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Area: London (West)

www.brent.gov.uk/bms

'A very active organisation, providing a wide variety of innovative programmes and activities including concerts at Wembley Arena, rock and pop festivals, solo competitions, choir competitions, guest performances at local events, participation in national events, as well as international tours ... Brent Music Service is also the lead partner of the Brent Music Education Hub.'

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Also indexedBrent Music Education Hub
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www.brunel.ac.uk/music

'Music at Brunel University focuses on developing a rounded twenty-first century musicianship. Our programmes are centred on the music of our time, but are also informed by a broader understanding of the history and materials of western music and of other musical traditions.’

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Also indexedBrunel University London
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www.ealingfestival.org.uk

'An annual competitive event for performers of all ages. It takes place during April and May of each year at a range of venues in the London Borough of Ealing.'

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guitarsociety.blogspot.co.uk

'Live guitar music since 1969 in West London ... on (almost) every first Sunday of each month.'

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www.ejms.org.uk

'Provides children and young people with musical training, in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Our school is in West London where nearly 400 students between the ages of 3 and 18 meet on Saturday mornings.'

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ealingmusicservice.com

'Aims to provide local schools and young people in the community with high quality music lessons, activities and other innovative, culturally diverse and accessible services ... In September 2012, Ealing Music Service were successful in the bid to be the Lead Partner for the Ealing Music Partnership Hub and secured annual funding from Arts Council England. Ealing Music Partnership's vision is to secure a rich musical legacy for all its children and young people – maximising the potential of every child through collaborative music making, rejuvenating professional learning to secure confidence in the workforce and accelerating progression pathways for our most talented young musicians.'

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Also indexedEaling Music Partnership Hub
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www.harrowmusic.org

'Formed in September 2012 with Harrow Music Service as the lead organisation. It works to review music education for young people in Harrow, offer more opportunities and support others who do the same. It includes a lot of different organisations involved in contributing to music education in Harrow.'

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Also indexedHarrow Music Service
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www.hillingdon.gov.uk/music

'Through working in effective partnership Hillingdon Music Education Hub will provide high quality musical experiences for all of Hillingdon's children within our diverse communities ... The Hillingdon Music Hub is run as part of the music and theatres service of Hillingdon Council, which is part of the Green Spaces, Sport and Culture team within Residents' Services.'

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www.hounslowfestival.org

'Competitive festival with classes for all ages and all abilities ... The primary aim of the Festival is to encourage the study and performance of the arts. This is done by giving the opportunity for public performance of a prepared piece by an entrant and providing constructive criticism in a competitive but friendly atmosphere'

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www.classicalconcerts-acton.com

‘An annual season of short (60-70 minute) monthly recitals on Sunday afternoons at the Acton Hill Church. The series was started by Music Director Jane Schopf in 2004 to provide a venue for young musicians starting on their professional careers, many of whom have subsequently enjoyed international success in competitions and on the concert platform. The series has continued to grow and now attracts established international artists as well. Originally called the Acton Classical Music Concert Series, it was re-named in 2009 in memory of one of its most loyal supporters, Iris Axon, who generously made possible the purchase of our magnificent concert grand, handmade for us by Clive Pinkham (Cornwall). This beautiful instrument has an excellent touch and tone. The church is ideal for concerts as it has the largest unsupported wooden barrel-vault ceiling in London which brings out the middle harmonics, creating a luxuriously warm sound.’

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www.lamda.org.uk

'A world-leading Higher Education provider, we offer exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians, directors and designers, regardless of their background or economic circumstances. We are also an awarding organisation, delivering world-renowned qualifications in communication and performance and inspiring the next generation of confident communicators through our examinations in drama, literature and poetry.'

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www.uwl.ac.uk/academic-schools/music

'The London College of Music is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK. We offer an impressive range of innovative courses, respected worldwide and delivered with creativity and passion. Our facilities are unrivalled and so is our location - in the heart of the UK's music and media business. What's more, most of our teaching staff still work in the industry, bringing relevant and cutting-edge experience to prepare you for your own career. We are the first all-Steinway School in London.'

