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www.kirkgatearts.org.uk

‘The Kirkgate Centre is a vibrant community arts centre. Converted from the former derelict All Saints School 15 years ago, it is now Cockermouth's main arts venue with a 125 seat theatre/cinema and exhibition space.’

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www.ashfordchoral.org.uk

Ashford Choral Society has a membership of some 130 singers and traditionally gives three to four concerts each season, during the period September to April/May. Each year there is an opportunity to perform some of the major works in the choral repertoire together with leading soloists and a professional symphony orchestra ... Members are expected to attend at least 75% of the rehearsals for any concert, as well as the final one with orchestra on the day itself.‘

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www.dalmellingtonband.com

‘Based in the small village of Dalmellington in the South West of Scotland, 60 miles south of Glasgow. It is one of Scotland’s oldest Brass Bands and has been in the forefront of the movement since its formation in 1864. The band have had notable success in contests and have their name inscribed on every major competition trophy in Scotland, including 3 Scottish Championship wins.’

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www.seergreensingers.com

‘We are a men's community choir based in Seer Green, near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire ... We sing a wide range of music, including pop, folk, swing, jazz and classical ... and perform alongside and sometimes together with the Village Voices women's choir ... We are an unauditioned, friendly choir that aims high!’

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www.belvoirwassailers.org.uk

‘In September 2010, the Belvoir Wassailers – the Belvoir Castle's own male voice choir – was reformed at the request of the Duchess ... Originally formed from the Belvoir Castle Estate workforce, they now have a core of over thirty men.’

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ensemble.cymru/en/

Our Passion for Chamber Music ‘There’s nothing we like more than sharing our passion for chamber music and making a difference to people’s lives with an art form we believe to be out of the ordinary and exceptional. Our aspiration is to be an ensemble of the highest standard working internationally with its base in rural Wales; an area of beautiful landscapes with a rich and varied culture and history. By commissioning new music and discovering music from our heritage informed by the history and geography of the area we work in we believe that we’re bringing something new and distinctive to the art form of chamber music.‘

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www.whitleybayjazzfest.org

Started in 1990: ‘Running from mid day on Friday until late on Sunday evening, the programme explores jazz from the first 40 years, with special jam sessions in the Victory Pub in the wee small hours! All concert themes are chosen by the musicians themselves ... The Festival showcases music that you won't hear anywhere else. Alongside regular classic jazz staples are the music and musicians seldom featured at other festivals. The concert takes place in 4* luxury, with assigned seating of 8 to a table. We rotate the tables twice a day so that nobody gets a poor view.‘ Held Early November.

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www.billericaycommunitychoir.com

‘Join us ... Enjoy being part of a friendly, committed local choir ... Enjoy our Music Director's enthusiastic and encouraging style ... Learn new arrangements in a lovely atmosphere ... You may have always wanted to try singing but never had the courage: here is your chance to make your dream come true!’

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www.cityofcarlisleorchestra.co.uk

‘The City of Carlisle Orchestra (formerly Eden Concert Orchestra) was established in 1962. Its objective is to provide an opportunity for regular rehearsals of the symphony repertoire for amateur and professional players. The Orchestra plays three concerts a year in the city. For at least one of these concerts, guest professional soloists or gifted amateurs are invited to perform with the orchestra. We are always looking for new members. Players should be a minimum of Grade 7 standard and there is no age restriction ... Get in touch!’

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www.fcchoir.co.uk

‘The Choir consists of approximately thirty local singers of a calibre to provide its own soloists, interested in performing a wide range of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, including commissions and first performances ... It was formed in 1973 and maintains close links with its sister organisation, Finchley Symphony Orchestra, both groups giving regular seasons at Trinity Church, North Finchley, including some joint concerts.‘

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www.cappellasingers.co.uk

Founded 1960: ‘One of Gloucestershire’s premier chamber choirs, we sing music from many different periods and in diverse styles, usually unaccompanied but occasionally with instrumental or orchestral accompaniment, including performances of Purcell, Handel and Bach with period instruments and specialist soloists ... We would like to hear from experienced singers with good sight-reading and an interest in “our kind of music”.’

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www.pipesinthepeaks.co.uk

‘The Unique Home of the Ex-Regal/ABC Derby Compton Cinema Organ, at Dovedale Garage Car Showroom, in the Beautiful Peak District ... The organ now at Pipes in the Peaks originally came from the Regal/ABC Derby in East Street. It was a standard design of Compton comprising of 3 manuals, 6 ranks of pipes, and a melotone attachment, serial number A432. It was billed on the cinema as “providing the most sensational and tonal effects ever heard in a cinema”.’ The Organ was purchased for Dovedale in 1990, and ‘on the evening of 3rd October 1999, The Old Lady first echoed in the valleys to a packed house ... The organ had not been heard in public for over 35 years’.

