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Area: Nottinghamshire

www.nottingham.ac.uk/music/

'Offers exceptional research-led teaching, inspiring facilities for performance and composition, and a unique programme of traineeships and placement opportunities. The department’s academic and performance activities are fully integrated into the dynamic musical life of the city of Nottingham ... There are a wide range of performance opportunities across the university: University orchestra and choirs; Student-led societies; Small scale ensembles and chamber groups; Working with professional musicians; Church choirs.'

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southwellfolkfestival.org.uk

‘Now established as one of the premier roots and acoustic music events in the Midlands Calendar rivaling other well established festivals and receiving many accolades. We are on the edge of the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell next to the racecourse, and approximately 13 miles from Nottingham and 8 miles from the A1 and Newark.’ Held Early June.

Category:Folk Festivals
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mansfieldfolkclub.org.uk

'A varied programme runs throughout the year, with: Acoustic "Singers & Musician Nights" open to whoever turns up; "Feature Nights" where 2x20 mins are given over to the named performer - the rest of the evening being opened up to floor spots; Monthly "Guest Night" with main artist + named support act.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.musicatthecrossing.co.uk

'The Crossing Church & Centre is one of North Nottinghamshire’s top public concert halls within which the Music @ The Crossing programme offers high quality – mainly classical – performances to suit a variety of tastes.'

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www.newukes.uk

‘Meet regularly (at least twice a month, see diary) to practice, to jam together, and to experiment with ukes. Anyone can join and all are welcome. There are no auditions or expectations. All you need is a ukulele.’

Category:Ukulele Clubs
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Also indexedNewark Ukuleles
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www.asianarts.org.uk

'An Umbrella Organisation promoting South Asian Arts from the Indian Sub-Continent. Established since 1986. We coordinate and or provide a wide range of South Asian classical, contemporary, folk, popular, celebratory and festival events and regular workshops in various South Asian musical instruments, drama and various forms of dance.'

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www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk

Nottingham Music Service: 'We believe that music makes a difference. As a registered charity and lead partner for the Nottingham Music Education Hub, we are committed to making music more accessible and inclusive. We support young people from across the city to develop their musical skills, and participate in diverse ensembles and performances, contributing to the life of our great city'.

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Also indexedNottingham Music Service
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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/nottingham/

'Founded in 1967 as The Nottingham Hammond Organ Society to cater for people interested in Organ music other than that heard in churches, etc. To broaden its scope it later changed to just the Nottingham Organ Society.'

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www.nottinghamukeclub.com

‘It is almost impossible to listen to or play the ukulele without smiling ... This fabulous little instrument has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years, becoming the fastest selling item in music shops across the country. Nottingham is no exception and plays host to one of the county's biggest clubs for ukulele players ... With a current membership of over 100 “Ukers”, this friendly, fun-loving group, gathers every week to sing and play the ukulele.’

Category:Ukulele Clubs
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www.inspireculture.org.uk/services-schools/nottinghamshire-music-hub/

'A group of schools and music organisations who are working together to provide the best possible music-making opportunities for children and young people in Nottinghamshire.'

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www.selstonmusicfestival.co.uk

‘Some forty years ago there were ten other Music Festivals within a radius of 10 miles of Selston. Sadly these have ended and invariably the financial costs accounted for their demise. Selston Festival has endured and its committee must be applauded for its willingness to introduce changes in keeping with the spirit of the times. New classes were introduced over the years and the committee has worked tirelessly in fund raising to cope with increasing costs. No Festival receives more complimentary reports ...’ Held Late November.

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

'Enjoying good music in good company.' Meet monthly, afternoons.

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worksopmusicfestival.co.uk

‘The aims of the Worksop Music and Drama Festival are educational, providing a public platform from which keen performers can receive the encouragement and advice of an experienced adjudicator, and appreciate the value and enjoyment to be gained from performance. The festival is held in March every year, culminating in an Award Ceremony & Prize Winners Concert featuring some of the best performances from all sections.‘

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www.anstonmvc.co.uk

'Originally formed in 1971 ... The Choir aims to perform a varied repertoire and it has been a pleasure to raise many thousands of pounds for charity, particularly for local organizations ...'

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ashfieldharmony.wordpress.com

'Formed as Kirkby Light Operatic Society in 1962 (the name change taking place in 2013), to encourage four-part choral singing in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. The Choir has developed a wide repertoire – from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Abba to Gilbert & Sullivan and Strauss but always love to try new pieces and arrangements. We perform two concerts each year ... We also like to celebrate Christmas ... with a performance ... Every member is encouraged to take part in the decisions of the Choir, both musical and practical, and we always hope we achieve a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.'

