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Area: Herefordshire

'The best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area, featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.' Held Mid September.

Category Folk Festivals
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'Principally promotes concerts in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire ... We feel that a welcoming and relaxed environment greatly enhances the audience’s experience and we take care over this aspect at all our concerts. Whenever possible, we like to add complimentary extras, for example strawberries and cream at some of our summer concerts and mince pies/cakes in the winter.'

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'We have over 60 professional musicians and teachers working with around 3,000 children and young people every week in our schools and communities, backed up by our friendly and efficient managers and office team.'

Also indexedEncore Enterprises CIC
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'Founded in 1992 ... We currently have around 80 members and hold meetings usually once a month. These meetings take the form of visits to local organs of interest and those further afield, talks about organs and organ music, and social events ... Our membership is made up of all sorts of people interested in the organ: professional and amateur players, those who enjoy listening to organ music and those interested in the construction and sound of the organ.'

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Mission Statement  ‘To promote work to the general good of the Community, to advance education and to develop work in connection with the arts. To give a platform for participants to perform their art form and to receive a professional adjudication.’ Held Late March.

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'Run by a local unpaid committee since 1978 (first festival in 1980), is well known and respected. It has put on a wide variety of events in many genres over the years, bringing top quality performers right to the doorstep of Leominster people. It seeks to engage and involve the whole community.' Held Early JuneALERT Not able to raise Website at Review; cf Facebook Page.

Category Arts Festivals
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'Held each August in an intimate setting nestling on the Powys/Herefordshire border, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal point for those seeking musical nourishment and artistic discovery in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh Marches. With a truly forward looking commissioning policy, the organisation works closely with composers and artists to create and curate inspiring programmes and events for an ever-widening Festival audience and to bring experience broadening opportunities to its host community. The Presteigne Festival's six music-filled days span the August Bank Holiday period.'

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‘Building up a reputation for hosting some of the finest live bands & solo artists in the country. Coupled with our Wednesday evening folk music jam sessions, our Sunday afternoon gigs have gone from strength to strength. If you are looking for live music in the Herefordshire or Worcestershire area, the Prince of Wales in Ledbury is the place to come. Why not try one of our traditional Sunday roast dinners whilst you're here?!’

Category Folk Clubs
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'The Choir comprises about 55 singers and performs a wide variety of music, sacred and secular, from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. In the UK, they have sung in Bromyard, Ledbury, Hereford, Tenbury and village churches, as well as touring in the Isle of Wight. Further afield, during recent years they have visited Normandy, Holland and Finland, enjoying exchanges with choirs from those countries. The Choir generally engages professional or semi-professional soloists and accompanists for its concerts. Occasional vocal workshops take place led by professional singers.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘Made up of players from a very wide area around the town of Bromyard in Herefordshire in England. Although “Wind Band” is in our title, we are a full Symphonic Concert Band / Ensemble ... We play all types / ranges / styles. Most original Wind Band music is relatively modern, but we do try to play pieces from all music genres. Pieces can range from “Classical” arrangements through the “Miller” era, to modern pieces by present-day composers.‘

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‘Founded in 1983, and currently consists of around 30 mixed voices. The choir performs about 6 concerts each academic year in churches and other venues across Herefordshire and the West Midlands. We perform a wide variety of music from the choral repertoire, both sacred and secular, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. The choir also enjoys singing for services at cathedrals and abbeys.’

Category Chamber Choirs
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Founded 1837: ‘We perform concerts in Hereford Cathedral three times a year, and rehearse in the autumn and spring. The Society has about 160 members, who come from all over Herefordshire and beyond. We love to have new members ... There is a simple voice test for potential members, and once you've passed, you're in and will be performing in a programme of concerts that is always varied and exciting’.

Category Choral Societies
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'At least once a year we perform a show, usually one of the famous operettas by W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan at our local theatre, The Courtyard in Hereford. We also perform in concerts around the county, singing a variety of songs from the traditional G&S tunes to the more modern melodies from musicals that are currently at the West End ...'

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‘It all started in 1957 when the old Herefordshire Constabulary celebrated its centenary and a dozen officers made up a choir to sing at an anniversary event in Hereford Cathedral. They enjoyed it so much they kept on singing and eventually opened their ranks to men from all walks of life. Today the choir is 65 strong and welcomes new members to ensure the great tradition of male voice choral singing continues.’

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'Founded in September 1958 as an advanced strings evening class. It quickly became established as an independent orchestra, and today it is the only regular adult orchestra in Herefordshire ... Although initially founded as a string group, it quickly developed a pattern of concerts including wind, brass and percussion players and sometimes choral groups.'

