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Area: Shropshire

www.bridgnorthjazz.co.uk

Category:Jazz Clubs
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www.bridgnorthfestival.org.uk

Held Late August.

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englishhaydn.com

'The inspiration of the late John Reid who, in partnership with Bridgnorth Councils and collaboration with Robbins Landon, had organised the annual event since 1993 ... The Festival offers a fascinating array of the music of Joseph Haydn and his contemporaries.' Held Mid July.

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www.ironbridgebandfestival.co.uk

'Every year we organise probably the biggest non-competitive celebration of brass band music in England. The Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival takes place annually over one weekend In July and entry is absolutely free of charge in the daytime on both Saturday and Sunday.'

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www.llanfyllinfestival.org.uk

‘The Allegri String Quartet, Britain's longest running chamber music ensemble (founded in 1953) has been playing each summer to delighted audiences at St. Myllin's Church, Llanfyllin, in the heart of Mid Wales. Those first concerts held by the original quartet developed into the beatingheart of what is now the annual Llanfyllin Music Festival, or Gŵyl Gerdd Llanfyllin, as it is known locally. Over the years, the Festival has expanded to include performances by other musicians and artists of international calibre. In recent years, as part of the Festival, the Allegri has been involved in educational out reach work to Music Masterclasses and Concerts for young musicians within the county.’ Festival held Late July.

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Also indexedAllegri String Quartet
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www.ludlowmusicsociety.org.uk

'Would you like to join us in Ludlow Arts: Classical? You can do so in many ways: Sing: with Ludlow Choral Society or the Edge Chamber Choir; Play: with Ludlow Orchestra or BISYOC; Subscribe: to Ludlow Music Society's subscription concerts; Help us: to organize Ludlow Arts: Classical; or join one of our Committees; or helping us on concert days; Sponsor: a concert, a soloist, or part of our activities; Advertise: in the Ludlow Arts: Classical brochure, or one of our concert programmes; Join: the Friends of Ludlow Arts, the Friends of Ludlow Assembly Rooms or the Ludlow Palmers.'

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Also indexedLudlow Music Society
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ludlowenglishsongweekend.com

'Has taken place since 2001. Inspired by the musical world of Gerald Finzi, it is a unique celebration of poetry, music, culture, and ideas. Drawing on the work of a wide range of poets and composers working in the English language, the Weekend explores the sensibility evoked through their art. It offers opportunities to reflect on a distinctive musical tradition, to speculate on what it has taught us, and what it might also teach us as we look to the future.' Held Early April.

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minsterleyeisteddfod.btck.co.uk

'An annual event held on the 3rd Saturday in March at Minsterley Parish Hall. It started in1962. It is a day of music, recitations & singing competitions.'

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www.newportmusicclub.org

'Professional artists introduce and perform from a classical and contemporary chamber music repertoire, bringing together both well and less known works and composers. Six concerts are held annually ... in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Our artists not only entertain with well-known works, they also educate and inform with works that are seldom heard and that step outside the normal spectrum of work our members are used to hearing.'

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www.oswestryrms.co.uk

‘Founded in 1958, the brainchild of employees of the Post Office’s telephone department (then part of the state-owned GPO and the predecessor to British Telecom) ... CD recitals are presented on alternate Thursdays from October to May ... A warm welcome is extended to all those who find pleasure in listening to music, as has been the case since 1958.’

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sites.google.com/oswestryschool.org.uk/osrs/home

Typically, half a dozen evening concerts per session, September - June.

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www.oswestry-tc.gov.uk/council-services/oswestry-youth-music-festival.html

Held March. 'Oswestry Music Festival goes from strength to strength. It dates back to the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations of 1977, is now well established in the County Music Calendar and entries are attracted from Shropshire, Cheshire, Wrexham and North and Mid Wales ... The Festival includes a programme of individual, group and school opportunities linked with celebrity concerts. Trophies, certificates and prizes are awarded to competitors and past overall winners of the Festival have gone on to successful professional musical careers.'

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shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk

'One of the country's leading folk festivals - the most fun you can have during August Bank Holiday weekend! ... Four days packed with fantastic music, dance, and entertainment all on a centrally located site in the heart of Shrewsbury.'

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.shropshiremusictrust.co.uk

'Since its first season in 1983-84 Shropshire Music Trust has brought the world's best live music to Shrewsbury and surrounding towns and villages: orchestral concerts to solo recitals, early music to cutting-edge contemporary work, workshops, masterclasses, lunchtime concerts, participation for young musicians.'

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/shropshire-tot/

'Come and enjoy a couple of hours of wonderful entertainment with a variety of music, sounds and styles from some of the Country's top organists and what remains Shropshire's only theatre pipe organ installation in a public venue. The WurliTzer now requires no additional amplification with sound coming through the swell shutters, which have been described as "dancing doors" and The Buttermarket is a nice intimate venue in which to enjoy a theatre organ concert, see the organist up close and enjoy a thoroughly good afternoon of entertainment.'

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www.whittingtonmusicfestival.org.uk

Annual Festival which has taken place since 2013 in a village near Oswestry, each year focussing on works of a single composer. Held Mid May.

