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Area: Yorkshire (West)

www.ackworthconcertsociety.co.uk

'The aim of the Ackworrth Concert Society is to provide high quality concerts and avoid the need to travel to major cities and pay higher prices to enjoy the experience. Our concerts are open to all and we particularly welcome children and people (under 18) who are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.'

Visits to the Website56
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artformsleeds.co.uk/music/

‘Offers music learning opportunities to learners at school, in the community and in out-of-school settings. Supporting learners from first access through to excellence, ArtForms Music offers a range of activity in all genres, and for learners of all ages. We offer vocal and instrumental learning in and out of school, in a wide range of instruments and across a wide range of genres. ArtForms Music Centres offer community-based music learning across the city, and City of Leeds Youth Music offers the opportunity for young musicians to play at a very high level. We support schools through CPD and through the Music Connect network, as well as delivering National Curriculum teaching.’

Visits to the Website20
Also indexedCity of Leeds Youth Music
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www.baccapipes.org.uk

‘We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers, for the furtherance of acoustic, folk and social music.‘

Category:Folk Clubs
Visits to the Website49
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www.bradfordaccordionband.org.uk

'A unique and diverse musical group whose mission is to make great music whilst having fun! Our membership comprises accordion players from the age of 25 to 85 – both amateur and professional. BAB’s repertoire is wide-ranging and includes classics, music from the shows, pop, rock, folk and accordion originals. We perform at venues throughout Yorkshire and pride ourselves on giving a lively show. More recently, we have introduced a percussion section and a small number of alternative wind instruments to complement our sound.'

Visits to the Website48
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www.bradfordmusiconline.co.uk/site/

The Bradford Music & Arts Service 'is committed to delivering the objectives of the National Plan for Music and as the lead organisation for the Bradford Music Education Hub will work with a range of partners to offer the best possible musical experience to all children within the Bradford district and beyond'.

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Also indexedBradford Music & Arts Service
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www.bradfordorganists.org.uk

'We are a friendly musical fellowship, open to all, with a particular interest in the classical pipe organ but with meetings covering a wide range of topics, almost all with a musical flavour. Our membership encompasses all ages, abilities, interests and religious affiliations - so you are sure to meet interesting people at our meetings!'

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www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/cerenem/

'CeReNeM is a community of world-leading artists and scholars who bring interdisciplinary perspectives to research in contemporary composition, performance, music technology, improvisation and sonic media. CeReNeM hosts a vibrant postgraduate programme with 50 Masters and PhD students from 18 different countries.'

Visits to the Website40
Also indexedUniversity of Huddersfield
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www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org

'Founded 1987 ... Come along and join in the fun! ... Cleckheaton is situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, right in the middle of the West Yorks Conurbation, with Leeds, Bradford and Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury all approx the same short distance away. Affectionately known by the locals (and regular visitors) as just plain Clecky.' Festival held Early July.

Category:Folk Festivals
Visits to the Website35
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www.dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk

'The Diocese of Leeds has the largest church programme of choral music for young people in the United Kingdom. Our Choral Directors work with some 3500 children weekly (over 100 groups across 53 schools), returning to their bases to run our elite choirs; 6 boys’ choirs, 6 girls’ choirs, 5 mixed children’s choirs, 2 youth choirs, 3 university choirs and an adult choir, all drawing their membership from our school sessions.'

Visits to the Website25
Also indexedLeeds Cathedral
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www.hdoa.org.uk

'Hold meetings most months in the Halifax area, sometimes jointly with neighbouring associations. Meeting formats include talks, lecture-recitals, master-classes, social evenings, visits and solo recitals. We always welcome new members, and you can come along to any of our open events even without being a member!'

Visits to the Website28
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halifaxorganacademy.com

‘Set up in 2011 to: * Be a centre of excellence for the organ in Calderdale and West Yorkshire; * Provide tuition and support for organists, raising the standard of playing and the number of good players in the locality; * Encourage the take up of the organ – especially amongst young people ... The Academy offers: * Regular organ days, comprising master classes, seminars, performances, lecture recitals; * Provision of workshops for school children; * Bursaries and scholarships; *Help with finding an organ teacher.’