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www.bmtg.org.uk

‘NODA-affiliated, award-winning Musical Theatre group based – perhaps unsurprisingly – in Beeston, Nottingham. We perform at the Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton twice a year. We strive to provide the very highest levels of production where orchestra, sound and lighting, staging and choreography are concerned and we have a very talented team of performers and production personnel who really do make the West End Magic happen right on your doorstep! We are a friendly society whose members span a wide age range from students to seasoned performers, and we’re always keen to hear from new people who are interested in joining us!’

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www.bestwoodmvc.org.uk

'In the autumn of 1952, Len Hogg came to Bestwood as Colliery Manager and very soon afterwards the Choir was formed under the name of "Bestwood Colliery Male Voice Choir". However membership was never confined solely to workers at the colliery so that within the first year, the name was changed to the "Bestwood Male Voice Choir" which still continues today ... Over the years, the choir’s achievements have been considerable, having numerous successes at musical festivals and engagements with some of Britain’s finest choirs and regimental and brass bands, at the same time raising thousands of pounds for local and national charities.'

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www.binghamchoral.org.uk

'Formed in 1972 by Neville Ward from a choral class at Toot Hill School, Bingham. Its aim is "to educate and interest the public in music, particularly choral music, by the presentation of concerts and other activities". The original membership of 40 has now increased to around 90, with singers coming from a wide area of South Nottinghamshire, North Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. The Choir performs three concerts in each season, including an ever-popular Christmas concert. We also hold a day choral workshop in February, extending a warm welcome to all-comers.'

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www.blidworthwelfareband.co.uk

‘Has established itself over the years to be an extremely successful contesting and concert band performing all over the country. Since ... 2009 the Band, in National Competitions, has been placed in the top 6 no less than 22 times. In that time the band has also progressed from 2nd section and from 1st January 2017 are promoted to the “Championship Section” and will be playing in competitions against some of the top brass bands in the country such as The Black Dyke Band, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Fodens Band, Carlton Main Frickley, Thoresby Colliery and Newstead Welfare to name but a few ...’

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www.bjchoralsociety.org.uk

'We are a friendly group of people for whom music is important, but of equal importance are the friendship, good humour and team spirit engendered by the choir ... set up by a group of Burton Joyce residents who enjoyed singing. Today, over half of our 70+ members live outside of the village.We are always keen to attract new members. We don’t hold auditions, but the ability to sight read is an obvious advantage. There is no age limit and if you haven’t sung for some time don’t worry ...'

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carltonbrass.co.uk

'A community brass band based in the Nottingham suburb of Carlton. We are part of the Carlton Band Organisation which also encompasses the Carlton Brass Training Band:: Our purpose is to provide music making opportunities for local people of all ages (our current membership boasts both primary school children and pensioners). We have a busy schedule throughout the year, where we provide entertainment at various public events such as evening concerts, galas and fetes.'

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www.carltonmvc.org

'Based in the Nottingham area of England where it was formed in 1908. With around 80 members the choir is now larger than ever, attracting younger members who will safeguard its future. It has a wide-ranging current repertoire of nearly 50 items - from traditional to modern, sacred to secular and from the serious to the light-hearted – enough to suit practically all tastes and occasions!'

Category:West Bridgford
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www.ecmvc.org

‘ECMVC is now just one of only a handful of original colliery male voice choirs surviving in the country and we are very proud of our heritage. The choir is as vibrant today as it would have been in its early days and is no stranger to performing in prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall ... But we are equally at home in more modest settings and delight in helping local charities raise much needed funds for their own needs.’

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lacecitychorus.org

'The only barbershop chorus for women in Nottinghamshire was founded in 1992 by a group of teachers and students at Arnold Hill Comprehensive School ... Lace City Chorus now has over 90 members from all over the East Midlands. Women of all ages, backgrounds and of all musical abilities join us to sing, have fun and make lifelong friendships. Our members range in age from 23 to 79 years old. Our members are not professional musicians. Our members are from a variety of backgrounds and hold jobs such as sales manager, accountant, nurse, chemist, executive director, and teacher - as well as being wives, partners, mothers and aunties! These days the chorus is highly regarded as one of the premier barbershop choruses in Europe, having won the regional championships (UK, Ireland and the Netherlands) an unprecedented five times. These successes have led to the chorus competing at the Sweet Adelines International Convention (the "world championships" of Barbershop) ...'

