Nearby: Portsmouth

The Category Portsmouth is a subset of Hampshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Portsmouth which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Portsmouth Chorus

- Portsmouth Guildhall

- Solent City Chorus


Category Portsmouth
! Portsmouth KEY
VISITS (to Website)33
VIEWS (of this Record)56

‘We are the CPDOA. The City of Portsmouth and District Organists Association ... The Association welcomes all those with an interest in the organ, its construction and its music, whether or not they play the instrument themselves. Our activities include visits to hear and play local organs, from small instruments in rural churches to large instruments in local cathedrals and town halls, visits to organ builders, organ recitals by members, educational metings and social events.’


* Portsmouth & District Organists Association
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of this Record)825

‘For 10 days in June, we capture imaginations, celebrate diversity and explore Portsmouth’s amazing heritage.’ Our Mission is ‘to broaden participation in and access to artistic and cultural activities by providing a high quality programme of performances and events which capture imaginations, celebrate diversity and reflect on the heritage value of Portsmouth’.


* Portsmouth Festivities
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)78

‘Founded in 1917 with the aim of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Portsmouth. Records of the Festival prior to 1948 and a large number of the original trophies were destroyed during World War II because the Guildhall was badly bombed. However, some information is available in newspaper articles written during the years leading up to that date ... For many years the festival has been a platform for at least 4,000 performers each year. Together with the parents and supporters of the participants, a very large number of people have been touched by the benefits of performance and adjudication offered by the organisation.’ Held February - March.


* Portsmouth Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)221
VIEWS (of this Record)428

Mission 'To provide high quality music education and support for children, young people and learners in and around the diverse Portsmouth community; To inspire all young people to sing and play a musical instrument, developing their talent through progressive performance pathways; To promote high achievement through diverse partnerships; To transform lives through music and cultural engagement'


* Portsmouth Music Hub
VISITS (to Website)351
VIEWS (of this Record)300

‘A local samba band playing authentic Afro Brazilian Samba Reggae music. We entertain at many music festivals, carnivals, processions, sporting events, weddings, corporate events, and launches ... If you are interested in learning to drum with us then contact us about our weekly workshops.’


+ Batala Portsmouth
VISITS (to Website)310
VIEWS (of this Record)428

‘We are a friendly ladies choir based in central Portsmouth ... The Choir is made up of around 20 ladies from all walks of life who share a love of singing. There is a real sense of camaraderie within the Choir. We have had several new choir members join us recently which has been wonderful. It has been proven that singing is good for your health and makes you happy - don't believe it? well then, come along and find out for yourself.’


Category Ladies Choirs
+ Cantrelle Singers
VISITS (to Website)80
VIEWS (of this Record)154

Founded 1948: ‘Objects are the advancement of the appreciation of the public in the art and science of music, and in particular the art of choral music by the presentation of concerts ... It began with a small group of singers drawn mainly from St. James Church, Milton in Portsmouth, England and has grown to its present membership of 100 drawn from the greater Portsmouth area ... The Choir perform three concerts annually in Portsmouth Guildhall to capacity audiences of 2,000 people performing a range of music from Part Song to Grand Opera; Oratorio to Songs from West End and Broadway Musicals. In addition to this, they give regular concerts at smaller locations for many charities’.


Category Portsmouth
+ Milton Glee Choir
VISITS (to Website)83
Also indexedMilton Glee Club
VIEWS (of this Record)202

‘Has approximately 25 members. We perform a wide repertoire of music from the late Renaissance period to works of contemporary composers, including several works which have been written especially for the choir. Many works are performed unaccompanied, but we especially enjoy singing when accompanied by an orchestra. We normally undertake four concerts each year: in October; a Christmas concert in December; at Easter-time; and in midsummer - in churches and cathedrals in Portsmouth and the surrounding district.’


