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Area: Lincolnshire

Founded 1949: ‘We organise a subscription series of six chamber music concerts each year from October to March. Many of our visiting artists also go into local schools, mainly primary, to give educational workshops‘.

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‘In the mid 1990's a group of like minded amateur organ players in the Bourne area decided they would like to get together to hear each other play music and enjoy each others' company ...'. Monthly evening meetings.

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'The Burtey Fen Collection Is a privately owned music hall in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, housing three pipe organs - a Compton cinema organ, a Wurlitzer cinema organ and a classical pipe organ. The venue also features a vast collection of original memorabilia in tribute to the stars of entertainment 1940-1965. A small "fairground organ" made by the late Denis Matthews of the "M Ranch" has been re-housed on the balcony. Organ concerts by top names of the organ world are a monthly feature ...'

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'Gives a platform for performers in all categories; Poetry, Prose and Drama in the Words section and in the Music section we have classes for Piano, Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Voice.' Held Mid June.

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‘The Festival takes place over 3 weeks during February each year. From small beginnings, it now attracts 3000+ performances from across the East Midlands regions ... The Festival has become known as “The Friendly Festival”, a title we are very proud of. We are insistent that our competitors are made to feel welcome and at ease. For many of them, it is their first taste of competition, and we want it to be a memorable day.‘

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‘Epworth is a large village - some call it a small town - in North Lincolnshire. Initially held on 21st June, Epworth Music Day is now held on the nearest Saturday to the 21st of June. For the whole of that day - normally from 10am to 11pm - the village operates as one large base for music, dance and song. A bit like a large session venue - but across the community. We attract all types of music, song and dance, and the performances are both informal and impromptu as well as programmed. No one gets paid to perform and all performances are free of charge to enjoy.’

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'The folk club is small but extremely enthusiastic and friendly ... The usual format is a singaround, although we occasionally book guests.'

Category Folk Clubs
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'To achieve our aims, we demand a high standard of performance and also ensure the friendliest of atmosphere, so that concerts are not just audiences listening to programmes, but meetings of friends socialising together. With the exception of July and August, when we have a break, our concerts are held on the last Thursday of each month, where our attendances are currently averaging 100 people.'

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‘Founded in 1929, presents concerts covering a wide range of musical tastes, performed by first-rate professional musicians. Our aim is to maintain the very high standards of past and present musical performance as well as the tradition of creating a welcoming atmosphere for all our members and other music lovers in our community ... There are six main monthly concerts (October to March) each season.’

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'Annual event in which musicians in the town can perform in a friendly environment but in competition with their peers and in front of an expert adjudicator. Ages range from earliest school-age to senior citizens. Classes for all types of instrument and vocal style are normally offered and performers may be soloists, ensembles, orchestras or choirs.' Held Mid March.

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‘This year's Great British Folk Festival is set to be unmissable. Book early to get the best choice of accommodation and avoid missing out on this renowned festival which is now a staple in the folk calendar ... Think of us like a boutique festival (but with comfy beds, hot showers and no mud or rain!). As there are so many acts to see on all of our Live Music Weekends, we host live performances simultaneously across multiple indoor venues.‘ Held Late November.

Category Folk Festivals
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'Promote, between October and April, a series of classical concerts of the highest quality, featuring professional musicians.'

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'The Club meets at 8 pm on Sunday evenings (doors open 7.30pm) from September to July and hosts a wide variety of guests.'

Category Folk Clubs
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Founded 1936: ‘It was established as a competitive festival to promote and encourage artistic and literary appreciation by providing a platform for amateurs to perform a wide range of different aspects of music and drama. It is not a religious or denominational festival. World class adjudicators were engaged from the outset ... Over the years, many of our performers have become renowned professionals in their field’. Held Mid March.

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‘Annual Festival founded in 2004 featuring traditional chamber music concerts at several venues within Lincolnshire, enhanced each year with a range of performers and performances from other genres. Main Programme held Mid August.

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‘We believe in Making Music Matter in Lincolnshire and that EVERY child should have access to high quality opportunities regardless of circumstance or background. Lincolnshire Music Service is an award winning Local Authority music service. We exist to provide the best possible music opportunities for Children and Young People within the county. We are also the lead organisation of the Lincolnshire Music Education Hub which was launched in 2012.’

