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Region: East Midlands

‘The strategic arts organisation for the county; members include arts organisations, local authorities and public bodies with a remit for the arts ... There are more than 100 member organisations, including everyone involved in the development of the professional arts in Derbyshire.’

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'A Registered Charity committed to leading, promoting and supporting the arts in Rutland. It consists of a small volunteer committee that aims to be representative of the county’s arts organisations and various creative disciplines.'

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'Takes place every June and July ... Its rural location and Georgian buildings make it the perfect location for this small and eclectic festival. However, the festival is not just about this heritage, it aims to bring the best possible classical and contemporary arts to the town ...'

Category Arts Festivals
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'Many people have the idea that organ music is all about being in church. Ok we are in a church building, which is used on a daily basis for numerous activities. The Address is The Congregational Church but when you experience one of our concerts you are transported away to a relaxed atmosphere of popular music created individually by our visiting artistes ...'

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'Literature, art, theatre, film, photography, dance and music at venues throughout Belper in Derbyshire. It is a festival of inclusivity, not exclusivity.' Held In May.

Category Arts Festivals
Visits to the Website145
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‘We are a friendly club, embracing all styles of acoustic music. Club nights start at 8.30pm on Fridays. Everyone is welcome - there is no membership! ... We have a mixture of Singers' Nights (when anyone can perform if they want) and ticketed guest nights with a professional artist or group, supported by local singers. If you just want to come and listen - that's fine too.’ The current Programme appears on the Web Site.

Category Folk Clubs
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‘A residential/non-residential summer school held each year at Clowne, Derbyshire tutored by leading international brass instrumental exponents.’  Held Late July.

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Founded 1949: ‘We organise a subscription series of six chamber music concerts each year from October to March. Many of our visiting artists also go into local schools, mainly primary, to give educational workshops‘.

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‘In the mid 1990's a group of like minded amateur organ players in the Bourne area decided they would like to get together to hear each other play music and enjoy each others' company ...'. Monthly evening meetings.

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'A traditional folk club in the Heart of England.'

Category Folk Clubs
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'The Burtey Fen Collection Is a privately owned music hall in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, housing three pipe organs - a Compton cinema organ, a Wurlitzer cinema organ and a classical pipe organ. The venue also features a vast collection of original memorabilia in tribute to the stars of entertainment 1940-1965. A small "fairground organ" made by the late Denis Matthews of the "M Ranch" has been re-housed on the balcony. Organ concerts by top names of the organ world are a monthly feature ...'

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'A happy marriage of opera, music and books.' Held During July.

Category Arts Festivals
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‘We are a Festival celebrating amateur music and drama performing, with opportunities for children, young people and adults to perform in both a competitive and non-competitive supportive environment and benefit from feedback.’ Held Mid May.

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‘The Club enjoys a wide range of folk and acoustic music or ditty both traditional and contemporary. The members enjoy singing songs with a chorus. The club have guest artists once a month (except in August) and aims to start at 8.30 pm ... Singers, musicians, poets, story tellers and just listeners are very welcome.‘

Category Folk Clubs
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'An independent community arts and media organisation ... Our work encompasses most art forms including combined arts work and a wide range of approaches from long term community arts projects, performances, outdoor events and publications to web based and video productions, school and community residencies, exhibitions and ongoing groups.'

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Monthly folk, acoustic, blues & contemporary concerts.

Category Folk Clubs
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'Gives a platform for performers in all categories; Poetry, Prose and Drama in the Words section and in the Music section we have classes for Piano, Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Voice.' Held Mid June.

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‘The Festival takes place over 3 weeks during February each year. From small beginnings, it now attracts 3000+ performances from across the East Midlands regions ... The Festival has become known as “The Friendly Festival”, a title we are very proud of. We are insistent that our competitors are made to feel welcome and at ease. For many of them, it is their first taste of competition, and we want it to be a memorable day.‘

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'Welcomes young musicians from Glossop, New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Hayfield and the surrounding areas. The Trust provides opportunities for players from beginner to advanced levels to play together in a structured family of ensembles. With over 150 members, the emphasis is on high standards of achievement in an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere, giving young players the best opportunities to develop their interest in music and the friendships that are born out of playing together.'

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Formed March 2012: ‘Welcomes everyone who can play, or would like to play, the ukulele. Our aim is to have fun and promote this wonderful instrument. Even if you have never played before, you can still come along and join in. It’s easy to start and you can learn to play a song on the first night.  Don’t worry if you don’t own an instrument – just contact us to use one of our spares ... Songs are projected onto a screen so sheets and music stands are not required.’

Category Ukulele Clubs
Also indexedDukesukes
Visits to the Website132
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'This dynamic programme develops students’ musical creativity, critical analysis and recording skills, giving them the opportunity to become fully equipped musicians for the 21st century. The programme equips students with the full 360 degree skill set to allow them to become creative music practitioners in the current environment. It provides the skills and understanding to work in a range of areas within the music and media industries, as well as in the teaching profession and other related areas.'

Also indexedUniversity of Northampton
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'Offers exceptional research-led teaching, inspiring facilities for performance and composition, and a unique programme of traineeships and placement opportunities. The department’s academic and performance activities are fully integrated into the dynamic musical life of the city of Nottingham ... There are a wide range of performance opportunities across the university: University orchestra and choirs; Student-led societies; Small scale ensembles and chamber groups; Working with professional musicians; Church choirs.'

Also indexedUniversity of Nottingham
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‘Amateur competitive festival for Dance, Music, Speech and Drama.’ Held Late April - Early May.

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'Our working definition of "chamber music" is music from the 17th century onwards played by a combination of conductorless instrumentalists ranging from solo recitalist to up to 13 players, each following their own solo parts. Our commonest line-ups tend to be solo piano, piano/instrumental duos, trios and quartets, with string quartets being a consistently popular grouping.'

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'The Festival is co-produced by Derby LIVE and PR Promotions and used to take place throughout every bit of space that the Assembly Rooms had to offer. With that venue out of action, we had to move outside, putting the main concerts into The City Marquee on the Market Place. Other concerts will be happening in Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel on Sadler Gate and Derby Cathedral. Added into that will be Folk Club events, a full fringe music programme (with free concerts for everyone including non-ticket holders), sessions, dance displays, workshops, craft stalls and a great atmosphere throughout the weekend.' Held Early October.

Category Derby
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‘A not for profit jazz development organization which has been continuously active since 1982 ... Since its inception Derby Jazz has worked in partnership with a number of organisations to promote performances and workshops, commission new music and develop local artists.’

Category Jazz Clubs
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'Derby Music Club is different – perhaps unique! We provide an opportunity for members and their guests to perform to each other, to enjoy evenings of high quality music making which are full of variety and interest and to enjoy the company of friends. Listeners and performers are equally welcome.'

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'The two overriding aims of the Derbyshire Music Education Hub are to broaden and increase the opportunities for music-making for all children and young people in the city and county, regardless of their background or personal circumstances; and to raise the standards of music provision to the highest levels possible.'

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‘Dedicated to maintaining the tradition of Classic New Orleans Music!’ Up to a dozen Saturday evening gigs per annum.

Category Buxton
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‘Created through the cooperative working of five different voluntary jazz organisations across the East Midlands region, each promoting gigs and other activity. EMJAZZ has developed an excellent, tried and tested model for close collaborative working that is effective in driving professional standards and efficiency but doesn’t jeopardise the unique and vital grass roots volunteer led approach for the promotion of contemporary jazz, which is steeped in passion ... EMJAZZ delivers seasons of high quality concerts, education, outreach and artist development initiatives at venues across the region. EMJAZZ also provides a strategic overview for jazz in the region ...’

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‘Epworth is a large village - some call it a small town - in North Lincolnshire. Initially held on 21st June, Epworth Music Day is now held on the nearest Saturday to the 21st of June. For the whole of that day - normally from 10am to 11pm - the village operates as one large base for music, dance and song. A bit like a large session venue - but across the community. We attract all types of music, song and dance, and the performances are both informal and impromptu as well as programmed. No one gets paid to perform and all performances are free of charge to enjoy.’

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'The folk club is small but extremely enthusiastic and friendly ... The usual format is a singaround, although we occasionally book guests.'

Category Folk Clubs
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'To achieve our aims, we demand a high standard of performance and also ensure the friendliest of atmosphere, so that concerts are not just audiences listening to programmes, but meetings of friends socialising together. With the exception of July and August, when we have a break, our concerts are held on the last Thursday of each month, where our attendances are currently averaging 100 people.'

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‘Now established as one of the premier roots and acoustic music events in the Midlands Calendar rivaling other well established festivals and receiving many accolades. We are on the edge of the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell next to the racecourse, and approximately 13 miles from Nottingham and 8 miles from the A1 and Newark.’ Held Early June.

Category Folk Festivals
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'One of the oldest Socialist/Labour Clubs in the country. It was founded in 1906 by the ILP two years before the existence of the national Labour Party in Glossop.' Regular folk sessions on several nights each week plus special events from time to time.

Category Folk Clubs
Also indexedGlossop Folk Club
Visits to the Website132
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‘Our aim is to bring the highest quality of music to the widest possible audience through a year-long series of concerts, comprising a Summer Festival together with one-off concerts throughout the year ...  Founded in 2013 and operates under the auspices of the Glossop Concert Society, a registered charity which has put on professional classical music concerts for over twenty-five years.‘ Festival held Late June.

Also indexedGlossop Concert Society
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'Think of Glossop Record Club as the musical equivalent of a book group or a film society – coming together once a month to listen to albums on vinyl and in full on a decent hi-fi, in a relaxed environment as free from distraction as possible.'

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‘Founded as a tribute to the late Gordon Robinson, founder member of the Northampton Schools Orchestra’s Association. It exists to support the work of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust by offering financial assistance to young music makers.’ Grants normally only available to musicians based in Northamptonshire.

