A-Z of CATEGORIES

Region: East of England

The Category Beccles is a subset of Suffolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Beccles 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):

- Bungay Choral Society

 

Category Beccles
! Beccles KEY
VISITS (to the Website)15
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)19

The Category Bedford is a subset of Bedfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Bedford 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):

- Bedford Pipe Band

 

Category Bedford
! Bedford KEY
VISITS (to the Website)14
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)19

The Category Biggleswade is a subset of Bedfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Biggleswade 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):

- Locrian Chamber Choir

- Shannon Express

 

Category Biggleswade
! Biggleswade KEY
VISITS (to the Website)32
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)49

The Category Billericay is a subset of Essex. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Billericay 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):

- Lake Meadows Billericay

 

Category Billericay
! Billericay KEY
VISITS (to the Website)7
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)11

The Category Bishop's Stortford is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Bishop's Stortford 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):

- Bishop's Stortford Sinfonia

 

! Bishop's Stortford KEY
VISITS (to the Website)9
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)12

The Category Brentwood is a subset of Essex. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Brentwood 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):

- St Thomas of Canterbury Brentwood

 

Category Brentwood
! Brentwood KEY
VISITS (to the Website)7
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)9

The Category Cambridge is a subset of Cambridgeshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Cambridge 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):

- Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research [Anglia Ruskin]

- Centre for Intercultural Musicology [Churchill Cambridge]

 

Category Cambridge
! Cambridge KEY
VISITS (to the Website)13
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)16

The Category Cheshunt is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Cheshunt 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):

- Cuffley Operatic Society

 

Category Cheshunt
! Cheshunt KEY
VISITS (to the Website)10
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)12

The Category Clacton on Sea is a subset of Essex. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Clacton on Sea 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):

- Clacton Musical Theatre Society

 

Category Clacton on Sea
! Clacton on Sea KEY
VISITS (to the Website)11
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)17

The Category Cromer is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Cromer 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):

- Cromer Music Evenings

 

Category Cromer
! Cromer KEY
VISITS (to the Website)12
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)14

The Category Fakenham is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Fakenham 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):

- Fakenham & District Light Operatic Society

 

Category Fakenham
! Fakenham KEY
VISITS (to the Website)10
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)19

The Category Felixstowe is a subset of Suffolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Felixstowe 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):

- Felixstowe Children's Choir

- Felixstowe Community Choir

- Suffolk Community Strings

 

Category Felixstowe
! Felixstowe KEY
VISITS (to the Website)34
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)47

The Category Grays is a subset of Essex. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Grays 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):

- The Aveley and Newham Brass Band

 

! Grays KEY
VISITS (to the Website)31
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)36

The Category Halesworth is a subset of Suffolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Halesworth 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):

- Tallis Chamber Orchestra

 

Category Halesworth
! Halesworth KEY
VISITS (to the Website)5
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)9

The Category Hatfield is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hatfield 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):

- Mid Herts Centre For Music & Arts

- St Albans Rehearsal Orchestra

 

! Hatfield KEY
VISITS (to the Website)43
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)69

The Category Haverhill is a subset of Suffolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Haverhill 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):

- Balsham Singers

- Haverhill Arts Centre

 

Category Haverhill
! Haverhill KEY
VISITS (to the Website)9
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)14

The Category Ipswich is a subset of Suffolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Ipswich 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):

- Ipswich Recorded Music Society

- Orwell Singers

 

Category Ipswich
! Ipswich KEY
VISITS (to the Website)9
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)13

The Category Letchworth Garden City is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Letchworth Garden City 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):

- Letchworth Chorale

 

! Letchworth Garden City KEY
VISITS (to the Website)9
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)16

The Category Lowestoft is a subset of Suffolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Lowestoft 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):

- Lowestoft Choral Society

- Waveney Sinfonia

 

Category Lowestoft
! Lowestoft KEY
VISITS (to the Website)7
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)13

The Category Luton is a subset of Bedfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Luton 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):

- Caritas Harmony

- Sinfonia Verdi

 

Category Luton
! Luton KEY
VISITS (to the Website)9
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)12

The Category March is a subset of Cambridgeshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with March 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):

- Alan Norris Big Band

- March Can't Sing Choir

 

Category March
! March KEY
VISITS (to the Website)27
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)43

The Category Norwich is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Norwich 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):

- Eaton Concert Series

- Norwich Pops Orchestra

 

Category Norwich
! Norwich KEY
VISITS (to the Website)11
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)15

The Category Rayleigh is a subset of Essex. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Rayleigh 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):

- RODS Amateur Theatre Group

 

Category Rayleigh
! Rayleigh KEY
VISITS (to the Website)4
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)14

The Category Rickmansworth is a subset of Hertfordshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Rickmansworth 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):

- Lemon Tuesday

- Northwood Volunteer Band

- Rickmansworth Players Choir

- Watersmeet

 

! Rickmansworth KEY
VISITS (to the Website)33
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)41

The Category Stowmarket is a subset of Suffolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Stowmarket 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):

- Jubilee Ladies Choir

- Lark Folk Choir

 

Category Stowmarket
! Stowmarket KEY
VISITS (to the Website)2
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)9

The Category Swaffham is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Swaffham 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):

- Castle Acre Village Hall

- Dereham Memorial Hall

- KeyNote Concerts

- Singers Inspired

 

! Swaffham KEY
VISITS (to the Website)29
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)40

The Category Wisbech is a subset of Cambridgeshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Wisbech 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):

- Angles Theatre Wisbech

- Community Gospel Choir, Sutton Bridge

- Wisbech Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

 

! Wisbech KEY
VISITS (to the Website)30
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)42

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

 

Category Woodbridge
! Woodbridge KEY
VISITS (to the Website)1
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)8

‘A unique series of eclectic Sunday afternoon acoustic music concerts ... The musicians featured in the concerts are not using electric instruments, but are using the natural sounds of their instruments and voices. The performers chosen reflect our own liking for traditional music (and more recent music composed in a similar style). Depending upon the act we may use amplification to ensure that they can be heard thoughout the concert hall, but volumes are kept as low as possible.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Abbots Langley Winter Acoustic Concerts
VISITS (to the Website)17
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)33
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier.' Held Late June. Snape Proms runs During August.

* Aldeburgh Festival
VISITS (to the Website)300
Also indexedSnape Proms
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)434

‘A distinctive Centre for Advanced Training designed to realise the artistic potential of our 60 exceptionally talented young musicians (8-18 years) across a wide range of music. AYM combines a tailored, Individual Learning Programme with intensive “courses”. The programme can include individual lessons, intensive weekends and residential courses, expert professional advice, mentoring and performance opportunities.’

