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Area: Merseyside

'A voluntary community organisation promoting and organising arts, culture and entertainment events in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside. The highlight of its year-round programme is the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, which runs for 10 days, starting on the third Friday of June.'

* Arts in Prescot
Visits to the Website210
Also indexedPrescot Festival of Music & the Arts
Views of The ‘Full’ Record327

'In 2008 Liverpool was European Capital of Culture ... Since then, we’ve never been far from the spotlight ... Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council’s cultural service, has continued to build on its world class reputation, using culture as the driving force for the regeneration of the whole city ...'

* Culture Liverpool
Visits to the Website94
Views of The ‘Full’ Record263

'We work closely with our partner organisations to enhance our teaching and to explore exciting research possibilities. Our major partner is the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). During their time with us, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to study composition and to have their pieces workshopped by members of the RLPO. The Music Department also has partnerships with The European Opera Centre, Milapfest (Indian Music and Dance), The Beatles Story, and the City’s two cathedrals.'

* Department of Music [Liverpool Hope]
Visits to the Website116
Also indexedLiverpool Hope University
Views of The ‘Full’ Record174

‘Liverpool is a city full of music. The Campus is bursting with the musical activities of students of all instrumental and vocal abilities. Anyone can enjoy music at the University of Liverpool ... Whether or not you are a Music student, you can play in the University Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra and a range of smaller ensembles, or sing in a large number of classical and popular vocal ensembles, including both auditioned and all-comer choirs ... The Department of Music hosts many events open to the public, with a regular lunch-time concert series and research colloquia.‘

Category Liverpool
* Department of Music [Liverpool]
Visits to the Website124
Also indexedUniversity of Liverpool
Views of The ‘Full’ Record220

'In 1925 radio broadcasting was at an early stage of development and the sound quality was poor. Gramophone records were limited to just a few minutes of scratchy playing time. It was in this environment that a group of local music-lovers decided to form a society to engage professional musicians to play public classical music concerts in Wirral, and so Hoylake Chamber Concert Society was born ...'

* Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
Visits to the Website122
Also indexedWirral Chamber Music Series
Views of The ‘Full’ Record319

'Founded in 1988 as the world’s first specialist centre for the study of popular music, the Institute of Popular Music (IPM) provides a hub for interdisciplinary research on popular music, broadly defined. We examine popular music from different perspectives and explore the many varied contexts and processes involved in its production and consumption.'

* Institute of Popular Music [Liverpool]
Visits to the Website123
Also indexedUniversity of Liverpool
Views of The ‘Full’ Record205

'We pride ourselves on providing a high quality service for schools and young people. We offer a wide range of music services designed to inspire and engage pupils. Working with regional and national partners we provide exciting opportunities for young people which includes working with top musicians and orchestras.'

* Knowsley Music and Performing Arts Services
Visits to the Website87
Views of The ‘Full’ Record211

Our Mission ‘To bring lesser known and unusual music to Liverpool and the North West ... We promote recitals of lesser known works of famous composers and contemporary composers including specially commissioned works, presented by our Cathedral Orchestra, Cathedral Cantata Choir, and also visiting Performers’.

* Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Concerts Society
Visits to the Website77
Also indexedMusic for all
Views of The ‘Full’ Record154

’A gathering of people interested in pipe or electronic organs in the Liverpool area.’

* Liverpool Organists’ Association
Visits to the Website69
Views of The ‘Full’ Record151

'The Club has been running since 1982. A friendly informal club where people enjoy one thing, having a thorough good sing. There's a P.A. for those that wish to use. Traditional folk music & song; Contemporary; Folk Blues; Shanties; Country; Comedy songs & Monologues are all performed at any one time or other. So even if you don't sing or play and just want to come to listen, you will be made most welcome. See you soon ...'

Category Folk Clubs
* Maghull Folk Club
Visits to the Website138
Views of The ‘Full’ Record279

‘Based in South Liverpool and has over 60 members from across Liverpool and Halton who participate in our weekly music groups and classes. As well as receiving music education our members are also invited to participate and perform in Mersey Wave Concerts and community events throughout the year ... All of our events are made possible through the generous support of sponsors, local venues and volunteers - and our amazing members!’

