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Area: Isle of Wight

The Category Isle of Wight is a subset of South East England. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Isle of Wight which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Camerata Chamber Choir

- Wight Harmony

 

! Isle of Wight KEY
VISITS (to Website)33
VIEWS (of Record)39

'Our aim is to promote jazz on the Isle of Wight. Members of the committee will not receive any financial reward. Inspected accounts will be available on request. The committee will cover the cost of the main venues and headline acts. This will be funded by sponsorship, ticket sales and other fund-raising activities. Any subsequent profits will go towards funding future events. We will encourage other performances during the period. However, we will not act as agents. It will be the responsibility of the performers and venues to negotiate between themselves.' Held Early June.

Category Jazz Festivals
* Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend
VISITS (to Website)186
VIEWS (of Record)328

'Aims to cater for those young people who seek opportunities for music making in their leisure time in addition to those provided at school ... It is the policy of the Music Centre that the members are given as wide an experience of music making as possible – there are Wind Bands, Brass Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, String groups, keyboard classes and recorder ensembles who all undertake regular performances ... Other activities are held which may include social events, chamber music weekends, recordings (involving extra sessions) and concert tours abroad for the senior groups are arranged from time to time. Visitors are always welcome on Saturdays – do join us for a cup of coffee. We look forward to seeing you at all our events and concerts.'

 

* Isle of Wight Music Centre
VISITS (to Website)300
VIEWS (of Record)366

'Established to advance, promote and encourage generally, and by means of the Competition Festival Movement in particular, the study and practice of the arts of Music, Dancing, Elocution, Literature and Acting in all their branches. The IWMDDF provides a platform for amateur performance combined with an educational element from professional musicians, dancers and speakers. The competition is run over three weeks every March with around 400 classes attracting around 2000 entries.'

* Isle of Wight Music Dance & Drama Festival
VISITS (to Website)220
VIEWS (of Record)390

Meet weekly, Monday evenings, October - April: ‘Just turn up’.

 

* Newport (IOW) Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of Record)197

'Offers a season of eight professional chamber music concerts from September to April. The Association was formed in 1947 under the aegis of the Arts Council ... It attracts outstanding chamber music ensembles, string quartets, singers and concert pianists, many of them young professionals who have taken part in the final auditions of the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) at the Wigmore Hall. WWAA provides a Bursary every two years, open to music students between the ages of 11 and 21 and living on the Island. Awards are made to help with the purchase of musical instruments, cost of lessons or travel.'

* West Wight Arts Association
VISITS (to Website)162
VIEWS (of Record)348
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Setup in 1979 on the Isle of Wight: ‘Had its origins as the School Choral Society for Bembridge School (a boarding school at that time) ... The choir is currently around 40 strong and generally performs 3 concerts per year and a break being taken for the summer holidays. The choir welcomes singers of all abilities - all you need is an enjoyment of singing and a commitment to attend rehearsals’.

Category Community Choirs
+ Bembridge Singers
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of Record)193
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a Community Samba Percussion Band, based in Freshwater and Totland, Isle of Wight ... We are a band with between fifteen and twenty five performers, playing (loud) lively percussion tunes with a Samba influence ... Started up in 2004 as West Wight Samba and became FaT Samba (Freshwater & Totland) in 2005. We are an offshoot from the Island's 1st Samba Band RAW Samba. (Ryde Art Works).’

+ FaT Samba
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of Record)160

'Formed in 1956 as the Isle of Wight Cantata Club by Andrew Pusey, the County Music Organiser ... Concerts mainly take place in the Medina Theatre, Newport ... A sheer delight for the ears and eyes: 100 strong choir, an orchestra and top professional soloists, performing great works of classical music. All this without leaving the Island and performed by the Isle of Wight Cantata Choir.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Isle of Wight Cantata Choir
VISITS (to Website)30
VIEWS (of Record)56
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed 1983: ‘Over the years the Orchestra has given well over 100 subscription concerts, mostly at its Medina Theatre home as well as other venues across the Island and in nearby Portsmouth ... The Orchestra has won many plaudits for its imaginative and at times challenging programming delivered to consistently high performance standards and has been delighted to welcome as soloists many top class artistes ... Within the orchestra there are other smaller groups who often play around the Island. These include a string quartet and wind group ... All monies raised by these groups is put back into the Orchestra’s funds’.

+ Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)60
VIEWS (of Record)144
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Choir numbers have grown from around 12 to around 39 members in 2017. The choir mainly sings on the Isle of Wight but in recent years has gone "on tour" ... For a number of years the choir had competed at the IOW Music Festival, winning their category on many occasions ... The choir repetoire is very varied with traditional male voice pieces being sung together with more modern material such as Beatles numbers and even a Rod Stewart song ... The choir is always looking for new members. If you would like to join, come to a rehearsal and see if you enjoy it.'

 

+ Newchurch Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of Record)460
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'One of the leading choirs on the Isle of Wight. Choir members are expected to aspire to high choral standards and should have good singing and reading skills. Admission to the choir is by audition.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Orpheus Singers [Isle of Wight]
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of Record)851
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1975: ‘A small chamber choir of 26 people, male and female ... They perform music mainly from a classical repertoire. They sometimes sing with a small orchestra but tend to sing a cappella. They sing living composers' work and like to concentrate on less well known work of the popular historic composers as well. They do three concerts a year, at Christmas, in Spring and in Summer, all on the Isle of Wight’.

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Tritone Singers
VISITS (to Website)84
VIEWS (of Record)225
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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