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Area: Cambridgeshire

www.cambridgeaccordionclub.co.uk

‘We are a medium sized group of accordion enthusiasts who meet monthly. Our playing abilities range from elementary to advanced, but don’t let the advanced players put you off as they really help our playing ... We also organize occasional concerts with guest artists as well as Orchestra Days with a guest Musical Directory, which are great fun.’

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www.cambridgecmf.co.uk

'Begun in 1934 its main aim was to encourage music making. That's still our aim. With over 120 classes, we hope it will provide an incentive for musicians of all abilities to:- * share their music with other musicians of similar talents and musical interests; * receive advice & encouragement from very experienced professional musicians.' Held Mid March.

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www.cambridgeearlymusic.org

'World-class concerts, education projects, festivals and summer schools of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music for all ages in Cambridge, UK.'

Category:Early Music
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www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival

’The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world.‘ Held Late July.

Category:Folk Festivals
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cambridgeguitarclub.awardspace.co.uk

'For all classical, acoustic and flamenco guitarists. Bring your guitar and play, beginners and experienced players welcome. Or come along and listen!'

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www.cambridgejazz.org

'Proides top class British and International jazz music.' Usually Thursday evenings, every 1-2 weeks during term.

Category:Jazz Clubs
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cambridgesummermusic.co.uk

‘Founded in 1979. It exists to promote live classical music of the highest calibre in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. It presents outstanding soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras as well as supporting talented young artists at the beginning of their careers. It provides a platform for the works of living composers as well as more familiar repertoire, all performed in beautiful historic settings in and around our great city.’ Cambridge Summer Music Festival held Mid July.

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Also indexedCambridge Summer Music Festival
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www.mushcambs.org.uk

mush is the website for the music education hub in Cambridgeshire, an organisation set up to bring musicians and their supporters together. It does this as part of fulfilling the objectives of the National Plan for Music. It commissions activities, provides information resources, works with professional and amateur ensembles and musicians and through the partnership supports and inspires young musicians to develop their skills and interests.’

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chatterismusicsociety.org.uk

'Presents a variety of stunning musical events to the people of Fenland: jazz, opera, military bands, "come and sing",  wind ensembles, choral works and recitals.'

Category:March
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elyfolkfestival.co.uk

'Bijou weekend folk and roots music festival that takes place in the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival provides an opportunity to listen to some of the best folk acts around in an intimate and friendly environment.' Held Mid July.

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.mus.cam.ac.uk

'As a highly rated research centre, our areas of special expertise include medieval and renaissance music, early modern music, nineteenth-century music, opera, popular music, ethnomusicology, performance studies, composition, and scientific approaches to music: research students, postdoctoral fellows, college lecturers and distinguished international visitors work on a dizzying variety of topics.'

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www.fenlandarts.org.uk

'In the late 1980's Fenland Arts Association was created to co-ordinate and promote and improve local awareness and to develop wider knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the of the Arts. 25 years later, we are still continuing to achieve this aim - despite the impact of economic challenges on the whole voluntary sectory ...'

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fenlandmusiccentreassociation.wordpress.com

'We run a Training Orchestra, Community Orchestra, Concert Band, Senior String, Wind, and Recorder Ensembles and the Fenland Youth Swing Band. We also run taster sessions.'

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huntsmusicschool.org.uk

'A place of musical excellence where adults and children can learn an instrument and rehearse with others in a relaxed and friendly setting. We have an open door policy so why not come in to see us on a Saturday morning and see what people get up to in the name of music. We can’t promise that it will make you more attractive or provide superhuman powers. We can, however, promise you fun and the ability to take up something that might very well change your life.'

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www.ice.cam.ac.uk/music

'Studying music at ICE offers a wealth of choice. Courses may focus on particular musical genres, the works of individual composers or specific periods in music history. Most of these courses are suitable for complete beginners: an ability to read music is not required but tutors are happy to provide advice on using scores. Many of our tutors are eminent instrumentalists and illustrate their courses with musical examples. The course programme also offers scope for those wishing to develop practical skills in performance and composition.'

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www.keynoteconcerts.org.uk

'Exists to promote keyboard entertainment of all types amongst music lovers, concert goers and instrument enthusiasts alike. Each month top ranking artistes appear and perform two hours of their kind of music using today’s state of the art instruments, and to warm appreciative audiences.'