* Mersey Wave Music
Visits to the Website23
Views of The ‘Full’ Record88

‘Resonate, Liverpool's Music Hub, funded by Arts Council England, operates as a gateway for Liverpool's young musicians, meaning over 13,000 pupils in Liverpool have regular access to outstanding music opportunities which will impact on their lives and enhance our city.‘

* Resonate [Liverpool]
Visits to the Website153
Views of The ‘Full’ Record156

‘Launched in July 2016, Sefton Council and Knowsley Council Music Hubs joined together to create a new Sefton and Knowsley Youth (SKY) Music Hub. The new SKY Music Hub is working to develop the range and quality of music education opportunities for children and young people across the two areas. For example, sharing expertise from each area, broadening the range of opportunities for children and young people and improving the support, training and resources available to teachers in schools.‘

* SKY Music Hub [Sefton and Knowsley]
Visits to the Website66
Also indexedSefton and Knowsley Youth (SKY) Music Education Hub
Views of The ‘Full’ Record137

‘We provide a variety of activities both in and out of schools across St.Helens. These include instrumental and vocal lessons every week as well as a variety of bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles throughout St.Helens. Our tuition is only available to young people via their schools in order for us to deliver cost-effective and high-quality education programmes.’ The Service is the Lead Organization for the St Helens Music Hub.

* St Helens Music Service
Visits to the Website52
Also indexedSt Helens Music Education Hub
Views of The ‘Full’ Record145

'A friendly venue to perform or listen to live folk/acoustic music every Sunday ... Floor spots are what it is about most weeks so come along and give us a go. It is like an open mic. A chance to perform one or two songs maybe more. It depends how many people come along. What have you got to lose? When we have a guest performer, which is around once a month, floor spots are limited to the first half. It is a friendly place with a listening audience.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club
Visits to the Website191
Views of The ‘Full’ Record312
Concerts and Recitals SeasonSessions almost every Sunday evening.

'In former years The Wirral Peninsula sported several competitive Arts Festivals, not unlike the Welsh Eisteddfordau, and perhaps influenced by that Celtic culture on our doorstep. Regrettably the Wallasey Music Festival ,the Pensby Festival, and all the others have faded away leaving the Bromborough Festival as the only one remaining on the Wirral. This is the reason why in 2003, as Liverpool (our neighbour) prepared to assume the mantle of The City of Culture in 2008, we changed the name of our festival to demonstrate that we more fully represent the whole of our area.' Music Section held Mid March.

* Wirral Festival of Music, Speech and Drama
Visits to the Website75
Views of The ‘Full’ Record292

'Founded by musicians, for musicians and the musicians of the future, Wirral Music Factory with its central location and top facilities offers musicians everything they need to take their playing and learning to the next level. We offer a wide range of services ranging from instrumental lessons, recording facilities to band rehearsals and training classes. Whatever your musical needs, we can help!'

* Wirral Music Factory
Visits to the Website173
Views of The ‘Full’ Record303

Successful competing band ‘set up in Liverpool in Nov 2013. We are a full Brass band and can cater for anything from that down to Trios ... We have regular performances throughout the year, both for the public and privately. We also have some very exciting projects in the pipeline, which include our Annual “Themed” Concert series’.

Category Liverpool
+ Allerton Brass
Visits to the Website63
Views of The ‘Full’ Record111

'Encompasses talent from a mixture of ex-regular Army musicians, civilian professional musicians, music teachers and music students from the North West of England. The band performs music at many of the high-profile military events in the North West. These events can take the form of ceremonial and official parades, marching displays and concerts including smaller groups for receptions and dinners.'

Category Military Bands
+ Band of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
Visits to the Website140
Views of The ‘Full’ Record243

'Long established group of singers who enjoy performing a wide variety of choral music, in both religious and secular settings. Singers over 18 are welcome. Members come not only from Birkenhead, but also from the wider surrounds of Wirral, Merseyside & Cheshire.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Birkenhead Choral Society
Visits to the Website116
Views of The ‘Full’ Record304

‘A leading musical theatre company based in Merseyside. Established in 1926, BOST has evolved into a thriving, modern society of dedicated playing and non-playing members, who range in both age and experience. We have members who have been “treading the boards” for years and those for whom BOST is their first foray into musical theatre. We employ a professional director, musical director and choreographer, and encourage all our members to develop their talents. In particular, we take great satisfaction in seeing our young singers develop into confident all-round performers.’

