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Chepstow Community Music Centre is a bit like a gym for musicians! ... It provides everything you need to enjoy growing into a stronger musician: * Space to practise; * Equipment to use; * Individual tuition options; * Music theory classes and mentoring; * Groups to join in with; * Opportunities to perform and record; * Impartial advice on all aspects of music making.’

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‘We are a charity based in Cwmdu, Crickhowell, Mid-Wales. Our objectives are: i. to provide opportunities to see and hear live music; ii. to promote a high standard of music-making with exhilarating programmes; iii. to introduce a series of music programmes employing students and young professional musicians; iv. to promote other forms of artistic activity; v. to raise money for the maintenance of the fabric of St. Michael & All Angels Church, Cwmdu.’

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Charity summer lunchtime concerts throughout July and August in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, carrying on a tradition started in 1999 by John Lester, former Organist of St Mary’s Church.

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‘An annual festival in rural South Wales dedicated to the advancement of creativity in young people, and a range of musical and theatrical events, based in and around Llantilio Crossenny and Treadam.’ Held Early May.

Category Arts Festivals
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'We’re very proud of Monmouth Festival and the part it plays in publicising this lovely town and the surrounding area. It attracts thousands of visitors from far and wide and not only do businesses benefit from their association with this uniquely creative community led Festival but for some shops, cafes, and pubs it is their busiest time of year.' Held Early August.

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‘The Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival has grown into a truly important event in the cultural calendar of this beautiful area. Each year the Festival stages chamber music concerts of exceptional quality in intimate and historic venues ... Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival has retained a unique character. It was founded with a passion that still infuses the festival and is being passed onto the next generation of chamber musicians through the Summer Residency.’

Also indexedWye Valley Chamber Music Festival | Summer Residency
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'Promotes chamber music concerts in venues in the Wye Valley ...  It showcases promising students and supports artists launching their careers, but most of our events will be performed by world-class musicians on their way to a world-class career. Some will already have arrived. We choose our venues mainly on the basis of their kind acoustic qualities for the types of music we present ... Run on a shoestring by a small group of volunteers, we could do more and better if we had more helpers willing to spend a few hours a week on interesting, worthwhile projects.'

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'Has been in existence for over 100 years ... Provides musical entertainment to the public, organisations and for civic occasions. The Band prides itself on its commitment to education and has a junior section where young people under the age of 18yrs can be given tuition in the techniques of playing a brass instrument and be taught to read music. The senior band (from age 11yrs) has a long tradition of contesting which raises the standard of playing both for the band as a whole and for individual players.'

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Abergavenny Orchestral Society is one of the oldest amateur orchestras in the UK and we now perform under the title Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra. We are a community orchestra with members of all ages who come from a 40 mile radius. We play interesting programmes and enjoy our rehearsals which are focussed towards performing our 3 concerts per year as musically as possible.‘

Also indexedAbergavenny Orchestral Society
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'A successful, thriving choir but to maintain this we are constantly on the look-out for new members. Could you be one of our new recruits? You would be made very welcome. Don’t miss out! If you enjoy singing quietly to yourself, then you will enjoy singing in a choir. You will make new friends that will last a lifetime, feel more connected with the wider Caldicot community and benefit from a much busier "social" life. There are also claims that singing can make you healthier and live longer! ...'

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‘Formed in 1979, and has been performing live music in the town regularly ever since ... It has about 65 members in total, of all ages & abilities ... and strives to promote and encourage the art of music within the community by giving three or more public concert performances of choral music per year, often with orchestral accompaniment. While presenting these programmes, we foster and support young and aspiring musicians ... We welcome new singers in all voice sections. We do not have a formal audition policy and ... no-one is excluded on grounds of lack of previous choral experience, ability to play instruments, etc.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘Singing for their own pleasure comes naturally to choristers, but how much better it is to make and take the many opportunities of sharing our enthusiasm with others. Apart from practising for two hours on two evenings each week for 47 weeks a year, the choir performs an average of 14 concerts each year and at roughly 8 weddings and corporate events. In addition, of course, there are events like the annual Remembrance Service, too. All of this choir’s concerts with the exception of the Annual Concert and the Christmas Concert are performed for charity.’

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'Founded in 1981 by a local GP David Hiley who persuaded any of his patients who said they could sing to join him in creating a choir. From this small group, many of whom are still members, a strong society of some 50 to 60 singers has evolved ... As well as a major Choral Concert in November, the choir organises a community Carol Concert in Crickhowell where local primary school pupils perform along with other young people from the town and the audience is expected to join in too. We see the involvement of young music makers in our activities as essential to the future of the choir ...'

Category Choral Societies
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'We are a friendly, sociable, mixed voice choir, about 60 strong ... While based in Abergavenny, both singers and non singing members and friends come from the broad region of Gwent and neighbouring counties ... The GBS logo is taken from Johann Sebastian Bach's 1722 seal, used throughout his Leipzig years. It contains the letters "J S B" superimposed over their mirror image. The whole is topped with a crown.'

Category Choral Societies
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'A non-contesting, community brass band ... We are situated between the vibrant banding communities of South Wales and the Forest of Dean. And while there is no pressure of contesting, we perform in several key engagements throughout the year including the Monmouth Festival and Monmouthshire Show.'

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‘Big band repertoire spreads back nearly a hundred years, with so much variety of style and feel – all of it sizzling with that quintessential vibrant sound ... In addition to scorching swing numbers, we play smooth Latin, “strictly”-style dance tunes, well-known vocal numbers and classic jazz numbers. The music cascades off the stage with all the vibrancy you’d expect from a 20-piece live band ... What unites all the music is the big band format of 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets (who all play stratospherically high) and rhythm section.’

Category Big Bands
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'A welcoming and friendly choir of about 120 members in four sections soprano, alto, tenor and bass ... We perform four concerts every year, one in each term plus the Christmas Carol concert. Our repertoire shares much with the great choral tradition of works from Bach and Handel to Rutter and Britten.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘The tradition of Welsh male voice choirs grew up out of mining, industrial and religious heritage. Music that is soulful, virile and powerful, yet sensitive and moving. ​Monmouth Male Voice Choir seeks to uphold that tradition. The Choir was formed in 2012 by a small group of men ... and now has around 50 members. The choir has achieved great things during its short existence ... A warm welcome will be given to all, so come along, dip your toes in the water and see how you like it ... You'll be welcomed with open arms - we're a widely varied, friendly and inclusive bunch.’

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'A close-harmony male voice choir – the only such choir in South Wales. We differ from a traditional male voice choir in our approach, our choice of songs, our sound. We sing “a-capella” (unaccompanied), producing truly beautiful music ... We sing a range of songs from ballads, pop, swing to laugh-out-loud ... We love what we do – we’re infectious!'

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‘A choir of around thirty: specialises in exploring exciting repertoires from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque periods.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
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'The Blake Theatre opened its doors in 2004. When Monmouth School refurbished its original building we decided we should share the theatre with you, our local community. So we have a part time team who are here to help you. Not only do we aim to provide an interesting range of shows, we are also available to hire for those groups seeking a professional venue for their production.'

Also indexedMonmouth School
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'The concert hall and recording studio of The Nimbus Foundation. The design and construction of the building was modelled on some of the finest concert venues in Europe and has resulted in an auditorium with a superb natural acoustic. The Hall is an ideal venue for concerts, recordings, television productions and live broadcasts.'

Also indexedThe Nimbus Foundation
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