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‘The competition is open to all school, youth and community junior choirs. There will be two age categories: * Up to and including 12 years of age; Up to and including 18 years of age. To enter, choirs should submit a CD/MP3 of their choir singing two contrasting pieces of their choice. If selected for the finals you can sing any two songs of your choice (not exceeding 8 minutes) provided they are the original voices.’ Finals Held Early March.

 

‘CCC programmes a diverse mix of music ranging from traditional string quartet repertoire to folk-inspired ensembles, semi-staged opera scenes, children's concerts and cross-arts events featuring spoken word and dance. During each concert, performers speak to the audience about the works. They also mingle with the audience over a glass of wine after the show. All this helps to create the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that is such a strong part of the CCC identity.’

 

‘Music Tuition ... Whole Class Ensemble Tuition ... Instrument Service ... Curriculum Resources and CPD ... Festivals and Performances ... Saturday Music Centre ... Ensembles of all types ... The Lambeth Music Festival is the flagship annual event produced by Lambeth Music Service in partnership with the Lambeth Music Network and Southbank Centre. The Festival features a packed week of concerts showcasing a broad range of classical orchestras, contemporary ensembles and choirs.’ Festival held Late March.

 

Also indexedLambeth Music Centre | Lambeth Music Festival

‘A five-day festival of Contemporary Music, founded in 2013 ... Ten concerts, including evening, lunchtime and brunch concerts, and late-evening “cabaret-style” concerts of a more experimental nature in the Festival Club ... London Ear is committed to the nurturing of contemporary music, its composition, performance and audience engagement.’ Festival held Late March: ‘The next Festival is provisionally scheduled for 2021’.

 

Music at Morley has a long and distinguished history stretching back over 100 years to when Gustav Holst was Director of Music (1907-1924) and taking in Michael Tippett’s years in the same role (1940-1951), when concerts at Morley played an important part in keeping London’s musical life going during the war years. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and many other leading names have taught or performed at Morley. Cornelius Cardew’s Scratch Orchestra broke new ground in experimental music-making during the 1970s, while the Morley Jazz orchestra and Big Band have been notable ensembles within their fields for over 30 years.’

 

'We aim to encourage and foster music-making, together with and for the community, in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Our rehearsal space and storage are based in South London. We perform in London, the UK and also abroad from time to time ... SLCM has three affiliated ensembles: South London Symphonic Winds; South London Jazz Orchestra; London Sings! ... We have an "open door" policy, with no auditions or other bar to entry. As well as making music, we understand the importance of socialising. SLCM organises joint social events for all groups, and our ensembles organise their own too.'

 

Also indexedSouth London Symphonic Winds | South London Jazz Orchestra | London Sings!

‘Celebrate all of the fantastic things that Streatham has to offer. With live music, world-class art and lots of fun for little ones, there’s something for everyone ... Live music from r&b to opera, dance, workshops, drama, film, family entertainment, exhibitions, and more.’ Held Early October.

 

'The leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 55 venues and presenting as many as 110 performances per year. Our aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions featuring some of the finest talent in opera.'

'Gave its first concert in 1972 and ever since has pursued a policy of performing minor works of major composers and major works of minor composers, as well as the standard concert repertoire. This give a mixture of familiar and less familiar, but accessible, music at very affordable prices. The average age of the orchestra's members is in the early 30s, although the age range spans many decades, and we are fortunate in having a steady flow of new recruits ...'

'The London Consort of Winds is a wind and brass chamber ensembles. We play repertoire ranging from arrangements of early music, classical and lighter music, through to contemporary compositions. We rehearse approximately monthly in South London, and we aim to perform across London five or six times a year. We recently completed an ambitious project working with seven composers each paired with a choreographer, performing their collaboratively produced pieces twice and recording the music for future use.'

 

'As well as giving classical concerts and opera performances in the UK and internationally, we also record film and video game soundtracks, have our own record label, and reach thousands of people every year through activities for schools and our local communities.'

‘Currently has over 40 members but always welcomes new players of an appropriate standard. Prospective members should have a good standard of playing and sight-reading – and be prepared to play any of the usual sizes of recorder (descant, treble, tenor or bass) as required. Players of larger instruments (great bass and contrabass recorders) are particularly welcome ... We usually give a concert at the end of each season (June/July). The music we play covers a wide range of styles and includes both “in house” arrangements and original compositions. Sometimes we invite other groups to perform in the concert – either on their own or with the orchestra.’

