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Area: Surrey

www.acm.ac.uk

'ACM understands how the music industry works today and has created an immersive and comprehensive learning environment, which connects directly with the industry ...' Also a Campus in Clapham, South London.

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Also indexedACM London
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www.bansteadarts.co.uk

'Provides local people of all ages with the opportunity both to hear artists of national and international standing and to perform themselves in a professional atmosphere. At the beginning of May each year a two week Festival is held, which contains lunch-time concerts, exhibitions, talks, coach visits and concerts by a wide range of well known performers. The Festival includes a number of events arranged by other local organisations and societies. Between October and March the Society presents four professional concerts.'

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bansteadorganclub.co.uk

'We are a friendly group of people who just enjoy live music. All our meetings have a top professional artist playing the latest instruments. Our shows cover every kind of music – Big Band, Jazz, Show Music, Light Classics, Pops etc and a lot, lot more …. all the ingredients for a highly entertaining evening in our comfortable venue, where refreshments are avialable in the interval. We are always pleased to have new members join us on a yearly membership basis and of course we will be pleased to welcome visitors ...'

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www.brbac.co.uk

'Principle role is to support all aspects of the Arts in the Borough. Committee members include representatives from local arts groups plus members and officers from the local council.'

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www.breinton.com

Soirées at Breinton 'Since the formation of Breinton Recital Society in the spring of 2009, we have provided top quality concerts by world-class classical music performers. What started out as casual, small musical gatherings, with an audience made up of family, friends and neighbours, soon turned into a significant concert venue for many music enthusiasts, not only from Woking and neighbouring areas, but also more recently from all over UK!'

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www.bimf.org.uk

‘A residential master class and chamber music course attracting exceptionally gifted high school and conservatory students from around the world, as well as young professionals ... The aim of the festival is to give young musicians intensive coaching, invaluable performance experience and the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of solo and chamber music repertoire. The team of professors are experienced performers and teachers in the top conservatories in UK and Europe.’ Held Early August

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www.surrey.ac.uk/department-music-media

'Join our thriving community of musicians actively involved as performers and composers, in music across a broad range of historical periods and contemporary styles.'

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Also indexedUniversity of Surrey
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www.royalholloway.ac.uk/music/

'One of the largest in the UK, offering a very broad and diverse range of courses, all taught by expert scholars ... Our courses literally span the world, from European classical, popular and folk traditions to music from across Asia and the Americas. We study music across a thousand years of history but also explore the changing nature of music in the contemporary world. Through performance, composition and academic study, we’ll challenge you to think about what music is today and why it matters.'

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Also indexedRoyal Holloway University of London
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dorkingconcertgoers.org.uk

'Our aim is to present classical music of the highest professional quality for the residents of Mole Valley in some high-quality venues.'

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dorkingfolkclub.org.uk

'A venue ... where the very best traditional and acoustic musicians, small bands and singers can be heard, from the UK and often from further afield (USA, Australia).'

Category:Folk Clubs
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eghamanddistrictmusicclub.wordpress.com

'For many years a yearly concert has featured promising young performers, namely the Young Performers Platform, providing a platform for aspiring local musicians and encouraging them and their parents to join as members. In 1995 the club invested in a modern Steinway grand piano reflecting its confidence in the club’s future. There have been many outstanding local personalities involved in building the club over the years and many international artists have performed at celebrity concerts and club evenings.'

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www.eysm.org

'EYSM's aims are to inspire young people and to create a lifelong love of music and a desire to share music with others, by offering a wide range of opportunities across musical genres, where young people work with professional musicians they would not meet in any other way and by creating a broad series of musical performances.' Held Late July.

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www.farnhammusicfestival.org.uk

'We welcome participants of all ages and abilities, giving them the opportunity to perform in superb conditions and to receive guidance in both non-competitive and competitive classes from our four professional adjudicators.' Held Mid November.

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godalmingmusicfestival.org.uk

‘We are one of the largest and most comprehensive festivals in the South East, and regularly welcome more than 2000 entries each year. We pride ourselves on offering classes to cater for most performers’ interests and talents. Classes include Music, Dance, Choirs, Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre.’ Held February - March.

