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Area: Herefordshire

www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk

'The best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area, featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.' Held Mid September.

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.espressivo.org.uk

'Principally promotes concerts in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire ... We feel that a welcoming and relaxed environment greatly enhances the audience’s experience and we take care over this aspect at all our concerts. Whenever possible, we like to add complimentary extras, for example strawberries and cream at some of our summer concerts and mince pies/cakes in the winter.'

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www.encore-enterprises.com

'We have over 60 professional musicians and teachers working with around 3,000 children and young people every week in our schools and communities, backed up by our friendly and efficient managers and office team.'

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sites.google.com/site/herefordshireorganistssociety/

'Founded in 1992 ... We currently have around 80 members and hold meetings usually once a month. These meetings take the form of visits to local organs of interest and those further afield, talks about organs and organ music, and social events ... Our membership is made up of all sorts of people interested in the organ: professional and amateur players, those who enjoy listening to organ music and those interested in the construction and sound of the organ.'

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www.leominster-festival.com

'Run by a local unpaid committee since 1978 (first festival in 1980), is well known and respected. It has put on a wide variety of events in many genres over the years, bringing top quality performers right to the doorstep of Leominster people. It seeks to engage and involve the whole community.' Held Early June.

Category:Arts Festivals
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presteignefestival.com

'Held each August in an intimate setting nestling on the Powys/Herefordshire border, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal point for those seeking musical nourishment and artistic discovery in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh Marches. With a truly forward looking commissioning policy, the organisation works closely with composers and artists to create and curate inspiring programmes and events for an ever-widening Festival audience and to bring experience broadening opportunities to its host community. The Presteigne Festival's six music-filled days span the August Bank Holiday period.'

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bromyardchoral.x10host.com

'The Choir comprises about 55 singers and performs a wide variety of music, sacred and secular, from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. In the UK, they have sung in Bromyard, Ledbury, Hereford, Tenbury and village churches, as well as touring in the Isle of Wight. Further afield, during recent years they have visited Normandy, Holland and Finland, enjoying exchanges with choirs from those countries. The Choir generally engages professional or semi-professional soloists and accompanists for its concerts. Occasional vocal workshops take place led by professional singers.'

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www.herefordgandssociety.org.uk

'At least once a year we perform a show, usually one of the famous operettas by W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan at our local theatre, The Courtyard in Hereford. We also perform in concerts around the county, singing a variety of songs from the traditional G&S tunes to the more modern melodies from musicals that are currently at the West End ...'

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www.herefordpolicechoir.org

‘It all started in 1957 when the old Herefordshire Constabulary celebrated its centenary and a dozen officers made up a choir to sing at an anniversary event in Hereford Cathedral. They enjoyed it so much they kept on singing and eventually opened their ranks to men from all walks of life. Today the choir is 65 strong and welcomes new members to ensure the great tradition of male voice choral singing continues.’

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herefordstringorchestra.co.uk

'Founded in September 1958 as an advanced strings evening class. It quickly became established as an independent orchestra, and today it is the only regular adult orchestra in Herefordshire ... Although initially founded as a string group, it quickly developed a pattern of concerts including wind, brass and percussion players and sometimes choral groups.'

Category:Hereford
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www.kingtonchoral.org.uk

'We are a group of people with widely differing musical skills and experience who enjoy choral singing ... We sing a variety of music which is selected by our Music Director and we give several public performances each year. We are not pre-auditioned but continuing membership depends upon commitment, co-operation and enthusiasm. We work together in rehearsals and performances to achieve standards that we can be proud of and our audiences can enjoy.'

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ledburychoral.btck.co.uk

'Formed in 1962, is a small, friendly group of over 50 dedicated singers ...We present two major concerts a year, and often have other smaller engagements.'

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www.ledburycommunitychoir.co.uk

'Has around 100 members from the town and the local area. We sing a wide variety of music, and we usually put on three major concerts every year, with the proceeds going to local charities ... We would love to see you as a new member, so whether you sing soprano, alto, tenor or bass - come along and see how much fun we have. There are no formal auditions, we ask only that you sing in tune!'

