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Nearby: City of London

cym.org.uk

'At the Centre for Young Musicians we’re passionate about music, and so are our students. Many go on to have successful careers in music and the performing arts, or simply have the time of their lives taking their musical ambitions to the next level. Our vibrant Saturday Music School is perfect for young Londoners aged 5-18 years old, to develop their creative and expressive skills. We are generously supported by The Foundation for Young Musicians, so we can offer bursaries for talented young musicians to fulfil their potential. With more than 90 group performance activities taking place each week, our students don’t just learn, they perform.'

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Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama
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www.citymusicfoundation.org

'Through an annual competitive audition process we select classical soloists and chamber ensembles, as well as jazz, folk and world musicians. These "CMF Artists" then engage in an innovative two-year programme which includes artistic and business mentoring as well as professional development workshops. These cover a range of topics such as managing finances, tax and pensions, legal input on copyright and contracts, plus presentation and interview skills, promotion and publicity strategies and much more.'

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www.cleso.org.uk

'CLESO is a friendly society of people who are passionate about the organ. It offers a wonderful opportunity to play and hear fantastic instruments in London, Essex and the surrounding areas, to follow restoration projects and to attend events featuring a wide variety of people from the organ world.'

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www.gsmd.ac.uk

'One of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research - selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world ... and the top-rated conservatoire ...'

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www.londonpianoinstitute.co.uk

‘The finest piano lessons London has to offer! ... We organise periodic concerts and events in the City of London and do weekly piano tuition for adults working in the City ... You can choose between group piano lessons and one-to-one piano lessons with London's favourite piano Academy for adults ... Beginners, intermediate and advanced piano learners welcome. Learn classical, rock, jazz and pop styles in a formidable setting designed for adults ... Now, you can choose between outstanding piano lessons in Mayfair and the City of London!’

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musicathill.org.uk

‘Quality chamber music amidst stunning Wren architecture, with an emphasis on Baroque and other early repertoire ... The Society began life back in the 1970s as an outreach ministry of the Lutheran congregation based at St Anne & Agnes Church in Gresham Street (another Wren church near St Paul’s Cathedral) ... Music-at-Hill now operates as a freestanding concert society, constitutionally and financially separate from the Lutheran congregation ... We welcome regular supporters, as well as local office workers, tourists and visitors, to our Friday concerts, which are given by a variety of performers, both soloists and duos, instrumental ensembles and occasionally choirs.’

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www.wcom.org.uk

'The Worshipful Company of Musicians has an illustrious past. With roots in the Middle Ages, we have survived war, revolution and over 500 years of changing fashions. Today, we remain as committed as ever to preserving music excellence for many generations to come. We offer awards for postgraduate study in music and performance opportunities to promote our award-winners at the start of their professional careers.'

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Also indexedThe Worshipful Company of Musicians
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www.templemusic.org

‘For centuries music has been at the heart of the Temple, an oasis lying between the City of Westminster and the City of London. TMF organises concerts in the Temple Church and Middle Temple Hall highlighting an array of distinguished performers.’

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www.greshamcentre.com

‘An international centre of excellence for vocal music performance. outreach and education in the heart of London ... VCM boasts two internationally acclaimed vocal ensembles, VOCES8 and Apollo5, who perform all over the world each year, mixing classical music with jazz, pop and contemporary composition and who also deliver our unique approach to education, the VOCES8 Method ... A programme of education work overseen by VCM sees VOCES8 and Apollo5 work with more than 40,000 young people each year in partnership with Music Hubs, schools and other educational organisations. The education programme provides teacher training, a unique Young Leaders’ programme, residencies within schools and communities in the UK, France, Germany and the USA, as well as regular training and singing celebration events at the Gresham Centre.’

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Also indexedGresham Centre | St Anne and St Agnes Church
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www.amatiorchestra.com

‘Aims to become one of London's leading amateur orchestras. A City of London orchestra formed in 2011, in July 2017 we performed our debut at St John's Smith Square with Mahler Symphony No 1 ("Titan"). Our members include advanced amateur and professional musicians, and we are actively welcoming applications ... Members must be adults. Strings should be about Grade 7+ standard or equivalent. Woodwinds and brass must be Grade 8+. There is no audition ... Membership will be granted after a two-rehearsal probationary period, after the Conductor and Leader (or section leader) are satisfied as to the applicant’s suitability.’

