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Nearby: Barnet

'Barnet Education Arts Trust absolutely loves to make music! Whether you are a young classical, jazz or rock musician we have bands and groups ... If you sing we have choirs, and if you are a teacher we have training opportunities and advice. We can hire out orchestral instruments ... We stage concerts regularly ... If you are three years or older we have something for you!' The Trust is the Lead Organisation for the Barnet Music Education Hub.

* Barnet Education Arts Trust
VISITS (to the Website)234
Also indexedBarnet Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)322

DaCapo is a music education organisation with a child friendly programme from toddler to teens ... DaCapo's dynamic music education programme draws on the methods of Kodaly and Dalcroze Eurhythmics ... DaCapo put on a wide range of concerts and events throughout the year in addition to our regular term-time activities. From extra concert opportunities for our pupils such as The BIG Performance to special events showcasing professional musicians such as the Founder's Day Concert, as well as our week-long Summer School, DaCapo are always seeking to bring their innovative and inclusive approach to a variety of audiences.‘

* DaCapo Music Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)72
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)146

‘You want to be a qualified, confident musician, able to hold your head high in the global, professional world of music making. You want to build experience as an informed performer, composer, music producer, music director or all of these, working in a specific field ... You want to be as comfortable and adept in the recording studio, as conducting or performing with orchestral players from manuscript. You want to meet professionals and learn from them ...’

* Department of Music [Middlesex]
VISITS (to the Website)249
Also indexedMiddlesex University London
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)350

Founded 1999: ‘Has been running successfully for many years as one of the best value clubs around ... The Jazz Club is for everyone with a passion for live jazz, blues and soul. We have had the pleasure to play host to some of the best jazz artists in the world at this London Jazz club, and to provide our patrons with world class jazz at a fraction of the price they would pay in the West End. If you like jazz, the Mill Hill Jazz Club is the place to hang out’.

Category Barnet
* Mill Hill Jazz Club
VISITS (to the Website)142
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)81
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Every other summer since 1995, North West London comes alive to the sound of some of the best music to be heard anywhere in the country. Held in various locations around Mill Hill, the Festival is run by unpaid volunteers on a not-for-profit basis ... It is one of the largest music festivals in the North London and Barnet area. It offers a wide choice of musical events designed to appeal to music lovers of all kinds. The fundamental objective of the Festival is to give new talent a showcase and enable people to enjoy performances by top professional musicians in their own area at lower than commercial prices.‘ Held Mid June [2019].

 

Category Barnet
* Mill Hill Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)17
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)23

‘One of Barnet’s oldest musical organisations. During the summer, we play at fetes, community events, and bandstands, while Christmas sees us participating at Barnet’s Christmas Fair in The Spires shopping centre. We also give concerts for local charities, and over the years have been privileged to help many worthy causes. Barnet Band is a not-for-profit organisation run by its members. As a community wind band, we accept new members without audition and we don’t ask for grades. We aim for rehearsals to be fun and sociable occasions. There’s always a teabreak. If that sounds what you’re looking for, please come along and try us out. You will find us very friendly and be made extremely welcome.’

+ Barnet Band
VISITS (to the Website)42
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)70
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A very friendly amateur orchestra based in North London. We give musicians the opportunity to play and perform classical music in a fun and sociable setting. We aim for high standards but we firmly believe that playing music should always be enjoyable. The orchestra performs three concerts a year, usually December, March and July and always welcomes new players.’

+ Barnet Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)110
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)226
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in the town of Borehamwood in Hertfordshire although some of our players come from surrounding areas ... Founded in 1971, when pupils from the former Holmshill School Brass Band ... found themselves with no musical outlet on leaving school ... The Band performs throughout the year but most of our engagements are in the June/ July and Christmas seasons. We have a wide selection of music which has been acquired over many years. Our library includes many of the classic brass band pieces as well as “pop”, film and TV themes, and many solo pieces.’

+ Borehamwood Brass
VISITS (to the Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)181
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in November, 1997, for adult musicians in the North London and Hertfordshire area. Da Capo Concert Band was established with the principal objective of providing amateur adult woodwind, brass, and percussion players with a friendly, dynamic and challenging environment in which to play. This is where the name of the band derives: Da Capo - from the beginning ... The Band performs a varied repertoire for wind band ... In addition, Da Capo Concert Band sets itself to explore classic and contemporary symphonic band works with a view to entertaining and challenging its players, and for the audience's delight.‘

+ Da Capo Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)123
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Choir consists of approximately thirty local singers of a calibre to provide its own soloists, interested in performing a wide range of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, including commissions and first performances ... It was formed in 1973 and maintains close links with its sister organisation, Finchley Symphony Orchestra, both groups giving regular seasons at Trinity Church, North Finchley, including some joint concerts.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Finchley Chamber Choir
VISITS (to the Website)99
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)180
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘FCMG was founded in 1958 to give the first amateur performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, and for most of its life has been the most celebrated children’s choir of its kind in the UK. Since its formation it has pursued an ongoing commitment to the commissioning of new music for children’s voices ... FCMG is regularly invited to supply the children’s chorus for major choral works ... New members are always welcome to join FCMG. There are four different choirs and the age range of the children is from four to eighteen. The Beginners and Intermediates choirs are open to all. In order to enter into the Senior and Chamber choirs, it is necessary to audition. Children may join FCMG at any time – it is not essential to have passed through the early stages of FCMG in order to audition for the Senior Choir.’