+ BOST Musicals
Visits to the Website145
Also indexedBirkenhead Operatic Society
Views of The ‘Full’ Record153

‘Formed in March 2009, since then the choir membership has has grown to its present strength to over eighty members. We cover a wide age range and draw members from in and around the community of Calday Grange Grammar School ... All adults are welcome, including staff, parents, neighbours and residents of Wirral ... The Choir's ever expanding repertoire is extensive and includes singing a wide range of genres from Rock to Pop, Oratorio to Opera, performing one or two concerts each term ... If you think the jump from bathroom singing to choir is too daunting, come along and join us at a rehearsal. There’s no obligation to sing, stay or pay. Just sit and listen to us and, if you like what you hear, come back the following week!‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Cantemus at Calday
Visits to the Website94
Views of The ‘Full’ Record165

‘Founded in 1991. Originally a ladies choir, men were soon added to the group and Capriccio was born! We are a local choir in Wirral, and enjoy performing a wide repertoire of music to suit all tastes in and around Wirral, Merseyside, Liverpool and Chester. Some of our favourites include romantic and modern pieces, victorian part songs, sacred music, "classics" and songs from the shows ... We have sung in many beautiful buildings and venues over the years throughout the UK, including cathedrals and historic churches such as Liverpool, Carlisle, Durham, St Asaph, Gloucester and Tewksbury Abbey to name just a few.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Capriccio Singers
Visits to the Website91
Views of The ‘Full’ Record135

'We are a mixed choir, with about 60 voices. Our repertoire is very varied and includes sacred music, folk songs, songs from the shows, and Gilbert & Sullivan ... We are always delighted to welcome new members ... Many of us remember that daunting first step through the door to something new, however, you can be sure of a very warm welcome and we know you will wonder why it took you so long to join us!'

Category Community Choirs
+ Castle Singers
Visits to the Website118
Views of The ‘Full’ Record218

'Started in 1960 ... Our repertoire ranges from 16th Century works to those of living composers and covers both major serious and popular works ... Members are from a wide age range and many different backgrounds. Some of us like to do solos and some wouldn't dream of it. Some are fluent sight readers and others like to learn by ear. If you have ever thought of singing in a choir then why not come along. We welcome all new members, whatever your voice, but especially those who sing tenor and bass parts.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Crosby Capriol Singers
Visits to the Website96
Views of The ‘Full’ Record248

'Gives three or four full orchestral concerts each season in the Liverpool area or farther afield. It also stages smaller scale recitals and accompanies choral singing. The orchestra was founded in 1942 by a small group of like-minded amateurs and has grown over the years to a membership of about 60. Members come from a broad range of backgrounds and a relatively wide area, extending from mid Lancashire in the North to mid Cheshire in the South.'

+ Crosby Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website120
Views of The ‘Full’ Record254

‘A very friendly choir. Whilst we aim to produce professional standard concerts, we are an amateur choir, and have a great deal of fun and enjoyment in the rehearsals preparing for our concerts ... The Choir has established a Young Person’s Bursary Scheme, with the intention of providing young musicians with the opportunity to experience the joy of choral singing - and benefit with support for their musical studies ... In addition to the Bursary Scheme, the Committee has decided that any singer aged 16 - 24 will NOT be asked to pay any subscription … in other words young singers can be singing members of FCS for FREE!’

Category Choral Societies
+ Formby Choral Society
Visits to the Website30
Views of The ‘Full’ Record91

Formed in 1996 with five members and now has about two dozen. Typically, gives four or five concerts per annum.

+ Heswall Concert Band
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record332
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a friendly, enthusiastic society singing in Hoylake since 1948. Our concerts are held locally and are a mixture of traditional repertoire and more modern works ... Even though auditions are not required, our long tradition of enthusiasm and commitment to the music and the quality of sound that we produce has attracted both experienced singers and novices over the years. Music is provided, so if you enjoy singing come along and join us.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Hoylake Choral Society
Visits to the Website109
Views of The ‘Full’ Record258

‘We became an independent choir in 2010, after previously being The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Community Choir. This friendly choir has members of all ages, from all walks of life, and from all areas of Merseyside ... Any adult (18+) is welcome to join the Liverpool Community Choir – whatever your age or experience.There's no audition & you don't have to read music but it's available if you prefer it ... Our contemporary repertoire draws from popular music from the 20th and 21st centuries.‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Liverpool Community Choir
Visits to the Website20
Also indexedThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Community Choir
Views of The ‘Full’ Record57

'Has been giving concerts on Merseyside since its foundation in 1951, providing a platform for emergent and established professional soloists and conductors. The orchestra performs a wide range of music from the baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, making a significant contribution to the rich cultural life of the Northwest.'