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barts-choir.com

‘London’s largest professionally rehearsed choir ... We were founded in 1965 by two St Bartholomew's hospital nurses and became a registered charity choir. Today we typically attract over 280 singers each term from a variety of ages, backgrounds and occupations. We are all amateurs and the choir is open to anyone curious about singing classical music and improving their voice. There is no audition to join us. We stage top quality classical choral concerts with professional orchestras and soloists in prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall.’

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www.centrallondonorchestra.com

’Formed in Autumn 2015 by a group of friends, the Central London Orchestra (CLO) is a dynamic amateur orchestra for players to share their passion for classical music in a fun and relaxed setting ... We are a very friendly and open orchestra suited to a range of abilities from those who may be feeling rusty and want a warm place to feel confident and comfortable, to those who can hit the first notes of Don Juan to perfection and want to be a part of a friendly orchestra focused on the joy in making music.‘

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chandoschamberchoir.org.uk

‘We are a small friendly choir performing a broad repertoire from early to modern music. Founded in 1985, the Chandos Chamber Choir is an auditioned amateur choir of approximately 30 voices. The Choir performs about three times a year both within London and further afield.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.citychamberchoir.org.uk

‘A highly professional amateur group with a membership of 25–30 singers, which rehearses weekly in the City of London ... City Chamber Choir aims to revive neglected choral works from past ages, to search out the best in 20th century composition, and to plot musical pathways for the present century.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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cityoflondonchoir.org

‘In 1963, the Kingsway Choral Society was renamed the City of London Choir and held its inaugural concert ... About a hundred active members are drawn from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds, all of whom share a love of music-making to a high standard. We work with a professional conductor and accompanist. The choir provides groups to sing on a smaller scale for church services and special occasions.’

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coll-mus-lon.org.uk

‘A chamber choir with a regular membership of about thirty singers - focusing naturally on unaccompanied repertoire and works accompanied by small instrumental forces ... The choir aims to sing around four concerts per year. Rehearsals take place on the day of the concert (generally Saturdays), and for six or seven Wednesday evenings in advance ... Most rehearsals are rounded off with a few drinks in a nearby pub ... Re-auditions are also held for the whole choir about once every four years ... Collegium Musicum of London makes it easy to get involved if you’re a young person. The choir offers free tickets to concerts to anyone under 16, and a greatly reduced subscription rate for members under 25.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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constanzachorus.co.uk

Founded 2010: ‘We are a friendly and welcoming choral society aiming to achieve the highest possible standards. Members of Constanza Chorus are committed to attending rehearsals regularly, preparing for each rehearsal and maintaining the high standards of the choir ... Based in the heart of the City of London, the choir is a fun and sociable group ... They have rehearsed and performed a wide range of concerts with accompanists and professional musicians and orchestras’.

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www.diversitychoir.co.uk

‘London’s original lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community chamber choir. Formed in 1992, the choir wanted to sing a real variety of music: this includes music from Medieval chants to contemporary 21st Century composers such as Jonathan Dove and we balance this with a lively enthusiasm for music from a spectrum of other genres: folk, show tunes, jazz and popular music from the Fifties to today. We have grown and developed ... from a small group of friends to a friendly 50-strong choir ... In addition to our concerts, we are also actively engaged, together with London’s other LGBT singing groups, in a wide variety of community festivals, events and projects.’

Category:LGBT Choirs
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www.elysiansingers.com

‘One of the UK’s leading chamber choirs. Known for our adventurous programming and imaginative repertoire, we give concerts in and around London, and have recorded a number of enthusiastically received CDs.

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.englishchamberchoir.co.uk

‘We are a very busy group and do a lot of singing. Each year sees us performing on at least 30 occasions. These range from our own concerts to regular appearances at St Martins-in-the-Field with the Belmont Ensemble; festivals in France and festivals in the UK; live on BBC Radio and at the O2 Arena with Rick Wakeman; in the recording studio for TV commercials and at the Royal Albert Hall in live movie nights; charity carol services and at liturgical services at City churches.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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hanoverchoir.org.uk

‘We are a choir of about 35 people, based in the City of London near St Paul’s Cathedral. 70 years after our foundation in Hanover Square, we are still making great music and continuing to attract some of the liveliest people in London ... We sing most types of choral music, and have occasionally dipped our toes into both jazz and folk repertoire ... We normally see new members at the beginning of rehearsals. We do expect people to be able to understand the music and sing in tune. Most people enjoy working with a smaller group of singers, as you can hear your own contribution and there is no chance of being lost in the crowd.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.lloydschoir.com

‘Members drawn largely, though not exclusively, from the financial, insurance and banking communities within the City ... We sing four main concerts per year. In addition we give regular annual performances of seasonal music at Easter and Christmas, and the choir is often called upon to provide music for services at St Katharine Cree including annual memorial and remembrance services. The choir also performs at the Lloyd's of London Remembrance ceremony and the Insurance Institute of London Carol Service in November each year ... We do not hold formal auditions but offer new members a trial period during which they may be asked to complete some simple vocal exercises. Due to our limited rehearsal times we take every opportunity to socialise together on a regular basis outside rehearsals!’

