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Area: Leicestershire

www.charnwoodarts.com

'An independent community arts and media organisation ... Our work encompasses most art forms including combined arts work and a wide range of approaches from long term community arts projects, performances, outdoor events and publications to web based and video productions, school and community residencies, exhibitions and ongoing groups.'

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guf.org.uk

Loughborough: 'A traditional style folk club that meets on Monday nights in the friendly setting of a village pub serving a range of real ales. A place to sit back, relax and lose yourself for a few hours in the company of like minded people with a love of traditional music. Why not come and join us?'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.greatbowdenmusicfest.co.uk

‘We are a summer music festival founded in 2014 and held during Early July in the beautiful village of Great Bowden situated in south Leicestershire. The series features local and international musicians performing classical music, jazz, music theatre, choral and chamber music over four days in the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Great Bowden.’

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www.gbrecitaltrust.co.uk

'Registered music charity providing music-related activities for the benefit of residents in South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire. The Trust believes in making access to music barrier-free including keeping the cost of event tickets to a minimum, no auditions to any of its choirs and ensembles and a fully all-inclusive approach to each and every one of its activities.'

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hinckleyact.co.uk

‘An exciting live music venue providing a number of exceptional events throughout the year. We feature a combination of some of the finest local musicians in conjunction with an impressive array of exceptional singers and instrumentalists from across the World. The house PA system is of the highest quality and facilities for performers and the audience are comfortable and relaxing.’

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.hinckleymusicclub.co.uk

'Established in 1963 by a leading private piano teacher in the town, Miss Marjorie King ... Marjorie had a talent for picking promising young musicians for the Club’s programme many of whom went on to develop national and international careers ... Today the Club continues to flourish, providing six occasions a year for the people of Hinckley to enjoy live performances of classical music, and looks forward to doing so into the future.'

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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/hinckley.htm

Fortnightly evening meetings, September - May: ‘A pleasure shared is a pleasure squared!’

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www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

'LEMA acts as a co-ordinator of Early Music in the area and runs Leicester Early Music Festival. This is an all-year festival and includes concerts (both free and paid) throughout the year; talks (musical and non-musical); a Newsletter with reviews, articles and concerts diary, workshops, talks, tastings and more.'

Category:Leicester
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Also indexedLEMA
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www.leicesterinternationalmusicfestival.org.uk

Founded in 1989: 'LIMF continues to attract international recognition for the high quality of its musical performances, attracting world-class artists to its unrivalled programme of lunchtime concerts and assembling a superb team of artists for our Festival in September.'

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www.leicestermusicfest.com

'Offering a variety of masterclasses, workshops and recitals, as well as the competitions which are judged by professional adjudicators.' Held Mid February.

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leicestershiremusichub.org

'A collection of local and national partners and schools, working together to deliver the National Plan for Music Education to all young people aged 5-18 in Leicester and Leicestershire ... Our aims are to provide all young people access to excellent classroom teaching, instrumental and vocal tuition, as well as providing clear opportunities for progression, from beginners through to our high quality central ensembles.'

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www.lrms.dbilham.com

'Meetings are held fortnightly throughout the season from September to April ... The annual programme also includes a number of social events. Presenters range from enthusiastic amateurs to professionals; the important thing being that they generate interest and provide entertainment.'

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harboroughjazz.com

'Focusses on promoting modern and mainstream forms of Jazz. Our aim is to not only provide Sunday sessions at our venue ... but also further promote local jazz events. We have an excellent reputation for providing jazz sessions from national and international names as well as rising local stars ... We look forward to seeing you at our lunchtime sessions on the second Sunday in every month to enjoy a friendly relaxed atmosphere, good food and the best in modern jazz.'

Category:Jazz Clubs
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www.moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk

‘The Festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists.’ Held Mid AugustMoira Furnace ‘is a nineteenth-century iron-making blast furnace located in Moira, Leicestershire, on the banks of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal. Built by the Earl of Moira in 1804, the building has been preserved by North West Leicestershire District Council as a museum featuring lime kilns and craft workshops’. [Wikipedia 2 January 2018]

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.dmu.ac.uk/research/research-faculties-and-institutes/technology/mtirc/mtirc.aspx

'Encompasses a broad and continually evolving range of artistic creation and theory focused on innovative application of new technologies to music. It emphasises electroacoustic music and sonic art. The MTI programme was established in 1999 and the research centre is now acknowledged globally to be a leader in its field.'