+ Liverpool Mozart Orchestra
Visits to the Website113
Views of The ‘Full’ Record242

‘A small, friendly chamber choir, specialising in European choral music up to about 1650, sung largely unaccompanied. The choir sing two main concerts each year in Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel, in March and December, and a number of other recitals across Merseyside, North Wales and occasionally further afield.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Liverpool Renaissance Singers
Visits to the Website24
Views of The ‘Full’ Record106
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The music we play comes from all periods including Renaissance, Baroque and 20th century, and features pieces familiar to everyone who loves string music, such as Tchaikovsky's Serenade, Handel's Concerto Grossi and Britten's Simple Symphony. We have recently accompanied soloists in several concertos, including Telemann's viola concerto, Bach and Vivaldi violin concertos, and a guitar concerto of Vivaldi. Although there are no formal concerts, the Orchestra in more recent years has put on informal recitals in the church hall to show the church members and the local community the sort of things we do. They are very relaxed affairs ...’

Category String Ensembles
+ Liverpool String Orchestra
Visits to the Website70
Views of The ‘Full’ Record147

‘Founded in 1900 when the Welsh National Eisteddfod was held in the city. A choir of 400 voices was formed and after such a successful event, the singers remained together forming the Liverpool Welsh Choral Union ... The choir currently numbers some 115 members. About one third of its membership is still of Welsh origin, but the choir has also attracted singers from all areas of Liverpool and Merseyside ... Performances regularly take place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. In addition, the choir is committed to taking its special brand of music into the community of Merseyside, and working in partnership with many organisations, bringing quality choral singing to local people.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Liverpool Welsh Choral
Visits to the Website45
Views of The ‘Full’ Record89

'The aim of Maghull Wind Orchestra is to provide a high quality enjoyable musical experience for all woodwind, brass and percussion musicians within the community regardless of age, ability or standard with professional level directorship and without audition or fee.'

+ Maghull Wind Orchestra
Visits to the Website112
Views of The ‘Full’ Record353

Mersey Harmony is the stage name of the Liverpool Ladies Barbershop Singers, which formed in 1976 by a few ladies who felt their husbands were having too much fun singing with the local men's group! The chorus now attracts singers of all ages, from all walks of life, with a common love of singing, in particular, the barbershop style of unaccompanied close four part harmony ... As an award winning chorus, our repertoire is wide ranging and eclectic, spanning the decades and musical genres, with, quite simply, something for everyone. We perform regularly at  functions and events throughout Merseyside and the North West and compete annually at events and festivals around the country.‘

+ Mersey Harmony
Visits to the Website44
Also indexedLiverpool Ladies Barbershop Singers
Views of The ‘Full’ Record80

‘Our aim is to bring the enjoyment of opera to all on Merseyside. We welcome singers, regardless of their experience, to join our company. We present staged and costumed performances sung in English at venues around the area. We also stage a range of concerts and events, as well as an annual Opera With Supper.’

Category Crosby
+ Opera Viva Merseyside
Visits to the Website45
Views of The ‘Full’ Record110

'Look, we’re friendly and we certainly don’t bite. We’re not scary. Yes, we sing what you might call a more traditional repertoire, and, yes, we have fun! New members are always welcome to our friendly choir, and no formal audition is required. You do not need to be able to read music, as we learn all of our music during our weekly rehearsals. You’ll find you’ll learn how to read music as we go along ... We sing a wide range of peices in our three concerts per year.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Port Sunlight Choral Society
Visits to the Website60
Views of The ‘Full’ Record192

'We are a friendly band and we contest as and when possible. We have a fairly busy concert schedule throughout the year. The age group range from school to retirement. A warm welcome awaits you ...'

+ Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass
Visits to the Website123
Views of The ‘Full’ Record238

'With origins in the last decade of the 19th century the PSO is one of the village's oldest institutions. Concerts are normally in the Lady Lever Art Gallery at 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoons.'

Category Light Orchestras
+ Port Sunlight Orchestra
Visits to the Website161
Views of The ‘Full’ Record332

‘The Rainford Band has a proud history dating back to 1976. It was in this year that members of the local Boys' Brigade Band met to discuss the idea of forming a new brass band in the village. The take-up from prospective members was very encouraging, and so the new band came into being ... We are Merseyside’s Premier Brass Band and one of the few elite “Championship Section”
bands in the North West ... We are proud of our heritage and are looking to the future with enthusiasm and confidence.’

+ Rainford Band
Visits to the Website51
Views of The ‘Full’ Record98

‘We are a friendly group of women, of mixed ages, who enjoy singing for pleasure and enjoy being with each other ... We sing an eclectic mix of songs. New members always welcome ... The choir performs at many events in Lancashire and Merseyside ... The choir began in the late 1980s as an ecumenical choir, and retains strong links with local churches.’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Rainford Ladies' Choir
Visits to the Website97
Views of The ‘Full’ Record152

'Renamed from "Rainhill Amateur Operatic Society" ... The Society has an Adult group and a Youth Group ... We aim to produce two Adult Shows / Revues / Concerts each year.'

+ Rainhill Musical Theatre Company
Visits to the Website117
Also indexedRainhill Amateur Operatic Society
Views of The ‘Full’ Record812

‘The UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra ... Founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music lovers, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra gives over 80 concerts each season in our home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as performances throughout the UK and venues throughout the world. We are proud that we are at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life.’

+ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Visits to the Website66
Views of The ‘Full’ Record114

'All orchestral instruments are welcome at South Liverpool Orchestra, especially strings, brass and bassoon. We are a very friendly amateur chamber orchestra playing standard baroque, classical, romantic & 20th century repertoire, to include overtures, suites and symphonies. We play something new each week, so it is a great way to experience regular unpressured sight-reading. There is also the opportunity to have a go at a concerto if you fancy it! South Liverpool Orchestra perform two short concerts a year, and they are usually followed by a buffet. The concerts are typically in December and May.'

+ South Liverpool Orchestra
Visits to the Website96
Views of The ‘Full’ Record168

‘A mixed choir of over 60 voices, founded in 1949. We currently present three concerts a year of high-quality choral music.’

Category Choral Societies
+ St Helens Choral Society
Visits to the Website67
Views of The ‘Full’ Record134

‘1973 was the band’s first full season of public performances. During 1973 the band played in local parks, working men’s clubs and at the St Helens show. Joining the band required considerable commitment by the parents as the children had to be taken to two rehearsals a week (Wednesdays and Sundays) as well as performances and the average cost of a musical instrument was £100 (and at that time a brand new Ford Escort 1100 car only cost £900) ...'

+ St Helens Concert Band
Visits to the Website92
Views of The ‘Full’ Record284

‘The Music Service organises a large number of groups outside of the school day for young people to further develop and advance their music skills and knowledge. These are currently FREE to all that live or who are educated in St.Helens.’

+ St Helens Music Service Ensembles
Visits to the Website91
Views of The ‘Full’ Record113

‘A group of dedicated professional musicians providing live orchestral music in St. Helens and the surrounding areas ... Established in 1997, the Sinfonietta gives four or five orchestral concerts a year with ensembles of varying size, and also presents other musical events, including lunchtime and evening recitals of widely varying and often innovative character.’

+ St Helens Sinfonietta
Visits to the Website40
Views of The ‘Full’ Record120

‘A long established group of singers who enjoy performing a wide variety of choral music with members coming from Heswall and surrounding areas of the Wirral. The main concerts of the choir are performed ... at Easter and Christmas. However we often have additional rehearsals during the Summer leading to a further concert. Over the years the choir has widened its appeal and now draws its audiences from across Wirral.’

