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Nearby: Bury St Edmunds

Originated as the Music Lovers' Concert Club :  'In wartime Bury St Edmunds, local music-loving residents and visiting forces personnel created an audience for classical music, both live and recorded. The national Council for Encouragement of Music and the Arts – a war-time precursor of the Arts Council – recruited groups of professional musicians brave enough to undertake tours to blacked-out towns outside blitzed London.' The Club continued after the war and now offers about half a dozen evening recitals per season.

* Bury St Edmunds Concert Club
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Bury Festival gives us an opportunity each year to enjoy a wide range of music and other artforms over eleven packed days of entertainment in venues and spaces all around the town. Bury St Edmunds is a vibrant town with plenty of arts and entertainment on offer throughout the year and the Festival draws a lot of that together in a wonderful concentration and celebration of activity.’ Held Mid May.

Category Arts Festivals
* Bury St Edmunds Festival
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Bury St Edmunds: ‘The first Friday of the month is usually our guest night, where we feature well known artists ... On a guest night we have a booked support act. The third Friday of the month is our Showcase night, featuring a (usually fairly local) act with an hour long set, and two other acts for a half hour set each’.

Category Folk Clubs
* Milkmaid Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)180
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)386
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A group of enthusiastic people who love to perform the great choral works in wonderful surroundings ... We were founded in 1932 so have a long and interesting history. Over the years our repertoire has included all the great composers of choral music. We increase our horizons every year by mixing the familiar with the unfamiliar, including twentieth and twenty first century music.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Bury Bach Choir
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Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed in 1902 and typically stages two shows per annum: ‘We’re a NODA award-winning theatre company ... ​We all share one common interest – providing high-quality, entertaining, live performances to the general public ... Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society is always looking for aspiring actors, singers and dancers of all ages, so why not pop along to one of our rehearsals, have a cup of coffee and a chat, and let us persuade you to take up one of the most rewarding of hobbies a person can have? Or join our talent backstage!’

+ Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society
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‘Comprises some 40 talented amateur musicians, with members' ages ranging from their early 20's through to retirees ... We aim to present around a dozen public performances each year, including free-to-all summer concerts in Bury St Edmunds's renowned Abbey Gardens.’

+ Bury St Edmunds Concert Band
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Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a full symphony orchestra of 60 players, playing an exciting mix of music from the classic Haydn symphony to fiery rhythms from South America, and everything in between! ... We would like new players to join us, especially players of the viola, double bass and bassoon. There is a waiting list for some other instruments. Our minimum playing standard is around Grade 5. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, or would like to play with us as a soloist, please email us.’

+ Bury St Edmunds’ Friendly Orchestra
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VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)158
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The present choir has a membership of around forty and enjoys performing a wide repertoire of music, including songs from the shows, anthems, oratorios, Gilbert & Sullivan, requiems, John Rutter, folk songs, and, of course, Christmas carols! We are based and rehearse in Horringer, 2.5 miles south west of Bury St Edmunds, and our members come from not only Horringer but also Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages.’

Category Bury St Edmunds
+ Horringer Singers
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‘An established choir of around 30 experienced voices drawn from the Bury St Edmunds area where it is based which specialises in unaccompanied choral music of all periods, both sacred and secular ... George Kirbye (c.1565 - October 6th 1634) was an English composer of the late Tudor period and early Jacobean era. He was one of the members of the English Madrigal School, but also composed sacred music ... Our repertoire is wide and varied, equally at home singing Byrd, Handel & Howells as Elgar, Sullivan & close harmonies in King's Singers arrangements!‘

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Kirbye Voices
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Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Set up in the summer of 2017, by a small group of musicians aiming to bring high quality classical music to the town of Newmarket and surrounding area ... We play a great variety of classical music. This ranges from popular classical works such as Haydn symphonies to lesser known composers such as William Sterndale Bennett. We would like to encourage local musicians to get in touch.’

+ Newmarket Chamber Orchestra
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VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)56

‘Formed in 1988 by four teachers, St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir currently numbers approximately 90 members drawn from Bury St Edmunds and its surrounding villages and as far afield as Ipswich, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The Choir has a wide repertoire of songs from 1940s swing, Welsh hymns, spirituals, folk songs and material from musical theatre, to tunes from the charts. Besides performing locally in Suffolk, the choir has toured extensively both within the United Kingdom and Europe assisting many charitable organisations in their fund raising activities. We regularly sing with other choirs, groups, bands, orchestras or solo artists.’

+ St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir
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Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A symphony orchestra based at Bury St Edmunds in West Suffolk. Many concerts are given in and around Bury St Edmunds, and the orchestra also gives performances in the surrounding region. Professional music teachers make up the core of the orchestra which rehearses regularly on Wednesdays during term time. Music students and gifted amateurs also help to maintain the high standard of playing.'

+ Suffolk Sinfonia
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VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)213
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are Suffolk's male Barbershop chorus singing close harmony acappella arrangements of popular music. The VIPs meet every week to rehearse and we like to compete in the annual National Barbershop Convention at the end of May, as well as performing at occasional events across the county.’

+ The VIPs
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VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)176

The Voice Squad came into being in 1992, when 10 little girls crammed themselves into the lounge of Birgitta’s terraced house, and sang for half an hour on Saturdays. The sweetshop on the corner was a major incentive, and the gigs and Festival successes began immediately. As the troupes spilled out of the back door, new premises were found, and small boys initiated into the growing forces. Today there are 3 Squads, each with around 40 members, embracing young singers aged 4-20+. The cross-section of repertoire is huge, catering for all tastes and stretching the singers to pull off entertainment in a style unique to Voice Squad which has had audiences expanding to fill sell-out gigs.’

+ The Voice Squad
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VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)155
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'A popular venue for concerts and a major venue for the annual Bury St Edmunds Festival. It regularly hosts international performers, and boasts two superb musical instruments: the Cathedral organ is a large four manual instrument built in 2010 by Harrison and Harrison and the grand piano is a Steinway model D (2007).'

Category Cathedrals
@ St Edmundsbury Cathedral
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