Visits to the Website45
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www.hxphil.com

‘Promotes high-quality chamber music concerts every year in a season between October and April ... Most of our audience are subscribers who have bought tickets at a discount for the entire season. The advantages of being a subscriber are: * you gain a substantial reduction in concert ticket prices; * you help give the Philharmonic Club a secure financial base; * you become a member with voting rights.’

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hcmf.co.uk

‘An annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events – including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film – with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need. hcmf// aims to provide life-changing and unique artistic experiences to as wide an audience as possible; to be an international platform for new music and related contemporary art forms in Britain; to enthuse existing audiences and draw in new ones through adventurous programming and informed, stylish presentation, and to be an active cultural partner within the region.’ Held Mid November.

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Also indexedhcmf//
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www.mrssunderlandfestival.com

‘Susannah Sunderland (nee Sykes) was a famous soprano soloist, born in Brighouse, near Huddersfield, in 1819. Her natural talent for singing was noticed by local blacksmith Luke Settle, himself a singer, who first trained her voice, and she subsequently was taught by other respected local amateur musicians ... She retired from the concert platform aged only 45, whilst still in her prime. She celebrated her Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1888 and this was the occasion of a special concert at which she was presented with a glowing testimonial in illuminated script (unfortunately now lost) ... With the money raised from the Golden Wedding concert, a committee of distinguished local men decided to start a Vocal Solo Competition to be held in Huddersfield and named as a tribute to this great Yorkshire soprano. It was initially for singers but later expanded to include pianists alternating annually with violinists.‘

Category:Huddersfield
Visits to the Website47
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www.huddersfield-music-society.org.uk

‘Originally the Huddersfield Music Club, the Society was founded in 1918, It has promoted its classical music concerts continuously ever since, even during the Second World War. These are chamber music recitals of high quality, engaging mostly artists of international standing.’

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www.leeds.gov.uk/LeedsConcertSeason/

'Acclaimed as the finest series of brass band concerts in the world!'

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www.lcm.ac.uk

'A leading European conservatoire. We provide music education to a community of over 1900 musicians through a variety of programmes, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short courses and Junior LCoM for those aged 9-18.'

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www.leedspiano.com

'Started in 1963 by Fanny Waterman, Dame Fanny (as she is now known) retired from the Competition in 2015, paving the way for our new artistic leadership of Paul Lewis CBE and Adam Gatehouse to reimagine the Competition for a new generation of pianists, audiences and participants ... Whilst the main Competition (which takes place every three years) will always lie at the heart of the organisation, we are embracing a new vision for our work, which places great importance on an active and inspirational learning and engagement programme.' Held Mid May [2018]

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leedslieder.org.uk

'Leeds Lieder was inaugurated with a Festival of song in 2005 and there followed a decade of biennial Festivals attracting some of the finest singers and pianists of our time. Encouraged by this success, in 2017 it was decided that the Festival should become an annual event. In between Festivals, audiences are able to enjoy a lively season of concerts and masterclasses.' Festival held Mid April.

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Also indexedLeeds Lieder Festival
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www.morleyfolk.org

'The aim and object of the club is to foster spread of knowledge about folk songs, music and dance and to encourage their performance by all manner of folk, in association with other local and national folk organisations as the committee see fit.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.penninespringmusic.co.uk

'Takes place in the beautiful village of Heptonstall during the May bank holiday week each year. You will find a friendly group of passionate musicians who strive to perform at their best in three concerts over the course of the week It's not just about the music though - there are social events and local attractions to enjoy, and the sheer beauty of your surroundings in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales'

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www.pontfest.org.uk

'The only one of its kind in the Local Authority District & gives a great deal of pleasure to people of all ages either as part of the audience enjoying the competitive performances & the winner’s concert; or as competitors gaining experience of public performance in their own particular speciality where they have the opportunity to gauge their own work against that of their contemporaries & gain the benefit of expert advice & comments from highly experienced professional adjudicators in both drama and music.' Held Late April.