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Also indexedDe Montfort University
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www.nationalforestfolk.com

Moira, Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Monthly concerts, Friday evenings.

Category:Folk Clubs
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amtg.org.uk

'Formed in 1962 as The Ashbeian Gilbert and Sullivan Society. This adult society grew out of the Ashby Boys Grammar School G&S Society.This new society annually performed G&S, opera and operetta until 1993 when the first of the "modern" musicals was performed. Since then as the Ashbeian Operatic Society and recently as the Ashbeian Musical Theatre Group,we have continued to perform annually this genre of musical entertainment.'

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www.ashbybigband.com

'The Big Band was the idea of Ashby-de-la-Zouch  trumpeter David Bradford who not only wanted to offer local musicians the chance to play in one of the best big bands around, but to also give the local community a band they could be proud of. The band is now one of the best Glenn Miller/1940s tribute bands in the country, with many players living in the Ashby area but also players coming from as far afield as Birmingham, Northampton and Chesterfield.'

Category:Big Bands
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www.ashbyconcertband.com

'The band boasts a membership of over 50 players and is one of the leading concert bands in the East Midlands ... ACB is a true community band and welcomes players of all ages. The entry level is ABRSM Grade 5 or equivalent. Admission to the Band is subject to a satisfactory audition.'

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broomleyschoralsociety.org.uk

‘The origins of the choir can be traced to the formation of the Coalville Mining and Technical College Choir in 1953 ... In 1976 the choir was reconstituted as Broom Leys Choral Society; self-supporting and with charity status ... (The Choir) has continued to develop a wide and varied repertoire with concerts by both traditional and contemporary composers ranging from Brahms and Liszt to Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber.'

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www.charnwoodorchestra.org.uk

'The Orchestra is made up of sixty regular musicians, most of whom live in the villages of Charnwood as well as Leicester, Loughborough and the environs. Since its founding it has been a focal point for local musical talent, and today attracts players of all ages who perform together with genuine enthusiasm and musicality.'

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www.coalvillemvc.co.uk

‘Come and join us! We’re always happy to welcome new people - ability to read music is not a pre-requisite. You will be assigned a "Mentor" who will help you settle in and guide you through your first few rehearsals ...'

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www.desfordcollieryband.co.uk

‘Considered one of the finest exponents of the brass medium. Its wide range of styles and flexibility of performance has bought it world-wide fame. This British Band comprises of twenty-five brass musicians with percussion and performs a repertoire spanning Baroque to Jazz, its soloists some of the finest you will hear.'

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www.globalharmony.org.uk

'We are a Community Choir, a friendly and informal group who have fun singing a wide range of unaccompanied harmony songs from all over the world. We enjoy rhythms from Africa, stirring Eastern European harmonies, songs from the Southern Seas and the Americas, soulful gospel and blues to name but a few - as well as traditional folk and rock and pop from our own culture.'

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harboroughsingers.com

‘One of the Midlands' leading amateur chamber choirs performing in the UK and abroad ... Members are drawn from Market Harborough and the surrounding areas and perform several times a year, both unaccompanied and with small ensembles.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.hinckleychoralunion.co.uk

'We are a group of people who enjoy singing and performing music from a wide range of genres. We sing classical works and modern compositions, songs from the shows and even Beatles’ work and Bohemian Rhapsody. In fact we will try anything!'

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www.johnclevelandband.co.uk

‘A versatile group of musicians under the direction of bandleader Eric Darlington. With an extensive range of performance styles, this live band is perfect for the concert stage or function room, offering a unique and unrivalled sound to suit any occasion. Typically playing as a 25-piece ensemble, The John Cleveland Band has been performing to sell-out audiences ... with timeless arrangements of Glenn Miller, ABBA, James Last and "West End Hit Musicals". Based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, the band has built a reputation both locally and further afield. There is a great sense of pride within the group and its success is due to the enthusiasm and commitment that the players bring with them.’

