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Area: Warwickshire

www.atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

'We aim to have something for everyone; traditional, modern, shanties, comedy, dance and sessions just for musicians, so they don’t feel left out. Entry (mostly) will be FREE, with a collection for the guests that night and a free raffle. Together with our sister clubs in Bedworth and Nuneaton, we aim to provide the best of folk music in the Midlands.'

Category:Folk Clubs
Visits to the Website134
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www.bedworthfolkclub.co.uk

'The Club is quite unique in that there is no admission charge despite the fact that there are top rate guests at almost every meeting (we just pass the jug around so you can give as much or as little as you wish: a minimum of the price of a pint - around about £3 - £5 is suggested). Our aim is always for everyone, guests, audience and floor singers alike to have a really good time.Floor singers are always welcome but we get very busy so we recommend a call or email to reserve a spot, on the night it is very much first come first served – if there is space available.'

Category:Folk Clubs
Visits to the Website107
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bedworth-festival.info

'Although over the years the Festival has grown into quite a large event it has still retained its unique “intimate” atmosphere: You can enjoy a whole week-end of music, song and dance for little more than the price of just a concert! – It’s a Festival to ”get involved in” – where the audience is (at least!) as important as the guests! – It’s where the folk scene meets for its Christmas Party – for a good sing, dance and play, a good story, a good drink, some good company, and a really good time! – It’s the place to be at the end of the Festival season! ….. and it is the UK’s biggest annual winter folk event!'

Category:Folk Festivals
Visits to the Website95
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www.communitychoirsfestival.co.uk

'A wonderful day of mass harmony singing workshops followed by a concert, by the choirs, for the choirs. It is open to any choir or singing group who welcome all voices without auditions and sing a cappella.' Held Early April.

Visits to the Website104
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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/cookhill/

‘Quite unlike most organ and keyboard societies in that it does not run a monthly programme of concerts by touring professional organists. Rather, the Club is a forum for anyone interested in keyboard or organ music whether as a player or a listener. it is very much a “hands-on” club, giving all members the opportunity to play whether they are advanced players and confident or beginners and more diffident ... The Club also organises three Professional Celebrity Concerts in March, July and November of each year, given by leading UK and International organists, with the latter entitled "The Ernie Huggins Memorial Concert" in honour.of the Club's Founder who passed away in August 2005.‘

Visits to the Website54
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sites.google.com/view/covwarksorganistsngs/

'Encourages membership from all in the area covered by The Diocese of Coventry ... Eight or nine meetings are held per year, visiting and playing interesting local instruments, attending recitals and having talks on various aspects of organ music, organ operation, construction and history.'

Visits to the Website72
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www.coventrymusichub.co.uk

‘The major provider of music (and associated performing arts) activity across Coventry and will deliver this in partnership with schools, Hub partners and regional arts organisations ... Strives to support schools, raise standards and to provide an inclusive, rich and balanced programme along with opportunities for training and development ... Will ensure high-quality teaching and learning for children and young people across the city and provide a number of high profile performance opportunities which showcase talent, progression and achievement.’

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leamingtonmusic.org

'Launched in July 2006 and aims to maintain Leamington and district as a musical centre dedicated to promoting excellent music. Music-making at an international level like this can only be put on and sustained by the generosity of our supporters and if you would like to be involved in ensuring that Leamington Music continues to flourish please join the Friends of Leamington Music.'

Visits to the Website84
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www.leamcompfest.co.uk

'The Leamington Spa Competitive Festival is a competitive Festival. The aims of the Festival are to help to promote and encourage the study and practice of the Arts of Music, Dance, and Speech and Drama in all their branches.' Held During June.

Visits to the Website109
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www.musicatleamingtonhastings.co.uk

'Music at Leamington Hastings is a charity and the voluntary donation element is very important to us. I stress that it is voluntary, and whereas most people are happy to contribute the amount we suggest, some give less and some give more, and are quite free to do so. We do not receive any grants or public subsidies and your generosity is therefore very important ...'

Visits to the Website77
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www.nuneatonfoa.org.uk

'The festival is held every year in and around Nuneaton, and is open to all ages, children and adults, all cultures and abilities from anywhere in the UK. Entries are welcomed from individuals, groups, schools, etc. Classes can be non- competitive or competitive. All classes are adjudicated and all entrants receive a comment sheet from the adjudicator. The performing arts include the piano, stage dancing, speech and drama, vocal and woodwind, strings and brass sections. Performance days are held during April and May where entrants perform, are adjudicated and awards presented to winners of the competitive classes. Members of the public are welcome to watch ...'