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www.leominsterchoralsociety.co.uk

'A long established choir, its origins going back to 1902 - however, in its present form it was re-established in the mid 60s under the guidance of Vernon Thurgood who remained as musical director until he stepped down after 40 years in the post ... Although much of the membership comes from surrounding towns and villages, the Choral Society is very much part of the town ... Carols by Candlelight, a summer concert in May or June and an autumn concert usually in early November, all three in Leominster Priory, form the normal annual programme.'

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www.newentorchestra.org

'Consists of amateur players from around the Three Choirs counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Membership encompasses a wide range of playing abilities and ages. This friendly orchestra is currently growing in terms of both membership and repertoire and presents highly successful and enjoyable concerts and events at local venues.'

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rosschoral.org

'We are a medium-sized choir, with 40-50 singers of all ages; this size means that we get to know each other, and the coffee break at half-time is a valued part of our rehearsal routine! We normally put on two major concerts a year, along with a carol concert at Christmas and a more informal summer entertainment. We perform with professional soloists and accompanists, and at least once a year with a professional orchestra.'

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www.rosstownband.com

'We are a non-contesting and non-marching band. Our aim is to provide entertainment for the people in and around the town of Ross. Whilst this means we choose music our audience will know and enjoy we also choose music that is challenging to the players. We hope you get the chance to hear us play at one of our concerts or one of the many events we play at.'

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www.doreabbey.org.uk

The Friends of Dore Abbey ... was formed in 1993 after this fine Grade 1 Listed Building was threatened with closure ... The building has wonderful acoustics and The Friends have established concert and choral events during the warmer months of the year. Artists such as Emma Kirkby, Tasmin Little, John Lill, Jennifer Pike and John Williams have given recitals ... [However] ‘The future of Dore Abbey is under review [November 2017]. There are options ranging from “do nothing” and letting it slowly close as the running costs become unbearable, to re-inventing the Abbey as a central part of our community with an educational dimension and a place people will want to visit.’

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hellensmanor.com

'Hellensmusic is a music festival that takes place every Spring over five days ... The event has a strong focus on music education and training for the young. The main concerts take place in the early evenings, and during the day the performing musicians deliver a series of masterclasses to talented students from the UK’s best music schools and colleges ... Hellensmusic also works closely with local primary and secondary schools, developing a programme of activities during the festival, and at other times through the year.' Festival held Early May.

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www.herefordcathedral.org

'This beautiful building is the home of a community which has worshipped and worked together here continuously for well over 1,300 years. It is a place where the mission of the Church to proclaim Christ's love is central, and therefore the community has always welcomed visitors. We all hope that you enjoy your visit ... Hereford Cathedral is home to three organs: the world-famous "Father" Willis organ, the movable festival organ, and a single-manual chamber organ.'

Category:Cathedrals
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www.lionballroomleominster.co.uk

'Historic venue in the heart of Leominster ... Built in the grand regency style - a stunning example of elegance from a bygone era ... The Lion Ballroom makes a lovely concert venue with seating for an audience of 120. Although it has hosted concerts for the past twenty years or so, there has been increased activity since 2013 with monthly and sometimes fortnightly concerts featuring a wide range of musicians ...'

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themarkettheatre.com

'Ledbury's very own theatre which presents a wide variety of professional and amateur entertainment, drama, music, cinema and the odd panto. We hope to see you soon ...'

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www.rosstc-herefordshire.gov.uk/bandstand.php

'The Town Council arranges a series of free Sunday afternoon band concerts during the summer between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Local charities are invited to apply to take a collection during the concert. ... Other events are organised by different groups during the year. The space can be used for various kinds of concerts and displays, as a starting and finishing point for organised walks, for outdoor theatre or charity exhibitions and stalls ...'

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www.walthamabbeychurch.co.uk

'Waltham Abbey has a rich musical heritage dating back to the foundation of the monastery. One of England’s most famous composers, Thomas Tallis, was a young organist here when the foundation was dissolved. More recently it was the church where William Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the words of Charles Wesley’s Hark! The herald angels sing ... There are numerous concerts and recitals at the church. "Music for Lunch" is presented on many Saturdays through the year and is free of charge. Other concerts are given from time to time by the choir and the choristers, and the church also serves as a venue for other organisations seeking a wonderful place to make music.'

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