Category Aldeburgh
* Aldeburgh Young Musicians
VISITS (to the Website)100
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)158

‘A charity for education and the promotion of the arts in Norfolk ... We have two gallery spaces, each with a different exhibition at any one time. The exhibitions change every two weeks, so there is always something new to see. Upstairs in the music room, we have a busy programme of music featuring artists from the UK and abroad who vary in style from Classical Piano to Jazz and Folk.‘

* Anteros Arts Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)180
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)127
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Lunchtime classical concerts ... showcasing prize winning musicians in the stunning Georgian Music Room of The Assembly House in Norwich.’

Category Norwich
* Assembly House Classical
VISITS (to the Website)44
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)56
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Started out at the beginning of 1999 as the Mad Nanny! Folk Club. Our intention was to offer a diversity of folk and traditional music. Since then we've broadened the musical range and are noted for our diversity of musical style and quality guests and local performers.'

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club
VISITS (to the Website)204
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)391
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A community event that brings together the people of Baldock in Hertfordshire, UK. The Festival is probably the biggest event in the town’s calendar, providing a fortnight of events for a variety of ages and tastes during May each year ... A large selection of music tastes are catered for across a wide range of venues.'

* Baldock Festival
VISITS (to the Website)297
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)332

Six chamber music recitals, October to April, at different venues within Bedford.

* Bedford Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)192
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)296
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are known as Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club, dropping the word Society but introducing the word Keyboard in order to keep it more up to date. We find there is still a good following of people who like to listen to electronic organ and keyboard music but not so many taking up playing. So our format has had to change with the times ...'

* Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club
VISITS (to the Website)204
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)724
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Our portfolio of classical, jazz through to rock and pop artists ensures that there is something for every musical preference, and whether you bring a deckchair and a bottle of wine, or a full picnic complete with candelabra (classical shows only).' Held Early August.

 

* Bedford Park Concerts
VISITS (to the Website)256
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)309

‘Entertainment features strongly at the event with displays from local community groups in the arts and sporting worlds, to a multitude of professional acts performing on stages right across the site. The Bedford River Festival is free to the public and offers numerous opportunities to participate in, or just to relax and enjoy a vast array of activities and entertainment.’ Held (every other year) Mid July. (You should be able to reference also details of Bedford Council’s Music in the Meadows Bandstand Concerts, held Sunday afternoons late July and August.)

* Bedford River Festival
VISITS (to the Website)125
Also indexedMusic in the Meadows Bandstand Concerts
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)167

‘Founded in 1921 and provides a showcase for the wealth of talent in the amateur performing arts in Bedfordshire and the surrounding area. The Festival offers a wide range of classes for all ages covering most musical genres including Classical, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Asian music, as well as many varied Speech and Drama classes including Verse Speaking, Acting, Mime and Improvisation. It features categories for school groups, Special School groups, orchestras, wind bands, junior and senior choirs and group creative performance ... The Festival takes place ... during the first week of March each year.‘

* Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama
VISITS (to the Website)199
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)204

'Founded in 1999 to support the development of youth music opportunities in the County. In 2011 the Trust took over running the Youth Music Courses, which were formerly run by the Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils, and these successful courses are now expanding. We run holiday courses for students who already play an instrument or sing but who are looking to take part in high quality ensembles or groups. Our current groups include orchestras, wind and concert bands, string groups, chamber groups, a choir and a Youth Opera production. And we have plans to expand provision over the next few years.'

 

* Bedfordshire Music Trust
VISITS (to the Website)202
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)406

'Visits to churches and organs in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire area and further afield, with the opportunity to play and hear the organs and meet other members; Celebrity organ recitals and lectures; Recitals by our members and guests from other organist associations; Meetings with discussions on subjects of interest to organists and enthusiasts; An annual outing, visiting major organs in Cathedrals, Major City Centre Parish Churches, City Halls etc where members can play or listen to the instrument; Visits to the workshops of organ builders'

* Beds & Herts Organists' Association
VISITS (to the Website)191
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)508

'Weekly concerts are held on Wednesday evenings throughout the year except December. Featuring a wide variety of jazz genres including Big Band, Swing, Mainstream, Easy Listening and foot tapping music – there’s something for everyone! A friendly atmosphere and candlelit tables await you.'

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Belvedere Jazz & Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)196
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)279
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Whether your musical taste is for classical, jazz, popular, or folk, Benslow Music has a music course to suit you. Throughout the year expert tutors lead friendly, supportive residential and day courses. There is something for every level from near-beginner to advanced, and we regularly welcome guests from their teens to their nineties. Our beautifully cooked food will sustain your energies and our friendly staff will do all they can to make you feel welcome ... Throughout the year Benslow Music hosts a series of concerts across many genres including classical, early, folk and jazz.‘

 

* Benslow Music
VISITS (to the Website)182
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)379
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed to encourage and promote the arts in Berkhamsted. It comprises over twenty Arts Organisations based in the local area which promote arts events open to members of the public ... “The Arts Diary” was first published in 1985 to co-ordinate a Spring Arts Festival and has expanded since into its present annual form. While most of the events take place within Berkhamsted, the Diary contains information about events outside Berkhamsted that are arranged by member organisations primarily for Berkhamsted residents. These events are usually events which cannot be held locally because suitable facilities are not available.’

* Berkhamsted Arts Trust
VISITS (to the Website)139
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)184

'Firmly established as one of the premier jazz venues in the South East of England, attracting the finest musicians. We are always pleased to receive visitors ... We have about 250 members, who receive significant discounts on ticket prices, and we are always pleased to welcome new members. Our belief is that jazz is for enjoyment and we wish to encourage listeners to all the different elements that jazz comprises. We are neither a "Traditional Jazz" club, nor a "Modern Jazz" club; we try to include as many facets of jazz as possible in our programme.'

Category Jazz Clubs
* Berkhamsted Jazz Club
VISITS (to the Website)198
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)626
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed in 1954: 'The Society has enjoyed programmes from many famous artists over the years - these include Natalie Clein, Lesley Garrett, Steven Isserlis, Emma Kirkby, Freddy Kempf, Stephen Kovacevich, John Lenehan, John Lill, Tasmin Little, Lawrence Power, Raphael Wallfisch, Kathryn Stott and innumerable string quartets and other recitalists. Another highly valued feature of the society are the excursions to venues in London to hear orchestral concerts, or visits to other venues such as Oxford and Milton Keynes. These start from Berkhamsted in comfortable coaches and are usually planned for 4- 6 times a year'.