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Loughborough: 'A traditional style folk club that meets on Monday nights in the friendly setting of a village pub serving a range of real ales. A place to sit back, relax and lose yourself for a few hours in the company of like minded people with a love of traditional music. Why not come and join us?'

Category Folk Clubs
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‘Founded in 1929, presents concerts covering a wide range of musical tastes, performed by first-rate professional musicians. Our aim is to maintain the very high standards of past and present musical performance as well as the tradition of creating a welcoming atmosphere for all our members and other music lovers in our community ... There are six main monthly concerts (October to March) each season.’

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'Annual event in which musicians in the town can perform in a friendly environment but in competition with their peers and in front of an expert adjudicator. Ages range from earliest school-age to senior citizens. Classes for all types of instrument and vocal style are normally offered and performers may be soloists, ensembles, orchestras or choirs.' Held Mid March.

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‘We are a summer music festival founded in 2014 and held during Early July in the beautiful village of Great Bowden situated in south Leicestershire. The series features local and international musicians performing classical music, jazz, music theatre, choral and chamber music over four days in the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Great Bowden.’

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'Registered music charity providing music-related activities for the benefit of residents in South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire. The Trust believes in making access to music barrier-free including keeping the cost of event tickets to a minimum, no auditions to any of its choirs and ensembles and a fully all-inclusive approach to each and every one of its activities.'

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‘This year's Great British Folk Festival is set to be unmissable. Book early to get the best choice of accommodation and avoid missing out on this renowned festival which is now a staple in the folk calendar ... Think of us like a boutique festival (but with comfy beds, hot showers and no mud or rain!). As there are so many acts to see on all of our Live Music Weekends, we host live performances simultaneously across multiple indoor venues.‘ Held Late November.

Category Folk Festivals
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'Promote, between October and April, a series of classical concerts of the highest quality, featuring professional musicians.'

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'The Club meets at 8 pm on Sunday evenings (doors open 7.30pm) from September to July and hosts a wide variety of guests.'

Category Folk Clubs
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‘Formed in 2001. The objectives of the society are to hold concerts and recitals of classical and jazz music (and sometimes a combination of them both).‘

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‘An exciting live music venue providing a number of exceptional events throughout the year. We feature a combination of some of the finest local musicians in conjunction with an impressive array of exceptional singers and instrumentalists from across the World. The house PA system is of the highest quality and facilities for performers and the audience are comfortable and relaxing.’

Category Folk Clubs
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'Established in 1963 by a leading private piano teacher in the town, Miss Marjorie King ... Marjorie had a talent for picking promising young musicians for the Club’s programme many of whom went on to develop national and international careers ... Today the Club continues to flourish, providing six occasions a year for the people of Hinckley to enjoy live performances of classical music, and looks forward to doing so into the future.'

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Fortnightly evening meetings, September - May: ‘A pleasure shared is a pleasure squared!’

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‘Presenting the very best of contemporary jazz in and around Nottinghamshire ... Jazz Steps promotes, supports and develops jazz in and around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, working in association with a range of organisations and across a range of venues. With a focus on contemporary jazz, our varied and inventive programming spans jazz genres and is designed to engage a diverse audience as well as our loyal followers. We attract national and international performers on a regular basis as well as showcasing the talents of local and regional artists.’

Category Jazz Clubs
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‘Come and enjoy listening to good music in the company of other music lovers. We meet on the second Tuesday afternoon in the month ... for informal programmes of recorded music. The Jubilee Music Circle is a new name for Derby Music Circle, to mark our change of venue and format in the Queen’s Jubilee year, 2012.‘

Also indexedDerby Music Circle
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'The four day Eisteddfod takes place in March where you will hear many fine performances in a pleasing atmosphere throughout the various venues. Events such as a four day Eisteddfod do not just come about, careful planning has to be done and much of the year seems to be taken up with it; but our committee is dedicated to the Eisteddfod cause.'

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‘Formed in 1958. Its purpose is the stimulation of and appreciation of programmes of recorded music, in a friendly atmosphere. Visiting members are always welcome to attend our meetings.’

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'Grade II listed Adult Residential College & Conference Centre ... Has a comprehensive programme of study breaks and courses for adults throughout the year.'

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Mission Statement: ‘To promote the love of pipe organs and all types of organ music throughout Leicester and Leicestershire region and beyond, being fully inclusive of players and non-players alike.’ Organize an annual programme of generally monthly meetings.

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'LEMA acts as a co-ordinator of Early Music in the area and runs Leicester Early Music Festival. This is an all-year festival and includes concerts (both free and paid) throughout the year; talks (musical and non-musical); a Newsletter with reviews, articles and concerts diary, workshops, talks, tastings and more.'

Category Leicester
Also indexedLEMA
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Established in the early 1900s and has been run in amny different venues around and about Leicester: ‘All ages and grades are invited to take part ... Over the years a number of participants have gone on to become professional in their field and, if teaching, have entered their pupils. The Festival is run by volunteers and we are always looking for more people to help, so that, as the years go on the Festival will continue to run’. Held Mid November.

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Founded in 1989: 'LIMF continues to attract international recognition for the high quality of its musical performances, attracting world-class artists to its unrivalled programme of lunchtime concerts and assembling a superb team of artists for our Festival in September.'

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‘One of five voluntary jazz organisations, funded by the Arts Council, working cooperatively in the East Midlands under our parent organisation EMJAZZ. Our aim is to promote jazz in Leicester. We organise a programme of high quality gigs which run throughout the year. And, we run a schools based jazz educational programme (for primary schools) plus a series of jazz workshops (for senior schools). We have developed close working relationships with our local venues, have a number of working partnership agreements and we support the local jazz scene. Our aim is to bring jazz music to as wide an audience as possible and make it part Leicester's cultural life.’

Category Jazz Clubs
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‘We are a friendly group of people keen to learn more about music from composers, performers and others with expert musical knowledge ... Meetings run from October to June, usually on the second Tuesday of each month. However we sometimes vary the date to avoid clashes with other musical events in Leicester.’

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'Offering a variety of masterclasses, workshops and recitals, as well as the competitions which are judged by professional adjudicators.' Held Mid February.

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'A collection of local and national partners and schools, working together to deliver the National Plan for Music Education to all young people aged 5-18 in Leicester and Leicestershire ... Our aims are to provide all young people access to excellent classroom teaching, instrumental and vocal tuition, as well as providing clear opportunities for progression, from beginners through to our high quality central ensembles.'

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Founded 1936: ‘It was established as a competitive festival to promote and encourage artistic and literary appreciation by providing a platform for amateurs to perform a wide range of different aspects of music and drama. It is not a religious or denominational festival. World class adjudicators were engaged from the outset ... Over the years, many of our performers have become renowned professionals in their field’. Held Mid March.

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‘Annual Festival founded in 2004 featuring traditional chamber music concerts at several venues within Lincolnshire, enhanced each year with a range of performers and performances from other genres. Main Programme held Mid August.

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‘We believe in Making Music Matter in Lincolnshire and that EVERY child should have access to high quality opportunities regardless of circumstance or background. Lincolnshire Music Service is an award winning Local Authority music service. We exist to provide the best possible music opportunities for Children and Young People within the county. We are also the lead organisation of the Lincolnshire Music Education Hub which was launched in 2012.’

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‘The LOA has 70 members across the county, and in a few cases, beyond its borders. Many are organists in churches and chapels of various denominations, possessing every level of proficiency, while others are not organists themselves but love the sound of the instrument and are keen to see the organ and organ-playing flourish in the county. We meet about once a month. Some meetings feature talks on all aspects of the organ and church music, some are visits to organs, when those who wish to get the chance to play, and some entirely social occasions such as the annual dinner ... We are always keen to welcome new members, but the help and advice we can offer is not limited to members. These days many people find themselves “volunteered” to play the organ on the basis of their being pianists. Such “reluctant organists” may know little or nothing about such things as stops, having more than one keyboard to choose from, pedals and swell pedals, yet these things are easily explained and there is probably a member of the Lincolnshire Organists’ Association living nearby who would be happy to do it.’

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'A friendly Lincolnshire-based club for anyone with an interest in playing, or listening to others play, the accordion ... Sometimes, we are invited to send players to entertain outside the confines of the Club. Please bear in mind that whether we are able to oblige depends upon the type of function, size of venue etc. We are not professionals, but enthusiastic amateurs, and our beloved instruments are mainly acoustic without amplification.'

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'Meetings are held fortnightly throughout the season from September to April ... The annual programme also includes a number of social events. Presenters range from enthusiastic amateurs to professionals; the important thing being that they generate interest and provide entertainment.'

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Typically, six evening concerts, October - March.

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'Convenes at The Brown Cow, Newmarket, Louth on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 8.30pm. Entrance: £2 (except guest nights)'

Category Folk Clubs
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‘Being part of Louth Music Centre gives young people the opportunity to play a musical instrument or sing as part of a group, in a fun and supportive environment ...’

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'A varied programme runs throughout the year, with: Acoustic "Singers & Musician Nights" open to whoever turns up; "Feature Nights" where 2x20 mins are given over to the named performer - the rest of the evening being opened up to floor spots; Monthly "Guest Night" with main artist + named support act.'

Category Folk Clubs
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'Focusses on promoting modern and mainstream forms of Jazz. Our aim is to not only provide Sunday sessions at our venue ... but also further promote local jazz events. We have an excellent reputation for providing jazz sessions from national and international names as well as rising local stars ... We look forward to seeing you at our lunchtime sessions on the second Sunday in every month to enjoy a friendly relaxed atmosphere, good food and the best in modern jazz.'

Category Jazz Clubs
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Eight evening concerts, September - May.