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majoroakchorus.com

'The Major Oak Chorus is more than just a Barbershop ensemble, it is a family. We love getting together each week, and sharing friendships as well as great music. Sitting in on one of our rehearsals is the perfect way to find out more about us, and what we can do for you! You'll have the opportunity to hear us perform four-part, a cappella harmony, and you'll be invited to join us on the risers to experience the music, friendship and fun for which Major Oak Chorus is known!'

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www.mansfieldmvc.co.uk

‘In the Mansfield area our choir has a long an illustrious history. Formed in 1926 and singing with pride and energy ... imbues our choristers and music team with a sense of responsibility to continue this long heritage. We are pleased that the Choir continues to provide entertainment and comradeship to all those involved, not only our choir but followers and supporters group.’

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www.mansfieldchoral.org.uk

'We are a friendly, welcoming choir of mixed voices, ages and abilities. There are no auditions – everyone is welcome! We love singing and perform three times a year. We’d love to see you either as a new member or at one of our concerts ...'

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newarkandsherwoodconcertband.weebly.com

'We have over 50 members of varying standards, several of whom are professionals/diploma graduates. Over 40 regularly attend rehearsals on Tuesday evenings. Your age is immaterial; we have members who are still at school, right through to those who have retired. We are a friendly group of musicians and whilst taking our music seriously, the emphasis is very much on FUN! ... We have regular concerts booked throughout the year; playing at inside and outside venues (weather permitting)!'

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www.newarktownband.org

'The Band's repertoire includes a full spectrum of genres ranging from light popular music through film and operatic works to the more traditional brass band music of times gone by. With a mixture of performances from our many soloists through to full band ensembles Newark Town Band always delivers performances to be remembered. The band "family" includes people from all walks of life and with ages ranging from 13 to 75 years old ... We are always welcoming of both new young talent and experienced players wishing to join us.'

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www.newsteadband.co.uk

'Performs at venues across the country with around 30 public concerts per year, often supporting local and national charities, as well as a range of brass band festivals and competitions. The band strives to provide a wide range of music, not only that which is traditionally associated with brass bands ...'

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www.nottinghamboyschoir.co.uk

'Established in 1983, and its main aim is to encourage boys aged six and upwards in their love of singing. It's a fantastic choir, and provides a fun environment for boys to learn a wide variety of music – from Bach to Beatles to Bruno Mars!'

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www.nottinghamconcertband.org

'Part of the musical landscape of the East Midlands since 1991 ... Over the last few years, Nottingham Concert Band has pioneered the Playday concept, which has proved to be an effective and popular contrast to weekly rehearsals, formal evening concerts and outdoor events. Several months in the planning, each Playday provides the opportunity for band members and invited guests to gather for a full day of intensive rehearsing to work on challenging additions to the repertoire.'

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Also indexedPlayday
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www.nottinghamphilharmonic.co.uk

‘A non-professional full sized symphony orchestra which attracts players from a wide surrounding area. Many of its players are music teachers, whilst the remainder is made up of those doing a wide variety of jobs, as well as retired people and students. Their common link is that they enjoy the opportunity to play together, participating in challenging and demanding music, requiring a high standard of playing. Members are selected by audition ... Several professional conductors have said that this orchestra is one of the best non-professional orchestras in the country.’

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www.nottinghamyouthorchestra.org

‘Over the past 20 years, NYO has expanded from just one orchestra to three classical orchestras and two jazz orchestras. These groups involve over 300 young players aged 8 to 19, representing some 50 schools in Nottinghamshire and other parts of the East Midlands ... All three orchestras are coached by experienced local professional musicians who support all the sections of the orchestras in their musical development.‘

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notts.srp.org.uk

'Welcome to the Nottinghamshire branch of the Society of Recorder Players. We are a group of about 25 people who meet once a month in Southwell to play a wide range of music using most sizes of recorder from sopranino to contrabass. New players are always very welcome to come along and join us for a session without any commitment. Just bring your instrument(s) and a music stand.'

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www.pleasleycollierywelfareband.co.uk

Concentration, Clarity, Control, Confidence  Successful competitive band: ‘A group of like minded people who consider themselves a family and enjoy playing music together whether it be the thrill of contesting or for the joy of the audience at concerts ... The general consensus is that the Band began life around 1883 ten years or so after the first mine shafts were sunk in 1871 – 73, the first coal being hewn in 1875.’

