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Area: Teesside

'Members consist of those who simply enjoy listening to live music in a relaxed atmosphere as well singers and performers (absolute beginners to professionals). In spite of its name, in addition to organ recitals and choral music  the Association organises performances of instrumental and vocal music including solo performances and, occasionally, illustrated talks on church music.'

* Cleveland Organists' and Choirmasters' Association
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Redcar: Weekly get-togethers: Tuesdays, 8.00 pm.

Category Folk Clubs
* Cutty Wren Folk Club
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)281

'We have been in action "along the Guisborough road" since 1975. During those 40+ years we have hosted many of the Folk World’s leading performers as well as visitors who becoming friends of the club return often. Visitors are always welcome- singers, musicians, poets, music hall, dancers, & audience. We are not precious about musical styles or genres and no pressure to perform.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Guisborough Folk Club
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)380

‘An annual festival for Hartlepool, featuring the very best folk and acoustic music from around the country - and closer to home! ... From the most contemporary folk and acoustic music through to a wealth of traditional singers and musicians, there really is something for everyone. Special concerts and events will celebrate the rich music, heritage and traditions of Teesside and the North East.’ Held Mid October.

Category Folk Festivals
* Hartlepool Folk Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)336

'Hartlepool Music Society has been promoting high quality, live classical music concerts in the Town for more than thirty years and hopes to continue for a further thirty years if we retain your support. We always need members, sponsors, donors and practical assistance. If you wish to help, get in touch with the Chairman ...'

* Hartlepool Music Society
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)338
PERFORMANCES

‘The Group is open to all ages and level of playing ability, there is always a friendly welcome to new members. This is a NOT for profit group and our aim is to raise funds for local good causes and to entertain such people in our town. All are welcome and we always have a few spare ukuleles around to give you a taster and get you started.’

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Hartlepool Ukulele Group
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)273

'Established in 1989 (formerly known as the Alyson Moore School of Music) and is now the largest private music school in the North East of England and one of the largest in the UK. The school, based in Hartlepool has over 30 qualified teachers, providing music lessons to in excess of 500 weekly students. The school offers specialist tuition and coaching in all mainstream instruments.'

* Northern School of Music
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Club reborn in 2010, 27 years after its demise. Saturday evening concerts about every two months.

Category Jazz Clubs
* Redcar Jazz Club
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)297

'Takes place annually during the last week in June. It is a competitive festival - a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech - which seeks to provide a platform for performers of all ages who wish to develop their performance skills in a friendly and supportive environment.'

* Saltburn Music Festival
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Shine! is a mixture of the traditional and contemporary with both competitive and non-competitive classes. This Festival is not so much a new idea, but a fresh look on a tradition that continues to thrive in other areas across the country and even internationally ... The Tees Valley has seen a strong tradition of competitive music festivals over the past 60 years, notably Stockton Music and Drama festival and Middlesbrough Music Festival, both of which have disbanded in the past 5 years. With financial support from a variety of individuals and organisations it has been possible to re-invent this new festival which will serve musicians across the whole Tees Valley.‘ Held Late April. Website not accessible at Review; referenced Facebook Page instead.

* Shine! Festival
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‘Staithes has a long and celebrated history of art from the 19th century Staithes Group of Artists to the present day ... Visitors will be able to walk the maze of lanes visiting “galleries” as well as taking part in a programme of guided walks, workshops, talks and film shows. Heritage too plays an important part in the life of the village and will be celebrated in events and exhibitions throughout the weekend. There will be a vibrant programme of music ranging from street buskers to concerts.‘ Held Early September.

Category Redcar
* Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage
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PERFORMANCES

'We aim to have guest-nights twice a month: other Mondays are "singarounds" ... At a singaround everyone is encouraged to get up and sing, play a tune, recite, clog dance or do whatever they want to do, provided it falls under the wide umbrella of folk. But don't worry, nobody is coerced into getting up, and we have a healthy core of talented performers to ensure an entertaining night ...'

