A-Z of CATEGORIES

Area: London (Central)

'ArtsFirst is the lead organisation for the Islington Music Education Hub. Working alongside our many partners we aspire to deliver the best possible music education opportunities to children and young people and to work with community and professional musicians to make Islington a music rich borough.

Also indexedIslington Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website143
Views of Full Record354

‘There will be 18 choirs chosen from the junior age category, up to and including 12 years of age. There will be six choirs chosen from the senior age category, up to and including 18 years of age. 24 choirs in total will perform at The Royal Festival Hall on 12 March 2018. Each selected choir has to sing one of their competition pieces in the evening concert as well as joining in two massed choir items ... Entries are to be received by 10 November 2017 ... Choirs will be informed if they are successful by 6 January 2018.‘

Also indexedBarnardo’s National Choral Competition
Visits to the Website166
Views of Full Record856

'The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival' Held Mid July - Mid September.

Visits to the Website158
Views of Full Record330

*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.’

Visits to the Website134
Views of Full Record121

‘London's biggest and broadest celebration of all things choral - and we mean everything! ... Brandenburg Choral Festival exists as a platform for amateur choirs to perform in Central London venues. St Martin-in-the-Fields is at the artistic, spiritual and geographical heart of the Festival. Our other venues range from the characterful Cheshire Cheese pub to the Royal Courts of Justice ... With two main seasons each year — the Spring Series and the Autumn Series — Brandenburg presents over a hundred concerts of unparalleled variety.’

Category Choral Festivals
Visits to the Website86
Views of Full Record120

'Founded in 1987 to provide professional rehearsal and performance opportunities for emerging singers, musicians and technical trainees on the threshold of their careers. Now regarded as one of the country's foremost opera training companies, it works to provide the very best professional development through an annual programme of workshops, masterclasses and fully-staged operas.'

Visits to the Website134
Views of Full Record218

‘Leading the Camden Music Hub ... We organise instrumental and vocal tuition in most Camden schools as well as running 35 borough ensembles and choirs plus 2 Saturday music centres offering instrument hire and a scheme for parents to purchase new musical instruments without having to pay VAT ... Preparing and entering children for grade exams and Arts awards ... Providing musical advice to parents and support to teachers and schools ... Working with a wide range of partners within the Hub.’

Also indexedCamden Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website21
Views of Full Record47

'A world-class dedicated folk arts centre, Cecil Sharp House is at the heart of English folk. With a unique history stretching back to 1930, the venue - owned and managed by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) - is a memorial to the folk music and dance collector Cecil Sharp. Vibrant and diverse, Cecil Sharp House exists to serve its wide and diverse audiences, engaging with art lovers (oft times folk art lovers) through unique and inspiring artistic events, and creative learning. The iconic Grade II listed building is home to EFDSS and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, England's national collection of folk music and dance.'

Also indexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society
Visits to the Website182
Views of Full Record220

Weekly, Saturday evenings, September - June in Central London. No need to book.

Category Folk Clubs
Visits to the Website71
Views of Full Record106

‘Originally founded in 2000 at the Royal College of Music, the CPS has become an internationally distinctive centre for research, teaching, and knowledge exchange in music performance science. Now, nearly two decades on, we are opening a new chapter in performance science: a cross-institutional partnership between the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London. Performance is at the very core of progress in the arts, business, education, medicine, science, and sport. Increasingly, new methods and technologies are emerging that allow us to understand better how and why we perform and the reasons we find great performances so compelling.’

Also indexedRoyal College of Music | Imperial College London
Visits to the Website92
Views of Full Record132

'At the Centre for Young Musicians we’re passionate about music, and so are our students. Many go on to have successful careers in music and the performing arts, or simply have the time of their lives taking their musical ambitions to the next level. Our vibrant Saturday Music School is perfect for young Londoners aged 5-18 years old, to develop their creative and expressive skills. We are generously supported by The Foundation for Young Musicians, so we can offer bursaries for talented young musicians to fulfil their potential. With more than 90 group performance activities taking place each week, our students don’t just learn, they perform.'

Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama
Visits to the Website228
Views of Full Record173

‘Created to provide a centre where talented musicians who are devoted to chamber music, and no longer in further education, can receive coaching, inspiration and encouragement from some of the world’s best chamber players and teachers. Located in central London and running masterclasses throughout the academic year, ChamberStudio provides accessible, affordable and regular support for young professional chamber musicians ... Masterclasses are open to observers, giving chamber music lovers and aficionados the opportunity to see the detailed work that goes on in preparation for performance of the great chamber repertoire.’

Visits to the Website95
Views of Full Record135

'Southbank Centre's Chorus Festival celebrates the power of the voice and the spirit of communal singing.' Held Late July.

Category Choral Festivals
Visits to the Website106
Views of Full Record302

‘We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a wide range of instruments, or further develop your skills. You can explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio. We are passionate about helping you to learn music and find the right level music class for you.’ The Department also offers series of concerts and recitals by their students which are normally open to the public free of charge.

Visits to the Website108
Views of Full Record138

'Through an annual competitive audition process we select classical soloists and chamber ensembles, as well as jazz, folk and world musicians. These "CMF Artists" then engage in an innovative two-year programme which includes artistic and business mentoring as well as professional development workshops. These cover a range of topics such as managing finances, tax and pensions, legal input on copyright and contracts, plus presentation and interview skills, promotion and publicity strategies and much more.'

Visits to the Website179
Views of Full Record119

'CLESO is a friendly society of people who are passionate about the organ. It offers a wonderful opportunity to play and hear fantastic instruments in London, Essex and the surrounding areas, to follow restoration projects and to attend events featuring a wide variety of people from the organ world.'

Visits to the Website106
Views of Full Record138

‘CCC programmes a diverse mix of music ranging from traditional string quartet repertoire to folk-inspired ensembles, semi-staged opera scenes, children's concerts and cross-arts events featuring spoken word and dance. During each concert, performers speak to the audience about the works. They also mingle with the audience over a glass of wine after the show. All this helps to create the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that is such a strong part of the CCC identity.’

Category Lambeth
Visits to the Website79
Views of Full Record172

Held September - November: 'The Festival is dedicated to Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee (1937-2005), an inspirational teacher of the tabla in whose memory the Darbar Festival was first established in 2006. Come to the Darbar Festival and explore some of the finest improvised music in the world. If you have never been to an Indian classical concert, then join us to experience this life enhancing music.'

Visits to the Website192
Views of Full Record253

‘From DJs to record producers, top performers to mixers and engineers, our courses attract some of the most talented students, taught by teams of successful musicians, entrepreneurs and audio experts. All of our four programmes are designed not only to educate you and extend your natural talent, but also to prepare you for your potential career in the music industry. One of the first departments of its kind in the UK, it has a strong reputation and links with leading popular music centres around the world. Every year our students progress to key roles where they not only enter the music business – they are also leading and changing it.’

Also indexedUniversity of Westminster
Visits to the Website108
Views of Full Record265

‘The Department of Culture, Communication and Media (CCM) is committed to excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the areas of Art, Design and Museology, Academic writing, English education, Applied Linguistics, Music Education, Learning with Digital Technologies and teacher professional development.

Category Holborn
Also indexedInstitute of Education | UCL
Visits to the Website152
Views of Full Record137

’Here at the Department we nurture musical creativity in a variety of forms, enhanced through outstanding facilities for performance, sound recording and composition. Our music making culture is underpinned by two ensembles in residence, a constant flow of visiting ensembles and composers who offer masterclasses and workshops to students, plus an exceptionally wide range of classical and world music student ensembles.‘

Also indexedCity, University of London
Visits to the Website347
Views of Full Record229

‘One of the most prestigious in the UK, ranked as one of the top 10 music departments in the country (Complete University Guide 2016). We offer high-level teaching programmes and a flourishing research culture in performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, sound studies, jazz and popular music studies, and music and science. We benefit in particular from long-standing links with the Royal Academy of Music and the School of Oriental and African Studies.’

Also indexedKing’s College London
Visits to the Website84
Views of Full Record115

'The largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of music from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas, located in the heart of a city famous for its thriving and diverse musical cultures.'

Also indexedSOAS University of London
Visits to the Website123
Views of Full Record200

‘Aims to help a young conductor establish an international conducting career, bridging the gap between conservatoire training and professional life. The winner of the competition is offered, in addition to an award of £15,000, the opportunity to become Assistant Conductor of the LSO for up to one year. The competition is open to conductors aged 30 or under who are citizens of the 28 countries with full membership of the European Union, plus those in Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland.’ Biennial [2018], held Late November.

Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website5
Views of Full Record12

'Runs several events throughout the year for piano, fortepiano and harpsichord at various London venues. The festival was established in 2012 ... Starting as a small annual event at Dulwich College, the festival has expanded each year to include more instruments and venues. The not-for-profit festival is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to get involved, do please get in touch ...'

Visits to the Website104
Views of Full Record241

'We love to present a course that can cater for all levels of flute-player (apart from the complete beginner). Whether you are an aspiring professional, a school student or a part-time hobby flautist, there is something there for you and you will come away inspired and with lots of new tips and things to practise. We also feel there is a place for a central London-based non-residential course - keeping the costs down this way. We have been told by both teachers and students that we are the most friendly and personal of this type of flute course - why don’t you see for yourself!'

Visits to the Website145
Views of Full Record199

'One of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research - selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world ... and the top-rated conservatoire ...'

Visits to the Website133
Views of Full Record214

'Our aim is to engage, interest and move our audiences with unique and beautiful presentations at Hampstead’s most intimate venues ...'. Held Mid November.

Category Arts Festivals
Visits to the Website112
Views of Full Record258

Successful community music Festival south of Central London, typically including a range of locally-based choirs and bands: ‘We had record crowds, and a whole series of fantastic performances with great audiences.‘ Held Early October.

Visits to the Website44
Views of Full Record94

'Widely regarded as one of Europe's leading schools of modern music. Located in London and established over 30 years ago, we have been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school.'

Visits to the Website137
Views of Full Record202

'We promote collaboration between researchers, institutions and disciplines, and build links between the academic community and the wider public. The Institute provides services for researchers and promotes events, ranging from student training and early career research days to the IMR Distinguished Lecture Series. The IMR is based at the University of London’s Senate House. Formerly part of the School of Advanced Studies, it is now supported by Royal Holloway, University of London.'

Also indexedRoyal Holloway, University of London
Visits to the Website168
Views of Full Record190

‘The official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales. To this end the Institute ... organises concerts, cultural events and exhibitions ... Establishes contacts with institutions, bodies and personalities in the English and Welsh arts and scientific communities to promote projects that further the knowledge of Italian life and culture ...’

Visits to the Website1
Views of Full Record2

‘Located in the Crypt of St. Giles Church at the heart of Camberwell, we have been putting on jazz concerts since 1995. Each Friday evening at The Crypt you can hear the finest improvised music from the UK's top jazz musicians.’

Category Jazz Clubs
Visits to the Website154
Views of Full Record158

‘We are an independent arts organisation (non-religious) and our goal is to inform and inspire audiences with an exciting original programme of live performances, educational events and collaborative projects and to support musicians playing Jewish music across the UK enabling them to preserve traditional heritage, create new work and reach the widest audiences.‘

Visits to the Website74
Views of Full Record142

‘Presents seven concerts between October and May every year in the sumptuous setting of Leighton House.’

Visits to the Website58
Views of Full Record160

‘Music Tuition ... Whole Class Ensemble Tuition ... Instrument Service ... Curriculum Resources and CPD ... Festivals and Performances ... Saturday Music Centre ... Ensembles of all types ... The Lambeth Music Festival is the flagship annual event produced by Lambeth Music Service in partnership with the Lambeth Music Network and Southbank Centre. The Festival features a packed week of concerts showcasing a broad range of classical orchestras, contemporary ensembles and choirs.’ Festival held Late March.

Also indexedLambeth Music Centre | Lambeth Music Festival
Visits to the Website80
Views of Full Record95

'Want to sing in a competition and raise money for your charity? We provide opportunities for choirs connected to the legal sector to sing in competitions and raise money for their own chosen charities.'

Visits to the Website108
Views of Full Record192

'Dedicated to the many forms of a cappella, London A Cappella is a unique international hub of vocal activity. Presenting world-class flagship projects, London A Cappella prides itself on drawing the world’s finest a cappella performers to the capital and providing performance and learning platforms for singers of all ages and abilities.' Festival held Late January.

Category Islington
Visits to the Website111
Views of Full Record345

'The superb new concert hall at Kings Place – the first in London for 25 years – has opened an exciting new chapter for the London Chamber Music Society, which can trace its origins to Victorian music making in London in the 1870s, and the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from 1929. The inheritance of the Sunday Concerts is special, and our Concert Series aims to continue that rich legacy – which has long been part of the musical life-blood of the capital – by bringing the very best classical chamber music to London audiences at affordable prices.'

