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Area: Renfrewshire

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/musicservice

'Has forged an enviable reputation throughout Scotland through the delivery of high - quality instrumental and choral instruction, whilst offering young people the opportunities to perform at local, national and indeed international level through the establishment of a wide range of bands, choirs, orchestras and other ensembles.'

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lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk

‘Our Arts Festival's origins were ... as a small, one day book festival which was very successful. Then, after the first two years, other arts organisations requested to take part. The festival then grew to last over a weekend and now it has grown to be a multi week programme. We aim to offer a varied and inclusive programme of arts for all ages. Not only do we invite some well-known artists to come and share with us their talent and experience, we recognise the huge artistic talent within our community and the Festival strives to showcase these members of our village.’

Category:Arts Festivals
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www.starlightyouthmusictheatre.co.uk

'Theatre company which was established in 2002 for young people aged between 3 and 19 years ... In our classes we are constantly working towards the next performance in which we aim to achieve the highest standards possible ... In our Performance Classes you will be trained in all aspects of musical theatre. Every student is given the chance to take part in fully staged musicals and to perform in concerts and cabarets. In addition to this, each child receives individual singing coaching to help towards their solo performances.'

Visits to the Website92
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www.arklestonsingers.org.uk

‘We are a small SATB choir based in Paisley ... and have a reputation for singing a very mixed repertoire. We are an adventurous choir which is keen to let our audiences hear music with which they may not be familiar but we programme this alongside more popular works. Our own annual concert in May regularly features works by living composers which are Scottish, European or, occasionally, world premières. These concerts are usually accompanied by the Arkleston Chamber Ensemble.’

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Also indexedArkleston Chamber Ensemble
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www.eastwoodchoralsociety.org.uk

'We are a community choir based in the South Side of Glasgow. We sing a variety of music and perform regularly. There are no auditions. Everyone is welcome.'

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erosmusicalsociety.co.uk

‘An amateur dramatics society based in Clarkston, on Glasgow’s south side. We specialise in musical theatre and for over 50 years EROS Musical Society have been putting on great productions of popular musicals. The Society has a wide range of performers from all walks of life. If you are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to contact us or why not come along to one of our open auditions?’

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Also indexedEast Renfrewshire Operatic Society
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www.in-harmony.org.uk

'Having formed in June 2012, we currently have around 140 members, and a waiting list, but will always make a space for men and anyone 25 or under. It's open to all age groups: anyone from 3rd year at High School upwards is welcome ...'

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www.johnstoneband.co.uk

‘Brass Band based in Johnstone, near Glasgow. The band has been playing since 1834; one of the oldest brass bands still playing in Scotland ... We play in several contests and concerts a year and also participate in various local events such as Remembrance Services and Gala Days.’

Visits to the Website24
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www.levernvalleycommunitybrass.com

'Formed in August 2007 as a partnership between East Renfrewshire Instrumental Music Service and Barrhead Burgh Band. The aims and objectives of the band are to promote and encourage the education of children and young people between the ages of 8 and 19 in the performance and practice of music by providing the facilities, equipment and human resources which are necessary to achieve this. The band also wishes to promote, improve, develop and maintain the brass band genre in and to support the local communities of Barrhead and East Renfrewshire.'

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www.operabamba.co.uk

'Semi-professional opera company ... With the aim of bringing opera to Paisley and the surrounding area, Opera Bamba is hoping contribute to Paisley's bid to become UK City of Culture 2021. The company was started to give emerging singers and production crew the chance to work in a professional enviroment and the opportunity to perform full length operas on stage. There are many routes and ways in which Opera Bamba is hoping to develop and grow, particularly in encouraging the involvement of the next generation in opera and the performing arts in general, as well as outreach projects and collaboration with other local arts groups.'

Category:Opera Companies
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www.paisleyphilharmonicchoir.co.uk

'The Choir has grown to its present strength of approximately 90 members, covering a wide age range and drawing people mainly from the Renfrewshire area but also much further afield from Hamilton in the East to Gourock in the West and from Bearsden in the North to Ayr in the South. The Choir presents three concerts each year ... In addition the Choir has presented many concerts in aid of charity ...'

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www.stjamesorchestra.org.uk

‘The Orchestra gives at least two concerts each year. Repertoire includes both traditional works from the concert platform and newer or more unusual works, including many premières. The ethos is “music making for fun” and the atmosphere friendly and welcoming. If you play an orchestral instrument, or even if you just like orchestral music ... find out who we are, what we play and how to join us!’

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thomascoatschoral.org.uk

‘Founded in 1980, the members rehearse from January for a performance in March each year. In the beautiful architectural setting of the Thomas Coats Memorial Church, accompanied by professional orchestra and soloists, we have sung many of the major choral works ... Although our concerts have now moved to Paisley Abbey, we still rehearse in the lower hall of Thomas Coats Memorial Church.’

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www.williamwood-pipeband.co.uk

'A former Boy's Brigade pipe band which has been running for over 70 years in the Southside of Glasgow ... We cater for all levels of experience for both competition and leisure, and regularly play at events across Scotland and Europe.'

Category:Pipe Bands
Visits to the Website103
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