Category Folk Clubs
* Stockton Folk Club
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‘Dedicated to the preservation of the former Sunderland Odeon Compton Organ, and to promote the instrument with regular concerts.’ ALERT ’The Society's final concert will take place ... on Sunday 24th March 2019 at 2.30pm and is "FREE" ... The Society would express their thanks to our members and supporters who have attended our concerts for many years.’

* Sunderland Theatre Organ Preservation Society
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)148

'We provide instrumental and vocal tuition, covering all styles for all ages across out four partner authorities of Stockton on Tees, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland. All of our pupils receive free membership of TVMS ensembles and choirs, ranging from beginner level to advanced bands and orchestras in each area and county-wide.'

* Tees Valley Music Service
Also indexedTees Valley Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)257

'Organises a winter series of high calibre chamber music concerts, both instrumental and voice, by visiting professional ensembles ... Do come and experience the joy of listening to live chamber music, along with our regular supporters. We look forward to seeing you for another season of great music making.'

* Teesside Music Society
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'Founded in 1951 and is still a very active group of singers. With over 40 members, both male and female, the choir enjoys singing from a wide repertoire of music including items from the musicals and modern songs which are always popular with audiences.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Billingham Choral Society
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PERFORMANCES

'Founded by Tim Jackson in 1981. It now enjoys a reputation as one of the best non-professional ensembles in the North-East and performs a wide variety of music in venues across Teesside and North Yorkshire.'

+ Cleveland Chamber Orchestra
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PERFORMANCES

'This Windband is made up of people from all walks of life and age groups. Our youngest player was just 9yrs old when they started and our oldest is into their 80's. Every member of our band is willing to help others to improve in their ability to play good entertaining music. You don't need to have a music grade to play in this band. That's what makes this band stand out from others, no matter what the age or ability, the Cleveland Concert Band are a happy bunch of friendly musicians to be associated with and enjoy what we do ...'

+ Cleveland Concert Band
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‘A mixed-voice choir which aspires to professional standards and has a good reputation in north-east England ... Has over 120 members, currently aged from 17 upwards, from Middlesbrough, Stockton, East Cleveland, Hartlepool, Darlington and North Yorkshire; Gives at least three concerts a year, using professional soloists and a good orchestra.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Cleveland Philharmonic Choir
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)160
PERFORMANCES

'Full-sized symphony orchestra with about 80 members, including many music teachers from the area, which gives two challenging concerts each year, generally in October and March. Each concert is preceded by two Sundays of intensive rehearsal. Membership is by invitation.'

+ Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)328

Formed 1967: ‘The Society usually performs three concerts a year. High quality soloists and / or instrumentalist are engaged for the performances - using local talent, wherever possible ... The Society is always open to receiving new members. There are no initial auditions, but the ability of new members to blend with the choir will be reviewed by the conductor after a few weeks ... We extend our thanks to all those wonderful conductors and accompanists who have served us so well ... to the members who have shared the responsibilities for running the Society and putting on concerts, and to the patrons and audiences who have supported the work in many ways’.

Category Choral Societies
+ Guisborough Choral Society
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)106
PERFORMANCES

'Many of you, particularly if you live in the North East, will be aware of the highly successful Hartlepool Male Voice Choir. It was the wives of some members of that choir who were responsible for the formation of the Ladies' choir back in 2002 ... We have built up quite a large repertoire of songs, including songs from the shows, songs from the movies as well as a number of American folk songs, so we are able to provide a good variety of numbers which we hope will appeal to a wide audience when we entertain in concert in and around the Hartlepool area.' ALERT Website unavailable at Review; cf Facebook Page.

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Hartlepool Ladies Choir
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)572

'Hartlepool Male Voice Choir had its beginnings in the late 1950s with a group of lads having a sing song after Rugby matches for Hartlepool Old Boys RFC ... You don’t have to be a musical genius to join us. Believe it or not, many choir members have no formal music training and most do not read music. The only requirements are for you to be able to sing in tune and show a commitment to the choir concerts and rehearsals. In return you can be certain of a friendly reception, a common interest in good music of all types, a great deal of fun and humour and trips to prestigious venues ...'