Category Choral Societies
+ St Peter’s Singers [Heswall]
Visits to the Website51
Views of The ‘Full’ Record128

Formed in 2002: 'The 30 strong female choir performs both Nationally and Internationally and has sung in many prestigious locations ... The choir's repertoire is varied, ranging from oratorios & religious music to folk and pop songs including works from Bach and Handel to the more modern compositions of the Beatles and Queen. The choir was established as an amateur, non-denominational choir, performing in the community to raise money mainly for local charities ...'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Wallasey Choir
Visits to the Website162
Views of The ‘Full’ Record334

Founded 1910: ‘Membership is open to both acting and non-acting members so whatever your preference you'll find something to enjoy on or off stage. As well as doing a major musical once a year, usually at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton or the Gladstone in Port Sunlight we do a spring variety show and also have a thriving concert party ... It has been the aim of the Society in recent years to present the most modern shows as they become available, with revivals of favourite “oldies”, and at all times to offer to our patrons first class performances; if we have succeeded in pleasing our many friends we are well satisfied, and we hope to continue to present live shows so long as theatres exist in which to play’.

+ Wallasey Musical Theatre Company
Visits to the Website69
Views of The ‘Full’ Record146

West Kirby Light Opera Society - also known as “WKLOS” - was formed in 1950 and has acquired an enviable reputation as one of the leading amateur Musical Theatre societies in the North West of England ... The Society has appeared at all the major performance venues both on the Wirral and in Liverpool including the Floral Pavilion Theatre, the Gladstone Theatre, the Empire Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the Philharmonic Hall, the Main Hall and Concert Room of St George’s Hall and both the Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals ... The Society has acquired a strong reputation for its choral singing. It has developed a wide and varied musical repertoire and is a regular performer of concerts at venues across the Wirral and beyond.’

+ West Kirby Light Opera Society
Visits to the Website60
Also indexedWKLOS
Views of The ‘Full’ Record196

'Choir of about 100 voices from most parts of the Wirral specialising in the lighter music side of choral singing.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Wirral Community Choir
Visits to the Website161
Views of The ‘Full’ Record302

'We are a friendly group of amateur musicians who enjoy making music together and performing at concerts and small music gatherings. As a community orchestra, we pride ourselves on being an open admission orchestra. We welcome all players irrespective of their experience, age or proficiency. Our members span a wide age range and as musicians include those, who have never played in an orchestra before, to more experienced players who enjoy playing in an orchestra and give valuable support and encouragement to other less proficient players.'

+ Wirral Community Orchestra
Visits to the Website110
Views of The ‘Full’ Record340

The band was formed in 1973 under its original name of the Wallasey Pipe Band and brought together several ex-members of the 1st Battalion the Liverpool Scottish along with several other pipers and drummers in the area ... We are primarily a community band but are also registered with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and compete in the N.W. England branch indoor contests and also at some open contests during the Summer when possible.‘

Category Pipe Bands
+ Wirral Pipe Band
Visits to the Website6
Views of The ‘Full’ Record11
Concerts and Recitals Season‘Every year they provide a popular source of entertainment at carnivals and fetes and are also regularly called upon to play for occasions of remembrance by the Royal British Legion and other Army and Navy Associations.’

'We generally perform two concerts per year, in December and July, and have performed in many venues throughout the area, including Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on several occasions. The orchestra has more than thirty players and its instrumentation includes sopranino, descant, treble, tenor, bass, great bass and contra bass recorders. Our repertoire stretches from Renaissance to Contemporary and includes commissions from composers who specialise in writing for the recorder.'

+ Wirral Recorder Orchestra
Visits to the Website89
Views of The ‘Full’ Record317

‘Our ladies' choir has been making music together for over 60 years, forming life long friendships and establishing ourselves as one of Wirral's best-loved ladies' choirs. From Beethoven to The Beatles, from Madrigals to Freddie Mercury, if you enjoy singing, there's bound to be something for you. Based in Bebington, we welcome women of all ages to come and join us.’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Wirral Singers
Visits to the Website89
Views of The ‘Full’ Record182

Award-winning Band: 'Our membership is drawn from across Merseyside and the wider North West and North Wales region. The band has a long history – since being formed in 1987 we have grown from 5 to over 50 regular members. The band plays several concert dates each year in and around the Wirral, including outdoor events during the summer months'.

