Area: Warwickshire

The Category Coventry is a subset of Warwickshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Coventry which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Finham Choral Society

- Heart of England Recorder Orchestra


Category Coventry
! Coventry KEY
VISITS (to the Website)10
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)10

The Category Rugby is a subset of Warwickshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Rugby which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Lutterworth & District Choral Society


Category Rugby
! Rugby KEY
VISITS (to the Website)6
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)16

'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
* Atherstone Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)258
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)351
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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
* Bedworth Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)232
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)328
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.

Category Choral Festivals
* Community Choirs Festival
VISITS (to the Website)238
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)358

‘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.‘

* Cookhill Keyboard Club
VISITS (to the Website)173
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)422
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

* Coventry and Warwickshire Organists Association
VISITS (to the Website)158
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)379

‘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 ... We 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.‘


* Coventry Music Hub
VISITS (to the Website)188
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)132
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Promoting live jazz in Coventry ... Whether you are new to jazz or a seasoned jazzer: our live music sessions offer a great value for money afternoon of music and entertainment. The different jazz styles range through Traditional, New Orleans, Hot Club, Swing and Be-bop, no genre is unheard of!‘


Category Jazz Clubs
* Jazz-a-matazz
VISITS (to the Website)39
Also indexedWestwood Jazz
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)81
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

* Leamington Music
VISITS (to the Website)248
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)309
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.

* Leamington Spa Competitive Festival
VISITS (to the Website)232
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)492

'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 ...'


* Music at Leamington Hastings
VISITS (to the Website)168
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)371

'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 ...'

* Nuneaton Festival of Arts
VISITS (to the Website)195
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)439

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.'.

* School of Media and Performing Arts [Coventry]
VISITS (to the Website)156
Also indexedCoventry University
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)354

‘A celebration of the power of language to inspire thought and feeling, insight and reflection – through an innovative programme of themed concerts and talks, designed to engage audiences of all ages and cultures.’ Held Late September. At Review, replaced Website Link with Facebook Page.


Category Arts Festivals
* Stratford International Festival of Words and Music
VISITS (to the Website)80
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)231

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

Category Jazz Clubs
* Stratford Jazz
VISITS (to the Website)182
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)214
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals
* Stratford upon Avon Chamber Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)345
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Warwick Folk Festival has been long established as one of the best family music festivals in the UK. With a variety of venues, including the large marquee and purpose built Theatre, safe and clean site full of craft stalls, eateries and entertainment, along with some of the world’s best music artists and a spectacular fringe festival located in the town centre, this festival continues to delight music fans of all ages and generations!’ Held Late July.


Category Folk Festivals
* Warwick Folk Festival
VISITS (to the Website)24
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)42

Warwickshire Music provides instrumental, vocal and curriculum music across a full range of educational settings as well as through our five music centres located in each of the five regions of Warwickshire. Warwickshire Music is the lead organisation for the Warwickshire Music Hub ... Launched in 2012 Warwickshire Music Hub has brought together partners from a variety of organisations with a shared vision: “To ensure children in Warwickshire have the very best opportunities to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, play together in ensembles and progress to the next level of excellence”.’

Category Warwickshire
* Warwickshire Music Hub
VISITS (to the Website)83
Also indexedWarwickshire Music
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)184

‘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.’

+ Alcester Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)176
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)254

‘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.’

+ Alcester Musical Theatre Company
VISITS (to the Website)100
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)215

'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.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Alcester Singers
VISITS (to the Website)168
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)426
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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!'


+ Alcester Victoria Silver Band
VISITS (to the Website)155
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)399
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.


+ Arrow Valley Brass
VISITS (to the Website)163
Also indexedAlcester Victoria Youth Band
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)398
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’


+ Beauchamp Sinfonietta
VISITS (to the Website)116
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)261
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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!'

+ Belles of Three Spires
VISITS (to the Website)218
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)357

'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.'


+ Bilton Silver (Rugby) Band
VISITS (to the Website)180
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)457

‘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
+ Chamber Choir [Stratford upon Avon]
VISITS (to the Website)140
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)237

‘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.’

+ Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa
VISITS (to the Website)99
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)239

Formed 1902: ‘The Band, now consisting of Senior, Youth and Beginner's with over 100 members, performs many engagements each year in the area with the quality of the music and entertainment provided being highly commended ... It has struggled and survived through two world wars and has seen many musical directors, and even more players come and go’.


+ Coleshill Town Band
VISITS (to the Website)59
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)109

‘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.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Coventry Cathedral Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)61
Also indexedSaint Michael’s Singers
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)125
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are always looking for new members for all our fabulous ensembles. If you play an instrument at school, either in a class group or individual tuition, no matter what level you are at there will be a group for you ... Come and be a part of something special and develop your talent, and have the opportunity to perform on a stage to a live audience.‘


+ Coventry Music Groups and Choirs
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)3

‘We are a non-audition choral society ... The Society was founded on 12th April 1943 – a particularly dark time for the city of Coventry, and a time when hope for the future must have been at a premium ... We run two choirs: the Philharmonic Choir and the Coventry Singers, both of whom rehearse one evening per week in term time ... The Coventry Philharmonic Singers (‘The Singers’) was founded in 2013 as part of the Coventry Philharmonic Choir’s 70th anniversary celebrations ... All our rehearsals are open to the public and to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit?’

Category Choral Societies
+ Coventry Philharmonic Society
VISITS (to the Website)67
Also indexedCoventry Singers
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)156
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1987 by a group of enthusiastic singers who wanted to perform a wide range of works for mixed choir. The choir has a varied repertoire, consisting of early music, anthems, larger classical works, madrigals, spirituals, folk song arrangements and popular songs. They regularly give concerts in the Warwick, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa area.‘


Category Chamber Choirs
+ Diatonic Chamber Choir
VISITS (to the Website)74
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)165
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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 ...’


+ District of Dunchurch Brass
VISITS (to the Website)84
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)175

‘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..’ ALERT Website Link replaced with Facebook Page Link.

+ Divertimento: Music for Voices
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)251

‘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.’


+ Dunchurch Band
VISITS (to the Website)68
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)186

'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
+ Forte Choir
VISITS (to the Website)169
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)363

Founded 1917: ‘We are a community orchestra made up of people of all ages and musical abilities ... with sponsorship from the Heart of England Co-operative Society ... We perform around six concerts a year to bring live, light classical music to people of Coventry and Warwickshire ... Our repertoire is usually well-known light classical pieces together with marches, overtures and film pieces ... Potential new members are welcome to come and join in with our orchestra or just watch rehearsals’.

Category Light Orchestras
+ Heart of England Co-operative Concert Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)104
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)152
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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".'

+ Immanuel's Ground
VISITS (to the Website)152
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)263
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

+ Jaguar Land Rover Band
VISITS (to the Website)180
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)306
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1921 as Leamington and Warwick Operatic Society, we specialised for many years in presenting early English operettas and the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. By the start of the 1960s, with new Broadway musicals becoming available for amateur companies to perform, the society began to evolve. As the early shows went out of fashion and new ones came in, the audiences began to change ... Our aim is simple. We want to bring our audiences first class musical shows, that live up to our extremely high standards. We have become renowned throughout the local area for the professionalism, skill and joy with which we put on productions.’

+ Leamington and Warwick Musical Society
VISITS (to the Website)44
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)57

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

+ Leamington Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)136
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)340
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An amateur symphony orchestra based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, with a membership of about 60 players ... We give three major concerts a year ... The culture is to aim to achieve the highest possible musical standards, within the capability of the members, whilst having fun playing together and giving performances for the benefit of the local community. The orchestra is also well-known for its sociability and takes a pride in including everyone in evenings out, parties, fund-raising activities and cycling weekends, to name but a few.’