+ Finchley Children’s Music Group
VISITS (to the Website)88
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)111

‘A thriving, North London, community choir, which was founded over a hundred years ago to give local people the opportunity to study, practise and perform choral singing. Today we are proud to be recognised as one of the area’s leading choral societies ... We perform a large part of the choral repertoire including both great classical works and more modern pieces, some specially commissioned for the choir.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Finchley Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)12
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)24
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘FSO is a community-based orchestra comprising ex- & semi-pros, music teachers & administrators, & talented amateurs ... We give 5-6 high standard concerts a year and are constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities ... Our repertoire is wide ... we changed our name from “Finchley Chamber Orchestra” to match this diversity.’

+ Finchley Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)71
Also indexedFinchley Chamber Orchestra
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)162
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Consists of 10 – 15 enthusiastic players, playing a variety of clarinets which cover most of the clarinet family. They range from the tiny Eb, Bb to the Alto, Bass, Contra-Alto and the enormous Contrabass. The Choir has been making music since its formation in November 1970 ... We aim to hold at least 2 concerts per term, usually in the local area and often in churches but sometimes in care homes for elderly people.'

+ Ionian Clarinet Choir
VISITS (to the Website)128
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)412
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A friendly 60 member mixed voice North London choir based in Mill Hill in Barnet Borough. We sing a wide repertoire including major oratorios and modern music to a high standard. We perform four concerts a year with professional musicians ... We always give a warm welcome to new singers. Although there is no formal audition, a degree of musical proficiency is assumed, in terms of notation, rhythm and pitch. CDs of individual parts are available to help learning notes.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ London Pro Arte Choir
VISITS (to the Website)37
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)123
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 2004 in response to the need for a specialist choir for the many adult clarinet and saxophone players based in North London looking for opportunities to play with other musicians. As its name suggests, most of the instruments of the single reed family are represented, from the small high E flat Clarinet to the large and low Baritone Saxophone. The Bass Saxophone and the enormous Contra Clarinets also make regular apperances with the ensemble ... The repertoire is varied and includes classical pieces, either original or arranged, as well as jazz and lighter styles of music and there is usually one concert each term.’

+ London Single Reeds
VISITS (to the Website)29
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)37

‘We're a friendly local choir ... who perform three concerts a year, usually at St James's church in Muswell Hill. We sing a varied and challenging repertoire of sacred and secular music to an often packed-out venue. Check out the Reviews to see what we have sung and what people think of our performances, many of which feature professional orchestras and soloists.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ North London Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)11
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)26

‘A long-established, intrepid and friendly amateur orchestra based in North Finchley, North London. We are open to musicians of all ages (no audition required) ... We give the opportunity to play to anyone who has enthusiasm and commitment! The orchestra currently includes active and retired professionals, accomplished amateurs, people returning to their instrument after a break and even people who originally began learning their instrument as an adut ...  if you feel that you can read and play well enough to contribute to the orchestra, please sit in on a rehearsal and see how it works out. All we ask is that players make a commitment to come to the weekly rehearsals, and to practise when they can ... We generally play more adventurous repertoire than a typical community orchestra and each concert includes a concerto with a (generally young) professional soloist.‘

Category Barnet
+ North London Sinfonia
VISITS (to the Website)63
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)107
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a group of friendly, enthusiastic musicians based in East Finchley. All new members are welcome – please drop us an email ... or pop along to a rehearsal!’ Typically give three concerts per annum, but also ‘aside from performing regularly in North London, we enjoy taking our music further afield’.

+ Symphonic Wind Orchestra of North London
VISITS (to the Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)107
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'UK's leading mixed voice Jewish choir ... To maintain the high standard for which we are known, potential choristers are expected to audition ... If you enjoy singing Jewish music and have got some experience, we would love to hear from you.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Zemel Choir
VISITS (to the Website)145
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)247

'Trevor Beale started the wonderful tradition of Concerts at West Lodge Park in 1974, and the season of concerts each year has continued ever since ... The format is simple – enjoy good food, fine wine and high quality classical music in beautiful and civilised surroundings.'

@ West Lodge Park
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VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)268
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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