+ Hartlepool Male Voice Choir
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PERFORMANCES

'Renowned mixed chorus of 25-30 voices based on Teesside. Developing three to four concert programmes each year we perform a wide range of music, unaccompanied or with keyboard or chamber orchestra; we specialise in music of the 16th and 17th centuries and the past hundred years.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Michelmas Singers
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PERFORMANCES

‘We are a brass band based in in the Middlesbrough area. Originally we rehearsed in the former mining village of North Skelton. In more recent years we have relocated to Nunthorpe ... As a band we take part in competitions, and also perform concerts. We are always on the look out for new players. If you require the services of a brass band, or or looking for a friendly band to join then please get in touch.’

+ North Skelton Band
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Based in Middlesbrough: ‘We are a group of men who enjoy coming together to sing and practise our love of barbershop. Our members come from all walks of life and of a range of ages. The common bond is friendship and barbershop singing’.

+ Northern Acchord
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‘Based in the Tees Valley in the North East of England ... Performs opera music at a variety of venues throughout the region ... The only amateur organisation in the area to promote and stage opera and aim to provide professional quality entertainment accessible to a wide audience ... Opera Nova provides a forum for operatic soloists and chorus to develop their abilities and new members are always welcome.‘

Category Stockton-on-Tees
+ Opera Nova
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PERFORMANCES

'Formed in January of 2016 by the amalgamation of Stockton and Synthonia Choirs. The amalgamation has resulted in a choir producing a quality of sound that comes from having a good balance of voices in the four areas of 1st and 2nd tenors, baritones and bases.'

+ Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir
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‘We are a small, friendly choir ... singing for pleasure and to produce two or three concerts a year, which are performed locally in Stokesley. We sing a wide range of repertoire from Baroque to 20th Century, secular and sacred ... New members are very welcome!’

Category Choral Societies
+ Stokesley and District Choral Society
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)140
PERFORMANCES

Founded 1952: ‘The original intentions were to confine ourselves to Gilbert & Sullivan, but after many years it was decided to broaden our canvas ... In 2007 we changed our title to Teesside Musical Theatre Company to hopefully attract younger members. This has proved very successful, as many of those same youngsters have gone on to performing arts colleges, where they are hoping to further their careers’.

+ Teesside Musical Theatre Company
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PERFORMANCES

‘The TSO is a full-sized symphony orchestra which gives two concerts each year, generally in November and March/April. We play a wide variety of music, and also enjoy a number of social events each year.’

+ Teesside Symphony Orchestra
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)146
PERFORMANCES

‘Built in 1897, the Town Hall Theatre hosts a diverse range of professional and non-professional performing arts, including comedy, drama, children’s theatre and music. The traditional proscenium arch theatre has a capacity of 402 theatre style and can be adapted for cabaret and standing performances.’

@ Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre
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'Stunning Grade II* listed Victorian concert venue giving any event that’s staged here an extra special feel. Its two flexible spaces mean we are able to tailor the spaces to meet every requirement. Both venues host a wide range of events from concerts to comedy, conferences to theatre, weddings and workshops.'

@ Middlesbrough Town Hall
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PERFORMANCES

'Stunning 750-seat performance venue based on the banks of the River Tees at Yarm School. The auditorium has been designed and built to the highest performance specifications ... There is an orchestra pit, a bespoke 4 tier digital organ and specialist acoustics.'

@ Princess Alexandra Auditorium
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PERFORMANCES

‘Every year free band concerts are held between May and September. Volunteers from the Saltburn 500 Club work hard to raise money to maintain the bandstand and organise the concerts with support from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Saltburn, Marske and New Marske Parish Council.’

@ Saltburn Bandstand
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'This free site brings together forthcoming events planned by amateur choirs, orchestras, opera societies, bands, etc, in and around Teesside (UK).'

~ TeesMusic
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