Visits to the Website89
Views of Full Record204

‘LCCM is a specialist higher education college. This means we focus on a specific range of related subjects. Because our degrees are designed and run by leading figures from the music, publishing and software industries, when you choose to study at LCCM you can expect to leave well equipped for graduate level work in or beyond the creative industries ... Founded in 2001 ... our aim is to “transform higher education in music, writing, and software development by connecting our students to industry and investment”.’

Visits to the Website10
Views of Full Record31

‘A five-day festival of Contemporary Music, founded in 2013 ... Ten concerts, including evening, lunchtime and brunch concerts, and late-evening “cabaret-style” concerts of a more experimental nature in the Festival Club ... London Ear is committed to the nurturing of contemporary music, its composition, performance and audience engagement.’ Festival held Late March.

Visits to the Website85
Views of Full Record199

‘Founded in 2015 to continue the legacy and profile of the internationally respected Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Its aim is to put before London audiences the highest-quality performers in the field of Baroque music from abroad and from the UK.’ Held Mid May.

Visits to the Website127
Views of Full Record315

Held Mid May: ‘Based at St Pancras Parish Church, London, the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music presents a full programme of services, concerts, recitals, and talks, showcasing the very best in contemporary liturgical music for choir and organ.’

Visits to the Website90
Views of Full Record330

‘Annual event, hosted by FolkOnMonday, featuring the best of the national and local folk scene alongside workshops, sing around and more ... The London Folk Festival takes place in Camden at Cecil Sharp House, the heart of English Folk Music, and home of the English Folk Dance & Song Society.’ Held Early September.

Category Folk Festivals
Also indexedFolkOnMonday
Visits to the Website34
Views of Full Record39

Held Late October‘London’s most prestigious guitar festival with a wonderful series of concerts, international artist debuts, our Young Artist Platform, new music commissions, workshops and foyer events at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court Concert Hall, Kings Place and St James’ Church Piccadilly.’

Visits to the Website95
Views of Full Record168

‘Founded by Denys Darlow in 1978 the London Handel Festival has contributed to a Handel revival in the UK, specialising in the performance of lesser-known works of the period. In 1981 the London Handel Orchestra and London Handel Singers made their debut at the Festival.’ Festival held Late March - Early April.

Also indexedLondon Handel Orchestra | London Handel Singers
Visits to the Website126
Views of Full Record139

‘The LICCC is the UK’s first such event dedicated to choral conducting. Curated by Chantage and Coro, two of London's premier chamber choirs, the competition will take place during a weekend-long festival which will also include masterclasses and a Gala Concert ... We’re looking for emerging choral conductors aged 18 – 32 years old from all over the world to compete in front of a distinguished international jury.’ Held Mid October.

Visits to the Website51
Views of Full Record61

Held Mid July: ‘A uniquely inspired annual four day performing arts event, including adjudicated concerts, masterclasses with world-class experts and formal performances across London ... It is open to amateur ensembles of all musical and performing arts disciplines, including choral, instrumental ensembles and dance groups ... We use a number of different locations in London for our festival, including prestigious churches, outside spaces and community venues, all based on the needs and requirements of our ensembles.’

Visits to the Website119
Views of Full Record315

‘The finest piano lessons London has to offer! ... We organise periodic concerts and events in the City of London and do weekly piano tuition for adults working in the City ... You can choose between group piano lessons and one-to-one piano lessons with London's favourite piano Academy for adults ... Beginners, intermediate and advanced piano learners welcome. Learn classical, rock, jazz and pop styles in a formidable setting designed for adults ... Now, you can choose between outstanding piano lessons in Mayfair and the City of London!’

Visits to the Website70
Views of Full Record164

Held Mid May: ‘A Non-Competitive Festival for all Choirs, sacred or secular, large or small, singing a repertoire of their own choice.’

Category Choral Festivals
Visits to the Website124
Views of Full Record258

'Offers a one year, full-time course, designed for those who wish to realise their full potential as musical theatre performers. We are widely recognised as unique in our approach, and our ethos is to create the environment of a professional company in rehearsal rather than that of an educational institution. LSMT offer only the one course, that has been refined and developed ... and has a proven track record of success.'

Visits to the Website185
Views of Full Record258

‘Celebrate this wonderful art-form through six concerts and two masterclasses ... We are fortunate to be working with some of the most talented singers and performers currently based in the UK.' Held October - December.

Visits to the Website72
Views of Full Record231

‘Invites you to re-discover "London's first musical venues": the fantastical Pleasure Gardens.  This lost Victorian craze invited revellers to enter a secret garden and be transported from grey streets to green gardens, away from the city's chaotic noise to an illumiunated park full of elegant music. The annual Marylebone Music Festival has re-invented the pleasure garden for the 21st century, bringing the world's top artistic talent into some of London's loveliest settings.’ Held Late June.

Visits to the Website36
Views of Full Record90

'Formed in July 2012 when the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) ceased running its Music Society after 40 years. We continue the tradition of putting on excellent concerts, combined with an enjoyable social occasion, and with an opportunity for the audience to meet the artists after the concert.'

Visits to the Website80
Views of Full Record258

Music at Morley has a long and distinguished history stretching back over 100 years to when Gustav Holst was Director of Music (1907-1924) and taking in Michael Tippett’s years in the same role (1940-1951), when concerts at Morley played an important part in keeping London’s musical life going during the war years. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and many other leading names have taught or performed at Morley. Cornelius Cardew’s Scratch Orchestra broke new ground in experimental music-making during the 1970s, while the Morley Jazz orchestra and Big Band have been notable ensembles within their fields for over 30 years.’

Visits to the Website62
Views of Full Record151

‘Quality chamber music amidst stunning Wren architecture, with an emphasis on Baroque and other early repertoire ... The Society began life back in the 1970s as an outreach ministry of the Lutheran congregation based at St Anne & Agnes Church in Gresham Street (another Wren church near St Paul’s Cathedral) ... Music-at-Hill now operates as a freestanding concert society, constitutionally and financially separate from the Lutheran congregation ... We welcome regular supporters, as well as local office workers, tourists and visitors, to our Friday concerts, which are given by a variety of performers, both soloists and duos, instrumental ensembles and occasionally choirs.’

Visits to the Website65
Views of Full Record100

'The Worshipful Company of Musicians has an illustrious past. With roots in the Middle Ages, we have survived war, revolution and over 500 years of changing fashions. Today, we remain as committed as ever to preserving music excellence for many generations to come. We offer awards for postgraduate study in music and performance opportunities to promote our award-winners at the start of their professional careers.'

Also indexedThe Worshipful Company of Musicians
Visits to the Website129
Views of Full Record272

‘The Society was formed as long ago as 1953 for lovers of opera and song. You do not have to be knowledgeable to enjoy our meetings, just come along! Both visitors and new members are always welcome. We pride ourselves on having specialised equipment to get the best out of all sorts of recordings, from 78s to the most recent CDs/downloads. In our large hall recordings can sound far finer than within the confines of one's own home ... Programmes are given both by visitors and our members. They are frequently singers, who are experts in their field or knowledgeable or enthusiastic amateurs who simply want to share their love of the human voice with others.’

Visits to the Website54
Views of Full Record125

‘We are one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world. We opened in 1959 and since that time have featured most of the legendary and popular names in modern jazz and jazz fusion ... Main Jazz Club (downstairs): We're a live venue so you need to book tickets in advance to come and see a show. Once you're inside, we allocate you seats and then you can order food and drinks (to be paid for on the night) from your seats, there's a service table throughout the whole show ... Upstairs @ Ronnie's is a 140 capacity bar and live music venue (separate to the main club). There is live music every night of the week.’

Category Jazz Clubs
Visits to the Website11
Views of Full Record19

‘An institution of world renown, training nearly 700 students from over 50 countries in over 20 musical disciplines. We hope our website provides a glimpse of our collective mission, character, and values — as well as imparting the special atmosphere that springs from our cosmopolitan and confident outlook. Have a look at what we do, the quality of the concerts, the teachers, the visiting artists and the types of events we put on ... As Britain’s oldest conservatoire, we are inspired by the past but committed to shaping contemporary musical life with discernment and open-mindedness ... We welcome visitors from all walks of life to the Academy.'

Visits to the Website184
Views of Full Record274

'One of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers ... The RCM’s many performing groups – including five orchestras, two jazz bands and the RCM International Opera School – are celebrated for the vitality and excellence of their performances, and are regularly invited to perform at significant venues both in the UK and overseas.'

Visits to the Website113
Views of Full Record213

'We aim to encourage and foster music-making, together with and for the community, in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Our rehearsal space and storage are based in South London. We perform in London, the UK and also abroad from time to time ... SLCM has three affiliated ensembles: South London Symphonic Winds; South London Jazz Orchestra; London Sings! ... We have an "open door" policy, with no auditions or other bar to entry. As well as making music, we understand the importance of socialising. SLCM organises joint social events for all groups, and our ensembles organise their own too.'

Also indexedSouth London Symphonic Winds | South London Jazz Orchestra | London Sings!
Visits to the Website90
Views of Full Record256

‘We are a small society of organ and organ music enthusiasts with about 60 members, mainly, but not exclusively, from South London ... Our primary activities ... involve visits to a number of churches where we are introduced to the organ, hear it being played, and get an opportunity to play it ourselves. Other activities could be talks or demonstrations. The meetings are informal and some people just come to hear the music, but it is also a marvellous opportunity to share thoughts with other like-minded people and establish contacts and broaden our general perspective.‘

Visits to the Website92
Views of Full Record124

‘Proud to be lead partner in the Southwark Music Hub ... We believe music is for everyone ... Southwark Music Service aims to enrich the lives of all Southwark children and young people by making the learning of music dynamic, energetic, varied and fun.’

Also indexedSouthwark Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website47
Views of Full Record106

SPARC contributes to the interdisciplinary field of 21st Century sound practice in all its magnificent plurality. SPARC members work at the boundaries between improvisation, performance, sound art and composition. SPARC promotes dialogue, debate and creative activity in sound and composition practices through the production of new creative work, publications, multi.modal recordings, public fora and new collaborative relationships.’

Also indexedSound Practice & Research @ City, University of London
Visits to the Website7
Views of Full Record11

’Embodies St Martin’s commitment to the discovery, nurture and promotion of new and emerging musical talent. With the support of Making Music, the competition is able to offer winners the opportunity to develop a performance profile across the UK.’ Normally held During March.

Visits to the Website16
Views of Full Record20

‘The St Marylebone Festival is part of the HLF funded St Marylebone Changing Lives Project ... Please help us to refurbish and extend our Crypt, continue our work of offering low-cost psychotherapy and counselling services, NHS primary care, world-class music, and to conserve our heritage by restoring the present 200 year old monumental parish church ... During a week of music and festivities we celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the parish and the many personalities connected with it.’ Held Late July

Category Arts Festivals
Visits to the Website37
Views of Full Record93

‘Celebrate all of the fantastic things that Streatham has to offer. With live music, world-class art and lots of fun for little ones, there’s something for everyone ... Live music from r&b to opera, dance, workshops, drama, film, family entertainment, exhibitions, and more.’ Held Early October.

Visits to the Website27
Views of Full Record31

‘For centuries music has been at the heart of the Temple, an oasis lying between the City of Westminster and the City of London. TMF organises concerts in the Temple Church and Middle Temple Hall highlighting an array of distinguished performers.’

Visits to the Website83
Views of Full Record113

Held Late October: ‘Annually since 1996. Our competition aims to provide students with an opportunity to compete against like minded musicians, to gain experience in piano specific competitions and give outstanding students the opportunity to perform at well-known London concert venues ... The competition is open to all students (first year to postgraduate) of the four main London music colleges: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The students must be enrolled in one of the colleges at the time of the final.’

Visits to the Website133
Views of Full Record247

'Our Club is mainly for people working for, or retired from, Transport for London or its predecessors, but if you are not in this category but would like to come to our meetings in central London we may be able to include you ...'

Visits to the Website88
Views of Full Record240

'The award-winning Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH) is the lead organisation that oversees the delivery of music education in three West London boroughs - the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; and City of Westminster - working with schools, pupils and the workforce.'

Visits to the Website191
Views of Full Record336

‘Helping to keep left-wing folk singing alive ... Everybody welcome, especially singers and poets who sing or read against war, capitalism, exploitation, privatisation, imperialism and globalisation ... Torriano Meeting House is a user-funded grass-roots volunteer-run arts and community organisation in Kentish Town.’