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Mayfield Music is a music society run by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers who share a wide appreciation of music. Our aim is to arrange a series of concerts – usually four in a year – for the community in and around Mayfield and Ashbourne. Our concerts take place in local venues, often in the beautiful setting of Mayfield Parish Church.’

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‘The Melbourne Festival is eagerly awaited by local people and visitors from far afield, it has established itself as the highlight of South Derbyshire’s cultural calendar ... The Festival is always a great chance for local people to see some great events within walking distance of home and no parking fees for drivers! This year we will spread the concerts performances and talks over six weekends so that people can fit in more events.’ Held September - October.

Category Arts Festivals
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‘Exists to promote all aspects of early music in the Midlands of England ... We concentrate on music from the Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. We’re very proud of our workshop programme which aims to provide opportunities across this wide spectrum of historic creativity ... See our Events Diary for details of upcoming events. We aim to use venues which are in reach of public transport and in different locations around the Midlands area so there should be something you can get to. And in a bid to encourage the next generation, Students can come free of charge.’

Category Early Music
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‘The Festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists.’ Held Mid AugustMoira Furnace ‘is a nineteenth-century iron-making blast furnace located in Moira, Leicestershire, on the banks of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal. Built by the Earl of Moira in 1804, the building has been preserved by North West Leicestershire District Council as a museum featuring lime kilns and craft workshops’. [Wikipedia 2 January 2018]

Category Folk Festivals
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'The Crossing Church & Centre is one of North Nottinghamshire’s top public concert halls within which the Music @ The Crossing programme offers high quality – mainly classical – performances to suit a variety of tastes.'

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Typically six evening recitals, September - May.

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Music at St Martin’s is a Registered Charity that promotes musical events and raises funds for the maintenance and repair of St. Martin’s Church, Stamford.’

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‘An independent educational charity with over thirty years' experience in devising and running innovative music participation events across Nottingham and the East Midlands. We run an extensive programme of adult and youth participatory events as well as an exciting series of concerts.’

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'The story began in 1991 ... Since then it has grown steadily. The consistently high quality of the performers at Music in Lyddington, most of whom have already made their Wigmore Hall, London, debut, has been a crucial factor in the success of the society. The performers themselves have told us how much they relish the relaxed atmosphere and the excellent recital grand piano ...'

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'Encompasses a broad and continually evolving range of artistic creation and theory focused on innovative application of new technologies to music. It emphasises electroacoustic music and sonic art. The MTI programme was established in 1999 and the research centre is now acknowledged globally to be a leader in its field.'

Also indexedDe Montfort University
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Moira, Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Monthly concerts, Friday evenings.

Category Folk Clubs
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Stray’s is ‘a family-owned and run business in the heart of Newark. Offering great coffee seven days a week, accompanied by a jazz soundtrack all day. Home made breakfasts, lunches, snacks and naughty cakes all week. Live music every Saturday afternoon from 15:30’.

Category Jazz Clubs
Also indexedStray’s Coffee
Visits to the Website75
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‘Meet regularly (at least twice a month, see diary) to practice, to jam together, and to experiment with ukes. Anyone can join and all are welcome. There are no auditions or expectations. All you need is a ukulele.’

Category Ukulele Clubs
Also indexedNewark Ukuleles
Visits to the Website91
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‘Run by a team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers and provides an exciting selection of music, art and drama sessions ... We cater for all abilities from the absolute beginner to the more advanced and we cover an extensive range of musical genres from Classical to Rock and Folk.‘

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Corby Music and Performing Arts Centre runs various activities throughout the morning - including music, dance and drama classes - and cater for children from the age of three years to the time they leave school. We are totally inclusive and welcome everybody - it doesn't matter if you don't already play an instrument at school; there will be activities for you to enjoy! There are a couple of classes for parents and carers too! ... Saturday mornings during term time: 9:15am to 12:15pm.’

Also indexedCorby Music and Performing Arts Centre
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'We pride ourselves in offering activities that are relevant and of current interests to the young people in the town and surrounding area ... We hold our concerts at Christmas and at the end of the summer term; our senior groups perform regularly at charity and community events and we support and enter local and national music festivals. Our priority is to give everyone an opportunity to perform in a friendly and supportive environment.'

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'The Saturday morning performing arts school for the Towcester area. We offer classes from age 3 upwards in music and drama. At the centre you can play in a group, learn an instrument, take part in drama, attend workshops, perform at concerts and have fun!'

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Wellingborough Centre has a wide and exciting range of activities in all aspects of performing arts, including bands, choirs, keyboards, ukulele, string and jazz ensembles; dance, drama, musical theatre and theatre tech & sound. We cater from early years (children from 9 monts old) up to adults. Our classes are all inclusive and you don't need an instrument to join us. We provide keyboards, ukuleles, recorders, ocarinas and plenty of percussion.’

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‘We are a group of organisations who are passionate about delivering excellent music education for children and young people in NEL. Our core values are: * Ambition for every child & young person; * Excellence in practice; * Commitment to partnership & integrated working; * Respect & professionalism ... Our vision is to provide opportunities for every young person in the area to develop through music and enjoy high quality musical experiences. We aim to inspire and enable all learners to make music with others, learn an instrument, to sing and to have the opportunity to progress.’

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Founded 1900: ‘We are extraordinarily fortunate in this rural area to have such a longstanding cultural legacy, which is well respected nationally in the performing arts world. Indeed a good number of our performers have gone on to forge professional careers in the arts. Our young people are our future and the world is their stage. We at Brigg Festival believe that each of our performers has taken away from our Festival not just a few friends and happy memories, but something that will greatly benefit them in future years.’ Held Mid March.

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‘A growing partnership between key music organisations and local, regional and national arts organisations. We work together to offer inspiring, innovative and educational music, arts activities and experiences for the children and young people of North Lincolnshire. We are committed to providing the highest quality music education and standards of musical excellence. Our aim is to inspire all children and young people (regardless of race, gender, background, educational need or disability) to develop artistic talent and achieve personal goals both within and beyond the classroom. Music has the power to raise aspirations and has a positive impact on levels of attainment in school. Through the Hub’s valued partnerships we are able to offer music, arts activities and opportunities to inspire, improve and positively enhance the lives of young people.’

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‘The Association is open to anyone who is interested in the organ and its associated activities. Non-playing members are as welcome as playing members of all levels of proficiency ... Visits to organs of interest ... Visits to organ builders' workshops ... Talks and discussions on organ and organ music related topics ... An annual dinner with a guest speaker ... Recitals.’

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Your Festival : ‘Each year the Festival embraces a wide variety of activities: * A Chance to Perform; * A Chance for Appraisal; * A Chance to Hear Others Perform.’ Held Mid May.

Also indexedNorthampton Eisteddfod
Visits to the Website130
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‘Our Society exists to enable music lovers to share their love of music with others of a like mind. Our meetings always include an interval when it is possible to discuss and exchange views on music, recordings and equipment, over some light refreshments.’

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‘An independent charitable organisation dedicated to providing music and performing arts opportunities for the children, young people and communities of Northamptonshire.’

Also indexedNMPAT
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'Partnership of organisations committed to delivering the aims of the National Plan for Music Education for the children and young people of Northamptonshire ... The Hub will offer a way for every organisation supporting music education in the county to be directly involved and to network with the whole community.'

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‘We openly welcome everyone interested in the pipe organ to the society ... professional player, amateur player or simply a lover of the pipe organ and its music. We are an active society with interesting regular visits to see, listen to and play organs from large cathedral organs to small house organs, both pipe and electronic. We take part in educational lectures and presentations, recitals, workshops and master classes, organ builder visits as well as enjoyable social events.‘

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'An Umbrella Organisation promoting South Asian Arts from the Indian Sub-Continent. Established since 1986. We coordinate and or provide a wide range of South Asian classical, contemporary, folk, popular, celebratory and festival events and regular workshops in various South Asian musical instruments, drama and various forms of dance.' ALERT Website inaccessible at Review; Link replaced with one to Facebook Page.

Visits to the Website78
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Nottingham Music Service: 'We believe that music makes a difference. As a registered charity and lead partner for the Nottingham Music Education Hub, we are committed to making music more accessible and inclusive. We support young people from across the city to develop their musical skills, and participate in diverse ensembles and performances, contributing to the life of our great city'.

Also indexedNottingham Music Service
Visits to the Website131
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'Founded in 1967 as The Nottingham Hammond Organ Society to cater for people interested in Organ music other than that heard in churches, etc. To broaden its scope it later changed to just the Nottingham Organ Society.'

Visits to the Website108
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‘It is almost impossible to listen to or play the ukulele without smiling ... This fabulous little instrument has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years, becoming the fastest selling item in music shops across the country. Nottingham is no exception and plays host to one of the county's biggest clubs for ukulele players ... With a current membership of over 100 “Ukers”, this friendly, fun-loving group, gathers every week to sing and play the ukulele.’

Category Ukulele Clubs
Visits to the Website114
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'A group of schools and music organisations who are working together to provide the best possible music-making opportunities for children and young people in Nottinghamshire.'

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'Has been celebrating and promoting the arts including music, theatre, art, dance, and comedy since 1989.' Held Late June.

Category Arts Festivals
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‘Northamptonshire's opera appreciation society ... Are you curious about opera? Are you already a fan, but would like to know more? Or would you just like to indulge yourself once a week in the company of like-minded people? Then come and join us in pleasant surroundings, led by a stimulating tutor, surrounded by a responsive audience, watching beautiful operas on the latest high tech equipment.’

