation for music and supports choirs at all age groups. A small group of parents who wanted to sing considered it a bit of a shame that our children came together to enjoy music together but we didn’t have the chance. We also aspired to make music one of the ways that the school could reinforce ties with the local community - and rather than just forming a parents choir we went with the idea of a community choir to extend our appeal!.'

 

'The Music Works is a community-focused, not-for-profit music education company, delivering face-to-face music lessons in two local Music Centres, 10+ local schools (Surrey, UK) and Online. We are a Yamaha Music School, which means all of our group lesson teachers are trained to teach music to Yamaha's world-renowned high standards using the Yamaha Method!'

 

Category Godalming

'Over one weekend in June we will be singing like blokes, acting like men and getting to be one of the guys. BlokeFest is a festival by good Blokes for good Blokes, who like singing or think they might if only they could do it in the right way. Our guiding philosophy is that singing is a truly manly activity as long as you sing the right stuff, in the right way, with the right men ...'

 

Category Marlborough

'Hitchin Thespians offers a unique opportunity to perform in a range of shows and concerts. Our membership is friendly, our performance standards are high, and our repertoire is varied. Unusually for an amateur operatic society, we perform classical concerts as well as shows. We are proud to own our rehearsal and performing venue, Woodside Hall, and have a thriving youth section, Young Thespians, for ages 8-16.

Category Hitchin
Also indexedYoung Thespians

'London's premiere live music venue, celebrating the best music from across the world seven nights a week ... Every Friday at Jazz Cafe, we bring together a collection of the globe’s best-loved artists and celebrate the diverse club music sounds from around the world ... Our first floor restaurant provides the perfect vantage point for you to enjoy the show.'

 

Category Camden

'Rochester Cathedral is the Mother Church of the second most ancient diocese in England, and has resounded to the singing of God's praises since AD 604, when St Augustine appointed Justus to be the first Bishop ... Rochester Cathedral has a vibrant programme of concerts, exhibitions and activities throughout the year. There is something for everyone ... Hear our spectacular organ being played by internationally acclaimed organists.'

 

Category Cathedrals

'A wind ensemble modelled on the British military band based around Yorkshire and the Humber ... Humberside Police Concert Band plays a vast repertoire of music including military classics, pop, selections from the stage and screen, and Last Night of the Proms style finales. Having taking part at prestigious events across Europe, the band is as comfortable at local galas as it is at performing in large arenas and even before members of the Royal family. The Band comprises on average of 30 musicians, the majority of whom are volunteer, civilian members, who come from as far a field as Lincoln and Wakefield. The Band undertakes about 25 engagements per year mainly in the Humberside Police Area.'

 

Category Military Bands

'Singing is an intrinsic part of all of us. It’s so much more than just pleasure to our ears; it’s one of humanity’s oldest art forms, an opportunity to communicate without words, it’s self-expression, and it’s good for the soul. That’s why it’s our mission to get the whole world singing again. We are a group of singers and non-singers alike; a diverse team of passionate music-lovers all deeply committed to our vision. Our first goal was to build an app that teaches people how to sing ...'

 

The Church of St Peter & St Paul in Langton by Spilsby have for over a decade presented annually two chamber concerts: in May and in September.  Each concert is 'followed by drinks and canapés in the candlelit church'. The Church itself is 'a Grade I listed building in the Classical style with box pews facing each other, a three decker pulpit and a gallery at the western end. There are said to be only three parish churches in England which share the same arrangement of facing box pews'.

 

Category Horncastle

'Selwyn College Choir has been in existence since the college’s foundation in 1882. For over a century, the Choir has enriched Chapel life, and mesmerised, moved and amazed congregations and audiences, both at Selwyn College and much further afield ... During term, the choir sings three services per week in the College Chapel, as well as concerts and services throughout the UK,'

 

'St Andrews Organ Week is delighted to receive applications from amateur and young organists, irrespective of age or experience, who are keen to develop their skills and broaden their horizons. Whether you are a long-serving parish church organist, coming back to the organ after many years, or are learning at school, perhaps with a view to studying at Conservatory or University, we would be thrilled if you could join us.' Held Early August.

 

'A mixed voice choir ... We pride ourselves on having an enthusiastic and friendly mix of members. Our eclectic repertoire and busy schedule has given us a highly regarded reputation with our audiences in the Bath and Bristol area. We also have several partnerships with charities ... We know that joining together to make music is one of the finest things a community can do. The Choir continues to draw people and music together without boundaries. It enriches the lives of its members and the wider community in the true tradition of music-making.'

 

Category Community Choirs

'Our Aim is to preserve and foster the culture and heritage of Welsh male voice singing and, in so doing, assist charitable organisations and good causes. Our mission is to bring the power and passion of 60+ men singing together to everyone’s ears, socialising and forming life-long friendships with a camaraderie second to none !!'

