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Six evening concerts between October and July each year promoted by the violinist Ruth Rogers.

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‘The Band are on hand for civic events, such as remembrance parades as well as church services, carnivals, and community concerts ... As well as performing concerts, Gillingham band takes part in several contests throughout the year. Perhaps the most important contest the band take part in every year is the regional qualifier (also known as “the areas”). There are 8 separate area contests in the UK which take place on the weekends throughout March & April time every year.’

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‘An amateur SATB choir of about thirty members. We have been established for over 60 years ... We meet during term time, to rehearse a wide variety of works for our concerts. Our concerts are held at various local venues. We also arrange social events for our members. We are not a church choir & members of all denominations or none are welcome.’

Also indexedSilton Singers
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‘A group of amateur musicians who rehearse in term times on Monday nights at Port Regis School, Motcombe, near Shaftesbury ... We end each term with a concert at Port Regis. Entry to concerts is free, with a retiring collection for local charities ... We aim to steadily improve our standard, while at the same time enjoying ourselves!’

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‘A community choir based in Mere, Wiltshire ... Shreen Harmony perform throughout the local area at different events, ranging from church fetes, family pubs to more established organised gatherings ... Shreen Harmony sing a variety of musical genres, from traditional Christmas Carols through to African and Soul music, fun being at the heart of it all. There is a wonderfully informal attitude in Shreen Harmony, and people are encouraged to join: there is no audition.’

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’We warmly welcome new members and are happy for people to try us out for a couple of weeks before signing up. We all love music, but some of us have not sung before, some are coming back to singing after a break (perhaps for the first time since school) and a few of our members are more experienced singers. Some of us can sight-read, some of us can’t. We do not hold auditions, much preferring to give anyone the chance to sing. At the start of each term, we hold an Open Rehearsal where you can come along to get a taster of our rehearsals, and to see if our society is for you.’

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‘We are a group of musicians of all standards and ages who meet on Saturday mornings during term time to play a variety of music and enjoy playing music together ... As a rule we do not put ourselves under pressure by giving public performances, but at the end of each term we put on a very informal “open rehearsal/concert” at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton to anyone who wants to come and hear us!’

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‘Since its inception in 1990 Wincanton Choral Society has grown enormously both in membership and repertoire ... The Society presents two concerts each year – one just before Christmas and the second in May ... For its concerts, the Choir is accompanied by an orchestra made up of local professional musicians, and performances frequently include well known and high quality soloists who are always eager to sing with the Society.’

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‘The special concerts at Gillingham Methodist Church started in 2004 as part of our appeal to raise money for the restoration of our beloved Sweetland organ. The restoration is complete, but the concerts continue! In 2008 we re-launched ourselves as Music at GMC.  Our aim is to bring top-quality music to Gillingham and the surrounding area by inviting local musicians and wider-known celebrity musicians to come and perform at GMC. With this in mind, we extend a warm welcome to all. We hope that you will enjoy our latest concert offerings and that we will see you at some of our events.’

Also indexedMusic at GMC
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Port Regis is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2-13 that enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the leading Prep schools in the country ... The stunning and purpose-built Farrington Music School is at the heart of musical life at Port Regis ... We have several wind, brass and string ensembles, two school orchestras, 2 senior and 4 junior choirs, samba band, swing band and many other formal and informal groups all of which give regular concerts throughout the year. Performance Days and Novices' Concerts introduce beginners to the thrill of performing in public and to the excitement of playing with other people and for other people. It is that thrill that makes the practising so much easier!‘

Also indexedFarrington Music School
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