Category:Big Bands
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thephil.org.uk

Leicester Philharmonic Choir (LPC or the Phil) has been keeping music live since 1886. We sing a wide variety of music with concerts featuring many highly experienced and noted conductors, soloists and orchestras ... It is the largest choir in Leicestershire. With over 100 members it is considered one of the foremost choirs in the UK.’

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www.harboroughchoral.org

'Meets weekly each Tuesday evening for rehearsals in Market Harborough (mainly during school term time) and perform a very wide repertoire of traditional and modern choral music. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We are a non audition choir with over 70 singers of all ages and anyone is welcome, young voices included.'

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themeltonband.wordpress.com

'The Band has a full complement of players and will continue to keep a high profile locally and spread the message of brass band music to the highest possible standard at every opportunity. We celebrated our 175th Anniversary in 2013. In 2014 the band were promoted to the 3rd section, and in 2016 achieved their highest result at the Midlands Area. This has subsequently led to them for the first time in their history qualifying for the National Finals in Cheltenham ...'

Category:Melton Mowbray
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www.meltonmowbraychoralsociety.co.uk

'Has been rehearsing and performing concerts together since being re-formed in April 2013. We are now over 50 strong and perform major concerts organised with professional soloists as well as a traditional Christmas Carol Concert each year.'

Category:Melton Mowbray
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meltonorchestra.webs.com

‘Formed in 1992 by a group of enthusiastic players in the orchestra pit at Melton Operatic shows, and their desire to continue playing between performances ... We are a small group of both experienced and not so experienced players, currently comprising about eleven string and fourteen wind and brass players ... We are becoming more popular and are being asked to perform for a variety of events, such as fund raising for churches and charities, and performing for local events ... We aim to have fun as well as try to improve and to provide an environment in which people are encouraged to "have a go". We also socialise as a group and often have a celebratory meal after concerts!’

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www.tmmtc.co.uk

'Formed in 1919, under its former name The Melton Mowbray Amateur Operatic Society, by Sir Malcolm Sargent, and is one of the longest running theatre groups in the town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Performing twice annually at the local Theatre.'

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www.nevillholtopera.co.uk

'Attracts sell-out audiences from across the whole of the UK to its annual summer opera festival. NHO has been staging critically acclaimed shows at its stunning Leicestershire home since 2013.'

Category:Opera Companies
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www.leicesteryouthchorus.com

'An exciting initiative to provide Leicester's young singers with a first class choral education and to create a flagship ensemble to represent the city and shire of Leicester both locally and further afield. We are building one of the finest youth choirs in the country alongside our training choir, where we aim to develop choral singing and provide young singers in Leicester with high-level choral training and performance opportunities. New Leicester Youth Chorus welcomes young people aged 6-25 years through our two different choirs: Junior Chorus; Senior Chorus.'

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www.owco.org.uk

‘Consists of local musicians who play classical music concerts in south Leicester ... Musically, it has always been an important feature of the Civic Orchestra’s programmes to perform a really wide-ranging choice of music. Each season the repertoire includes established masterpieces, new works and popular programmes such as Viennese and "Prom" concerts. It is hoped to continue performing a similarly eclectic repertoire in future events.'

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ratbyband.com

Ratby is a truly unique organisation in the brass world ... We are an organisation consisting of four brass bands ranging from our Beginner and Junior Bands through to our premier ensemble the Ratby Co-operative Senior Band. We our proud to have over 100 musicians through our doors each week and welcome new players at all levels of ability. Our bands perform across the country each year, and compete in regional and national competitions. Our Senior band currently compete in the Championship Section, the highest level of the national brass band championships.’

Category:Leicester
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www.sing4fun.org.uk

‘Sing4Fun Choir - The South Wigston Community Choir ... blends voices of all backgrounds and abilities who come together to sing for enjoyment. The choir meets weekly, during school term time, and singing some familiar songs, will warm-up their voices before moving on to singing a mixture of styles including rounds, English folk songs, African and Hebrew songs, popular classics and lullabies. Sing4Fun regularly perform concerts throughout the year, in and around the South Wigston area.’