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www.grayshottconcerts.co.uk

'The only UK village regularly staging major works performed by top professional musicians ... Showcasing some of the world’s best soloists, orchestras, choirs, conductors and composers ... 4-5 events each year – selling out weeks, often months in advance ... Supported b Friends of Grayshott Concerts who enjoy priority booking ... Why endure the hassle, cost and pollution of struggling to far-away venues - when Grayshott Concerts are within easy reach of home?'

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guildford-accordion-club.org.uk

'The Club welcomes enthusiasts of the accordion in all its forms, whether they be complete beginners or seasoned professionals. Most of us are somewhere in-between! While the piano accordion is the instrument played by most members, button accordions, bandoneons, concertinas and other instruments are represented too.'

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www.gurcms.org.uk

‘Founded some twenty years ago to encourage the love of serious music especially amongst the young, we provide live music in different genres performed by highly gifted professional artistes, many of whom have international recognition. Probably no other local venue provides such recitals on a regular basis throughout the year and at a very reasonable expense. Why travel to London when this quality of musical satisfaction can be found so close to home? ... All our concerts are held in the church at 83 Portsmouth Road, which has one of the finest church organs in the south of England. We also have a fully restored c. 1892 Bechstein concert grand piano.’

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Also indexedGuildford United Reformed Church Music Society
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www.haslemere.com/hhh/

'Haslemere in South West Surrey has long been an important centre for music making. Its chamber music society, HHH Concerts, presents a season of 5 concerts ... each year from October to March.'

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www.hindheadmusiccentre.co.uk

'Founded in 1975 by the harpist, Ann Hughes-Chamberlain, whose aim has always been to offer excellence in music tuition to everyone, from complete novices to post-graduates, from toddlers to pensioners, to gifted musicians and to those who just want a rewarding hobby, and to those with learning difficulties, in fact to everyone. No-one has ever been turned away ...'

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www.hrtaylortrust.org.uk

‘Established in 1997 for the “Advancement of public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of Music and allied performing arts”. The Trust's benefactor, Mr H R Taylor, who lived in Cheam, Surrey, and died in 1996, was devoted to music throughout his life and wished to encourage the growth of music-making and live performance by people of all ages. Since 1997, the Trust has provided financial support for a range of musical activities in Surrey and adjacent areas. Through partnership arrangements with the Royal College of Music, the University of Surrey and certain other national bodies it extends its support to musically gifted British residents beyond its core geographical area ... Q: Can anyone apply? A: Only schools, amateur choirs, orchestras and operatic societies, and musically talented individuals based in Surrey and adjacent areas.’

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www.jazzacademy.co.uk

'Established in 1989 at The Royal Academy of Music, Jazz Academy now resides at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham ... "The great advantage of vacation courses - apart from the non-stop fun - is no exams. You learn as much or as little as you need, no questions asked. Age? Eight to eighty is about it, but nothing surprises us. It's about love of the music and pooling our experience. Tutors learn more all the time and love to pass on to others what makes them tick." [Michael Garrick] Held Spring, Summer, Winter Vacations.

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ivyroomjazz.co.uk

'Come and hear the country’s finest jazz instrumentalists and singers. With comfortable seating, atmospheric lighting and a well-stocked bar, we'll be bringing you the ambience of an after-hours metropolitan night spot. If the quality interpretations of jazz, soul, blues and swing songs don’t slip you into a New York state of mind, the moody lighting, chirpy staff and vintage venue certainly will.'

Category:Jazz Clubs
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Also indexedFarnham Jazz Club
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www.musiconthursdays.org/lcas-charity.html

'Founded to secure the future of Music on Thursdays at LMC and Wednesdays at Christ Church lunchtime concerts in Leatherhead's Churches. The Society's trustees bring broad experience of musicianship, business and charity management, and represent different expressions of faith.'