* Berkhamsted Music
VISITS (to the Website)205
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)419
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Our members are at all levels and we even have one or two experts. You can come for some or all of the session but it can be overwhelming for absolute beginners/learners. Therefore we’ve introduced lessons and separate sessions for them at our home ... We also play local fetes and festivals, private parties and we organise several charity gigs each year.’

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Bishop’s Stortford Ukulele Society
VISITS (to the Website)59
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)106

'Fosters and promotes artistic and cultural activities in the Borough. It acts as a co-ordinating body between the many arts groups in the area and the local authority. Membership represents all branches of the arts: music, drama, visual arts, crafts, heritage, writing and poetry, and a large number of associate members whose individual support is much valued.'

 

* Brentwood Arts Council
VISITS (to the Website)208
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)291

‘Members and visitors are invited to enjoy being entertained musically, whether they can play or just like to listen: probably only 25 per cent of our members/visitors own or play an instrument. All our concerts are “live” and played usually by artistes who are on the national entertainment circuit, also in the top echelons of their profession. We do encourage and give opportunity to newly emerging players who, as we have found, give excellent performances ... With different artistes ... with their own personal style, presentation and wide musical repertoire, plus their own organ/piano/keyboard and associated equipment, which put together, make each concert unique.’

 

* Brentwood Organ and Keyboard Club
VISITS (to the Website)17
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)43
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Since its inception in 2010, the Britten Music Course (BMC) has given opportunities to talented young musicians to develop their skills, learn new repertoire, and perform at the highest standards. The course, which will take place every July, is based at Gresham’s Prep School, and is fully residential ... Participants will enjoy the usual mix of orchestral and choral workshops, have the opportunity to perform in both solo and ensemble concerts, and benefit from tuition from some of the country’s leading professional choral singers during the Come and Sing weekend ...'

Category Cromer
* Britten Music Course
VISITS (to the Website)185
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)343

‘Residential projects and masterclasses take place throughout the year in the beautiful surroundings of the Suffolk Coast where Britten lived and worked. Participants benefit from an exceptional campus of performance spaces and studios, which has grown around the iconic Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of the Aldeburgh Festival. The BPYAP hosts some of the premier performers and teachers who lead intensive projects, which culminate in high profile performances.’

* Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
VISITS (to the Website)312
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)447

'Offers activities and events which are not usually provided by the Borough of Broxbourne's Leisure and Entertainments programme. It also represents the arts interests of individuals and member groups and negotiates with the Borough, so that the arts community may enjoy greater recognition and leisure facilities on a par with the provision for sports.'

* Broxbourne Arts Forum
VISITS (to the Website)148
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)315

Originated as the Music Lovers' Concert Club :  'In wartime Bury St Edmunds, local music-loving residents and visiting forces personnel created an audience for classical music, both live and recorded. The national Council for Encouragement of Music and the Arts – a war-time precursor of the Arts Council – recruited groups of professional musicians brave enough to undertake tours to blacked-out towns outside blitzed London.' The Club continued after the war and now offers about half a dozen evening recitals per season.

* Bury St Edmunds Concert Club
VISITS (to the Website)187
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)366
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Bury Festival gives us an opportunity each year to enjoy a wide range of music and other artforms over eleven packed days of entertainment in venues and spaces all around the town. Bury St Edmunds is a vibrant town with plenty of arts and entertainment on offer throughout the year and the Festival draws a lot of that together in a wonderful concentration and celebration of activity.’ Held Mid May.

Category Arts Festivals
* Bury St Edmunds Festival
VISITS (to the Website)32
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)76

Cadenza is open to anyone over eleven, including school pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and amateur adults, and delivers solo and chamber lessons, usually half and half, but the balance can be varied by request. Older students in pre-formed ensembles often wish to focus on advanced chamber coaching and to enjoy the late night mixed staff/student chamber scene. Conversely every year students reach the final stages of competitions like the BBC, and need to focus on their solo work.' Held Mid July.

 

* Cadenza International Summer Music School
VISITS (to the Website)155
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)289

‘We offer a range of masterclasses and courses which use the rich range of historically-inspired pipe organs in Cambridge to help organists develop their skills and explore the musical insights brought by these instruments.’

 

Category Cambridge
* Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies
VISITS (to the Website)116
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)200

‘We are a medium sized group of accordion enthusiasts who meet monthly. Our playing abilities range from elementary to advanced, but don’t let the advanced players put you off as they really help our playing ... We also organize occasional concerts with guest artists as well as Orchestra Days with a guest Musical Director, which are great fun.’

 

* Cambridge Accordion Club
VISITS (to the Website)150
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)409
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Begun in 1934 its main aim was to encourage music making. That's still our aim. With over 120 classes, we hope it will provide an incentive for musicians of all abilities to:- * share their music with other musicians of similar talents and musical interests; * receive advice & encouragement from very experienced professional musicians.' Held Mid March.

 

* Cambridge Competitive Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)194
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)284

'World-class concerts, education projects, festivals and summer schools of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music for all ages in Cambridge, UK.' Includes the Cambridge Festival of the Voice held Early May.

 

Category Early Music
* Cambridge Early Music
VISITS (to the Website)301
Also indexedCambridge Festival of the Voice
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)250
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Your local friendly folk club ...  Has always offered an eclectic mix of music which includes Folk, Blues, Americana and sometimes a little Soul ... Come along to our Friday night folk music events, where you can hear and see your local artists as well as international names on the folk scene. If you are a musician yourself, why not turn up for our Open Stage nights, where you will be able to perform in front of our audience.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Cambridge Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)4
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)11
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world.‘ Held Late July.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Cambridge Folk Festival
VISITS (to the Website)129
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)213
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'For all classical, acoustic and flamenco guitarists. Bring your guitar and play, beginners and experienced players welcome. Or come along and listen!'

 

Category Guitar Societies
* Cambridge Guitar Club
VISITS (to the Website)195
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)352
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Provides top class British and International jazz music ... As well as the “home” venue of CUC Wine Bar, Cambridge Modern Jazz also works with other music/ arts organisations in the Cambridge area to present jazz events. In recent years CMJ has worked closely with Stapleford Granary to showcase jazz concerts in their high-quality auditorium. Another successful joint project is with Cambridge Jazz Festival, which takes place every November.’

