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'In 2008 Liverpool was European Capital of Culture ... Since then, we’ve never been far from the spotlight ... Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council’s cultural service, has continued to build on its world class reputation, using culture as the driving force for the regeneration of the whole city ...'

 

'We work closely with our partner organisations to enhance our teaching and to explore exciting research possibilities. Our major partner is the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). During their time with us, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to study composition and to have their pieces workshopped by members of the RLPO. The Music Department also has partnerships with The European Opera Centre, Milapfest (Indian Music and Dance), The Beatles Story, and the City’s two cathedrals.'

 

Also indexedLiverpool Hope University

‘Liverpool is a city full of music. The Campus is bursting with the musical activities of students of all instrumental and vocal abilities. Anyone can enjoy music at the University of Liverpool ... Whether or not you are a Music student, you can play in the University Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra and a range of smaller ensembles, or sing in a large number of classical and popular vocal ensembles, including both auditioned and all-comer choirs ... The Department of Music hosts many events open to the public, with a regular lunch-time concert series and research colloquia.‘

 

Also indexedUniversity of Liverpool

'Founded in 1988 as the world’s first specialist centre for the study of popular music, the Institute of Popular Music (IPM) provides a hub for interdisciplinary research on popular music, broadly defined. We examine popular music from different perspectives and explore the many varied contexts and processes involved in its production and consumption.'

 

Also indexedUniversity of Liverpool

'A charity which exists as a point of meeting for like minded classical guitar players and enthusiasts. We meet twice a month to enjoy playing and listening to the classical guitar ... Membership is open to anyone who wishes to come along and join in with our regular ensemble rehearsals. Guitarists of all grades are welcome ... We are continuously looking for performance opportunities to give our members the possibilities to showcase their talent to the public.'

 

Our Mission ‘To bring lesser known and unusual music to Liverpool and the North West ... We promote recitals of lesser known works of famous composers and contemporary composers including specially commissioned works, presented by our Cathedral Orchestra, Cathedral Cantata Choir, and also visiting Performers’.

 

Also indexedMusic for all

’A gathering of people interested in pipe or electronic organs in the Liverpool area.’

 

‘Based in South Liverpool and has over 60 members from across Liverpool and Halton who participate in our weekly music groups and classes. As well as receiving music education our members are also invited to participate and perform in Mersey Wave Concerts and community events throughout the year ... All of our events are made possible through the generous support of sponsors, local venues and volunteers - and our amazing members!’

 

‘Resonate, Liverpool's Music Hub, funded by Arts Council England, operates as a gateway for Liverpool's young musicians, meaning over 13,000 pupils in Liverpool have regular access to outstanding music opportunities which will impact on their lives and enhance our city.‘

 

Successful competing band ‘set up in Liverpool in Nov 2013. We are a full Brass band and can cater for anything from that down to Trios ... We have regular performances throughout the year, both for the public and privately. We also have some very exciting projects in the pipeline, which include our Annual “Themed” Concert series’.

 

'Encompasses talent from a mixture of ex-regular Army musicians, civilian professional musicians, music teachers and music students from the North West of England. The band performs music at many of the high-profile military events in the North West. These events can take the form of ceremonial and official parades, marching displays and concerts including smaller groups for receptions and dinners.'

‘We became an independent choir in 2010, after previously being The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Community Choir. This friendly choir has members of all ages, from all walks of life, and from all areas of Merseyside ... Any adult (18+) is welcome to join the Liverpool Community Choir – whatever your age or experience.There's no audition & you don't have to read music but it's available if you prefer it ... Our contemporary repertoire draws from popular music from the 20th and 21st centuries.‘

Also indexedThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Community Choir

'Has been giving concerts on Merseyside since its foundation in 1951, providing a platform for emergent and established professional soloists and conductors. The orchestra performs a wide range of music from the baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, making a significant contribution to the rich cultural life of the Northwest.'

‘A small, friendly chamber choir, specialising in European choral music up to about 1650, sung largely unaccompanied. The choir sing two main concerts each year in Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel, in March and December, and a number of other recitals across Merseyside, North Wales and occasionally further afield.’

‘The music we play comes from all periods including Renaissance, Baroque and 20th century, and features pieces familiar to everyone who loves string music, such as Tchaikovsky's Serenade, Handel's Concerto Grossi and Britten's Simple Symphony. We have recently accompanied soloists in several concertos, including Telemann's viola concerto, Bach and Vivaldi violin concertos, and a guitar concerto of Vivaldi. Although there are no formal concerts, the Orchestra in more recent years has put on informal recitals in the church hall to show the church members and the local community the sort of things we do. They are very relaxed affairs ...’

‘Founded in 1900 when the Welsh National Eisteddfod was held in the city. A choir of 400 voices was formed and after such a successful event, the singers remained together forming the Liverpool Welsh Choral Union ... The choir currently numbers some 115 members. About one third of its membership is still of Welsh origin, but the choir has also attracted singers from all areas of Liverpool and Merseyside ... Performances regularly take place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. In addition, the choir is committed to taking its special brand of music into the community of Merseyside, and working in partnership with many organisations, bringing quality choral singing to local people.’

 

'All orchestral instruments are welcome at South Liverpool Orchestra, especially strings, brass and bassoon. We are a very friendly amateur chamber orchestra playing standard baroque, classical, romantic & 20th century repertoire, to include overtures, suites and symphonies. We play something new each week, so it is a great way to experience regular unpressured sight-reading. There is also the opportunity to have a go at a concerto if you fancy it! South Liverpool Orchestra perform two short concerts a year, and they are usually followed by a buffet. The concerts are typically in December and May.'

 

'Great cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world ... Our magnificent organ and enthralling choral voices ensure that we have the highest quality of worship music you are likely to find ... Inspirational: Iconic: Unforgettable ... From classical concerts to sophisticated dinners, plays to pop music ...'

 

‘The Cathedral Music Department is responsible for providing music at eight services every week in term time, plus numerous extra services when called upon to mark a particular occasion. This work is shared between the Cathedral’s three choirs and four organists under the guidance of the Director of Music ... The largest Catholic place of worship in the UK, and one of Liverpool’s most instantly recognisable buildings, the Cathedral is a spiritual hub, much loved by Catholics, people of faith, and visitors of all creeds, and all nations.‘

 

Founded 1840: ‘The original vision of its founders has remained a driving force and is interpreted today in Liverpool Philharmonic’s mission “to promote the love of music and music-making” at the centre of which is the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its associated ensembles and concert series; Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, one of the UK’s premier arts and entertainment venues; the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company incorporating Youth Orchestra, Choir, and Children’s Choirs; and an extensive learning programme which is recognised as a national leader in its field in its quality, reach and impact on our communities. Liverpool Philharmonic presents more than 400 concerts and events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall including in its smaller scale venue, Music Room, and venues across the City annually’.

'This unique neo-classical building is the centre of Liverpool’s traditional cultural forum whose foundation stone was laid in 1838. It was built as a result of separate competitions to create a fitting space for the aspirational city to hold its music festivals and other assemblies and contains the vastly ornate Great Hall with its vaulted ceiling, Minton tiled floor, replete with maritime and civic symbolism and is also home to a massive pipe organ.'

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