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‘The LOA has 70 members across the county, and in a few cases, beyond its borders. Many are organists in churches and chapels of various denominations, possessing every level of proficiency, while others are not organists themselves but love the sound of the instrument and are keen to see the organ and organ-playing flourish in the county. We meet about once a month. Some meetings feature talks on all aspects of the organ and church music, some are visits to organs, when those who wish to get the chance to play, and some entirely social occasions such as the annual dinner ... We are always keen to welcome new members, but the help and advice we can offer is not limited to members. These days many people find themselves “volunteered” to play the organ on the basis of their being pianists. Such “reluctant organists” may know little or nothing about such things as stops, having more than one keyboard to choose from, pedals and swell pedals, yet these things are easily explained and there is probably a member of the Lincolnshire Organists’ Association living nearby who would be happy to do it.’

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'A friendly Lincolnshire-based club for anyone with an interest in playing, or listening to others play, the accordion ... Sometimes, we are invited to send players to entertain outside the confines of the Club. Please bear in mind that whether we are able to oblige depends upon the type of function, size of venue etc. We are not professionals, but enthusiastic amateurs, and our beloved instruments are mainly acoustic without amplification.'

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Typically, six evening concerts, October - March.

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'Convenes at The Brown Cow, Newmarket, Louth on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 8.30pm. Entrance: £2 (except guest nights)'

Category Folk Clubs
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‘Being part of Louth Music Centre gives young people the opportunity to play a musical instrument or sing as part of a group, in a fun and supportive environment ...’

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Music at St Martin’s is a Registered Charity that promotes musical events and raises funds for the maintenance and repair of St. Martin’s Church, Stamford.’

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‘We are a group of organisations who are passionate about delivering excellent music education for children and young people in NEL. Our core values are: * Ambition for every child & young person; * Excellence in practice; * Commitment to partnership & integrated working; * Respect & professionalism ... Our vision is to provide opportunities for every young person in the area to develop through music and enjoy high quality musical experiences. We aim to inspire and enable all learners to make music with others, learn an instrument, to sing and to have the opportunity to progress.’

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Founded 1900: ‘We are extraordinarily fortunate in this rural area to have such a longstanding cultural legacy, which is well respected nationally in the performing arts world. Indeed a good number of our performers have gone on to forge professional careers in the arts. Our young people are our future and the world is their stage. We at Brigg Festival believe that each of our performers has taken away from our Festival not just a few friends and happy memories, but something that will greatly benefit them in future years.’ Held Mid March.

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‘A growing partnership between key music organisations and local, regional and national arts organisations. We work together to offer inspiring, innovative and educational music, arts activities and experiences for the children and young people of North Lincolnshire. We are committed to providing the highest quality music education and standards of musical excellence. Our aim is to inspire all children and young people (regardless of race, gender, background, educational need or disability) to develop artistic talent and achieve personal goals both within and beyond the classroom. Music has the power to raise aspirations and has a positive impact on levels of attainment in school. Through the Hub’s valued partnerships we are able to offer music, arts activities and opportunities to inspire, improve and positively enhance the lives of young people.’

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'Since 1949 the Society has promoted an annual series of classical chamber music concerts by professional artists of international renown. Our Concerts are held, between October and April, on a Friday of each month.'

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Scunthorpe Musical Festival joined the British and International Federation of Festivals in 1924. Over the years we have grown into three flourishing sections, each lasting a full week. In October 2011, we were awarded a Gold Medal by the Federation for our organisational skills and we are well-known for being a friendly festival. We aim to encourage young people from all areas to gain confidence in public, to share experiences and with the help of professionals to make progress in their chosen disciplines.’ Held Late May.

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Started in 1993: 'With a wide range of playing abilities from junior to senior levels, we try our best to pick music that everyone can get involved in. Marches, polkas, waltzes, light classical, country and western, musicals, 40s, 50s, 60s popular sing-a-long music – if we like it we’ll have a go at it ... Our meetings are held at two different venues, alternate weeks.'

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‘Each year Sleaford and the surrounding villages take part in a week-long festival showcase everything from music to dance and drama. There is something for everybody ... with added workshops which allow audiences to learn something new.’ Held Early May.

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Typically four concerts per season, Sunday afternoons.