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Cambridge Modern Jazz Club
VISITS (to the Website)172
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)373
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1991: ‘The Festival now takes place each November and aims to present classical music in bold, imaginative and inspiring ways. In a city that is positively awash with concerts, the Festival aims to present a carefully chosen programme of world-class artists — whether well known figures or rising stars — who would not otherwise visit the city’.

 

* Cambridge Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)94
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)115
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We meet on alternate months on Saturday afternoons. In the winter we aim to have a meeting of an educational nature; in May we have a Cambridge consoles afternoon. Other meetings are arranged locally and through East Anglia and London.’

 

* Cambridge Organists’ Association
VISITS (to the Website)112
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)264

‘We’re proud of our extensive programme of events, which includes public concerts, theatrical performances and workshops. Every semester we host a series of weekly lunchtime concerts by visiting professional musicians, and regularly invite visiting artists and performers to give master-classes and workshops. You can take part in our frequent large-scale orchestral and choral concerts, performed at venues in Cambridge, as well as many smaller ensembles from early music to jazz – a mainstay of the musical life both at Anglia Ruskin and in the city. We also stage many theatrical works that you can take part in, both on- and off-stage.’

 

* Cambridge School of Creative Industries [Anglia Ruskin]
VISITS (to the Website)127
Also indexedSchool of Performance | Anglia Ruskin University
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)232

‘A brand new [2019] festival devoted to the creation and celebration of song ... Its aim is to bring a dedicated city-wide festival of song to the heart of Cambridge, giving life to new opportunities and audiences for the performance and enjoyment of song. Drawing together internationally-renowned artists and exceptional young musicians, the Festival features evening concerts and an afternoon class, held in some of the city's most beautiful venues.’ Held Mid February.

 

* Cambridge Song Festival
VISITS (to the Website)39
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)101

‘Founded in 1979. It exists to promote live classical music of the highest calibre in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. It presents outstanding soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras as well as supporting talented young artists at the beginning of their careers. It provides a platform for the works of living composers as well as more familiar repertoire, all performed in beautiful historic settings in and around our great city.’ Cambridge Summer Music Festival held Mid July.

 

* Cambridge Summer Music
VISITS (to the Website)162
Also indexedCambridge Summer Music Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)337

'Supports music activities for young people in Cambridgeshire. It runs the annual Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition, providing a platform for talented young composers ... We are delighted to announce [2017] that the Cambridge Young Composer of the Year competition has now become part of a wider initiative – extending opportunities for young composers across East Anglia. The Cambridge Young Composer of the Year competition is being opened up to young people in both Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. A new competition – the Snape Young Composer of the Year – will be open to young people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.'

* Cambridge Youth Music
VISITS (to the Website)138
Also indexedCambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition | Snape Young Composer of the Year | East Anglian Young Composer
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)381

‘The structure of Holiday Orchestra at present is this: we have a committee of volunteers, under the rules of the Charity Commission, who organise dates, venues, bookings and a thousand details. We employ an overall Music Director who is the main source of ideas, direction, standards, contacts etc. for the organisation ... The Course Director finds and instructs tutors for every activity and is responsible for the content of the course ... At the end of each course the children present their music to an audience of family and friends, performing amazing feats of musicianship and releasing a vast amount of energy ... Holiday Orchestra runs courses three times a year in the main school holidays.’

 

* Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)89
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)132

Cambridgeshire Music is the county hub for music education and arts therapies. We make high quality music happen all across Cambridgeshire for young people and families – both in and out of school. We organise thousands of music lessons, bands and projects in all styles of music, as well as arts therapies for all ages. We work in partnership with hundreds of professional musicians and organisations.’

 

* Cambridgeshire Music Hub
VISITS (to the Website)163
Also indexedmush
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)270

‘All known cultures have music, and all cultures expect their members to be able to make sense of their music by making music or listening to it. In the CMS we explore musicality as a fundamental human capacity. We investigate the full range of musical behaviour from private listening to interacting with others, whether in expert performance or just having fun. Music is not just sound: it is dynamic pattern in embodied minds, movement, and social interactions; it is shaped by biology and culture. In the CMS we study music from all these perspectives; we aims to identify its relationships with other domains of human life, particularly speech and language.’

 

* Centre for Music and Science [Cambridge]
VISITS (to the Website)35
Also indexedUniversity of Cambridge
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)43

'Presents a variety of stunning musical events to the people of Fenland: jazz, opera, military bands, "come and sing",  wind ensembles, choral works and recitals.'

 

Category March
* Chatteris Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)177
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)295

‘Almost every month Chelmsford Jazz Club puts on music ranging from swing and mainstream to a touch of modern, and plan to keep doing so for a long time to come. As well as old favourites, there are always new names to discover and new approaches to explore.’

Category Jazz Clubs
* Chelmsford Jazz Club
VISITS (to the Website)135
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)213
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘There is a general misconception that the word “organ” means it is either the traditional theatre organ or a church or classical organ. As much as this view is still appreciated and respected, there is a whole world of difference in the modern day instruments. The sounds that today’s artistes produce are amazing. Anything from a full string orchestra or brass band through to an electric guitar or violin, every type of instrument and style is acheived by these multi-talented musicians. So don't be put off by the word organ. Go along to your local club and see and hear for yourself, you will be pleasantly surprised we assure you.’

* Clacton Keyboard Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)171
Also indexedClacton & District Organ Society
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)431
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘CM took place in Houston, Texas for 14 years and is now moving to England! [2020]... ”Classical Minds” Guitar Festival seeks to promote fine arts, music education as well as fostering artistic growth and creativity through the classical guitar while creating a sense of community for professionals and aficionados alike.‘ Held Mid March.

 

* Classical Minds Guitar Festival
VISITS (to the Website)29
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)60
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The object of COAST is to promote and provide access to the arts in the Cromer and Sheringham areas, celebrating the variety and quality of work produced in the local area and creating a vision to share for the common good – giving local communities and visitors the opportunity to experience local, regional and national creativity ... It took 6 years of successful October festivals to evolve from the Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival to COAST ARTS. More than a festival, more than a week in October, Coast Arts is now visible all year, but still culminates in the traditional half term focus. Not that it’s a change, just a quiet revolution, just adding to the success.’

* COAST Arts
VISITS (to the Website)36
Also indexedCromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)81

'Cooperative of composers based in East Anglia, reaching out to London and the south of England. We consist of composers of all ages – from students to professionals – and our aim is to build opportunities for all our members to fulfil their potential through training workshops, sharing skills, advice and support and providing a range of performance opportunities. As with most composer collectives, funding presents a challenge, so we strive to share what each member can offer to the group. We are always looking to expand, develop and grow our membership ...'