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rothwellmusicfestival.shutterfly.com

‘Usually held annually in March in Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire ... The aim ... is to provide a platform for amateurs of all ages and abilities to perform music in a competitive but friendly atmosphere, and to encourage and maintain high standards ... Competitors are judged by professional adjudicators, and some of the winners are invited to perform in the concert a few weeks later. Fund-raising activities are organised by volunteers.’

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music.leeds.ac.uk

‘The School has an international reputation for research and brings together acclaimed scholars, composers and performers in purpose-built premises at the heart of the Leeds campus. We have over twenty academic staff working across musicology, music psychology, composition, performance, business and music, and electronic and computer music ... Music students at the University of Leeds will become part of a select band later this year [2017] when it gains coveted All-Steinway School status. Leeds will join prestigious international institutions such as New York’s Juilliard School and become the first member of the UK’s Russell Group of universities to use the instruments – favoured by the world’s top pianists – throughout its practice rooms and concert halls.’

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www.saa-uk.org

'SAA-uk is an innovative organisation on the cutting edge and pushing the boundaries in how traditional and contemporary Indian Music and Dance is performed, presented and experienced by audiences, participants and Artists.'

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www.todfolkfest.co.uk

Annual Festival, started in 2015: 'Our festival is reliant on volunteers. If you can offer your time to help steward on the weekend of the festival or to help with set-up or distribution of flyers and programmes then please do get in touch on the email ...'. Held Early May.

Category:Folk Festivals
Visits to the Website39
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www.wakefieldconcertsociety.co.uk

'The main standard-bearer for live classical music in Wakefield. To experience the thrill of listening to our professional guest musicians playing approachable music, we invite you to join our regular audience at the ... season’s public concerts. By demonstrating support you will help to keep alive the fine tradition of these concerts which do so much to develop and enhance Wakefield’s cultural image. The question of funding continues to be a very difficult issue and the Society has not received any external funding for a number of years. This means it is quite a task to try and maintain our high standards but we always endeavour to get the best possible performers within our means. In light of this we are extremely grateful to our Patrons and members and everyone who supports the Concert Society.'

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www.yamsen.org.uk

‘An association dedicated to providing and promoting high quality musical activities and tuition for adults and children with a wide range of special needs. As its members, we recognise the unique contribution that music plays in people’s lives, especially in the lives of those with difficulties and disabilities. We currently offer choirs for those with learning difficulties, deliver bespoke music and multisensory projects, and organise CPD workshops for those who work with those with special needs.’  Alert  YAMSEN:speciallyMusic (with the Gordon Parry Centre) is no longer based at the West Park Centre. The Centre was suddenly closed for Health and Safety reasons on the 2nd November 2012 without any prior warning. (The Centre has since been demolished.) At the time of Review, YAMSEN operated out of the ArtForms offices.

Visits to the Website11
Also indexedYAMSEN | Gordon Parry Centre
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altoftsandnormantonbrassband.moonfruit.co.uk

'Social, non-contesting band ... Founded in the 1880's by a small group of mine workers ... In 1998, the Band was granted the princely sum of £45,453 by the National Lottery for new instruments. Supplementary funds were also raised and new uniforms purchased ... Over the most recent years the band have performed for several charitable causes ...This is the band's contribution back to the community.'

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www.batleygands.org.uk

'We are an enthusiastic group of amateur performers dedicated primarily to performing the works of W.S. Gilbert and A.S. Sullivan ... Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan collaborated on fourteen operettas in total and since its formation, the Society has proudly performed thirteen of them over the years, trying to ensure that the less popular shows get an occasional airing.'

Category:Dewsbury
Visits to the Website27
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www.bingleyhandbells.org.uk

‘We meet regularly to practise handbell tune ringing and we enjoy entertaining people. So far we have rung at nursing homes, walking clubs, club and society dinners, fetes and weddings. Three times a year we join other handbell teams to ring at rallies organised by either the national or local branch of the handbell ringer's association ... New members are always welcome. Reading music is not essential but a sense of rhythm, fun and a good sense of humour always helps!’

