The Category Preston is a subset of Lancashire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Preston 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):

- Broughton Parish Church Choir

- Eccleston Brass Band

- Preston Cecilian Choral Society

- Preston Flute Group

- Rawstorne Singers

- South Ribble Strings

- The Guild Singers of Chorley


! Preston KEY
VISITS (to Website)46
VIEWS (of this Record)84

‘Formed in 1964 by staff of the Harris College, we have promoted classical chamber music concerts at midday continuously for more than half a century ... In September 2003 we moved into the newly refurbished Preston Minster. This has a reverberant acoustic which supports a wide range of musical ensembles.’ Monthly concerts, September - June.


* Harris Music Preston
VISITS (to Website)147
Also indexedPreston Minster
VIEWS (of this Record)284

'Founded in November 1997 by David Batty, we have been meeting every 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of every month.’ Concert Guest Artists ‘have ranged from Scottish dance bands, sing a longs, a mixture of classical and folk music to artists taking requests from the audience. We like to have a variety of music genres and styles ... We hold a concert on the third Wednesday of every month, a professional guest artist features on alternate months. Our local players are the special guest artists on the months in between.’


* Leyland Accordion Club
VISITS (to Website)217
VIEWS (of this Record)889

‘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.’


* Preston & District Organists Association
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)388

‘Our main activities are: Compiling, printing and distributing Preston Arts News three times a year. Organizing and producing the annual Preston Arts Festival. Providing a forum for discussion and arts development.’


* Preston Arts Association
VISITS (to Website)155
Also indexedPreston Arts Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)265

‘The vision of the School of Journalism, Media and Performance (JMP) is to prepare students to become the next generation within the creative industries. Whether you want to be a theatre practitioner, filmmaker, broadcast journalist, musician, web-designer, animator, screenwriter, print or on-line journalist, games designer, media producer, music producer, dancer, photographer, TV producer and music theatre performer or maker, JMP offers courses at all levels to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter your chosen profession. Through practice-based study in modern teaching studios using the same resources that are used by industry, we prepare our students to be successful in a huge range of key creative roles.'


* School of Journalism, Media and Performance [Central Lancashire]
VISITS (to Website)192
Also indexedUniversity of Central Lancashire
VIEWS (of this Record)364

‘Established in 1946 in the heart of industrial Lancashire as the Leyland Motors Band, taking its name from the world famous truck and bus company. Now an independent group of some thirty musicians, the Band has retained its local connection and now proudly bears the name of its home town ... Leyland Band has also rightly earned its reputation as an unrivalled concert entertainer by producing dynamic and unique performances both at home and abroad. Leyland Band has always fostered a strong sense of originality ... Everyone is welcome to visit our rehearsals every Monday and Thursday at Boxer Place, but as we occasionally change venue, check with us before setting out.‘


+ Leyland Band
VISITS (to Website)228
VIEWS (of this Record)244

Successful contesting band ‘based in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire and is thought to be one of the oldest brass bands in England. The first known public performance dates back to 1845 ... We are a hard working, sociable band with a good balance of concerts and contests throughout the year ... Our Junior Band has been running for a few years and ... beginners of all abilities are welcome and we also have a selection of instruments available to use’.


+ Longridge Band
VISITS (to Website)101
VIEWS (of this Record)229

‘Established in 1981 as a night class in military band music ... The band performs concerts at parks, band stands and events through out the year and supports charity events when possible. It welcomes all musicians who think they can make a contribution to performing. We accept all abilities as long as you enjoy yourself. The band's repertoire consists of military band standards, classical numbers, music from the musicals, film music, swing and big band.’



+ Preston Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)53
VIEWS (of this Record)106

Award-winning Society, founded in 1954, mounting one G & S production per annum: ‘The Society would particularly like to encourage non-singing members to join. For historical reasons, we have rather become a group of performers, and this tends to put a great deal of pressure on our currently rather small band of helpers for prompt, costume, make up, scenery, lighting, sound, stage management, publicity, transport, ticket and programme sales, bar staffing, making brews, etc. We would really love to see you, even if you think that singing is not for you!’

+ Preston Gilbert & Sullivan Society
VISITS (to Website)216
VIEWS (of this Record)213

‘Founded 1965 ... The Company currently has around 100 active members, ranging from teenagers to the “young at heart”. The main focus of the Company's activities is the production of an opera ... each spring and a concert before Christmas ... Preston Opera is always ready to welcome new members in any capacity – as singers, or to help with production, staging, costume, make up, props, front of house duties, even making the tea! If you are interested in joining us all you need to do is to turn up at one of our rehearsals and introduce yourself.’

+ Preston Opera
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)244

‘We are a fun and friendly choir based in Preston Lancashire. We generally do 3 concerts a year and practice weekly from September to May.‘


+ Preston Orpheus Choir
VISITS (to Website)154
VIEWS (of this Record)296

’Sunday Afternoon Light Classics performances for wind quintet, harp and violin, classical guitar, string quartet, choirs, ‘cello, organ, brass quintet, clarinet and flute – and more! Also Cathedral Classics: A series of Saturday Lunchtime organ recitals by some of the country’s most eminent recitalists.’


@ St Laurence Chorley
VISITS (to Website)64
VIEWS (of this Record)102

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