Nearby: Halifax


‘Provides opportunities for children, young people and adults to learn a musical instrument and make music together in our ensembles. We provide Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET), ensembles and curriculum teaching in schools. We have many centrally run ensembles in three regional centres for children and adults. We will continue to expand the opportunities in collaboration with cultural organisations for pupils to experience live music both as performers and audiences.’

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'Hold meetings most months in the Halifax area, sometimes jointly with neighbouring associations. Meeting formats include talks, lecture-recitals, master-classes, social evenings, visits and solo recitals. We always welcome new members, and you can come along to any of our open events even without being a member!'

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‘Set up in 2011 to: * Be a centre of excellence for the organ in Calderdale and West Yorkshire; * Provide tuition and support for organists, raising the standard of playing and the number of good players in the locality; * Encourage the take up of the organ – especially amongst young people ... The Academy offers: * Regular organ days, comprising master classes, seminars, performances, lecture recitals; * Provision of workshops for school children; * Bursaries and scholarships; *Help with finding an organ teacher.’

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‘Promotes high-quality chamber music concerts every year in a season between October and April ... Most of our audience are subscribers who have bought tickets at a discount for the entire season. The advantages of being a subscriber are: * you gain a substantial reduction in concert ticket prices; * you help give the Philharmonic Club a secure financial base; * you become a member with voting rights.’

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Based in Halifax: ‘We are a group of around forty people, of whom thirty or so are performing members. Although the Society is non-denominational, we still retain a Christian ethos and continue to support many local charities. We strive to fill as many roles as possible from our own membership, but also hold open auditions for our shows, which continue to attract new members, singers, actors and helpers’.

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'Regarded by many as the best and most consistent "public subscription band" in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by "Briggus" whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The Band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England.'

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‘As well as the senior band the association also has a ‘B’ band made up of 34 younger and more inexperienced players who when the opportunity arises pass through to the senior band. All the band members are amateur musicians with ages ranging from 14 years up to 65 years of age and all give their time freely to come and make music. We perform around 60 concerts each year in and around the local area helping to support other groups such as local churches, school and hospitals with fund raising activities. The Association has no commercial financial backing and all the funds are raised with the hard work and dedication of its members.’

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‘The Team are based just outside of Brighouse, West Yorkshire in the UK. and the original Clifton Ringers were formed around 1890 ... The team of 8 play off a square table using the traditional Yorkshire “off the table” style of ringing. They have been successful at a number of music festivals in the North of England and they entertain a wide variety of audiences as well as ringing at Christmas raising money for charity.’

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‘We are one of the largest Brass Band organisations in the country, made up of 5 ensembles and over 100 playing members ranging from absolute beginners to semi-professionals. The main Elland Silver Band is nationally graded in the Championship Section. We also have one of the finest Youth bands in the country and an excellent Training, Starter & Beginners Band where we provide instruments and tuition to children as young as 7 years old. In October 2015 we launched our fifth band – Adult Brass, which provides tuition to encourage players over the aged of 18 to learn to play a brass instrument. In October 2017 we launched a beginner percussion class, HIT IT for children aged 7 to 12 years.’

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‘When the idea of a permanent large choir was first suggested in 1817 by founder William Priestley (eminent Halifax musician, antiquary and literary gentleman wool-merchant) he could hardly have foreseen that the Halifax Choral Society would still be going strong into the Third Millennium. Nor could he have envisaged it surviving to become the world’s oldest amateur choral society with an unbroken record of performance ... Its members may be amateurs from many walks of life but they pride themselves on professional singing. Throughout its long history, the Choir has performed almost every major choral work in the repertoire ... In 2018 it will be Haydn’s Creation (the very first work performed by the Society, on 9th February 1818). At the end of 2018 we will present our 200th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.’

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‘The Society formed in 1968 and we gave our first fully staged performance 3 years later. We perform our annual show at The Halifax Playhouse around November time, which is fully staged, fully costumed, and performed with an orchestra ... As well as the annual show we also hold other smaller concerts and club nights through the year in various locations, to raise funds for the Society.’

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‘One of the UK’s oldest non-professional orchestras ... Members come from all walks of life from within and around Calderdale and beyond, and share a passion for playing together. The players are variously teachers, semi-professionals, and retired professionals along with a positive group of dedicated amateurs. The Orchestra is always happy to hear from prospective new members.’

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‘One of the leading youth choirs in the country ... and numbers around 70 singers ranging in age from 8 - 21. As well as giving our own concerts we perform with partners such as Musica Kirklees, The Lindley Band, Brighouse and Rastrick Band and many local choirs, often performing in Halifax Minster and Huddersfield Town Hall ... We like competing in music competitions and over recent years have been very successful ...’

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'Was specially formed in 1991 to sing Haydn’s Creation as part of the National Voices for Hospices event which resulted in 113 simultaneous performances of the work throughout the United Kingdom ... Since that inaugural concert, the members of Overgate Hospice Choir have continued to meet and now produce four concerts a year together with other smaller performances. As far as is known, Overgate was the first hospice to have its own choir formed specifically and solely for the purpose of raising money for the hospice. Other groups have followed but it is believed that Overgate was the very first in that particular field.'

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‘With its home in the heart of Halifax, at Square Chapel, the Young Philharmonia at Square Chapel is a new and exciting opportunity for the region’s finest young musicians to perform orchestral and chamber repertoire at the highest standard. The Young Philharmonia is a flagship orchestra, attracting players aged between 11 and 21 from across the north of England.'

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Halifax Minster has a long tradition of music making and this includes choirs, the Harrison and Snetzler organs, and an ever expanding concert programme ... The Minster Chamber Choir is for experienced singers who sing occasional services, and some concerts. The standard is high, and an ability to read music is essential. Joint occasions with the Minster Choir and Brass make for an exciting performance, especially around Christmas and the Minster Summer Festival. New members always welcome ... The Friends of the Music organize series of lunchtime organ recitals on Thursdays.’

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