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Nearby: Bracknell

'A friendly Club that meets monthly. It holds a mixture of professional and amateur nights and the occasional charity evening. This not only raises money for good causes, but also promotes the club. The club tries to give younger artistes just starting on the circuit a chance as well as the "OLD" favourites ...'

* Ascot Organ and Keyboard Club
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'Encourage your promising musicians to experience the inspiring sounds of a full symphony orchestra. Let them be guided by experts and, in the company of their peers, encourage them to enjoy the vibrant and invigorating atmosphere of shared music-making.' Held Mid July.

* National Preparatory School Orchestras
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Founded 1898: ‘A community band based in the Surrey town of Bagshot. The Band is about 35 members strong and welcomes new players of all ages and standards. Our repertoire varies from serious to light and popular music ... The Band has had its usual ups and downs – poor attendance at rehearsals and engagements and conductors coming and going. However, a nucleus enabled the Band to survive and at present it is probably as strong as ever’.

+ Bagshot Concert Band
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Formed 1979: ‘Our repertoire ranges from Early Music to contemporary composers encompassing a wide range of musical styles. The members are local amateur musicians who aim to perform to a high standard whilst enjoying a friendly, social group ... Seven different recorders are currently used. The smallest is the tiny Garklein, descending in pitch and growing in size are the Sopranino, Descant, Treble, Tenor, Bass and Great Bass. In addition to recorders, the group features a variety of contemporary and period instruments in their interpretation of early music. Voice, percussion, traditional folk instruments and improvisation all combine to give the BRC a unique style’.

+ Berkshire Recorder Consort
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The Community Band began in 2008: 'We have gone from strength to strength and we now number over 120 adults in 3 bands. We are keen amateur musicians aspiring to a high standard, but mainly do it for fun and to entertain others. We are led by experienced, professional teachers and musicians from Berkshire Maestros ... We have started a number of other projects, including an introductory wind band (Beaufort Band) and wind ensembles'.

+ Bracknell and Wokingham Community Band
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Also indexedBeaufort Band
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'Formed in 1960 with a membership of fourteen and now has approximately 130 singing members. We perform three major concerts each season, with professional soloists and orchestral players. Our repertoire spans more than 400 years, and includes rarely-heard work, as well as more familiar ones.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Bracknell Choral Society
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‘Formed in 1967 as a way of bringing together Wellington College and the people of Crowthorne through choral music ... The choir later became Crowthorne Choral Society, but the strong link with the College remained, and is still an integral part of who we are. Our Musical Directors have all been Directors of Music in College, and students and staff regularly perform with us in our concerts, which all take place in venues within the College. We are constantly aware of the invaluable support and privilege we enjoy through this long association. We perform three concerts a year, from a wide repertoire.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Crowthorne Choral Society
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'Formed in 1950 by members of the Parish Church and since that time has performed many musical shows at various venues. Early performances were concerts and revues in local halls, progressing to pantomimes and light opera. Since the 1970s the society has produced at least one major Broadway or West End musical every year.'

+ Crowthorne Musical Players
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‘An exciting place to play, with a seasonal programme of interesting – if challenging! – concerts and workshops. The orchestra is gaining an excellent reputation locally for both players and audience ... Originally formed as Crowthorne Orchestra in 1991 by a group of players who’d met at an evening class at South Hill Park Arts Centre, the orchestra has developed into a full Symphony Orchestra ... The Orchestra has about 55 regular playing members who make music for enjoyment’s sake, and we are proud of our friendly and welcoming reputation. Rehearsals are of course taken seriously and the music we play now requires approximately Grade 8 standard for strings, and Grade 8 + for wind players.‘

+ Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra
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‘Founded in 1952 as East Berkshire Operatic Society, the society continues to produce award winning pieces of musical theatre and drama. We produce a minimum of four shows every year and perform in the Wilde Theatre at South Hill Park in Bracknell and in our own 70 seat Pinewood Theatre in Wokingham. Pinewood Theatre is the focal hub of the Society. As well as being our theatre, it is also our rehearsal space and is used for a variety of social activities during the year.’

+ EBOS Musical Theatre
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Also indexedEast Berkshire Operatic Society
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Opera at Bearwood is an amateur operatic society who present ... annually one main operatic production in July and a new year concert (of operatic delights) in January. From time to time we also present smaller concerts at other times of the year.‘

+ Opera at Bearwood
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‘Founded in 1908, Sandhurst Silver Band is a contesting band currently competing in the 1st section. Funding comes from a mix of members’ subs, payment for engagements and concerts, and grants and donations from firms, councils and individuals ... We stage public concerts several times a year, featuring a mix of light and more serious music, and we are available for hire year-round for fetes, bandstand engagements and private gatherings ... Membership of the band is open to anyone, without discrimination on grounds of age, gender, race etc. Beginners and players who have not yet attained the standard required to play at the level of the main band are offered the opportunity to develop their skills within our non-contesting band, Sandhurst Community Brass.

+ Sandhurst Silver Band
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Also indexedSandhurst Community Brass
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Founded 1967: ‘Our objectives are recorded as "the study and practice of choral music in order to foster the public knowledge and appreciation of such music by means of public performance". A more poetic view comes from Ben Jonson, which is to cultivate "the voyce so sweet, the words so fair, as some soft chime had stroked the air", and gave rise to the change of name to Thames Voyces in 1974 ... We pursue a love of singing through a wide repertoire of works from early music through to the present day, whilst aspiring to reach the highest possible standards. We perform around four concerts each year, in venues based around Bracknell and Crowthorne’.

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Thames Voyces
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‘Launched in September 2010, we are a non-auditioned, mixed, training choir for anyone over 18 years who wants to start singing from scratch, keep on learning to sing or revisit existing singing skills. We are limited to approximately 110 singers.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Wokingham Choral Academy
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‘Formed by a small group of enthusiasts in July 1951 and gave its first concert in November that same year. Membership has gradually increased over the years to around 120 singers with strength in all four voice parts ... WCS performs two major concerts a year with professional orchestras and soloists; a charity Christmas carol concert; a summer concert of a generally lighter selection of choral music.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Wokingham Choral Society
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‘Has been presenting concerts since 2013 with a wealth of musicianship from across a variety of genres, including Baroque, Folk, Choral Music, Brass Bands, World Music and even a Pink Floyd tribute band! We have seen musical legends hit the boards and been privileged to hear some of the world’s greatest singers and instrumentalists. We’ve also promoted local talent, too.’

Category Churches
@ All Saints Wokingham
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