Category Folk Clubs
Also indexedTorriano Meeting House
Visits to the Website47
Views of Full Record62

‘An international centre of excellence for vocal music performance. outreach and education in the heart of London ... VCM boasts two internationally acclaimed vocal ensembles, VOCES8 and Apollo5, who perform all over the world each year, mixing classical music with jazz, pop and contemporary composition and who also deliver our unique approach to education, the VOCES8 Method ... A programme of education work overseen by VCM sees VOCES8 and Apollo5 work with more than 40,000 young people each year in partnership with Music Hubs, schools and other educational organisations. The education programme provides teacher training, a unique Young Leaders’ programme, residencies within schools and communities in the UK, France, Germany and the USA, as well as regular training and singing celebration events at the Gresham Centre.’

Also indexedGresham Centre | St Anne and St Agnes Church
Visits to the Website23
Views of Full Record59

‘Celebrates the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the capital and beyond. The Festival showcases ensembles of all shapes and sizes, from community choruses and youth groups to professional chamber choirs and operatic ensembles. At the heart of our festival lies collaborative music making in a wide range of guises.’ Held Late June.

Category Westminster
Visits to the Website47
Views of Full Record88

‘One of the world’s premier chamber orchestras, renowned for its fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s most-loved classical music. Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959.’

Visits to the Website100
Views of Full Record272

‘Based in North Paddington. The Choir is open to everyone regardless of age, background or musical experience and we sing a variety of music from all genres, from many different cultures, and in languages from across the world ... The choir rehearses weekly during term-time ... We also perform at least one concert each term, and have performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, The Roundhouse and Paddington Central, as well as at local venues.’

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website51
Views of Full Record128

‘Jazz With Pzazz! ... A vibrant group of Polish singers based in London ... Marta Mathea Radwan founded Alle Choir in 2015 in response to a commission from the European Commission ... Since then, they’ve added jazz classics, modern vocal compositions and traditional material to their repertoire – mostly a cappella, occasionally with cool instrumental backing. Between them, this group of singers have decades of experience making music in many styles, working as soloists and musicians. As Alle Choir, they like nothing better than jamming together on a Friday night or on stage.‘

Category Jazz Choirs
Visits to the Website7
Views of Full Record15

‘Aims to become one of London's leading amateur orchestras. A City of London orchestra formed in 2011, in July 2017 we performed our debut at St John's Smith Square with Mahler Symphony No 1 ("Titan"). Our members include advanced amateur and professional musicians, and we are actively welcoming applications ... Members must be adults. Strings should be about Grade 7+ standard or equivalent. Woodwinds and brass must be Grade 8+. There is no audition ... Membership will be granted after a two-rehearsal probationary period, after the Conductor and Leader (or section leader) are satisfied as to the applicant’s suitability.’

Visits to the Website57
Views of Full Record168

'Above all, Aurora is about bringing the richest musical experiences to the broadest possible audience. We’re constantly searching for new ways to heighten engagement with music and help audiences get under the skin of great works: whether by performing whole symphonies from memory, collaborating with dancers or circus performers, commissioning film, combining chamber music with story-telling for children, or simply presenting viscerally powerful chamber orchestra performances in intimate settings. The common thread which links all of this work is simple: great music, brilliantly performed.'

Visits to the Website109
Views of Full Record285

‘London’s largest professionally rehearsed choir ... We were founded in 1965 by two St Bartholomew's hospital nurses and became a registered charity choir. Today we typically attract over 280 singers each term from a variety of ages, backgrounds and occupations. We are all amateurs and the choir is open to anyone curious about singing classical music and improving their voice. There is no audition to join us. We stage top quality classical choral concerts with professional orchestras and soloists in prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website59
Views of Full Record121

‘There are orchestras who will tell you that they were born to play Beethoven. And there are ensembles that mix it with modern music. But there’s nothing quite like the BBC Concert Orchestra. “Versatility” and “flexibility” are BBC Concert Orchestra’s bywords ... You’ll hear us on the world’s longest-running live orchestral music programme, BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night ... Over on BBC Radio 3 we search out the unusual and quirky, profile classical masterpieces and never forget to entertain ... And what about the world’s largest classical music festival, the BBC Proms? We are there every summer, both in the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park for the party that is Proms in the Park. The BBC CO loves to get out and about in the UK ...’

Category Light Orchestras
Visits to the Website129
Views of Full Record202

‘A 50 piece concert band specialising in film and show music and big band which rehearses at BBC Maida Vale and plays in and around Central London and Elstree and Borehamwood ... Founded by flautist Ian Marshall and gave its first public concert at the BBC’s Elstree Studios in July 1986 ... We play a high standard of music from a wide range of classical and contemporary pieces, with a focus on film and show music ... We have played at a wide range of venues in and around London, including the Elstree and Maida Vale Studios, St James’s Church Piccadilly, Millfield Theatre, Allum Hall, St John Waterloo and Dorchester Abbey. We have also given concerts further afield in France and Germany. The Band’s performances have been broadcast nationally as well as internationally through the BBC World Service.’

Category Light Orchestras
Visits to the Website110
Views of Full Record130

'The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930. It provides the backbone of the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts in the festival each year ...  It performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican, where it is Associate Orchestra ... Each year the Chorus performs in approximately six concerts between October and May with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall in London, and in five or six of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall between July and September, usually including the First and Last Nights at the Royal Albert Hall. The Chorus also gives some concerts on its own and with other orchestras at other UK venues and abroad.'

Visits to the Website102
Views of Full Record168

‘The Belmont Ensemble was the pioneering force in establishing the famous series of baroque concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields in the early 1990s. They have now given over 700 concerts at the famous Trafalgar Square Church where they are firmly established as the most popular of the principal orchestras, attracting large international audiences to their fortnightly concerts ... The Orchestra was originally established to enable exceptional music graduates the opportunity to bridge the gap between leaving conservatoire and finding full-time employment, within a professional environment. Now a seasoned fixture on the London musical scene, the orchestra receives no subsidies or sponsorship, relying purely on enterprising programming and box office receipts.‘

Visits to the Website38
Views of Full Record102

'One of the leading amateur baroque orchestras. It comprises young professionals, students, and top amateur baroque players from London and elsewhere. The orchestra performs on period instruments in an historically informed style. It collaborates regularly with leading baroque directors to give orchestral performances, and works on baroque and classical repertoire with choral groups.'

Visits to the Website114
Views of Full Record233

Interested in singing? Passionate about choral music performed well? Want to make some new friends in the community? We are an inclusive, fun, engaging community that values the playful and relaxed pursuit of choral excellence. We rehearse for about an hour, stop for a glass of wine (or two) and then rehearse for another 45 minutes or so.'

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website118
Views of Full Record319

‘An enthusiastic orchestra covering a pretty wide age range (many of us are recent graduates). We aim to play challenging and exciting repertoire in an informal and relaxed atmosphere and perform a wide range of works for chamber orchestra, also spreading our wings into larger works from time to time ... We usually expect potential players to be of Grade 8+ standard or equivalent. Most years we put on 3-4 concerts with a run of 3 or 4 all-day or afternoon rehearsals in advance. These take place at a variety of central London venues on Saturdays or Sundays although we occasionally do a Friday night rehearsal before a Saturday concert. While most of our concerts take place on Saturday nights, in recent years we have presented some concerts on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, so that families can attend.’

Visits to the Website38
Views of Full Record76

‘Our members are adult amateur woodwind players. The two ensembles that make up the Bloomsbury Music Group  provide opportunities for us to develop our musical ability and ensemble skills in relaxed and informal settings. We are building a varied repertoire of woodwind ensemble music and we regularly perform in public.‘

Also indexedBloomsbury Band of Flutes and Clarinets | Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble
Visits to the Website73
Views of Full Record109

'Formed in 2009 and is independent and self-governing ... The choir gives regular concerts, and engages in other activities such as singing for charity. Numbering around 30 members, the choir focuses on the small ensemble "high art" repertoire across the historical range from Medieval to Contemporary, occasionally inviting additional singers to join in putting on larger scale works ...'

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website84
Views of Full Record307

‘A long-established opera group in North West London that puts on two fully staged and costumed productions a year.‘

Visits to the Website68
Views of Full Record97

'The Group sings beautiful and moving music from the medieval to the modern periods, both sacred and secular, unaccompanied and with instruments, and often performs alongside talented professional musicians.'

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website80
Views of Full Record276

'Founded in 1971, the Camden Choir enjoys an excellent reputation, with high standards and a distinctive repertoire. We perform three concerts a year (usually in Primrose Hill or Hampstead, but further afield on occasions), plus we sing Christmas Carols in aid of charity. We aim to combine mainstream works with more unusual and musically challenging pieces by a wide range of composers ... New members are always welcome: please go to our Join Us page. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN CAMDEN.'

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website109
Views of Full Record339

‘One of London's leading non-professional orchestras ... CSO seeks to combine the familiar staples of the classical and romantic repertoire with less well-known and more challenging works. Founded as Camden Chamber Orchestra, we rebranded as Camden Symphony Orchestra in 2013 to reflect the orchestra's size and repertoire. Consisting of around 60 regular players ... we perform three major orchestral concerts a year, as well as performing regularly with our friends at Islington Choral Society. While the orchestra takes its music making seriously, striving for ever higher standards, we also pride ourselves on our friendly, inclusive environment with a vibrant social scene.’

Visits to the Website70
Views of Full Record101

Camden Voices is a choir born from the energy, buzz and creative heritage of Camden Town. Our passion is to bring contemporary ensemble singing of the highest quality to our audiences, and since our beginnings in 2013, we’re proud to have earnt a reputation as one of London’s most dynamic and captivating vocal ensembles. We sing a huge range of repertoire: from jazz standards to Motown gems as well as music from the present day. The 25 piece choir comprises passionate singers from across London unified by our shared love of music.’

Category Camden
Visits to the Website114
Views of Full Record92

’Formed in Autumn 2015 by a group of friends, the Central London Orchestra (CLO) is a dynamic amateur orchestra for players to share their passion for classical music in a fun and relaxed setting ... We are a very friendly and open orchestra suited to a range of abilities from those who may be feeling rusty and want a warm place to feel confident and comfortable, to those who can hit the first notes of Don Juan to perfection and want to be a part of a friendly orchestra focused on the joy in making music.‘

Visits to the Website38
Views of Full Record86

‘We are a small friendly choir performing a broad repertoire from early to modern music. Founded in 1985, the Chandos Chamber Choir is an auditioned amateur choir of approximately 30 voices. The Choir performs about three times a year both within London and further afield.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website69
Views of Full Record101

‘Early in 1950, two young musical enthusiasts, David Cairns (now a leading music critic and biographer of Berlioz) and Stephen Gray (later to become general manager of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), persuaded a twenty-two year old clarinettist called Colin Davis to put on a concert performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. Thus the Chelsea Opera Group was born, so called because both its co-founders were then living in Chelsea. Since its foundation COG has led the way in performing concert opera, reviving unjustifiably neglected works and lesser known versions of familiar favourites. Many of the works rediscovered by COG are now in the repertoires of professional opera houses.‘

Category Opera Companies
Visits to the Website22
Views of Full Record83

‘A highly professional amateur group with a membership of 25–30 singers, which rehearses weekly in the City of London ... City Chamber Choir aims to revive neglected choral works from past ages, to search out the best in 20th century composition, and to plot musical pathways for the present century.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website36
Views of Full Record59

‘In 1963, the Kingsway Choral Society was renamed the City of London Choir and held its inaugural concert ... About a hundred active members are drawn from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds, all of whom share a love of music-making to a high standard. We work with a professional conductor and accompanist. The choir provides groups to sing on a smaller scale for church services and special occasions.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website33
Views of Full Record62

‘A community ensemble based in the City of London. Set up in 2009, membership is open to all woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. CWO is run by a committee of playing members and there is no formal audition. CWO give concerts usually three times a year and the repertoire is focused on original compositions for wind orchestra, often balanced with lighter, contrasting music. Since 2009 much of the European and American wind orchestra repertoire has been performed.’

Visits to the Website5
Views of Full Record12

‘A chamber choir with a regular membership of about thirty singers - focusing naturally on unaccompanied repertoire and works accompanied by small instrumental forces ... The choir aims to sing around four concerts per year. Rehearsals take place on the day of the concert (generally Saturdays), and for six or seven Wednesday evenings in advance ... Most rehearsals are rounded off with a few drinks in a nearby pub ... Re-auditions are also held for the whole choir about once every four years ... Collegium Musicum of London makes it easy to get involved if you’re a young person. The choir offers free tickets to concerts to anyone under 16, and a greatly reduced subscription rate for members under 25.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website35
Views of Full Record46

'Friends of Concordia are a hugely-valued body and form a vital part of the set-up of the choir. With the support of the Friends we are able to realistically plan for ambitious and exciting concerts and tours, maintaining a consistently high level of music making for all. Performing choral music is expensive with costs ranging from venue fees and music hire to soloists and accompanist fees. Initially, these costs are funded by subscriptions from choir members, but with the additional support of the Friends of Concordia scheme we are able to tackle bigger things: concerts in more sought-after venues, high-profile tours, and further work with professional soloists and orchestras.'

