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The Category Merton is a subset of London (South). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Merton which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Colliers Wood Chorus

- St John the Baptist Wimbledon

- West Barnes Singers

 

! Merton KEY

'Lead Partner for the Merton Music Education Hub, MMF provides high quality music education for children in the London Borough of Merton.'

* Merton Music Foundation
Also indexedMerton Music Education Hub

’Sixteen days at the end of November each year are devoted to glorious music-making in Wimbledon and nearby areas. The Festival period was chosen to embrace St Cecilia’s Day, November 22nd, and we like to celebrate the Patron Saint of Music with events involving the community.’

 

* Wimbledon International Music Festival

‘We are an outstanding choir firmly established in the heart of our community of Wimbledon. We perform a broad spectrum of classical music to a very high standard ... Alongside leading players and soloists we give both orchestral and unaccompanied concerts up to four times per year, making a significant contribution to the cultural life of our community ... Entry to the choir is by audition. Auditions are conducted in a relaxed environment and auditionees are asked to sing a short prepared aria or song, to undertake some simple vocal exercises and a short sight-reading test.’

 

+ Academy Choir Wimbledon
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The area's longest established concert band, having been formed in 1968 ... A warm and friendly environment where enjoyment of music is a central ethos, people tend to stay once they join ... We don't have entry restrictions but the standard of the band means that a grade 5 or above is advised. As we are a community band the number of players can change as people move in and out of the area. Even if we don't have any current vacancies, please feel free to get in touch and we'll keep your details on file should a space become free ... The Band enjoys playing at a variety of events both in the local area and further afield.'

 

 

+ South London Concert Band

The Hill Singers work with young professional soloists and perform three public concerts a year ... We are a well-established chamber choir ... part of the vibrant musical life of Merton ... Interest in choral music has increased dramatically in the last few years and the choices available for singers and are very wide ranging. Our choir is, currently, around 30 voices strong, ranging from people relatively new to choral singing to some very experienced choral singers. There has never been a better time to join a choir, so come and see how we work. You will receive a warm welcome.’

+ The Hill Singers
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1975: ‘There are no auditions. We encourage people to join us for one or more rehearsals on a trial basis. Many of the present members have excellent sight-reading ability, but this is a skill which comes with practice, so anyone interested in joining should not be deterred if their sight-reading is less than perfect. The size of the choir is usually somewhere between twenty and thirty. On occasions we invite guest singers to join us when larger forces are needed. Our philosophy has always been to perform music which is a little off the beaten track’.

+ Wimbledon Chamber Choir
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are a choir of 180 or so members drawn from a wide range of ages, professions and backgrounds, and have a reputation for giving concerts of the highest quality presented with professional soloists and orchestras ... The musical season runs from September to June and typically consists of three main concerts in major venues in and around London and a local Christmas concert in the Wimbledon area. As well as promoting its own concerts, the choir is invited regularly to participate in other events with several of Britain’s leading orchestras and in collaboration with other choirs.'

 

+ Wimbledon Choral Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Singing rallies the spirit and is a tonic for body and soul - so let us sing together!  Wimbledon Community Chorus is a not-for-profit community choir, accessible to all members of the Wimbledon community regardless of ability or experience. No auditions! ... We have been singing anything uplifting, including folk, pop, world, choral and and soul music ... New members always welcome.’

+ Wimbledon Community Chorus
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We perform three to four concerts a year in Putney and Earlsfield in the South West of London. We largely perform post-classical era works that give interest to every section of the orchestra. We are a society for fluent and advanced amateur players under the guidance of our professional Musical Director/Conductor and Leader. Occasionally we perform with soloists.'

 

+ Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra

‘Set up in September 2015 to give keen young singers in the Wimbledon area the chance to sing a wide variety of repertoire, centred on classical music and extending to gospel, jazz and pop arrangements, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Rehearsals take place in the beautiful and historic church of St Mary's, Wimbledon ... WYC performs in St Mary's and other local churches, but also further afield, in venues across central London and the rest of the UK.’

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