Visits to the Website66
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'A not-for-profit organisation providing performance opportunities for amateur performers of all ages. We aim to keep entry fees as reasonable as possible, but in the last two years income has not kept up with rising costs ... Oundle Festival of Music and Drama gratefully acknowledges the support of its Patrons, including Oundle Town Council. It is because of their generosity that the Festival is still running. We are also grateful to local businesses who sponsor pages in our programme and syllabus. Their help enables us to keep entry fees down for our junior competitors.' Held Early April.

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‘Internationally renowned courses and a stong support network for young organists ... centered upon a new organ, built by Frobenius of Denmark and installed in Oundle School Chapel. OIF is recognised worldwide as the leading provider of organ tuition in a non-competitive environment. Our courses have inspired and guided young players for 30 years. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a budding professional organist, Oundle for Organists can help you become the best musician you can be.’ Held Mid April and Mid July.

Also indexedOundle International Festival
Visits to the Website76
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'A 9 day arts festival which incorporates music, theatre, film and Party at the Wharf.' Held Mid July.

Category Arts Festivals
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'A flourishing music society based at the Cavendish Hall on the Chatsworth Estate. Its members enjoy a series of high quality chamber concerts throughout the autumn and spring each year. Tickets may be available on the door for some concerts ...'

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‘We are a friendly music school offering private tuition on piano, keyboard, guitar, flute, clarinet, recorder, violin, singing and theory ... We stage regular concerts in aid of local charities and all students are given the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends. This provides essential experience for aspiring musicians to perform in public and helps to build confidence generally.‘

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‘The Unique Home of the Ex-Regal/ABC Derby Compton Cinema Organ, at Dovedale Garage Car Showroom, in the Beautiful Peak District ... The organ now at Pipes in the Peaks originally came from the Regal/ABC Derby in East Street. It was a standard design of Compton comprising of 3 manuals, 6 ranks of pipes, and a melotone attachment, serial number A432. It was billed on the cinema as “providing the most sensational and tonal effects ever heard in a cinema”.’ The Organ was purchased for Dovedale in 1990, and ‘on the evening of 3rd October 1999, The Old Lady first echoed in the valleys to a packed house ... The organ had not been heard in public for over 35 years’.

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‘A great little festival bringing roots music and dance to east Northants ... We host a long weekend of music and the arts based in Raunds in East Northants. Concerts, Jazz Cafe, dancing, song & tune sessions, workshops, young people's projects and other events.’ Held Early May.

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'The aim of the Group is to promote interest in and appreciation of classical music through the recording medium. A cordial invitation is extended to all who are interested.'

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‘Supporting the local Music scene and bringing a varied collection of music to the community! ... From its humble beginnings as “ROMFest”, a one day festival celebrating original music, Ripley Music Festival has now grown to include over a week of live music events in and around Ripley. The festival embraces a D.I.Y. spirit - it is organised by volunteers who are passionate about live music.’ Held Early July.

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'We are a small friendly group who meet every fortnight to share and enjoy classical music, our programmes including a wide variety of music from classical symphonies, concertos, operatic arias, choral and film music, songs from musicals, jazz, popular music and singers.'

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'Independent Charity formed to deliver the National Plan for Music Education for the children and young people of Rutland. Working with NMPAT as the lead partner and a range of local deliverers, Rutland Music will support all schools and develop musical opportunities for the County.'

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‘A 2-hour organ concert by top professional artistes, at Market Overton Village Hall, second Sunday afternoon in the month at 2.30pm.’

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'Since 1949 the Society has promoted an annual series of classical chamber music concerts by professional artists of international renown. Our Concerts are held, between October and April, on a Friday of each month.'

Also indexedScunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society
Visits to the Website99
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Scunthorpe Musical Festival joined the British and International Federation of Festivals in 1924. Over the years we have grown into three flourishing sections, each lasting a full week. In October 2011, we were awarded a Gold Medal by the Federation for our organisational skills and we are well-known for being a friendly festival. We aim to encourage young people from all areas to gain confidence in public, to share experiences and with the help of professionals to make progress in their chosen disciplines.’ Held Late May.

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‘Some forty years ago there were ten other Music Festivals within a radius of 10 miles of Selston. Sadly these have ended and invariably the financial costs accounted for their demise. Selston Festival has endured and its committee must be applauded for its willingness to introduce changes in keeping with the spirit of the times. New classes were introduced over the years and the committee has worked tirelessly in fund raising to cope with increasing costs. No Festival receives more complimentary reports ...’ Held Late November.

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Started in 1993: 'With a wide range of playing abilities from junior to senior levels, we try our best to pick music that everyone can get involved in. Marches, polkas, waltzes, light classical, country and western, musicals, 40s, 50s, 60s popular sing-a-long music – if we like it we’ll have a go at it ... Our meetings are held at two different venues, alternate weeks.'

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‘Each year Sleaford and the surrounding villages take part in a week-long festival showcase everything from music to dance and drama. There is something for everybody ... with added workshops which allow audiences to learn something new.’ Held Early May.

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'We provide opportunities for players of all orchestral and band instruments, and for singers, to make music together in a friendly, purposeful atmosphere. The Centre has a team of qualified music teachers, most of whom are accredited to the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership.’

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'Welcomes young musicians at every ability level to perform in high-quality music making opportunities. Our ensembles show progression from the first experience of playing alongside others in an after-school satellite club to a tiered system of wind bands, orchestras and choirs taking place on a Saturday morning. These are interspersed with smaller chamber groups and our most individual “Guitar Fusion”. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly Music Centre, giving high-quality ensemble tuition, nurturing musical potential and enabling students to develop greater self-belief, creativity, knowledge and understanding.'

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Typically four concerts per season, Sunday afternoons.

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‘An annual, top-quality classical music festival taking place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, to raise the profile of the town and its magnificent medieval Minster, and to inspire local musicians – especially young people.’

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’Being part of Spalding Music Centre gives young people the opportunity to play a musical instrument or sing as part of a group, in a fun and supportive environment.‘

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‘We hold monthly Concerts all of the year. We are an enthusiastic group of music lovers who always make any guests welcome ... If you would like to hear the Electronic Organ played at its best, then why not come along to our venue in North Nottinghamshire. You will be treated to 2 hours of music in a comfortable environment, with good acoustics and comfortable seating.‘

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‘TPA is a Theatre School in Gainsborough for young people to develop their talent and self confidence through performance in acting, singing and dancing ... Students have the opportunity to perform annually for two days in a fully staged production, including set and costume at the local theatre, together with regular performances and presentations to parents and friends at the rehearsal venue ... We are proud that we are innovative in that many of our musicals and one act plays (which have been critically acclaimed) are written in-house specifically for performance by young people.’

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'Uppingham's very own International Music Festival, UppFest. Founded in 2016 by Freya Goldmark.' ALERT ‘We have moved to Stamford for our new festival’ Held Late April.

Also indexedUppingham International Music Festival | Stamford International Music Festival
Visits to the Website94
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‘Established in 2005 ... to give the residents of Lowdham, surrounding villages and further afield the opportunity to enjoy quality performances at reasonable prices, without the need to visit big cities and large venues ... Initially aiming to promote four concerts in each calendar year, the venture has grown to the extent that around six times that number are now staged each year ... These concerts have featured folk, blues, pop, western swing, blues-rock, jazz and much more besides.’

Category West Bridgford
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'A social and educational organisation for children from reception to year 13. It is staffed by professionally qualified musicians and teachers ... Although based in Wirksworth, the music centre attracts students from Matlock, Ashbourne, Crich and many local villages.'

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'Enjoying good music in good company.' Meet monthly, afternoons.

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‘We hold monthly concerts given by some of the top organists from this country and abroad ... We actively encourage members of the public to come along to our concerts, to join in with what we know is a friendly relaxing atmosphere, where we hope they will all enjoy the music.’

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‘The aims of the Worksop Music and Drama Festival are educational, providing a public platform from which keen performers can receive the encouragement and advice of an experienced adjudicator, and appreciate the value and enjoyment to be gained from performance. The festival is held in March every year, culminating in an Award Ceremony & Prize Winners Concert featuring some of the best performances from all sections.‘

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'We are a mixed choir of approximately seventy members, two thirds female, one third male. We are very friendly and welcoming. Our repertoire is eclectic. It ranges from Abba to Opera, Handel to Leonard Cohen. Our inaugural concert in Spring 2010 sold out to a local audience. We have subsequently performed many times during the Melbourne Arts Festival and we also have regular concerts throughout the year. Our Christmas concerts include an opportunity for the audience to "join in".' ALERT Website not accessible at Review; cf Facebook Page.

Category Community Choirs
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'The group gives women from 16 to 70+ the opportunity to share the joy and proven health benefits of singing with like-minded people in a fun and creative environment ... Sessions across Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and near Oundle are held every week for 90 minutes per week.'

Category Community Choirs
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‘Formed in 1975 to fill a gap in the Northampton Music Scene ... While existing orchestras and bands catered either for accomplished musicians or for schoolchildren there was a growing number of people taking up instruments later in life and there was a need for a band for “adult beginners”. To develop adequately as an instrumentalist it is vital to take part in ensemble playing with musicians of a similar or better standard ... There are no auditions, and unless any section gets ridiculously overpopulated, no particular limits on numbers of players. The Band gives many concerts for charity around the County and has made regular appearances on the bandstand in Abington Park as part of the Borough Council's summer “Bands in the Park” series of concerts.’

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'The modern Alford Silver Band reformed in the 1960s and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today, this popular band has over 60 playing members, including a large Training Section (predominantly youngsters but also with a number of adults who have decided to learn a brass instrument in their more mature years). Unlike some of the more “household-name” bands, we do not compete in brass band contests; nor are we a "marching band". Alford Silver Band is a straightforward concert band that enjoys making good music and entertaining people. The band has a wide ranging repertoire of music from the classics to pop, and everything in between. And more music is being added to the extensive library all the time.'