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www.beaumarissingers.org

'We are a mixed adult choir of around 20 voices performing in the Newport, Shropshire area and beyond. We love to encourage others to enjoy taking part, explore repertoire and improve their singing! Members come from a wide geographical area and a range of backgrounds and age ranges. We are an experienced choir with several long serving singers, but also many newer singers too. We sing to create beautiful music and for our own enjoyment. Our repertoire is broad, from sacred classical works to popular music arrangements.'

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.bridgnorthmalevoicechoir.org

'We have 30 or so members coming from all walks of life. Age is not a factor as men of all ages are made very welcome. All enjoy the singing, fellowship and fun the choir affords ... If you enjoy singing and want to sing well, then you will fit perfectly in our choir. There are no auditions and no requirement to be able to read music although of course it helps ... Bridgnorth Male Voice Choir does not consider itself to be an elitist choir. We exist for men who want to sing to be given a chance to perform. So come along to one of our practices, sit down and try it out ...'

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www.bridgnorthsinfonia.org

'Brings together both amateur and professional musicians from Bridgnorth and the surrounding area. At present we rehearse on Sunday afternoons, once a month in St John the Evangelist church hall. The orchestra was originally founded ... in 2009 and in June 2012 we gave our first public concert ... to a large and appreciative audience. Our aim is to promote music in Bridgnorth and share our love of making music with the town.'

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www.cantiones.org.uk

'Founded in 1982 by Michael Smith, the then organist of the Parish Church of St. Oswald, King & Martyr, Oswestry. Under its original name "Cantiones Sacrae" the choir comprised 15 voices and set its sights on performing some of the more challenging music in the chamber choir repertoire. Before long it swelled to well over 20 voices and concerts were given as far afield as Chester and Shrewsbury, as well as an appearance at the Llangollen International Festival. Cantiones dropped the "Sacrae" from its title in the mid-nineties when its repertoire widened to include more and more of the quality secular music available.'

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.jigsawsound.org

'A large, mixed voice, adult choir based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire who regularly perform at concerts, weddings and fund raising events throughout the County of Shropshire and over the border into Wales.'

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johnmoorequire.blogspot.co.uk

'The first concert was upstairs in the pub at Blists Hill Museum, Ironbridge, on the 17th October 1985 ... The Quire continues to rehearse once a month and do as many concerts as possible throughout the year, mostly in churches incorporating information about John Moore and his place in west gallery style of music in Shropshire and throughout the country. The Quire remains a costumed Quire with a village band adding authenticity to performances.'

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ludlowconcertband.weebly.com

‘We are a non competing local wind band. We play at community, civic and fund raising events in and around South Shropshire.’

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www.ludloworchestra.org.uk

Founded 1970: ‘An enthusiastic amateur orchestra consisting of around fifty players. It draws its members from Ludlow in South Shropshire and surrounding area ... The orchestra performs up to three concerts each year locally.’

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marketdraytonchoral.wordpress.com

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www.newportmalevoicechoir.org.uk

'Founded in the dark days of 1943 by William Wilde, the Organist and Choirmaster at St Nicholas Parish Church ... For many years our choir used to participate in competitions, and enjoyed much competitive success. Our greatest competitive achievement was coming second at the highly prestigious Llangollen International Festival in 1954 ... The Choir now concentrates on concert performances, and in a normal year gives several charity concerts in local churches and halls. Many thousands of pounds have been raised for worthy causes.'

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shrewsburylight-orch.org.uk

'A non-professional orchestra, founded in 1968, and provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages and abilities to enjoy making music together. Although no auditions are held, members are expected to attain a competent standard through rehearsals before appearing in concerts. A variety of music is played including light classical, show music, film and TV themes, traditional and modern popular numbers ... Over the years the Shrewsbury Light Orchestra has given both formal and informal concerts, has performed both indoors and out and is well known throughout Shropshire, Wales and the Midlands.'

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www.shrewsburyoperaticsociety.co.uk

'Formed in 1923 and has since performed one or two shows every year to the people of Shropshire and beyond.'

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sites.google.com/site/bcquire/

‘Meets near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire to sing and play country church music from Thomas Hardy's time, mainly from the English West Gallery and American shapenote traditions ... All singers are welcome to our rehearsals. We use sheet music, but you don't need to be a fluent sight reader. Players of woodwind and stringed instruments of the sort that might have been played by village bands in the 18th/19th century also very welcome. (No guitars thanks).’

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www.sing4fun.biz

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www.telfordorchestra.org.uk

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www.wellingtonband.org.uk

'Officially born in October 2000. Previous incarnations include “Telford Band” and “Dawley Band”. The band has grown over the years helped by sponsorship by Wellington Town Council. The Band plays regularly in and around Telford, appearing at the Remembrance Day Parade in Wellington, the annual Civic Carol Service, and other less formal events such as the switching on of Christmas lights, and carol playing just about anywhere ...'

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www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk

'Ludlow Assembly Rooms opened its doors in May 1993 in the restored and updated buildings of the former Assembly Rooms, dating from 1840. The opening was the result of five years of tireless campaigning by a group of people who believed that our rural community deserved its own place of entertainment ...'

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www.thebuttermarket.co.uk

'An iconic grade 2 listed building, is Shropshire's biggest entertainment venue, comprising of three unique floors - The Cellars, Main Arena and VIP Mezzanine levels. The venue hosts a range of live concerts and gigs ...'

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