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Also indexedUniversity of West London
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ww.st-marys-perivale.org.uk

St Mary’s Perivale is a tiny, beautiful 12th century church situated close to Western Avenue in Perivale, West London. It became redundant in 1972, but has now been transformed by the Friends of St Mary's Perivale into an exceptional music venue serving West London. We have an excellent reputation for consistently superb concerts, given by many of the best musicians in London. Admission is free to all concerts (except the New Year's Day Gala), with a retiring collection, and no tickets are issued, so just turn up! We warmly invite you to visit this wonderful music venue.’

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www.pinnerjazz.org.uk

'In the autumn of 1998, we started a short series of jazz concerts in church, with encouragement from our then vicar, David Tuck. Various musicians played for us, amongst them Humphrey Lyttelton and Martin Klute. We did not expect that annual jazz seasons would be going from strength to strength in Pinner Parish Church so many years later! Welcome ...'

Category:Jazz Clubs
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www.pinnermusicfestival.co.uk

Started in 1966 and held each year Mid June in Pinner Parish Church: 'Our visiting artists were very complimentary about the warmth and attentiveness of the audiences, as well as the intimacy and yet generous acoustic of the Church and the piano'.

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www.ruislipnorthwoodfestival.org.uk

The Future of the Music Section  ‘I and some of my wonderful family and voluntary helpers have been involved with the Ruislip-Northwood Festival Music Section since 2001. We have very much enjoyed meeting adjudicators, teachers, competitors and parents and hearing from time to time some outstanding performances. We hope that the Section may continue for many years to come. However we are constantly seeking fresh helpers and in due course (perhaps as soon as 2019) we shall need a new Section Secretary. If you or anyone you know might be interested in running the Section or helping with administration or at the venue on Festival days, please contact ...’ Held Early March.

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www.youthmusictheatreuk.org

'YMT is a national performing arts company that specialises in creating brand new music theatre. We work across the UK and Ireland with leading industry professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young singers, actors, dancers and musicians as well as emerging artists and stage technicians.'

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www.addisonsingers.com

'A non-auditioned, all-female group of approximately 65 singers who explore well-known jazz songs from the 1930s onwards, plus other popular music. There are a variety of approaches to develop group arrangements and fluency in jazz performance.'

Category:Jazz Choirs
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www.addisonsingers.com/classical-choirs/

‘A non-auditioned choir open to all singers who perform much of the standard repertoire, as well as a wide range of new and more recent music, including several works written especially for them.’ Note also the Addison Chamber Choir - ‘an auditioned choir of between 20-30 voices’.

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Also indexedAddison Chamber Choir
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brentso.org.uk

'One of London’s oldest and best known amateur orchestras – we celebrated our 100th birthday in 2011. We aim for high standards of musicianship, at the same time as having fun and enjoying making music. At present, we have around 50 regular members and we are hoping to grow even larger. We are based in Kensal Green and perform four concerts a year.'

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www.britishairwaysband.com

‘The Band in its traditional 30 piece Brass Band format, carries out many concerts throughout the year both indoors and out. Our 35 strong marching band is available for Parades, Carnivals and Displays. The Marching Band this year has performed at events ranging from village carnivals to formal occasions at Horse Guards Parade in London. In more recent times The Band remains active in the local community, providing concert, and parade performances for local charities and organisations.’

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www.capitalconnection.org.uk

Competitive award-winning Choir: ‘The stage name of the West London Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club. Our members currently number over 30 and we sing a cappella (unaccompanied) four part harmony ... The Chorus is available to entertain at local and national events and concerts, singing a varied repertoire from popular ballads to Broadway showstoppers and from Bach to Queen! The chorus also puts on its own regular shows at local theatres. Although an amateur group, our approach and dedication are totally professional, and we are never happier than when we are doing what we do best - SINGING!’