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www.blackdykeband.co.uk

'The Black Dyke Band is part of our National Heritage and during its long history has achieved an enviable reputation; with National as well as International fame. For almost 140 years Black Dyke was owned and financially supported by the textile company John Foster & Son plc of Queensbury. In 1996 the association with the Mill ceased when the Band became a registered charity; in recognition of this fact "MILLS" was dropped from the official name.'

Category:Bradford
Visits to the Website50
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www.bradfordchorale.org.uk

'Choral society of around sixty voices and growing! The Bradford Chorale is one of the leading choirs in Bradford and has been performing a widely varied repertoire of sacred and secular choral music to Yorkshire audiences for nearly forty years.'

Visits to the Website38
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www.brighouseandrastrick.com

'Regarded by many as the best and most consistent "public subscription band" in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by "Briggus" whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The Band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England.'

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www.caldervalleyvoices.org.uk

'We don’t have auditions and believe that anyone can sing. As a community choir, we are sometimes invited to sing at public events but that’s the icing on the cake. Part of the enjoyment comes from an improved sense of well-being: you can arrive stressed and tired from your hard day but singing helps you breathe better and feel calmer.'

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www.castlefordmvc.co.uk

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www.spenboroughamateurs.co.uk

'At the end of the First World War, a group of people in the St John's Amateur Operatic Society formed the Cleckheaton and Spenborough Amateur Operatic Society.  St John's Amateur Operatic Society was based at the Parish Church, whose President was Reverend C. S. Newell. Their premier performance was Aladdin and Out in 1918. Since then, with the exception of two World Wars, the Society has performed at least one show every year, and donated thousands of pounds to charity. Times have changed and the Society now performs more modern plays and musicals, and of course the ever popular Christmas Carol Concert.'

Visits to the Website39
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www.drighlingtonband.co.uk

‘Founded in 1976  ... a Championship Section Band based in the village of Drighlington in West Yorkshire ... Drighlington Band are available to perform at almost any type of event! With a wide repertoire, Drighlington Band can perform at your concert, event, party, whatever it may be! Whether you require a full band or our award winning, smaller Drighlington Ensemble, we can help!’

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halifaxchoralsociety.co.uk

‘When the idea of a permanent large choir was first suggested in 1817 by founder William Priestley (eminent Halifax musician, antiquary and literary gentleman wool-merchant) he could hardly have foreseen that the Halifax Choral Society would still be going strong into the Third Millennium. Nor could he have envisaged it surviving to become the world’s oldest amateur choral society with an unbroken record of performance ... Its members may be amateurs from many walks of life but they pride themselves on professional singing. Throughout its long history, the Choir has performed almost every major choral work in the repertoire ... In 2018 it will be Haydn’s Creation (the very first work performed by the Society, on 9th February 1818). At the end of 2018 we will present our 200th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.’

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www.halifaxgands.org.uk/what-s-on

‘The Society formed in 1968 and we gave our first fully staged performance 3 years later. We perform our annual show at The Halifax Playhouse around November time, which is fully staged, fully costumed, and performed with an orchestra ... As well as the annual show we also hold other smaller concerts and club nights through the year in various locations, to raise funds for the Society.’

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www.thehaworthband.co.uk

‘A long-established and celebrated brass band ... The Haworth Band strives to serve the local community and to provide a forum for musicians of any age who enjoy playing music in an ensemble. We endeavour to encourage the development of new players and provide instruments and musical tuition. The Haworth Band is a registered charity dedicated to developing musical skills to ensure the longevity of a brass-band tradition in the community ... We welcome players of all ability.‘

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www.hebdenbridgeband.org.uk

'It is not absolutely clear when Hebden Bridge Brass Band was founded but in 1978 they held their Centenary celebration. For many years it was believed that 1878 was the founding year, but an appeal to the local community for any information on the band’s history a few years ago revealed that the band was in existence around 1850 ... In the early days of brass banding, members were made up from the workforce of the local mills who sponsored them and they, the mill owners, in return got relatively cheap advertising for the mill and products, particularly if the bands performed well and won prizes and recognition at local and national contests ...'