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www.harpendenpipeband.co.uk

Formed 1997: ‘Play at numerous events throughout the year, contact us to find out how we can add something special to your event. We can supply anything from a solo piper or mini band, to a full complement of pipes and drums ... Harpenden Pipe Band members enjoy playing a variety of styles, switching frequently from traditional marches, through to more "contemporary" styles. In short, we can best describe the Harpenden experience as innovative, professional, and most importantly, a lot of fun!’

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wirralsingers.wordpress.com

‘Our ladies' choir has been making music together for over 60 years, forming life long friendships and establishing ourselves as one of Wirral's best-loved ladies' choirs. From Beethoven to The Beatles, from Madrigals to Freddie Mercury, if you enjoy singing, there's bound to be something for you. Based in Bebington, we welcome women of all ages to come and join us.’

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stokenewingtonearlymusic.org.uk

‘Begun on a shoestring in 1995, the Stoke Newington Early Music Festival has grown and flourished through the years. Generously supported by local businesses — but always independent of public funding — it is now an indispensable feature of the Stoke Newington summer, loved by local residents and by fans of early music from everywhere.’ Held Mid July.

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www.wantageband.org

‘The Wantage Silver Band is an amateur brass band organisation, based in the small market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire. The organisation currently comprises 8 bands, possibly making Wantage the largest brass organisation in the country ... We provide entertainment to local audiences through concerts and open-air events such as summer fetes, and compete in county and national/area competitions ... Three of Wantage Silver Band's sections are active on the contesting scene, competing in the London and Southern Counties region ... Occasionally we travel further afield for contests of particular interest, or for holidays combined with scheduled concert performances ... The organisation is very active in providing musical training to the young population of the area (and to adult beginners too!), offering a worthwhile pastime, sometimes leading to a lifetime involvement with music.’

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www.hadriansingers.org.uk

‘If you like singing, you can join Hadrian Singers - it's that simple. We don't do auditions, and don't single anyone out to prove themselves. Just come along to Haltwhistle's Holy Cross Church ... We pay a fee each term. You can be sure of a warm welcome, a lot of laughs and a great cuppa.’

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www.stratfordchoral.org.uk

‘We are a vibrant choral society, singing the great classical and romantic choral works as well as lesser known and more modern pieces. We perform three concerts per year, with our main season running from September through to Easter.’

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www.thevoicesquad.org.uk

The Voice Squad came into being in 1992, when 10 little girls crammed themselves into the lounge of Birgitta’s terraced house, and sang for half an hour on Saturdays. The sweetshop on the corner was a major incentive, and the gigs and Festival successes began immediately. As the troupes spilled out of the back door, new premises were found, and small boys initiated into the growing forces. Today there are 3 Squads, each with around 40 members, embracing young singers aged 4-20+. The cross-section of repertoire is huge, catering for all tastes and stretching the singers to pull off entertainment in a style unique to Voice Squad which has had audiences expanding to fill sell-out gigs.’

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www.churchmusicfuture.com

‘A community of like-minded people who believe every church should - and can - have good music at the heart of its worship and mission. A support network designed for clergy, musicians, and congregations alike, here you will find details of our people, our events, and the support and guidance we can give to you.’

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www.hillingdonphil.btck.co.uk

Formed 1985: ‘An amateur orchestra. Its membership consists of local musicians over the age of 18 who want to continue to develop their orchestral playing. There are now over eighty registered members. The orchestra does not hold weekly rehearsals but meets for four rehearsals before each concert. Three concerts are given during the season in different venues within the Borough.’

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www.celebrationreedandbrassband.org.uk

‘The Band, now styled on Military Band instrumentation, was originally founded by a small nucleus of 7 or 8 young musicians in February 1992, following the demise of the Evesham Sea Cadet Corps Band. The number of members achieving good results for examinations set by the Royal Schools of Music has resulted in the Band rapidly gaining recognition as a successful training ground for young musicians and aspiring adults within the Vale of Evesham.’

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thewhiterosechorus.blogspot.com

‘The performance name of The Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club ... We sing in the barbershop, close harmony style. Songs old and new. We entertain and compete in national and local competitions mainly for fun, but with the serious aspect of improvement of our quality.’

