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rccofestival2021.ca

'Welcome to Organ Festival Canada: Hamilton 2021, the first virtual RCCO festival. Although this format is new to all of us, you will find that it includes many of the experiences we have all enjoyed at in-person festivals. Additionally, we are very pleased to offer an international flavour with performances from New York, Houston, and Cambridge, as well as Coventry and St. Albans Cathedrals. Our dynamic programme features world-class organists, award-winning choirs, engaging clinicians, and chances to socialise with your colleagues.'  8-13 August 2021 : ONLINE.

www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org

'Dorset's award-winning Music & Performance Festival ... Sherborne Abbey Festival is unique, being charity-run entirely by experienced volunteers, and also in its support of musical good causes. It is the event that gives back to the community.'  Mini-Festival announced for late September [2021].

Category:Sherborne

goldmansisters.co.uk/music-school/

'A family run music school based on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border ... Established in 2003 by the Goldman family, it quickly gained a reputation for being one of the best privately run music schools in the country. It provides high quality one-to-one tuition by qualified and experienced specialist teachers, readily accepting students of all ages and abilities. Online lessons mean that students attend from across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire as well as other parts of the UK and overseas.'

Category:Biggleswade

www.themagpiesfestival.co.uk

'Transatlantic folk trio, The Magpies, have announced that they will be hosting their first festival ... The Festival is located in the grounds of Sutton Park, which is about 8 miles from the centre of York ... The Magpies Festival is a family-friendly festival, so make sure to bring your chicks and fledglings! What better way to introduce your brood to the joy of live music than spending the day with the freedom to run around beautiful parkland whilst listening to some brilliant musicians showing them what they can achieve with a little practice!' Held Mid August.

Category:York

surreyhillschoirs.uk/wp/surrey-hills-chamber-...

'A mixed voice choir of around 30 voices. Founded in September 2005, the choir has grown into a group of enthusiastic, friendly and talented singers ... Performing a huge diversity of music to an impressively high standard, the Surrey Hills Chamber Choir aims to remove all barriers between the performers and the audience. So its members sing by heart, without scores, a conductor or often any accompaniment. This lets them communicate a much more expressive and entertaining performance.'

Category:Guildford

www.hbcmf.co.uk

'We're delighted to be bringing you a programme featuring some of the most talented artists of our generation, each embarking on an exciting career.'  Inaugural season, July 2021.

Category:Barnet

villiersquartet.com/VQDiscovery/

'The idea of VQ Discovery – online string quartet course was formed by us at the beginning of Lockdown 2020. It has been an amazing journey for us. So much to learn: how to record by ourselves, how to facilitate the course, and how to engage our audiences with our common passion with the music of string quartet. But essentially, this course gave us purpose and focus in this very difficult time ... Our Practice Audio is designed for you to practice your part with members of the Villiers Quartet! You have a choice of solo Tracks and Minus One Tracks which will enable you to practice alongside with three members of the Villiers Quartet!'

www.truearttv.com

'Music videos and audios library, online concerts, International Music Competitions live stream and winners awards, all music activities at one place ... Free for every music love ... We listen to music together, enjoy music together, making music happen together.'

Category:Broadcasters

www.buscotconcerts.co.uk

'High quality chamber recitals in the exquisite Buscot Park Theatre.  A series of events, one each month from April to September ... The Series is there to promote professional musicians, local and otherwise, and to provide the opportunity to see affordable high quality performance within our local catchment area.'

www.jubileequartet.co.uk

'The acclaimed Jubilee String Quartet are offering you an exciting chance to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of string quartet playing from the comfort of your own home with 3 online workshops from 5-7 December 2020. Whether you're already in a quartet, or a solo player who wants a taste of what playing in a quartet is like - or maybe you don't play an instrument but want to find out more about the quartet repertoire, this course is for you!'

www.londonyoungmusician.com

'London Young Musician Award is open to candidates of any nationality, under the age of 28. We support music-making and learning, offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills and encourage progress ... The Award consists of a Pre-Screening Selection (offline) and a Final Round (online broadcast) using the same video submitted. For Pre-Screening, the seasonal jury panel will mark each candidate's video, and the candidates who achieve an average mark of 85 or above will successfully get into the Final Round. The Final Round will be online broadcasted by True Art Tv. Both the annual jury panel and the audience will give the vote to determine the final results.'

Category:London

www.sitaruk.org

‘Aims are to advance the education of the general public in the history, theory and performance of Indian Classical Music and Dance in general, and the Sitar in particular.’

