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Nearby: Watford

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

The Category Watford is a subset of Hertfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Watford 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):

- One Voice Watford Community Choir

Phoenix Concert Band [Radlett]

 

Category:Watford

www.oldtimetim.com/alwac.htm

‘A unique series of eclectic Sunday afternoon acoustic music concerts ... The musicians featured in the concerts are not using electric instruments, but are using the natural sounds of their instruments and voices. The performers chosen reflect our own liking for traditional music (and more recent music composed in a similar style). Depending upon the act we may use amplification to ensure that they can be heard thoughout the concert hall, but volumes are kept as low as possible.’

 

Category:Folk Clubs

www.cadenzasummerschool.org.uk/_.htm

Cadenza is open to anyone over eleven, including school pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and amateur adults, and delivers solo and chamber lessons, usually half and half, but the balance can be varied by request. Older students in pre-formed ensembles often wish to focus on advanced chamber coaching and to enjoy the late night mixed staff/student chamber scene. Conversely every year students reach the final stages of competitions like the BBC, and need to focus on their solo work.' Held Mid July.

 

octagon-music.weebly.com

'Our aim is to present a broad spectrum of music played by top class artists and we have built a reputation for choosing young performers of great promise who have gone on to distinguished careers. We encourage our audiences to be adventurous in their musical tastes so we hope the programme offers something for everybody and the opportunity to try something new.'

 

radlett-music-club.weebly.com

‘Since 1936 the Clubhas been presenting artistes of the highest quality and programmes with a wide variety of interest. Our informal concerts are all held at the Radlett Centre, with its excellent seating, attractive bar for coffee or drinks, and easy free local parking. Seats are unreserved so you can choose your favourite spot to sit. You are welcome to come and pay at any individual concert or become a season-ticket member, Members are also of course entitled to attend our Annual General Meeting, with entertainment and refreshments. We would be delighted if you would join us and support your local music club.’

 

www.watfordfestival.co.uk

‘Was established over 70 years ago and has grown from strength to strength to become one of the largest and most respected in the UK. It aims to encourage people of all ages to perform in the areas of Music, Speech and Drama by providing an opportunity to perform before an adjudicator and an audience. The Festival is held in February and March every year. It is a competitive festival and there are classes for both children and adults available ...  Each year the Watford Festival of Music, Speech and Drama holds a piano competition in memory of Christopher Duke, who lived in Watford and who died in December 1996 at the age of 26.‘

 

Also indexedWatford International Piano Competition

www.hertsmusicservice.org.uk/watford-school-o...

One of a score of Music Centres across the County of Hertfordshire. Individual lessons plus participation in a range of music groups, as well as Music Therapy Services: ‘We work with children, adults and community groups throughout Hertfordshire. Referrals can be made directly to us by parents and carers, by adults who may self-refer or by professionals involved with these client groups. Our team aims to support the people involved with the vulnerable children and adults with whom we work and we aim to liaise closely with those involved with our clients‘.

 

algss.org.uk

‘Has performed the G&S operas annually since its foundation in September 1950. We have remained firmly based in the village of Abbots Langley, although now our members come from a much wider area. Gone are the days when, as quoted after the very first production, “You could meet the whole cast by walking up and down Abbots Langley High Street”. As well as our main annual production, we always try to perform each year in our home village with a concert or small production in the local village hall.’

 

Category:Watford

www.alorchestra.org

‘We are an amateur symphony orchestra based in Abbots Langley with players drawn from the village and surrounding area. We normally give three concerts each year ... We don't believe there are many villages that have their own symphony orchestra full of committed and talented players, under a professional conductor. Abbots Langley does!‘

 

audentiorsymphonyorchestra.co.uk

‘Founded in 2019, we are an amateur orchestra that plays 3 concerts per year of ambitious repertoire to a professional standard in Watford and the surrounding area ... As well as 3 concerts per year, we also have plans for Chamber Music ensembles within the orchestra, and various outreach schemes for schools and the local community ... We invite any enthusiastic and vibrant players of a grade 8+ standard to join us ... We are extremely committed to maintaining an easy-going, sociable and accessible environment, which is why, as a general rule, we will not audition applicants.’

 

www.busheysymphony.org.uk

’Since 1975, the BSO has been bringing live, high quality orchestral music to Bushey. In the early days the orchestra was financially supported by Hertsmere Council, but like so much arts funding, this was cut several years ago. We currently promote a series of five concerts per year and have an annual turnover of approximately £25,000. Over recent years, concerts have become extremely costly events to mount; music societies are finding sufficient funding a major challenge at the moment and the Bushey Symphony Orchestra is no different ... (There are) a number of ways in which you might support the BSO - please consider doing this and help us plan a bright and exciting future for this wonderful orchestra.'

 

www.hertfordshireguitarorchestra.com

‘A group composed of high standard amateur and professional guitarists. It was founded in 1993 by Tom Parsons to develop ideas he had for creating a unique sound by composing and arranging music to be performed by a large group that combined classical guitars with electric and bass guitars. The orchestra developed rapidly into a regularly performing concert group with a surprisingly big sound and a wide-ranging repertoire spanning classical, rock and world music that made for a very listenable and highly entertaining concert programme.’

 

www.radlettchoir.org.uk

‘The choir sings a diverse range of choral music, from the great oratorios like Messiah, to famous pieces of choral music by Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn, to pieces by renowned composers like John Rutter and Bob Chilcott. We also enjoy exploring neglected early music and other unusual and interesting areas of choral repertoire, as well as highlights from the operatic, folk and contemporary worlds.’

 

Also indexedRadlett Choral Society

watfordphilharmonic.co.uk

‘The Watford Philharmonic Society was established by Sir Henry Wood (of BBC Proms fame) in 1935. Today we are one of the largest amateur societies in the UK combining choir and orchestra ... We perform 4 or 5 full-scale concerts each year, mainly at the Watford Colosseum. We also participate in a number of local events, often raising money for charities ... Our repertoire encompasses major choral and orchestral works both classical and modern.’

 

www.watfordsymphonyorchestra.co.uk

Founded 2007: ‘Watford's Premier Orchestra performing large scale orchestral works ... We have close links with the Purcell School in Bushey and the Watford School of Music, giving our most talented local young musicians a platform to showcase their talents to the wider community’.

 

www.watfordyouthsinfonia.com

‘An energetic student-led youth orchestra, founded in 2014 by its conductor and artistic director, Daniel Hogan. The orchestra has grown from a small chamber orchestra to a wealth of 100 regular members, with the talented musicians coming from local youth orchestras, the junior and senior conservatoires, and venturing from universities all over the country to come and play. Ever since, its aim has been to perform works considered incredibly ambitious and brave – pieces which therefore its members may not have had the chance to perform before.’

 

www.watfordbigevents.co.uk/bandstand-timetabl...

‘We've a jam-packed summer season of FREE world-class live shows for you to enjoy at our BIG Bandstand in Cassiobury Park. We'll have a different band performing every Sunday from 2-4pm, playing everything from jazz to ukulele - and of course, lots of traditional brass bands too. The free live shows will continue right through the summer and into the early autumn.’

 

watfordcolosseum.co.uk

‘A 1,309 seat venue in the heart of Watford and is home to the best live music and entertainment outside London ... Watford’s premier concert venue is world renowned for its acoustic qualities ... The acoustics were analysed by an acoustics company in 2009, who reported that the size and "shoebox" shape of the hall, the flat floor, and the materials used in construction, allow for pleasant reverberation and good sound quality and clarity, such to make the hall among the best in Europe.’

 

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