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www.lhmf.org.uk

'Competitive choral festival for amateur choirs in the Surrey area, founded in 1905 by Lady Evangeline Farrer and Margaret Vaughan Williams, whose famous brother, the composer Ralph, was Festival Conductor for nearly fifty years. Each year around two thousand singers take part over five days ... The main Festival takes place over three days in the Middle of April.'

Category:Dorking
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www.ocms-music.org.uk

'Surrey's top music society ... Prestigious Society devoted to promoting the very best of musical performance from recent graduates to the celebrated stars of the international Scene.'

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www.oxtedandlimpsfieldmusicsociety.org.uk

Founded 1946: ‘The Society aims to bring music of the highest standard to the area at reasonable prices whilst also encouraging young musicians. Four classical music and one jazz concert are given each year ... Membership is not required. Our concerts are open to all, but a significant saving may be made by subscribing to a season ticket for the five concerts’.

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www.reigate-redhillmusicfest.org.uk

'A two week Music Festival held in Reigate and Redhill, giving young performers and adults the opportunity to participate in adjudicated classes in instrumental music, singing, and speech and drama.' Held Mid May.

Category:Reigate
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www.raofa.org.uk

'An umbrella organization with both individual and many affiliated group members. It is non-political and aims to promote the enjoyment of and participation in the arts of all genres within Runnymede,'

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www.summercellocourse.co.uk

'A unique opportunity to study with one of Europe’s most renowned cellists on a residential course in the inspiring setting of the Yehudi Menuhin School.' Held Late July.

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www.ssaa-arts.org

'Exists to foster artistic taste and to promote the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts amongst those people living in Sunbury, Shepperton and surrounding areas. Run entirely by unpaid volunteers SSAA promotes an annual Arts Festival in July, regular Coffee Concerts on Saturday mornings, musical master classes, competitions, photographic exhibitions and much else.'

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surreyhillschoirs.uk/wp/

'Established in 2005, the Surrey Hills Singing School includes two award-winning adult choirs – the Surrey Hills Chamber Choir and Surrey Hills Singers – as well as two exciting choirs for teenagers and children, the Young Voices and Training Choir.'

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www.surreymusichub.com

‘Bringing music to every young person in Surrey through learning, training, performing, networking, inspiring and collaborating ... We’re led by Surrey Arts, the county council’s arts service, which includes the schools music service. Together, we’re making sure that children and young people receive music education that is high quality, wide ranging, sustainable and accessible to all, with clear routes for learning and options for musical progression.‘

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Also indexedSurrey Arts
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www.tilbach.org.uk

'We have been running top quality concerts in Farnham and Tilford since 1952. We organise a period instrument festival each June in Tilford Church with internationally famous performers and regular monthly concerts from September to April in Farnham.'

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acappellaweybridge.org.uk

'Founded in 1963 by a small group of enthusiasts to sing madrigals and unaccompanied motets from the 16th century onwards; the first concert was given in 1965 ... We welcome new members. We do not audition, but familiarity with reading music is helpful. Some of us can sing from sight, some work out the parts on instruments at home and some learn from the wealth of sources available on the internet, such as Youtube and choralmidi. As a beginner it's possible simply to copy what the person next to you is singing!'

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www.aldervalleybrass.org.uk

‘One of the South East's finest brass bands, and provides music to enhance any occasion. For more than 50 years Alder Valley Brass has performed at venues ranging from London's Royal Albert Hall, Windsor Castle, Epsom race course and Hampton Court Palace, to many of the UK's famous parks & bandstands ... In addition to concert and bandstand work, Alder Valley Brass is a contesting band and, over the years, has been remarkably successful, appearing at the national finals of Great Britain on multiple occasions including appearances at The Royal Albert Hall competing against the very best in Great Britain.‘

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www.almacbisleybrassband.co.uk

'We are a Concert band, and do not participate in contests. Our energies are centred on giving concerts at our "home" venue ... We give a number of concerts around the local area on behalf of various charities ... New players of any ability are welcome. Please come and visit us, you will be sure of a warm welcome!'

