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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
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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
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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
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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.

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sites.google.com/site/covwarksorganists/home

'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.'

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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.'

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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.

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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 ...'

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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 ...'

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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.'.

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www.shipstonmusic.org.uk

'Offer eight live performances and two illustrated talks in our season of concerts. With around 100 members we aim to keep our subscriptions as low as possible whilst offering a programme of events to rival that of much larger music societies. Our concert programme includes a wide range of music from Classical to Jazz and cappella to Opera ... In addition to our own concerts we arrange outings to concerts in and around the Midlands.'

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www.xstore.me.uk/scms%20index.htm

Typically six concerts September - March.

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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.’

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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.'

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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!'

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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.'

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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.’

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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.'

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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!'

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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.' Alert Website unavailable at Review; cf Facebook Page.

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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
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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".'

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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.'

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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.'

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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.'

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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'.

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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.'

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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.'

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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.'

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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!‘

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villagevoices.co.uk

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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 ...'

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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.'

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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
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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
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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.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.'

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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.'

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