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Nearby: Cambridge

www.cambridgeorganacademy.org

‘We offer a range of masterclasses and courses which use the rich range of historically-inspired pipe organs in Cambridge to help organists develop their skills and explore the musical insights brought by these instruments.’

Category:Cambridge
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www.cambridgeaccordionclub.co.uk

‘We are a medium sized group of accordion enthusiasts who meet monthly. Our playing abilities range from elementary to advanced, but don’t let the advanced players put you off as they really help our playing ... We also organize occasional concerts with guest artists as well as Orchestra Days with a guest Musical Directory, which are great fun.’

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www.cambridgecmf.co.uk

'Begun in 1934 its main aim was to encourage music making. That's still our aim. With over 120 classes, we hope it will provide an incentive for musicians of all abilities to:- * share their music with other musicians of similar talents and musical interests; * receive advice & encouragement from very experienced professional musicians.' Held Mid March.

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www.cambridgeearlymusic.org

'World-class concerts, education projects, festivals and summer schools of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music for all ages in Cambridge, UK.'

Category:Early Music
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www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival

’The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world.‘ Held Late July.

Category:Folk Festivals
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cambridgeguitarclub.awardspace.co.uk

'For all classical, acoustic and flamenco guitarists. Bring your guitar and play, beginners and experienced players welcome. Or come along and listen!'

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www.cambridgejazz.org

'Proides top class British and International jazz music.' Usually Thursday evenings, every 1-2 weeks during term.

Category:Jazz Clubs
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www.cambridgeorganists.org

‘We meet on alternate months on Saturday afternoons. In the winter we aim to have a meeting of an educational nature; in May we have a Cambridge consoles afternoon. Other meetings are arranged locally and through East Anglia and London.’

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holidayorchestra.co.uk

‘The structure of Holiday Orchestra at present is this: we have a committee of volunteers, under the rules of the Charity Commission, who organise dates, venues, bookings and a thousand details. We employ an overall Music Director who is the main source of ideas, direction, standards, contacts etc. for the organisation ... The Course Director finds and instructs tutors for every activity and is responsible for the content of the course ... At the end of each course the children present their music to an audience of family and friends, performing amazing feats of musicianship and releasing a vast amount of energy ... Holiday Orchestra runs courses three times a year in the main school holidays.’

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www.mus.cam.ac.uk

'As a highly rated research centre, our areas of special expertise include medieval and renaissance music, early modern music, nineteenth-century music, opera, popular music, ethnomusicology, performance studies, composition, and scientific approaches to music: research students, postdoctoral fellows, college lecturers and distinguished international visitors work on a dizzying variety of topics.'

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Also indexedUniversity of Cambridge
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www.ice.cam.ac.uk/music

'Studying music at ICE offers a wealth of choice. Courses may focus on particular musical genres, the works of individual composers or specific periods in music history. Most of these courses are suitable for complete beginners: an ability to read music is not required but tutors are happy to provide advice on using scores. Many of our tutors are eminent instrumentalists and illustrate their courses with musical examples. The course programme also offers scope for those wishing to develop practical skills in performance and composition.'

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www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/music-awards

'Are you an organist, a singer/chorister or instrumentalist of a very high standard? If you’d like to combine specialist musical experience with a Cambridge degree, you should consider applying for one of our Music Awards ...'

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www.anglia.ac.uk/arts-law-and-social-sciences/school-of-performance

‘We're a community of students and staff working closely in a supportive environment to create new and challenging compositions and performances. Our courses offer a distinctive integration of practice and theory, and we encourage our students to be creative, critically engaged and intellectually curious about their chosen area.’