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'One of Derbyshire’s leading male voice choirs, with around 35 voices. It was founded 1903 ... The choir is constantly updating its repertoire and is available for hire for concerts and events and enjoys a lively and often busy calendar.'

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'Originally formed in 1971 ... The Choir aims to perform a varied repertoire and it has been a pleasure to raise many thousands of pounds for charity, particularly for local organizations ...'

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'The Band formed in 2001, starting from scratch. We worked hard to raise funds from jobs to start to purchase uniforms, stands, banners and music. When the band formed our aims were to entertain and have fun! We did this by playing a wide range of music - from old to new. We even introduced a few singers to the band! This has set us apart from traditional brass banding ... the Band have continued to grow and develop. We have become a well established community band playing at Broadbottom Rememberance Day parade, local carnivals and fundraising events, as well as concerts and the occasional contest.'

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'Formed in 1962 as The Ashbeian Gilbert and Sullivan Society. This adult society grew out of the Ashby Boys Grammar School G&S Society.This new society annually performed G&S, opera and operetta until 1993 when the first of the "modern" musicals was performed. Since then as the Ashbeian Operatic Society and recently as the Ashbeian Musical Theatre Group,we have continued to perform annually this genre of musical entertainment.'

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'The Ashbourne Singers is a community choir that exists for the benefit of members of the public with an interest in singing and who wish to do so in a friendly group. It is open to all over the age of 18 years ... The Young Ashbourne Singers choir is for children aged from 8 up to 18 years ... YAS has been running since 2008 under the umbrella and support of the adult choir. We perform regularly giving recitals and concerts in aid of charities.'

Category Community Choirs
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'We are always on the lookout for additional experienced and semi experienced players to join our friendly non-contesting band ... We also welcome players who are visiting the area to come and have a "blow" with us ... The band plays at many different functions including indoor/outdoor concerts, church services, parades, shows, garden parties, weddings and more.'

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'The Big Band was the idea of Ashby-de-la-Zouch  trumpeter David Bradford who not only wanted to offer local musicians the chance to play in one of the best big bands around, but to also give the local community a band they could be proud of. The band is now one of the best Glenn Miller/1940s tribute bands in the country, with many players living in the Ashby area but also players coming from as far afield as Birmingham, Northampton and Chesterfield.'

Category Big Bands
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'The band boasts a membership of over 50 players and is one of the leading concert bands in the East Midlands ... ACB is a true community band and welcomes players of all ages. The entry level is ABRSM Grade 5 or equivalent. Admission to the Band is subject to a satisfactory audition.'

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'Formed as Kirkby Light Operatic Society in 1962 (the name change taking place in 2013), to encourage four-part choral singing in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. The Choir has developed a wide repertoire – from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Abba to Gilbert & Sullivan and Strauss but always love to try new pieces and arrangements. We perform two concerts each year ... We also like to celebrate Christmas ... with a performance ... Every member is encouraged to take part in the decisions of the Choir, both musical and practical, and we always hope we achieve a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.'

Category Community Choirs
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'We are a non-competing band and encourage a relaxed, but professional, approach to our music making. The Band performs for a range of public and private events across Derbyshire throughout the year. We are always delighted to take on new engagements.'

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Launched in 2016: ‘ This is an opportunity for people to come along and enjoy the well known benefits of singing ... There is no commitment to attend each and every session, it's pay as you go ... New members are always welcome. We sing for the fun of singing and no auditions required.‘

Category Community Choirs
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'Friendly, mixed choir of around 80 members ... The choir performs four public concerts each year, including the popular Christmas Words & Music concert in December. Other concerts are a blend of sacred and secular choral music, covering a wide repertoire from classical to contemporary works including commissioned works for the Society.'

Category Choral Societies
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'Has been in existence ... since 1907 and it now enjoys the position of being Derbyshire's premier brass band. It has its roots in the community and combines the all important job of providing music for community and religious events in the town as well as hosting a number of its own concerts around the area. The band also enjoys contesting ... The band is self funding and is willing to take on musical engagements of all types ... Players on holiday in the Peak District are very welcome to attend rehearsals either to listen or play and with a little notice the band can loan out most instruments for visitors to use.'

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‘We are a friendly fourth section brass band in Horncastle, in the centre of Lincolnshire. With a Senior and Junior Band we have members of all ages and all standards - call in and see us! Lessons given in term time on Saturday mornings ... We play to a high standard and generally do not enter national contests. We do however enter the local Butlins Contest in Skegness, January annually.’ ALERT Website not accessible at Review, cf Facebook Page.

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Established in 1971 and currently has over 60 members. In addition to performing at least three concerts a year, the choir presents additional concerts in support of charitable events in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. The Choir sings a wide range of music, from serious choral works to more light-hearted offerings. Baslow Choir also specialises in exploring the lesser-known parts of the choral repertoire.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘A group of musicians dedicated to bringing you the best in swing, jazz, pop and much more. Our band members are all from Nottingham and surrounding areas. We play a wide range of music from the 1940's era including Glenn Miller classics.’

Category Big Bands
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‘NODA-affiliated, award-winning Musical Theatre group based – perhaps unsurprisingly – in Beeston, Nottingham. We perform at the Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton twice a year. We strive to provide the very highest levels of production where orchestra, sound and lighting, staging and choreography are concerned and we have a very talented team of performers and production personnel who really do make the West End Magic happen right on your doorstep! We are a friendly society whose members span a wide age range from students to seasoned performers, and we’re always keen to hear from new people who are interested in joining us!’

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‘Male Voice Chorus based in the lovely Amber Valley - The Heart of Derbyshire in the UK - which aims to introduce you to a new génre of male voice singing. BelCanto intends to make male voice singing an interesting, enjoyable and stimulating experience for those new to group singing and a new challenge to those already familiar with male voice singing ...’

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'A female voice choir which was formed in 2008 with just 12 members. They have established themselves at the forefront of international choirs, having been winner of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales in 2012 and 2015 ... Members come from all walks of life, and include teachers, students, nurses and executives. The ages range from 17 to early 60s, and the group includes a number of mother and daughter combinations.'

Category Ladies Choirs
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'Amateur theatre company which performs musicals and concerts in Belper ... Most of our main productions are performed at Belper School in their Theatre Hall which had a massive facelift back in 2011. We are also delighted to be able to perform smaller concerts throughout the year at other venues, as a form of fundraising. We perform two main productions each year. These are our main show in February and a Concert later in the year ... Belper Musical Theatre was founded in 1975 by local residents who were keen on Amateur Theatre, but who did not want to have to travel to Derby to fulfil their ambitions.'

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‘An experienced chamber choir of about twenty-five voices ... Our current repertoire includes both sacred and secular works, mostly sung unaccompanied or with organ, but occasionally with a small orchestral ensemble.’

Category Chamber Choirs
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‘In September 2010, the Belvoir Wassailers – the Belvoir Castle's own male voice choir – was reformed at the request of the Duchess ... Originally formed from the Belvoir Castle Estate workforce, they now have a core of over thirty men.’

Category Grantham
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'In the autumn of 1952, Len Hogg came to Bestwood as Colliery Manager and very soon afterwards the Choir was formed under the name of "Bestwood Colliery Male Voice Choir". However membership was never confined solely to workers at the colliery so that within the first year, the name was changed to the "Bestwood Male Voice Choir" which still continues today ... Over the years, the choir’s achievements have been considerable, having numerous successes at musical festivals and engagements with some of Britain’s finest choirs and regimental and brass bands, at the same time raising thousands of pounds for local and national charities.'

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'Formed in 1972 by Neville Ward from a choral class at Toot Hill School, Bingham. Its aim is "to educate and interest the public in music, particularly choral music, by the presentation of concerts and other activities". The original membership of 40 has now increased to around 90, with singers coming from a wide area of South Nottinghamshire, North Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. The Choir performs three concerts in each season, including an ever-popular Christmas concert. We also hold a day choral workshop in February, extending a warm welcome to all-comers.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘The question that we are often asked is, “What is a clarinet choir?” The official answer to that is “it is an instrumental ensemble consisting entirely of instruments from the clarinet family”. Blackwood Clarinets represent most members of the family – from the shrill Eb clarinet to the booming contrabass clarinet. This gives the ensemble a wide range of musical textures. We are based in Nottingham UK, with members drawn from a wide area of the East Midlands.’

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‘Has established itself over the years to be an extremely successful contesting and concert band performing all over the country. Since ... 2009 the Band, in National Competitions, has been placed in the top 6 no less than 22 times. In that time the band has also progressed from 2nd section and from 1st January 2017 are promoted to the “Championship Section” and will be playing in competitions against some of the top brass bands in the country such as The Black Dyke Band, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Fodens Band, Carlton Main Frickley, Thoresby Colliery and Newstead Welfare to name but a few ...’

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'Boobs & Brass was formed in May 2006 & is based in Northamptonshire, England ... All the people involved with “Boobs & Brass” love music and brass bands. Undoubtedly, the greatest single contribution that each player, conductor, soloist, arranger and supporter makes is that they do it all at their own personal expense, driven by one common aim – to raise money for researching a cure for breast cancer ...'

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BOS Musical Theatre Group is based in Boston, Lincolnshire. We produce two full scale musicals each year at Blackfriars Arts Centre, one in the spring and one in the late autumn. BOS is affiliated with NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) and has won many awards over the years ... Open auditions take place each year for out upcoming productions and we are always keen to welcome new members to the society.’