Category Dulwich
Visits to the Website78
Views of Full Record272

Founded 2010: ‘We are a friendly and welcoming choral society aiming to achieve the highest possible standards. Members of Constanza Chorus are committed to attending rehearsals regularly, preparing for each rehearsal and maintaining the high standards of the choir ... Based in the heart of the City of London, the choir is a fun and sociable group ... They have rehearsed and performed a wide range of concerts with accompanists and professional musicians and orchestras’.

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website32
Views of Full Record76

‘Formed in 1995 under the musical direction of the late Alan Hazeldine. Since then it has developed into one of the finest orchestras of its kind in London. It counts some of London's best amateur players among its members. The orchestra plays six concerts each season, mostly at its traditional home of St James's, Piccadilly. However in one concert each season it becomes the Corinthian Orchestra, taking on additional members to play larger-scale repertoire in a bigger venue.’

Visits to the Website53
Views of Full Record67

‘Has long been part of the musical life of London, playing in venues and festivals across the city and the south east for many years. Our musicians come from many different professions, including architecture, arts administration, the BBC, IT, law, media, medicine, publishing, finance and education. We are drawn together by a deep commitment to music-making of the highest possible standard, and the desire to create and share great music. Each season CGCO performs a series of concerts in the beautiful Victorian church of St Peter’s Notting Hill, working with different conductors and artists to constantly enliven the orchestra’s approach. We also play in other London venues.’

Visits to the Website38
Views of Full Record86

‘London’s original lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community chamber choir. Formed in 1992, the choir wanted to sing a real variety of music: this includes music from Medieval chants to contemporary 21st Century composers such as Jonathan Dove and we balance this with a lively enthusiasm for music from a spectrum of other genres: folk, show tunes, jazz and popular music from the Fifties to today. We have grown and developed ... from a small group of friends to a friendly 50-strong choir ... In addition to our concerts, we are also actively engaged, together with London’s other LGBT singing groups, in a wide variety of community festivals, events and projects.’

Category LGBT Choirs
Visits to the Website36
Views of Full Record44

Founded 1944: ‘A thriving, friendly choir of about 90 which performs at least three concerts a year, including two with professional orchestras and top-class soloists ... As well as giving concerts in the Dulwich area, the choir has performed more widely both in central London and abroad ... Closer to home the choir performs in several of the beautiful churches in and around Dulwich, and enjoys a strong local following’.

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website48
Views of Full Record53

Founded 1950. Typically three concerts per annum: winter, spring and summer.

Category Dulwich
Visits to the Website27
Views of Full Record71

‘One of the UK’s leading chamber choirs. Known for our adventurous programming and imaginative repertoire, we give concerts in and around London, and have recorded a number of enthusiastically received CDs.

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website128
Views of Full Record261

Founded 1978: ‘Has become one of London’s finest amateur choirs, developing a reputation for musicality, imaginative programming and choral enthusiasm. As its name suggests, the choir’s spiritual home is in the rich music of the Baroque period, with large-scale works by Bach, Handel and Monteverdi regularly appearing in its programmes. However it is equally at ease with repertoire from the 15th century right through to the present day ... Admission to the Choir will be by attending a trial rehearsal and then an audition, which involves scales, exercises, and sight reading’.

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website50
Views of Full Record64

‘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
Visits to the Website64
Views of Full Record142

‘ENO is founded on the belief that opera of the highest quality should be accessible to everyone. We tell the world's most timeless stories, unforgettably ... We sing in English. We believe that singing in our own language connects the performers and the audience to the drama onstage, and enhances the experience for all ...’

Category Opera Companies
Visits to the Website118
Views of Full Record237

'The leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 55 venues and presenting as many as 110 performances per year. Our aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions featuring some of the finest talent in opera.'

Category Opera Companies
Visits to the Website114
Views of Full Record192

Formed 2016: ‘A group of elite London-based young musicians ... The orchestra is made up of musicians from conservatoires and universities across the country. At its inception, the players were drawn from London’s junior conservatoire departments, and the orchestra continues to grow from that beginning. Fantasia Orchestra presents regular concerts in London, performing an eclectic range of music ... some of the highest level of music-making by young people in the country. Our exciting seasons of concerts and projects allows us to perform a huge range of repertoire, and champion new music as well as the Western canon. Alongside our programme of concerts, we do outreach work with primary schools to foster a passion for music-making from an early age.’

Category London (Central)
Visits to the Website31
Views of Full Record32

‘Specialising in the historically accurate performance of music from the 18th century, the Feinstein Ensemble’s concerts and recordings of the Baroque repertoire have been acclaimed both in the UK and internationally ... They are resident period orchestra at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, performing around 30 concerts a year there ... The Feinstein Ensemble is best known for its interpretations of Bach. Collaborations with their sister group the London Bach Singers have resulted in critically acclaimed performances of all of Bach’s major choral works ... The Singers specialise in single-voice performances of Bach’s Cantatas, Passions and Masses.’

Also indexedLondon Bach Singers
Visits to the Website117
Views of Full Record145

‘A high-quality, amateur choir that is still small and friendly enough to feel welcoming and inclusive. We’re looking for singers with good voices and reasonable sight reading ability, who would relish the opportunity to perform wonderful music with top orchestras and in fantastic venues ... GCU is a busy choir, promoting at least three concerts of its own each year, plus open choral workshops. It also takes part in joint promotions and in events staged by other organisations.‘

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website95
Views of Full Record158

‘The Choir was founded in 1967, is based at the London Welsh Centre, and is formed of men of all ages and backgrounds. We have a varied repertoire - from traditional Welsh songs and opera choruses to showtunes and contemporary pieces. We often perform in interesting venues that are not suited to larger choirs such as radio studios, churches and function rooms ... Our rehearsals, whilst very focussed, are relaxed and informal ... You don't need to be able to speak Welsh or to even be a great singer. We do not audition our choristers.’

Visits to the Website30
Views of Full Record152

‘Our repertoire mix is distinctive, ranging from plainchant and a cappella polyphony, via traditional Classical and Romantic masterworks, to music by contemporary composers. Under the guidance of a professional conductor and accompanist we aspire to perform to the highest level. We rehearse weekly, giving three or four concerts a year. Membership is by audition.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website50
Views of Full Record90

‘A friendly, un-auditioned local community choir based in North West London. We offer communal music-making for those who would like to take up choral singing and for those have sung in the past and would like to resume ... The Chorus was established as the UCS Centenary Choir and continues to be closely associated with University College School where it is based, although it today comprises singers from both within the UCS community and the wider Northwest London area.’

Category Hampstead
Also indexedUCS Centenary Choir
Visits to the Website49
Views of Full Record128

‘We are a choir of about 35 people, based in the City of London near St Paul’s Cathedral. 70 years after our foundation in Hanover Square, we are still making great music and continuing to attract some of the liveliest people in London ... We sing most types of choral music, and have occasionally dipped our toes into both jazz and folk repertoire ... We normally see new members at the beginning of rehearsals. We do expect people to be able to understand the music and sing in tune. Most people enjoy working with a smaller group of singers, as you can hear your own contribution and there is no chance of being lost in the crowd.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website34
Views of Full Record63

‘The Band was formed in 1981 and is made up of former musicians from the seven regiments of Her Majesty's Household Division Bands namely:- The Life Guards, Blues and Royals (now the Household Cavalry Band), Grenadiers, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards Bands. The present Household Division Musicians Association Band follows a long tradition of music making by musicians from these famous regiments. Most of the members are still playing in leading London Orchestras, London Theatres, or teaching in music colleges and schools throughout the country.  The Band performs at numerous public and private engagements, most notably The Chelsea Flower Show, Eastbourne Bandstand, and at The Royal Hospital Chelsea.’ ALERT Website not accessible at Review; linked instead to Facebook Page.

Category Military Bands
Visits to the Website43
Views of Full Record107

'The International Staff Band, or ISB as it is now known still has around twenty percent of its members working for the Salvation Army, with the remaining members employed in a variety of occupations and professions. All are active members of their own particular local Salvation Army corps (Church), with membership spread as far afield as Leeds, Norwich, Bristol, London [and many centres in between]. Many of the band's members are also musical leaders in their local corps (Church) and membership of the ISB is undertaken in addition to their local church commitments ...'

Visits to the Website155
Views of Full Record185

Founded 1973: ‘A friendly non-auditioned community choir ... who enjoy the challenge of exploring our rich choral heritage in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment ... We usually perform concerts three times a year at a range of venues including St John’s, Smith Square and Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square. In some years we may also perform a Christmas carol concert ... We are normally able to accept new members singing any voice, of any age and from any background, including people who are thinking about taking up singing again after not singing for a while. There’s no audition to go through, and you’re welcome to try out a rehearsal or two before committing yourself’.

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website20
Views of Full Record53

‘Established in 1936 as the Informal Chamber Orchestra, and is a registered charity, funded by members' subscriptions and ticket sales, and from time to time also raises money for other charitable causes. We provide opportunities for musicians to rehearse and perform a wide range of classical music to a high standard. We also offer a platform for young soloists to help them establish their careers, and guest-slots to provide young conductors with valuable experience. Our focus is on serious amateur music making in a sociable and friendly environment.’

Visits to the Website32
Views of Full Record49

‘Has built an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s most accomplished and adventurous non-professional orchestras. Established classics, neglected masterpieces and works by today’s leading composers are hallmarks of KSO’s repertoire, performed with a skill and panache that has garnered praise from all quarters ... Its continued commitment to the performance of the most challenging works in the canon is allied to a hunger for new music, lost masterpieces, overlooked film scores and those quirky corners of the repertoire that few others dare touch.‘

Visits to the Website42
Views of Full Record33

'Gave its first concert in 1972 and ever since has pursued a policy of performing minor works of major composers and major works of minor composers, as well as the standard concert repertoire. This give a mixture of familiar and less familiar, but accessible, music at very affordable prices. The average age of the orchestra's members is in the early 30s, although the age range spans many decades, and we are fortunate in having a steady flow of new recruits ...'

Visits to the Website143
Views of Full Record305

‘A South London Concert Band based in Herne Hill. LWO performs a varied programme of music for the community both formally and informally. Our concert programmes have included music by Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, Philip Sparke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold and Samuel-Coleridge-Taylor alongside newly written pieces by London based composers. We also enjoy performing a variety of British light music by composers such as Robert Farnon, Eric Coates and Frederick Curzon. Our performances take place on bandstands around London, including Clapham Common, St James’s Park and Battersea Park, at local festivals and at our own formal concerts.’

Visits to the Website16
Views of Full Record45

Linden Baroque is a unique and much loved part of the British Early Music movement. Formed in 1982 by a group of early music enthusiasts in the front room of a house in Linden Gardens, Chiswick, (London) it combined the talents of a band of music students, young professionals and talented amateurs. Many of the original members now have prominent careers in the early music field - and some founder members are still regularly playing with the band.’

Visits to the Website30
Views of Full Record102

‘Members drawn largely, though not exclusively, from the financial, insurance and banking communities within the City ... We sing four main concerts per year. In addition we give regular annual performances of seasonal music at Easter and Christmas, and the choir is often called upon to provide music for services at St Katharine Cree including annual memorial and remembrance services. The choir also performs at the Lloyd's of London Remembrance ceremony and the Insurance Institute of London Carol Service in November each year ... We do not hold formal auditions but offer new members a trial period during which they may be asked to complete some simple vocal exercises. Due to our limited rehearsal times we take every opportunity to socialise together on a regular basis outside rehearsals!’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website47
Views of Full Record64

‘One of London's most versatile chamber choirs, particularly noted for vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire. The choir has established a strong reputation for diverse, imaginative and eclectic programming, often bringing together works written many centuries apart to thrilling effect.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website105
Views of Full Record133

‘The London Accordion Orchestra (previously the Morley Accordion Orchestra) came to life in 1999 with the aim of promoting and performing compositions for accordion orchestra, as well as to develop players of the instrument. The main orchestra focuses on playing original repertoire and commissions composers to write new works specifically for the London Accordion Orchestra ... We perform live all over Europe. LAO have 50 members and we love what we do.’