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Also indexedSing4Fun Choir
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www.vivalamusica.org.uk

'Founded in 2002 by a group of choristers who sought the opportunity of singing in a small a capella chamber choir and facing the challenge of forging a balanced ensemble from a small number of voices ... Viva remains a small chamber choir, although it has now increased numbers a little in order to be strong enough to sing works written for double choir. ​In the early years, Viva gave few concerts while its repertoire was built ... Viva’s repertoire ranges across the centuries and embraces both sacred and secular music in various styles. As the choir has grown in ambition, it has begun to perform with success a variety of more difficult works for which many plaudits have been received. Though foundation members conceived Viva La Musica as an a capella ensemble, the choir’s natural development has led it towards repertoire that includes works accompanied by piano or organ.'

Category:Loughborough
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wigstonmalechoir.org/wmvc/Home.html

‘Founded in 1972 by its Musical Director, Peter Ward, the Wigston choir has grown from an initial membership of 18 to its current strength of some 75 voices. The choir soon built up an enviable reputation for high class presentations and Celebrity Concerts, which have featured many top class artists from the world of music. Whilst the majority of the choir's performances are dedicated to the concert platform, we have, from time to time, entered competitive festivals with significant success, winning Male Voice, Large Choirs and Choral Championship competitions ...’

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wigstonbrassband.com

‘The Wigston Band Organisation is made up of three bands to provide musical opportunities, tuition and support to aspiring brass players of all ages and abilities: * Wigston Band is our First Section band which actively competes in contests and performs varied concerts and events throughout the year; Wigston Enterprise Band is the feeder band to the main Wigston Band and make regular appearances at local and regional events. We also run training workshops at local primary schools; * Wigston Horizon Band  is the beginner band at Wigston where instruments are available for any new learners.’

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www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/events

'This Park is in the centre of Hinckley town and is easily accessed off Church Walk and the car park. Access is also available from St Mary's church, Mount Road, St Mary's Road and Hill Street. In 2006, major improvements took place which included the installation of a bandstand that will be available to host a wide variety of local and regional music performances.'

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www.concordiatheatre.co.uk

‘An independently run amateur theatre, hosting pantomime, musicals, dance, opera, plays, professional and corporate events.’

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www.demontforthall.co.uk

'Leicester's largest entertainment venue and has been serving the city with quality live acts since 1913.'

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leicestercathedral.org

Leicester Cathedral can be booked to hold special services and public events (e.g. concerts, lectures, receptions etc.), subject to availability, all year round. For most events the Cathedral’s capacity is between 300 and 400.’ The Cathedral hosts a range of concerts and recitals including a regular series of organ recitals.

Category:Leicester
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www.arts.lboro.ac.uk

'LU Arts is Loughborough University's arts programme and offers staff, students and the wider community a range of arts activities to see, get involved in and enjoy. Over the academic year LU Arts presents, in a variety of venues across campus, a series of live music and literature events by internationally recognised performers, companies and writers ...'

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www.meltontheatre.co.uk

‘A maximum 500 capacity venue at the heart of Melton Mowbray, bringing you city shows at town prices. Offering the best in touring comedy, big name personalities, music all backed up by our fabulous community groups and incredible Brooksby Melton College productions!’

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Also indexedBrooksby Melton College
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www2.le.ac.uk/institution/music

'There are seven Students' Union music societies run by students and supported by Attenborough Arts Centre, the University of Leicester’s arts centre: Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestral Society, Concert Band, Big Band, LU Voices, and Band and Gig. These are all well-established and welcome members of staff and the general public as well as students ... There is a vibrant music scene at the University of Leicester ... There are lots of ways to engage with the musical life of the University ...'

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Also indexedAttenborough Arts Centre
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lbba.org.uk

‘Brass Bands are graded a bit like football leagues, with Championship Section bands performing at the very highest level. We also are proud to have a number of bands who are youth bands, or training bands, and bands that aren’t registered for competioins, but just perform for the fun of it! ... The LBBA has two key events each year; a solo, duet and quartet competition in the spring, followed by an open full brass band competition each November.‘

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