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bj-bigband.org.uk

Established 2009: ‘Based in Christian Malford, Wiltshire, consisting of players who have a wealth of experience playing in other musical groups from saxophone ensemble, through miltary bands and rock combos to symphony orchestra. We are a swing band with Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones and Rhythm section, which is the same formation as Count Basie, Duke Ellington or Glenn Miller, not to mention more recent bands such as the Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, playing a variety of jazz and swing style music in the big band style’.

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belcantosouthyorks.wordpress.com

‘An amateur mixed-voice choir of 30 members based in Mexborough, South Yorkshire ... Always welcoming new members, Bel Canto has been augmented over the years by many gifted and talented musicians from around the UK including local amateur and professional singers alike ... The choir’s repertoire extends from baroque to contemporary and has included premieres of new works by local composers ... Major public performances are usually in May and October, with Christmas music in December.’

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www.aylesburyorchestra.co.uk

‘Founded in 1949 by Charles Pope, a former teacher at Aylesbury Grammar School, who was a major figure in local music ... We have over 50 players ... who come together to perform, improve their musical ability, and spend time with like minded musicians ... We perform four concerts a year in Aylesbury ... The Charles Pope Memorial Trust is a grant awarding, charitable body, operating in the Aylesbury Vale area for the benefit of music students of all ages.‘

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aberchoir.co.uk

‘First formed in 1962 as Aberystwyth Post Office Gleemen ... The Choir has travelled widely over the years with tours in Europe, United States and Canada besides engagements throughout Wales and England. Our concert venues have varied from village halls to national auditoria and great cathedrals. In the Eisteddfod field we have won two National first prizes plus several seconds and others.’

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www.moorfolk.co.uk

‘Our Guest List includes many of the most talented performers from the world of acoustic/folk music ... Many of our visitors have remarked on the continuing excellence of our floor acts. But whatever your leanings in performance - musicians, singers, bands - all will find a warm welcome is extended to you. And you do not have to be a performer to get a real buzz out of any of our club nights. Indeed many of our members just come for the unique atmosphere we seem to generate.’

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www.newmillsfestival.com

‘A two week annual celebration of community spirit through a diverse range of activities from talks and walks to concerts, gigs, exhibitions, trails, quizzes and performances with a spectacular lantern procession through The Torrs Gorge ending in a Community Street Party in the centre of town. The overall aim is to enrich our community experience of and participation in different creative activities and to have fun.‘ Held Late September.

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www.vihchoir.org

‘Founded in 1997 ... A mixed voice choir, of mixed ability ... having around 70 singing members. Our aim is to introduce all people to the joys of singing as a Choir both sacred and secular compositions. Our members, male and female of all ages, meet to develop their knowledge, skills and techniques and sing for their own pleasure. In 2007 we formed a young people's Choir, Pure Harmony, for ages 8 to 16 with the aim of introducing youngsters to music and singing and hopefully eventually become members of Voices In Harmony! ... We hold about 6 Concerts a year, the majority of which we do to raise funds for Charities and local good causes.’

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www.bdrs.org.uk

‘Founded in 1988 ... to further the interests of all involved with the oboe and bassoon ... whether students, amateurs, professionals or teachers ... The BDRS acts as a national forum for debate and the exchange of ideas, information and advice on all aspects of double reed instruments. It also fulfils an important role in encouraging greater interest in the instruments, and securing their place in the wider cultural and educational environment.‘

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www.wychwoodfolkclub.com

‘In association with The Wychwood Brewery, showcasing an eclectic mix of Folk, Roots, Acoustic & Americana Music ... The policy of the Club is to be inclusive. Whilst having at its heart the desire to preserve the acoustic folk music tradition, the club will seek to include music and musicians from a broad spectrum of genres ... The Committee will aim to encourage and support the development of local musicians and singers and will provide a venue at which they can perform.’

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www.martinroscoe.co.uk

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www.kidderminstertownhall.org.uk

‘Situated in the heart of Kidderminster’s conservation area, close to the Library and College, the Town Hall is a landmark town centre building with fine architectural features both externally and internally. The venue is used for a wide variety of cultural events, meetings, lectures, private parties, weddings, tea dances, formal occasions and trade fairs.’

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goodshawband.co.uk

‘We are a 4th section brass band, based in the village of Crawshawbooth, nestled in the Rossendale valley. There is a proud tradition of producing quality brass bands in the Rossendale valley area, our band is no exception. A concert has a variety of formats; including Private Garden Parties, Weddings, Corporate Events to Marching or Walking Days etc.’

