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The Category Northampton is a subset of Northamptonshire.

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):

- Moulton 77 Brass Band

- Northampton Musical Theatre Company

 

‘Created in 2014 by a small group of enthusiastic Northamptonshire musicians who wanted to bring together a variety of musical talent to perform a series of concerts in the heart of the historic village of Brixworth. Most of the concerts are held in Brixworth's Saxon Church; its ancient walls and cavernous ceiling providing a wonderful acoustic and the perfect surroundings for the timeless pieces being performed.’ Held Mid May.

 

'This dynamic programme develops students’ musical creativity, critical analysis and recording skills, giving them the opportunity to become fully equipped musicians for the 21st century. The programme equips students with the full 360 degree skill set to allow them to become creative music practitioners in the current environment. It provides the skills and understanding to work in a range of areas within the music and media industries, as well as in the teaching profession and other related areas.'

 

Also indexedUniversity of Northampton

Based in Northampton: ‘On the third Monday of the month, a top U.K. or International Artiste is presented, performing a wide range of music on state-of-the art instruments. The shows aren't limited to just instrumental keyboard music - many of the artistes have other talents such as stunning vocals, or playing duets. An NVOKC show is a superb musical evening for all ... All concerts are open to the public, although you can become a member’.

 

‘The Association is open to anyone who is interested in the organ and its associated activities. Non-playing members are as welcome as playing members of all levels of proficiency ... Visits to organs of interest ... Visits to organ builders' workshops ... Talks and discussions on organ and organ music related topics ... An annual dinner with a guest speaker ... Recitals.’

 

Your Festival : ‘Each year the Festival embraces a wide variety of activities: * A Chance to Perform; * A Chance for Appraisal; * A Chance to Hear Others Perform.’ Held Mid May.

 

Also indexedNorthampton Festival of the Performing Arts

‘Our Society exists to enable music lovers to share their love of music with others of a like mind. Our meetings always include an interval when it is possible to discuss and exchange views on music, recordings and equipment, over some light refreshments.’

 

‘Northamptonshire's opera appreciation society ... Are you curious about opera? Are you already a fan, but would like to know more? Or would you just like to indulge yourself once a week in the company of like-minded people? Then come and join us in pleasant surroundings, led by a stimulating tutor, surrounded by a responsive audience, watching beautiful operas on the latest high tech equipment.’

 

‘We are a friendly music school offering private tuition on piano, keyboard, guitar, flute, clarinet, recorder, violin, singing and theory ... We stage regular concerts in aid of local charities and all students are given the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends. This provides essential experience for aspiring musicians to perform in public and helps to build confidence generally.‘

 

‘Formed in 1975 to fill a gap in the Northampton Music Scene ... While existing orchestras and bands catered either for accomplished musicians or for schoolchildren there was a growing number of people taking up instruments later in life and there was a need for a band for “adult beginners”. To develop adequately as an instrumentalist it is vital to take part in ensemble playing with musicians of a similar or better standard ... There are no auditions, and unless any section gets ridiculously overpopulated, no particular limits on numbers of players. The Band gives many concerts for charity around the County and has made regular appearances on the bandstand in Abington Park as part of the Borough Council's summer “Bands in the Park” series of concerts.’

 

‘A diversity of colourful music expressed through a profusion of emotion ... The largest choral society in Northamptonshire, performing classical music to large audiences ... We welcome enquiries from prospective members, especially, as with many choral societies, in the tenor and bass voice parts,’

 

’Although a secular group, the choir has tended to specialise in unaccompanied sacred music and ...has sung in many churches and concert halls both locally and nationwide, and in a number of cathedrals round and about the country. The choir has always consisted of a mixture of students and older members and, regardless of changes over the years, the object has remained ever constant: enjoyment in making music together to a high standard in a convivial atmosphere.‘

 

‘The Band was formed in 1919 by a group of ex-servicemen who wished to continue their musical interests in civilian life. The band was originally called the Northampton Military Band. In 1976 the name was changed to the Northampton Concert Band to reflect the increase in membership of younger musicians and the wider repertoire of music played.‘

 

‘First formed in 1903 ... Has over 30 members covering a broad age range. An extensive repertoire of light music is performed and includes light classical works, music from the shows, ballet music and contemporary easy listening pieces.’

‘The Group is very proud to have presented all the works in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire at least once, as well as works such as "Cox & Box" and "The Zoo" for which Sullivan was joined by 'different' librettists. It continues to be the intention of the group, finances permitting, to bring the full G&S canon to the people of Northamptonshire.’

 

‘The most enterprising choral society in Northamptonshire, singing a huge range of music from across the past five centuries ... from unaccompanied repertoire to programmes with professional orchestras and soloists ... If you enjoy singing you are welcome to join us for a rehearsal, and if you enjoy that experience you are invited to return for the next rehearsal when the conductor will spend a few minutes listening to you sing to assess your vocal range and quality and your ability to learn something new. All being well you will be invited there and then to continue as a regular member of the choir.‘

'Founded in 1893, the Northampton Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the United Kingdom's top amateur symphony orchestras. Membership is drawn from excellent amateurs, teachers, former professional musicians and students in and around Northamptonshire. Most members have achieved at least Grade VIII on their instrument. They perform regularly in Northampton's many classical music venues with top professional soloists in repertoire that encompasses all styles of classical music.'

‘Come and enjoy traditional music from a large mix of bands in the beautiful and relaxed surroundings of Abington Park Northampton ... Every Sunday and May Bank Holiday Mondays ... April to September.’

 

The Friends of All Saints' Music 'aims to foster the unbroken tradition of 600 years of regular daily and weekly worship with music, which at All Saints incorporates the Boy and Girl Choristers, as well as the Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars. FOASM also supports the recruitment, training and development of the young singers, a considerable task given that many schools are unable to pay for choral singing. In addition, the Friends are key in acquiring funds to help pay for scholarships, music tuition and the choir’s tours and recordings.'

‘Music has played an important role at St Matthew’s since the consecration of the building in 1893, and the Church has been at the forefront of contemporary music and art for over half a century. Today, at sung services, the wonderful sounds of the Choir and the magnificent Walker organ continue to fill the building, inspiring and enhancing our worship ... St Matthew's is also home to arguably the finest parish church organ of its type in the country. The four manual organ was built in 1895 by the firm J W Walker and Sons and is now of great historical importance. In 2005/6 the organ underwent a major restoration project costing in excess of a quarter of a million pounds and is now a sought-after recital instrument and many distinguished organists perform regularly at the Church.’

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