Category Chamber Choirs
+ Portsmouth Baroque Choir
VISITS (to Website)91
VIEWS (of this Record)160

‘Founded in 1880 as the Portsmouth Temperance Choral Union. The Choir is now one of the leading large amateur choruses in the south of England: Approximately 120 Voices ... Holds four major concerts a year ... Accompanied by professional orchestras and soloists ... Performs the choral repertoire from classics to 21st-century works ... Encourages new singers and new musicians ... Provides tailored tutorials for its members to develop their individual voice ... Hosts an annual New Year “Come and Sing” concert for members of the public and choir’.


Category Choral Societies
+ Portsmouth Choral Union
VISITS (to Website)93
VIEWS (of this Record)166

'We are a traditional and friendly Brass Band based in the Portsmouth area for players of all ages and abilities, undertaking an extensive range of engagements throughout the year ranging from formal concerts and civic events to fetes, parties, church services, carnivals and celebrations.'


+ Portsmouth City Band
VISITS (to Website)222
VIEWS (of this Record)402

‘Recognised as one of the top choral groups in the region, gives at least three major concerts annually, joined by soloists, orchestral musicians and accompanists of the highest calibre. Its aim is to provide a stimulating musical experience for its members and for its audience in the Portsmouth & Hampshire area ... Portsmouth Festival Choir usually performs three concerts per season, working regularly with professional soloists and orchestral musicians ... We welcome enquiries from enthusiastic, talented singers. You will be asked to attend a brief audition during your first term for which no subscription fee is payable.’


Category Choral Societies
+ Portsmouth Festival Choir
VISITS (to Website)77
VIEWS (of this Record)189

‘Formed in 1936 and has grown into a healthy orchestral ensemble of about 40 players, in which all sections of the orchestra are represented. We are purely amateur and perform concerts for charitable events and other good causes. The aim of the Portsmouth Light Orchestra is to enable players of varying ages and standards to play and enjoy music once a week in a friendly and relaxed environment. We rehearse diligently in preparation for our concerts and gain much pleasure from this experience.’


Category Light Orchestras
+ Portsmouth Light Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of this Record)117

‘Established in March 2009, initially named the "Portsmouth Philharmonia" by a small group of amateur musicians wanting to rehearse together on a regular basis. We have since grown in numbers and established a strong position within the local community. Locally known as the "Sunday Orchestra" or the "Charity Orchestra" we're currently the most active orchestra in Portsmouth.’


Category Portsmouth
+ Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)105
VIEWS (of this Record)211

‘Founded in 1992 by a number of forward thinking musicians.  Given the city of Portsmouth’s rich cultural heritage, the need for a first class symphony orchestra was recognised and so the SSO was established ... Since its inception, the orchestra has provided a forum for local musicians to perform in historic venues as part of a regular concert series.  Our current musicians range in profession from teachers to students, marines to computer programmers.’


+ Solent Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)65
VIEWS (of this Record)139

'A 2000 seat entertainment venue which attracts world class music and comedy with sell out acts ... We offer a classical programme with a season of concerts by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a range of smaller recitals and ensembles, plus a mix of family, music and dance shows. We also produce and manage our own events ...'


@ Portsmouth Guildhall
VISITS (to Website)300
VIEWS (of this Record)424

'We offer lots of ways to get involved in music-making at the University of Portsmouth. Our aim is to provide accessible and enjoyable opportunities for students, staff and members of the local community. We bring diverse groups of people together to listen and participate in music in a number of different settings. We also help individuals to realise their musical potential ... The Music Department also offers an exciting series of professional chamber music concerts given at the Guildhall.'


@ University of Portsmouth
VISITS (to Website)45
Also indexedPortsmouth Chamber Music
VIEWS (of this Record)44

‘Provides listings of the concerts of (principally) amateur classical musical groups in the Portsmouth area – this includes Fareham, Petersfield, Chichester, Havant and Hayling Island.’


~ Music in Portsmouth
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)225

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