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ossetttheatreorgan.weebly.com

‘The Northern Theatre Organ Trust was formed to promote Theatre Organ Preservation in the North of England on behalf of The Theatre Organ Club. The aims currently are to preserve and maintain the Organ installed in Ossett Town Hall, and to expand public awareness of the Theatre Pipe Organ for the enjoyment of ourselves and Future Generations.’ 

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musica-music.co.uk

Musica provides interactive music workshops for all ages in healthcare and community settings ... Our music programmes are designed to engage and stimulate, improving the overall well-being of the participants. Each workshop is tailored to suit the needs of the group we are working with ... Our main services are delivered to older adults in care settings ... As we all know, there is not enough money invested into care and many care homes have a very minimal activities budget. Our dream is to work with all care facilities across the UK, regardless of their budget, and help to make a real difference to the lives of their residents.‘

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www.obanfestival.org

‘The Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival has developed into one of Scotland’s major cultural festivals, and takes place annually in Oban, Scotland. The event has developed to include new special events and competitions, and the festival now offers over 1100 participants 125 competition classes in eleven disciplines including piping, accordion, fiddle, clarsach, piano, recorder, singing, woodwind & brass, highland dancing and choreography.’ Held Early May.

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www.kirkleesmusicschool.org.uk

‘Music tuition in schools and centres across Kirklees. Lead organisation for the Kirklees Music Education Hub ... We offer access to over 70 exciting groups at our centres and central ensembles and we also support music making in schools across Kirklees. Over 10,000 instrumentalists and vocalists in Kirklees already engage with us – come and join them!’

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www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

‘We offer world class tuition at all levels and in all teaching styles to suit your needs and location ... With many different ways you can learn, whatever your level, you can take your piping forward with our World Class instructors.’

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www.newmiltonmusicfestival.org.uk

Started in 2015: ‘This annual festival gives musicians and vocalists in the local area the opportunity to participate in competitions, leading to a fabulous Gala Concert‘. Held Mid March.

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keighleymtc.com

‘Producing an annual Musical in October, and a traditional pantomime in January.’

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www.chamberconcerts.org

‘Founded in 1936 by Philip Godlee, a local textile manufacturer who was also chairman of the Hallé Orchestra and a keen amateur viola player ... aimed to “enable residents [of Manchester and District] to attend the performance of artists of the highest reputation” ... Manchester Chamber Concerts Society is run independent of public or other large scale funding – its revenue comes purely from ticket sales and donations, with the administration undertaken by unpaid volunteers.’

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www.southwellmusicfestival.com

‘An annual, top-quality classical music festival taking place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, to raise the profile of the town and its magnificent medieval Minster, and to inspire local musicians – especially young people.’

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www.theco-operativefuneralcareband.co.uk

‘The Co-op Funeralcare Band, formerly The Co-operative Funeralcare Band, initially known as the Scottish C.W.S. Band and later the CWS (Glasgow) Band and the Scottish Co-op Band, was formed in 1918 in the CWS factories in Shieldhall, Glasgow ... It is the most successful band in Scottish competition history having won the Scottish Championships on 32 occasions ... Long standing and generous sponsorship from the Co-operative movement has been a vital factor in the band’s success and currently, members of the band, who come from all walks of life, are registered members of the Co-operative movement.’

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www.pymb.co.uk

‘Set up in 2012 to give young musicians a chance of gaining substantial funding to help them continue their musical studies. The bursary is going into its fourth competition and in 2018 the prize fund available will be £18,000. The bursary competition takes place every two years, and runs over a course of rounds in the form of a video entry followed by two live performances. Since the first competition in 2012, the bursary has been continuously growing - expanding its range to include surrounding cities, but whilst still encouraging the local musicians that are at the core of the bursary's foundation.’ Eligibility ’Aged 17 to 21 years ... All who live within a 30 mile radius of The Colne Muni.’

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www.arnsidechoralsociety.co.uk

‘A mixed-voice choir, based in South Lakeland, Cumbria, with an ever-expanding membership of over 70 ... The choir gives two regular concerts, usually at Christmas and in the Summer, and also takes part in the Mary Wakefield Festival in Kendal ... We offer a very warm welcome to anybody wishing to join us in singing a variety of styles. No audition necessary but an abundance of enthusiasm, a sense of humour and the ability to sing in tune would be helpful! ... We look forward to seeing you!’

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www.wymfest.org.uk

‘Where can you enjoy a wide range of classical and jazz concerts, folk and roots gigs, street performances, a Teddy Bears’ Picnic for our youngest families and the ever popular Midsummer Jazz Picnic, all on your doorstep? All this and much more is on offer to Wymondham people every summer. Many events are free and others have affordable ticket prices with bargains for under-25s.’ Held Late June.

