Nearby: Malmesbury


'Formed in 1971 for the promotion of good music in Malmesbury Abbey, a venue highly acclaimed for its beautiful acoustics, and has since organised a variety of top quality concerts from both internationally renowned artists and local performers. The concert season runs from March - November with six unmissable concerts each year.'

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'The Tetbury Music Festival was started by Elise Smith and Graham Kean in 2003. Steven Isserlis was the first Artistic Director. The Festival attracts internationally acclaimed performers, but also supports new musicians.' Held Late September.

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‘MCC was the brainchild of a number of Malmesbury residents who loved to sing. We found ourselves the very best Musical Director we could, gave him complete creative control, and launched in June 2013, with very little idea whether the community would be interested. We held two free open evenings in the town hall which were swamped with eager participants. We had a total of 160 applicants to join the new choir! Taking advice from our MD we capped the choir at 80, and pulled names out of a hat – no auditions and no experience required. And what a brilliant mix of individuals we got! Since then we’ve worked incredibly hard to achieve our aim of singing professional quality, four part harmony pieces from all types of music.’

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'Malmesbury Concert Band, once known as Malmesbury Town Band, has been an integral part of Malmesbury for more than 150 years ... We are a concert wind band with approximately 35 members ... We have several engagements during the year including at Bandstands in municipal parks and Concerts. Subject to vacancies, we are happy to welcome new members who play appropriate brass and woodwind, and occasionally percussion, instruments - particularly those who are confident sight-readers and of a reasonable playing standard.'

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'Friendly choir for Malmesbury and the surrounding area, always welcome new singers in each part ... Approximately 60 – 70 singers ... We usually put on at least two concerts a year, although we do occasionally put on a light summer concert ... We sing a wide variety of choral music to suit all tastes and perform regularly with full orchestra and professional soloists ... We are privileged to rehearse and perform in Malmesbury Abbey, an inspiring building steeped in the history of England and Wessex.'

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'Tetbury Community Choir is very friendly and informal, all ages, sexes. You don’t have to read music, just enjoy singing.'

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'Our 10.30am Abbey service is not dissimilar to the Sunday morning worship of some of our ancient Anglican Cathedrals—with a large robed choir and ministers, beautiful hymns, anthems and liturgy ... The 4pm is an informal, contemporary service with dedicated provision for children and young people. You can expect passionate worship led by a band, children’s games and activities, coffee in the middle of the service, occasional videos or interviews ... On the fourth Sunday of the month at 6.30pm people are drawn from all over North Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire for an inspiring Choral Evensong sung by the Abbey choir. The liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer and readings from the King James Version of the Bible are accompanied by sung responses, psalms, canticles and anthems.'

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