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‘A well-established, intimate and family friendly event in a beautiful rural setting, held in large marquees on a greenfield site in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire. It's a registered charity and a not-for-profit event run entirely by unpaid volunteers, not some faceless corporate. Stainsby is all about live music and performance: hearing, playing, writing, performing, learning. All proceeds go back into the event. Period.’ Held Mid July.

 

‘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.’

 

‘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.’

 

‘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.‘

 

‘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.‘

'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.'

'First formed in 1941 as a village choir. The tradition of singing a wide variety of music at local events and raising money for charity was established then, and has continued to the present day. Today we are a choir of 60 members ... We perform three main concerts each year and work hard to achieve high standards within a wide repertoire, including music from traditional to modern classics, from sacred and oratorio pieces to folk and show songs. Currently our membership is full, but we are always interested to hear from singers as circumstances may change. It is not essential to be able to sight read music, only to have an ability to learn and sing in parts, as help and encouragement is always available with learning CD’s provided for learning at home.'

'We’re a lively, ladies choir based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire ... We have a dedicated choir of 60 members who enjoy singing a diverse range of popular music, songs from the musicals and high energy medleys. We usually sing in 3 or 4 part harmony, but have been known to dabble in 6 parts after our adventures with Gareth Malone in 2016. Our main aim, above all else, is to have fun on Wednesday night rehearsal. We participate in outdoor events, indoor concerts and festivals.'

 

‘Being able to read and play music is a skill for life; it develops self-confidence and gives individuals the tools to achieve their full potential. The rewards of being part of a successful team are boundless and we hope you participate and embrace all that Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band has to offer. ICCB is a place where you can flourish and develop, socially, educationally and artistically ... We have the instruments and means to teach you all you need to know to kick-start a rewarding and fulfilling hobby.’

 

'Our aim is to combine the honing of musical skills with a friendly, enjoyable rehearsal atmosphere. We play regular concerts in Hasland. The band has also performed in many other locations such as Bakewell, Chatsworth and various locations in Germany. We also perform fundraising concerts for various charities including the Chesterfield Mayor's Appeal.'

 

’The Parish Church is the largest church in Derbyshire and is famous locally and internationally for its crooked spire, attracting visitors from around the world ... The Choir has a varied repertoire; anthems and service settings are sung, from medieval to modern, accompanied and unaccompanied. There is always a different choral setting for the Sunday Sung Eucharist, and Sunday Choral Evensong consists of settings of the canticles, responses and an anthem.’ The Church is also used as a venue for a wide variety of concerts and recitals, including regular series of Thursday Lunchtime Recitals.

 

'The Parish Church of St John the Baptist Dronfield has stood at the centre of this community since the 12th Century ... We aim to maintain high standards of music and worship, blending our heritage of traditional music with the best of what is being written today ... Organ Recitals are at 8pm on the first Wednesday in most months.' The organ is a two-manual and pedals with pipework dating back to 1909, subsequently rebuilt and enlarged by a series of regional organ builders.

 

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