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www.destinationhartlepool.com/see-and-do/venue/town-hall-theatre.html

‘Built in 1897, the Town Hall Theatre hosts a diverse range of professional and non-professional performing arts, including comedy, drama, children’s theatre and music. The traditional proscenium arch theatre has a capacity of 402 theatre style and can be adapted for cabaret and standing performances.’

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www.northwalesjazz.org.uk

‘The North Wales Jazz Society is a client of the Arts Council of Wales ... and is now widely regarded as the strategic body for Jazz in North Wales. Since its formation the Society has promoted numerous Jazz events. NWJS activities have included presentations at venues in the Wrexham, North Wales Coast and Bangor areas, and concerts by many of the world's leading Jazz musicians ... Our ongoing mission is to present jazz of the utmost excellence across North Wales.‘

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www.birmingham.bachchoir.com

‘Birmingham's leading large chamber choir ... giving inspiring live performances with a distinctive mix of choral music from JS Bach and the Baroque period to 21st century British music.’

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www.bostonspamethodistchurch.org.uk

Lunchtime concerts, typically once per month on a Friday plus a series of evening concerts, also on Fridays.

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www.belfastcathedral.org

‘The Cathedral is proud to be the only church in Northern Ireland to offer visitors and congregation members a pattern of daily sung services, and we are particularly proud of the musical education we offer to our choristers. Our boy and girl choristers are drawn from schools all over Belfast, and come to the Cathedral between two and five times a week for rehearsals, services, singing lessons and music theory instruction ... Belfast Cathedral is frequently used for the staging of events – big and small. The cathedral’s unique atmosphere makes it an ideal venue for seated dinners, receptions, musical performances, and more.’

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www.lco.co.uk

‘London is a city blessed with more fine professional orchestras than any other city in the world. What’s different about the London Chamber Orchestra? Our difference is founded on independence – LCO does not seek or receive public subsidy. Our independence helps us foster the unique personality and character with which our performances are infused. We depend for our existence on the enthusiasm of our audiences and on the support of a long line of distinguished and enlightened corporate and individual sponsors and donors ... Having been founded in 1921, it is the UK’s oldest professional chamber orchestra.’

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www.bristolmetropolitanorchestra.com

A flourishing and thriving amateur ensemble with a well-established reputation for excellence, the Orchestra's players come from all parts of Bristol and its environs and share one important thing - a passion for music. The full orchestra performs at least three concerts annually, principally at St. George's Bristol where it regularly attracts large audiences. String and wind groups also perform chamber music for different occasions, including charitable events.’

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www.ltot.org.uk

Founded 2002: ‘The Heritage Centre is unique in being the only one of its kind in the world, devoted to the history of the Theatre Organ, where schools and the general public can go and play an authentic theatre organ ... With its theatre style auditorium which seats 80 patrons, it houses one of the very first Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organs to be installed in this country, the 2 manual 6 rank pipe organ originally installed in the Trocadero Theatre, Liverpool, and later in the Gaumont Cinema, Dingle, Liverpool ... Weekly programmes featuring the Wurlitzer are presented every Wednesday at 1-00pm’.

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www.boroughnewmusic.co.uk

*Borough New Music was set up in January 2017 as a non-profit-making trust. Its mission has three elements, all focusing on music of our time and living composers: (i) To provide a platform for performers; (ii) To provide opportunities for living composers to have their work performed; (iii) To promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the music of today to a new audience. Guest Artistic Directors and Trustees are appointed every season.’

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www.kentontheatre.co.uk

‘The fourth-oldest working theatre in the country. It is a Regency gem, set in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, with a warm, friendly and cosy intimacy that makes you want to come back. Our policy is to provide a varied programme to suit all tastes, featuring professional touring companies as well as local amateur societies and dance groups.’

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www.marshladieschoir.co.uk

‘Founded in 1955. The Yorkshire based choir is around 40 members strong and has developed a wide repertoire from classical and folk to swing, jazz and songs from the shows. The choir maintains a busy schedule of concerts and competitions both in Huddersfield and further afield.’

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www.boxandfiddle.com/thurso.html

Meets ‘First Monday of each month (Oct - May)’ at 7.30pm.