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www.londinium-voices.org.uk

‘One of London's most versatile chamber choirs, particularly noted for vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire. The choir has established a strong reputation for diverse, imaginative and eclectic programming, often bringing together works written many centuries apart to thrilling effect.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.londoncityorchestra.com

‘Formed in January 2013. It has performed successful concerts ever since, and has grown the permanent membership to the size of a full symphony orchestra ... LCO is made up of a range of professionals, amateur players and music students ... We perform 3 concerts per year in venues across London ... LCO is a great way to meet like-minded musicians who love playing music to a high standard ... We are always on the look-out for Grade 8+ (or equivalent standard) musicians, particularly for our string sections.’

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www.londoneuphonia.com

Established 2013: ‘We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated amateur musicians (around grade 8) to join us for the exciting opportunity to play some great music and contribute with creative (and social) ideas ... We want to interact with other artists with the same sense of experimentation and adventure, from any art form that we can work and blend with, thereby further enriching ourselves and our audience. We are called “London Euphonia” not just because we are from London, but because we are immersed in the culture of this incredible city, from which we constantly draw inspiration. We strive to be as much a part of that culture as we possibly can’.

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www.lgq.org.uk

'Formed in February 1997 and is composed of a diverse group of welcoming people who enjoy making music together. New singers and instrumentalists are welcome to attend one or two trial rehearsals but there is no formal audition. Visitors to London are welcome to attend one or more rehearsals, by prior arrangement, without further commitment ...'

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lgso.org.uk

'Founded in May 1996 ... Two decades later and the LGSO now performs five full concerts per year, plus a variety of regular and ad-hoc extras ... With an active membership in excess of 150 people (not all playing at once of course!), the orchestra is as much a social group as a musical one; like many LGBT+ groups, the Orchestra was formed to give people the opportunity to do something they enjoy in a friendly and supportive environment without the fear of encountering prejudice.'

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www.lmto.org

‘The world's only professional orchestra dedicated to performing musical theatre repertoire. LMTO produces spectacular concerts of musicals in major London venues with our full orchestra and world class soloists. The orchestra is formed of musicians who love musicals - most of whom are established professionals, but a quarter of whom are always young developing professionals. Since LMTO's public launch in June 2016, the orchestra has performed at iconic central London venues such as the London Palladium, the Lyceum Theatre and Cadogan Hall to sell-out crowds and rave five-star reviews. LMTO is a charity, and we receive financial support from a number of philanthropic sources ... Whether you’re a musical theatre fan, a performer wanting to join the fun or simply someone who wants to know more, this is the place for you.‘

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lpc.org.uk

‘Founded in 1947 as the chorus for the London Philharmonic Orchestra ... Widely regarded as one of the nation's finest choirs. We perform regularly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, mainly at the Royal Festival Hall, and other world-class orchestras at major venues and festivals throughout the year ... We're always looking for new members to join us. Our standards are high, but it's not all hard work - we're a very friendly and relaxed choir, enjoying not only the singing but a bit of socialising too.’

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lso.co.uk

'The LSO was formed in 1904 when 50 members of the Queen’s Hall Orchestra rebelled against Sir Henry Wood’s edict that "no deputies" be sent to rehearsals and concerts ... The LSO is proud to be Resident Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, where it performs around 70 concerts a year ... The LSO is set apart from other international orchestras by the depth of its commitment to music education, reaching over 65,000 people each year. LSO Discovery enables the Orchestra to offer people of all ages opportunities to get involved in music-making and to enter the extraordinary sound world of the Orchestra.'