Visits to the Website17
Views of Full Record50

‘Based in London, singing in Bulgarian ... the London Bulgarian Choir invite you to join them in finding that ancient resonance in the depth of the human heart ... We are primarily a performing choir, and have sung in churches, concert halls, festival tents, rock concerts, television studios, embassies, nightclubs, restaurants, pubs, hilltops, village squares and a barge on the Thames ... Membership ... is open to anyone - male or female - who enjoys this unique kind of music and style of singing. We have over 35 members from all around the world. Each brings to the choir their own special qualities. New members are welcomed - we don't audition, but we do have a waiting list.’

Visits to the Website37
Views of Full Record92

‘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.’

Visits to the Website88
Views of Full Record184

‘The mission of the LCS is to champion the riches of the choral and orchestral repertoire with its chamber-sized forces, through stimulating and thought-provoking programmes. The ensemble is made up of outstanding professional musicians, delivering the highest levels of classical music making. From the Renaissance to the present day, the LCS has a varied repertoire encompassing well-known major works as well as seeking to uncover lesser-known pieces and showcasing new compositions.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website42
Views of Full Record79

‘Formed in January 2013. It has performed successful concerts ever since, and has grown the permanent membership to the size of a full symphony orchestra ... LCO is made up of a range of professionals, amateur players and music students ... We perform 3 concerts per year in venues across London ... LCO is a great way to meet like-minded musicians who love playing music to a high standard ... We are always on the look-out for Grade 8+ (or equivalent standard) musicians, particularly for our string sections.’

Visits to the Website39
Views of Full Record78

‘An award winning women’s barbershop chorus based in central London. We sing a cappella and everything from classic barbershop to musical numbers and pop songs, and are dedicated to achieving a high standard and having fun. We love to perform and put on several concerts throughout the year. We also compete nationally and internationally, having won the gold medal at the 2017 Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers.’

Visits to the Website132
Views of Full Record152

'One of London’s leading amateur choirs. A lively and friendly choir of around 150 members, LCC puts on a wide variety of classical music concerts, from unaccompanied church music to large-scale choral works, as well as giving concert performances of operas and songs from the shows.'

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website124
Views of Full Record241

’The London Consorts of Winds are a group of about 30 amateur brass and woodwind players based in South London playing in three separate ensembles – the Ancient and Modern, Classical and Clarinet Consorts. We play a wide range of repertoire – from arrangements of early music, through to cutting edge contemporary compositions. We rehearse approximately monthly in South London, and we aim to perform across London five or six times a year.’

Visits to the Website33
Views of Full Record120

‘Draws together London’s brightest young talent to explore and promote new music to an increasingly wide audience. Formed in 2008, the LCO has worked alongside a distinguished array of composers and artists ...’

Visits to the Website92
Views of Full Record260

Established 2013: ‘We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated amateur musicians (around grade 8) to join us for the exciting opportunity to play some great music and contribute with creative (and social) ideas ... We want to interact with other artists with the same sense of experimentation and adventure, from any art form that we can work and blend with, thereby further enriching ourselves and our audience. We are called “London Euphonia” not just because we are from London, but because we are immersed in the culture of this incredible city, from which we constantly draw inspiration. We strive to be as much a part of that culture as we possibly can’.

Visits to the Website34
Views of Full Record78

'Formed in February 1997 and is composed of a diverse group of welcoming people who enjoy making music together. New singers and instrumentalists are welcome to attend one or two trial rehearsals but there is no formal audition. Visitors to London are welcome to attend one or more rehearsals, by prior arrangement, without further commitment ...'

Visits to the Website91
Views of Full Record313

‘The London Gay Men’s Chorus: * entertains, educates and inspires through song; * takes risks - making unexpected and surprising programming decisions, and performing in unusual spaces; * performs a diverse range of music to the highest technical standard; * provides a safe, supportive community for gay men to socialise, exchange ideas and have fun; * works with schoolchildren, teachers and parents to eradicate homophobic bullying; * believes that a diverse society is a strong society - that all people, regardless of sexuality, are equal and should be treated as such and works with other community groups and individuals who share our vision.’

Category LGBT Choirs
Visits to the Website101
Views of Full Record121

‘We are an LGBT wind orchestra of around 40 woodwind, brass and percussion players based in central London. Our players come from a mix of backgrounds and playing abilities, from professional musicians, to people rediscovering an instrument they played at school. And of course, everything in between. Our musical aim is to be both fun and challenging. We want to encourage improving musicianship in an enjoyable and supporting environment. We play a wide variety of music to suit our diversity, including band classics, orchestral arrangements, show tunes and of course, the odd bit of Abba and Madonna.’

Visits to the Website28
Views of Full Record69

'Founded in May 1996 ... Two decades later and the LGSO now performs five full concerts per year, plus a variety of regular and ad-hoc extras ... With an active membership in excess of 150 people (not all playing at once of course!), the orchestra is as much a social group as a musical one; like many LGBT+ groups, the Orchestra was formed to give people the opportunity to do something they enjoy in a friendly and supportive environment without the fear of encountering prejudice.'

Visits to the Website132
Views of Full Record227

'The foremost community atheist, humanist, secular choir. We formed in April 2009 with the support of the British Humanist Association ... Our repertoire is wide ranging, including classical pieces, the oldest known folk song, humanist ceremony music ...'

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website174
Views of Full Record301

‘Established primarily to offer performance opportunities to accomplished individuals who have trained as musicians but might have gone on to progress in other fields ... We're proud to be a bit different.​ Our musicians don't pay membership fees to do what they love. We want the orchestra to be accessible to all the music makers of this wonderful city. The orchestra has graduates from Conservatoires and Universities all over the country and we're lucky to be joined by players from the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and John Wilson Orchestra on occasion.  We have a no-nonsense approach to concerts and can be found doing unusual things.’

Visits to the Website19
Views of Full Record21

‘One of London's most versatile orchestras, both in its breadth of repertoire and its flexibility. The Orchestra's repertoire includes symphonic, opera, light classical, children's favourites, film and stage music, traditional Russian music with Balalaikas and much more ... The Orchestra is composed of dedicated musicians of all ages, nationalities, denominations and occupations, including doctors, students, lawyers, dentists, scientists, youth prizewinners, professionals and ex-professionals. They are united in their love of music and furtherance of charity.‘

Visits to the Website28
Views of Full Record41

‘A chamber ensemble, formed by an enthusiastic group of amateur musicians who play the plucked string family of instruments. Our repertoire covers a wide range of classical music ... Mandolin, mandola, mandocello, acoustic guitar and bass players are always welcome.‘

Category Guitar Ensembles
Visits to the Website110
Views of Full Record356

‘Formed in 1954, consisting mainly of refugee doctors and dentists from central Europe, conducted by Dr Hans Ucko and led by Dr J Bachner. It combined with the Three Hospitals Orchestra in 1964. Although many of the present members of the Orchestra are not members of the medical or ancillary professions, the Orchestra continues to have as its main purpose the supporting of medical charities through fund-raising concerts ... If you are involved with a charity and would be interested in partnering with LMO to raise funds, please contact us with your ideas.‘ Three concerts per year.

Visits to the Website25
Views of Full Record60

London Musical Arts Orchestra is based at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, presenting beautiful Candlelight Concerts, exciting and innovative MEET the MUSIC concerts and our popular Mini Maestro family concerts series for children.’

Visits to the Website18
Views of Full Record45

‘The world's only professional orchestra dedicated to performing musical theatre repertoire. LMTO produces spectacular concerts of musicals in major London venues with our full orchestra and world class soloists. The orchestra is formed of musicians who love musicals - most of whom are established professionals, but a quarter of whom are always young developing professionals. Since LMTO's public launch in June 2016, the orchestra has performed at iconic central London venues such as the London Palladium, the Lyceum Theatre and Cadogan Hall to sell-out crowds and rave five-star reviews. LMTO is a charity, and we receive financial support from a number of philanthropic sources ... Whether you’re a musical theatre fan, a performer wanting to join the fun or simply someone who wants to know more, this is the place for you.‘

Category Light Orchestras
Visits to the Website26
Views of Full Record41

Founded 1973: ‘One of Britain's leading amateur choirs and one of the most exciting choirs in London ... Around 100 people from London and surrounds (our average age is around 30) ... Classical, contemporary, medieval, pop, folk, and anything else we can think of! ... Entry to the choir is by audition and we are always happy to welcome prospective members at our rehearsals’.

Category Westminster
Visits to the Website71
Views of Full Record97

‘Founded in the City in 1945 the London Orpheus Choir is made up of individuals from all walks of life - both from this country and abroad ... The Choir performs a wide repertoire which extends from the 16th century to present day with professional soloists and the London Orpheus Orchestra; many of its players are also members of leading orchestras and chamber music ensembles. In 2012, the choir started London Orpheus Choir Young Artists Platform, a collaboration with the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. We perform at least one concert a year with soloists who are the rising stars of the future.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website53
Views of Full Record84

‘Founded in 1947 as the chorus for the London Philharmonic Orchestra ... Widely regarded as one of the nation's finest choirs. We perform regularly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, mainly at the Royal Festival Hall, and other world-class orchestras at major venues and festivals throughout the year ... We're always looking for new members to join us. Our standards are high, but it's not all hard work - we're a very friendly and relaxed choir, enjoying not only the singing but a bit of socialising too.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website91
Views of Full Record81

'As well as giving classical concerts and opera performances in the UK and internationally, we also record film and video game soundtracks, have our own record label, and reach thousands of people every year through activities for schools and our local communities.'

Visits to the Website66
Views of Full Record127

‘Founded in 1924 as the Insurance Orchestra by Harold Rawlinson to provide members of the Insurance industry with an opportunity to meet regularly and enjoy playing music together. This fundamental enthusiasm for music and friendly ethos remains at the heart of the Orchestra’s purpose to this day ... Today players are drawn from all backgrounds, not just the insurance industry, and include music students ... The Orchestra is now regarded as one of London’s finest amateur orchestras. We give regular concerts at some of the capital’s top venues including St. John’s, Smith Square and Cadogan Hall.’

Also indexedInsurance Orchestral Society
Visits to the Website20
Views of Full Record78

‘If you love playing in an orchestra but get a little bored in repetitive rehearsals then the LRO might be what you are looking for… At LRO we rehearse a different work each week,  normally finishing with a complete run-through.  We aim for excellent progress during that session. Occasionally we perform a selection of works from the repertoire – usually in charity concerts.

Visits to the Website21
Views of Full Record69

‘London Sacred Harp sings every week in London, UK in the tradition of a cappella community folk hymn singing from the United States. The Sacred Harp is also the name of the book we sing from. The tradition has roots in Europe, but has mainly developed in the American South. We don’t rehearse or perform. We sing for our fellow singers. Everyone sings. Everyone sings loudly and freely. And everyone sings for their own enjoyment. Anyone can learn to sing Sacred Harp. Our singings are open to all. Singers of all religions and none are welcome. There is no fee or subscription, but we do suggest a small donation to help us cover our basic costs. And you don’t need to be able to read music or have a so-called “good” voice.’

Visits to the Website61
Views of Full Record77

‘A group of enthusiastic amateur Saxophone players based near Victoria station in London. We have an inclusive membership policy and draw members from all walks of life and from across London and the south east ... We play a variety of music, from ancient to modern, and in a variety of styles, from the classical to music invoking the rhythms of South America. The Choir mainly consists of players of the mainstream Saxophones – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone – but we are often joined by players of Sopranino and Bass Saxophones, adding additional layers to our sound.’

Visits to the Website44
Views of Full Record106

'Places the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent. Founded in 1968, the ensemble's commitment to new music has seen it commission over 350 works, and premiere many hundreds more.'

Visits to the Website108
Views of Full Record152

'The LSO was formed in 1904 when 50 members of the Queen’s Hall Orchestra rebelled against Sir Henry Wood’s edict that "no deputies" be sent to rehearsals and concerts ... The LSO is proud to be Resident Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, where it performs around 70 concerts a year ... The LSO is set apart from other international orchestras by the depth of its commitment to music education, reaching over 65,000 people each year. LSO Discovery enables the Orchestra to offer people of all ages opportunities to get involved in music-making and to enter the extraordinary sound world of the Orchestra.'

Visits to the Website88
Views of Full Record376

‘The largest professional tango group in the country, a real "orquesta tipica" uniting leading UK tango musicians with players from Argentina. The orchestra was founded in 2009 by Caroline Pearsall and is the first of its kind in the UK. The orchestra performs music from the rich repertoire of tango, old and new, sharing its love of tango music through concerts, milongas and workshops and cultural exchanges between musicians from Europe, USA and Argentina.’

