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musicatstpeterswallingford.org.uk

‘We have been delighting audiences for classical chamber music for more than 30 years now. Our concerts take place every two or three weeks on Saturday evenings between May and September in the 18th-century church of St Peter, by the Thames at Wallingford. They start at 8.00 p.m.’

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www.thegapfestival.org

‘A celebration of music (of many kinds), literature, visual and performing arts, with talks, demonstrations, workshops and Fringe events that bring people together to explore new ideas and to be surprised and delighted by what emerges. All based in Goring and Streatley’s gorgeous, atmospheric spaces.’ Held Mid June.

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wantagemusicfestival.org.uk

‘The Festival offers a platform for amateur musicians and singers of all ages to perform in front of an expert adjudicator and to receive encouragement and feedback. An experienced accompanist is also available. It culminates with a concert of prizewinners.’ Held Mid June.

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www.bensonchoralsociety.org.uk

'We are a friendly and thriving choir of 120 singers that enjoys singing large choral works ... Unlike some choirs, we don’t have auditions. We simply rely on our members’ ability to judge their own capabilities, which works well for us. Concerts are held in the wonderfully atmospheric Dorchester Abbey. Concert days start with rehearsals with the professional soloists and orchestra who are chosen by our Musical Director. Staging concerts is an expensive business, but the choir is well managed and on sound financial footing. This enables us to achieve the often ambitious plans that we set ourselves ...'

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blewburybrassband.org

’Enthusiastic, village brass band in Blewbury, Oxfordshire. Beginner Band, Learner Band and Main Band. New players of all ages welcome.‘

Category:Didcot
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www.didcotchoralsociety.org

'Non-auditioning mixed voice choir of around 70 singers, drawn from Didcot and surrounding towns and villages. We encourage participation in choral singing for all ages and abilities, including those who have never sung in choirs before ... The choir performs three concerts a year in and around Didcot, performing a wide variety of choral music. In recent years, the choir has performed several concerts outside Didcot.'

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didcot-gospel.co.uk

‘Our repertoire is drawn from a wide range of musical genres, and new songs are added each term. Since our choir started in 2009 we have learnt over 100 songs together ... Our singers, around 100 at present, come from all parts of Didcot and the surrounding villages and range in age from 16 to, well, we don’t care! We neither hold auditions nor charge subscriptions.You don’t have to be able to read music, because everything is “taught by ear”. The only “qualification” needed is a desire to sing.‘

Category:Gospel Choirs
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www.goringandstreatleyconcertband.co.uk

‘The Band started life as a Brass Band in Goring before the 1st World War ... and played on until 1939, still as a Brass Band, but when war was imminent it proved impossible to carry on. In 1977 the Committee organising the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations in our twin villages suddenly realised that we had no local band to brighten things up. With much spade-work by people keen to see the band reform, and with encouragement and support from many others, the Band eventually reformed as a Concert Band, i.e. accepting woodwind players as well as brass ... We now also have a second band, known as the Starter Band but made up of a wide variety of players, from beginners to excellent and experienced musicians of all ages. The two bands play for concerts and other engagements throughout the year, sometimes separately and sometimes together, which is a spectacular experience involving more than 100 musicians.’

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www.phoenixflutes.org.uk

'Playing the flute can be a solitary occupation, particularly for adults. Many adults find that their instruments are unused and musical talents forgotten after school or college, when the pressures of careers and family take hold. Our aim is to give amateur flute players, especially (though not exclusively) adults, a club at which they can meet to play music together and revitalise their skills.'

Category:Flute Ensembles
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wantagechoralsociety.wordpress.com

‘A mixed voice choir of around 70 singers, drawn from Wantage and surronding towns and villages. We normally perform three large-scale concerts a year. The Autumn and Easter concerts usually feature substantial choral works, often in Wantage’s beautiful parish church; the December concert may or may not be traditional Christmas fare:  in some recent years we have co-promoted with Wantage Church of England Primary School. The summer concert usually involves what some music enthusiasts regard as “lighter” repertoire (although we are not prepared to let our musical standards slip). As well as performing as a distinct ensemble, we have often cooperated with other local choral and orchestral groups to perform some of the works for which we simply do not have the voice-power to perform on our own.’

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www.wantageorchestra.org.uk

‘Founded in February 1977, to provide an opportunity for local musicians, including schoolchildren, to play together ... New players are welcome ... We normally give three concerts a year.’

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www.wantageband.org

‘The Wantage Silver Band is an amateur brass band organisation, based in the small market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire. The organisation currently comprises 8 bands, possibly making Wantage the largest brass organisation in the country ... We provide entertainment to local audiences through concerts and open-air events such as summer fetes, and compete in county and national/area competitions ... Three of Wantage Silver Band's sections are active on the contesting scene, competing in the London and Southern Counties region ... Occasionally we travel further afield for contests of particular interest, or for holidays combined with scheduled concert performances ... The organisation is very active in providing musical training to the young population of the area (and to adult beginners too!), offering a worthwhile pastime, sometimes leading to a lifetime involvement with music.’

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