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’Being part of Spalding Music Centre gives young people the opportunity to play a musical instrument or sing as part of a group, in a fun and supportive environment.‘

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‘TPA is a Theatre School in Gainsborough for young people to develop their talent and self confidence through performance in acting, singing and dancing ... Students have the opportunity to perform annually for two days in a fully staged production, including set and costume at the local theatre, together with regular performances and presentations to parents and friends at the rehearsal venue ... We are proud that we are innovative in that many of our musicals and one act plays (which have been critically acclaimed) are written in-house specifically for performance by young people.’

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'Uppingham's very own International Music Festival, UppFest. Founded in 2016 by Freya Goldmark.' Held Late AprilALERT ‘We have moved to Stamford for our new festival’

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‘We hold monthly concerts given by some of the top organists from this country and abroad ... We actively encourage members of the public to come along to our concerts, to join in with what we know is a friendly relaxing atmosphere, where we hope they will all enjoy the music.’

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'The group gives women from 16 to 70+ the opportunity to share the joy and proven health benefits of singing with like-minded people in a fun and creative environment ... Sessions across Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and near Oundle are held every week for 90 minutes per week.'

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'The modern Alford Silver Band reformed in the 1960s and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today, this popular band has over 60 playing members, including a large Training Section (predominantly youngsters but also with a number of adults who have decided to learn a brass instrument in their more mature years). Unlike some of the more “household-name” bands, we do not compete in brass band contests; nor are we a "marching band". Alford Silver Band is a straightforward concert band that enjoys making good music and entertaining people. The band has a wide ranging repertoire of music from the classics to pop, and everything in between. And more music is being added to the extensive library all the time.'

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‘We are a friendly fourth section brass band in Horncastle, in the centre of Lincolnshire. With a Senior and Junior Band we have members of all ages and all standards - call in and see us! Lessons given in term time on Saturday mornings ... We play to a high standard and generally do not enter national contests. We do however enter the local Butlins Contest in Skegness, January annually.’ ALERT Website not accessible at Review, cf Facebook Page.

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‘In September 2010, the Belvoir Wassailers – the Belvoir Castle's own male voice choir – was reformed at the request of the Duchess ... Originally formed from the Belvoir Castle Estate workforce, they now have a core of over thirty men.’

Category Grantham
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BOS Musical Theatre Group is based in Boston, Lincolnshire. We produce two full scale musicals each year at Blackfriars Arts Centre, one in the spring and one in the late autumn. BOS is affiliated with NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) and has won many awards over the years ... Open auditions take place each year for out upcoming productions and we are always keen to welcome new members to the society.’

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‘We are a friendly group of people who simply enjoy making music! Our season runs from Autumn through to Summer, during which we usually perform three concerts. Our singing repertoire comprises a mixture of sacred and secular. We are led by an excellent Musical Director and Accompanist, who strive to get the best out of us!Just turn up on a rehearsal night if you want to “give it a go”.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘Founded in June 1996 by Stephen Maher to give a platform to local professional-standard, top-rate musicians to provide classical music for people of Boston and surrounding areas, to accompany local choral societies and also encourage young talented musicians to play to a professional standard ... The orchestra players database currently has over 90 musicians on the list. The size of the orchestra for concerts varies, depending on the venue and the music to be played, and can be as few as 25 or as many as 65.'

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‘A mixed choir which performs a wide variety of sacred choral music, light classics and modern popular music ... The choir performs two main concerts each year, at Christmas and Easter, but also supports charities and the local community, singing regularly at informal concerts in Bourne and district ... New singers are always welcome ... We do not hold auditions but some musical ability is an advantage and enthusiasm for making music is essential.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘We are the County Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, an award-winning theatre group based in Lincoln ... and we produce major musical productions at the New Theatre Royal, Lincoln ... We have an established performance pattern of a two week run during the autumn season and, depending on the casting requirements of any given show, we attract between 30 to 60 individuals ... Our audition process is open to all newcomers and usually begins around March / April ... In recent years the society has managed to produce a “second” show (compilation style), of a reduced scale and duration, but spiralling production costs and falling audiences have led us to concentrate on the main, annual production.‘

Category Lincoln
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'We are a friendly brass band made up of musicians of all ages and abilities who enjoy playing all over Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. The band is well known for their entertaining concerts comprising of music from marches to the modern repertoire. So if you are an experienced player or would like to learn, the band will give you a very warm welcome.'

