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www.lancashirecontests.com/Event/

‘Following extended discussion, Lancashire Contests have opted to amalgamate three contests and focus efforts into further development of a single contest. The annual Fleetwood Open, and Northern Open Contests will not be staged for the foreseeable future. Scarce financial support and sponsorship together with the increasing cost of suitable venues has made it difficult to secure the long-term viability of three separate contests. Decreasing numbers of bands participating in these contests adversely affects sustainable budgeting. The lack of volunteers to assist with the organisation of the events is an unjustifiable burden upon the small group of long-standing individuals who have for many years, given their time and work freely to continue the tradition of band contests in the North West.‘

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www.accordionclub.co.uk

'Founded in November 1997 by David Batty, we have been meeting every 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of every month. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month we hold a concert which alternates between our own local talent getting the chance to perform on the stage and hiring in a guest artist to entertain us for the evening. These 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.'

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www.iao.org.uk/preston/

‘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.’

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www.prestonarts.com

‘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.’

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www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/journalism-media-performance/index.php

‘The vision of the School of Journalism, Media and Performance (JMP) is to prepare students to become the next generation within the creative industries. Whether you want to be a theatre practitioner, filmmaker, broadcast journalist, musician, web-designer, animator, screenwriter, print or on-line journalist, games designer, media producer, music producer, dancer, photographer, TV producer and music theatre performer or maker, JMP offers courses at all levels to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter your chosen profession. Through practice-based study in modern teaching studios using the same resources that are used by industry, we prepare our students to be successful in a huge range of key creative roles.'

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Also indexedUniversity of Central Lancashire
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www.broughtonchoir.org

'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.'

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leylandband.co.uk

‘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.‘

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www.cecilians.org.uk

‘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! ‘

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prestonflutegroup.co.uk

‘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
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prestongass.co.uk

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!’

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www.prestonopera.org.uk

‘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
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www.prestonorpheuschoir.org

‘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.‘

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www.rawstornesingers.btik.com

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
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southribblestrings.weebly.com

‘We are a string orchestra open to anyone with the desire to play music from the “string repertoire” engaging the best technique in order to discover that “pure string sound” ... South Ribble Strings welcomes string players of all ages. The group includes some string players with vast experience of playing in orchestras at diploma standard. In order to feel comfortable in joining us you should be a minimum of grade 5/6 and have some experience of playing in an ensemble. During rehearsals you should be prepared to hone your technique and have a great time in the process!’

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www.guildsingers.com

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
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