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The Category Plymouth is a subset of Devon. 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth Pipe Band

 

! Plymouth KEY
VISITS (to Website)52
VIEWS (of this Record)76

Founded 1914: ‘A charity run by volunteers who work hard to ensure children from across the city and neighbouring areas have an opportunity to take part in a celebration of music, dance and speech and drama. Young performers have fun, gain invaluable performing experience receiving constructive feedback from a professional within their field. We aim to ensure that every performer enjoys a happy festival, has a memorable experience and can’t wait to return next year. The dance festival is held annually in July, with the music, speech and drama festivals following in November.’

 

* City of Plymouth Festival
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)194

Lee Mill, Devon: ‘Our Guest List includes many of the most talented performers from the world of acoustic/folk music ... Many of our visitors have remarked on the continuing excellence of our floor acts. But whatever your leanings in performance - musicians, singers, bands - all will find a warm welcome is extended to you. And you do not have to be a performer to get a real buzz out of any of our club nights. Indeed many of our members just come for the unique atmosphere we seem to generate’.

 

* Folk On The Moor
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)310

'Offers a glimpse of how musicians, scientists and linguists are re-inventing voice through an ambitious programme exploring new means, forms and usages of voice in communication and musical creativity. It will premiere new compositions by University of Plymouth composers and guests, including the world premiere of a concert for a beatboxer with an orchestra in her mouth, a choir of real and virtual singers and a fully-fledged invented language, created specially for the festival by David J. Peterson, the inventor of the language Dothraki, of the series Game of Thrones.' Held Late February.

 

* Peninsular Arts Contemporary Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)195
Also indexedInterdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research
VIEWS (of this Record)483

‘We meet about 10 times per year - sometimes locally to hear our own members play, sometimes on “organ crawls” to explore some of the fine instruments in the local area, and at least once per year, much further afield to visit a cathedral or other large instrument. We also have local experts who can provide impartial advice to churches and clergy on all matters concerning organs and, in some cases, of their historic importance and worthiness of national recognition.‘

 

* Plymouth and District Organists’ Association
VISITS (to Website)131
VIEWS (of this Record)206

'Our Club has been providing monthly concerts for more than thirty years, featuring professional artistes from the U.K. and some from Europe.'

* Plymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
VISITS (to Website)59
VIEWS (of this Record)61

Founded 1984: ‘A non-profit organisation to provide the best of live jazz music of all genres in Plymouth for the jazz fans of Devon and Cornwall ... Modern Jazz on the first Sunday of the month-this encompasses anything not classed as Trad. Trad Jazz on the third Sunday of the month’.

 

* Plymouth Jazz Club
VISITS (to Website)135
VIEWS (of this Record)281

‘A Registered Charity run by volunteers to encourage and promote musical performances, awareness, education and enthusiasm in the Plymouth area.  Our activities are entirely funded by subscriptions, donations, legacies, fundraising, sponsorship and charitable grants. Our membership is made up of individuals, orchestras, bands and choirs, and local music promoters ... Plymouth Music Accord publishes a printed concert diary with details of all the concerts promoted by members of the Accord. This is distributed to all members, and to local libraries, music shops and tourist and information outlets.’

 

* Plymouth Music Accord
VISITS (to Website)64
VIEWS (of this Record)169

'Currently engages over 4000 children and young people in weekly musical activities across the city. As well as traditional ensembles, which include bands and orchestras, we also offer Steel Band, Guitar and Rock and Pop groups and activities. We hope you’ll find something to suit your taste in music and, if not, please get in touch. We’re always open to suggestions! ...'

 

* Plymouth Music Education Hub
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of this Record)421

‘By studying music at Plymouth University you will join a vibrant community that combines versatile undergraduate programmes in Music, Performance, Technology, Composition and Ethnomusicology with world-leading research in computer music and topics in musicology and creative practice ...'