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www.orlandochoir.org.uk

‘A small and friendly London choir specialising in early music and cake baking ... Named after Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625) ... Four concerts of wonderful choral music each year. We specialise in Renaissance and Baroque pieces, but with the occasional modern piece thrown in. Our membership has a healthy span of ages and nationalities, with people from all over the place and of varied seniority, from students right on up. There's a reliable pub contingent each week. Orlando was founded in 1994 and has around 30 singers.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.renaissancesingers.com

Founded 1944: ‘London’s leading amateur chamber choir specialising in European sacred music of the 15th-17th centuries ... We perform music by well-known great composers of the period including Josquin, Tallis, Byrd, Lassus, Palestrina and Victoria as well as giving rare airings to gems by lesser-known musicians. We have a varied annual programme giving around five concerts a year, mainly in London, and undertake occasional overseas tours and exchange projects with foreign choirs. The choir also hosts three workshops a year, open to all, where we explore Renaissance repertoire under expert direction’.

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.royalchoralsociety.co.uk

‘Began its illustrious life as the Royal Albert Hall Choral Society – formed for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871 ... The choir’s name was shortened to The Royal Choral Society (with permission from Queen Victoria) shortly afterwards ... We are always looking for new members - particularly tenors and basses. If you would like to join the RCS, you will need to be aged 16+ and will need to pass a very straightforward audition ... We also hold regular Open Rehearsals where you can come along for a Monday rehearsal, join in with the singing, and then mingle with choir members over refreshments and experience for yourself how the choir works ... We also have regular “Taster” sessions (usually) on the first Monday of every month, where you can just join a normal Monday rehearsal.’

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www.theheroesband.org.uk

'A concert band to support the Help for Heroes charity ... The objective of the concert band is two fold. Firstly, to raise donations for the charity through musical performances and secondly, to bring entertainment and enjoyment to listeners and band supporters.'

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Also indexedHelp for Heroes
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www.allhallowsbythetower.org.uk

'The oldest church in the City of London ... We are engaged in a wide range of activities, from education to outreach and social action, and from work with local charities to concerts and exhibitions. We also have links with a number of livery companies and City institutions and seek to serve the business and civic community surrounding us ... Regular organ concerts take place at All Hallows at lunchtime on Thursdays.'

Category:Churches
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www.barbican.org.uk/music

'The Barbican welcomes the world's top soloists and musicians in both classical and contemporary music ... Our music programme cuts across all forms of music including work by contemporary musicians, experimental collaborations and leading orchestras and soloists from around the world ...'

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lso.co.uk/lso-st-lukes.html

'An 18th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, restored to become the home of the LSO's community and music education programme LSO Discovery. Our regular community groups, including the Community Choir, LSO Discovery Choir, Gamelan Group, Digital Technology Group and LSO Create all rehearse at LSO St Luke's during term-time and perform their work to the public regularly ... As well as LSO rehearsals it plays host to a diverse selection of concerts and has seen artists and groups perform from across the spectrum ...'

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Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra
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www.stbrides.com/music/index.php

‘Music plays an enormous and vital role in the life of St Bride's. Central to this is the work of our professional choir of 12 adult singers, which sings at morning and evening services every Sunday throughout the year and also provides an enormous variety of music for weddings, funerals, memorial services and carol services ... Although liturgical music remains at the heart of what we do, there are numerous musical events apart from the regular choral services ... Lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, often given by students and young professionals, which are well attended. The church is also frequently hired for other musical events ... The effect of all music in the church can sometimes be overwhelming because of the acoustics (described by Gordon Reynolds, a previous Director of Music, as "perilously lively!"), but the enthusiastic response from many first-time visitors demonstrates that listening to music in St Bride's is a very special experience which we hope to extend to even more people in the years to come.‘

Category:Churches
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www.stpauls.co.uk/worship-music/music/

‘The uplifting sound of the choir and organ as they resound around the glorious edifice of St Paul's testify to the one aim of its musicians - to enrich the worship of those attending services and to provide inspiration to all who visit the Cathedral ... In addition to regular daily service at St Paul's, we hold many special services throughout the year, as well as marking particular feast days ... All services at St Paul's are free to enter. A large number of concerts and recitals are also free. You are welcome here, whoever you are and whatever you do or don't believe.’

Category:Cathedrals
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www.templechurch.com

'The church of Inner and Middle Temple, two of England’s four ancient societies of lawyers, the Inns of Court ... The Round Church was consecrated in 1185 and the Chancel dates from the 1230s ... Seven hundred years later, the Temple Church still resounds to music being made to the glory of God. The Temple Church Choir and the fine Harrison & Harrison organ can also be heard in concert, along with two professional ensembles based at the church: The Temple Singers and The Temple Players.'

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