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‘We are the CPDOA. The City of Portsmouth and District Organists Association ... The Association welcomes all those with an interest in the organ, its construction and its music, whether or not they play the instrument themselves. Our activities include visits to hear and play local organs, from small instruments in rural churches to large instruments in local cathedrals and town halls, visits to organ builders, organ recitals by members, educational metings and social events.’

* Portsmouth & District Organists Association
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‘Founded in 1917 with the aim of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Portsmouth. Records of the Festival prior to 1948 and a large number of the original trophies were destroyed during World War II because the Guildhall was badly bombed. However, some information is available in newspaper articles written during the years leading up to that date ... For many years the festival has been a platform for at least 4,000 performers each year. Together with the parents and supporters of the participants, a very large number of people have been touched by the benefits of performance and adjudication offered by the organisation.’ Held February - March.

* Portsmouth Music Festival
Visits to the Website135
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Mission 'To provide high quality music education and support for children, young people and learners in and around the diverse Portsmouth community; To inspire all young people to sing and play a musical instrument, developing their talent through progressive performance pathways; To promote high achievement through diverse partnerships; To transform lives through music and cultural engagement'

* Portsmouth Music Hub
Visits to the Website195
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‘A local samba band playing authentic Afro Brazilian Samba Reggae music. We entertain at many music festivals, carnivals, processions, sporting events, weddings, corporate events, and launches ... If you are interested in learning to drum with us then contact us about our weekly workshops.’

+ Batala Portsmouth
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‘We are a friendly ladies choir based in central Portsmouth ... The Choir is made up of around 20 ladies from all walks of life who share a love of singing. There is a real sense of camaraderie within the Choir. We have had several new choir members join us recently which has been wonderful. It has been proven that singing is good for your health and makes you happy - don't believe it? well then, come along and find out for yourself.’

+ Cantrelle Singers
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Founded 1948: ‘Objects are the advancement of the appreciation of the public in the art and science of music, and in particular the art of choral music by the presentation of concerts ... It began with a small group of singers drawn mainly from St. James Church, Milton in Portsmouth, England and has grown to its present membership of 100 drawn from the greater Portsmouth area ... The choir perform three concerts annually in Portsmouth Guildhall to capacity audiences of 2,000 people performing a range of music from Part Song to Grand Opera; Oratorio to Songs from West End and Broadway Musicals. In addition to this, they give regular concerts at smaller locations for many charities’.

+ Milton Glee Club
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‘Has approximately 25 members. We perform a wide repertoire of music from the late Renaissance period to works of contemporary composers, including several works which have been written especially for the choir. Many works are performed unaccompanied, but we especially enjoy singing when accompanied by an orchestra. We normally undertake four concerts each year: in October; a Christmas concert in December; at Easter-time; and in midsummer - in churches and cathedrals in Portsmouth and the surrounding district.’

+ Portsmouth Baroque Choir
Visits to the Website24
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‘Founded in 1880 as the Portsmouth Temperance Choral Union. The Choir is now one of the leading large amateur choruses in the south of England: Approximately 120 Voices ... Holds four major concerts a year ... Accompanied by professional orchestras and soloists ... Performs the choral repertoire from classics to 21st-century works ... Encourages new singers and new musicians ... Provides tailored tutorials for its members to develop their individual voice ... Hosts an annual New Year “Come and Sing” concert for members of the public and choir’.

+ Portsmouth Choral Union
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'We are a traditional and friendly Brass Band based in the Portsmouth area for players of all ages and abilities, undertaking an extensive range of engagements throughout the year ranging from formal concerts and civic events to fetes, parties, church services, carnivals and celebrations.'

+ Portsmouth City Band
Visits to the Website133
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‘Recognised as one of the top choral groups in the region, gives at least three major concerts annually, joined by soloists, orchestral musicians and accompanists of the highest calibre. Its aim is to provide a stimulating musical experience for its members and for its audience in the Portsmouth & Hampshire area ... Portsmouth Festival Choir usually performs three concerts per season, working regularly with professional soloists and orchestral musicians ... We welcome enquiries from enthusiastic, talented singers. You will be asked to attend a brief audition during your first term for which no subscription fee is payable.’

+ Portsmouth Festival Choir
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‘Established in March 2009, initially named the "Portsmouth Philharmonia" by a small group of amateur musicians wanting to rehearse together on a regular basis. We have since grown in numbers and established a strong position within the local community. Locally known as the "Sunday Orchestra" or the "Charity Orchestra" we're currently the most active orchestra in Portsmouth.’

+ Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra
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‘Formed in the mid 1970s and specialises in a form of a cappella four-part harmony for men known as Barbershop singing ... We encourage male quartet singing and we boast several medal-winning quartets over the years. We also complement our barbershop repertoire with a variety of popular songs which include pop, blues, traditional, spiritual, show songs and timeless classics - all sung unaccompanied and in harmony.’

+ Solent City Chorus
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Also indexedPortsmouth & District Barbershop Harmony Club
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‘Founded in 1992 by a number of forward thinking musicians.  Given the city of Portsmouth’s rich cultural heritage, the need for a first class symphony orchestra was recognised and so the SSO was established ... Since its inception, the orchestra has provided a forum for local musicians to perform in historic venues as part of a regular concert series.  Our current musicians range in profession from teachers to students, marines to computer programmers.’

+ Solent Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website30
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‘A choir based in Portsmouth that sing Evensong services in cathedrals along the South coast at times when the resident choir is on holiday. Formed mostly from members of Anglican, Roman Catholic and Free Church choirs in Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex, the group ... have regularly sung Evensong services at Salisbury, Winchester and Chichester cathedrals.’

+ Wessex Cantorum
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'A 2000 seat entertainment venue which attracts world class music and comedy with sell out acts ... We offer a classical programme with a season of concerts by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a range of smaller recitals and ensembles, plus a mix of family, music and dance shows. We also produce and manage our own events ...'

@ Portsmouth Guildhall
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‘Provides listings of the concerts of (principally) amateur classical musical groups in the Portsmouth area – this includes Fareham, Petersfield, Chichester, Havant and Hayling Island.’

~ Music in Portsmouth
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