A-Z of CATEGORIES

Area: London (Central)

www.artsfirst.org.uk

'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.

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Also indexedIslington Music Education Hub
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www.barnardos.org.uk/Events-Choir-comp-rules.pdf

‘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.‘ Alert I assume this Event is the 2018 successor to the 2017 National Competition; but I was not able to confirm this at the time of Review.

Visits to the Website15
Also indexedBarnardo’s National Choral Competition
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www.bbc.co.uk/proms

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

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www.byo.org.uk

'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.'

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www.cecilsharphouse.org

'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.'

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Also indexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society
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cym.org.uk

'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.'

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chamberstudio.org

‘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.’

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www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/chorus

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

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www.citylit.ac.uk/about-music-courses

‘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.

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www.cleso.org.uk

'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.'

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www.claphamchamberconcerts.org.uk

‘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
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www.darbar.org

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.'

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www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/faculties/westminster-school-of-media-arts-and-design/departments

‘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.’

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www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-centres/departments/culture-communication-and-media

‘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
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www.city.ac.uk/arts-social-sciences/music

’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.‘

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www.soas.ac.uk/music/

'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.'

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Also indexedSOAS University of London
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www.dulwichmusicfestival.co.uk

'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 ...'

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www.fluteschoollondon.co.uk

'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!'

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www.gsmd.ac.uk

'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 ...'

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www.hampsteadartsfestival.com

'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
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icmp.co.uk

'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.'

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www.the-imr.uk

'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.'

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Also indexedRoyal Holloway, University of London
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www.jmi.org.uk

‘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.‘

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www.legalharmony.co.uk

'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.'

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www.londonacappellafestival.com

'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
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www.londonchambermusic.org.uk

'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.'

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www.londonearfestival.co.uk

‘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.

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www.lfbm.org.uk

‘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.

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www.lfccm.com

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.’

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www.igf.org.uk/whats-on/london-guitar-festival/

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.’

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www.london-handel-festival.com

‘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.

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Also indexedLondon Handel Orchestra | London Handel Singers
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www.limf.net

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.’

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www.londonpianoinstitute.co.uk

‘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!’

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www.sangerstevne.org.uk

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

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www.lsmt.co.uk

'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.'

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www.londonsongfestival.org

‘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.

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www.mmsol.org.uk

'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.'

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www.wcom.org.uk

'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.'

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Also indexedThe Worshipful Company of Musicians
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rcm.ac.uk/events/seasonhighlights/

'One of the leading events in the musical calendar, taking in concerts, masterclasses and lectures.' Held Mid November.'

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Also indexedRoyal College of Music
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www.ram.ac.uk/whats-on

‘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.'

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www.rcm.ac.uk

'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.'

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www.slcm.org.uk

'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.'

Visits to the Website13
Also indexedSouth London Symphonic Winds | South London Jazz Orchestra | London Sings!
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www.brittrust.co.uk

'Established in 1989 and entirely funded by the music industry. The Trusts’ mission is to give young people a chance to express their musical creativity regardless of race, class, sex or ability ... The Trust’s main source of funding is from the BRIT Awards, Classic BRIT Awards and The Music Industry Trusts Dinner.'

Category:Lambeth
Visits to the Website12
Also indexedThe British Record Industry Trust
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www.jspianos.com/events

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.’

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

'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 ...'

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www.triboroughmusichub.org

'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.'

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www.asmf.org

‘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.’

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www.auroraorchestra.com

'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.'

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www.bbc.co.uk/concertorchestra

‘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 ...’

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bbcecb.weebly.com

‘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.’

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www.bbc.co.uk/symphonyorchestra

'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.'

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www.belsizebaroque.org.uk

'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.'

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belsizecommunitychoir.wordpress.com

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.'

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www.boroughchamberchoir.org.uk

'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
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www.camdenchamberchoir.org.uk

'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
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www.camdenchoir.london

'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.'

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www.concordiachamberchoir.co.uk

'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
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www.eno.org

‘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
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englishtouringopera.org.uk

'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
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feinsteinensemble.co.uk

‘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.’

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Also indexedLondon Bach Singers
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www.goldsmithschoral.org.uk

‘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.‘

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www.theisb.com

'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 ...'

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www.lambeth-orchestra.org.uk

'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 ...'

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londoncitysingers.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.london-concert-choir.org.uk

'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.'

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www.lcorchestra.co.uk

‘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 ...’

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www.lgq.org.uk

'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 ...'

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lgso.org.uk

'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.'

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london.humanistchoir.org

'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 ...'

