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'Whitby’s increasingly popular festival of music and the spoken word, consisting of the Festival held each year in March, which culminates in the Concert Band Competition and Boyes Gala Concert, and the National Choir Day in April.'

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Moonbeams Events is a series of lovely relaxed nights of lovely music - dedicated to bringing the best acoustic, folk and roots music to East Yorkshire ... The Moonbeams Festival is set in the grounds of the award winning Wold Top Brewery, perched on top of the Yorkshire Wolds (held Early July) ... And each year in March, Moonbeams takes over the Bell Hotel in Driffield, for the now "Wold Famous" Moonbeams March Weekend. A fabulous Winter Gathering at this gorgeous venue with a line up that will impress all!'

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‘There's a potent sense of voyage and discovery about the Musicport Festival, which sets sail from Whitby every October. Indeed, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Pavilion, with its tall windows and invigorating view of the North Sea, had unmoored itself from the West Pier in search of a world of diverse rhythms, melodies, food, dances and poems. In truth, the festival, complete with its six stages and impressive line-up of global performers, needn't go anywhere. Every autumn, the delightful northern seaside town of Whitby provides the only destination for which you'd need to steer to sample an exciting variety of world-class world acts.‘ Held Mid October.

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‘Set upon the majestic North York Moors National Park and along its magnificent Jurassic coastline, our festival contains many unique qualities which capacity audiences and loyal followers are testament to. International musicians who express their talents in an atmosphere of friendship and celebration, perform in ten of the extraordinary historical churches this region has to offer, nestled within hamlets, dales, remote moorland and coastal villages. Each venue contains its own ambience of mystery which the audiences- and the music- bring to life. This chemistry creates a community ...’ Held Mid August.

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‘Scarborough Area Music Centre Area is all about helping young musicians towards fulfilling their maximum potential through playing together under expert direction. The Centre is staffed by a team of experienced and well qualified Music Service teachers and heads of department. They provide specialist guidance in each of the major instrument groups: Brass, Woodwind, Strings and Percussion. Entry to the Centre is usually by teacher recommendation and sometimes an informal audition is necessary.’

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In early 1965, a group of organ enthusiasts who had recently purchased Hammond electronic organs had a meeting with the Manager of the local Hammond dealership and decided to form the Scarborough Hammond Organ Society ... The name of the Society was eventually changed to the Scarborough Electronic Organ Society when it was realised that some people were under the misapprehension that only owners of Hammond organs could become members of the Society ... The Society has approximately 100 members who have pre-paid for the season. Our concerts attract average audiences of over 200.’

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Founded 1984: ‘comprises around thirty five ladies of varying ages and walks of life. The choir performs concerts locally and in this way has raised thousands of pounds for local charities ... Members enjoy learning and performing a wide range of music in a friendly and positive spirit ... and welcomes new and returning members.’

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'Exists to promote the enjoyment of singing. Anyone may join, and there is no audition. Regular attendance at rehearsals is encouraged, in order to maintain as high a standard of performance as possible at the two/three concerts each year.'

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Founded 1968: ‘Unlike other local bands, Scarborough Concert Band has a “military” configuration which includes woodwind and reed instruments, as well as brass and percussion. This gives the band a greater range of musical textures and colours, and enables us to tackle a remarkably wide range of pieces. The military band line-up stems from our historic roots in the Yorkshire Green Howards Regiment ... We are a non-selective band that is inclusive of all musicians in the area, no matter what their ability or previous experience is. We actively encourage young players to use our band as a half-way house between school music groups and the wider adult band world’.

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‘Where else could you go to recline in a deck-chair, listen to world-class performances of music and look out across a sandy beach and to the sea? In the evening sit in the fabulous Grand Hall and, during the interval, meet members of the orchestra as you enjoy a drink and relax to the sound of the waves on the shore ... The Spa Orchestra was created in 1912 by Alick Maclean. This first ensemble of 35 professional musicians gave daily concerts in the Grand Hall and Suncourt. Concert programmes included music from the classical repertoire, Viennese waltzes, operettas, and popular songs of the day. This unique musical tradition has been continued by Musical Directors since Maclean including Max Jaffa between 1960 and 1986.‘

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'Made up of nearly 70 players, between them giving in excess of 6,000 hours of their time every year, preparing public performances. They come from as far afield as Beverley, Helmsley & Guisborough. Rehearsals have an average attendance of about 95% and we currently present 5 public concerts per season. Our ever-growing audiences seem to enjoy our enthusiastic music-making, as well as our innovative and varied programme building, combining lesser known works with popular favourites.'

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‘We are a Scarborough based group of like-minded brass players who share a love of playing music to the best of our ability, whilst having a bit of fun! ... Simply Brass have an extensive repertoire of music ranging from classical and standard Brass Band favourites, to music from films, to popular music and finally a bit of swing thrown in to round off a varied and exciting programme. Simply Brass enjoy entertaining the public and have appeared at various village shows, fund-raising events for St Catherine's Hospice, Weddings, Sunday afternoon Concerts at Peasholm Park and Filey Bandstand, Last Night at the Proms, and Carol Services around the region.’

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‘A mixed choir of some 70 singers that rehearses generally on alternate Sunday afternoons in St Hilda's Church Whitby. The choir was formed in 1991 and performed its first concert, Mendelssohn's Elijah, in November that year ... The concert ... was accompanied by many local musicians who joined forces for the concert and thus later became known as St Hilda's Festival Orchestra. St. Hilda’s church has excellent acoustics and a fine Harrison & Harrison organ ... Our aim is to enjoy choral singing together in rehearsal and perform at a high standard giving enjoyment to all who come to listen.’

Also indexedSt Hilda’s Festival Orchestra
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The Bandstand, originally bult by Filey Rotary Club, is now managed by Filey Town Council. Each summer the Council organize a 10 week Sunday Band Concert Programme, but they are also encouraging use of the Bandstand by other musical performance groups, including beyond the Band Concert season.

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