Visits to the Website100
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www.coventry.media

The Website 'embodies the teaching and learning philosophy of the School, which is highly forward-looking and aims to: work at the leading edge of media practice; seeks to enable staff and students to work collaboratively to make media and academic content; and vitally, seeks to make that work publicly visible to leverage the strengths of the media environments that our graduates will seek to enter as professionals.'.

Visits to the Website86
Also indexedCoventry University
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www.stratfordjazz.org.uk

‘Presents high quality modern jazz on a regular basis from September to July.’

Category:Jazz Clubs
Visits to the Website61
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www.xstore.me.uk/scms%20index.htm

Typically six concerts September - March.

Visits to the Website67
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www.alcestermvc.org

‘A well established choir in the south of Warwickshire ... If you are looking for a choir to join then look no further as we will give you a warm welcome and promise you an exciting musical experience with us. Singing is our passion but so is raising money in aid of a variety of charities. Our current busy charity concert calendar (Sept- July) can be found in the forthcoming concerts section.’

Visits to the Website66
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www.whats-on-theatre.org

‘An amateur group holding events and shows in and around the Alcester area including Redditch and Stratford Upon Avon ... Hyperactive, talented and fun loving this young at heart company work hard and play hard. With a strong management team and commitment to good quality yet affordable live entertainment, the company is optimistic about the future and looks forward to many years of success.’

Visits to the Website31
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alcestersingers.co.uk

'The Choir was formed in 1980 by Malcolm Brinson and several of the original founder members still sing with the choir ... We perform a variety of music based on 3 main concerts. Our Easter concert is usually a major choral work. At our summer concert we perform lighter pieces and the Christmas concert is seasonal with audience participation. We sponsor the annual Alcester Young Musician Competition and the winner is invited to perform at one of our concerts.'

Visits to the Website81
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www.avsb.co.uk

'Since its formation in an Alcester coffee house in 1897, the AVSB has retained close links with the town of Alcester regularly playing at town events, including the Court Leet parade, the Remembrance Concert and the annual Street Market. The band also performs regularly at bandstands around Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The band has a strong regular core membership, some newer, keen, young members, and is always on the look out for new recruits with enthusiasm and a brass instrument!'

Visits to the Website87
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www.arrowvalleybrass.co.uk

'Classic English brass band based in Inkberrow in the heart of the Worcestershire ... having moved there several years ago from our previous home in Alcester. Dedicated to the enjoyment of music, we have members of all ages from 9 to much much older.' Formerly Alcester Victoria Youth Band.

Visits to the Website80
Also indexedAlcester Victoria Youth Band
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www.beauchampsinfonietta.org.uk

‘A “by invitation” chamber orchestra based in Leamington Spa. Players are drawn from throughout Warwickshire and beyond. Many players are music teachers, others follow a range of careers and enjoy performing music as a recreational activity. Concerts take place in October, January and April ... Professional soloists are engaged to perform concertos with the orchestra ... The orchestra also accompanies choral societies and plays for festival and “Prom” concerts.’

Visits to the Website47
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www.bedworthsingers.co.uk

'Now consists of people of all ages and backgrounds. No auditions are required - just a desire to sing with like-minded people and the opportunity to sing solo and in small groups! We are a friendly group who just enjoy making music. We are eager to welcome new members in all voice ranges and all ages ... We perform all types of music including oratorios and music from the shows.'

Visits to the Website72
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www.thebelles.org.uk

Award-winning barbershop-style ladies choir formed in 1989: 'The Belles are always keen to welcome new members to join us. Whether you love to be a diva singing the tune, or enjoy the tinkly top notes or bassy low notes, there is a part for you to sing! Singers with any level of experience are welcome - you will learn lots very quickly!'

Visits to the Website60
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bidfordareacommunitychoir.weebly.com

‘Welcomes everyone - all ages and abilities. There are no auditions. Singing a range of music from musical theatre shows to choral pieces, the choir puts on two concerts a year to raise money for the benefit of the local community ... Oportunities to join the Teen Choir or Junior/ Children’s Choir.’

Visits to the Website63
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www.biltonsilver.co.uk

'We are a sociable bunch, rehearsing twice a week (Mon & Fri) and always welcome new members. We have a training band which meets once a week (Fridays), and we also offer lessons to beginners just starting out in our Mini-Brass group on Monday evenings.'

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www.chamberchoir.org.uk

‘Formed in 1993, we have grown to be a group of 30 choral singers of various ages and singing backgrounds ... We always welcome enquiries from potential singing members. Although the choir operates on a maximum of 28 singers, there are frequently vacancies in all voice parts.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website50
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www.circlesingers.co.uk

‘The Circle Singers is a small, well established, mainly a cappella choir of approximately 30 members of all ages from around Warwickshire ... The choir does not require an audition and sight reading of music is not essential. Some previous singing experience, however, would be an advantage.’