 

toccataclassics.com

‘Dedicated to producing recordings of the huge amount of top-notch classical music that the concert halls and major record companies are ignoring. We make a point of seeking out interesting composers from less familiar musical cultures and from all periods, in the Nordic and Baltic countries, in central and eastern Europe, Russia and further afield ... Toccata Classics, Toccata Press and Toccata Next are three sides of a triangle, all exploring unfamiliar aspects of classical music, Toccata Classics and Toccata Next via recordings, and Toccata Press via publishing, of books about music. The triangle will soon change shape with the launch of Toccata Music, which will publish music itself.‘

 

www.bothyfolkclub.co.uk

‘Meets Sunday nights ... in Southport at 8-00pm and has regular nationally famous guests alternating with singers nights when it is your chance to “have a go” if you want.’

 

Category:Folk Clubs

eastridingofyorkshireband.co.uk

‘Situated in East Yorkshire but with players from all over the East Riding of Yorkshire and beyond ... We are always looking for additional experienced players ... The Band play at many events around the area, including indoor and outdoor concerts, events and shows. We are available for engagements at any location in the East Riding and surrounding area.’

 

www.promusica.org.uk

‘A friendly chamber choir based in Lewes. We perform to a high standard and our members are a mix of experienced singers and those who are new to choral singing and enjoy a challenge ... During the concert season Pro Musica usually gives three performances. Our aim is to create a friendly sociable choral environment and to perform a varied repertoire of works in a wide variety of musical styles.’

 

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.blackheathchoir.org.uk

'A mixed chorus of some 80 singers based in south-east London ... Members are expected to be able to read music but need not  be expert sight- readers.  There are no formal auditions but the Music Director gives new members an informal vocal assessment, and is always willing to offer advice on matters of vocal technique ... There are three main concerts each year. Professionals take the principal solo parts but there are often opportunities for members to sing smaller solos.'


 

www.pleasurefolk.co.uk

'The Pleasure Folk is an established Amateur Dramatics and Musical Society that has been running in the small town of Ormskirk since 1971. We welcome members of all ages to help us put on up to three productions every year. Our annual Pantomime usually takes place during the winter months of November and December, while our Musical productions take place during April.'

 

www.musicforallsmsg.org

'Music for All @ SMSG promotes access to a wide range of music performed by a broad range of talent, with an emphasis on performance opportunities for young, developing and local musicians ...  Now that our Willis Pipe Organ is fully restored we offer regular organ recitals ... Our annual Pipe Organ Festival features organ solo and duet recitals.'

 

www.gloucestershiremusic.co.uk/youth-groups/c...

'We offer children and young people opportunities to play and perform together in our music groups – orchestras, wind bands, jazz groups, choirs and other ensembles, at our out-of-school hours music centres ... We provide instruments – from bassoons to xylophones, through our instrument hire service to anyone in the County (not just pupils).'

 

www.cantorion-llandrindod.org

'We are a non-auditioned, mixed, four-part choir of around 40 members and are based for rehearsals in the village of Howey on the outskirts of Llandrindod Wells. Members are drawn from Llandrindod Wells and the surrounding areas. Our reportoire is wide but whilst some, but far from all, of the works we perform were originally written as church music we are not a religious organisation - we just love great music.'

 

www.chantryquire.org.uk

'We are a choir of 24 voices, drawing our singers from across West Sussex ...  We welcome new singers with blending voices who are good readers. We rehearse in Arundel on five or six Tuesday evenings before each concert.'

 

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.musicsupport.org

'Music Support exists because of the experiences of our founders and trustees. Our founders are veterans of the music industry and are all in recovery themselves, from various mental health and addiction issues. They all suffered alone with their problems, and saw countless colleagues, friends and heroes lose their careers, families and even their lives to poor mental health and/or addiction. They decided that enough was enough: a personal and confidential support service provider that understood the specific needs and problems of the music industry was necessary.'

 

musicasecreta.com

'A UK-based early music ensemble dedicated to the performance of early music written by and for women ... We bring together internationally-acclaimed musicians and ground-breaking research to perform this fascinating and continually emerging repertoire. Our programmes illustrate the many faces of women musicians in the 16th and 17th centuries: courtiers, courtesans, actresses and cloistered nuns. There is always an element of story-telling, theatre, and surprise, in our performances, for the women who first made our music had lives as compelling as the music itself.'

 

Category:Early Music

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