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‘The City Waites were the Mayor of Lincoln's Band of Musicians (until 1857). The present-day Waites recreate the sound, sights and atmosphere of a Tudor Mayor's Band. Most of the music they perform was written before 1530 ... The Waites are available to perform at: events, banquets, weddings, processions, parties, parades, etc.’

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Formed April 2014 with many of the founder members having connections with Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, hence the name: ‘Our aim is to give high quality performances presented in a friendly, accessible way ... We perform a broad repertoire from madrigals to harmonised arrangements of modern pieces’.

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Successful band within the North of England Region of the National Brass Band Championships. The Band was originally called The City Of Hull Band.  But in 1992, following continued support from the company, it was decided to change the name of the Band to the East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band. In June 2016, the Band relocated to a new home in Barton On Humber.

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'The Choral Society is a hundred-plus strong choir and gave its first concert on 2nd November 1860 ... Performances are held at All Saints' Parish Church every November, December and March.'

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‘Our wonderful society has been performing & singing since 1911 & we have no intention of stopping any time soon!  We are affiliated with NODA, the National Operatic & Dramatic Association ... We perform regularly throughout the year, from big stage productions, to concerts, to pantomimes. Something for everyone! Come and join us!’

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Successful choir formed in 1999: ‘Currently has around 30 members. The aims of those involved with the choir are for all members to enjoy their singing and to increase awareness of choral music to all members of the community. Since it was formed, Glebe Singers have sung in many local churches and venues in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire and have also been involved with local and national initiatives designed to raise the profile of choral music ...The choir usually performs three concerts a year and features a wide range of music from sacred works to songs from the shows, spirituals and folk music’.

Category Community Choirs
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‘We are an enthusiastic group of singers numbering 70 plus voices who always welcome new members. In addition to our Autumn and Spring Concerts, we host two Christmas Carol nights, hold a professional-led Saturday Workshop in February and enjoy several social events each season. If this sounds interesting, you are welcome to come along to a rehearsal or two and see how it goes.’

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'Sings and plays choral items, including West Gallery pieces, that were popular in the church of the 19th century and earlier, some uniquely from music masters who travelled around the local area and brought compositions to villages nearby. The Quire evokes an experience of the time: an agricultural community, un-mechanised and largely unchanged for hundreds of years, and the music that helped to express the religious sentiments of farming people.'

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The Cleethorpes Ladies Choir was formed by the late Vera Burton in 1971 ... In 1996 the Choir changed its name to Grimsby & Cleethorpes Ladies Choir ... The Choir has performed with many well-known Bands ... Black Dyke Band, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band, the City of Sheffield Pipe Band, and more locally, the Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes Band. Concerts with other Choirs and Bands regularly take place, often on an exchange basis, and various Charities have benefited from these performances. Smaller concerts in aid of local charities, singing at weddings and visits to entertain at Residential Homes all contribute to a busy calendar of events.'

Category Ladies Choirs
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‘The objective of the choir is to perform at least two choral concerts per year. Concerts are usually performed at St Mary’s Church, Horncastle and are held in December and May ... Rehearsals are usually relaxed and, while enjoyable, we do have a more serious side that aims to provide as high a musical standard as possible ... Membership is open to anyone who is able to sing in tune, and subject to current choir numbers. Should the choir be full, an applicant is welcome to go on the waiting list, to be contacted when a vacancy becomes available. An informal and friendly audition is required, which is undertaken by the Musical Director and/or the Accompanist.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘A versatile group of about 16 singers based in Lincoln ... We are unique in the region in that we perform music from many eras and genres to a high standard, often mixing them in the same concert. We rehearse roughly fortnightly on Sunday evenings. We have an enormous repertoire, so singers need to have good sight reading ability.’

Category Chamber Choirs
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'One of the oldest in Lincolnshire with a history stretching back to its foundation as the Cleethorpes Borough Band in 1880 ... Our Band is proud to be sponsored and supported by Kingsway Printers, a family owned company providing a variety of first class printing services and specialists in labeling for a broad spectrum of industries ... The Band plays a variety of concerts at local venues, supporting local charities and providing live musical entertainment for all.'