 

Category Colchester
* Colchester New Music
VISITS (to the Website)221
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)333

'Top artistes are engaged to entertain members each month, some are very well known to our Society, but there are times when we engage an unknown artiste ... The Society prides itself in being one of the most friendliest in the country(artistes will bear this out) and besides being an Organ Club our meetings are a social gathering where friends with a common interest can meet each month.'

 

* Colchester Organ Society
VISITS (to the Website)219
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)645
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Festival of Music takes place in March and the Festival of Dance is in June. They provide a platform for aspiring amateur musicians and dancers to perform on the stages at Colchester Institute in a supportive atmosphere with high quality feedback from professional adjudicators. The Festival is open to all styles of music and dance and is open to all ages. Every entrant receives a written adjudication sheet and certificate as well as verbal feedback from the adjudicator at the end of the class. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded in every class.‘

 

* Colchester Rotary Festival of Music and Dance
VISITS (to the Website)76
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)179

'It was in 1987 that David and Linda Holmes founded a series of chamber concerts; these began at the Walpole Old Chapel, moving in 1991 to Cratfield. The creation and registration of a charitable trust, Blyth Valley Chamber Music, followed in 1993. By then the format of six fortnightly Sunday afternoon concerts was firmly established, though with some occasional winter extra concerts ... We aim in each season to combine well-known combinations of instruments for which there is an abundant repertoire – like the string quartet and piano trio – with less usual groups of instruments whose repertoire may therefore be smaller, but no less worth hearing. We also intend to offer in each concert enough of what could be called the "core" repertoire to give us a good chance of filling the church – ticket sales being our largest source of income – but to spice this with new or less well-known works.'

 

* Concerts at Cratfield
VISITS (to the Website)207
Also indexedBlyth Valley Chamber Music
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)718

'Focuses on engaging those communities or its members who face geographical, physical or other barriers to participating in the cultural life of their area in high quality, stimulating arts and cultural activities. We work across Norfolk, Suffolk and the wider eastern region and we achieve our mission through regular activities - Creative Arts East Live!, a rural touring scheme for professional live performance events, and Village Screen, a touring cinema scheme for rural communities, alongside a portfolio of projects that involve people in cultural education, that improve health and well-being and that assist in the development of community volunteers.'

 

* Creative Arts East
VISITS (to the Website)283
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)154

Have organized an Annual Summer School together with evening Concert aiming ‘to spread awareness, interest and education in Dhrupad, a unique and ancient form of Indian classical music. We are keen to create opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and training in Dhrupad at all levels of ability ... The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual, seeking to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener rather than just entertain’. Held Early August.

* Dhrupad Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)71
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)124

‘Founded in 1997 to promote concerts, workshops, master-classes, study days and other events, often featuring the Thamar organ ... Through concerts and education work, we share the best of early music in the East of England!’

Category Early Music
* East Anglian Academy of Early Music
VISITS (to the Website)179
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)393
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Organises Early Music workshops in East Anglia. Anyone is welcome to join ... Members receive a quarterly newsletter and reduced admission fees for Forum events, and those of other regional fora in the United Kingdom.’

Category Early Music
* Eastern Early Music Forum
VISITS (to the Website)169
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)486

Founded 1990: ‘Concerts take place most months, usually on Wednesday evenings. We also hold occasional extra events ... There is no bar in the room, but people may bring their own drinks or purchase them from the Kings Arms (across the road) and bring them over to the venue’.

Category Folk Clubs
* Ely Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)50
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)90
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Bijou weekend folk and roots music festival that takes place in the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival provides an opportunity to listen to some of the best folk acts around in an intimate and friendly environment.' Held Mid July.

Category Folk Festivals
* Ely Folk Festival
VISITS (to the Website)246
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)293

Essex Music Services – part of Essex County Council – is the lead partner in Essex Music Education Hub which is supported by funding from the Department for Education which comes to us via Arts Council England. Along with partner organisations that make up the Hub, we offer a range of musical services, projects and opportunities throughout Essex schools and within the community.’

* Essex Music Education Hub
VISITS (to the Website)230
Also indexedEssex Music Services
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)218

‘A friendly group of both players and non-players, who meet each month in different venues in Essex and beyond, for an exciting and very broad series of meetings and events.’

 

* Essex Organists’ Association
VISITS (to the Website)136
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)187

Saxmundham: 'Aims to promote traditional and modern folk music in Suffolk, England ... The Everyman meets on the last Friday of each month during January to May and September to November ... With Residents, Floor Singers and a Booked Guest Artist on every occasion, there is always a warm welcome for new performers and audience members’.

Category Folk Clubs
* Everyman Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)179
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)246
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'As a highly rated research centre, our areas of special expertise include medieval and renaissance music, early modern music, nineteenth-century music, opera, popular music, ethnomusicology, performance studies, composition, and scientific approaches to music: research students, postdoctoral fellows, college lecturers and distinguished international visitors work on a dizzying variety of topics.'

 

* Faculty of Music [Cambridge]
VISITS (to the Website)317
Also indexedUniversity of Cambridge
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)230

‘Meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month ... New members always welcome.’

 

* Felixstowe Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)126
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)251
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We run a Training Orchestra, Community Orchestra, Concert Band, Senior String, Wind, and Recorder Ensembles and the Fenland Youth Swing Band. We also run taster sessions.'

* Fenland Music Centre Association
VISITS (to the Website)196
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)317

Jazz at the Fleece is an association of people interested in jazz. They volunteer their time, and draw no funds from the club. The club is non-profit (you better believe it), and receives no subsidies from any person or organization. In other words, the people who come to listen to some of the best jazz available in the country, pay for the musicians and the running costs. We do try to keep the latter to a minimum ... We are delighted to be at this lovely venue. The quality of sound in the room is excellent. The facilities seem boundless, with golf, other sports, bar and lounge food as well as fine dining, spa and health facilities, a great hotel, and every Friday night, the best in modern jazz.‘

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Fleece Jazz
VISITS (to the Website)106
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)160
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mix of music within a unique woodland setting.’ Held Early July.