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hebdenbrass.com/index.php

'The Main Band (or A Band) is made up of young people who have developed their playing skills through lessons with the band and elsewhere and have learned to play as part of a group with B Band. We currently have around 25 members of Main Band. Band members need to be really committed to the Band as they need to rehearse regularly as well as play at several engagements throughout the year ... B Band is a development band and allows learners to take their first steps playing with a group of other musicians ...'

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www.heptonsingers.co.uk

'A chamber choir based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The choir performs varied programmes of mainly a capella music from the 16th Century to the present day. The Hepton Singers has a strong local following, performing regularly in Heptonstall Parish Church as well as other venues across the north of England.'

Category:Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website19
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www.huddersfieldwindband.org.uk

‘A symphonic wind orchestra with approximately 52 musicians ... The Wind band performs music from a wide range of genres including film, stage, and contemporary works for symphonic wind orchestra ... and are available for concert halls, churches, bandstands and private functions ... Please drop into one of our rehearsals, we would love to see you! Feel free to come along and have a listen and say hello. Or bring an instrument and give it a whirl!’

Visits to the Website18
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www.jfconcertband.com

‘We are a community band working in the community for the community. Our mission is to promote music making for the enjoyment of all, and at the same time provide a platform for amateur and student players. The band consists of about 35 instrumentalists - woodwind, brass and percussion. All members bring their own talents to help achieve our objectives ... Our repertoire includes film and show, light classical, popular music and marches ... We are always pleased to receive enquiries to play at events within a reasonable distance of Leeds, but please note that we are a concert band, not a marching band or dance band.’

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kcb.orpheusweb.co.uk

'Group of energetic and dedicated brass band players, whose main objective is to bring great brass band music to the general public, both locally and further afield. Our non-competing status allows us to be really flexible in our concerts as we play music appropriate to our audiences, because we are not constrained to the music imposed upon us by competition judges.'

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www.knottingleysilverband.com

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kvusingers.co.uk

‘We are an inclusive choir and are always happy to welcome new members. Prospective members are invited to come along to any of our rehearsals to try us out. If, after you have sung with us a few weeks, you decide you would like to join the choir you will have a short “voice check” with our musical director. This is to check your assessment of your voice is correct and will confirm in which section your voice is best suited. As a choir member you can expect to participate in about six concerts a year, and maybe a tour in the UK or Europe. Dates of concerts and tours are announced well in advance,’

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leedsfolkfiddlegroup.yolasite.com

'The Group is primarily a fiddle class for violinists of all ages and abilities who would like to learn to play folk, with various accompanying folk instruments (double bass, guitars, banjo). The repertoire mainly consists of traditional folk and folk of all kinds, Klezmer, Sevdah, Gypsy and a bit of bluegrass and traditional old time American tunes. We play at festivals, folk clubs, private events and functions, charity balls and fairs and we are available for private parties or weddings. The players are all learners with some beginners and we aim to enjoy ourselves and welcome anyone who would like to play with us. No previous experience with folk music necessary.'

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www.leedsphil.com

'Leeds Philharmonic Chorus now comprises over 130 singing members regularly performing at Leeds Town Hall. Performances are often jointly promoted with the Leeds International Concert Season and the BBC. Repertoire is extensive, combining both tradition and innovation involving a constant quest for excellence as well as enterprise.'

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www.morleyaos.org.uk

'The objective of the Society is "To educate the public in the Dramatic and Operatic Arts and to further the development of public appreciation and taste of the said arts". Although the wording of this now seems a little archaic, our aims remain the same and we always make sure we enjoy ourselves whilst achieving our objective.'

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morleyanddistrictconcertband.co.uk

Formed in 1998: 'We are open to all ages and abilities, although a reasonable standard of playing would be needed. The band has traditional concert band instrumentation – a woodwind section currently consisting of flutes, Bb clarinets, bass clarinet and saxophones – alto, tenor and baritone; and a brass section consisting of trumpets/cornets and baritone/euphonium.'

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www.morleymusicsociety.org.uk

'A mixed-voice choir of about fifty singers, founded in 1943. We give three main concerts each year: Autumn, Christmas and Spring, singing a wide range of music from the classical repertoire. A summer concert, performing music in a lighter vein, is usually held as well as other social and special events.'