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‘Founded in 1870 and has remained in existence throughout this period. The band has enjoyed notable contest successes in the past but, for some time has concentrated on concert performances in the Lincolnshire area ... Players not only come from Kirton but travel from Skegness, Sleaford and the Spalding area to weekly rehearsals and engagements. The band has been grateful for the help and encouragement it receives from the people of Kirton and hope all will enjoy all of the performances we perform.‘

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‘A mixed choir of 90 plus members. Most of our concerts are given in the magnificent setting of Lincoln Cathedral. We present two major concerts a year, usually in March/April and in November, and smaller ones at Christmas and in the summer. The Society, formed in 1896, aims to be a happy Choral Society, where friendship and a mutual love of choral music binds us together into a successful organisation where musical excellence is the ultimate goal. We aim to give our audience high quality and enjoyable choral music which extends their repertoire and ours, offering diversity of experience to choir and audience and enriching the cultural life of the community.’

Category Choral Societies
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'Has established itself as the premier amateur chamber choir in the Lincoln region, both in terms of quality of performance and in range of programming ... The auditioned group of approximately 40 singers rehearse weekly in preparation for their concerts at venues in and around Lincoln. In a typical year, the choir presents 3 concerts, with occasional engagements elsewhere.'

Category Chamber Choirs
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‘We are a thriving, friendly, amateur community orchestra whose players come from all walks of life and who have a wide-range of musical experience. We have a nucleus of experienced players, but we are always keen to welcome new players, of all ages and abilities, who would like to join us to make music. We emphasise the fun and enjoyment of making music, and so do not require minimum grade levels or auditions for new members. Enthusiasm is the prime qualification for entry. We rehearse weekly in term time and give several concerts a year, the proceeds of which go to local or national charities. Don't be nervous about taking that first step to joining us as we are sure that once you have played a few times you will look forward to each rehearsal and wonder why you didn't join sooner.’

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‘If you are: * A lover of classical music; * The owner of your own instrument; * A proficient musician (grade 6 or equivalent for strings, grade 8 for other instruments); * Free on Thursday evenings; * Interested in playing around three or four concerts a year, and rehearsing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - then we'd love to hear from you ... The orchestra usually performs four concerts a year in November, January, April and June although they often take part in other events with the Lincoln Choral Society and the Newark Choral Society.’

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‘Tuesdays are oriented towards complete beginners - up to improver level and you’ll get help and on – the – spot guidance from more experienced players with time to help you. We can lend you a ukulele each and get you started even if you have never played any musical instrument or sung before. You do not need to be able to read music at all for these sessions. Thursdays are for improvers & intermediates and are great fun but the pace is a little more brisk and geared towards rehearsing arrangements and the original aim of the band – which is to bring live music performances to the community ... We do not use any pre-recorded backing tracks, voice modulators or any other electrickery / karaoke – type stuff, we are 100% live and unplugged proper traditional style musicians. Only the bass is amplified.’

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‘This band was formed during 2009 by the integration of the well established “Lincolnshire Concert Band” with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue ... Many Fire and Rescue units are associated with band music, and in particular parts of the country the association would be with brass or silver bands. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue for many years was indeed associated with a brass band, until that band ceased to exist – and the concept of the well established Lincolnshire Concert Band becoming associated with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue was born. The band recognises that it is now the public representation of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, and although band members are volunteers from all walks of life, they wear the uniform – which is provided by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue – with a great deal of pride.’

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‘Our four County Groups explore and perform an exciting repertoire of orchestral masterpieces and contemporary works by composers of today. What’s more, young musicians get the chance to play in a professionally staged concert, with members of some groups having the opportunity to take part in a fabulous four day residential and travel programme as part of a biennial foreign tour ... Lincolnshire Music Centres are in eight locations around the County, offering evening, after school or Saturday morning activities. There is a wide range of group playing opportunities in orchestras, bands and choirs.’

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'Established over 150 years ago, the Choir has earned a reputation for being highly accomplished and able to perform a wide range of challenging repertoire ... We currently have a membership of some 100 adult singers drawn from all walks of life and from a wide geographical area - Grimsby and District in the North of Lincolnshire down to Boston in the South. We meet weekly from September through to July to rehearse for our customary programme of four major concerts.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘We are a dynamic, friendly and welcoming group of men who share a passion of singing ... Our concerts are light hearted and we hope to surprise and delight our audiences with our music and witty humour from our compere.‘

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'We are the music makers at the centre of time – on the Greenwich Meridian in Louth Lincolnshire. The Meridian Singers perform songs from light classics, jazz, gospel, popular and other genres. We are always keen to ensure that audiences are entertained by our performances ...'