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www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/music-awards

'Are you an organist, a singer/chorister or instrumentalist of a very high standard? If you’d like to combine specialist musical experience with a Cambridge degree, you should consider applying for one of our Music Awards ...'

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www.pdcf.org.uk

'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.

Category:Peterborough
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www.peterboroughmusicfestival.org.uk

'Offers competitive classes in most instruments, solo singing, choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles. The Festival is open to all ages and abilities, and offers a friendly and welcoming environment for musicians to perform before their peers, their parents and teachers and the general public.' Held Mid March.’

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peterboroughmusichub.org.uk

‘The organisation is dedicated to making an enjoyable and successful music education accessible to all young people irrespective of their ability to pay. The Music Hub also seeks to lift the barriers that arise through language, educational, social or cultural issues.’

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/ptops/

'The story of the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ installed in the Peterborough Regional College Hall started in the mid 1970s when a band of enthusiasts removed the organ from the Gaumont (formerly Regent) Cinema in the town of Dudley in the Midlands ... The organ is a fine example of a 2/6 Model-F (2 keyboards and 6 pipe ranks) of which only a few of the type were made. The organ was manufactured at the Wurlitzer factory in the United States before being installed in the Regent Cinema in 1928 ...'

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www.anglia.ac.uk/arts-law-and-social-sciences/school-of-performance

‘We're a community of students and staff working closely in a supportive environment to create new and challenging compositions and performances. Our courses offer a distinctive integration of practice and theory, and we encourage our students to be creative, critically engaged and intellectually curious about their chosen area.’

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Also indexedDepartment of Music and Performing Arts
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www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk

'We have guest artists most weeks with the last Tuesday of each month reserved for a Round the Room night when anyone is welcome to come and play, sing or just listen ... Occasionally there are Open Stage nights when performers wishing to show their talents can book a spot of about 20 minutes.' The St Neots Folk Festival is held Early June.

Category:Folk Clubs
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Also indexedSt Neots Folk Festival
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www.wisbechmusic.org.uk

'Since 1945 ... has organised concerts by small groups of musicians and soloists at various venues around the town. There is an average of three concerts a season which aim to cater for a reasonably wide range of tastes and to cover a number of musical genres from the medieval to the modern.'

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www.alannorrisbigband.co.uk

‘The leading amateur Big Band in the area ...  consisting of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, bass and drums, is a real traditional dance band playing standards the 1940's made famous by bands such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and many more including Buddy Rich and Ted Heath ... The Big Band has performed with many leading people in the Big Band world ... The band is known all over East Anglia and plays to sell out audiences wherever they go ... The band plays for concerts, playing traditional Big Band plus many more for dances.’

Category:Big Bands
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www.thearagonsingers.btck.co.uk

‘We are a mixed choir of about 40 voices ... Our name comes from Queen Katherine of Aragon, who was sent to live at Buckden Palace after her divorce from King Henry VIII in 1533; in 1534, she moved to nearby Kimbolton Castle, where she died in 1536. The choir was formed 450 years later, in September 1986 ... We have a varied repertoire and perform regularly at local venues, usually to help raise money for various charities.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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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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www.clarecollegechoir.com

‘Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing throughout the UK and the world.’

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www.clarksonsingers.org.uk

'We are a friendly mixed voice choir, with members from Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. The choir is named after the anti-slavery campaigner, Thomas Clarkson. Our repertoire is wide ranging and covers both sacred and secular works from madrigals to songs from the shows.'

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www.elychoralsociety.org

’We are a friendly and sociable choir of some 125 mixed voices. We perform a wide and exciting repertoire ranging from traditional classic to modern pieces ... The Ely Youth Choir for 13 to 18s was launched with great success in 2010 and is aimed at teenagers who want to experience the fun and excitement of choral singing to public audiences.’

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Also indexedEly Youth Choir
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www.elyconsort.org.uk

'Chamber choir of about 40 voices. We perform music in a wide variety of styles; our performance venues include Ely Cathedral as well as other local churches. Ely Consort has built up a performing reputation over the last 25 years, to be known as one of the premier Chamber Choirs in East Anglia. A reputation we are very proud of maintaining!'