Category Folk Festivals
* Folk in a Field Festival
VISITS (to the Website)293
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)146

'Held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Norfolk, on England's beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg as "the best gig on the North Sea", Folk on the Pier is a highly regarded showcase for the finest folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond.' Held Mid May.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Folk on the Pier
VISITS (to the Website)219
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)224
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A fresh approach to a timeless tradition ... FolkEast feels more like a very English village fete than a festival, with the good humour and unpretentiousness of its patrons, the “Young-uns”, the guiding vibe.' Held Mid August.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* FolkEast Festival
VISITS (to the Website)283
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)280

'Enjoy listening to beautiful music in intimate surroundings ... performed by exuberant musicians in charming local venues.' Held Late May.

 

* Frinton Festival
VISITS (to the Website)206
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)404

'Music, speech and drama'. Formerly the Gorleston St Andrew's Festival. Held Mid MarchALERT At Review, Website was inaccessible; Linked to Facebook Page as alternative.

* Gorleston Competitive Festival
VISITS (to the Website)195
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)692

'Tired of sitting in front of the TV? Like Classical/Light Music, Opera, Operetta, Singing & Songs? Then why not come along to the Recorded Music Circle for an evening of great recordings ...'

 

* Great Yarmouth Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)173
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)332
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Aim of the GYSMA is to enable all local schools to join together, and for pupils to share in the enjoyment and experience of live music-making.’

* Great Yarmouth Schools’ Music Association
VISITS (to the Website)94
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)198
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Normally held on the first Friday of the month – from September to July ... We feature folk music in the broadest sense of the word. In addition to “traditional” and “contemporary” folk music, you can expect to hear hints of pop, country, jazz or even classical music.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights
VISITS (to the Website)144
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)159
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Do you play the ukulele? Are you a beginner, an intermediate player or an expert? Would you like to meet up with other uke players and play together, chat, share ideas and maybe put on a gig or two? ... The ukulele, the first of which was made in 1879, is a member of the lute family of instruments and is derived from a stringed instrument that first appeared in Portugal in 139BC. The ukulele is even more popular than it ever was ... There are approx 250 ukulele groups on the UK ... The ukulele is an ego-free zone.'

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Hadleigh Ukulele Group
VISITS (to the Website)178
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)460

'The Halesworth Arts Festival originated 15 years ago. Now a major force in the arts in North Suffolk, it attracts capacity crowds every October, who come for the chance to see top quality artists in small, intimate surroundings. The HAF is a non profit making charity, relying on the generosity of many local businesses and individuals essential to help fund an event of this nature. Unlike many other Festivals, it receives no Arts Council, Lottery or other central Government help.' ALERT We regret there will not be a Festival in October 2019. As an 18 year-old, we are having a gap year. We will be back in 2020 ...’

Category Arts Festivals
* Halesworth Arts Festival
VISITS (to the Website)148
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)358

‘Harmonia Music was founded by Kirsty Body B.Ed. in 1999 and provides a wide variety of musical activities in schools and beyond. Regular groups include Harmonia Singers (ladies choir) and Harmonia African Drummers (age 8 to adult).’ Based in and around Huntingdon and Cambridge.

 

* Harmonia Music
VISITS (to the Website)102
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)200

Mission is ‘to promote the town of Harwich and to celebrate England's rich cultural heritage of sea songs and its relationship with the sea as an island nation ... If you like singing, drinking, sailing, pirates, boats, history and having fun, join us!’. Held Early October.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival
VISITS (to the Website)62
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)124

‘Founded in 1940 by Thomas Barber to promote music in Hertford. Meeting at the world’s oldest Friends Meeting House still in use, we stage and host a wide variety of live classical concerts from both local and world renowned artists.’

* Hertford Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)123
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)227
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Hertfordshire boasts a vibrant classical music culture, with thriving choirs and non-professional orchestras in almost every town, a renowned music education service, and excellent concerts in venues across the county throughout the year. HFoM celebrates this by bringing new visitors and friends to this beautiful part of England - especially the county town of Hertford - with performances by world-class musicians whom audiences might usually need to travel to London or other cities to hear.’ Held Mid June.

* Hertfordshire Festival of Music
VISITS (to the Website)254
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)391

‘One of the largest Local Authority Music Services in the country with over 560 teachers and 25,000 pupils across the county ... It is the Lead Partner for the “Hertfordshire Music Education Hub”.’

* Hertfordshire Music Service
VISITS (to the Website)173
Also indexedHertfordshire Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)351

‘We've been presenting jazz since 1969 and continue to maintain only the highest standard of performers each week, both national and international ... Herts Jazz Club members enjoy reduced admission prices to around 40 gigs per year plus more at the Herts Jazz Festival.’ The Club moved from Welwyn Garden City to St Albans in early 2018.

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Herts Jazz
VISITS (to the Website)209
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)224
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Annual Festival, first offered in 2011, runnng over an early Autumn weekend, and organized by Herts Jazz. Held Late September.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Herts Jazz Festival
VISITS (to the Website)99
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)150

‘For over seventy years the club has been organising classical music recitals for Hoddesdon and the surrounding areas. Concerts are held seven times a year ... The season starts in September and runs until May.'

* Hoddesdon Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)128
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)254
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A place of musical excellence where adults and children can learn an instrument and rehearse with others in a relaxed and friendly setting. We have an open door policy so why not come in to see us on a Saturday morning and see what people get up to in the name of music. We can’t promise that it will make you more attractive or provide superhuman powers. We can, however, promise you fun and the ability to take up something that might very well change your life.'

* Huntingdonshire Music School
VISITS (to the Website)159
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)282

‘The music service and hub for Central Bedfordshire providing opportunities for young people in schools and music centres across the County.’

* Inspiring Music [Central Bedfordshire]
VISITS (to the Website)189
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)527

'Studying music at ICE offers a wealth of choice. Courses may focus on particular musical genres, the works of individual composers or specific periods in music history. Most of these courses are suitable for complete beginners: an ability to read music is not required but tutors are happy to provide advice on using scores. Many of our tutors are eminent instrumentalists and illustrate their courses with musical examples. The course programme also offers scope for those wishing to develop practical skills in performance and composition.'

 

* Institute of Continuing Education [Cambridge]
VISITS (to the Website)224
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)307

'Has 50+ member organisations, which means also that hundreds of individuals are associated with its activities ... The Website is one of a number of ways in which IAA aims to keep in touch not only with its members but also with the wider community. It provides an excellent way for societies to publicise their events as well as a diary of proposed events, which has long proved invaluable to those keen to avoid clashes with other events of the same kind or in the same locality.'