Category Ladies Choirs
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Formed 1949: ‘The Orpheus performs in many varied venues and willingly supports charitable occasions. They also regularly promote their own concerts at major venues and play host to a variety of well-known performers as well as encouraging young people who are at the beginning of their professional careers. They can also be heard regularly in churches and halls in support of a variety of community events.’

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A 22-piece band featuring 4 vocalists - including The Axholme Singers who sing an Andrews Sisters tribute. The band is based in Haxey (in North Lincolnshire just south of the Humber Bridge) and we draw our musicians from Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.'

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‘A thriving, vibrant and welcoming choir with 110 singing members. Concerts are varied and exciting and the Choir enjoys a fine reputation as one of the best choirs in the North of England.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘We are a concert band for players of all ages and abilities. We come together weekly to make music (and have a drink in the bar afterwards). Grade 4 standard and above is recommended but not always essential. We have an extensive library ranging from classical music to movie themes, jazz classics, show tunes, and pop. We play concerts throughout the year and are always happy to have new people joining us, or to receive concert bookings.’

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'Established over 80 years ago. The organisation currently has over 100 members aged between 3 and 18 years old and is divided into three smaller choirs – The Main Choir (for singers aged between 9 - 18), The Older Training Choir (for children aged 6 - 9), and The Younger Training Choir (catering for 3 - 6 year olds). The choir sings a varied repertoire of music that includes Classical, Pop, Gospel and Folk music.'

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'We are a friendly 4th section band based in Lincolnshire UK. The band has enjoyed many performances and competitions over the years and can regularly be seen performing on the bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness as well as The Embassy, Skegness.'

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Typically three Concerts per annum: ‘Sleaford Choral Society has a history of working on fund-raising projects with small local community groups. Originally organised on an ad hoc basis ... our activities have been formalised over the last few years under the name “The Village Consort”. This comprises members of the Choral Society – but by no means the full choir – who get together ... to provide light-hearted summer concerts in venues around Sleaford.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘Formed in late 2007 ... playing a variety of instruments from the ukulele family. We may be an “orchestra” but do not expect an evening of instrumentals. We play an eclectic selection of music, modern and not so modern, and we may throw in the odd jazz number!’

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Founded 1947: ‘The aim of the Singers has been, from the beginning, up to the present time, to foster the study, enjoyment and public performance of choral music in south Lincolnshire. It has been successful in that it has been able to perform to a high standard thus attracting an average number of 60 singing members which has risen to 80 in the last few years ... Friends of South Holland Singers are much valued as members of the choir. For a variety of reasons, Friends need not be singers themselves, but all Friends have an interest in Choral music, in supporting the Choir both practically and financially and in furthering the appreciation and enjoyment of music’.

Category Choral Societies
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Founded 1983: ‘Its players are local musicians, professional and amateur, from Stamford, Rutland and the surrounding areas. The orchestra has developed a reputation for its high quality performances, giving three concerts a year ... Friends' subscriptions help us to widen our range of musical repertoire and guest soloists and still keep the price of a concert ticket as low as possible. To illustrate our difficulties, the hire of orchestral parts for any concert may exceed £300’.

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‘A large mixed choir; its history stretches back to at least 1879, the heyday of choral societies, and today we are in good health with a membership of around 115, of various ages. Under the skilled leadership of its professional musical director ... the choir performs three concerts a year.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘In 1951 Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players was born to perform exclusively Gilbert & Sullivan! This enthusiastic company now comprises people from in and around the Stamford area who have a great love for G&S and wish to see it continue ... The idea that Gilbert and Sullivan is old fashioned is far from the truth. Many of the Gilbert & Sullivan Operas are a satirical and highly amusing commentary on Victorian England and many of the issues raised still have some relevance now, some 125 years later. The satire and wit contained in all the shows can be applied to current events! In addition the music is melodious and happy.’

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Typically sings at a small number of UK Cathedrals each year, plus at other venues a requested: ‘Our repertoire ... includes music for religious services (settings for Communion, Evensong etc.), motets and anthems, psalms and responses. Our repertoire also includes a variety of secular music, including Negro spirituals, madrigals, arrangements of folk songs and other popular genre.’