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.elysinfonia.co.uk

'Founded in November 1999 by a group led by ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire), with the aim of becoming a beacon of excellence as East Cambridgeshire’s own community orchestra. Since then it has become one of the region’s best respected orchestras. Today, Ely Sinfonia is made up of players of all ages and from a wide range of backgrounds, including school and college students, business professionals, retired people and local music teachers. Its repertoire ranges from mainstream works to the contemporary, including special commissions.'

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www.hmvc.org.uk

Founded 1962: ‘As for the future, whilst some male choirs are thriving, the national total is in decline, and sadly the opportunity to sing in a male choir may be denied to many. We believe that every adult male who can carry a tune should treat himself to the very special experience of singing as part of a group by giving a choir like ours a try. We welcome absolute beginners as well as experienced singers, and we provide learning aids and coaching to individual needs‘.

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www.huntsphil.org.uk

'Affectionately known as Hunts Phil, performs five or six concerts each year. We perform a variety of choral and orchestral works to suit every taste. Our Christmas performances are especially popular.The Society always welcomes new members and at present is keen to attract additional singers, brass and string players. The emphasis of rehearsals is that of enjoyment and learning, whilst working to present performances of a high standard to our audiences.'

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www.jesuscollegechoir.com/site/the_choirs/college_choir

‘The Choirs of Jesus College are uniquely involved in the local community of Cambridge. Rather than maintaining a choir school, Jesus recruits all its Choristers from local schools, helping many young boys to gain access to an excellent and varied musical education. Additionally, the Choirs run Singing Days and “Be a Chorister for a Day” events. These are often held jointly with the girls' choir at St Catharine’s College, are not primarily intended as recruitment events, but allow the College to share its facilities and expertise with the local community.’

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www.kings.cam.ac.uk/choir/

'Singing at daily Chapel services is the Choir's primary duty, and has been since the foundation of King’s College in 1441, when King Henry VI envisaged that the Choir would provide music for the daily offices and celebrations of the Mass in his new Chapel. Daily services are not the Choir’s sole commitment today though: its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the globe, and to an extensive international tour schedule ...'

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www.littleportbrass.co.uk

'Entertaining the public since around 1880 performing all styles of music from a traditional brass band repertoire to arrangements of modern pop' songs, film soundtracks and swing band music. As well as performing in numerous summer concerts we also compete in local and national contests two or three times a year.'

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madaos.org

‘Formed over 50 years ago and have been performing in the town ever since. We normally perform twice a year at Easter and in October but recently have adapted the schedule and are expanding to be hired for events and functions - for a small fee of course! We can perform any kind of music to suit the event and are available for bookings at charity events, fundraising or private functions.’

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www.marchbrass2000.co.uk

'The Band is a friendly family-orientated brass band with over 30 members from as young as 9 to over 70 years of age. The majority of these live in the town but several travel from further afield. Similarly there are a number of learners attending the beginners classes that cater for all different abilities ...'

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www.ousevalleychorus.co.uk

‘Originally called "Vocal Academy" we are now proud to call ourselves "Ouse Valley Chorus". The change in name was to reflect our geographical reach and to let people know who we are. Based in Huntingdon, Ouse Valley Chorus was formed in 2001 when a group of men who enjoy singing all kinds of music decided to get together once a week to practice their hobby. Since that time it has gained a reputation for exciting, top quality performances with many successful entries into national and regional competitions over the years.’

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Also indexedVocal Academy
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www.peterboroughsings.org.uk/peterborough-male-voice-choir

‘With an impressive concert schedule and a growing record of national and international competition success, Peterborough Male Voice Choir is recognised as one of the country’s finest male choirs ... made up of talented and enthusiastic men from all walks of life and of all ages, with a high proportion of younger members, and welcomes singers with differing levels of previous experience, including none! Professional training and support is provided, enabling new members to develop their skills very quickly.’

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www.primebrass.co.uk

'Formed in 1989 by trumpeter Paul Garner as a quintet and since 2002 the ensemble has developed into a conductor-less dectet, the formation in which it currently gives most of its concerts. This ten-piece line-up of four trumpets, four trombones, horn and tuba was made famous by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and continued by their successors London Brass. The ensemble also expands for a few concerts each year to perform repertoire for symphonic forces or larger, playing regularly in Ely Cathedral and King's College Chapel, often in programmes which include the organ.'