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Also indexedDepartment of Music and Performing Arts | Anglia Ruskin University
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www.cambridgechordcompany.co.uk

‘Since our foundation with just 12 men in 1990 we have grown to become a close harmony chorus with an international reputation. Our diverse members have in common the love of good songs well sung in an entertaining style. We sing an eclectic mix of ballads, easybeat and upbeat songs, all with beautiful melodies and ringing harmonies that willl send you away with a song in your heart ... Whether you’d like to come and see us as a potential member, to see if you’d like to book us for an event, or just to see what we do, you are very welcome to come along to one of our regular rehearsals.‘

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cambridgeconcertorchestra.org

‘With around 60 members, the Cambridge Concert Orchestra has been making music and making it fun since 1967. We have a reputation for being one of the friendliest orchestras in Cambridge, taking music into the community while striving to meet a high standard of musicianship. We enjoy playing a wide repertoire of light orchestral music, some of which was donated to us in our early days by Charles Shadwell (formerly of the BBC Variety Orchestra). Our ethos is to provide music for everyone and we welcome the opportunity to use our concerts to raise money for good causes ... As well as performing in large venues ... we really enjoy taking our music directly into the community by playing to smaller audiences in churches, community centres, fêtes etc. in Cambridge and its surrounding villages, as it is important to us that as many people as possible have the opportunity to hear live music.’

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cgo.org.uk

‘Originally established in 1991 ... We play an eclectic range of music ... Our current repertoire includes arrangements of classical music as well as pieces composed specially for guitar orchestra ... We perform regularly in Cambridge and have given concerts elsewhere in the UK ... We have approximately 20 members and welcome prospective members with suitable experience.‘

Category:Cambridge
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cambridgehandel.org.uk

Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) will put on Baroque operas that celebrate the fusion of music and the stage with performances that are not just “historically informed”, but “historically inspired”. There will be meaningful integrity between what happens in the music and what happens on stage. Baroque stagecraft will be incorporated into our productions in a manner that speaks directly to audiences.’

Category:Opera Companies
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www.cam-phil.org.uk

‘Founded in 1887, is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished music societies. With a full symphony orchestra and a large chorus, the Cambridge Philharmonic presents an annual concert series in King’s College Chapel, Ely Cathedral and the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.’

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www.cambridge-sinfonietta.org

‘A friendly amateur orchestra based in Cambridge, England. We mainly play works drawn from the classical repertoire and give a concert at the end of each school term, usually on a Thursday or Saturday. The orchestra exists to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in all its aspects by the presentation of public concerts and recitals. Keen amateur players of any age are welcomed as new members without audition, subject to a reasonable balance between sections.’

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www.cums.org.uk

‘Founded in 1843, the Society has played a pivotal role in British musical life ... It has educated Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Edward Gardner, Christopher Hogwood and Robin Ticciati, has premièred works by Brahms, Holloway, Lutoslawski, Rutter, Saxton and Vaughan Williams, and has given generations of Cambridge musicians the experience of performing alongside visiting conductors and soloists including Britten, Dvořák, Kodaly, Menuhin and Tchaikovsky. Today, CUMS is made up of nine high-quality ensembles which offer a wide variety of musical experiences to Cambridge students.’

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www.camwindband.com

Founded 2012 ‘to provide quality music making for wind, brass and percussionists in the Cambridge locale. The fifty-piece band enjoys a wide-range of music playing classics from the wind orchestra repertoire, transcripts of film and TV themes alongside arrangements of popular music and specially commissioned pieces. CWB performs at least four concerts a year in Cambridge ... The Band is principally for adult amateur players and the recommended standard is grade 8 and beyond’.