Category Chamber Choirs
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'The Band is self funding, all monies being raised by subscription, donation or playing fees. The band is active throughout the year playing at garden fetes, indoor concerts, church services, carol concerts and traditional carol playing around the village as well as taking part in local and national brass band contests.'

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‘Came into being in September 2008. Initially the group consisted of 18 absolute beginners, who owned 11 ukuleles between them, none of which had been tuned, let alone played! The group has evolved and improved continuously ... and currently [2016] has 70 members aged between 10 and 83, most of whom now have at least 2 ukuleles each. We play for a wide range of audiences in an equally wide range of venues, performing a repertoire of over 200 songs. The Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding plays for its own, and the audience’s enjoyment; we also manage to raise at least £2,000 each year for local charities, all of which comes from audience donations. We do not charge a fee to perform.’ ALERT Website inaccessible at Review; replaced Website Link with one to Facebook Page.

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‘80- strong community choir singing beautiful songs from around the world in acapella harmony!’

Category Community Choirs
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‘A jewel of a little theatre in the centre of the market town of Boston. It is a 229-seat theatre built inside the remains of the refectory of a Dominican monastery, with parts of the structure dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. It is, of course, a listed building ... Over the years its fortunes waxed and waned, but small subsidies from Boston Borough Council and, later, the Arts Council, enabled it to survive. Unfortunately in this day and age such subsidies have disappeared and we now receive no grants and have to survive on our merits ...’

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'Built in the 1390's this building is a testament to the wealth and influence of the Guild of St Mary at a time when Boston's power as a centre of trade was second only to London. This wonderfully preserved building, with a wealth of original features, has survived the centuries and is to be enjoyed as one of Boston's finest visitor attractions.' Hosts occasional concerts and recitals.

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'Our mission is to provide an extraordinary range of cultural, leisure and health related opportunities that allow all local people to lead a great life. We will do this by striving to develop and sustain a thriving and successful (culture and leisure) business that encourages innovation and progressive expansion in order to maximise service potential and community wellbeing.'

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‘It doesn't matter what you're into, they'll always be something for you at the Guildhall. From contemporary dance to dazzling music and drama, there's so much going on, and if there's ever something you think we should be doing just let us know!‘

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‘We welcome everyone and strongly encourage you, whatever your own beliefs or background, to join us by taking a few minutes out of your busy schedule to empty yourself of care and reflect on the wonder and vastness of this magical place, whilst listening to some of the most exquisite music to be heard anywhere in the world ... The choir sings Evensong every day except Wednesday during choir term with a sung Eucharist and Mattins in addition each Sunday and the choir also performs in concert throughout the year ... Lincoln Cathedral Consort is the mixed-voice, volunteer chamber choir of Lincoln Cathedral, who perform services and concerts at the Cathedral and around the Diocese ... The organ is admired by organists from all over the world. Organ concerts are held regularly in the Cathedral ...’

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‘Lincoln's friendliest, liveliest arts venue, packed full of the very best in theatre, comedy, music, film and dance ... and much more!’

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'The South Holland Centre is owned and operated by South Holland District Council. The professional programme is support funded by Arts Council England.'

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'Collectively-run community venue, staffed entirely by volunteers ... The Spilsby Theatre was formed from the former Sessions House and gaol in this small Lincolnshire town ... The interior of the building has much atmosphere.'

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Organize a series of ‘Music While You Eat’ summer concerts.

Category Churches
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‘Drawing on a rich heritage dating back to the 18th Century, Stamford Arts Centre provides you with the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide selection of art forms from theatre, music and film to sculpture, dance and drawing ... Our beautiful ballroom hosts a variety of concerts including our classical music season that runs from October through to May, as well as dances and workshops ...’

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‘Independantly managed charity trust in central Stamford - offering the very best in theatre, comedy, music and dance.'

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'This exciting venue offers live bands, music, theatre, stand up comedy, cinema and much more every week ...'

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'The objectives of the Association are to foster interest, participation and study of all kinds of music within Lincolnshire, making music more accessible and relevant to the community living in the area and forging links with sympathetic organisations both within the East Midlands area generally and elsewhere.'

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