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Also indexedWest London Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club
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chiswickchoir.org.uk

‘Founded in 1976 in London W4 by John Thackray, a passionate musician who served as conductor for multiple London choirs ... Chiswick Choir rehearses and performs three concerts per year as the culmination of our Spring, Summer and Winter seasons. The choir is delighted to work with a variety of soloists, small ensembles and full orchestras to deliver works from our varied repertoire.‘

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www.classicalopera.co.uk

'Founded in 1997 ... It performs with its own period instrument orchestra and has attracted considerable acclaim for the high quality of its performances, its imaginative programming, and its ability to discover and nurture outstanding young singers. Classical Opera  launched a new strand of work under the name of The Mozartists in 2017. While Classical Opera will continue to present performances and recordings of complete operas, our other concert work will be presented by The Mozartists to reflect our expanding repertoire and ambitious plans.'

Category:Opera Companies
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Also indexedThe Mozartists
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www.eyo.org.uk

'An independent youth orchestra well known for its vibrant and exciting performances of a wide range of mainly 19th and 20th century symphonic works and concertos. The orchestra has about 90 members aged between 13 and 19 years from a wide range of backgrounds who attend more than 30 different schools around west London.'

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www.fulhamopera.co.uk

Fulham Opera is West London's Premier Independent Opera Company, and aims to deliver high quality, imaginative stagings of large operatic works.’

Category:Opera Companies
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www.harrowconcertband.org.uk

‘The Band is open to players of all abilities and we aim to deliver a high standard of performance. There are no musical grade requirements or auditions, although some previous ensemble experience would be an advantage. We aim to help all players improve their performace skills and we play a wide variety of music.’

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www.harrowharmony.co.uk

‘We are a friendly mixed voices non-auditioning choir based in South Harrow ... We approach our rehearsals with energy and enthusiasm and we hope this is reflected in our concert performances ... Harrow Harmony performs three main concerts locally during the year, one to celebrate Christmas in which there is always a chance for audience participation and two larger concerts in spring and summer, usually featuring guest musicians. We always invite our audience to join us for a buffet after our concerts and our hospitality is now legendary!‘

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www.harrowopera.com

‘We are a friendly group of professional, semi-professional and amateur singers who come from all over London and the South East but rehearse in Harrow ... Each year we perform one full scale production and we are also renowned for our Workshops, Concerts and Master Classes.’

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www.hillingdonchoralsociety.org.uk

‘We are a friendly and hard-working choir of about 70 voices ... and we perform three concerts each year. New members are always made very welcome. We don't hold auditions, and while an ability to read music certainly helps, it is not always essential. The first term is half-price for new members so they have a proper chance to settle in and see if our choir is for them.’

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www.hillingdonphil.btck.co.uk

Formed 1985: ‘An amateur orchestra. Its membership consists of local musicians over the age of 18 who want to continue to develop their orchestral playing. There are now over eighty registered members. The orchestra does not hold weekly rehearsals but meets for four rehearsals before each concert. Three concerts are given during the season in different venues within the Borough.’

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www.hogarthsingers.org

‘A chamber choir in Chiswick, West London ... Membership ranges between 50 – 60 people and we sing a wide range of choral music, both sacred and secular ... We sing three concerts each year but also organise other activities which enable the choir to sing in a new setting and to enjoy some more sociable experiences not always involving singing.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.hloc.org.uk

‘Has been around since 1903, which makes us one of the longest-established amateur dramatics companies in west London. We are a friendly crowd, always eager to welcome new faces. Our performing year usually consists of an autumn musical show plus a smaller-scale show, concert or revue in the spring, and other special events from time to time. We have mainly been known as a Gilbert and Sullivan society, performing acclaimed productions of these comic operas, but in the last few years we have expanded our portfolio.’

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www.hounslow-symphony.org.uk

'Amateur orchestra of around 45 players. We play three concerts each season ... We concentrate on the standard classical and romantic repertoire and from time to time perform contemporary works. ... The orchestra fulfils an important dual function in that it benefits its members by enabling them to pursue a passion, and in the wider context it is a means by which the playing of and listening to serious classical music is extended out of the professional arena and into the community. We have a number of chamber groups which occasionally perform additional concerts.'