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www.cantilenasingers.org

‘A well-established adult chamber choir based in Swaffham Bulbeck, East Cambridgeshire, that rehearses weekly during school terms and performs three concerts each year in and around Cambridge ... The choir often performs unaccompanied, and programmes usually mix sacred and secular music in every style ... To join the Cantilena Singers, you don’t need to have lots of singing experience, or even be able to read music (though it definitely helps). The only things you really need are an enthusiasm for choral music and the commitment to come to weekly rehearsals.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.cantuscambridge.com

‘We are a friendly chamber choir of between 24 and 26 singers, which was established in 1991 ... and prepares for at least three concerts each year. Music is chiefly performed a cappella and soloists are usually taken from the choir ... Concerts are generally based on sacred pieces by British and European composers depending on the occasion ... We are always pleased to receive applications for membership. Prospective singers join the choir initially on a term's trial. The ability to sightread well is a distinct advantage, but not obligatory.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.choir2000.org/about-us/

Choir 2000 is a community choir based in Histon, Cambridgeshire. Our members are drawn from many of the villages around Cambridge as well as parts of the city itself. We began life as a project for the Millennium, but everyone was having such a good time that it was decided to keep going ... As well as works of the standard choral repertoire, our performances have included rarely performed works, including the UK first performance of Hermann Suter's “Le Laudi”, the world premiere of Christopher Brown's cantata “Gloriana” (Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations), commissioned by Choir 2000, and “Winter”, part of the “Cantata for the Seasons”, by Stevie Wishart, jointly commissioned with the Ipswich Choral Society.’

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ccso-online.org.uk

‘Started life in 1973 as the Harston String Orchestra. Later, as a result of a change in venue, it became the Barton String Orchestra. In 2000 ... the orchestra changed its name to the Cambridge String Players ... In addition to playing works for strings, the orchestra increasingly invited wind players to join it to perform works from the symphonic repertoire. Recognising this change of emphasis, the musicians decided that the orchestra needed a new name and in September 2008, it became the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra ... The Orchestra performs six concerts a year in Cambridge’s leading concert hall, the West Road University Concert Hall.’

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www.clarecollegechoir.com

‘Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing throughout the UK and the world.’

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www.mcharlesworth.plus.com/Collegium/

Collegium Laureatum (Society of Graduates) was founded in 1974 by Don Neville as an informal madrigal group of graduate students, fellows and friends of Corpus Christi College. Despite the fact that the choir has largely become town rather than gown, this distinctive name has been retained ... The choir's membership increased rapidly, outgrowing its college basis ... Membership of the choir currently stands at about 110 people and it performs a wide range of classical choral music achieving high quality performances. The choir is open to singers of all abilities.’

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csdbrass.org

‘A friendly non contesting band based in Cambridge ... For many years, the band was better known as Cambridge Soft Drinks Band ... We have a busy calendar every year, so there are plenty of opportunities to play out. We deliberately keep a varied programme, so there’s sure to be some music to your taste: some of our engagements are outdoors, with new and traditional marches, show-tunes, some rock and pop arrangements, and other crowd-pleasers. Two or three times a year, we play a big evening concert, often with trickier pieces composed for the specific event and venue.’

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www.jesuscollegechoir.com/site/the_choirs/college_choir

‘The Choirs of Jesus College are uniquely involved in the local community of Cambridge. Rather than maintaining a choir school, Jesus recruits all its Choristers from local schools, helping many young boys to gain access to an excellent and varied musical education. Additionally, the Choirs run Singing Days and “Be a Chorister for a Day” events. These are often held jointly with the girls' choir at St Catharine’s College, are not primarily intended as recruitment events, but allow the College to share its facilities and expertise with the local community.’

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www.kings.cam.ac.uk/choir/

'Singing at daily Chapel services is the Choir's primary duty, and has been since the foundation of King’s College in 1441, when King Henry VI envisaged that the Choir would provide music for the daily offices and celebrations of the Mass in his new Chapel. Daily services are not the Choir’s sole commitment today though: its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the globe, and to an extensive international tour schedule ...'