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www.studiomusicbrightlingsea.com

‘Chamber music concerts have taken place monthly at The Studio since 1991. The intimate nature of the performing space and the studio’s location in a garden and field on the edge of Brightlingsea Creek make for an unusual and attractive setting that is particularly suitable for the enjoyment of music of this nature. We have been especially fortunate in the very high quality of those musicians who have played here and who have subsequently brought other colleagues with them on their return visits.‘

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www.amershamfestival.org

‘For more than thirty years, the Amersham Festival of Music has been one of the top annual music events in South Bucks. The festival has grown steadily in that time and now runs for 3 or more weeks each spring and also includes a winter season of concerts featuring our own Festival Orchestra.’

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www.customshouse.co.uk

‘South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts & entertainment for all.‘

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jazzuk.org.uk

JazzUK is a progressive organisation that unites the jazz and wider artistic communities by sharing the power of jazz music to increasingly greater and diverse audiences. Our mission is facilitate those who play jazz to entertain those who love to listen, and to encourage the next generation to fall in love with jazz.’

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www.centrestage-exmouth.co.uk

‘Award-winning Youth Theatre Company ... established in 1971 as the 14-20 Music and Drama Society ... The company has a membership of 60 young people aged between 11 and 21 who all perform in every production the company produces, ranging from the much loved Gilbert and Sullivan Operattas, the family favourite Rodgers and Hammerstien musical comedies to the new writers such as Howard Goodall, giving this talented company a varied balance of the musicals available to them. A busy and thorough rehearsal period allows for each member to learn valuable theatre skills as well as build their own self-esteem, confidence, self-respect, team work, a huge sense of belonging which enhances all of their performances and their own inter-personal skills.‘

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www.beethovenorchestra.co.uk

The Beethoven Society was founded in 1888 and has met without a break since then. The Society gives classical music concerts in aid of both local and national charities. We do not purely perform works by Beethoven; rather the name is kept as a tribute to the long and illustrious history of the orchestra. We are a group of musicians dedicated to playing good music, enjoying ourselves, and helping to raise money for charities at the same time.’

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amicivoices.com

‘At its core, Amici Voices is a consort group of around twelve singers. It is, however, a versatile unit and can be heard in a variety of combinations, involving all or just a few of the singers. Its initial aims were to approach the large scale works of Bach as a group of soloists familiar with each others voices and used to singing together on a regular basis. From this, the group has moved beyond just the yearly Passion performances to concerts and solo appearances across the UK.’

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www.yorkmusichub.org.uk

York Music Hub is a strong, inclusive partnership of key providers of music education within the city of York. Through our partnership of organisations and schools and wider musical networks, we set out to provide and sustain musical diversity and excellence and to enhance the education, life experience and self confidence of children and young people through music making. Through the Hub’s partnerships we are able to offer opportunities to inspire, improve and positively enhance the lives of young people. Together our combined expertise will enable us to achieve our goals.’

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nwrbbcc.org.uk

‘The Regional Committee is an autonomous body responsible for the organisation of the North West Regional Championships, which determine the bands who qualify for an invitation to the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, owned by Kapitol Promotions Ltd. Any band whose bandroom is located within the boundaries of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside and Northern Ireland is eligible to compete in the North West Regional Championships.’ Championships held Late February.

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www.lincolnchoralsociety.org

‘A mixed choir of 90 plus members. Most of our concerts are given in the magnificent setting of Lincoln Cathedral. We present two major concerts a year, usually in March/April and in November, and smaller ones at Christmas and in the summer. The Society, formed in 1896, aims to be a happy Choral Society, where friendship and a mutual love of choral music binds us together into a successful organisation where musical excellence is the ultimate goal. We aim to give our audience high quality and enjoyable choral music which extends their repertoire and ours, offering diversity of experience to choir and audience and enriching the cultural life of the community.’

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dumfriesmvc.org.uk

Dumfries Male Voice Choir have been singing and having fun doing it since 1950. We are a friendly bunch, who meet together to rehearse ... from September to May. We often sing for our supper by performing at charity events throughout the South of Scotland. During these performances we invite young musicians and singers to join us as our policy is to encourage them and to provide a platform for them to perform in public ... The highlight of the choir’s year and the culmination of all our practicing is our annual concert which is usually held in April ... The choir also enjoys occasional away days, or even weekends to take part in competitions or concerts. The choir have competed in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.’