Visits to the Website16
Views of Full Record48

‘A mixed voice choir, rehearsing and performing in central London and around the globe since 1983 ... Members hail from a range of professions and backgrounds, and the repertoire spans from the Renaissance to the modern. The Chorale is committed to keeping Welsh music alive in London, and has supported many young professional singers and orchestral players in our professional concerts. New members are always welcome!‘

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website29
Views of Full Record138

‘Formed in 1902 and quickly gained a reputation for excellence in performance and success in competition in England, Wales and Paris. Disrupted by the two World Wars, the Choir was re-established in 1961 and now has over one hundred members.’

Visits to the Website105
Views of Full Record126

'Creates new opera in new ways, in different spaces and places throughout the UK and internationally. Each of our distinct projects aims to stretch the boundaries of what opera can be and who it is for. We work with world-class and emerging artists, we create new works and reinvent existing ones - drawing on a range of cultural influences, theatrical methods, art-forms and technologies and involving local communities in the creative process.'

Category Opera Companies
Visits to the Website174
Views of Full Record130

‘We're a large, friendly choir of young and old. We sing a wide range of music, from classical to modern and newly composed pieces by our conductor. Our rehearsals and concerts take place in high profile central London locations. No formal audition is required but we welcome singers with a high standard of sight singing. New members are welcome to join in January, April and September of each year.’

Category Westminster
Visits to the Website75
Views of Full Record83

‘We are a well-established steel orchestra formed in 1987. We perform in groups of 7 to 30 players, both nationally and internationally ... The Melodians Steel Orchestra range in age from 12 to over 60 and are drawn from all walks of life ... and promote involvement in Steelpan music regardless of age, sex, race or social background.‘

Category Lambeth
Visits to the Website74
Views of Full Record85

‘A friendly, welcoming orchestra in North London ... Our standard is particularly suitable for intermediate players (grade 6 and above). No audition required - if you like us, we'll like you! Just turn up to any rehearsal and see how you get on, and/or come and meet up in the pub afterwards.’

Visits to the Website68
Views of Full Record138

'From car parks to schools and festivals, we create amazing live classical experiences performed by incredible musicians. We started back in 2011 when our partners Bold Tendancies welcomed us into their amazing disused car park space to perform Stravinsky's monumental Rite of Spring. We had such a great time (as did our audience!) that we've been going back ever since - performing every year as part of the Bold Tendencies summer season. We also tour the whole Orchestra around schools to play in school halls and playgrounds. And hundreds of school students come and perform with us as choirs and instrumentalists ...'

Also indexedBold Tendancies
Visits to the Website281
Views of Full Record318

‘One of London's most dynamic chamber choirs. Their repertoire includes music that is both broad and adventurous, including sacred and secular, Renaissance to contemporary. Concerts range from great choral works to ambitious and exciting a cappella performances. They strive to perform memorable music of the highest quality ... They perform most frequently at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square but recent concerts have taken them to a variety of venues in the capital.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website38
Views of Full Record43

'Formed around 1978 to allow parents and students of William Ellis and Parliament Hill Schools to perform major choral works. We’re less connected with the schools these days and don’t have many school-age members, but local school students still perform solos in our concerts. The Choir has benefitted from a sudden surge of interest in choral singing (TV programmes may have helped) and we typically have 150 members signed up for our autumn and spring terms. We have an age range from under twenty to over seventy (we’re pleased to have many more younger singers than a couple of years ago).'

Category Hampstead
Visits to the Website90
Views of Full Record277

‘A fun, independent and enthusiastic community choir from East Dulwich in South East London ... Our members are all amateur singers from the surrounding area and come from many different walks of life; from Nurses to Photo Journalists, Barristers to Trade Union Officials. Formed in 2008, Note-Orious have gone from strength to strength with a current membership of 50 people. The entire choir’s repertoire is selected from song suggestions made by the members.’

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website61
Views of Full Record137

‘A unique organisation, founded by Rossi Dusheva and Ivelina Dusheva-Martial in 2014. That year the orchestra performed its first local concert in Notting Hill to great enthusiasm from our audiences ... Our Orchestra focuses on music from film and television, and on occasion also performs other genres, such as jazz studio orchestra arrangements ... Membership is subject to audition, however it is quite informal. There is a range of musical abilities within the orchestra, and playing standards tend to be roughly Grade 7 and 8 ... The NHO Film Music School offers tuition in all instruments and vocals--piano, violin, guitar, cello, flute, clarinet, and more!‘

Category Light Orchestras
Visits to the Website56
Views of Full Record72

'Formed in 2008, Opal Flutes is a friendly South London flute choir based in East Dulwich. We welcome flautists of all ages and abilities - come along and meet other flautists, make new friends, try an alto or a bass flute, improve your sight-reading and of course get plenty of regular playing!'

Category Flute Ensembles
Visits to the Website76
Views of Full Record130

Investec Opera Holland Park London is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, innovative and accomplished opera companies in the UK, with an extraordinary history of producing rarities, alongside popular favourites. Whether novice or aficionado, OHP has something to offer – and all taking place in one of the most beautiful covered spaces in the capital.’

Category Opera Companies
Also indexedInvestec Opera Holland Park
Visits to the Website85
Views of Full Record126

‘Provides experience for singers who have sung in choral societies and would like to venture into the world of opera. Because there is ample time for rehearsal, sight singing ability is not essential, though the ability to learn a part by heart is. Chorus singers are encouraged to progress to solo roles and there is no distinction made between soloists and chorus members. The repertoire is wide-ranging but the choice of opera is determined by the number and ability of its members. Performances are staged and, whenever possible, sung in English. There are also concerts of operatic excerpts, which provide an opportunity for members to participate in ensembles.’

Visits to the Website50
Views of Full Record104

‘Founded 1979 ... It takes its name from the fact that there were originally sixteen members ... The repertoire is wide-ranging and may be accompanied or a capella ... We sing at least three concerts a year. Two of them feature music from the classical choral repertoire, while the third is our light-hearted summer supper concert with a theme such as “the wild west”, “heavenly bodies” or “a night on the ocean wave”. This concert is very popular with families, and the audience sits at candle-lit tables, with wine and soft drinks served, and a buffet meal during the interval ... Over the years, Opus XVI has given concerts in a number of local churches and church halls, in West Dulwich, Streatham, Norbury and Herne Hill.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website41
Views of Full Record91

‘Not all orchestras are the same ... Ok, it’s a not very snappy name, so we tend to call ourselves the OAE. The OAE is probably one of the top “period instruments” Orchestras in the world. What does this mean? Well, over the years instruments and techniques have changed. We try to be authentic, by using instruments and playing styles similar to those the composer would have been familiar with. You get to hear what Vivaldi actually wrote, not a modern version of it. You might be wondering what difference this makes to the actual sound. Well, it tends to be a more edgy sound than polished modern orchestras. It’s a gutsy and definitely a less “polite” sound. Plus the OAE is well known for its sheer enthusiasm for music, which comes across at every performance ...’

Visits to the Website100
Views of Full Record126

‘Orion Orchestra was founded to provide young musicians the opportunities and mentorship needed to bridge the gap between music college and their professional careers, while inspiring the next generation through our accessible concerts ... Through our Noisy Notes series, we take a full symphony orchestra where it wouldn’t normally go, and give children with the least opportunity the chance to try out musical instruments for the first time ... With Orion's players selected from the most talented music college students and recent graduates, we give young players experiences working at London's leading concert venues, giving them the chance to work under the highest professional standards.‘

Also indexedNoisy Notes
Visits to the Website46
Views of Full Record115

‘A small and friendly London choir specialising in early music and cake baking ... Named after Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625) ... Four concerts of wonderful choral music each year. We specialise in Renaissance and Baroque pieces, but with the occasional modern piece thrown in. Our membership has a healthy span of ages and nationalities, with people from all over the place and of varied seniority, from students right on up. There's a reliable pub contingent each week. Orlando was founded in 1994 and has around 30 singers.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website35
Views of Full Record74

‘The Orpheus Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation working to provide professional opportunities for some of the finest young musicians in London. By enabling young artists to showcase their achievements in a central London concert platform and by providing a mechanism for intercollegiate collaboration while working in our orchestra, the Orpheus Sinfonia, we deliver a broad range of opportunities to soloists, conductors, ensembles and orchestral players to further their professional development.‘

Also indexedOrpheus Foundation
Visits to the Website40
Views of Full Record89

‘A choir for those working in Parliament: we may not always be in unison but we are always in harmony ... The founding of the choir in 2000 arose from a discussion between Lord Filkin and Simon Over (then Director of Music at St Margaret’s Westminster) about the difficulty of belonging to a choir when working in Parliament. The need to work during evenings made it very hard to attend rehearsals. The choir now holds weekly rehearsals in St Mary Undercroft (the chapel within the Palace of Westminster) during parliamentary sessions, which allows MPs and Peers to leave rehearsals at the sound of the division bell in order to vote.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website45
Views of Full Record76

‘An independent symphony chorus based in London. Founded by Walter Legge in 1957 ... We are always happy to hear from new singers and welcome new members in all voice parts. We like to think that our exciting programme of engagements, the emphasis that we place on training and development, and the warm and friendly atmosphere makes us the obvious choice for anyone with ambition to sing in one of the UK's leading symphony choruses.‘

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website37
Views of Full Record83

'The Philharmonia has a pioneering approach to the role of the modern-day symphony orchestra, reaching new audiences and participants through audience development, digital technology and learning and participation programmes. Based in London, but with residencies in cities throughout England and a thriving international touring programme and global digital reach, the Philharmonia engages with a world-wide audience.'

Visits to the Website84
Views of Full Record243

‘Began in 1973 as an evening class at Kensington Adult Education Institute ... In June 2000 the orchestra became an independent registered charity and since then has managed its affairs through a committee elected by the members ... There are no auditions for membership. Some sections of the orchestra are over subscribed ... The easiest way to join us is to come to a rehearsal ... The Portobello Orchestra ... meets weekly in term time for rehearsals ... and gives three or four public concerts a year. The distinctive ethos of the orchestra is its friendliness and openness to all who are enthusiastic about playing music, including those with limited experience of orchestral playing.’

Visits to the Website27
Views of Full Record64

‘Love to sing? Whatever your age or ability we have the choir for you!’ As well as the Community Choir (‘We have about 45 singers, of all ages and abilities, and no auditions‘), there is a Children’s Choir (‘For girls and boys, 4-11 years old’), and also the Primrose Singers (‘An entertaining and sociable twelve-voice vocal group who sing a terrific variety of music to a high standard’).

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website42
Views of Full Record65

‘Formed in 1994 by conductor and organist Mark Ford, The Purcell Singers is one of London’s leading chamber choirs ... We have performed extensively in London venues including St James’s Piccadilly, Southwark and St Paul’s Cathedrals and St John’s Smith Square, as well as outside London ... Our repertoire is wide, ranging from Gibbons to Tavener, via Bach, Howells, Poulenc, Barber and Britten, and we have developed a particular reputation for championing unusual late romantic works, notably those of the German composer Georg Schumann.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website22
Views of Full Record71

'The only Church on Oxford Street was created by the Salvation Army’s founder, General William Booth, when he turned a former roller skating rink into God's house. Regent Hall Band began in 1882 when 12 men and two women musicians marched along Oxford Street for the first time. Today, Regent Hall Corps conducts a full programme to meet the needs of its community throughout the week at the Centre ... Each Sunday you can hear us accompanying the singing in our church or witnessing on a busy street corner above the chatter of shoppers and tourists. With a clear sense of mission, we march out to share our Christian witness into the crowded streets of London’s West End ...'

Visits to the Website108
Views of Full Record161

Founded 1944: ‘London’s leading amateur chamber choir specialising in European sacred music of the 15th-17th centuries ... We perform music by well-known great composers of the period including Josquin, Tallis, Byrd, Lassus, Palestrina and Victoria as well as giving rare airings to gems by lesser-known musicians. We have a varied annual programme giving around five concerts a year, mainly in London, and undertake occasional overseas tours and exchange projects with foreign choirs. The choir also hosts three workshops a year, open to all, where we explore Renaissance repertoire under expert direction’.

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website67
Views of Full Record119

‘The Choral Society was launched in 1998 and is a thriving musical group. The aim of the Society is to practise and perform music to suit all tastes and have a good time. The singers are of all abilities and experiences. The only two criteria for joining are singing and being able to sing in tune. We have vocal warm ups and wonderful music ranging from popular to classical, including Christmas favourites ... We generally work towards three main public performances each year, often with orchestral accompaniment. We also sing at local festivals and community events ... Formed in 2009 to accompany the Choir at concerts, RBCS Chamber Orchestra is a group of talented and versatile young musicians, mainly drawn from the London music colleges. The musicians benefit from regular opportunities to perform in public, as part of their musical development.’