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www.altonconcertband.co.uk

‘A friendly group of amateur and retired musicians founded in 2010. The band is growing steadily and new musicians are welcomed without the need for audition. We play a variety of light and classical music, including music from the shows, jazz and swing. The Band plays in support of charities including the RNLI, Winchester Night Shelter and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre in Alton. You may have also seen us at Christmas time around Alton sharing a little Christmas cheer.’

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s683281200.websitehome.co.uk

'The Choir now numbers over 100 singers and we always offer a warm welcome to new members, whether experienced or novices. If you love singing and enjoy a warm and friendly social atmosphere, please come along and try it out for a week or two. We ask only that you can sing and, if you join us, that you come to rehearsals regularly.'

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www.bgncs.co.uk

‘Our Choir’s first rehearsal was in May 1910 when it was known as the Newdigate Choral Society. The choir participated in the Leith Hill Musical Festival for the first time in 1914 but it was disbanded during the first world war and then re-formed as Beare Green Choral Society in 1937. Both names were amalgamated in 1974 ... We welcome all new singers, there is no audition, just bring along enthusiasm and a desire to listen and learn.’

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www.brockhamchoral.org

‘The Choir aims to offer a full and involving musical experience to our audiences, and we welcome new singers who want to contribute to that. Although originally started in the first half of the 20th century, the choir in its present form was formed in 1952 as Brockham Christ Church Music Society, later taking its present name ... We don’t hold auditions, but we aim for a high standard. We warmly welcome new members to the choir, and encourage anyone with an interest in choral singing to contact us. Whilst previous choral experience is valuable, a love of singing and a desire to learn are more important. Also, new members would find it very useful to have either the ability to read music, or a good ear!‘

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www.bbcsinfo.org

‘Buckland and Betchworth was formed in 1923. Originally a "village" choir with members drawn mainly from the two villages, today we have members “commuting” from all over Surrey ... It doesn't matter if you think you are a bit rusty: there is no audition and you don't even have to read music. We are a social and friendly choir focused on enjoying making music together and improving our standards as a team - everyone is welcome!’

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burycourtopera.org

Bury Court Opera began staging opera in 2007 in the intimate environment of The Barn at Bury Court and now presents an annual season in early Spring and occasional productions at other times of the year. Bury Court Opera was granted charitable status in 2013 and is dedicated to the support of young performers, directors and designers at the early stage of their careers. The Barn, with it's beamed interior, is blessed with outstanding acoustics and our aim is to demonstrate that opera produced on this smaller scale has the potential to have a greater impact, providing more immediacy and emotional intensity than a more extravagant production in a larger house.’

Category:Opera Companies
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Also indexedThe Barn at Bury Court
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www.claygatechoralsociety.co.uk

'We are a friendly choir of around 60 members. We put on performances three times a year, which have included Rossinis's Petite Messe Solennelle, Fauré Requiem, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Handel's Messiah. Our performances are enhanced by professional soloists and orchestra.'

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www.cranleighchoralsociety.org.uk

'The Society produces three concerts a year, including an annual concert in conjunction with Cranleigh School ... We are always keen to welcome new members. Huge amounts of experience are not required, so just feel free to turn up and see how you get on.'

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www.cranleighcommunitychoir.co.uk

‘If you're thinking about joining a choir, these days there are lots to choose from. As such, I try to run the Cranleigh Community Choir in the way I'd like a choir to run if I was in it myself! This means: * great music (we cover practically every musical genre) that both the choir and audiences enjoy; * the singing is purely for enjoyment, the love of singing and for the high standard performances we give in front of regular sold-out audiences - we don't do any competitions ... ; * we do two great concerts per year - one at Christmas and one in the summer plus sometimes ad hoc performances around the same time (although the ad hoc performances are optional); * we DON'T do any movements in the songs that we sing, except for one song at Christmas that our audiences now expect us to roll out each year and very, very occasionally another one if it seems appropriate! ...’