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elgarchorale.com

‘Founded in 1980 the Elgar Chorale is one of the leading chamber choirs in the West Midlands. We are a mixed voice choir of about 40 singers, many of us professional musicians, based in Worcester. We have a busy and varied programme of concerts taking place around Worcestershire and beyond. Our repertoire ranges from medieval to the modern day, from unaccompanied to with a small orchestra. The choir sings at many events to raise money for charity.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.thewire.co.uk

Founded 1982: ‘An independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream musics. The Wire celebrates and interrogates the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical, marginalised and undervalued musicians on the planet, past and present, in the realms of avant rock, electronica, hiphop, new jazz, modern composition, traditional musics and beyond. Passionate, intelligent and provocative, The Wire wages war on the mundane and the mediocre. Its office is based in London, but it serves an international readership’.

Category:Music Magazines
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lewishamconcertband.com

Founded in 1967, Lewisham Concert Band is one of London’s top community wind bands, comprising both professional and high-standard amateur musicians ... There is no formal audition: players should be at least grade 8 standard and will be invited to attend rehearsals for a minimum of three weeks before a permanent place is considered.‘

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www.harrowopera.com

‘We are a friendly group of professional, semi-professional and amateur singers who come from all over London and the South East but rehearse in Harrow ... Each year we perform one full scale production and we are also renowned for our Workshops, Concerts and Master Classes.’

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chilternarts.com/festival/

‘This vibrant winter festival consists of 18 different events taking place in venues across the Chiltern Hills. Venue locations include Dorchester-on-Thames, Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Great Missenden, Berkhamsted, High Wycombe, Wendover and Tring.‘ Held Early February (new in 2018).

Category:Arts Festivals
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www.ecband.org.uk

Formed 1925: ‘The 80’s saw a period of great success for the Band, winning many contests. The Band moved confidently into the 21st century, qualifying twice for the National Brass Band Championships and winning promotion up to the First Section. However the closure of Ellington Colliery in 2005 and the loss of the miner’s support was a severe blow to the band. Fortunately Northumbrian Water kindly offered to support the band and continued to do so for over a decade. The Band is now one of the busiest (and best) concert bands in the North East.’

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clitheroeukuleleclub.com

The Group arose out of a Workshop at the 2013 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. Now gives performances under the name of The Clitheroe Ukulele Orchestra: ‘Beginners are always welcome and you don’t even need a ukulele as we can lend you one to try out before you buy your first ukulele. The sessions are lively and great fun and we now have our own song book with over 50 songs’.

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www.henleymusicschool.co.uk

‘A Community Interest Company, founded 8th July 2015, previously set up in 2010 trading as a club benefiting the community on a smaller scale. HMS now provides all forms of music education to children in Henley-on-Thames and surrounding areas.‘

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www.dartington-community-choir.co.uk

‘We rehearse and perform large-scale choral works in the 15th Century Great Hall on the beautiful Dartington Estate, near Totnes in Devon ... Membership is non-auditioned and open to all who wished to participate in choral singing ... Our choral workshops are open to all singers (not just DCC members).’

Category:Totnes
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www.essexsymphony.org.uk

‘A Chelmsford based Orchestra typically performing 4 to 5 concerts each season. Formed in 1949 we try to choose adventurous programmes and have the resources to bring to our audiences the large symphonic works of the 19th and 20th centuries. Over the years we have been able to bring to Chelmsford some of the finest international soloists and in addition we have provided a platform for many young artists both from Essex and the national scene.‘

Category:Chelmsford
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www.dovejazzclub.co.uk

‘Dedicated to maintaining the tradition of Classic New Orleans Music!’ Up to a dozen Saturday evening gigs per annum.

Category:Buxton
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www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/music

St Anne’s College has a vibrant musical life that places outreach and development at the centre of the college’s musical values ... St Anne’s College and the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership present four unique projects:  St Anne’s Camerata is a unique string orchestra at Oxford (a hybrid of the traditional Oxbridge college choirs), with professionals, scholars, and exhibitioners; Beyond the Dots is an exceptional series of performance events that illuminate music. Events are usually free and always open to the public; The Oxford Conducting Institute provides seminars, workshops, and short courses for conductors; Orchestrate A programme that links University orchestrators with orchestras, choirs, and the Oxfordshire County Music Service, culminating in massed performances in Oxford and London.’

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Also indexedSt Anne’s Camerata | Beyond the Dots | Oxford Conducting Institute | Orchestrate
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kingstonthirdageorchestra.org.uk

‘Founded as Kingston U3A orchestra ... in 2010 to encourage amateur musicians to enjoy playing in retirement. It became a fully independent organisation in 2014 and adopted a new name, Kingston Third Age Orchestra. The new name reflects the age group of the majority of our players, but we are keen to recruit younger players who are free during the day and able to attend Wednesday morning rehearsals ... The orchestra has about 40 members, mostly in the Grade 6 - 8 range.’