Category Hereford
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'We are a group of people with widely differing musical skills and experience who enjoy choral singing ... We sing a variety of music which is selected by our Music Director and we give several public performances each year. We are not pre-auditioned but continuing membership depends upon commitment, co-operation and enthusiasm. We work together in rehearsals and performances to achieve standards that we can be proud of and our audiences can enjoy.'

Category Choral Societies
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'Formed in 1962, is a small, friendly group of over 50 dedicated singers ...We present two major concerts a year, and often have other smaller engagements.'

Category Choral Societies
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'Has around 100 members from the town and the local area. We sing a wide variety of music, and we usually put on three major concerts every year, with the proceeds going to local charities ... We would love to see you as a new member, so whether you sing soprano, alto, tenor or bass - come along and see how much fun we have. There are no formal auditions, we ask only that you sing in tune!'

Category Community Choirs
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'A long established choir, its origins going back to 1902 - however, in its present form it was re-established in the mid 60s under the guidance of Vernon Thurgood who remained as musical director until he stepped down after 40 years in the post ... Although much of the membership comes from surrounding towns and villages, the Choral Society is very much part of the town ... Carols by Candlelight, a summer concert in May or June and an autumn concert usually in early November, all three in Leominster Priory, form the normal annual programme.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘A Championship Band based in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean ... Like many community bands Lydbrook has been fortunate to have some great fund raisers on their committee. The hard working non-players have raised many thousands of pounds for band funds over the years. This has enabled the band to build its own bandroom and buy new uniforms and instruments for the senior and training band ... One of Lydbrook Band’s many success stories over the years has been the formation of its Training Band ... No-one is ever turned away and no-one is ever too old to learn. All players are welcome and we will supply an instrument free of charge if you haven’t already got one.’

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'Consists of amateur players from around the Three Choirs counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Membership encompasses a wide range of playing abilities and ages. This friendly orchestra is currently growing in terms of both membership and repertoire and presents highly successful and enjoyable concerts and events at local venues.'

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Formed 2000: ‘Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, from baroque to pop. All concert performances are for charity ... We give two or three concerts a year. Our autumn concert is our more classical event, often performed with support from some excellent soloists and a small orchestra. The spring concert is less formal, and offers opportunities for members who enjoy taking on a solo. In the past, we have sung at a variety of venues, including village halls, community centres and churches, museums, open gardens and street fairs ... Variety is the spice of this choir’s life. We do not hold auditions. The only requirement for membership is the ability to sing in tune’.

Category Community Choirs
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'We are a medium-sized choir, with 40-50 singers of all ages; this size means that we get to know each other, and the coffee break at half-time is a valued part of our rehearsal routine! We normally put on two major concerts a year, along with a carol concert at Christmas and a more informal summer entertainment. We perform with professional soloists and accompanists, and at least once a year with a professional orchestra.'

Category Choral Societies
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'We are a non-contesting and non-marching band. Our aim is to provide entertainment for the people in and around the town of Ross. Whilst this means we choose music our audience will know and enjoy we also choose music that is challenging to the players. We hope you get the chance to hear us play at one of our concerts or one of the many events we play at.'

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'Hellensmusic is a music festival that takes place every Spring over five days ... The event has a strong focus on music education and training for the young. The main concerts take place in the early evenings, and during the day the performing musicians deliver a series of masterclasses to talented students from the UK’s best music schools and colleges ... Hellensmusic also works closely with local primary and secondary schools, developing a programme of activities during the festival, and at other times through the year.' Festival held Early May.

Also indexedHellensmusic
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'This beautiful building is the home of a community which has worshipped and worked together here continuously for well over 1,300 years. It is a place where the mission of the Church to proclaim Christ's love is central, and therefore the community has always welcomed visitors. We all hope that you enjoy your visit ... Hereford Cathedral is home to three organs: the world-famous "Father" Willis organ, the movable festival organ, and a single-manual chamber organ.'

Category Cathedrals
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'Historic venue in the heart of Leominster ... Built in the grand regency style - a stunning example of elegance from a bygone era ... The Lion Ballroom makes a lovely concert venue with seating for an audience of 120. Although it has hosted concerts for the past twenty years or so, there has been increased activity since 2013 with monthly and sometimes fortnightly concerts featuring a wide range of musicians ...'

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'Ledbury's very own theatre which presents a wide variety of professional and amateur entertainment, drama, music, cinema and the odd panto. We hope to see you soon ...'

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'The Town Council arranges a series of free Sunday afternoon band concerts during the summer between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Local charities are invited to apply to take a collection during the concert. ... Other events are organised by different groups during the year. The space can be used for various kinds of concerts and displays, as a starting and finishing point for organised walks, for outdoor theatre or charity exhibitions and stalls ...'

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