 

* Ipswich Arts Association
VISITS (to the Website)186
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)360

'Each year the Society arranges four Saturday concerts of chamber music, usually held in October, November, January and February. All concerts start at 7:30 pm. Concerts are held in an intimate concert hall in the centre of Ipswich, UK.'

 

* Ipswich Chamber Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)120
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)198
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a non-profit organisation, run by a group of friends, bringing the best live mainstream jazz to Ipswich. Students half price, parking available.’

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Ipswich Jazz Club
VISITS (to the Website)141
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)148
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Outrageously good live modern jazz! ...  A Sunday evening jazz club that brings some of the UK's greatest Jazz musicians to Felixstowe. World class music, a great atmosphere, and free entrance - the best Sunday night out for miles around!’

 

Category Felixstowe
* Jazz East at The Alex
VISITS (to the Website)9
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)43
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Continues to provide high quality performances of classical music, recitals, choral and jazz plus talks, exhibitions and films. The Festival features internationally renowned performers and uses beautiful historic venues around the town, including England's largest surviving Mediaeval Guildhall.'  The Festival also sponsors 'a year-round programme of concerts, talks and films'. Main Festival held Mid July.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* King's Lynn Festival
VISITS (to the Website)218
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)388
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We arrange an annual series of eight monthly recitals and illustrated talks from September to May (excepting December) ... Those under 18 and in full time education and members of other societies affiliated to the Federation of Recorded Music Societies are welcome to attend without charge. Music teachers are also encouraged to bring their pupils without charge.‘

Category King's Lynn
* King’s Lynn Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)132
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)653
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The object of the Festival shall be to advance the education of the public in the Art, and in particular the Arts of Music, Singing and Drama, by the promoting of annual competitions.' Held During May.

 

* Leigh-On-Sea Competitive Festival of Music & Drama
VISITS (to the Website)226
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)274

'We have been presenting top-class professional concerts of (mostly) classical music since 1946, and we are still the only organisation in Central Bedfordshire which does this on a regular basis ...'

 

* Leighton Buzzard Music
VISITS (to the Website)193
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)310
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The aim of the Arts Forum is to promote and increase participation in arts activities by local people and to enhance the image of the area through the arts. The Forum supports existing arts organisations and encourages local people to be more aware of the opportunities to participate in arts related activities. The Forum distributes annual grants on behalf of Leighton–Linslade Town Council to arts groups in the town ... The Forum also prepares leaflets of members’ events, and maintains an on-line diary of arts events planned for Leighton Buzzard and the surrpounding areas of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.’

 

* Leighton-Linslade Arts Forum
VISITS (to the Website)32
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)64

'We present superb music in a comfortable and friendly setting. Musicians find Howgills the perfect home for chamber music and non-members are warmly welcomed to join us.'

* Letchworth Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)151
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)429
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Fortnightly evening meetings, October - March (but one meeting in December): ‘Where Music Matters’.

 

* Letchworth Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)98
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)181
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Offers a programme of fabulous music and musicians throughout the year in the Cambridgeshire village of Linton ... The series of concerts concentrates on the more intimate chamber music settings whilst also catering for different tastes in music such as jazz, folk and world music.’

 

* Linton Music Series
VISITS (to the Website)157
Also indexedLinton Music Society
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)295
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘If you enjoy good music in good company please join us. Meetings are held every fortnight from September to December & January to June ... You can be sure of a warm welcome!‘

 

* Lowestoft Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)128
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)224
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Music on Mondays is a series of diverse concerts from October to March. The accessible programming ranges from Bach to Britten, Dowland to Duke Ellington and Rameau to Rautavaara.'

 

* Luton Music
VISITS (to the Website)150
Also indexedMusic on Mondays
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)267
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Mix is Luton’s music education hub – schools and music organisations working together to provide the best possible music-making opportunities for young people in Luton.'

 

* Luton Music Mix
VISITS (to the Website)186
Also indexedLuton Music Service
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)264

'The long-held club policy is of opening the doors to everyone, of all ages. We have tried to avoid the twin traps of lowest-common-denominator shallowness or pompous jazz snobs who know the middle name of Miles Davis. Older jazz aficionados are welcomed alongside those new to the music to enjoy the visceral experience of live improvised music.'

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Milestones Jazz Club
VISITS (to the Website)226
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)342
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Bury St Edmunds: ‘The first Friday of the month is usually our guest night, where we feature well known artists ... On a guest night we have a booked support act. The third Friday of the month is our Showcase night, featuring a (usually fairly local) act with an hour long set, and two other acts for a half hour set each’.

Category Folk Clubs
* Milkmaid Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)203
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)406
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Musical and other events in the Suffolk churches of Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva ... Our purpose in organising these events is to take advantage of our historic buildings as excellent performance spaces and to contribute much needed funds to the cost of their upkeep ... In addition to the weekend of Summer Music we arrange occasional concerts at other times of the year.‘

 

* Music at Thornham
VISITS (to the Website)30
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)74

'Are you an organist, a singer/chorister or instrumentalist of a very high standard? If you’d like to combine specialist musical experience with a Cambridge degree, you should consider applying for one of our Music Awards ...'

 

* Music Awards [Cambridge]
VISITS (to the Website)177
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)256

'Music for Bedford Borough is the lead organisation for Bedford Music Hub providing and supporting musical experiences for children and young people.'

* Music for Bedford Borough
VISITS (to the Website)139
Also indexedBedford Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)366

'Audiences have the opportunity to hear the finest musicians many of whom live in East Anglia. It has become very clear that concertgoers appreciate professional live music in the town. A special rapport has been built up between performers and listeners, thanks partly to the special nature of each venue. Music in Felixstowe embraces most genres of music and also hosts a very popular lunchtime series given by young Suffolk musicians.'

 

* Music in Felixstowe
VISITS (to the Website)271
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)254
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Music on Sea is the strategic lead organisation for the Music Service and Music Education Hub of Southend on Sea. Music on Sea supports schools to provide outstanding teaching and learning across the curriculum; delivers good quality individual and group instrumental tuition and instrument hire service alongside providing exciting ensemble and performance opportunities.'

 

* Music on Sea [Southend]
VISITS (to the Website)181
Also indexedSouthend Music Education Hub | Southend Music Services
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)350

Our Mission Statement  'music@stansted gives people of all ages in the Stansted area the chance to enjoy live music performed by international artists and young rising stars, as well as providing an occasional platform for talented young local musicians'. Four concerts per year between October and March.