 

The Choir at Our Lady of Victories sings at the 12:00 Mass as well as for numerous special services throughout the year, during Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, on Remembrance Sunday and on Marian Feast Days and other Holy Days of Obligation. The Choir also sings for several concerts in the Church each year. The formation of the choir is generally one voice per part, numbering between five and seven singers in total, all of whom are professional singers ... The Grand Organ of Our Lady of Victories was commissioned in 2019, and completed in 2021. There are 53 speaking stops over four manual divisions and pedals. Built by the Slovenian firm Skrabl, it is constructed and voiced in the French Symphonic style—inspired by the 19th century work of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.'

 

Category Churches

'A small local ensemble which meets weekly in the Middlesbrough area. We are made of up of local musicians who enjoy playing for fun, making new friends and eating cake!'

 

'Neston Music Festival in its current incarnation was founded in 2017 by a like-minded group of Neston residents building on the Festival’s earlier form as a weekend of “classical” concerts at Neston Parish Church. The first Festival in spring 2018, which aimed to bring to Neston musicians who would not normally perform in the town, was a resounding success and the organisers agreed to make it a regular event and to seek more participants.'  Held Late April - May.

 

Category Bebington

'The 606 has been one of the busiest jazz clubs in Europe since 1976, featuring jazz, soul, groove, Latin, R&B, funk, gospel, blues and groove artists with live music 7 nights a week plus Sunday lunches ... The Club currently employs 2 bands a night Tuesday to Wednesday and one Band Thursday to Monday, a total of 10 bands a week (plus occasional Sunday lunches), which makes us the biggest employer of British based Jazz (and related Music) artists in the country ... The policy of the Club can be summarised as the desire to present the best British based Jazz available in the most relaxed surroundings possible with the best food we are able to produce, at an affordable price.'

 

Glyn Lang Memorial Series  Monthly lunchtime organ recitals: retiring collection towards expenses and organ maintenance: 'We completed a complete restoration of the 1908 Alfred Hunter & Son organ in the Welsh Church of Central London in September 2018. A 16ft Trombone was added to the Pedal Organ. A painted and gilded decoration in period style was also applied to the case pipes using traditional techniques.' [Nicholson & Co.]

 

 

Category Westminster

'A thriving and busy choir. Throughout the year the choir help to raise funds for charities, both local and national. Concerts are often booked up to two years in advance. The choir members come from a wide area of North Cornwall and the Wednesday evening rehearsals ... are filled with enthusiastic voices practicing hard. The repertoire of the choir is varied and includes many classical and popular pieces as well as spirituals and sacred items.'

 

'Lunchtime organ recitals are held in St Mary's Church on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 13:00 and last approximately an hour ... The Organ was given by Mrs Esther Combe of Pierrepont in 1871 and enlarged at her expense in 1896. It was restored and again enlarged, using old parts, in 1922. Electrification of the action, and further restoration, was carried out in 1984 ... The organ was cleaned and overhauled in 2020 by Andrew Cooper & Co., Organ Builders, based at Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The overhaul included the installation of a new electronic control system and some minor tonal changes.'

 

Category Farnham

'The Villa Marina features an intimate concert hall, versatile event spaces, cinema and a children’s play area, it's the ultimate entertainment experience ... The centrepiece of the Villa Marina is the Royal Hall. A spectacular auditorium that combines Edwardian grandeur and comfort with the latest sound and lighting systems, to create an amazing atmosphere at every show. Hosting some of the biggest names in music and comedy, it promises a great night every time you visit ... The Wurlitzer installed in the Villa Marina Arcade is an outstanding and rare example of its type – A Mighty Wurlitzer. It is a sister instrument to the one originally installed in the famous Tower Ballroom, Blackpool for the legendary organist Reginald Dixon.'

 

Monthly organ recitals organized by the Newbury & District Organists' Association.

 

Also indexedNewbury & District Organists' Association

Founded 2004: 'Over the years the choir has amassed a considerable store of written music, covering around 100 songs ... Most of us join with little or no knowledge of written music, but after a short while we begin to acquire an elementary familiarity with it. If you like to sing, whether good or not so great, come and join our choir, and it is likely that it will improve not only your singing but also, maybe your life'.

 

Category Ludlow

'Established in 1980, we are a friendly community choir who enjoy singing together. We sing a wide range of music from Bach to the Beatles and everything in between, including songs from the shows and plenty of well-known popular music ... There are no scary auditions, and no previous experience or musical knowledge is required. We would encourage anyone who likes to sing to come along and join us. This is a really fun way to spend one evening a week.'

 

Category Community Choirs

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