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www.thedco.co.uk

Founded 1989: ‘A vibrant ensemble of talented amateur players, teachers and semi-professionals. We meet in Dorking for four rehearsals prior to our three or four concerts a year, enjoy working with excellent conductors, and working together as a team. We aim to perform to the highest musical standards, creating interesting programmes for our audience, combining classical favorites with lesser known chamber works and 20th century pieces’.

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www.dorkingflutes.co.uk

'Flute Choir organised for the enjoyment of adults living in quite a large area centred on Dorking. We meet once a month, except in the summer holidays, and occasionally arrange concerts and play at informal events. We play the piccolo, concert flute, alto flute and bass flute sometimes with other accompanying instruments.'

Category:Flute Ensembles
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www.downlandchorale.org.uk

‘A mixed voice choir based in Old Coulsdon, Surrey ... We're a varied group of people, all bound by our love of music. We welcome both men and women of all ages and abilities. We practise hard but have a lot of fun whilst doing so. Come and join us! We’re always happy to welcome new people.’

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www.escs.org.uk

Founded 1961: ‘We are based in Caterham, although our members are drawn from a wide area of Surrey. We present three concerts a year in local churches and halls. Christmas and Easter are usually classical, with a lighter programme in the summer. Members are encouraged to share their love of music - and of choral singing in particular - in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Our concert repertoire is varied and challenging, and rehearsals are always enjoyable, with the extra element of coaching in singing techniques to enhance every singer's potential and improve our performance’.

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www.eghamchoral.org

'We are a long standing choir based in Egham since the 1970s. We perform at least three concerts a year. The spring concert is usually the highlight of our year ... and the performance is usually distinguished by the addition of professional soloists and musicians. Our summer concert comprises lighter works that may include madrigals or jazz standards. For our Christmas programme we look forward to singing carols and other seasonal music.'

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www.elmbridgeyouththeatre.com

'EYT was set up to bridge the gap between school and adult drama, specifically aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 25 ... Two major productions are usually presented each year ... normally a musical in the winter and either a musical or straight play in the summer. This gives everyone a chance to be involved, and to use whatever performance skills they have - whether it's acting, singing or dancing or all three!'

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www.emberbigband.uk

'We play a wide jazz repertoire which includes many of the popular swing standards of the interwar era, through to modern latin and funk. We have over 20 musicians including alto tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpets, trombones, rhythm and bass guitar, piano and of course drums. We are complemented by impressive vocalists.'

Category:Big Bands
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www.epsomchamberchoir.org.uk

‘A group of around 35 mixed voices ... We perform three or four public concerts each year ... The choir strives to attain the highest standards and has acquired the reputation of being one of the leading choirs in the area. Our musical repertoire is extensive, both sacred and secular; from masses and oratorios to madrigals and part songs, with composers from Bach to Bernstein, Tallis to Tavener, and Mozart to Mancini. The choir frequently performs a cappella, but also works with small orchestras, bands or instrumentalists as programmes require.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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edyo.info

'Set up in Autumn 2011 as a successor to the Orchestra of the Pagoda which ran from 1999 to 2009. The Orchestra meets on the first 5 Sunday afternoons at the beginning of each term, to avoid conflict with school activities. A public performance is presented on the last Sunday of each course, giving the players a feeling of real achievement as well as an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to their parents and other members of the audience. Players may volunteer a solo performance of a piece they have mastered to gain experience. EDYO welcomes players of grade 4 or above, aged between 8 and 16. No audition is required.'

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www.fyc.org.uk

'One of the UK’s leading upper voice choirs for 11-18 year-olds, offering exceptional performance opportunities of secular and sacred music covering many different styles. The choir undertakes annual tours within the UK or abroad. In addition, it regularly commissions new music and arrangements and has recorded more than a dozen CDs. The FYC family has members from age 6 upwards and consists of five choirs: Farnham Youth Choir, FYC Boys Choir, FYC Girls Choir, FYC Training Choir and the Alumni Choir.'