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‘We are a friendly group of people who simply enjoy making music! Our season runs from Autumn through to Summer, during which we usually perform three concerts. Our singing repertoire comprises a mixture of sacred and secular. We are led by an excellent Musical Director and Accompanist, who strive to get the best out of us!Just turn up on a rehearsal night if you want to “give it a go”.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘Founded in June 1996 by Stephen Maher to give a platform to local professional-standard, top-rate musicians to provide classical music for people of Boston and surrounding areas, to accompany local choral societies and also encourage young talented musicians to play to a professional standard ... The orchestra players database currently has over 90 musicians on the list. The size of the orchestra for concerts varies, depending on the venue and the music to be played, and can be as few as 25 or as many as 65.'

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‘A mixed choir which performs a wide variety of sacred choral music, light classics and modern popular music ... The choir performs two main concerts each year, at Christmas and Easter, but also supports charities and the local community, singing regularly at informal concerts in Bourne and district ... New singers are always welcome ... We do not hold auditions but some musical ability is an advantage and enthusiasm for making music is essential.’

Category Choral Societies
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'Formed in the mid 1970s when a group of young musicians finished their time at school, but still wanted to enjoy playing in a Brass Band. Soon after this our Junior Band was also started. For over 30 years it has been based in the Band Club in the centre of Brackley. Some players still remain from the early days. The Band has contested at all levels over the years, competing against some of the top bands in the country ... Majors and Minors was formed in 2014 with the aim to provide a group for young brass musicians, run by the members for the members in an atmosphere where they can develop and above all, have fun making music!' ALERT At Review: ‘Site offline. We are working on new and exciting stuff.’ Thus changed Website Link to Facebook Page.

Also indexedMajors and Minors
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'Formed in 1977 ... New voices are always welcome – no auditions necessary, just turn up ... The choir gives between 2 and 5 performances a year, often interspersed with Evensongs and acts of worship.'

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website118
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'The objective of the Choir is to provide an opportunity for local men to meet regularly and make music together whilst supporting and entertaining local charities and organisations with concerts. There are no auditions to join; all you need is an enthusiasm and a love of singing. Our repertoire is based on traditional male voice choral pieces, interspersed with songs from the shows and popular music.'

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'Formed in 2004 as a result of an off shoot of Brackley Music School. We perform a wide variety of music from Baroque music, to traditional classical pieces by Mozart and Beethoven, through to more "contemporary" works such as music by the Beatles and modern film music ... We have players from Brackley, Banbury, Towcester, Buckingham and surrounding villages ... Whether modern or traditional, the pieces that we play are well suited to a wind ensemble and are both fun to play and to listen to.'

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‘The origins of the choir can be traced to the formation of the Coalville Mining and Technical College Choir in 1953 ... In 1976 the choir was reconstituted as Broom Leys Choral Society; self-supporting and with charity status ... (The Choir) has continued to develop a wide and varied repertoire with concerts by both traditional and contemporary composers ranging from Brahms and Liszt to Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber.'

Category Choral Societies
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Founded 1861: ‘We were formed as a village band, with the patronage of the Church and Duke of Devonshire, to teach music without charge, provide an educational and constructive pastime, develop community spirit and entertain. The band has earned an enviable repuation and has taught many hundreds to play. Today, Burbage Band continues to promote and represent Burbage and Buxton both locally and abroad at a whole host of differing concerts, functions and celebrations, providing music in a wide variety of styles, and has active members from every generation.’

Visits to the Website123
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'We are a friendly group of people for whom music is important, but of equal importance are the friendship, good humour and team spirit engendered by the choir ... set up by a group of Burton Joyce residents who enjoyed singing. Today, over half of our 70+ members live outside of the village.We are always keen to attract new members. We don’t hold auditions, but the ability to sight read is an obvious advantage. There is no age limit and if you haven’t sung for some time don’t worry ...'

Category Choral Societies
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'Chorus and Orchestra ... Founded in 1944, the Buxton Musical Society draws on the rich cultural life of the Buxton area to form a group of singers and players who regularly perform orchestral and choral works ... The Society performs five or six concerts per year.'

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website118
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‘A four-part mixed choir. We give three main concerts a year in and around Kettering, drawing on mainstream choral works for our autumn and spring programmes but employing a lighter approach in the summer ... If you would like to join Camerata Singers, you are welcome to come to several rehearsals to see if this is the choir for you ... We don’t hold auditions, but most of us read music at least a little.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘A mixed-voice choir based in South Derbyshire ... The choir has a varied repertoire ranging from the standard choral classics through to lighter, close-harmony pieces. From time-to-time the choir shares the concert platform with professional guest soloists or instrumental ensembles ... There are no formal auditions for the choir, but potential new members are invited to take part in two rehearsals, sitting alongside one of our members. During this period, we will be able to ascertain the extent to which your voice blends with the rest, and also what contribution you are able to make to the whole.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website62
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‘The Choir was founded in 1994, and since then has acquired a reputation for wide-ranging and high quality performances in concert ... The choir performs 5 or 6 concerts each year, mainly in Leicestershire, but also across the UK and abroad ... We encourage singers with a sound voice and some music reading ability to consider joining us ... Those considering joining are welcome to come and sit in at three of our rehearsals to find out more about us and our repertoire. If you decide you would like to join the choir you will be asked to take a straightforward voice and reading test ... The name “Cantamici” is derived from the Italian cantare, to sing, and amici meaning friends.  Singing with friends remains an important principle underpinning the choir and several social events are built into our programme each year.’

Category Chamber Choirs
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‘Founded in 1968 by Pamela Cook, The Cantamus Girls Choir is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England and consists of 40 girls aged between 13 and 19. Throughout its career critics have acclaimed its performance and its impeccable technique.’

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‘We are the County Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, an award-winning theatre group based in Lincoln ... and we produce major musical productions at the New Theatre Royal, Lincoln ... We have an established performance pattern of a two week run during the autumn season and, depending on the casting requirements of any given show, we attract between 30 to 60 individuals ... Our audition process is open to all newcomers and usually begins around March / April ... In recent years the society has managed to produce a “second” show (compilation style), of a reduced scale and duration, but spiralling production costs and falling audiences have led us to concentrate on the main, annual production.‘

Category Lincoln
Also indexedCounty Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
Visits to the Website20
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'A community brass band based in the Nottingham suburb of Carlton. We are part of the Carlton Band Organisation which also encompasses the Carlton Brass Training Band:: Our purpose is to provide music making opportunities for local people of all ages (our current membership boasts both primary school children and pensioners). We have a busy schedule throughout the year, where we provide entertainment at various public events such as evening concerts, galas and fetes.'

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'Based in the Nottingham area of England where it was formed in 1908. With around 80 members the choir is now larger than ever, attracting younger members who will safeguard its future. It has a wide-ranging current repertoire of nearly 50 items - from traditional to modern, sacred to secular and from the serious to the light-hearted – enough to suit practically all tastes and occasions!'

Category West Bridgford
Visits to the Website101
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‘Mixed chamber choir of high repute based in Leicester. Our broad repertoire includes a vast range of styles from the Renaissance to the present day. The choir was formed in 1982 from a group of highly committed singers. All members have wide experience of choral singing and many have well-earned reputations as soloists in their own right. Since being established the group has performed with many celebrities well known in the musical world.’

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website39
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‘The Choir has reached a total of 60 members, so we now have a waiting list ... Everyone is welcome: any age, any voice. Low, high in the middle or not sure. We sing in three parts: alto, second soprano and top soprano. You'll soon find the section where your voice feels most comfortable. You don't need any experience and don't even need to read music. Nobody will ask you to audition or perform solo. You don't need a large powerful voice - the idea is to blend all our voices in harmony. All you need to do is be willing to listen and learn.’

Category Ladies Choirs
Visits to the Website56
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Chapel en le Frith Male Voice Choir was formed by servicemen returning from The Great War. This year [2018] we celebrate our centenary and as part of those celebrations we are looking for new recruits to come and join us. We will be giving a series of special concerts featuring music and stories from the WW1 period. Come and join us now and you could be part of those momentous evenings. There are no special requirements, no auditions, no need to read music, just a willingness to sing. All you have to do is volunteer!’

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‘Loughborough based, Charnwood Concert Bands are 3 friendly community bands, providing musical performances around the East Midlands, with a mixture of indoor and outdoor concerts held throughout the year. Our aim is to make music fun and enjoyable, both to play and listen to, while at the same time improving the standard of the musicians involved. The bands are delighted to encompass a broad age-range in their membership, (currently from ages 8 to 80), underlining the commitment to making music in a joyful and friendly atmosphere. Less concerned with formal playing qualifications, we are keen to attract committed musicians willing to help us move forward. One advantage we have over other Bands, is that, for beginners, you can start off in the Training Band and as you improve, move into the Concert Band and eventually, the Symphonic Wind Orchestra.’

Also indexedCharnwood Symphonic Wind Orchestra
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'The Orchestra is made up of sixty regular musicians, most of whom live in the villages of Charnwood as well as Leicester, Loughborough and the environs. Since its founding it has been a focal point for local musical talent, and today attracts players of all ages who perform together with genuine enthusiasm and musicality.'

Visits to the Website93
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‘Formerly Shepshed Singers, is an auditioned SATB choir of some 45 voices based in Charnwood, Leicestershire. Founded in 1977, the choir has gained a well-deserved reputation for performing neglected and unfamiliar music as well as better known and popular pieces, both sacred and secular ... As a choir we have competed in music festivals and, in addition to our own concerts, we are available for weddings, Christmas functions, and social or fund-raising events.‘

Category Choral Societies
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‘We are a community choir in Rutland based in Edith Weston with members drawn from all over the county and beyond. We sing for fun and to gain a sense of community spirit as encouraged by that choir master extraordinaire Mr Gareth Malone!‘

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website84
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‘Singing can be good for your physical and mental health! It exercises the lungs and helps breathing. Not only that, but it can also improve sleep, increase alertness, improve posture and help lower blood pressure. Singing in a choir can reduce social isolation, improve mood and build confidence – as well as being a distraction from worries! Joining a choir can be a big step, so we don’t audition our members: all we ask is a passion for singing and a commitment to learn the music.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘A lively, mixed-voice and mixed-age society ... with a rich history and strong performance record ... The Society was first formed in 1971, and began by performing concert versions of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. In 1981 the society made the transition from concerts to fully staged productions.’