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www.coventrycathedralchorus.com

‘Formed in 1963 shortly after the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral and is regarded as one of the UK’s leading choral societies. From its formation until September 2017 the choir was known as Saint Michael’s Singers, taking its name from the saint to whom the cathedral is dedicated. However, the choir has felt for some time that it would like to be more closely aligned to this iconic building and all it stands for. With its new name the choir will now be instantly recognised for what it is and where it is based ... The choir has a membership of around ninety auditioned singers from all ages and walks of life and promotes its own season of concerts in Coventry Cathedral and at other venues in the English Midlands area.’

Visits to the Website14
Also indexedSaint Michael’s Singers
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www.districtofdunchurchbrass2006-web.info

Founded December 2006: ‘We participate in a range of indoor and outdoor events throughout the year ... We are a very friendly 4th section (non contesting) village band. We would like to start contesting one day ... Good relaxed atmosphere within the band room and definitely no politics ...’

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www.divertimento.org.uk

‘A group of twenty or so singers. The number varies from time to time but the one thing that never changes is our passion for singing and all things vocal. Our programmes are mainly made up of unaccompanied pieces in almost any style you can think of. We love sacred and secular music, from the Renaissance right through to the present day, and from all around the world..’

Visits to the Website35
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www.dunchurchband.co.uk

‘A non contesting brass band based in the historic village of Dunchurch, on the south-western outskirts of Rugby, Warwickshire. The main focus of the band is currently its Concert programme, with a busy schedule of performances - formal concerts, fetes and fundraising - throughout each year ... We also have a flourishing Training Band which performs regularly and aims to encourage beginners and learners of any age to come along and give brass banding a go.’

Visits to the Website31
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www.fortegospel.com

'We have been performing since 2010 and, according to our fans, we are one of Coventry's leading gospel-singing groups ... We sing a mixture of gospel music and gospel arrangements of songs from a wide range of genres - from pop to musicals, classic rock to Christmas carols.'

Category:Gospel Choirs
Visits to the Website79
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www.immanuelsground.com

'Costumed group of singers and instrumentalists who perform music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, reviving the psalmody and hymnody of the rural parish church from around 200 years ago, so much beloved of Thomas Hardy and exemplified in his novels and poetry. This raw and exciting music is genuinely "music of the people", which found its way from the established church into the independent chapels, before becoming lost and almost forgotten by the beginning of the twentieth century. The Quire's repertoire also includes secular music from the Georgian period, and psalmody from the American tradition in the same era, taking to heart the instruction of John Wesley to "sing lustily and with good courage".'

Visits to the Website45
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www.jaguarlandroverband.com

'A championship brass band that has entertainment at the top of its agenda. Based in Coventry, this famous brass band features thirty of the finest brass and percussion players from across the midlands region. The band is in great demand for concerts across the UK and has conducting numerous tours throughout Europe and the USA. The bands extensive repertoire stretches a wide spectrum of musical styles often reflected in the bands concert work which includes music from the classics, big-band, shows and traditional repertoires.'

Visits to the Website78
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leamingtonchamberorchestra.wordpress.com

'An exceptional orchestra performing in Leamington Spa. Concerts are held 3 times a year at the Town Hall, Leamington Spa.'

Visits to the Website69
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nuneatonchoralsociety.weebly.com

'A group of people, of mixed abilities singing a wide range of songs from the Beatles to Beethoven. Some of us can read music and some of us cannot. We aim to put on three concerts a year, usually in the Spring, Summer and one at Christmas.'

Visits to the Website106
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www.orchestraoftheswan.org

Formed 1995: 'The orchestra gives over 40 concerts annually and is increasing its overseas touring ... OOTS is a major champion of new music and has premiered over 70 new works by established composers and emerging talent including Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Joe Duddell, Alexander Goehr, John Joubert, Roxanna Panufnik, Paul Patterson, Joseph Phibbs, Julian Philips, Dobrinka Tabakova, Errollyn Wallen, John Woolrich and many others. Recordings of new work include Philip Sawyers Symphonies, works for trumpet and orchestra by John McCabe, Robert Saxton and Deborah Pritchard and joint commissions with Kyo-Shin-An Arts of new work for koto, shakuhachi and chamber orchestra'.