 

* School of Humanities and Performing Arts [Plymouth]
VISITS (to Website)155
Also indexedPlymouth University
VIEWS (of this Record)352

‘12 piece band which plays Swing, Latin, Jazz and Classic Pop to suit all occasions ... Providing opulence of a bygone age, whether it be a Vintage Gatsby Party, Strictly Come Dancing themed event, or 1940’s Glenn Miller event, Carlton Big Band has the music for it, and evening dress or army uniforms are worn by the band accordingly.‘

 

+ Carlton Big Band
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of this Record)337

‘Formed in 1972 and consists of serving Police Officers, retired Officers, Special Constables, Police staff and members with no Police affiliation who have proven musical ability.’

 

+ Plymouth Area Police Choir
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of this Record)571

‘In 1875 a local teacher of music, Dr Samuel Weekes, brought together a group of musician friends and founded what was then known as an Orchestral Society: their first concert was presented in the graceful Tea Rooms of Plymouth’s old Royal Hotel. The renamed Plymouth Symphony Orchestra can claim to be one of the longest-established orchestras in the country, with an amazing record of continuity ... In addition to making appearances in Plymouth, an important feature of the orchestra’s work is to present concerts in other centres which professional symphony orchestras rarely, if ever, visit, such as Liskeard, Totnes, Dartington, Christow and Buckland Abbey. But the purpose of Samuel Weekes in founding the orchestra has remained central to all its activities: to bring friends together once a week to make music.’

 

+ Plymouth Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of this Record)247

‘Our annual programme comprises a concert of sacred music in March or April ... a summer concert of unaccompanied madrigals and partsongs ... a concert of sacred and secular pieces in November, and ending with a concert of motets and carols for Advent and Christmas ... We also have a weekend in July singing choral services at a cathedral or abbey ... We have a wide-ranging repertoire of small-scale choral music including Elizabethan madrigals, Renaissance polyphony, Bach motets, sacred music by English and continental composers from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, romantic partsongs, and works by contemporary composers ... Much of our repertoire is sung unaccompanied.’

 

+ South West Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)112
VIEWS (of this Record)286

‘The perfect example of community music making. With members from the length and breadth of the UK's Southwest we deliver a high standard of community music ... We are a large mixed SATB choir and orchestra of 150 plus members with a busy schedule. Based in Plymouth we cover large events across the South West. We deliver 3 concerts each season and also offer a number of workshops and professional development days.‘

 

+ South West Philharmonia & Chorus
VISITS (to Website)91
VIEWS (of this Record)221

‘Membership consists of students and staff as well as members of the community and is open to anyone who has an enthusiasm for singing. There are no auditions. The repertoire is drawn mainly from the classical mainstream works plus part songs and madrigals, anthems, motets and opera. New compositions are also premiered. Public concerts are performed throughout the academic year. These performances are with professional soloists and orchestras. The choir also participates in University events and the University Carol Service.’

 

 

+ University of Plymouth Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of this Record)194

‘Formed in 1999 and its membership of about 35 singers is made up of a number of the most experienced choristers in the region. The choir gives three or four concerts each season in Devon/Cornwall with occasional concerts in other areas. The repertoire of the choir is wide ranging, but principally religious music from the sixteenth century to the present day, with organ, instrumentalists or unaccompanied ... The choir does not meet weekly but gives concerts following three intensive rehearsals; soloists are drawn from within the choir.’

 

+ West Devon Chorale
VISITS (to Website)82
VIEWS (of this Record)163

‘The range of work presented and produced on the The Lyric stage is incredibly extensive and includes major touring drama and musical productions by producers and theatre companies ... as well as welcoming leading opera and dance companies to the South West ... The Theatre Royal Plymouth also produces its own drama and musical productions, often with commercial or subsidised partners and many tour nationally or transfer to the West End.‘

 

@ Theatre Royal Plymouth
VISITS (to Website)67
Also indexedThe Lyric
VIEWS (of this Record)197

'A non-commercial website run to help classical concertgoers in the Plymouth area and to support local music organisations in publicising their activities. If you value the wealth of music represented here, please consider a donation to the Plymouth Music Accord which provides valuable support to music in the area and encourages the musical interests of children and young people.'

 

~ Plymouth Classical Music
VISITS (to Website)217
VIEWS (of this Record)390

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