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Nearby: York (City)

www.bms-york.org.uk

'The British Music Society of York is not quite what the name might lead you to think. It is simply an organisation which, as its core activity, stages six chamber music concerts per year, its season running from October to March. For historical reasons, however, it still has more the structure of a music society: its subscribers are called members, and the Society's committee and officers are appointed at an AGM, held in May or June.'

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www.cmrcyork.org

‘The cmrc at the University of York supports and promotes creativity in contemporary music of all kinds. Firmly committed to the idea of practice as research, our staff and students are all dedicated to the creation of new music through composition, improvisation and performance ... Cmrc hosts a packed schedule of seminars, performances and workshops every term, with distinguished visiting artists and scholarship.’

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www.york.ac.uk/music/

‘An acknowledged world-leader in creative, practical and scholarly approaches to music. You will be taught by active professionals, and our modules are informed directly by recent research. Our flexible course structure is unique in the UK, and promotes academic excellence through practical experience. Our alumni occupy positions of significance nationally within the music industry and associated professions.’

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Also indexedUniversity of York
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www.ncem.co.uk

'Based in a medieval church in York. Home of the internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival, the NCEM promotes a year-round series of jazz, world, folk and early music concerts as well as a thriving education programme.'

Category:Early Music
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www.yorchestra.org

'Non-residential holiday orchestra in York, open to all young musicians aged 6–21, and catering for all levels of experience, from pre-grade 1 to grade 8+. There are five different orchestras, meaning that players of all abilities have a great opportunity to have fun making music and new friends, whether they have been learning their instrument for just six months or are accomplished musicians who have been playing for several years.'  Held during the school holidays at Easter, summer and Christmas.

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ydoa.co.uk

'Founded in September 1945 by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow. Its founding principles were "to engage with contemporaries socially, enjoy with them the art of music making, visit other spheres of activity, enter into open discussion on all matters of mutual interest, and profit from the wisdom of those expert in the dispensation of our art in Quires and Places where they sing".'

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www.ncem.co.uk/yemf

‘The NCEM promotes three early music festivals a year in Yorkshire - the York Early Music Festival in July, the Christmas festival in York in early December and the Beverley festival in the East Riding in May ... NCEM Patrons enjoy opportunities to meet early music specialists and like-minded individuals through informal receptions, supper parties and concerts whilst supporting the long-term artistic ambitions of the York Early Music Festival and the National Centre for Early Music.‘

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www.yorkmusichub.org.uk

York Music Hub is a strong, inclusive partnership of key providers of music education within the city of York. Through our partnership of organisations and schools and wider musical networks, we set out to provide and sustain musical diversity and excellence and to enhance the education, life experience and self confidence of children and young people through music making. Through the Hub’s partnerships we are able to offer opportunities to inspire, improve and positively enhance the lives of young people. Together our combined expertise will enable us to achieve our goals.’

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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/york.htm

‘Founded in 1955. We hold regular meetings to listen to programmes of music played from CDs and other media. Programmes are devised and presented mainly by members but occasionally there are presentations by visiting speakers. Anyone who enjoys classical music is welcome to join us – no knowledge of music is needed. Listening in a group can be enjoyable and there’s always the chance to hear something new. There’s no obligation to discuss or comment on the music but we encourage informal discussion with other members - we’re a friendly group!’

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www.academyofstolaves.org.uk

'Performs three concerts each year. The orchestra does not rehearse on a weekly basis – six intensive rehearsals are scheduled over a 2 week period prior to each concert.'

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www.allseasonsorchestra.org.uk

‘A friendly new community orchestra set up to provide orchestral playing opportunities for amateur musicians in York and the surrounding area. We play a varied selection of music from across the orchestral repertoire, some easy bits and some of that really meaty stuff you've always wanted to have a go at.’

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www.cantarchoir.org.uk

Founded 2015: ‘An exciting non-auditioning choir with a passion for a broad variety of choral music from around the globe ... Cantar’s aim, in addition to providing a wonderful singing experience for members in a friendly and welcoming environment, is to perform at a range of community, charity, arts and music events, to bring interesting and diverse choral singing to communities both locally and further afield’.

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www.chapterhousechoir.org

‘Formed in 1965 by a group of Minster Songmen and their wives to raise funds for the Minster, the Chapter House Choir was soon established as one of the country’s leading amateur chamber choirs. We specialise in a cappella works encompassing the full breadth of the choral repertoire, from the Renaissance to new commissions, including much that is neglected or challenging.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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mainstreetsound.co.uk

‘A ladies barbershop chorus based in York and a member of LABBS, the national association for female barbershoppers. We sing in a-capella (unaccompanied) close harmony in four parts: lead, tenor, baritone and bass. The part names are taken from male barbershop but we sing in a higher pitch to match the female range.’

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www.micklegatesingers.org.uk

Founded 1963: ‘We are a mixed-voice chamber choir based in York, singing an adventurous range of music dating from the 16th century to the present day ... We sing mostly a capella, and enjoy discovering the wide variety of music written for voices, from four parts upwards. Our concerts explore some of the lesser-known areas of the choral repertoire ... In order to sing with us, you will need to be able to read music and have a voice that can enhance a small choir and blend well. We perform new repertoire with every concert so good sight-singing skills and a commitment to learning new music are essential. We perform three concerts a year with approximately 12 rehearsals for each’.

Category:Chamber Choirs
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spiritofharmony.co.uk

'An amateur male barbershop chorus with over 50 members. We have maintained a top-6 placing in National competition since 2006, making us one of the UK's leading barbershop groups.'