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northernballet.com

'Northern Ballet is now regarded as one of the world’s greatest ballet companies, committed to creating new ballets and touring widely, performing to audiences throughout the UK who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the highest quality ballet. The Company is also much in demand internationally ... Northern Ballet believes that live music enhances performance and is committed to music being played live for almost all productions. Northern Ballet Sinfonia is made up of 27 players who travel the length and breadth of the UK with the Company playing for over 150 performances every year.'

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www.operanorth.co.uk

‘England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations. The Company is committed to producing work of the highest quality that excites, challenges and entertains. It tours not only throughout the North of England and to London, but also to opera houses on the continent ... and it performs at major international festivals ... Opera North is a vibrant, lively organisation which actively challenges conventional perceptions of opera. Breathing new life into the classics, the Company is also a strong advocate of lesser-known works and a champion of musical theatre. Opera North collaborates with artists and companies working in a variety of media, including film and visual art. Its versatile Chorus and Orchestra also perform independently, constantly revitalising their approaches to music-making.’

Category:Opera Companies
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www.hornclub.co.uk

'Open to horn players who enjoy making music within an informal friendly group which offers the opportunity, for a very modest fee, to meet like-minded enthusiastic hornists, either as a paid-up subscriber or as an occasional visitor.'

Category:Brass Ensembles
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www.overgatehospicechoir.com

'Was specially formed in 1991 to sing Haydn’s Creation as part of the National Voices for Hospices event which resulted in 113 simultaneous performances of the work throughout the United Kingdom ... Since that inaugural concert, the members of Overgate Hospice Choir have continued to meet and now produce four concerts a year together with other smaller performances. As far as is known, Overgate was the first hospice to have its own choir formed specifically and solely for the purpose of raising money for the hospice. Other groups have followed but it is believed that Overgate was the very first in that particular field.'

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www.paddockorchestra.org

‘We are a well established amateur orchestra that performs at least three public concerts a year in the Huddersfield area.’

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spo.org.uk

'Slaithwaite is an industrial village in the beautiful Colne Valley near Huddersfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Here a group of amateur musicians met in 1891 to found a "Philharmonic Band" ... Each season the 80-strong-orchestra (augmented by outside players if necessary: it has more than once fielded over 100 performers) gives three or four concerts in Huddersfield Town Hall, and further concerts in other venues.'

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www.todmordenorchestra.org.uk

‘A symphony orchestra based in the Pennine town of Todmorden – a place with a long tradition of music making ... A thriving part of Todmorden’s cultural life, with a loyal following. We perform with some of the UK’s most talented soloists at Todmorden’s magnificent, Grade I-listed Town Hall ... Our players come from Todmorden and beyond, from Manchester to Halifax ... We are part of a thriving amateur music making scene in the north of England, performing classical music at the highest levels with passion and commitment.’

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www.tworiversbands.org.uk/swing-band/

'A community Swing Band based in Baildon, near Bradford, West Yorkshire. We play regular gigs, and have performed at church and school socials, beer festivals, weddings and private parties ... The band has around 30 players. It accommodates a range of abilities and ages. Rehearsals are very informal and great fun as we are a very friendly bunch of musicians! ... Our music comprises traditional big band swing era standards including numbers by Glen Miller and Count Basie; Latin favourites; Pop and more modern numbers; and of course some Rock ‘n Roll ...'

Category:Big Bands
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www.wakefieldorchestralwind.org.uk

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www.yorkshireclarinetensemble.co.uk

'A friendly group of advanced clarinet players who enjoy playing a varied repertoire of original compositions and specially selected arrangements at events in Leeds and the surrounding area. From its formation in 2012, the ensemble now has around 15 members.'

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www.yorkshirephilharmonicchoir.co.uk

‘Founded in 1953 and is now established as one of the premier choirs in the North of England. It is based in Wakefield and currently has over 100 members. The Choir usually gives five concerts a year ... In recent years the choir has appeared on BBC Radio and Television, Classic FM and has made two commercial CD recordings. There have been four foreign tours, and regular performances with top class orchestras and internationally known artists ... The choir continues to enhance its reputation and widen its repertoire to include early music, classical, jazz and contemporary music which continues to build audiences.’

