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'The development agency for jazz in the North of England. Our mission is to increase the profile of contemporary jazz in the North by developing opportunities for artists and building audiences through collective partnership working. Our vision is that the North becomes recognised nationally and internationally as a place that enables jazz artists to reside, work and develop their practice in dialogue with interested, supportive and open-minded audiences.'

 

* Jazz North
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'Our main focus is on the practical study of music through workshops and a Summer School. The workshops are held over a wide area from the South Lake District to North East Wales. Summer School is held in Chester. We also hold a library of musical instruments which are available for students of early music to borrow before purchasing their own. Our newsletter is published 5 times a year. We are keen to encourage anybody interested in early music to join us ...'

 

* North West Early Music Forum
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‘Specialists in performing opera solos, duets, larger ensemble pieces and choruses, throughout the North West of England ... From the heart wrenching to the hilarious, we do our very best to ensure that you experience an amazing and entertaining event! Encore was originally formed by a gathering of opera enthusiasts with aspirations to bring opera out of theatres and into local communities, showcasing both established and emerging performers. This unique combination of voices allows Encore Opera Group to produce a very special and unforgettable sound.‘

 

 

+ Encore Opera
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‘Northwest England’s professional touring opera company ... Heritage Opera is now regularly invited to play at top stately homes, large theatres, festivals and for corporate and private entertainment. One of the reasons for Heritage Opera’s continued success lies in its uncompromising musical standards. Only professional singers are used, and wherever possible, performers with a northern link are given preference. Recent developments include touring to various new venues in Scotland and Southern England ...’ ALERT Due to illness ‘we have decided to postpone all the events we had planned for 2019’.

 

+ Heritage Opera
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'The Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO) has come a long way since it was set up in 1967. It now presents a successful, annual series of eight concerts at the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield, which attracts top-flight soloists ... The NCO is the " orchestra in residence" at Buxton Festival, playing for its main opera productions, and now regularly gives orchestral concerts at Buxton Opera House / the Pavilion Arts Centre. The orchestra also performs across the North of England and is regularly included in Orchestras Live programmes across rural areas, including the Lake District. The members of the orchestra (approximately twenty in total) are distinguished chamber musicians who regularly appear as soloists.'

+ Northern Chamber Orchestra
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‘The Championships attract bands from Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire (formerly Humberside), North Yorkshire, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear. Each band will compete in their respective graded section for the honour of representing the North of England, at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.’

 

~ North of England Brass Band Championships
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‘Since 1946 the NWABBA have been supporting brass bands from across the North West of England region and beyond ... Our member bands come from Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Our involvement in contest organisation is well known, however, we aim to provide an all round service to our bands.’

~ North West Area Brass Bands Association
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‘The Regional Committee is an autonomous body responsible for the organisation of the North West Regional Championships, which determine the bands who qualify for an invitation to the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, owned by Kapitol Promotions Ltd. Any band whose bandroom is located within the boundaries of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside and Northern Ireland is eligible to compete in the North West Regional Championships.’ Championships held Late February.

 

~ North West Regional Brass Bands Championship Committee
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