+ Wirral Symphonic Wind Band
Visits to the Website97
Views of The ‘Full’ Record254

‘Founded in West Kirby in 1983, the Orchestra was originally part of the St Bridget’s Music Society, changing its name to Wirral Symphony Orchestra in 1995 ... From small beginnings the Orchestra expanded in both size and musical achievement, and by 2005 WSO had become a large and vibrant musical body, and established itself as an independent organisation in its own right ... The Orchestra performs regularly in Hoylake and at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton; other concerts have been held in Heswall, Wallasey, Ellesmere Port and Chester. A part of our charitable aim is to be of benefit to the local community, and amongst its musical activities, as well as engaging professional soloists, WSO also continues to seek to encourage and engage local young talent in concert performances.'

+ Wirral Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website87
Views of The ‘Full’ Record152

‘Exists to provide audiences from Wirral and beyond with access to an affordable, challenging and fun programme of events and activities. We will particularly strive to ensure an exciting range of events and activities are available ... to bring families together. In doing so our mission will strengthen the community we serve through building relationships and stimulating imaginations and opportunities.‘

@ Floral Pavilion Theatre
Visits to the Website111
Views of The ‘Full’ Record325

‘The Gladstone Theatre is situated in the Garden Village founded in 1888 by William Hesketh Lever to house his soap factory workers ... The Theatre has been home to many famous shows, artists, both actors and musicians alike, comedians, dancers, and every one adds to the theatres character. It is also used by Local Operatic Societies, Musical Groups, Youth Organisations, and Dancing Schools, but it would of course be nothing without you, the audience.‘

@ Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight
Visits to the Website126
Views of The ‘Full’ Record137

'Great cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world ... Our magnificent organ and enthralling choral voices ensure that we have the highest quality of worship music you are likely to find ... Inspirational: Iconic: Unforgettable ... From classical concerts to sophisticated dinners, plays to pop music ...'

Category Cathedrals
@ Liverpool Cathedral
Visits to the Website131
Views of The ‘Full’ Record319

‘The Cathedral Music Department is responsible for providing music at eight services every week in term time, plus numerous extra services when called upon to mark a particular occasion. This work is shared between the Cathedral’s three choirs and four organists under the guidance of the Director of Music ... The largest Catholic place of worship in the UK, and one of Liverpool’s most instantly recognisable buildings, the Cathedral is a spiritual hub, much loved by Catholics, people of faith, and visitors of all creeds, and all nations.‘

Category Cathedrals
@ Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Visits to the Website98
Views of The ‘Full’ Record167

Founded 1840: ‘The original vision of its founders has remained a driving force and is interpreted today in Liverpool Philharmonic’s mission “to promote the love of music and music-making” at the centre of which is the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its associated ensembles and concert series; Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, one of the UK’s premier arts and entertainment venues; the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company incorporating Youth Orchestra, Choir, and Children’s Choirs; and an extensive learning programme which is recognised as a national leader in its field in its quality, reach and impact on our communities. Liverpool Philharmonic presents more than 400 concerts and events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall including in its smaller scale venue, Music Room, and venues across the City annually’.

Category Liverpool
@ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
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'Music is at the heart of Christian worship and the musical tradition at Saint Faith`s is very strong. The church organ is one of the best in the area and we are privileged to have had some fine organists in the past and at the present time ... We have put on a series of Summer Saturday concerts at St Faith's, featuring a wide range of local soloists and ensembles. The concerts start each year on Easter Saturday and run through to August.'

Category Churches
@ St Faith's Great Crosby
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'This unique neo-classical building is the centre of Liverpool’s traditional cultural forum whose foundation stone was laid in 1838. It was built as a result of separate competitions to create a fitting space for the aspirational city to hold its music festivals and other assemblies and contains the vastly ornate Great Hall with its vaulted ceiling, Minton tiled floor, replete with maritime and civic symbolism and is also home to a massive pipe organ.'

@ St George's Hall Liverpool
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The Citadel is the no.1 venue for live music, arts and community events in St. Helens.’

@ The Citadel St Helens
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Vale House Café  ‘is a New Brighton based community café & tea-room, situated in the heart of Vale Park, Magazine Lane, New Brighton. We are open 7 days a week. Our location in Vale Park means that we benefit from the park’s green flag status, wonderful views across the River Mersey, regular entertainment from the band stand and a newly fitted children’s play area in addition to the beautiful and peaceful rose garden’. Typically, weekly Sunday afternoon concerts, free of charge, May - September, featuring a range of types of Bands.

@ Vale Park New Brighton
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