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www.stamfordbridgesingers.co.uk

‘A community choir founded in 2000 from a choir which originally started as Stamford Bridge Primary School choir in 1989. The singers are from Stamford Bridge, York and the surrounding area. We are of different ages and have different levels of experience in singing ... and we perform at a variety of events through the year. It is a four part choir – that is there are sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. The upper two parts are normally female voices or boys, and the lower two parts are generally men.’

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www.tuesdaysingers.org

‘Formed in September 1984 and grew rapidly from an initial 10 members to its current size of 30 to 40, drawn from across the York and Selby areas ... Our repertoire has grown over the years to include a wide variety of popular and light classical music (we have over 300 items in our library) as well as solo pieces and readings. Most of the music the choir perform is arranged for first and second Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass parts, and there are also solo and smaller group pieces performed by choir members ... We are always keen to welcome new members to what is a friendly, social group.’

Category:York
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davidandgail.wixsite.com/vintagerhythms

‘A dance band based in York, North Yorkshire, playing the music from the golden era of the 40’s and 50’s.The band recreates the nostalgic sound of the dance halls of yesteryear.’

Category:Big Bands
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yorkconcertband.co.uk

‘A thriving North Yorkshire ensemble and is a full concert band with brass, woodwind and percussion sections. It comprises close to fifty regular players, who meet weekly to rehearse an interesting and engaging repertoire for a regular programme of concerts.’

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www.yorkguildhallorchestra.com

‘Formed in 1980, ostensibly for a one-off performance. It was a gathering of local amateur and some volunteer professional players from York and surrounding areas. They all enjoyed themselves so much, that they arranged another concert - and then another. And so here we are ... performing to ever higher standards as the Orchestra in Residence at the York Barbican. We perform three concerts a year as part of the main concert season, but with the occasional extra concert or formal private engagement thrown in along the way.’

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www.ylo.org.uk

'An amateur group who specialise in playing music from the shows, light instrumental music, waltzes, marches and overtures. We have an extensive library of music ranging from traditional to modern pieces.'

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www.yorkmusicalsociety.org.uk

‘We are a choral society of approximately 160 members who enjoy performing a challenging repertoire including the more familiar large scale choral works such as Handel's Messiah, the Passions and various Requiems ... We usually sing three concerts a year ... Most of our concerts take place in York Minster; we also perform in York Barbican and St Lawrence’s Church, York. We also hold an annual choral workshop, open to other singers as well as YMS members.’

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www.yorkopera.org

York Opera is York’s leading amateur opera company. Each year we produce a number of operas, operettas and concerts, including some for charity. Our singers are from all over Yorkshire, and are occasionally even recruited internationally! We sing for pleasure – of ourselves and our audiences – and to critical acclaim. Recent reviews have commented on both the quality of the performances and the enjoyment given to our audiences.’

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yso.org.uk

’Founded in 1898, the York Symphony Orchestra is the city’s oldest amateur orchestra. Its aim is to give amateur musicians in York and the surrounding area the opportunity to rehearse and perform works from the orchestral repertoire. It is particularly keen to encourage younger players, and many of its soloists are young musicians with links to York. The orchestra meets weekly for rehearsals and gives three concerts each year, in November/December, March, and June/July.‘

Category:York
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yorkshirebachchoir.org.uk

‘Formed in 1979 by conductor Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Bach Choir has been regarded for some time as one of the UK’s leading chamber choirs, specialising in performing renaissance, baroque and classical music. The mainstay of the choir’s performance is its annual series of six concerts held in the 16th century church of St Michael le Belfrey, York. In addition the choir regularly performs elsewhere in the UK and abroad participating in a variety of festivals, and has featured on both radio and television.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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allsaints-northstreet.org.uk

'York is full of church buildings, many as old, or even older than ours. Our congregation is highly eclectic with some travelling considerable distances because they enjoy the English Missal. Our main Sung Mass is at 5.30pm, do come and join us when you next visit this fine city. There is also a Low Mass at 10.30am ... At many of the major festivals, we have the privilege of welcoming some of the region’s excellent independent choirs. On such occasions, the choir will sing a choral mass setting and appropriate anthems ...  The church boasts an excellent two-manual pipe organ, built in 1996 by Principal Pipe Organs ... Every summer, the church hosts a series of organ recitals.'

Category:Churches
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www.centralmethodistyork.org.uk

'Each summer we host a summer series of organ concerts. We’re proud of the instrument and enjoy hearing a a variety of talented organists play. Everyone is welcome, and no admission fee is charged. A collection is taken at the end to which donations are welcome but not obligatory ... The organ is located at the front of the church in a large gallery with a fine case in Spanish mahogany with five towers and four flats. Most of the pipes in the case date from 1841 and have decoration of a similar style to the Hill work at York Minster.'

Category:Churches
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yorkconcerts.co.uk

Well-established concert series with performers including internationally acclaimed musicians as well as the University's own student  ensembles.

Visits to the Website59
Also indexedYork Concerts
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yorkminster.org/whats-on.html

'The music performed within the Minster comes from a wide and varied repertoire, from performances of some of the earliest music recorded to modern popular, within the liturgy and in concerts ... Over the year, York Minster’s musicians have not only performed some of the finest repertoire from past centuries, they have also commissioned and performed new works. Former Minster organists have contributed widely to the repertoire of Anglican choral music, most notably Tertius Noble, Sir Edward Bairstow, Francis Jackson and Philip Moore.'

Category:Cathedrals
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