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Nearby: Preston

'Established in 1988 ... Gregson Lane Folk Club meets on alternate Thursdays at ... The Village of Gregson Lane - Lancashire ... Guests are chosen on the recommendation of regulars who support Guest Nights.'

 

Category Folk Clubs

'Formed in 1964 by staff of the Harris College, we have promoted classical chamber music concerts at midday continuously for more than half a century (Covid year excepted). The College has now morphed into UCLAN, but we still retain the original name of Preston's Victorian benefactor Edmund Harris. Until 2002 we met in various college/university premises, including St. Peter's Arts Centre and the Vernon Gallery. In September 2003 we moved into the newly refurbished Preston Minster. In March 2019 we moved to St. George's Church off Lune St., which is where Edmund's father Rev. Robert Harris was vicar from 1798 until 1862. The church is the oldest in Preston, dating from 1725. It is often referred to as Preston's Hidden Gem.'

 

'Founded in November 1997 by David Batty, we have been meeting every 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of every month.’ Concert Guest Artists ‘have ranged from Scottish dance bands, sing a longs, a mixture of classical and folk music to artists taking requests from the audience. We like to have a variety of music genres and styles ... We hold a concert on the third Wednesday of every month, a professional guest artist features on alternate months. Our local players are the special guest artists on the months in between.’

 

‘The Association welcomes all those with an interest in the organ, its construction and its music, whether or not they play the instrument themselves. Our activities include visits to hear and play local organs, from small instruments in rural churches to large instruments in local cathedrals and town halls, visits to organ builders, organ recitals by members, educational metings and social events.’

 

‘Our main activities are: Compiling, printing and distributing Preston Arts News three times a year. Organizing and producing the annual Preston Arts Festival. Providing a forum for discussion and arts development.’

 

Also indexedPreston Arts Festival

'The Choir, consisting of some thirty-six boys and twenty-five men, sings the two principal Services at 11.00 and 6.30 on most Sundays of the year. Tours to the Isle of Man and to France feature regularly in the Choir’s annual programme, as well as visits to Cathedral Churches in the UK.'

 

Successful competing band who ‘pride ourselves on entertaining, enjoyable concerts and dedicated high quality contest performances ... Concert programmes range from light background music for gala days to themed concerts. Typical examples are "film" nights or "last night of the proms", which are very popular with audiences. There are no limitations when it comes to membership of the band, with the current age profile from 9 to 75!’

 

‘Established in 1946 in the heart of industrial Lancashire as the Leyland Motors Band, taking its name from the world famous truck and bus company. Now an independent group of some thirty musicians, the Band has retained its local connection and now proudly bears the name of its home town ... Leyland Band has also rightly earned its reputation as an unrivalled concert entertainer by producing dynamic and unique performances both at home and abroad. Leyland Band has always fostered a strong sense of originality ... Everyone is welcome to visit our rehearsals every Monday and Thursday at Boxer Place, but as we occasionally change venue, check with us before setting out.‘

 

Successful contesting band ‘based in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire and is thought to be one of the oldest brass bands in England. The first known public performance dates back to 1845 ... We are a hard working, sociable band with a good balance of concerts and contests throughout the year ... Our Junior Band has been running for a few years and ... beginners of all abilities are welcome and we also have a selection of instruments available to use’.

 

'The Band was was formed in 1948, originally known as the Four Lane End Band ... We are available for all aspects of music making, church walking days, carnivals, weddings, birthday celebrations, concerts etc. ... Lostock Hall Training Band has been established for a great number of years with the intention of both offering affordable brass tuition to the local community, and cultivating the talent which will sustain the main Lostock Hall Memorial Band. The youth band offers tuition in either brass or percussion, free loan of an instrument, sheet music and learning materials in addition to ensemble rehearsals and the opportunity to perform at a variety of concerts throughout the year. The band embraces players of all ages and levels of ability, welcoming beginners as well as more experienced players.'

 

‘Founded in 1927, Preston Cecilian Choral Society is a professionally-led amateur choir performing several concerts a year in and around the city of Preston, in north-west England. Our repertoire ranges from choral society favourites such as Messiah to lighter arrangements of jazz standards and folk songs, and everything in between! ‘

 

Category Choral Societies

‘Established in 1981 as a night class in military band music ... The band performs concerts at parks, band stands and events through out the year and supports charity events when possible. It welcomes all musicians who think they can make a contribution to performing. We accept all abilities as long as you enjoy yourself. The band's repertoire consists of military band standards, classical numbers, music from the musicals, film music, swing and big band.’

 

 

‘Made up of a number of local flute players who meet ... to play ensemble music. Our line up includes alto, bass, contr'alto and contra bass flutes, and we have a new arrival - a sub contra bass flute! This gives us an unprecedented range! Please browse our site and contact us if you are interested in joining us or would like us to play for your event.’

 

Category Flute Ensembles

Award-winning Society, founded in 1954, mounting one G & S production per annum: ‘The Society would particularly like to encourage non-singing members to join. For historical reasons, we have rather become a group of performers, and this tends to put a great deal of pressure on our currently rather small band of helpers for prompt, costume, make up, scenery, lighting, sound, stage management, publicity, transport, ticket and programme sales, bar staffing, making brews, etc. We would really love to see you, even if you think that singing is not for you!’

 

‘Founded 1965 ... The Company currently has around 100 active members, ranging from teenagers to the “young at heart”. The main focus of the Company's activities is the production of an opera ... each spring and a concert before Christmas ... Preston Opera is always ready to welcome new members in any capacity – as singers, or to help with production, staging, costume, make up, props, front of house duties, even making the tea! If you are interested in joining us all you need to do is to turn up at one of our rehearsals and introduce yourself.’

 

Category Preston

‘We are a fun and friendly choir based in Preston Lancashire. We generally do 3 concerts a year and practice weekly from September to May.‘

 

Category Community Choirs

Formed in 1980 ‘to give concerts (featuring and extending their repertoire to include reputable chamber choral works), to sing church services (in local churches), and to undertake a week-long summer residential visit or tour, when the choir would deputise for an English Cathedral choir for a week or so ... In addition to singing services at a number of Abbeys and Minsters and performance of many concerts, both religious and secular, in and around the Preston area, the Choir has undertaken a civic role for the City of Preston - singing for Mayoral Services, Christmas Charity Events, annual carol concerts'.

 

Category Preston

The Guild Singers chamber choir was formed in 1980 in Chorley, Lancashire. We are established performers of a wide repertoire of music that promotes our love of singing ... Whether it is great classics like Faure Requiem or the Messiah; the intimate arrangements of A Capella music covering the centuries and the wonderful legacy given to us through the English Church Music tradition, we aim to give our singers experiences that they will cherish.‘

 

Category Chamber Choirs

’Sunday Afternoon Light Classics performances for wind quintet, harp and violin, classical guitar, string quartet, choirs, ‘cello, organ, brass quintet, clarinet and flute – and more! Also Cathedral Classics: A series of Saturday Lunchtime organ recitals by some of the country’s most eminent recitalists.’

 

Category Churches

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