+ Leamington Sinfonia
VISITS (to the Website)60
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)147
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a friendly non-contesting brass band based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire ... Our members are of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes, but we all have the common aim of playing brass band music and having fun ... We are always looking for new members so, if you play an instrument, or want to get back into playing an instrument then please do get in touch ... Most of our performances are as part of local fêtes and charity events. However we are privileged to perform in a number of major occasions in the region.’

+ Lutterworth Town Band
VISITS (to the Website)34
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)80

'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.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Nuneaton Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)230
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)551

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'.

+ Orchestra of the Swan
VISITS (to the Website)304
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)383
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)226
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

+ Rugby Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)307

'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.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Rugby Philharmonic Choir
VISITS (to the Website)119
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)326
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’

+ Silver Lining
VISITS (to the Website)86
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)164

'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.'

+ Spires Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)136
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)302
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed in 1985 ‘at St James’s Church, Alveston in Warwickshire. Since then, the choir has grown in size and stature to become one of the area’s leading ensembles ... The St James’s Singers always use the full orchestral accompaniment in all works and, where appropriate, use the authentic instruments. The choir has members of all ages, and subscriptions are waived for those who are students or who are in full time education ... The Junior Saint James’s Singers gives young people the chance to be immersed in great choral works which would usually be inaccessible to choirs of a similar age range. It provides a positive, exciting and inspiring experience of choral singing, leading them to full membership of the Saint James’s Singers when they reach the appropriate age and ability’.


Category Choral Societies
+ St James’s Singers
VISITS (to the Website)88
Also indexedJunior Saint James’s Singers
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)120
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’

+ Stratford Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)80
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)192
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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!‘


Category Light Orchestras
+ Stratford Festival Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)133
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)195

‘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.’ ALERT Unable to raise or discover a live Website for the Society at Review.

Category Choral Societies
+ Stratford upon Avon Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)94
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)231
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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.‘

+ Stratford-upon-Avon Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)87
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)163
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Tapestry Singers [Coventry]
VISITS (to the Website)75
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)285

‘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.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Village Voices Warwick
VISITS (to the Website)167
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)444
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 ...'

Category Choral Societies
+ Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)136
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)386
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’

+ Warwickshire Choristers
VISITS (to the Website)87
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)125

‘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
+ Warwickshire Singers
VISITS (to the Website)78
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)170

'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.'

+ Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)125
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)249
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 ... We perform around three local concerts in Coventry each year.’

Category Coventry
+ WorldSong
VISITS (to the Website)121
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)241

'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
@ All Saints Leamington Spa
VISITS (to the Website)257
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)320

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

Category Warwick
@ Bridge House Theatre & Warwick Hall
VISITS (to the Website)79
Also indexedWarwick School
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)161

‘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
@ Coventry Cathedral
VISITS (to the Website)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)248

‘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.‘

Category Greater Churches
@ Holy Trinity Stratford-upon-Avon
VISITS (to the Website)134
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)123
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

@ Rugby School
VISITS (to the Website)154
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)205

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.’ 

Category Greater Churches
@ St Andrew’s Rugby
VISITS (to the Website)305
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)225

‘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.‘

Category Greater Churches
@ St Mary’s Warwick
VISITS (to the Website)86
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)147
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘There's no music degree here at Warwick, and so everything we do here is for all students and staff to enjoy, no matter what their subject is! We've got societies from all musical genres, tuition is available and there are rooms for practice and performance. We are proud to be one of the most dynamic university music centres in the UK which doesn't actually run a music degree! ... Our Concert Series ... offers you the chance to see some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians in Warwick Arts Centre’s beautiful Butterworth Hall. Take a look ... at the fantastic concerts you can experience ... and if you like what you see, then take advantage of our ever-popular Concert Series Subscription Package’ 

@ University of Warwick
VISITS (to the Website)107
Also indexedWarwick Arts Centre
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)207

‘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.’

@ Warwick Arts Centre
VISITS (to the Website)52
Also indexedUniversity of Warwick
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)114

'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.'

~ Warwick District Music Promoters Forum
VISITS (to the Website)153
Also indexedMusic To Your Ears
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)308

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