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Nearby: Newbury

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

The Category Newbury is a subset of Berkshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Newbury 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):

- Da Capo Orchestra

- East Woodhay Silver Band

- Kennet Opera

 

Category:Newbury

www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/aldermaston/

Sunday afternoon concerts at the Aldermaston Concert Centre: 'We'd love to welcome you to our Concert Centre if you have a free Sunday afternoon; you could even enjoy a pre-concert lunch. The William Penney Theatre is very comfortable and spacious with good vision and sound.'

 

www.newburyorganists.org.uk

‘The Association concentrates on the area administered by West Berkshire Council from Tilehurst in the east to Hungerford and Lambourn in the west. Within this area there are some fine examples of the organ builder's craft, and although the Association is centred on Newbury, visits are made and events organised in the surrounding towns and villages. People join the Association for a variety of reasons. Some are expert players who desire to share their knowledge and experience with others and welcome the opportunity to give lunchtime and evening recitals. Others are amateurs or beginners who want to learn more. Others still are non-players but nevertheless fascinated by the organ in all its shapes and forms, the music written for it, and the venues at which organs are found, whilst some enjoy the social side where the talk is musical and the discussion lively.’

 

www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

Held Early May. 'A glorious fortnight of world class music in Newbury and its beautiful neighbouring villages, with up to 45 events in 18 venues, and where international symphony orchestras, ensembles and soloists rub shoulders with jazz legends, world music artists and the stars of tomorrow.'

 

newburyukulele.weebly.com

‘We are NUTS ... Come along for a Ukulele jam with simple to play songs ... It's a social session with all welcome from new starters to seasoned pros. Just bring your Uke, your voice for an uplifting jam and a drink or two!’

 

Category:Newbury

nlmsmusic-summerschool.co.uk

‘Friendship in Music: Enjoyment through music-making; high standards of performance alongside friendliness and good humour ... A music Summer School for adult amateur players and singers, with two orchestras, choir, string group and brass ensemble courses. Held Early August. (As well as the summer school, the Society has introduced a chamber music weekend, based in Leeds.)

 

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www.beenhamwindorchestra.co.uk

‘The present Beenham Band was formed in 1999 as part of the village's millennium celebrations, with the help of a grant from the Parish Council. From very modest beginnings (there were six performers taking part in the first concert in Beenham Church), it has grown to its present size of 35 members ... We normally put on three or four local concerts each year, and often play at local fetes and events.’

 

www.cantemus-newbury.org.uk

'We are a small choir of 20 singers based in Newbury, Berkshire. Cantemus was founded in 1999 with the aim of performing a variety of sacred and secular music, both accompanied and unaccompanied, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. The Choir undertakes four performances a year primarily in the West Berkshire area, and sometimes deputises for cathedral choirs elsewhere.'

 

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.ceciliaconsort.org.uk

‘An auditioned chamber choir of some 40 local singing enthusiasts ... All members of the choir have a strong enough musical background that each is able to work on music on their own before the start of rehearsals ... The choir’s first concert as The Cecilia Consort was a performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Vivaldi’s Gloria at St Mary’s Church, Speen in July 1990. Ever since then the Consort, which sings primarily a capella or with organ accompaniment, has performed two or three concerts each year, covering a repertoire of sacred and secular music from across a broad historical span that is not typically tackled by choral societies.‘

 

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.coldashbrass.org.uk

'We are a friendly 3rd section brass band, with a varied concert and contest schedule ... We also have a community band ... This is aimed at both the young and older generation and is a foundation into ensemble playing. Finally we have a quintet and a 10 piece brass ensemble that are available for smaller functions.'

 

cromwells.newbury.net

‘Formed in 1976 by Stanley Kirk to perform a single concert, The Cromwell Singers have become well established in the choral life of the Newbury area. Originally rehearsals took place in the United Reformed Church Hall in Cromwell Place ... The Cromwells decided to continue after their inception and grew to their present size of approximately 60 voices ... We are a friendly group whose philosophy is one of combining musical enjoyment for our members and for our audience, whilst allowing members to develop their musical skills in a supportive environment. The Cromwell Singers have a long tradition of singing a variety of different styles of music, mainly shorter pieces, including medleys of songs from musicals, classical pieces and lighter items.  A music committee meets regularly to discuss the programme content, with feedback from the choir members.’

 

www.hungerfordtownband.org.uk

Brass band with typically each year about a score of performances and appearances around and about Hungerford in Berkshire.

 

www.newburychamberchoir.org

‘The Newbury Chamber Choir was founded as the Newbury Singers by Gerald Finzi in the 1940’s. Giving four or five concerts a year it has become known for reviving works outside the mainstream choral repertory and presenting them in new and accessible ways, as well as for the quality of its performances of more familiar pieces. The choir’s concerts have spanned several centuries of music - from the thirteenth to the twenty-first.‘

 

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.newburychoral.org.uk

Founded 1884: ‘We are a large, non-auditioned choir that has performed a wide and varied repertoire from Mozart to Tavener ... We aspire to a high musical standard and aim to thrill our concert audiences. Joined by professional musicians such as the renowned chamber orchestra London Concertante and the region's leading orchestra Southern Sinfonia, we perform three concerts a year in the Newbury area’.

sites.google.com/site/newburysymphonyorchestr...

Founded 1879: ‘NSO comprises sixty to seventy enthusiastic amateur musicians of all ages and draws its members and audience from four counties ... A major objective of NSO is to encourage young and up-and-coming soloists by inviting them to perform concertos’.

 

www.phoenixbrassband.co.uk

‘Based in the village of Froxfield on the West Berkshire and Wiltshire border. It is completely self-financing since it does not have any direct sponsorship nor any regular financial input from any local authority or organisation. Phoenix Brass has a strong membership across the Main Band and Training Band ... Both Bands have a mix of adults and children performing together. We welcome anyone, of all ages and mixed abilities, who enjoys playing. We play a mix of crowd-pleasing favourite arrangements of modern music, movies, classical, traditional marches, a few challenging pieces and even some music arranged by the Musical Director!’

 

Category:Newbury

www.watershipbrass.co.uk

'Our members are drawn from all walks of life and with an age difference between our youngest and oldest members of over 50 years, we embrace the philosophy that "music is for ALL". Watership Brass’s motto is "Serving the Community Musically" and we achieve this by being available for local events. Past venues have included fetes, wedding receptions, church recitals, charity events and bandstand concerts and whilst parades are not often requested, The Remembrance Day Parade is one that we are proud to lead.'

 

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