Visits to the Website93
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rlsbc.org

‘Recognised as one of Warwickshire's finest amateur choirs. With around 80 members coming from all walks of life, we regularly perform throughout the year at local venues. United by a love of choral music, we enjoy singing a challenging and diverse repertoire, ranging from major works of the oratorio tradition to contemporary Jazz.’

Visits to the Website31
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www.rugbymalevoicechoir.com

'A warm welcome awaits you at Rugby Male Voice Choir. Come and join us singing in glorious four part male voice harmony. You do not need to read music - help and support readily provided by experienced choir members. We sing a wide range of music - traditional, contemporary, religious and secular. We have sung at many local venues and have taken part in massed choir events at Birmingham Symphony Hall, and Cardiff Millennium Stadium.'

Visits to the Website71
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www.rugbyphilharmonic.org.uk

'A flourishing choir, of some ninety members and growing, set in the heart of the Rugby community. The choir has a strong affiliation to Rugby School ... Musically, we work enthusiastically to develop an eclectic and varied repertoire that suits the tastes of a wide range of audiences, to include modern, classical, contemporary and operatic choral works.'

Visits to the Website51
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www.silver-lining.org.uk

‘Formed in 2000, we are all members of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) which has over 50 choruses nationwide. We work hard but we have lots of fun, we socialise and make friends with other choruses during the year at coaching sessions, workshops and competitions ... We have around 45 members usually with 2 or 3 in the pipeline working to achieve full membership with the chorus. Members have a wide range of jobs, ages and interests within the chorus which makes for a great mix.’

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www.spiresmusic.org/orchestra.html

'The SPO uses a unique "pro-am" model in which talented amateurs play or sing alongside the professional members, who are responsible for coaching the members of their section. The professional players are selected not only for their musical skills but also for their interest in working with the amateur members.'

Visits to the Website69
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stratfordconcertband.org.uk

‘The primary concert band in Warwickshire and consists of some forty players. The instrumentation is that of a typical concert band – woodwind consisting of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and saxophones; brass including trumpets, trombones, horns, tuba and Sousaphone; and percussion ... The band’s activities centre on the town of Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding villages with a range of formal concerts and outdoor appearances such as bandstands and fetes ... Our repertoire consists of all types of music arranged or written specifically for concert band. A typical programme consists of selections from current and memorable films and stage musicals, familiar marches, light classical arrangements and original works for concert bands.’

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stratfordfestivalorchestra.weebly.com

‘Has an ethos of making music for fun and although we have only recently formed every concert we have played has been a sell out. We have plans to perform regularly at venues all over the midlands and at festivals and some cities in the UK ... We don’t set out to be an overly serious symphony orchestra. We will play anything from some rock to light classics – from Bond themes to Blues. Some pieces from musicals perhaps – some folk maybe - a possible touch of Pachelbel and Bach. If you are only into pure heavy classical music then we are probably not for you!! We particularly want to tempt back to music those of you who used to play some time ago but have lost the reason to get back into it. If you want to regularly play to packed audiences and have a lot of fun - then come and join us!‘

Visits to the Website42
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www.stratfordchoral.org.uk

‘We are a vibrant choral society, singing the great classical and romantic choral works as well as lesser known and more modern pieces. We perform three concerts per year, with our main season running from September through to Easter.’

Visits to the Website36
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www.stratfordsymphony.org.uk

Comprises sixty or so players typically offering three concerts per annum: ‘Programmes consist of a wide variety of well-known (and some less well-known), music ranging from the 17th to the 20th century ... We are always pleased to welcome new players, particularly strings and brass, but we would also be pleased to hear from woodwind, horns and percussion for which there are occasional vacancies.‘

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tapestrysingers.joomla.com

‘A community choir based in Coventry, in the English West Midlands ... Perform a wide range of musical genre from Pop to Choral, putting on 2 concerts a year in local venues ... and the money raised goes to support local charities.’

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villagevoices.co.uk

‘A lively sociable choir of around 60 singers that sings for sheer pleasure. We put on a number of concerts each year to raise funds for charity. We also sing at weddings, christenings and functions.’

Visits to the Website84
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wkcs.org.uk

'We are a friendly non-auditioned choir presently boasting around 60 – 70 members. We are always pleased to see new members, and perform four concerts each year ... The WKCS was formed in 1953 following the joint Messiah concert held by the two separate choirs of the Warwick and Kenilworth societies in May of that year ...'

Visits to the Website67
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www.choristers.org

‘Aims to encourage all boys and young men to discover their voices and experience the joy of singing. We achieve this through our support and development of open access countywide choirs for boys from primary age through to young adult. All Warwickshire Choristers choirs provide a supportive, challenging environment in which all members can develop both musically and as individuals within the team ... Consists of three male voice choirs across Warwickshire for boys aged 6-21.’