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fernhurstchoralsociety.org.uk

‘A thriving mixed-voice choir based in West Sussex. We have around 85 members and normally perform three concerts throughout the year. We pride ourselves on imaginative and varied programming. We are committed to collaborating with professional soloists and instrumentalists. In 2013 we founded the Fernhurst Chamber Orchestra, a professional ensemble that accompanies many of our concerts.’

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Also indexedFernhurst Chamber Orchestra
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www.friaryguildfordband.co.uk

‘We enjoy contesting and performing concerts on a regular basis and rehearse twice a week. New players are always welcome. The Band and a 10-piece ensemble are both available for hire throughout the year and have a varied repertoire, ranging from brass band classics and marches to classical, jazz, and popular music.’

Category:Woking
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www.godalmingchoral.org.uk

‘We are a medium sized local choir who sing to a high standard. We employ a professional orchestra (Orchestra Eroica) to accompany most concerts and engage professional soloists where applicable. Our rehearsals are hard work but fun, and there are plenty of opportunities for socialising as well as singing ... We are always happy to welcome new members, so if you'd like to join, or give us a try-out, please get in touch.’

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www.godalmingjazzchoir.com

‘Small independent choir ... Small but perfectly formed, we encourage all ages & abilites to come sing with us. Our performaces range from local events, charity events, workshops, private functions & even weddings.’

Category:Jazz Choirs
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www.godalmingyouthorchestra.org.uk

'We play a range of music from the classical repertoire, some in arrangements for youth orchestra, some as originally written. GYO has given first performances of several works written specially for the orchestra and our conductor. At the end of each term, after about ten rehearsals, David Wright conducts the orchestra in a public concert.'

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grangeparkopera.co.uk

'Has established itself as one of Europe’s leading opera festivals. It has become synonymous not only with artistic excellence, but also the warmth of the relationship shared between loyal audiences, supporters and artists ... Sister charity Pimlico Opera, founded in 1987, has worked for 26 years in prison. Additionally, each week the Primary Robins project gives singing classes to 1,400 children aged 7-11 in schools from the lowest quartile KS2 results..'

Category:Opera Companies
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Also indexedPimlico Opera
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www.g-s-o.org.uk

‘The GSO is now the only Guildford orchestra regularly offering a full-scale programme of 19th and 20th century symphonic music. The musical development of young people has long been a priority with the GSO: its “Tidings of Joy” concerts at the Cathedral see a large children's choir performing Christmas songs they have composed, and in February or March of each year five young instrumentalists of exciting promise are featured playing concerto movements in the annual Young Artists' Concert.’

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hmsoc.org.uk

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www.inaccordsingers.co.uk

In Accord is based in Guildford. We sing a mixture of 4 and 5 part “a cappella” harmony covering a broad repertoire of popular songs. Arrangements are written “in house” enabling us to choose songs we enjoy and that are popular with audiences. We can also arrange songs specifically for people we perform to, providing a personalised touch! We don't use written music once we've learned a song. In fact, we just sound a note and start singing. We perform regularly with audiences (and venues) wide ranging and varied, all of which adds to the buzz of showing off what we do!’

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www.leatherheadorchestra.co.uk

'We cater mostly for adult players but welcome younger ones, including those with little or no orchestral experience. The music we play is from the standard classical repertoire ... There are no specific entry standards or auditions, however you will probably need to have played for a couple of years, be playing reasonably in tune and be able to practise at home. At the end of each term we play through the rehearsed programme in front of families and guests. This is followed by a supper to round off the evening. We make no charge for attending the concert.'

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www.mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk

‘A lively group of singers based in Woking, although we travel from all over Surrey, Hampshire and London for rehearsals. Our blend of musical expertise, ranging from music graduates, ex-Cathedral choristers, operatic soloists, to members of dance bands and highly experienced choral singers, enables us to perform music from a wide range of genres. Mosaic aims not only to perform to a high standard but also to entertain our audiences. We sing music from Renaissance to the present day, both secular and sacred. Composers range from Tallis to Tavener, Bizet to The Beatles and beyond. In addition our concerts are often interspersed with vocal and instrumental solos performed by some of the talented musicians in the choir.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.redhillsinfonia.org.uk

'One of the oldest amateur orchestras in the country. Established in 1891 under the name of “Redhill Society of Instrumentalists”, during its long history it has been associated with many famous names – including Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gordon Jacob who were Presidents of the orchestra in 1946 and 1958 respectively – and has performed with numerous high-profile soloists ... The orchestra has a membership of nearly 60 amateur musicians and each year performs three concerts.'