Category Chesterfield
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'Formed in October 1922 following a meeting at Chesterfield Market Hall, CMVC started with a few members but within 6 months the membership had risen to over 60 ... Over the years the choir has taken part in numerous music festivals and competitions. It has also sung at several massed choir events at places like Cardiff Arms Park, (on YouTube – type in "male voice choir Jacob’s Ladder"), at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall in aid of The Royal British Legion and, in 2015, at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Cancer Research UK.'

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‘An exciting, friendly and ultimately professional group of musical people. Come and join us ... Consists of around 60 members of all ages. With well over a hundred years of history, the Operatic as it is affectionately known, is one of the best amateur theatre companies in the East Midlands. We're not just saying that either, we regularly win awards for Best Musical in the area and have also won the Cole Hinks Award for Best Overall Performance, beating groups from as far afield as Milton Keynes.‘

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‘We are an innovative and exciting choral society ... performing imaginative and stimulating concerts ... A minimum of four concerts a year and an exciting choral day, as well as other activities ... You might want to attend one of our concerts to “check us out” before your join or you might have attended one of our Choral Days. You can simply come along and join us at one of our weekly practice sessions ... Ability to read music is an advantage and members will be expected to be able to pitch the notes of the scale. New members might be asked to give an audition with the musical director who will establish the range of your voice and assign you to a suitable section of the choir.‘

Category Choral Societies
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'Founded in 1982 to provide orchestral music for Chesterfield and the surrounding area. Beginning with a group of just fifteen the orchestra has flourished into a group of almost fifty permanent players. Its aim is to provide a wide range of orchestral music and concerts, devised to attract as many music lovers as possible, provide a range of music from popular to serious in carefully planned programmes and at the same time give its members the chance to enjoy becoming familiar with repertoire.'

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Founded 1963: ‘We are a friendly choir, whose members enjoy meeting to make music together. With some 70 members, we enjoy a wide range of music ... from well-known choral works, to The Beatles. Over recent years we have introduced the city to the work of contemporary composers ... The choir's singing year is from September to June during which three major concerts are performed, including a Christmas Concert which supports local charities. In addition, we support the musical life of the city and county at various events throughout the year, including the annual Remembrance Day event’.

Category Choral Societies
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'We are a friendly brass band made up of musicians of all ages and abilities who enjoy playing all over Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. The band is well known for their entertaining concerts comprising of music from marches to the modern repertoire. So if you are an experienced player or would like to learn, the band will give you a very warm welcome.'

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‘The City Waites were the Mayor of Lincoln's Band of Musicians (until 1857). The present-day Waites recreate the sound, sights and atmosphere of a Tudor Mayor's Band. Most of the music they perform was written before 1530 ... The Waites are available to perform at: events, banquets, weddings, processions, parties, parades, etc.’

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‘A friendly adult amateur orchestra based in Leicester ... We aim to give musicians the opportunity to play and perform classical & more contemporary popular pieces in a friendly and sociable environment. Whilst we strive to always improve our playing and individual skills we also believe that playing music should be fun with more emphasis on the rehearsals than public performances. We welcome new players from the more experienced, those that maybe wish to revive old skills and those who have begun to play more recently but not beginners. There are no formal auditions. All that we ask is that you can cope with the music, feel reasonably comfortable sight reading and are able to regularly attend rehearsals.’

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‘Come and join us! We’re always happy to welcome new people - ability to read music is not a pre-requisite. You will be assigned a "Mentor" who will help you settle in and guide you through your first few rehearsals ...'

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'Have been promoting the performing arts in the Corby area for over 50 years and produce an annual traditional pantomime, a major musical production and either a play or variety type event each year. CATS are well known in the region for good quality theatre and have been nominated and won many awards from NODA, the association who support and encourage amateur theatre groups.'

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‘Although many singers come from Corby itself, the catchment area is quite extensive. Our membership of just over fifty singers ranges in age from twenty to eighty nine. We rehearse and perform throughout the year and, in recent times, we have performed an annual average of twelve concerts ... Our current repertoire includes songs from West End shows, popular music, songs of the sea, sacred songs, and music from operas. Recently we have added more contemporary music. As well as English, we sing German, French, Latin, Maori, Welsh and Zulu songs.’

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'One of the oldest bands in the local area. Although the majority of our players come from Corby, we have players from Kettering, Rushden and other surrounding towns and villages in Northamptonshire and beyond. Our players are hard working and committed and this shows in the many indoor and outdoor concerts we perform each year. We also constantly strive to improve our playing ability by participating in contests.'

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‘A non-competing band based in the Peak District village of Cressbrook, formed in 1880 ... The Band supports local villages playing for well dressings and galas during the summer. At Christmas the band plays at venues such as Cressbrook Hall and Peak Cavern. The band is a social band playing to enjoy brass band music, entertain and support local village events.’

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Founded 2007: ‘I love the fact that I'm able to empower women with confidence and a new “Diva” attitude. I'm so proud of the way we improve, the experiences we share and of friendships that will last a lifetime. DaleDiva is all about sharing the journey - and I don't ever want it to end ... Since our early days progress has been swift and successful with highlights including medals in various national and international competitions, recording albums and winning Channel 5's "Don't Stop Believing". Our achievements mean we're a popular chorus and now have a thorough audition process and probation period to make sure our standards stay high. But despite our success we never lose sight of who we are. We're ordinary women doing extraordinary things - and singing together because we love it’.

Category Matlock
Visits to the Website15
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‘Formed in 1987 from the white dust of a limestone quarry that is Middleton by Wirksworth, the Dalesmen have grown from a few like-minded friends to a near 70 strong choir. Their original aims of bringing the enjoyment of choral music to the wider public and of supporting charitable institutions are still very much what the choir is about. Each year we take part in over 12 concerts in venues ranging from modest village halls to grand concert halls, and in the process we entertain many hundreds of people and over the years have raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.’

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'We are a friendly, welcoming band who enjoys making music and involving our audiences in our performances. New and returning players are always welcome and if you would like more information about joining us, please feel free to contact us. The band is very active throughout the year, attending and supporting local contests, as well as the annual Regional Contests, and is available to play at a wide range of events, including local fetes, parties and major concerts.'

Visits to the Website76
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'We are an aspiring group of around ninety singers who enjoy getting together to make music. Covering a wide spectrum of ages and life experiences, we are friendly and helpful to old hands and newcomers alike ... Two workshops each year are led by trained musicians to help improve our singing skills. We perform with excellent professional soloists, and have enjoyed working with leading orchestras.'

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website109
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‘A men's Barbershop and Close Harmony chorus - singing classic Barbershop standards as well as more contemporary a cappella arrangements ... The chorus is a member of the British Association of Barbershop Singers, giving us access to their vast resources and also to the Making Music Organisation ... We perform in a wide variety of locations in and around Derby and the surrounding counties, in diverse locations: theatres, pubs, churches, hospitals radio, and outside in the open air ...  ... We welcome men of all ages to visit our rehearsals and see and hear what we do, and maybe have a go with us. You don't need to read music - but you do need a sense of humour!!!’

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Formed 1959: ‘Made up of hundred singers from across the Midlands and from all walks of life and age groups. It is renowned in the East Midlands as a leading amateur group performing a wide range of classical music in and around the city of Derby. Using top professional orchestras and soloists, Derby Bach Choir's concerts attract large audiences ... If you are interested in joining the choir you can come along to any one of our rehearsals and if you decide to stay you will be asked to do a brief audition with our Conductor within the next 3-4 weeks, nothing to be worried about!‘

Category Choral Societies
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‘Derby’s longest-running voluntary choir and has performed concerts every year since its formation in 1866. With over 100 members, we hold three concerts each year, performing choral works from the classical to the contemporary to the highest standards ... We are looking for people passionate about music to join our thriving choir ... It’s free to give us a try and you will be made very welcome.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘Founded as “The Derby Light Orchestra” in 1949 ... the orchestra originally concentrated on “light classical” repertoire. Performance standards were initially high and the orchestra continues in this tradition ... With time, the name and characteristics of the orchestra changed as it matured and grew. Now the entire orchestral repertoire is played, from smaller scale baroque performance to the mightiest symphonic works ... We often invite new and emerging singers and instrumentalists to perform, usually leading to some extraordinarily exciting and memorable concerts.‘

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‘A voluntary choir, open to all, with the aim of raising money for selected local health-related charities, primarily by performing an annual Christmas Concert for which it rehearses between September and December.’

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website40
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'Created in 2013 by a production team who are all highly experienced in working in musical theatre ... The aim of the production team is to offer to young people the opportunity to perform to the highest of standards and to produce, for our audiences, a show of outstanding quality in order to showcase the young talent in the East Midlands area.'

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'We are a choir of some 70 to 80 voices with members from north Derbyshire. We employ national and international professional soloists, groups and orchestral players to work with us ... The choir usually performs three or four concerts per year and is a non-profit-making organisation.'

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website131
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Formed in 1993: 'The musical repertoire of Derventio Brass ranges from works written specifically for brass ensemble through to arrangements of major classical works,well known light music, film scores and jazz. Derventio Brass is happy to perform at formal concerts or for less formal occasions and are able to prepare varied programmes from their wide repertoire to suit the event'.

Category Brass Ensembles
Visits to the Website115
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Founded 1992: ‘The choir aims to provide a sociable and friendly environment for members who enjoy singing together with a view to giving varied and enjoyable concerts on a regular basis ... The choice of music is varied, ranging from shows, traditional folk songs, spirituals and sacred music’.