Category Southwark
Also indexedRBCS Chamber Orchestra
Visits to the Website25
Views of Full Record74

‘Began its illustrious life as the Royal Albert Hall Choral Society – formed for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871 ... The choir’s name was shortened to The Royal Choral Society (with permission from Queen Victoria) shortly afterwards ... We are always looking for new members - particularly tenors and basses. If you would like to join the RCS, you will need to be aged 16+ and will need to pass a very straightforward audition ... We also hold regular Open Rehearsals where you can come along for a Monday rehearsal, join in with the singing, and then mingle with choir members over refreshments and experience for yourself how the choir works ... We also have regular “Taster” sessions (usually) on the first Monday of every month, where you can just join a normal Monday rehearsal.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website28
Views of Full Record53

‘A friendly, non-auditioned choir based at the Royal Free Hospital in North London. The choir was founded in 1995 by hospital staff but now includes many members of the local community. We have approximately 45 members and come together regularly to enjoy high-quality music-making ... We are an inclusive choir and aim to ensure that our activities are accessible to all ... We put on three or four concerts a year, often accompanied by our sister orchestra, the Hampstead Sinfonietta.’

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website20
Views of Full Record52

‘Founded in 1872 by the Duke of Edinburgh, the orchestra was, at the time, the only London orchestra apart from the Royal Philharmonic Society ... Our mix of conservatoire students and excellent amateurs perform 3-4 concerts per season ... and meet for around 5 rehearsals in central London during the two weeks leading up to each concert.’

Visits to the Website17
Views of Full Record61

‘Known for its versatile programming of classical, light classical and popular music, the RPCO is regularly seen working with renowned artists in the worlds of classical music, pop music and West End musicals and appears at many of the UK’s most celebrated summer music festivals.’

Category Light Orchestras
Visits to the Website105
Views of Full Record197

'At the forefront of music-making in the UK. Its home base since 2004 at London’s Cadogan Hall serves as a springboard for fourteen residencies across the country, often in areas where access to live orchestral music is very limited. With a wider reach than any other UK large ensemble, the RPO has truly become Britain’s national orchestra.'

Visits to the Website144
Views of Full Record250

‘Strives to perform professional-quality 20th century and contemporary works with a variety of guest conductors and up-and-coming soloists ... Has been widely described as London’s finest non-professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 1963, we continue to put on high-quality performances of a broad range of symphonic repertoire, with three central London concerts per year (autumn, spring and summer) as well as other external events ... The orchestra is named after violinist, composer and impresario Johann Peter Salomon who brought Haydn to England 1791. This name reflected the predominance of Haydn in the orchestra's early repertoire. Since then the orchestra has become known for its performance of late romantic and 20th Century works.‘

Visits to the Website29
Views of Full Record73

‘One of London's leading amateur symphony orchestras. Established in 2001, we perform three concerts a year in beautiful central London locations, featuring well-known classics alongside world premières and forgotten gems. We love making good music together, and celebrating together afterwards. We provide a platform for up-and-coming soloists and composers.’

Visits to the Website28
Views of Full Record72

‘The orchestra was formed in the 1960s by Leonard Davis, a prominent local orchestral conductor ... The orchestra has a lively informal atmosphere and the rehearsals are enjoyed by everyone. There are no auditions, and if you wish, you can come and join in or just listen and decide if the SLSO might be for you!‘

Category Lambeth
Visits to the Website19
Views of Full Record68

‘Each year, Southbank Sinfonia brings together 33 outstanding graduates from all over the world to create an orchestra like no other. Tackling everything from great symphonies to operas or orchestral jazz - often in collaboration with partners including the Royal Opera House, BBC Concert Orchestra and Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Southbank Sinfonia's musicians are versatile artists, ready for any challenge.’

Visits to the Website52
Views of Full Record76

‘A long established, friendly and sociable choir of about 80 singers. We perform a wide variety of major works, normally with an orchestra. The venue for our performances is usually St Paul's Church in Wilton Place, Knightsbridge. The Choir is formally registered as a charity aimed at advancing, improving, developing and maintaining public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music in all its aspects by the presentation of public concerts.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website37
Views of Full Record89

'We are a lively group of around 35 music enthusiasts who meet weekly in Camden, North London, to sing jazz in four to eight part harmony. The choir has been going for over 35 years, and still retains some of its original members.'

Category Jazz Choirs
Visits to the Website81
Views of Full Record225

‘The Choir has a basic programme of around four core concerts each year, although corporate events, recordings and tours have often seen our demanding schedule rise to 15 or more engagements in a single season. All members are expected to commit to singing in all our core concerts.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website154
Views of Full Record174

'A concert band to support the Help for Heroes charity ... The objective of the concert band is two fold. Firstly, to raise donations for the charity through musical performances and secondly, to bring entertainment and enjoyment to listeners and band supporters.'

Also indexedHelp for Heroes
Visits to the Website123
Views of Full Record284

Founded 1903: ‘London’s most versatile choir, practising and performing a challenging and varied repertoire and continually developing its tradition of excellence. Formerly known as the London Choral Society, the 120 members of the choir are amateur singers from all walks for life, but performances are at the highest professional level ... We are always keen to welcome new members. If you have a good (but not necessarily trained) voice with reasonable sight-reading ability, why not come and join us?‘

Also indexedLondon Choral Society
Visits to the Website60
Views of Full Record82

‘A London-based orchestra whose players are (or were at some point!) Grade 8 standard and keen to get back into orchestral playing ... We are particularly delighted that many of our members have picked up their instruments after months (even years) of collecting dust/rust! Other members play in several ensembles and the Pico Players is just one string to their bow. Current repertoire ranges from classical to late romantic works. This will remain the orchestra’s focus, though as it develops the repertoire will naturally expand to cover more contemporary genres.’ Founded 2014.

Visits to the Website28
Views of Full Record43

‘We are the UK’s largest choral society, promoting regular grand-scale concerts at the Royal Albert Hall plus choral holidays and cruises. Our choral programme is open to all singers (no audition needed); or come and hear us at the RAH for concerts with a real “wow” factor.’

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website37
Views of Full Record147

‘One of the great ballet companies of the world ... Grand balletic tradition and an illustrious heritage are united with innovation, daring and exceptional standards of artistry, creativity and stagecraft to produce supreme theatre. It is a beacon in the cultural life of Britain and a driving force behind the development of ballet as an artform ... The Company’s commitment to enriching people’s lives through ballet is reflected in the deep relationships it forges through digital and learning platforms and international touring.’

Category Ballet Companies
Visits to the Website80
Views of Full Record215

‘One of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned for its outstanding performances of both traditional opera as well as commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers ...’

Category Opera Companies
Visits to the Website75
Views of Full Record227

‘We are a dynamic and enthusiastic choir ... formed of students/alumni from colleges of the University of London. ... We perform a wide-ranging repertoire from ancient to modern and popular to classical. Our recent concerts have included works by Handel, Tallis, Elgar and Eric Whitacre; Elizabethan madrigals and songs by Billy Joel, Cole Porter and Coldplay to name but a few ... ULCC is an auditioned choir as we believe this allows us to maintain a high standard and the best vocal range and blend for our small chamber choir. Auditions can frequently put people off but ours are designed to be friendly! Your audition will usually involve performance of a song which shows off your voice, as well as a short sight-reading exercise which is given to you at the time. We welcome anyone who is interested to come along and audition.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website49
Views of Full Record84

Founded 1955: ‘The Orchestra seeks to provide students with the unique opportunity to study and perform some of the most challenging symphonic repertoire to the highest standard, catering both for those wishing to continue and develop their performance skills whilst completing degrees in non-musical subjects, as well as attracting members seeking to pursue careers in professional music ... Entry to ULSO is by audition ... ULSO is open to current and graduate students from any college or university in London. Non-students can also join.’

Visits to the Website48
Views of Full Record87

Vox Holloway (Latin — “the voice of Holloway”) is a community choral society founded in 2009 by Justin Butcher. Vox Holloway is a choir open to all: there are no auditions and members are not required to have previous experience of choral singing, belong to any particular faith or live in any particular postcode ... Vox Holloway usually performs three times per year, singing an eclectic range of classical, ecclesiastical, folk, pop, and world music.’

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website81
Views of Full Record90

‘Founded in 1972 to perform the largest scale repertoire, and has built an impressive reputation as one of London’s leading amateur orchestras. We bring together players of the highest standard from a wide geographical area for music making which covers a broad range of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century music, balancing the central repertoire with less well-known composers and working with many distinguished soloists.’ Typically four concerts per annum in central London.

Visits to the Website47
Views of Full Record86

Whitehall Choir has evolved greatly since it was established during the Second World War as a lunchtime madrigal group in the Board of Trade ... Its high standards are reflected not just in the wonderful sound it creates in several concerts each year at top London venues but also in the number of new singers wishing to join ... This energetic, friendly group occasionally tours abroad and runs singing workshops. Keen to attract new voices, it usually holds open rehearsals in the second week of each term.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website60
Views of Full Record63

‘The Whitehall Orchestra currently has about 50 members, although expands when performing more heavily-scored repertoire. The orchestra provides an excellent opportunity for instrumentalists to rehearse together and perform at least three concerts a year to a high standard, often including "big" orchestral works that are just fantastic to play ... No formal auditions are held, but the minimum standard is Grade 7 for Strings and Grade 8+ for wind with admission by trial rehearsal. Full sections run a waiting/deps/extras list. If great music is not enough, we also go to the pub after each rehearsal!’

Visits to the Website52
Views of Full Record113

'The most intimate and unique event space in central London. Inspired by Europe's Salon culture, 1901 Arts Club boasts elegant facilities for chamber music performances, rehearsals, corporate and private meetings and entertainment within licensed premises.'

Also indexedHattori Foundation
Visits to the Website97
Views of Full Record239

'The oldest church in the City of London ... We are engaged in a wide range of activities, from education to outreach and social action, and from work with local charities to concerts and exhibitions. We also have links with a number of livery companies and City institutions and seek to serve the business and civic community surrounding us ... Regular organ concerts take place at All Hallows at lunchtime on Thursdays.'

Category Churches
Visits to the Website91
Views of Full Record138

‘As a proportion of total music composed, religious music has declined in recent centuries - in particular since the mid-20th century - though many composers still work in this area, harnessing the power of music to help communicate, explain and explore religious texts, and to capture some of their spirituality ... All Saints was one of the first Churches in London to use Viennese Masses, and the choir currently sings 11 Masses by Mozart and 7 by Haydn ... In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the revival of traditional liturgical worship within the Church of England from the mid 19th century - of which All Saints was an important part - saw a significant stream of settings from Britain ... The church's repertoire continues to represent a wide cross section of music and worshipers can hear music from the 16th century until the present day - the repertoire embracing such figures as Purcell, Blow, Boyce, Bairstow, Dyson, Harwood, Jackson, Mathias, Walton, Tavener ...’

Category Churches
Visits to the Website136
Views of Full Record194

'The Barbican welcomes the world's top soloists and musicians in both classical and contemporary music ... Our music programme cuts across all forms of music including work by contemporary musicians, experimental collaborations and leading orchestras and soloists from around the world ...'

Visits to the Website155
Views of Full Record266

'The Bloomsbury acoustic is ideal for music of all kinds, both instrumental and vocal. The curved pews provide a feeling of intimacy wholly in accord with the ethos of chamber music. In order to capitalise on these assets, three series of Wednesday recitals take place annually ... The artists are drawn mainly, though not exclusively, from the London music colleges or their recent graduates ... Many of Britain's leading concert and cathedral organists have performed on the organ in recent years ...'

Category Churches
Visits to the Website134
Views of Full Record282

'950-seat venue two minutes walk from Sloane Square tube station in the heart of Chelsea, hosting over 300 concerts and events per year.'

Visits to the Website88
Views of Full Record244

‘From recurring masters, including the London Symphony Orchestra to pop, jazz concerts ... the venue is a preferred choice as a result of its intimate atmosphere despite the impressive capacity of over 2,000. The beautiful architecture, impressive domed ceiling and great organ with over 4,600 pipes give your concert a spectacular backdrop.‘

Category Westminster
Visits to the Website62
Views of Full Record106

'Conway Hall is owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society and was first opened in 1929. The name was chosen in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 – 1907), anti-slavery advocate, out-spoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine. The Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought ... Conway Hall is and always will be the place for those who dare to dream of a better world.'

Also indexedConway Hall Sunday Concerts
Visits to the Website79
Views of Full Record232

'England's first public art gallery, the Dulwich Picture Gallery is home to masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and Van Dyck.' Occasional concerts and recitals ... including in Christ's Chapel Dulwich - accessible from the Cloister in the Gallery.

