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The Category Peterborough is a subset of Cambridgeshire. 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 Peterborough 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):

- City of Peterborough Youth Ensemble

- Palmerston Ukulele Band

- Peterborough Theatre Organ Preservation Society

- Peterborough Young Singers

 

! Peterborough KEY

‘We offer a networking opportunity for all organists and directors of music in the Peterborough area. Our members play in churches large and small and on a wide variety of instruments. Some members direct choirs as well and others also work with music groups in their churches. We organise events which include organ crawls, social activities, recitals, educational activites and public lectures. Come and join us and enjoy both the beauty and the power of the organ! Not restricted to just the Peterborough Diocese, the Association has members in and around Peterborough across northern Cambridgeshire, in Northamptonshire, Rutland and the southern part of Lincolnshire.’

 

* Peterborough & District Organists’ Association

'The Dean and Chapter warmly welcome you to Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival. Choirs and singers from churches throughout Diocese of Peterborough are invited to join together to sing a Festival Evensong in Peterborough Cathedral.' Held Mid October.

 

* Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival

‘Promotes concerts featuring the finest jazz musicians from the UK and, when possible, top USA jazz musicians appear at the Club.’

 

* Peterborough Jazz Club

'Offers competitive classes in most instruments, solo singing, choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles. The Festival is open to all ages and abilities, and offers a friendly and welcoming environment for musicians to perform before their peers, their parents and teachers and the general public.' Held Mid March.’ ALERT ‘The Peterborough Music Festival is under Review.’

 

* Peterborough Music Festival

‘The organisation is dedicated to making an enjoyable and successful music education accessible to all young people irrespective of their ability to pay. The Music Hub also seeks to lift the barriers that arise through language, educational, social or cultural issues.’

 

* Peterborough Music Hub

Relatively new venture (April 2017) offering monthly concerts, usually on the first Sunday afternoon: ‘Any proceeds from the concerts will aid local charities or good causes ... Your support would be most appreciated to help us keep the music going!’

* Stilton In Tune

‘We are an orchestra of mainly local amateur musicians. Performing a wide range of challenging music we have staged three to four concerts each year since starting in 1989.’

+ City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra

‘Peterborough had, for many years, a thriving Philharmonic Chorus. This ceased to function in late 1990 leaving this rapidly expanding city without any society dedicated to singing works from the great choral tradition ... Peterborough Choral Society was founded in 1991 to maintain the ... tradition in and around Peterborough ... We aim to have two “classical” concerts a year, with professional soloists and whenever possible a professional orchestra. Where works require larger forces we occasionally combine with other local choirs ... Our summer concert is usually a more light-hearted affair – in recent years we have joined with other groups from Peterborough to present a mixed programme of "lighter" music. We also have a Christmas concert each year, often joining forces with a local school in one of the surrounding villages. We are about 80 strong ... and always welcome new singers who want to enjoy singing major works to the highest standard.’

 

+ Peterborough Choral Society

Annual Gilbert & Sullivan productions with list of offerings dating back to 1923, but also give concert performances: ‘We are a strong singing society with a long tradition of performing the G+S operettas but are not afraid of looking for novel ways to present them, keeping them fresh and attractive to as wide an audience as possible ... Previous stage experience is not essential and all voices are welcome’.

+ Peterborough Gilbert & Sullivan Players

‘With an impressive concert schedule and a growing record of national and international competition success, Peterborough Male Voice Choir is recognised as one of the country’s finest male choirs ... made up of talented and enthusiastic men from all walks of life and of all ages, with a high proportion of younger members, and welcomes singers with differing levels of previous experience, including none! Professional training and support is provided, enabling new members to develop their skills very quickly.’

+ Peterborough Male Voice Choir

‘Founded to bring regular performances of opera in English to Peterborough. Our members include amateur, professional and retired singers, and come from a wide range of backgrounds, from teachers to doctors, business people to local community activists ... Although we are based in Peterborough, our singers come from a wide area and include all ages from teenagers to septuagenarians ... New members are always welcome, whether you're interested in performing onstage or behind the scenes.’

 

+ Peterborough Opera

‘We have an open recruitment policy which just means everyone is welcome and you don’t need to audition – we believe that singing should be fun. Having said this we do expect members to work hard to produce a high standard of performance that we can all be proud of. We have over 60 members and are happy to welcome more.  Our performances range from small charity carol-singing performances to full scale concerts and you can take part in as much or as little as you want to ... We have tackled songs from the musicals, traditional and classical choral music, folk tunes, ballads and even a contemporary Christmas piece never performed in England before.‘

 

+ Peterborough Take Note Community Choir

‘A mixed chamber choir of about 20 voices based in Peterborough. The choir was formed in the early 1970s by a group of Lay Clerks from the Cathedral Choir, who wished to sing music other than the day-to-day cathedral repertoire. Although membership is now open to all, a close relationship with the Cathedral has always been maintained and is highly valued. The Choir performs concerts in and around Peterborough, and occasionally joins with other choirs and orchestras for joint concerts. We present concerts of sacred and secular works, both accompanied and unaccompanied. Our wide-ranging repertoire spans eight centuries, from the 15th century to the present day, and often has a particular emphasis on British composers.’

 

+ St Peter’s Singers [Peterborough]

‘Geared towards musicians who are at least grade 4 standard and is composed of musicians of all ages and backgrounds including school students, business professionals and local music teachers ... The Band has developed a diverse repertoire to appeal to all age groups and has a reputation for a high standard of performance. The music is light - mainly themes from films and shows with the occasional popular classic and military march. The group is the first high quality ensemble to be based in Whittlesey allowing local musicians the chance to pursue their musical interest close to home. The group performs around four concerts each year.’

 

+ Whittlesey Concert Band

'Peterborough Cathedral has a lively programme of concerts, talks, exhibitions and other events. We very much hope to see you at one soon ... The Cathedral’s four-manual Hill organ is one of the finest of its kind in the country. Originally built in 1894, it has since undergone a number of refurbishments and is currently being re-pitched from "Old Philharmonic" to "Standard" concert pitch.'

@ Peterborough Cathedral

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