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www.southwellchoralsociety.com

'We are proud to be a community choir. You are invited to come and join us irrespective of your knowledge of music or ability to perform. We do not have auditions believing everyone has the right to make music. You are guaranteed a warm welcome...'

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southwellorchestralsociety.webs.com

‘Originally formed as a small group of musicians, meeting in order to enjoy making music together and improve their playing standard. In recent years the Society has considerably grown in size and now has a membership of about 40 players. The society provides an opportunity for players of all instruments and abilities New Players are always very welcome. We play a mixture of music - familiar and unfamiliar - in a variety of styles.‘

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www.thoresbyband.co.uk

’Championship Section contesting/concert band based in the East Midlands close to the City of Nottingham. We represent the last working deep coal mine in the Nottinghamshire area. Available for all events, including weddings and formal concerts.‘

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www.westbridgfordoperaticsociety.co.uk

'Our first show was in 1946 and we have performed at least one show every year since! We started as a Gilbert & Sullivan group, but from 1989 have performed musicals too.'

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worksoplightoperaticsociety.weebly.com

‘The members of the Society range in age from 16 to over 70 years old, with the addition of children under 16 who take part in our musicals when required. Full membership begins at 16, and all applicants are asked to take a small singing and movement audition, to ensure their suitability to take part in the shows. In numbers the membership is usually between 50 and 60, which includes many non-acting members who work backstage or front of house ... We usually perform twice a year performing in May and November with either musicals, concerts or revues along with appearances at special events.’

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www.alberthallnottingham.co.uk

'The Albert Hall Nottingham's grand ornate architecture was designed at the turn of the 20th century in the style of an Edwardian music hall. The Great Hall serves as an excellent auditorium for public performances of many genres ... Organ no. 552, a four manual 59 stop instrument, was erected in 1909 in the then Wesleyan Central Mission which was later renamed the Albert Hall. (An almost identical instrument was built for Rochdale Town Hall in 1913.) The instrument cost £4,500 and was financed by Jesse Boot (founder of the Boots Company) as a gift to the City of Nottingham, to be known as the City Organ.'

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www.boningtontheatre.co.uk

'We show a wide variety of films for all audiences every week, as well as hosting Theatre productions and live music events too!'

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www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre/

Artistic Policy ‘We aim to present a quality, balanced, professional mid-scale programme across all genres, catering for the needs of the audiences to be found in the anticipated catchment area, whilst providing the opportunity for local artistic expression. We will strive to maximise usage of the complex, promote lifelong learning and present a balanced, professional programme across all genres whilst providing the opportunity for local artistic expression.’

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www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre/

‘Built in the 1920s, it has been both a theatre and a picture house over the years. With 600 seats split over two levels, eight exclusive boxes, and dedicated spaces for wheelchair users, the Palace plays host to more than 150 live productions every year, covering everything from ballet to drama, children's shows to comedy, and not forgetting its hugely successful annual pantomime.’

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trch.co.uk

'Our diverse programme of events includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals, family shows, stand-up comedy and rock & pop music. Also offering a wide range of workshops and projects involving the local community, free foyer performances, backstage tours, conference and meeting facilities, plus our bustling café bar and restaurant, there really is something here for everyone.'

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Also indexedTheatre Royal Nottingham
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www.southwellminster.org

‘Said by many to be the best kept secret among the forty-two English cathedrals, it is a gem. The Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is popularly known, as it has been for centuries, as Southwell Minster ... As the Cathedral Church of Nottinghamshire it seeks to serve diverse communities from the farms of the Dukeries in the north, with mining and ex-mining towns, and in the south the colourful city of Nottingham with its industry, universities and teaching hospitals of international repute. This stunning place still brings visitors to their knees in wonder and awe to glimpse the glory of God. The thriving community here at the Minster invites you to come and see Southwell Minster for yourself and enjoy its charm and peace. You will be most welcome ...’

Category:Cathedrals
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www.lakesidearts.org.uk

'Nottingham Lakeside Arts is The University of Nottingham’s public arts programme welcoming more than 200,000 people of all ages to a vibrant programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and talks each year.'

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Also indexedLakeside Arts
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www.wsnl.co.uk/newsandcalendar

Worksop College is a British co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils aged 3-18. It has a very strong musical tradition with numerous ensembles, bands, orchestras, singing groups and choirs - as well as offering each year a Concert Series which 'features guest artists of an exceptionally high calibre and international reputation'.

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