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wessexstrings.wixsite.com/orchestra

Formed 1997: ‘The repertoire of the orchestra extends from Baroque to 20th century and no doubt will soon include 21st century works. The orchestra often invites other instrumentalists and singers to perform with them, either as soloist or as part of the orchestra ,,, Wessex Strings gives three concerts a year. These have been performed in a variety of venues over the years but increasingly the majority are given in The Cheap Street church in Sherborne which is an intimate venue with an excellent acoustic’.

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congletonyouththeatre.com

‘We are a company of young people who put on musicals and plays in Congleton twice a year. We are pretty good, get great reviews and even awards! ... The group has a membership ranging in age from 9 to 21.’

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elizabethansingers.org.uk

Formed April 2014 with many of the founder members having connections with Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, hence the name: ‘Our aim is to give high quality performances presented in a friendly, accessible way ... We perform a broad repertoire from madrigals to harmonised arrangements of modern pieces’.

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.northfleetbrass.moonfruit.co.uk

‘We are one of the few remaining contesting Brass Bands in the South East and are based in Northfleet near Gravesend in Kent.’

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www.oxfordchambermusic.org

‘Our concerts are informal. You may pick and choose your preferred events or, with the benefit of a substantial discount, sign up to a season ticket for them all ... Musicians love the Holywell Music Room for its superb acoustic and intimate atmosphere and you'll get close to some of the finest established artists and inspiring young talent: live music at its best.’

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www.burfordsingers.org.uk

‘We are a community-based choir of about 100 singers who live on the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border. We perform concerts of classical choral music three times a year in the church of St John the Baptist, Burford.‘

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www.cam-phil.org.uk

‘Founded in 1887, is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished music societies. With a full symphony orchestra and a large chorus, the Cambridge Philharmonic presents an annual concert series in King’s College Chapel, Ely Cathedral and the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.’

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foundation.ronniescotts.co.uk

‘A non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of jazz education in the United Kingdom, and beyond.’

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www.englishchamberchoir.co.uk

‘We are a very busy group and do a lot of singing. Each year sees us performing on at least 30 occasions. These range from our own concerts to regular appearances at St Martins-in-the-Field with the Belmont Ensemble; festivals in France and festivals in the UK; live on BBC Radio and at the O2 Arena with Rick Wakeman; in the recording studio for TV commercials and at the Royal Albert Hall in live movie nights; charity carol services and at liturgical services at City churches.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.concertpromotersassociation.co.uk

‘Formed in the UK in 1986, the Concert Promoters Association works to promote the interests of its members; and to represent them at a national level both to the public, and to other organisations, such as UK Music, the Office of Fair Trading, the Home Office, and the Departure of Culture, Media & Sport. If you are a member of the public, we highly recommend you visit the section on this website titled "About Your Concert Tickets".’

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www.angelahewitt.com

Category:Piano
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www.witneytownband.org.uk

‘Made up of a group of enthusiastic brass musicians who love playing - whether in rehersals or at public /private engagements. We are committed to providing a good standard of musical performance whatever the occasion. We rehearse weekly and also measure our musical performance standards by competing in local and national brass contests ... We are always happy to welcome new players of any age and ability. We have a Senior and a Junior band so will have a place for all ages. Even if you do not have your own instrument we should be able to provide you with an instrument to play(subject to availability).’

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www.makemusicgloucestershire.org.uk

Make Music Gloucestershire is the county’s music education hub. We’re a network of schools, individuals and organisations working together to make sure music education reaches as many children and young people as possible, and makes a difference to their lives and futures.’

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www.greatmalvernpriory.org.uk

‘The Priory has a strong musical tradition. We have a talented Director of Music, strong choirs and dedicated organists who lead the music. The Priory Choir consists of adults and children while the Priory Singers is a mixed voice choir for adults. In addition, we enjoy the resources of a mixed-age orchestra, a Praise Group and a nascent Worship Band ... The organ is widely used by the church and the community in general; some five civic services and ten local school services per year are held, as well as concerts, organ recitals and teaching sessions.‘

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www.lancashiremusichub.co.uk/site/make-music/ormskirk-music-centre-2/

A Lancashire Music Service Centre: ‘Our network of Music Centres across Lancashire has been providing musical opportunities for children and young people across Lancashire for over 50 years. They provide regular, after-school opportunities for young musicians of all levels of experience to play together in ensembles as well as offering group and individual tuition.‘

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www.whitleywomenchoir.org.uk

Founded January 2009: ‘A community choir for women of all ages who like to sing. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we aim for high standards’.

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