Category:Brass Ensembles
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www.sjcchoir.co.uk

'One of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions from its broadcasts, concert tours and over 90 recordings. Founded in the 1670s, the Choir is known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, its expressive interpretations and its ability to sing in a variety of styles. Alongside this discipline, the Choir is particularly proud of its happy, relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere.'

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www.stneotsconcertband.com

‘With a mixture of professional and amateur musicians coming together to perform a broad repertoire, St Neots Concert Band has a lot to offer for those in the local area who enjoy live music, whether listening or playing. Founded in 2005 ... the band has since grown both in standard and size ... playing music from various genres and performing one or more concerts each term. Our members play instruments across the woodwind, brass and percussion families.’

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www.christinaoxtoby.co.uk/id3.html

‘The Choir really is for everyone and welcomes members of all ages and abilities. Although it is a Christian choir it welcomes anyone who would like to join. Music ranges from soulful, traditional spirituals and early gospel songs, to lively modern songs as well as those written specifically for the choir.’

Category:Gospel Choirs
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www.waods.org.uk

'A local group formed over 100 years ago (our first production was in 1905). Our productions range from full scale musical productions, compilations, dramas and also our popular youth group WisKids.'

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Also indexedWisKids
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www.anglestheatre.co.uk

Wisbech Theatre (now the Angles Theatre) is accepted as the eighth oldest working theatre in the country ... In 1978 It was re-discovered and re-opened as a theatre ...  From the beginnings in 1978 scores of productions, both amateur and professional, have followed ... Right from the start the Angles has not only been about shows. Its remit was, and still is, to provide a focal point for the theatrical arts for the local community, with a special accent on the young.'

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www.elycathedral.org

Since the days of King Canute (c. 1000) music has played an important role in the on-going life of the Cathedral. The Cathedral has 4 choirs directed by musicians of great distinction: Boy Choristers; Girl Choristers; The Ely Imps; Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers ... Concerts, performed by one, some or all of its choirs are a regular feature and its choir(s) are sometimes joined by famous conductors, singers or orchestras ... The Cathedral Organ is regarded as one of the largest and finest instruments of its kind in the South East of England. Organ recitals are a regular feature in the Cathedral diary.'

Category:Cathedrals
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www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

‘The principal art museum of the University of Cambridge, with world-class collections spanning centuries and civilisations.’ Events include a weekly series of early Sunday afternoon recitals: ‘Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Founder’s Entrance desk on a first-come first-served basis from 12.00 on the day of the concert. Space is limited and there is no standing room available. There is a voluntary collection after the concert’.

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www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

'Peterborough Cathedral has a lively programme of concerts, talks, exhibitions and other events. We very much hope to see you at one soon ... The Cathedral’s four-manual Hill organ is one of the finest of its kind in the country. Originally built in 1894, it has since undergone a number of refurbishments and is currently being re-pitched from "Old Philharmonic" to "Standard" concert pitch.'

Category:Cathedrals
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staplefordgranary.org.uk

‘An inspiring space in South Cambridgeshire providing educational activities for all ages. We host concerts and music workshops, and a diverse range of lectures and art courses in a range of disciplines. Stapleford Granary is the home of the ACE Foundation, our parent charity, which aims to support cultural and international understanding. The converted farm buildings provide the perfect setting for shared educational and cultural pursuits.’

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trinitycollegechapel.com

The acoustics of Trinity Chapel make it an excellent venue for concerts. The College Music Society organises numerous concerts during University Term, and other organizations promote concerts here ... Trinity’s magnificent mechanical-action organ is regarded as one of the finest organs in the United Kingdom. The original instrument was built by the famous "Father" Smith in 1694 and 1706 ... In 1976 the Swiss firm Metzler Söhne completed the present mechanical-action instrument based on the surviving pipework, and within the original cases, of the 1694 and 1706 'Father' Smith organs. The 42-rank instrument is remarkable for its meticulous craftsmanship and durability, in addition to its rich but gentle resonance and its exquisite balance.'

Category:Chapels
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Also indexedTrinity College Music Society
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www.westroad.org

'One of Cambridge’s premiere music venues. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King’s College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.'

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