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www.londonmandolinensemble.org.uk

‘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.‘

Visits to the Website22
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www.lpo.org.uk

'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 Website15
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www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk

'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 Website13
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lso.co.uk

'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 Website32
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www.mahoganyoperagroup.co.uk

'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 Website39
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www.multi-story.org.uk

'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 ...'

Visits to the Website92
Also indexedBold Tendancies
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www.nashensemble.org.uk

‘The Nash Ensemble, Resident Chamber Ensemble at Wigmore Hall since 2010, is acclaimed for its adventurous programming and virtuoso performances. It presents works from Haydn to the avant-garde, and is a major contributor towards the recognition and promotion of contemporary composers: by the end of the 2016/17 season the group will have premièred over 300 new works, of which well over 200 have been specially commissioned from 225 different composers ...’

Category:Westminster
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ncchorus.org.uk

'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 Website14
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www.opalflutes.com

'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 Website11
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www.operahollandpark.com

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
Visits to the Website12
Also indexedInvestec Opera Holland Park
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www.oae.co.uk

‘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 ...’

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www.philharmonia.co.uk

'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.'

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www.regenthallband.com

'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 ...'

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www.rpo.co.uk/about/rpco

‘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.’

Visits to the Website15
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www.rpo.co.uk

'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 Website45
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taketwenty.co.uk

'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 Website21
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www.thebachchoir.org.uk

‘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.’

Visits to the Website16
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www.theheroesband.org.uk

'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.'

Visits to the Website38
Also indexedHelp for Heroes
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www.roh.org.uk/about/the-royal-ballet

‘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.’

Visits to the Website32
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www.roh.org.uk

‘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 Website13
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www.1901artsclub.com

'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.'

Visits to the Website21
Also indexedHattori Foundation
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www.allhallowsbythetower.org.uk

'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 Website19
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www.allsaintsmargaretstreet.org.uk/music

‘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
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www.barbican.org.uk/music

'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 Website44
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www.bloomsbury.org.uk/arts

'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 Website39
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www.cadoganhall.com

'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 Website15
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conwayhall.org.uk

'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.'

Visits to the Website18
Also indexedConway Hall Sunday Concerts
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www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

'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.

Visits to the Website12
Also indexedChrist's Chapel Dulwich
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www.grosvenorchapel.org.uk

‘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
Visits to the Website56
Also indexedMayfair Organ Concerts
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handelhendrix.org

‘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 Website18
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www.kingsplace.co.uk

'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 Website13
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lso.co.uk/lso-st-lukes.html

'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 ...'

Visits to the Website27
Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra
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www.roundhouse.org.uk

'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 Website20
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www.royalalberthall.com

'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 Website16
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www.southbankcentre.co.uk

'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 Website19
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cathedral.southwark.anglican.org

'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 Website26
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www.sjp.org.uk/concerts.html

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 Website18
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www.sjss.org.uk

'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 Website52
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www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/music/

’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:Churches
Visits to the Website26
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stpancraschurch.org

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

Category:Churches
Visits to the Website24
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steinway.co.uk/latest-news/concert-schedule/

‘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 Website14
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www.templechurch.com

'The church of Inner and Middle Temple, two of England’s four ancient societies of lawyers, the Inns of Court ... The Round Church was consecrated in 1185 and the Chancel dates from the 1230s ... Seven hundred years later, the Temple Church still resounds to music being made to the glory of God. The Temple Church Choir and the fine Harrison & Harrison organ can also be heard in concert, along with two professional ensembles based at the church: The Temple Singers and The Temple Players.'

Visits to the Website57
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www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/music

‘Enjoy music in the Gallery's surroundings ... Please note that places for concerts are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.’

Visits to the Website55
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www.unionchapel.org.uk

'Union Chapel, an architectural treasure that's home to a working church, an award winning venue, a unique organ and The Margins Project for those homeless and in crisis in London.'

Category:Chapels
Visits to the Website29
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www.westminster-abbey.org/events

‘The Abbey has been the Coronation church since 1066, and the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation. It is the burial place of kings and queens, and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history, from writers and musicians to politicians and scientists ... Westminster Abbey has resounded to music every day for over one thousand years. Singing has played a hugely important role, from the plainsong Offices sung by the monks of the tenth-century monastic foundation to the daily choral services sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey today. Over the intervening centuries some of the most illustrious British organists, singers and composers have been closely associated with the Abbey, which continues to play a leading part in the musical and cultural life of the nation today.’

Visits to the Website36
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wigmore-hall.org.uk

'One of the world’s great concert halls, specialises in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.'

Visits to the Website13
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