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website47
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‘A widely popular, entertaining and award winning “Championship Section” musical ensemble, equally at home in all venues from private functions to large concert halls. The Band regularly perform to local capacity audiences and have represented Derbyshire in both concerts and contests further afield in the UK and internationally ... Though initially from Derby City, Derwent Brass have established their roots as a non-for-profit organisation in Belper where they have formed very close relationships with both the “Strutts Community Project” and Belper Town Council.’

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‘We are an award-winning Derby-based chamber choir which has earned itself a distinguished reputation for performance of all musical genres, from the Renaissance to the present-day. Around twenty-five strong, we perform several concerts each year in the East Midlands, as well as occasional "away fixtures". As well as undertaking "lighter" concerts, we sing a hugely varied range of music: from Palestrina to Chilcott, be it sacred, secular, serious or light-hearted, well-known or more obscure, a cappella or with the composer's specified accompaniment of - say - organ, piano or orchestra, we will tackle it with enthusiasm and professionalism.’

Category Derby
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‘Considered one of the finest exponents of the brass medium. Its wide range of styles and flexibility of performance has bought it world-wide fame. This British Band comprises of twenty-five brass musicians with percussion and performs a repertoire spanning Baroque to Jazz, its soloists some of the finest you will hear.'

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‘Established in 1988 with support from Sir Harry Djanogly ... In 1992, a sister organisation - the Djanogly Community Choir - was also created and performed a few concerts with the orchestra, but sadly folded a few years later ... A friendly amateur orchestra based in Nottingham ... Usually perform three concerts per year. Our music is varied – including symphonies, shorter pieces for orchestra, children’s concerts, works in conjunction with a local choir, and concertos (frequently using local young musicians – which we particularly enjoy and  provides inspiration to us all) ... As a large amateur orchestra we often need additional players – either because a current member leaves or is away for a specific concert, or where additional players or “unusual” instruments (e.g. Bass Clarinet, Harp, extra percussion, etc) are needed for a piece. To join you need to be a competent player at least at grade 5 or equivalent.‘

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‘We are a community choir and have been singing in and around Duffield since 2003. We love to sing at concerts and festivals, weddings and parties. We welcome anyone who would like to sing with us ... We sing a wide range of music including choral, world, folk, jazz, gospel, songs from the shows and works composed specially for us.’

Category Belper
Visits to the Website26
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'We are a community choir who welcome singers and orchestral players to take part in an inclusive environment where making music is enjoyed and new skills learned and developed. We put on a diverse range of musical shows from choral pieces to West End shows. Our shows are very popular and nearly always sell out. Our social activities also allow members to make new friends.'

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website219
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‘ECMVC is now just one of only a handful of original colliery male voice choirs surviving in the country and we are very proud of our heritage. The choir is as vibrant today as it would have been in its early days and is no stranger to performing in prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall ... But we are equally at home in more modest settings and delight in helping local charities raise much needed funds for their own needs.’

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‘ECV is based in Long Buckby, Northants, performing a wide range of modern music singing in 4 part harmony ... We perform, on average, three concerts a year in different venues ... We have fun rehearsing and performing. Elation Community Voices offers complete community involvement and has certainly changed the lives of a lot of our members. We have also made many new friends. Our ages range from 20 to 80, from all backgrounds, with differing musical talents, but with one common interest – the love of singing!’

Category Community Choirs
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Formed April 2014 with many of the founder members having connections with Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, hence the name: ‘Our aim is to give high quality performances presented in a friendly, accessible way ... We perform a broad repertoire from madrigals to harmonised arrangements of modern pieces’.

Category Chamber Choirs
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‘One of the largest and highly respected amateur musical organisations in the UK. The organisation consists of five bands, catering for players of brass and woodwind instruments of all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced players and of ages from seven to seventy-plus. Our base is in Enderby’s neighbouring village of Huncote, to the South of Leicester, and the organisation has players from all over Leicestershire and its surrounding counties. Each of our bands perform in concerts, music festivals and - in the case of the Youth Band and Senior Band - competitions throughout the year.’

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‘Regarded as one of the leading amateur musical groups in the East Midlands, covering the Nottingham and Derby areas. Whilst our history spans over 100 years, we remain a dynamic group performing two musical productions per year with material ranging from the traditional Gilbert & Sullivan and Rodgers & Hammerstein, to modern shows such as “Our House, The Madness Musical” and our recent production of “The Witches of Eastwick”. We perform at the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton.’

Visits to the Website112
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‘We are a friendly and lively ladies choir based in Sandiacre, Derbyshire ... We sing a wide range of music from classical pieces, sacred works, pop songs and many, many more.  We have a sensible diary of bookings and enjoy singing together ... now grown to a 20-strong choir of Sopranos and Altos. The choir is always keen for new members to join in the fun and if you think you would be interested head over to our Join us page to find out more.’

Category Ladies Choirs
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Successful band within the North of England Region of the National Brass Band Championships. The Band was originally called The City Of Hull Band.  But in 1992, following continued support from the company, it was decided to change the name of the Band to the East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band. In June 2016, the Band relocated to a new home in Barton On Humber.

Also indexedEast Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band
Visits to the Website59
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‘Founded in 1983, Fiori Musicali have been at the forefront of bringing wonderful baroque and classical music to people and places throughout Britain. We are still going strong and run concerts throughout the year ... Fiori appear in many guises – as a choir, as a small chamber ensemble and as a chamber orchestra; and our CDs include Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Zelenka and much else besides.‘

Visits to the Website53
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'The Fishpond Choir, with its eclectic repertoire of world music, is unique. The choir started up in the Fishpond pub in 2001 as a mixed, open access community choir. Nobody knows if it was the country’s first pub choir but founder members like to think so ... The choir, which is about fifty strong, sings a wide selection of material which includes folk music from around the world, light classical pieces and items specially written or arranged ... However, its first love is African music - mostly from the south of the continent. Choir members work very hard ... to produce as authentic a sound as possible.'

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‘The Band can trace its roots back to 1902, forming as the “Bread Street Mission Band”. Via several other guises, including The Leicestershire Constabulary Band and the Leicester Home Guard Band, the band began its association with The Foresters Friendly Society in 1957, which is thought to be the longest unbroken sponsorship of any brass band in the country.

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'The Choral Society is a hundred-plus strong choir and gave its first concert on 2nd November 1860 ... Performances are held at All Saints' Parish Church every November, December and March.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘Our wonderful society has been performing & singing since 1911 & we have no intention of stopping any time soon!  We are affiliated with NODA, the National Operatic & Dramatic Association ... We perform regularly throughout the year, from big stage productions, to concerts, to pantomimes. Something for everyone! Come and join us!’

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GEM Connection Barbershop Chorus (GEM stands for Great East Midlands) was founded in May 1998 by 23 enthusiastic female singers. Since then the chorus has increased and now has over 50 members. The Chorus performs at a variety of events in the East Midlands, where we are based. We support both local and regional Music Festivals and community events and have also taken our music to Wales, Germany, Holland and Buffalo in New York state, performing on shows and competitions with other singing groups and musicians.’

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Successful choir formed in 1999: ‘Currently has around 30 members. The aims of those involved with the choir are for all members to enjoy their singing and to increase awareness of choral music to all members of the community. Since it was formed, Glebe Singers have sung in many local churches and venues in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire and have also been involved with local and national initiatives designed to raise the profile of choral music ...The choir usually performs three concerts a year and features a wide range of music from sacred works to songs from the shows, spirituals and folk music’.

Category Community Choirs
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'We are a Community Choir, a friendly and informal group who have fun singing a wide range of unaccompanied harmony songs from all over the world. We enjoy rhythms from Africa, stirring Eastern European harmonies, songs from the Southern Seas and the Americas, soulful gospel and blues to name but a few - as well as traditional folk and rock and pop from our own culture.'

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website115
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'A non-audition but musically ambitious choir that brings together a wide range of people who share a love of singing and performing choral music. We rehearse weekly and perform three concerts a year. Performances cover a wide spectrum of music, from the classical choral works to lighter modern pieces, and an annual joint Christmas concert with Tintwistle Brass Band. When possible we also involve students from Glossopdale Community College.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘An enthusiastic group of over fifty men who enjoy singing together in the four-part close-harmony Barbershop style. NB the term “chorus” is the American term for choir. Our main reason for singing is entertainment, both for our audiences and ourselves, but we also take part in competitions from time to time. Over the years the chorus has enjoyed considerable success, for example, winning the gold medal on five occasions at the UK National Barbershop Convention ... In fact, the chorus has never been out of the top few positions in all the years it has been eligible to compete in this competition. Consequently the chorus has travelled to the USA on several occasions to represent the UK at the International Convention.’

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‘We are an enthusiastic group of singers numbering 70 plus voices who always welcome new members. In addition to our Autumn and Spring Concerts, we host two Christmas Carol nights, hold a professional-led Saturday Workshop in February and enjoy several social events each season. If this sounds interesting, you are welcome to come along to a rehearsal or two and see how it goes.’

Category Choral Societies
Visits to the Website150
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'Sings and plays choral items, including West Gallery pieces, that were popular in the church of the 19th century and earlier, some uniquely from music masters who travelled around the local area and brought compositions to villages nearby. The Quire evokes an experience of the time: an agricultural community, un-mechanised and largely unchanged for hundreds of years, and the music that helped to express the religious sentiments of farming people.'

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A hard-working and ambitious Band ‘providing entertaining concerts both in the local community and around the country relying entirely on income from engagements, donations, fund raising, and the enthusiasm of its members for its survival ... Since the 1970’s Gresley Colliery Band has enjoyed considerable competition successes having been both regional and national finalists’.

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