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Nearby: Walton-on-Thames

Founded 1968. Alternate evening meetings, fortnightly, October - May.

* Esher Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)95
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)180

'Surrey's top music society ... Prestigious Society devoted to promoting the very best of musical performance from recent graduates to the celebrated stars of the international Scene.'

* Oxshott & Cobham Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)135
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)578

'Exists to foster artistic taste and to promote the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts amongst those people living in Sunbury, Shepperton and surrounding areas. Run entirely by unpaid volunteers SSAA promotes an annual Arts Festival in July, regular Coffee Concerts on Saturday mornings, musical master classes, competitions, photographic exhibitions and much else.'

* Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Association
VISITS (to the Website)133
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)208

‘One of the finest venues in the South East of England for folk, acoustic and roots music. Our aim is to create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere to allow you to enjoy the best in music to the fullest in our convivial surroundings ... We have been running since 1983. Every Friday (apart from our summer break in August, and at Christmas and Easter) we bring you a fabulous programme of Folk and Acoustic music, with artists and bands at the top of their game. We only put on guests we like ourselves, and there is a very special kind of warmth and friendliness about the club which makes an evening here so enjoyable. Such is our reputation that we often have guests who don't normally play in a small venue like ours, and they love it so much they clamour to come back!’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* The Ram Club
VISITS (to the Website)19
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)34
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 1963 by a small group of enthusiasts to sing madrigals and unaccompanied motets from the 16th century onwards; the first concert was given in 1965 ... We welcome new members. We do not audition, but familiarity with reading music is helpful. Some of us can sing from sight, some work out the parts on instruments at home and some learn from the wealth of sources available on the internet, such as Youtube and choralmidi. As a beginner it's possible simply to copy what the person next to you is singing!'

+ A Cappella Singers [Weybridge]
VISITS (to the Website)155
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)443

'We are a friendly choir of around 60 members. We put on performances three times a year, which have included Rossinis's Petite Messe Solennelle, Fauré Requiem, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Handel's Messiah. Our performances are enhanced by professional soloists and orchestra.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Claygate Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)109
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)419
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'EYT was set up to bridge the gap between school and adult drama, specifically aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 25 ... Two major productions are usually presented each year ... normally a musical in the winter and either a musical or straight play in the summer. This gives everyone a chance to be involved, and to use whatever performance skills they have - whether it's acting, singing or dancing or all three!'

+ Elmbridge Youth Theatre
VISITS (to the Website)163
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)355

'Set up in Autumn 2011 as a successor to the Orchestra of the Pagoda which ran from 1999 to 2009. The Orchestra meets on the first 5 Sunday afternoons at the beginning of each term, to avoid conflict with school activities. A public performance is presented on the last Sunday of each course, giving the players a feeling of real achievement as well as an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to their parents and other members of the audience. Players may volunteer a solo performance of a piece they have mastered to gain experience. EDYO welcomes players of grade 4 or above, aged between 8 and 16. No audition is required.'

+ Esher and Dittons Youth Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)128
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)324

‘A friendly and enthusiastic amateur SATB choir which rehearses every week in Oxshott village in Surrey. We currently have around 70 singers, from Oxshott, Cobham, Esher, Claygate and further afield. No auditions are held, and although the ability to read music would be an advantage, it is not a requirement. Being able to count from 1 to 4 without moving your lips or using your fingers would also be useful ... We sing a broad range of music - the great classical works of course, but also songs, madrigals, spirituals and, in season, Christmas music.’ The Choir participates in the Leith Hill Musical Festival.

Category Choral Societies
+ Oxshott Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)41
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)124

‘In the Baroque period, the ripieno was the orchestral ensemble in a concerto grosso, in textural opposition to the concertino. In choral music, those singers who were soloists (concertisten) were distinguished from those who supported them (ripienisten) ...  Ripieno is a small chamber choir of around thirty singers ... based in Esher. We perform a range of sacred and secular music, specialising in the music of Renaissance and Baroque periods. Much of the repertoire is unaccompanied, but when additional forces are called for the choir is able to attract first-class professional soloists and specialist instrumental ensembles.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Ripieno Choir
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)141
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A four part harmony, ladies, community choir. We perform a range of different styles of music including classical pieces, musical theatre, gospel, folk and contemporary music.'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Treble Clef Choir
VISITS (to the Website)160
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)303

Formed 1925: ‘We are a friendly and enthusiastic society, performing two main musical shows each year plus Music Hall and Compilation shows. It's not all hard work, there is a tremendous amount of fun and enjoyment and we are always looking for new members to share this with us, both on stage and as crew, lighting etc. We aim to produce good quality performances in a social and convivial atmosphere’.

+ Walton & Weybridge Amateur Operatic Society
VISITS (to the Website)88
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)140
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Walton Voices mutated out of Walton and Oatlands Choral Society (still its official name), which was founded in 1934 ... We welcome new members throughout the year. We perform three major concerts per year ... and are regularly asked to perform at smaller functions and run workshops in the community.’

Category Walton-on-Thames
+ Walton Voices
VISITS (to the Website)58
Also indexedWalton and Oatlands Choral Society
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)140

'Formed in 1921 by a small group of enthusiastic singers and since then has grown to its present strength of over sixty members, enjoying a national and international reputation for performance quality and entertainment value. Although the choir is based in Weybridge in Surrey our membership is drawn from all over Surrey and from all walks of life ... We offer exciting and varied programmes of popular opera choruses, spirituals, hymns and devotional pieces, traditional songs and ballads and choral arrangements of songs from musical shows and the current popular music scene, all performed in the spine-tingling four-part harmony which is unique to traditional male voice choral singing.'

+ Weybridge Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)111
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)251

'A community venue overlooking the river in Walton. It started out in 1998 as a restored 18thC barn and has now grown to include gallery, craft studio, courtyard, garden, and Cafe/Bar. Riverhouse is used for theatre, childrens shows, comedy, chamber music and all kinds of jazz. We also offer a wide range of courses, from streetdance for older kids, or music, mime and movement for the younger guests, to our writers group, book club, art classes for all ages, jewellery making, enamelling, photography and crochet.'

@ Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre
VISITS (to the Website)109
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)325

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