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www.facebook.com/pg/The-Yorkshire-Volunteers-Band-243991362329357/

'Can trace its history back to 1860 when it was formed as a Volunteer Corps in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Today, the band forms an integral part of the Yorkshire Volunteers Regimental Association, performing throughout the UK and Europe in both concert and marching band formations.' Alert Website unavailable at Review; cf Facebook Page.

Category:Military Bands
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www.youngphilharmonia.org

‘With its home in the heart of Halifax, at Square Chapel, the Young Philharmonia at Square Chapel is a new and exciting opportunity for the region’s finest young musicians to perform orchestral and chamber repertoire at the highest standard. The Young Philharmonia is a flagship orchestra, attracting players aged between 11 and 21 from across the north of England.'

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www.bradfordcathedral.org

‘A vibrant place of worship and music making. The Cathedral Choir, with its subsections of boys, girls, lay clerks and an adult consort, leads the choral worship at the Cathedral, as well as touring, recording and broadcasting ... Wednesday @ 1 Organ Recitals take place weekly throughout the year from late-January to mid-July and again from mid-September to early-December, featuring the Cathedral's renowned pipe organ, and the Cathedral plays host to many other ensembles and soloists through the year as part of a lively arts programme. Monthly Tuesday Coffee Concerts, accompanied by coffee and cake, add further to the live music on offer at Bradford Cathedral.’

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www.wakefieldcathedral.org.uk/visit-us/the-chantry

Category:Chapels
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tickets.kirklees.gov.uk

'This fine Victorian Town Hall stands in front of the old marketplace in the centre of bustling Dewsbury town centre. This imposing grade 2 listed building is full of original stained glass windows, wood panelling, beautiful columns and ornate ceilings. The Town Hall contains an intimate 700 seat concert hall, spectacular function and meeting rooms, plus it also contains the Old Court Room.'

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tickets.kirklees.gov.uk

‘This impressive building in the heart of Huddersfield welcomes one and all to its concerts, events, functions and meetings. Within the imposing Town Hall is a spectacular concert hall which seats up to 1200 people and hosts numerous events ranging from classical to comedy and from choral to community events.‘ Alert ’The long-established concert season at Huddersfield Town Hall has been under threat for some time now, but it was still something of a shock when borough organist Dr Gordon Stewart found a redundancy letter on his doormat. He is enormously saddened that, after 25 years of providing a popular programme of world-class music, his services will no longer be required when the current season ends.’ [Huddersfield Daily Examiner 22 September 2017]

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www.leedsminster.org

'The present building was erected in 1841 and from early times was known for its outstanding music. This continues to the present day as the Minster community celebrates the English Sacred Choral Tradition as one of the key features of how we seek to structure our approach to worship within the mainstream of the ongoing Anglican tradition ... One of the most famous instruments in Britain (and certainly one of those most broadcast and recorded), the organ at St Peter-at-Leeds was first installed in the medieval church in 1713 ... The instrument as we have it today is, in essence, a Harrison speaking with a Harrison voice – though with a pronounced and unique ambience of its own ... From the South Transept location, the organist is placed between the Choir and the Congregation – a position which presents formidable challenges of vocal and instrumental balance but which is utterly invaluable in terms of congregational choral and accompaniment with the object of enhancing the liturgy – which is, after all, the main purpose of the instrument.'

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Also indexedLeeds Parish Church
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www.leeds.gov.uk/townhall/Pages/whats-on.aspx

'Leeds Town Hall is a Grade 1 listed building and was built by Cuthbert Brodrick after a competition to build the Town Hall was held in 1852. The Town Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1858 and is home to an impressive 3-manual organ, the largest of its kind in Europe, built by Gray and Davidson. Leeds Town Hall seats 1550.'

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www.hud.ac.uk/performance/

Guide to the full programme of concerts at the University of Huddersfield.

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www.wakefieldcathedral.org.uk

'Wakefield has a fine tradition of musical excellence, from our magnificent Compton organ and our internationally renown choir to our set of 14 Cathedral bells.'

Category:Cathedrals
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