Also indexedChrist's Chapel Dulwich
Visits to the Website95
Views of Full Record282

‘The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We aim to inspire adults and children to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives ... Whether you're looking for unique things to do in London this weekend, or activities for children, there's always something on at the Foundling Museum. From special exhibitions, free displays and activities for families, to concerts and talks.’

Visits to the Website8
Views of Full Record42

‘Founded in 1730, the Grosvenor Chapel is an Anglican Church in Mayfair providing a place of worship and stunning venue for concerts and events ...  In 1991 ... William Drake of Buckfastleigh, Devon ... built a new organ in a broadly 18th c. English style. The Great has the traditional long compass and all pipework is new except for the treble of the Swell Stopped Diapason. The original Jordan front pipes survive, but were not used in 1991 as they are not at “modern” pitch. The organ is tuned to an unequal temperament and has mechanical action for keys, pedals and stops. The console was modelled on surviving 18th c examples and the pedalboard is flat and straight. Soundboards are of traditional construction with no modern materials, and the action is unbushed. The case was remade and restored by William Drake.’

Category Chapels
Also indexedMayfair Organ Concerts
Visits to the Website261
Views of Full Record336

‘Music is an important part of our worship at Hampstead Parish Church: many of our services are enriched by the fine and varied music of the Anglican cathedral tradition. An excellent fully-professional mixed-voice Choir sings a number of Choral Services each week and at special times during the Church's year. There is also a Junior Choir of boys and girls from the parish who take part in the Sunday morning Parish Eucharist. Hampstead Parish Church has a notable Henry Willis Organ of 1884, and also a modern Grotrian Steinweg grand piano. The building has good acoustics, particularly well suited to the performance of choral and chamber music; it is regularly used for concerts by chamber musicians, orchestras and choral groups as well as for our own musical events.’

Category Churches
Visits to the Website46
Views of Full Record112

‘Live music is an important part of what we do at Handel & Hendrix in London to bring to life the world of these two musical greats. Rehearsals, masterclasses, Saturday talks and the weekly concert series celebrate both Handel and Hendrix’s London, many of the Baroque recitals taking place in the historic Music Room where Handel would rehearse his latest operas or oratorios with musicians and singers.’

Visits to the Website82
Views of Full Record242

'Our values guide every aspect of our operations, articulating what we need to accomplish in order to achieve sustainability and excellence: Place/Platform We pride ourselves on having world-class facilities, which are able to deliver a superior standard of both cultural and corporate events ... ; Lifelong Learning We are committed to lifelong learning and participation both internally and externally ...;  Artistic We see ourselves as being ambassadors of music, presenting a diverse range of work ... ;  Collaboration Our unique programme is created through our ethos of collaboration .... ;  Excellence We strive to deliver excellence in all that we do. We are proud of our independent funding status and our flexibility in how we operate, in adhering to our goal of excellence.'

Visits to the Website89
Views of Full Record110

'An 18th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, restored to become the home of the LSO's community and music education programme LSO Discovery. Our regular community groups, including the Community Choir, LSO Discovery Choir, Gamelan Group, Digital Technology Group and LSO Create all rehearse at LSO St Luke's during term-time and perform their work to the public regularly ... As well as LSO rehearsals it plays host to a diverse selection of concerts and has seen artists and groups perform from across the spectrum ...'

Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website93
Views of Full Record300

‘The Regent’s Park bandstand will buzz again this summer [2018], with its first regular programme of concerts in years giving visitors the chance to enjoy free live music in one of London’s most iconic settings ... Music lovers can bring a picnic, grab a deckchair and catch weekly performances ranging from classic rock to big bands and jazz, while taking in views across the park’s boating lake and magnificent bedding displays. Visitors can simply turn up and enjoy the free concerts, which will take place from 3pm to 5pm every Sunday afternoon.’ 

Visits to the Website22
Views of Full Record65

'One of the most incredible live performance spaces in the world where the biggest names in music, theatre, circus and spoken word take to the stage every day. A former railway engine repair shed, the Grade II* listed building was transformed into a groundbreaking performing arts venue 50 years ago, and we have welcomed legendary artists from all over the world to perform in our unique spaces.'

Category Camden
Visits to the Website84
Views of Full Record234

'The world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics have appeared on our stage since we opened in 1871, and now over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences here every year, with millions more experiencing our events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels ... Our public benefit work is of paramount importance to us. It covers not only our own Education & Outreach programme, but also close liaison with charities and charity events, both large and small; performances at day centres and hospices; free music, exhibitions and events; our sponsorship programme, and a fascinating archive which we are working to make accessible to all.'

Visits to the Website66
Views of Full Record279

‘The Royal Opera House is a global artistic force, housed in one of the UK’s most beautiful theatres. It is from our Covent Garden stages that The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House perform year round, reaching audiences across the UK and further afield. Whether it’s through our international tours, our learning and participation work or our ROH Live Cinema screenings, we take the very best of opera and ballet across the country and to the world and, in doing so, attract the best talent the world has to offer.’

Category Westminster
Also indexedOrchestra of the Royal Opera House
Visits to the Website60
Views of Full Record81

’Music has a always been an important part of ROSL and ROSL ARTS. Since the beginning of the Annual Music Competition in 1952 music at ROSL ARTS has gone from strength to strength. We now offer a year round programme of concerts at Over-Seas House, London as well as at venues around the UK.‘

Also indexedROSL ARTS
Visits to the Website4
Views of Full Record12

‘The Friends of Ruskin Park have, since 1996, worked to ensure our park is well cared for and maintained, and has a planned and healthy future, preserving it for future generations ... The delightful Bandstand in the centre of the park is a simple wooden structure, less elaborate than the more ornate metal examples found in many other parks. After falling into disrepair, it was restored in 2006 with the help of the Friends and using capital regeneration funding from Lambeth Council. This allowed the Friends to hold the first of their popular annual summer fetes around the bandstand, which is also used for Easter and Christmas events and summer concerts.’

Visits to the Website57
Views of Full Record103

‘A world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With over three centuries of theatrical heritage and a year-round programme of performances and learning activities, it is the place where artists come together to create dance, and where we welcome everyone to experience dance – to take part, learn, experiment and be inspired.’

Visits to the Website29
Views of Full Record51

'The UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. Our festival programme encompasses art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. It reaches 6.25 million people a year, and encompasses over 5,000 events featuring world-class artists from across the globe.'

Visits to the Website67
Views of Full Record279

'Southwark Cathedral is a popular venue for concerts and recitals ... The Cathedral ... has boasted a fine Choir of boys and men for many years, offering pupils at day schools, both independent and state, the opportunity to learn music in the unique English Cathedral tradition. They have become well known through their broadcasts, tours and recordings. As part of the Millennium Project, marking the year 2000, Southwark Cathedral Girls' Choir was formed, on similar lines to the boys, to enrich the Cathedral's musical heritage and to offer the same opportunity for musical, spiritual and social development ... The Cathedral's organ was built by Lewis & Co. of Ferndale Road, Brixton, south London, and completed in 1897 ... The stop list is now as Lewis left it, except for the Viola 4' which was retained because it was a gift in memoriam.'

Category Cathedrals
Visits to the Website94
Views of Full Record308

‘Music plays an enormous and vital role in the life of St Bride's. Central to this is the work of our professional choir of 12 adult singers, which sings at morning and evening services every Sunday throughout the year and also provides an enormous variety of music for weddings, funerals, memorial services and carol services ... Although liturgical music remains at the heart of what we do, there are numerous musical events apart from the regular choral services ... Lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, often given by students and young professionals, which are well attended. The church is also frequently hired for other musical events ... The effect of all music in the church can sometimes be overwhelming because of the acoustics (described by Gordon Reynolds, a previous Director of Music, as "perilously lively!"), but the enthusiastic response from many first-time visitors demonstrates that listening to music in St Bride's is a very special experience which we hope to extend to even more people in the years to come.‘

Category Churches
Visits to the Website18
Views of Full Record37

St George's is the parish church of Mayfair. Splendidly refurbished in 2010 it was built between 1721-1724 to the designs of John James, as one of the Fifty Churches projected by Queen Anne's Act of 1711 ... George Frederick Handel was a regular worshipper at St George's, which is home to the annual London Handel Festival. We have a reputation for dignified and traditional formal worship based on the Book of Common Prayer, magnificent music provided by our fine professional choir, and thoughtful preaching.’ In addition, the Church has a regular programme of concerts and recitals, including the Mayfair Organ Concerts series, which is shared between St George’s and Grosvenor Chapel.

Visits to the Website15
Views of Full Record28

St James’s is a parish church in London’s West End, part of the Church of England and the world wide Anglican Communion. The building is a Christopher Wren design, consecrated in 1684.’ Extensive range of concerts and recitals held in the Church: ‘Sign up for eNews ... “Occasional News” is our general news mail-out. If you wish to receive ONLY information about monthly concerts and recitals, choose the music list. (You can sign up for both, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We treat your details as valuable and neither sell nor disclose them to earthly authorities)’.

Category Churches
Visits to the Website170
Views of Full Record146

'A unique music venue in central London and a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture, St John’s was designed and built by Thomas Archer and has survived fire, lightning, bomb plots and the Blitz. The beauty of the building is matched by an exceptional acoustic and from its restoration as both church and concert hall in the late 1960s, St John’s has presented some of the finest classical talent in a programme featuring choirs, chamber orchestras and period instrument groups.'

Visits to the Website182
Views of Full Record159

’This premiere London concert venue has been at the heart of the capital’s music making for over 250 years. From performances by Handel and Mozart during the 18th century through to the founding of the world-renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields in the 1950s to today when St Martin’s hosts some of the finest ensembles, choirs and soloists in Britain. Experience music from the Baroque and Classical periods to music from the 20th and 21st centuries performed in the beautiful candlelit setting of St Martin-in-the-Fields.‘

Category Greater Churches
Visits to the Website118
Views of Full Record158

‘The Parish of St Marylebone enjoys a vibrant musical life. The Church has a fine Rieger organ, a 10-voice professional adult choir and a youth choir, made up of children aged 8-15 ... The organ of St Marylebone Parish Church ... is the product of a unique collaboration between the Academy and St Marylebone, and is used by the Royal Academy of Music’s organ department for practice and teaching ... Join us on for our series of organ recitals on the famous Reiger organ. The series features performances from a variety of guest artists alongside members of the church’s music department.’

Category Greater Churches
Visits to the Website41
Views of Full Record87

‘Music is a very important feature at St Matthew’s, embracing a wide range of styles and periods. We have an excellent Choir which sings at the 11.00am Sunday Services as well as Festivals and Holy Days. Our Director of Music likes to explore new music in settings for anthems, hymns and psalms ... St. Matthew’s holds lunchtime recital series throughout the year. These are free concerts open to anyone, showcasing a range of young musical talent.’

Category Churches
Visits to the Website43
Views of Full Record104

'St Michael's has been renowned for its musical excellence for more than six hundred years ... In addition to Monday Choral Evensong and occasional Sunday services, the church is the venue for many City of London memorial services and livery company services, as well the New Year's and Ascension Day services -- all featuring music of a high standard. On Mondays at 1.00pm there takes place a fifty-minute organ recital ...  A two-manual organ was built by Renatus Harris, and an opening recital given in 1684 by Henry Purcell and John Blow (both composers and organists of Westminster Abbey) and G B Draghi (organist to Charles II's Queen, Catherine). The instrument has been enlarged several times, and moved from a west gallery to the east end of the church, but nine of the original ranks are still in use.’

Category Churches
Visits to the Website8
Views of Full Record35

'Seating over 600 people, St. Pancras Church is an excellent venue for concerts, recitals, lectures and other events.'

Category Churches
Visits to the Website143
Views of Full Record166

‘The uplifting sound of the choir and organ as they resound around the glorious edifice of St Paul's testify to the one aim of its musicians - to enrich the worship of those attending services and to provide inspiration to all who visit the Cathedral ... In addition to regular daily service at St Paul's, we hold many special services throughout the year, as well as marking particular feast days ... All services at St Paul's are free to enter. A large number of concerts and recitals are also free. You are welcome here, whoever you are and whatever you do or don't believe.’

Category Cathedrals
Visits to the Website155
Views of Full Record162

‘Steinway Hall, London is the main centre for Steinway & Sons UK. Our first London showroom was established on Wigmore Street in 1875. Today, we reside not far away on Marylebone Lane. Here we house our piano showroom and Hall of Fame, recital room, practice facilities and administrative offices. We also restore and service pianos in our restoration centre, although we do not build new pianos in London - these are made at our factories in Hamburg and New York.’

Visits to the Website138
Views of Full Record144

Directory Statistics

There are 6618 listings and 771 categories in our website

Recently Added Listings