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www.lucycavendishsingers.org.uk

‘Since their first public concert in 2009, the Lucy Cavendish Singers have been capturing the hearts and minds of audiences with their vibrant performances and imaginative programmes. Performing entirely from memory, the Singers bring enormous commitment and spontaneity to their songs. The varied musical background of the individual singers supports a wide-ranging repertoire from jazz and traditional music to classical pieces ... The Singers were founded at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. Members include fellows and alumnae of this College as well as of other Cambridge colleges, employees of the University and singers drawn from the wider community.‘

Category:Ladies Choirs
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www.moonlightmandolins.org/Moonlight_Mandolins/

‘The orchestra of the Cambridgeshire Mandolin and Guitar Association ... The orchestra was established in October 2004. It comprises mandolins, mandolas, guitars and bass. New members always welcome ... We present programmes of fine original music for plucked string orchestra with some high quality arrangements.’

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Also indexedCambridgeshire Mandolin and Guitar Association
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www.newcambridgesingers.org.uk

Founded 1986: ‘We aim for excellence in all that we do and relish our innovative programming, performing a wide range of music from the Renaissance to the present day. The New Cambridge Singers are also committed to, and have a strong tradition of, the commissioning and performance of new works. Alongside our concerts in historic venues across Cambridge, we are proud to bring our music to the surrounding villages and towns as well as supporting local and national charities through our ​music making.​‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.primebrass.co.uk

'Formed in 1989 by trumpeter Paul Garner as a quintet and since 2002 the ensemble has developed into a conductor-less dectet, the formation in which it currently gives most of its concerts. This ten-piece line-up of four trumpets, four trombones, horn and tuba was made famous by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and continued by their successors London Brass. The ensemble also expands for a few concerts each year to perform repertoire for symphonic forces or larger, playing regularly in Ely Cathedral and King's College Chapel, often in programmes which include the organ.'

Category:Brass Ensembles
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www.sampsonorchestra.net

‘Founded in 1987 by the late Charles Sampson in response to requests for a new symphony orchestra which could harness the very talented players and music teachers, within the Eastern Counties to perform large classical repertoire to the highest standards ... A particularly important sphere of the Cambridge Orchestra's activities has been to work with local charities ... The orchestra consists of around 50 regular members. There are no subscriptions and musicians play by invitation. The orchestra performs around 5 concerts a year and rehearses in Cambridge.‘

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www.sjcchoir.co.uk

'One of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions from its broadcasts, concert tours and over 90 recordings. Founded in the 1670s, the Choir is known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, its expressive interpretations and its ability to sing in a variety of styles. Alongside this discipline, the Choir is particularly proud of its happy, relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere.'

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www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

‘The principal art museum of the University of Cambridge, with world-class collections spanning centuries and civilisations.’ Events include a weekly series of early Sunday afternoon recitals: ‘Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Founder’s Entrance desk on a first-come first-served basis from 12.00 on the day of the concert. Space is limited and there is no standing room available. There is a voluntary collection after the concert’.

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staplefordgranary.org.uk

‘An inspiring space in South Cambridgeshire providing educational activities for all ages. We host concerts and music workshops, and a diverse range of lectures and art courses in a range of disciplines. Stapleford Granary is the home of the ACE Foundation, our parent charity, which aims to support cultural and international understanding. The converted farm buildings provide the perfect setting for shared educational and cultural pursuits.’

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trinitycollegechapel.com

The acoustics of Trinity Chapel make it an excellent venue for concerts. The College Music Society organises numerous concerts during University Term, and other organizations promote concerts here ... Trinity’s magnificent mechanical-action organ is regarded as one of the finest organs in the United Kingdom. The original instrument was built by the famous "Father" Smith in 1694 and 1706 ... In 1976 the Swiss firm Metzler Söhne completed the present mechanical-action instrument based on the surviving pipework, and within the original cases, of the 1694 and 1706 'Father' Smith organs. The 42-rank instrument is remarkable for its meticulous craftsmanship and durability, in addition to its rich but gentle resonance and its exquisite balance.'

Category:Chapels
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Also indexedTrinity College Music Society
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www.westroad.org

'One of Cambridge’s premiere music venues. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King’s College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.'

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