'Places the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent. Founded in 1968, the ensemble's commitment to new music has seen it commission over 350 works, and premiere many hundreds more.'

 

‘Founded 1979 ... It takes its name from the fact that there were originally sixteen members ... The repertoire is wide-ranging and may be accompanied or a capella ... We sing at least three concerts a year. Two of them feature music from the classical choral repertoire, while the third is our light-hearted summer supper concert with a theme such as “the wild west”, “heavenly bodies” or “a night on the ocean wave”. This concert is very popular with families, and the audience sits at candle-lit tables, with wine and soft drinks served, and a buffet meal during the interval ... Over the years, Opus XVI has given concerts in a number of local churches and church halls, in West Dulwich, Streatham, Norbury and Herne Hill.’

'The Philharmonia has a pioneering approach to the role of the modern-day symphony orchestra, reaching new audiences and participants through audience development, digital technology and learning and participation programmes. Based in London, but with residencies in cities throughout England and a thriving international touring programme and global digital reach, the Philharmonia engages with a world-wide audience.'

‘One of London's leading amateur symphony orchestras. Established in 2001, we perform three concerts a year in beautiful central London locations, featuring well-known classics alongside world premières and forgotten gems. We love making good music together, and celebrating together afterwards. We provide a platform for up-and-coming soloists and composers.’

 

‘The orchestra was formed in the 1960s by Leonard Davis, a prominent local orchestral conductor ... The orchestra has a lively informal atmosphere and the rehearsals are enjoyed by everyone. There are no auditions, and if you wish, you can come and join in or just listen and decide if the SLSO might be for you!‘

‘Each year, Southbank Sinfonia brings together 33 outstanding graduates from all over the world to create an orchestra like no other. Tackling everything from great symphonies to operas or orchestral jazz - often in collaboration with partners including the Royal Opera House, BBC Concert Orchestra and Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Southbank Sinfonia's musicians are versatile artists, ready for any challenge.’

 

'The most intimate and unique event space in central London. Inspired by Europe's Salon culture, 1901 Arts Club boasts elegant facilities for chamber music performances, rehearsals, corporate and private meetings and entertainment within licensed premises ... 1901 Arts Club is a receiving venue. We don’t produce our own events, or book artists, but are always very pleased to hear from performers and promoters wanting to make use of our versatile spaces for their own performances and events ... The use of our Steinway model C grand piano is included in the hire of the Club.‘

 

Also indexedHattori Foundation

‘We are a multi-award winning theatre in Clapham, offering a vibrant artistic programme inspired by the legacy of the old Clapham Library building. Our venue is home to a 90-seat studio theatre, a café/bar and two performance and rehearsal spaces ... We believe that this building should be kept open for the benefit of the public and to deliver our mission of bringing excellent art and creative learning to people from all walks of life, we need your help. We receive absolutely no guaranteed funding or statutory support, and box office proceeds only cover 1/3 of our annual income. In order to keep our ticket prices low, support emerging talent and provide education for young and disadvantaged people, we rely on the generosity of individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate partners. Without your support, this would quite simply be impossible.’

‘The Friends of Ruskin Park have, since 1996, worked to ensure our park is well cared for and maintained, and has a planned and healthy future, preserving it for future generations ... The delightful Bandstand in the centre of the park is a simple wooden structure, less elaborate than the more ornate metal examples found in many other parks. After falling into disrepair, it was restored in 2006 with the help of the Friends and using capital regeneration funding from Lambeth Council. This allowed the Friends to hold the first of their popular annual summer fetes around the bandstand, which is also used for Easter and Christmas events and summer concerts.’

 

'The UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. Our festival programme encompasses art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. It reaches 6.25 million people a year, and encompasses over 5,000 events featuring world-class artists from across the globe.'

Also indexedPurcell Room | Queen Elizabeth Hall | Royal Festival Hall

‘An “inclusive church” ... proud to offer a home to seven arts organisations including the Southbank Sinfonia and SE1 United.’ Wide range of lunchtime and evening concerts and recitals.

 

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