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Nearby: Didcot

www.open-concerts.co.uk/didcot/

The Category Didcot is a subset of Berkshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Didcot which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Blewbury Brass Band

- Cornerstone Arts Centre

- Didcot Community Gospel Choir

- Phoenix Flutes

Roke & Benson Brass Band

- Wantage Orchestra

 

Category:Didcot

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.’

 

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 biennially Mid June [2020]

 

Also indexedGoring & Streatley

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.

 

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 ...'

 

www.cholseysilverband.co.uk

‘A friendly, non-contesting band based in South Oxfordshire. We run a main band and a training band ... Our current senior band membership is 35 drawn from an area including Oxford, Chalgrove, Didcot, West Hagbourne, Blewbury, Tilehurst, Reading and Twyford as well as Cholsey itself but new members are always welcome ...  Tuition is open to people of all ages and there is nearly always an adult in the learners group.’

 

www.cranfordchoral.org.uk

‘Founded in 1995, we are a friendly, non-auditioned choir of about 50 men and women. Our members include people of all sorts of musical ability - some read music well and have lots of experience, some have experience but don't read music at all and others are much newer to choral singing and are still learning. We are an informal group who like to have a bit of fun at rehearsals but we still undertake some very serious works ... and we do achieve quite a decent standard of performance despite our apparent lack of seriousness! ... We perform two or three times a year in churches and other venues in and around Wallingford, Oxfordshire.’

 

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.'

 

www.didcotconcertorchestra.org.uk

‘The continuing expansion of Didcot is bringing more orchestral musicians and ever-larger potential concert audiences to the area. Didcot Concert Orchestra is the first high-quality amateur concert-giving symphony orchestra based in Didcot. It aims to bring together the best players, so participation is by invitation or audition. Professional players have been engaged to lead each string section. Players meet for four rehearsals before each concert. DCO plans to give three concerts per year – every February, May and September.‘

 

www.facebook.com/GoringandStreatleyConcertBan...

‘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.’

 

www.wantagechoralsociety.co.uk

‘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.’

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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