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www.spelthornechoralsociety.com

'A friendly, medium-sized choir. We welcome new members and offer the opportunity to everyone who loves singing to learn and improve their music-making skills .Formerly Ashford Choral Society, we have been delighting audiences in Spelthorne since 1920. We perform a variety of high quality music, including well-known and some less well-known works. From time to time we join with other local choirs to sing in large-scale performances.'

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Also indexedAshford Choral Society
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www.stceciliachorus.org.uk

‘We are a friendly amateur choir with about 60 members ... We sing all sorts of choral music from the 16th century to the modern day and stage four concerts a year in and around Banstead accompanied by professional soloists and orchestras ... As well as performing locally, every three years we make a concert tour ... We always welcome new singers and you can join St Cecilia Chorus at any time between September and June, so why not try us out?’

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www.smtg.org.uk

'We're a friendly amdram group that puts on 3 shows a year including a musical, a summer review and a Christmas concert.'

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www.surreyphil.org.uk

'Began life as the Surrey String Players in 1932 when it was founded by Kathleen Riddick. In 1945 it expanded to become the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout its history many international artists have appeared with the orchestra, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jacqueline du Pré, Paul Tortelier, Steven Isserlis, Nigel Kennedy and Evelyn Glennie. On two occasions the orchestra has been the recipient of a Performing Right Society National Federation of Music Societies Enterprise Award.'

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www.surreyshowchoir.co.uk

'We had a fabulous response on the launch night of our first Show Choir in Banstead on 8th September 2014, with singers actually queueing out of the door! It was an amazing night, and we were delighted with the enthusiasm and the wonderful sound our singers made. Our Banstead choir has over 80 members, and now with choirs in Dorking, Cobham, West Byfleet, Horsham and Guidford, Show Choir continues to go from strength to strength! Come along and join us, your first session is free, we're a friendly bunch, and rehearsals are always fun!'

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www.trebleclefchoir.org

'A four part harmony, ladies, community choir. We perform a range of different styles of music including classical pieces, musical theatre, gospel, folk and contemporary music.'

Category:Ladies Choirs
Visits to the Website49
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www.vivaldisingers.com

'A mixed voice choir of around 30 members. We perform a wide range of music in all styles from the 15th century to modern compositions; from the light-hearted to the serious. We are a friendly choir of diverse abilities, from enthusiastic beginners to highly experienced semi-professionals. Our main aim is to perform a wide variety of music from different genres, often introducing our audiences to new composers alongside enduring favourites. We perform with a vaired and interesting selection of musical ensembles, from string quartets to brass bands.'

Category:Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website45
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www.vocaldimension.co.uk

'Established in January 2010, we have now grown to a multi award winning 30-strong group. The four-part style in which we sing is one of the most challenging and rewarding styles for a vocal ensemble. Singing without any musical accompaniment, we use the blend of our voices, energy, enthusiasm and passion to create exciting and magical music which includes everything from traditional barbershop and show tunes to modern popular music ... Visitors are welcome to our rehearsals, but please let us know you're coming along.'

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theweycommunitygospelchoir.co.uk

'A fun, and exciting choir that aims to get people singing together in Guildford and the surrounding areas. Whether you sing in the shower or are slightly more confident we would love you to come along and join us.' Also rehearse in Farnham.

Category:Gospel Choirs
Visits to the Website30
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www.weybridgemvc.org.uk

'Formed in 1921 by a small group of enthusiastic singers and since then has grown to its present strength of over sixty members, enjoying a national and international reputation for performance quality and entertainment value. Although the choir is based in Weybridge in Surrey our membership is drawn from all over Surrey and from all walks of life ... We offer exciting and varied programmes of popular opera choruses, spirituals, hymns and devotional pieces, traditional songs and ballads and choral arrangements of songs from musical shows and the current popular music scene, all performed in the spine-tingling four-part harmony which is unique to traditional male voice choral singing.'

