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‘We organise instrumental and vocal tuition in most Camden schools as well as running 35 borough ensembles and choirs plus 2 Saturday music centres offering instrument hire and a scheme for parents to purchase new musical instruments without having to pay VAT ... Preparing and entering children for grade exams and Arts awards ... Providing musical advice to parents and support to teachers and schools.’

 

'A world-class dedicated folk arts centre, Cecil Sharp House is at the heart of English folk. With a unique history stretching back to 1930, the venue - owned and managed by the “English Folk Dance and Song Society” (EFDSS) - is a memorial to the folk music and dance collector Cecil Sharp. Vibrant and diverse, Cecil Sharp House exists to serve its wide and diverse audiences, engaging with art lovers (oft times folk art lovers) through unique and inspiring artistic events, and creative learning. The iconic Grade II listed building is home to EFDSS and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, England's national collection of folk music and dance.'

 

Also indexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society | Sharp’s Folk Club

'London's premiere live music venue, celebrating the best music from across the world seven nights a week ... Every Friday at Jazz Cafe, we bring together a collection of the globe’s best-loved artists and celebrate the diverse club music sounds from around the world ... Our first floor restaurant provides the perfect vantage point for you to enjoy the show.'

 

‘Annual event, hosted by FolkOnMonday, featuring the best of the national and local folk scene alongside workshops, sing around and more ... The London Folk Festival takes place in Camden at Cecil Sharp House, the heart of English Folk Music, and home of the English Folk Dance & Song Society.’ Held Early September.

 

Also indexedFolkOnMonday

‘A friendly, welcoming orchestra in North London ... Our standard is particularly suitable for intermediate players (grade 6 and above). No audition required - if you like us, we'll like you! Just turn up to any rehearsal and see how you get on, and/or come and meet up in the pub afterwards.’

 

Also indexedMornington Sinfonia

'Founded in 1971, the Camden Choir enjoys an excellent reputation, with high standards and a distinctive repertoire. We perform three concerts a year (usually in Primrose Hill or Hampstead, but further afield on occasions), plus we sing Christmas Carols in aid of charity. We aim to combine mainstream works with more unusual and musically challenging pieces by a wide range of composers ... New members are always welcome: please go to our Join Us page. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN CAMDEN.'

 

'A friendly and dynamic amateur orchestra that tackles diverse and exciting repertoire and performs three concerts a year ... We attract a diverse set of players of various ages and walks of life. Whilst we have several music college graduates in our midst, others among us simply missed playing in an orchestra from our school or university days. However, we all have one thing in common: a passion for music making ... We don’t do anything as stressful or finite as auditions but prefer for you to come along to a few rehearsals to see what it is like. If you are grade 7+ standard you should fit right in.'

 

‘One of London's leading non-professional orchestras ... CSO seeks to combine the familiar staples of the classical and romantic repertoire with less well-known and more challenging works. Founded as Camden Chamber Orchestra, we rebranded as Camden Symphony Orchestra in 2013 to reflect the orchestra's size and repertoire. Consisting of around 60 regular players ... we perform three major orchestral concerts a year, as well as performing regularly with our friends at Islington Choral Society. While the orchestra takes its music making seriously, striving for ever higher standards, we also pride ourselves on our friendly, inclusive environment with a vibrant social scene.’

 

Camden Voices is a choir born from the energy, buzz and creative heritage of Camden Town. Our passion is to bring contemporary ensemble singing of the highest quality to our audiences, and since our beginnings in 2013, we’re proud to have earnt a reputation as one of London’s most dynamic and captivating vocal ensembles. We sing a huge range of repertoire: from jazz standards to Motown gems as well as music from the present day. The 25 piece choir comprises passionate singers from across London unified by our shared love of music.’

 

 

‘Established in 2019 by six Jazz singing friends to provide a space for singers of all abilities and experience who love music, especially Jazz, and who want to develop their voice and repertoire in a fun and social setting. There is no audition and you do not need to know music theory or be able to sight read to join ... Jazz Choirs is a space for everyone who enjoys singing!  Our repertoire is made up of a wide range of Jazz standards as well as some classic pop, soul and blues numbers. We’re passionate about our music and Jazz Choirs aims to make learning easy in a fun social space to ensure everyone gets the best possible experience.‘

 

‘The London Gay Men’s Chorus: * entertains, educates and inspires through song; * takes risks - making unexpected and surprising programming decisions, and performing in unusual spaces; * performs a diverse range of music to the highest technical standard; * provides a safe, supportive community for gay men to socialise, exchange ideas and have fun; * works with schoolchildren, teachers and parents to eradicate homophobic bullying; * believes that a diverse society is a strong society - that all people, regardless of sexuality, are equal and should be treated as such and works with other community groups and individuals who share our vision.’

 

'The foremost community atheist, humanist, secular choir. We formed in April 2009 with the support of the British Humanist Association ... Our repertoire is wide ranging, including classical pieces, the oldest known folk song, humanist ceremony music ...'

 

'We're a bunch of like-minded people who get together with a pro band to perform a wonderful mixed bag of contemporary songs. Our bespoke arrangements are written specially for the group. There’s no need to be an experienced or confident singer, or to be able to read music (although everyone is given a score).  We are an all-inclusive group, which means no audition - just bring your energy and positive vibe!'

 

'A fun, friendly LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) choir based in London. We’ve been singing since 1983, making us the longest-running LGBT choir in Europe! We aim to inspire and entertain audiences with diverse performances in London and across the world ... We are a mixed four-part choir and our choice of music is as eclectic as the choir itself – we sing everything from pop to classical to jazz, folk and show tunes. We also do choreography to a few of our numbers each season, so everyone gets to strut their stuff! We perform two main London concerts each year, numerous smaller concerts and we also sing with other choirs around the UK and the world.'

 

‘Love to sing? Whatever your age or ability we have the choir for you!’ As well as the Community Choir (‘We have about 45 singers, of all ages and abilities, and no auditions‘), there is a Children’s Choir (‘For girls and boys, 4-11 years old’), and also the Primrose Singers (‘An entertaining and sociable twelve-voice vocal group who sing a terrific variety of music to a high standard’).

 

‘Raised Voices is a political choir based in North London. We sing for peace, justice and the environment, against militarism, capitalism, racism and sexism. We also sing to raise money for various campaigns, at political events and on demonstrations, often with other choirs, as well as at festivals and at parties ... Raised Voices welcomes singers of all abilities. New members are always welcome!’

 

'We are a lively group of around 35 music enthusiasts who meet weekly in Camden, North London, to sing jazz in four to eight part harmony. The choir has been going for over 35 years, and still retains some of its original members.'

 

'One of the most incredible live performance spaces in the world where the biggest names in music, theatre, circus and spoken word take to the stage every day. A former railway engine repair shed, the Grade II* listed building was transformed into a groundbreaking performing arts venue 50 years ago, and we have welcomed legendary artists from all over the world to perform in our unique spaces.'

 

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