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The Category Barnstaple is a subset of Devon. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Barnstaple which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

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- Barnstaple Musical Comedy & Dramatic Society

 

 

! Barnstaple KEY
VISITS (to Website)115
VIEWS (of this Record)79

Second Saturdays 'An environment in which to share songs, words and music, without amplification, to provide somewhere people can perform, and to encourage them to do so. Everybody is welcome, to perform or not, as we go around the room. You can hear poems, stories, modern songs and various musics as well as folk stuff. Occasionally we also have a Visiting Performer, from "furrin" parts, who we ask to do a few extra items! There is no admission charge, but we pass the pot round during the evening ... A series of special guest performer nights on most Fourth Saturdays, which also feature local (and sometimes not-so-local) support spots. Our guests are nationally and even internationally acclaimed performers. There is a charge for admission on these nights.' ALERT At Review: ‘You will notice that there are no more “Open Nights” due to the work involved ... After 2020 we will also cease “Concert Nights”.

 

* North Devon Folk and Acoustic Music
VISITS (to Website)215
Also indexedShammick Acoustic
VIEWS (of this Record)729

‘The choir was formed in 1984 and has a present membership of 36. We have a varied repertoire for Concerts which includes songs from the shows, sacred and popular music. Our Concert programmes usually consist of Choir items, Solos, Duets, Recitations and Piano Solos. We enjoy performing at concerts however large or small the audience.’

 

+ Barnstaple Ladies Choir
VISITS (to Website)253
VIEWS (of this Record)865

‘Founded in 1919 under the initial name of Barnstaple YMCA Male Voice Choir. A local organist and musician was asked to form a choir in order that the YMCA could hold a charity concert to mark its re-opening after the end of World War I. It proved a great success and the singers agreed to stay together. By 1920 the links with the YMCA were no longer relevant and the Choir's name was changed to the Barnstaple Male Voice Choir and has so remained until this day.'

 

+ Barnstaple Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)329
VIEWS (of this Record)812

'The Ilfracombe & District Youth Band "Blazing Sounds" welcomes young people aged six to eighteen, living in Ilfracombe and the surrounding villages. If any adults would like to join, bandmaster Emma would be very pleased to hear from you as well.'

 

+ Blazing Sounds
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)447

‘Founded in 1952, and is a thriving, friendly choir that performs at least three concerts a year with top class soloists and accompanists, and at least one with a professional orchestra ... Concerts are performed throughout North Devon, mainly in Torrington, Braunton and Barnstaple. We aim to use an orchestra at least once a year, and at Torrington Parish Church (St Michael and All Angels) we also have the benefit of their excellent Father Willis organ dating from 1864. Every three years or so, we combine with Bude Choral Society and South Devon Choir to perform a joint concert in Barnstaple and Torbay ... Our membership includes over 140 singers and we are always pleased to welcome new members.’

+ North Devon Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)101
VIEWS (of this Record)228

Award-winning 'full scale symphony orchestra made up of between 50 and 80 players (depending on repertoire) performing three or four concerts per year in venues across North Devon ... Our membership reflects a broad cross-section of North Devon society including students, doctors, teachers, care workers, factory workers, postmen, a horticulturalist, students, farmers, a vicar and pensioners. Ages range from the teens to the 70s and the orchestra is exclusively amateur; none of our players is paid to perform'.

+ North Devon Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)186
VIEWS (of this Record)361

‘Established in 1984 in one of the remotest parts of Devon, the Winkleigh Singers enjoy a broad repertoire from early to contemporary music ... We usually give three major concerts each year, one in Winkleigh just before Christmas and the two others usually being in Torrington (late March/early April) and Barnstaple (July). These concerts are well established and attract good audiences ... From time to time the choir has vacancies. There is no audition, but a three week trial period needs to be completed for full membership. A good standard of sight-reading and tuning, a pleasant voice with the ability to blend, and a positive attitude towards creating high quality music is required. Rehearsals are extremely enjoyable, with a social break ...’

+ Winkleigh Singers
VISITS (to Website)165
VIEWS (of this Record)332

‘A frendly and welcoming 680-seat theatre which offers a lively and diverse programme of events to meet the entertainment, creative and educational requirements of its local and surrounding community. The Queen's high quality programme of professional and community events includes around 300 performances per year including music, drama, comedy, dance, musicals, film, children’s shows and pantomime.’

@ Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)241

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