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www.wokingchoral.org.uk

'One of the UK’s foremost amateur choirs, comprising some 90 auditioned members ... The choir gives three concerts each season, always with professional orchestra and soloists.'

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www.woodhousesounds.com

'Music at Woodhouse has had great pleasure in bringing you concerts, master classes, academy courses, music drama and, of course, summer opera festivals since 2000. Woodhouse has grown from very just smallish beginnings into a much larger enterprise but always aiming to retain its intimate and friendly character and with an array of talented artists since the early days ... We are delighted that Woodhouse has been able to help so many young artists to advance in their careers as well.'

Category:Opera Companies
Visits to the Website59
Also indexedMusic at Woodhouse
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www.christchurchwoking.org

‘Talented musicians and organists from Surrey, London and further afield give lunchtime recitals in the Nave every Monday from 12:40 – 1:20pm. Organ recitals and music recitals (ranging from piano to trumpet, violin to voice) are on alternate weeks. Do join us on your lunch break!’

Category:Churches
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www.cranleighartscentre.org

'We are proud to say that Cranleigh Arts Centre earns more than 85% of its income from ticket sales, room hire, merchandising, coffee bar and bar. Only 12% of our income currently comes from public funds, whilst many arts centres depend on around 50% of their income coming from regular public funding. Your support is important to us ...'

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www.cranleigh.org/our-school/co-curricular/music/

'At Cranleigh we are passionate about the importance of music in the development of well-rounded individuals, but not to the exclusion of all else. You will find Cranleighans developing their musical talents alongside a well-balanced academic curriculum and a wide range of other creative and sporting activities. Every pupil is offered a vast number of musical opportunities to fulfil his or her individual potential, whether that may be participation in a large choir, in a Rock Band, or as a soloist with a professional symphony orchestra.'

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www.godalmingbandstand.co.uk

‘The GO-Godalming Association launched the annual Music in the Park in 2006 to provide local people and visitors alike with an occasion at which they could enjoy a range of outdoor concerts - and to provide these free for music lovers to enjoy ... Music in the Park is held on the Godalming Bandstand on The Bury’s next to St Peters and St Paul’s Church come rain or shine - although in extreme weather we may decamp to the parish church next door. The show must always go on!’

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Also indexedMusic in the Park | GO-Godalming Association
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www.guildford-cathedral.org

‘Music is and always has been at the heart of Guildford Cathedral, inspiring worshippers and visitors alike. Through the Cathedral’s choir and organists, we sustain the great English tradition of daily choral worship. We also host regular musical events and concerts. as well as providing new skills and experiences to local school children through musical workshops and outreach activities.’

Category:Cathedrals
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riverhousebarn.co.uk

'A community venue overlooking the river in Walton. It started out in 1998 as a restored 18thC barn and has now grown to include gallery, craft studio, courtyard, garden, and Cafe/Bar. Riverhouse is used for theatre, childrens shows, comedy, chamber music and all kinds of jazz. We also offer a wide range of courses, from streetdance for older kids, or music, mime and movement for the younger guests, to our writers group, book club, art classes for all ages, jewellery making, enamelling, photography and crochet.'

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www.cobbecollection.co.uk

'The world's largest array of composer instruments in a richly decorated Adam house ... Instruments in the collection are used in concerts during the summer and autumn. Concerts are held in the original Music Room of the house, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield in 1903.'

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www.woking.gov.uk/leisure/arts/eventsact/summersounds

'This summer, why not head down to the bandstand in Woking Park to watch a series of concerts by local Surrey based bands including jazz, steel and brass bands, choral groups and orchestras. Relax with a picnic, take a seat on one of our brightly coloured deckchairs and soak up the sounds of the music.'

Category:Woking
Visits to the Website24
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