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'Partially funded by an annual grant from the Borough, we seek to encourage local groups to hold events and activities which will raise awareness of the Arts and will increase participation in Arts activities by members of our local communities across the borough.'

* Havering Arts Council
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Havering Music School is the specialist music service for the London Borough of Havering. Instrumental lessons at our Saturday and Weekday Music Centres are available to children of any age or standard. We teach more than 3,500 primary, secondary and college students every week, focusing on developing sound technical and musical skills to promote self-expression and confidence. A further 1,500 children in 23 primary schools take part in weekly class ensemble tuition ... Havering Music School is the lead in the Havering Music Education Hub.’

* Havering Music School
Visits to the Website144
Also indexedHavering Music Education Hub
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Becontree Brass Band (1st section) are a friendly and motivated band based in Loughton, Essex.’

+ Becontree Brass Band
Visits to the Website122
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‘A community orchestra serving the London Borough of Havering and surrounding areas. We exist to provide opportunities for local instrumentalists to practise and develop their musical skills, and to provide entertainment for members of the public. We have adult members of all ages, and endeavour to make our rehearsals and concerts approachable and friendly occasions. The orchestra works with local soloists wherever possible, and has a particular commitment to offering local young musicians solo performance opportunities. We have worked with several past winners of the Havering Young Musician of the Year award.’

+ Havering Concert Orchestra
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'Musical Theatre group presenting shows and staged concerts. We have performed many of the classic musicals and have also enjoyed performing a number of the lesser known musicals ... We currently have around 40 members; some have been with the Society for twenty years or more while others are just taking part in their first show. As always, new members are welcome in all categories, from the back row of the chorus to leading roles - and if you haven't been on stage before, no worries. As long as you can hold a tune and can do some very basic movement, you can be on stage in no time!'

+ Havering Music Makers
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‘A four-part (satb) adult choir ... Membership is open to adults, male and female who want to sing for pleasure, and a sense of achievement. There is no requirement to be a music reader - but it helps! ... There are no formal auditions. The director will assess your voice over time and position you within the choir to sing in harmony with the rest of the choral group.'

+ Kingsley Choral Group
Visits to the Website92
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‘A friendly community choir based in Hornchurch in the London Borough of Havering ... Our members represent a variety of ages, backgrounds and musical abilities and are drawn from the local area around Havering. There is one thing we all share - a love of singing ... Our repertoire is varied and is sure to include: songs from the shows both old and new, medleys of popular songs and carols at Christmas, both traditional and original. Our programme of concerts will include at least two fixed "seasons" - Christmas Concerts and Summer Concerts.’

+ New Dimension Choir
Visits to the Website34
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‘Formed in 1991 by two local schoolteachers (Paul Servis and Tim Litchfield) who spotted a gap in the community for amateur musicians of differing levels of ability ... The idea was that there would be no daunting entrance auditions, with membership being open to anyone who can play a musical instrument, read music to a reasonable level and is willing to learn. Over time, the Orchestra has remained true to this founding principle and has provided people of all ages with somewhere to develop their skills and make the most of the talent they have ... The Orchestra is a happy blend where stronger players mix with others of lesser ability, where everyone helps each other and no-one is made to feel inadequate or out of their depth.’

+ Roding Players Orchestra
Visits to the Website48
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‘An amateur, mixed voice chamber choir ... The choir has been singing in Upminster and the surrounding area for nearly 40 years, and enjoys singing both old and newer music (from Tallis to Tavener). Despite our name, not all our concerts are “a cappella” (unaccompanied) – we sometimes have organ or piano accompaniment, and have sung with an instrumental ensemble and a harp ... We usually give 3 or more concerts each year (Spring, Summer and Christmas), featuring a variety of music ... Refreshments are available at each concert, so you can not only hear live choral singing, but relax and chat with the choir afterwards!‘

+ The Cappella Singers of Upminster
Visits to the Website77
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‘Our beautiful Grade II listed Georgian/Victorian house opened as an Arts Centre in 1973. Owned and operated by the London Borough of Havering, the house, together with its Billet and Annexe outbuildings, offer arts workshops, courses, activities and events for all ages and abilities, whether it's in our performing arts studio or fully equipped pottery or art rooms. We're home to artists, photographers, crafters and music teachers in their own private studios, and host to dozens of clubs, societies and groups from model railways to amateur radio, painting, music appreciation, accordion players - the list just goes on and on!’

@ Fairkytes Arts Centre
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Fortnightly lunchtime recitals on Thursdays, primarily on the ‘fine two manual Tickell Pipe Organ installed in 2003’. 

@ St Laurence Upminster
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