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www.warwickshiresingers.org.uk

‘A mixed voice choir of between 20 and 30 singers, who put on three concerts a year, normally in churches around Warwickshire. Smaller numbers of the choir are also available for private functions, weddings etc. We have an excellent accompanist, who also serves as librarian. Our first concert was in 1969, and we have performed regularly since then enjoying a very varied repertoire ... We rehearse on a weekly basis, and welcome enquiries from any experienced singer who is prepared to offer a firm commitment to our activities.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website26
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wso.org.uk

'Acknowledged as one of the best non-professional orchestras in the country, the WSO has established a reputation for its imaginative programmes and exciting, full symphonic sound.'

Visits to the Website56
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www.worldsong.co.uk

‘An a capella choir based in Coventry ... WorldSong is a choir with a difference: stunning harmonies, uplifting songs, inspiring rhythms, music for the soul. We sing harmony songs from the world music repertoire, specialising in traditional songs from Eastern Europe, Africa, Britain, America and beyond ... WorldSong celebrates the richness of the human voice by singing without instrumental accompaniment. Our repertoire of songs is drawn from cultures where singing and dancing are as natural as talking and walking.’

Category:Coventry
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www.allsaintschurchleamington.org.uk

'All Saints' Leamington Spa has a thriving community with concerts, fairs, films, workshops, and other events taking place over the course of the year ... As Leamington's historic Parish Church, we are pleased to host special services, concerts and other events for a wide range of organisations on a one-off or regular basis.'

Category:Churches
Visits to the Website107
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www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

’Warwick School is proud to be the home of two wonderful performance venues at the centre of school and community life.’

Category:Warwick
Visits to the Website18
Also indexedWarwick School
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www.coventrycathedral.org.uk

‘Come and hear some of the finest music around from our choirs and organ! In addition, the Cathedral is a fantastic venue for a wide range of concerts, events and special occasions ... Explore using our space for your own event in what is widely acknowledged as one of the premier venues in the West Midlands.’

Category:Cathedrals
Visits to the Website95
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www.stratford-upon-avon.org

‘Holy Trinity is the church where William Shakespeare was baptised, where he worshipped and where he is buried ... As well as boasting a very fine Church Choir, Holy Trinity also has an active music group, as well as various worship bands. Although the music and hymns that these groups perform differ widely, they all have the same aim in mind: to enhance the worship of its congregation by enriching the liturgy through music ... The Friends of the Music was established in 1983 by choir members, musicians and lovers of church music to support and help develop music in Holy Trinity. The Friends support the work of the Church Choir and Music Group and organise a programme of fund-raising events and concerts throughout the year.‘

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www.rugbyschool.co.uk/co-curricular/music

'Music at Rugby School is exciting, diverse and of a remarkable standard. The department is renowned for its friendly, yet energetic and stimulating environment, offering a wide range of opportunities for all pupils and helping them to reach their full potential, whatever their musical aspirations are.'

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www.standrewrugby.org.uk

St Andrew’s Church is a buzzing vibrant church, with many different events happening through the year. Two programmes run through the year are our Tuesday recital programme and our Open Door concert series. These are run by members of our church ...St Andrew's invests in Anglican Choral music in recognition of how fundamental to our experience of worship it is. There are opportunities for those who are accomplished choral singers, those who just love to sing and those who wish to learn.’ 

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www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk

‘Since the first choir was founded in 1123, music has filled this magnificent mediaeval church of St Mary, Warwick. Choral singing is one of Britain’s richest traditions and a vibrant, living heritage which is often the preserve of our great cathedrals. The fine choirs of this church are precious; they transform and inspire worship and enrich the community of Warwick. The English choral tradition remains central to music at St Mary’s Church and today’s flourishing choirs enjoy an international reputation. St Mary’s Church is also a popular venue for a range of high quality concerts and other events.‘

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www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

'We’re one of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK. We deliver a high quality, engaging, diverse programme of cinema, performing and visual arts, presented in world-class venues and spaces at the heart of the University of Warwick campus. Since we opened in 1974, we’ve been a distinctive and special place, an important resource for the arts and for audiences in the region and a significant force in national and international arts networks.'

Visits to the Website49
Also indexedWarwick Arts Centre
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www.musictoyourears.org.uk

'WDMPF is a group of promoters of musical events taking place around Warwick district, which includes the historic towns of Warwick, Kenilworth, Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon and some delightful Warwickshire villages.'

Visits to the Website63
Also indexedMusic To Your Ears
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