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kaosmusicals.wixsite.com/kaos-musicals

‘In 1971 Pupils Teachers and Parents at Kingsbury High School in North West London so enjoyed a production of "The Mikado" that they wanted to go on, and KAOS was born. A number of members who were in that first show still perform with us today. KAOS performs two staged productions each season and prides itself on the breadth of its offering, from the more traditional Operettas and American Musicals to modern shows and indeed Premieres of challenging works.’

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www.klosmusicaltheatre.co.uk

Kenton Light Operatic Society was founded in 1950: now known as KLOS Musical Theatre. We perform two musicals a year one in October and the other in March.’

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Also indexedKenton Light Operatic Society
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www.queensparkjuniorsingers.co.uk

‘A choir open to children between the ages of eight and 18. It is the perfect place to gain theatrical and musical experience while also having fun and making new friends. QPJS is affiliated with Queen's Park Singers, the adult choir, who invite us to perform in their concerts. In addition there are other events, for example, carol singing and Queens Park open gardens day. And we eat cake at the end of every rehearsal!’

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queensparksingers.wildapricot.org

‘A friendly choir based in Queen’s Park London NW6. Our aim is to sing to a standard that gives pleasure to our audiences and is rewarding for us. Our repertoire ranges from choral music from the Tudor period to works by contemporary composers. We often perform with a chamber orchestra. We usually give three concerts each season, in December, March/April and June.’

Category:Brent
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www.regentbrass.com

Founded 1985: ‘A 28 piece Brass Band based in Wembley, North West London. Founded in 1985 to cater for young brass players in Brent that had left the youth set-up, Regent Brass has since risen to the top of the brass band scene ... The Band performs regularly in competitions and has enjoyed a great deal of success since its formation ... The Band is ranked regularly among the top 100 bands across the globe ... Regent Community Brass was formed in 2012 as an expansion to the Regent Brass banding family.’

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Also indexedRegent Community Brass
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www.trinityorchestra.org.uk

‘Each season we offer a wide range of concerts, from chamber music to large scale symphonic works, demonstrating the versatility and musicality of Harrow’s premier community orchestra. Our players are drawn mainly from the local area, highlighting the wealth of talent Harrow possesses. Performing with some of the country’s finest soloists, we present concerts of the highest quality ... Come along to our free pre-concert talks, where you will find out more about the music and meet the players. You will be assured of a warm welcome and an evening of wonderful music.’

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www.w11opera.org

'Since it was founded in 1971 W11 Opera for Children and Young People has commissioned and produced 34 new operas, more than any other UK company, providing a rich repertoire for its cast of 9 to 18 year old children and young people ... Our long term mission is to create a workable repertoire of through-sung pieces that can be staged by schools and community groups. A W11 commission is as likely to hail from the rock, jazz or musical comedy genres as it is to embrace many-layered contemporary classical writing.'

Category:Opera Companies
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wos-productions.weebly.com

'Founded in 1937 and we’ve produced a whole host of well-known musicals since then to the delight of our audiences, many of whom come back again and again. We perform two major musical shows every year with full orchestra, lighting, costume and scenery ...'

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www.allsaints-fulham.org.uk/music.htm

'The Parish Choir performs a wide range of music, both popular cathedral-style repertoire and more unusual music – from striking South American baroque works to South African choral dances and new commissions by contemporary composers ... Music by the Bridge Talented young and often local musicians perform in church in monthly Friday concerts (February–July and September–November). Refreshments are available at the back of church. Concerts are free. There is a retiring collection to support choral scholarships at All Saints.'

Category:Churches
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Also indexedMusic by the Bridge
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www.bishopshalt.hillingdon.sch.uk

‘An Arts College, specialising in Music and the Performing Arts ... Our Arts College status means that we are able to offer an extensive and varied range of opportunities in both performing and visual arts.’

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www.bhavan.net

‘The Bhavan aims to preserve, encourage and propagate the teaching and understanding of Indian art and culture as an integral part of the culture of the United Kingdom. It commends universal values in performance and studies. Our objective is to provide a centre of learning in the UK for Indian culture.'

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www.watermans.org.uk

‘We are West London’s leading arts centre and an independent charity. Come and see us! You’ll find cinema,contemporary art exhibitions, live performance and a vibrant children’s programme.’

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