 

* music@stansted
VISITS (to the Website)130
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)269
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A centre of musical achievement since 1977 ... The Musicale Leisure Centre offers opportunities to play in bands and orchestras with all genres of music from classical to popular on offer and concerts take place three times a year ...'

* Musicale
VISITS (to the Website)197
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)289

Norfolk & Norwich Music Club promotes an annual series of classical chamber music concerts under the title Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. The Club was founded in 1951.’

Category Norwich
* Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music
VISITS (to the Website)142
Also indexedNorfolk & Norwich Music Club
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)189
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Supports amateur musicians and singers on their musical journey and showcases their love of music. If you sing, play strings, brass or keyboards or almost any other instrument whether solo or in a duet, group or orchestra there is a place for you in the Festival. We run an annual series of events, each one giving you the chance to perform, learn and share your love of music.’ Held Mid March.

* Norfolk County Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)124
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)158

'The Hub is every organisation and school who engage with Norfolk’s children and young people in music making. These organisations share what they do, communicate with each other and are committed to the highest quality of music education for children & young people.'

 

* Norfolk Music Hub
VISITS (to the Website)323
Also indexedNorfolk Music Service
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)384
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The art of music as related to the organ ... We are a lively and very active Association and hold events that are informative, educational and of interest to all. Since 2002 there have been events for young people to encourage them to consider taking up the organ as an instrument. Many who attend these events have not even sat on an organ stool before!'

* Norfolk Organists' Association
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)302

‘The Society usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Concerts start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.’

* North Herts Organ Society
VISITS (to the Website)168
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)503
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Held each year Mid August, primarily in St Mary’s Church, South Creake ... ‘Become a Friend of the North Norfolk Music Festival: “Basic Membership” entitles you to: * Priority booking for concerts with strictly limited seating (Holkham, Raynham); * Invitations to all Friends events throughout the year, such as talks, concerts, the annual Christmas and Festival parties; * Meeting other Friends who are interested in music; * Helping to ensure the future of a Festival that brings high level music–making to north Norfolk.’

 

* North Norfolk Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)201
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)406

‘Our vibrant and friendly club has been in existence since 1972 and has been mostly successful, with monthly concerts by top visiting organists watched by a good crowd of enthusiasts. Hammond and jazz organ, traditional theatre style organ, modern orchestral arrangements and good old straight (electronic) piano playing – singing too – all have their place at our meetings ... Like a lot of clubs, we have had a few hard times in the past few years. However in 2010 we moved from the Royal British Legion premises to a lovely new venue at Drayton Village Hall and our numbers have been steadily increasing ever since.’

* Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
VISITS (to the Website)52
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)201
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We have a weekly folk song session, hosted by a club or guest MC, with a wide mixture of tunes and songs. Entry is free and we welcome all performers ... The popular showcase nights give invited performers a chance to spread their wings in a couple of longer spots within the song session. Entry is also free on these nights ... We book a variety of well known and up-and-coming local, national and international performers on a monthly basis and make a reasonable charge for those nights.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Norwich Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)202
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)306
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Our aim is to present a broad spectrum of music played by top class artists and we have built a reputation for choosing young performers of great promise who have gone on to distinguished careers. We encourage our audiences to be adventurous in their musical tastes so we hope the programme offers something for everybody and the opportunity to try something new.'

 

* Octagon Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)127
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)372
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We offer a networking opportunity for all organists and directors of music in the Peterborough area. Our members play in churches large and small and on a wide variety of instruments. Some members direct choirs as well and others also work with music groups in their churches. We organise events which include organ crawls, social activities, recitals, educational activites and public lectures. Come and join us and enjoy both the beauty and the power of the organ! Not restricted to just the Peterborough Diocese, the Association has members in and around Peterborough across northern Cambridgeshire, in Northamptonshire, Rutland and the southern part of Lincolnshire.’

 

* Peterborough & District Organists’ Association
VISITS (to the Website)101
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)192

'The Dean and Chapter warmly welcome you to Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival. Choirs and singers from churches throughout Diocese of Peterborough are invited to join together to sing a Festival Evensong in Peterborough Cathedral.' Held Mid October.

 

Category Peterborough
* Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival
VISITS (to the Website)157
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)302
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Promotes concerts featuring the finest jazz musicians from the UK and, when possible, top USA jazz musicians appear at the Club.’

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Peterborough Jazz Club
VISITS (to the Website)140
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)220
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Offers competitive classes in most instruments, solo singing, choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles. The Festival is open to all ages and abilities, and offers a friendly and welcoming environment for musicians to perform before their peers, their parents and teachers and the general public.' Held Mid March.’

 

* Peterborough Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)126
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)361

‘The organisation is dedicated to making an enjoyable and successful music education accessible to all young people irrespective of their ability to pay. The Music Hub also seeks to lift the barriers that arise through language, educational, social or cultural issues.’

 

* Peterborough Music Hub
VISITS (to the Website)168
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)284

'The story of the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ installed in the Peterborough Regional College Hall started in the mid 1970s when a band of enthusiasts removed the organ from the Gaumont (formerly Regent) Cinema in the town of Dudley in the Midlands ... The organ is a fine example of a 2/6 Model-F (2 keyboards and 6 pipe ranks) of which only a few of the type were made. The organ was manufactured at the Wurlitzer factory in the United States before being installed in the Regent Cinema in 1928 ...' ALERT Cited Facebook Page at Review.

 

* Peterborough Theatre Organ Preservation Society
VISITS (to the Website)261
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)613

'The Pimlott Foundation was established 2007 in memory of Steven Pimlott, inspired by his versatility, passion and love of music making. The Foundation’s aim is to bring together aspiring performers with professionals. We promote concerts and live events whilst also delivering an educational programme which supports performing arts in the local area.'

 

* Pimlott Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)3
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)9
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are the UK's leading chamber music organisation specialising in small ensemble musical training.'

* Pro Corda
VISITS (to the Website)234
Also indexedLeiston Abbey
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)424

‘Based in Bushey, Hertfordshire ... The oldest and, arguably, the most celebrated of the UK’s specialist music schools, The Purcell School was originally founded in central London in 1962 ... Though it is now a coeducational independent boarding and day school for around 180 girls and boys, The Purcell’s pupils are nonetheless largely funded by the government’s Specialist Music and Dance Scheme ... The School puts on over 150 performances each year ... We regularly welcome eminent musicians to the School to give masterclasses and recitals throughout the year ... and host a variety of music courses during term time and in the School holidays.’

 

* Purcell School for Young Musicians
VISITS (to the Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)143
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Since 1936 the Clubhas been presenting artistes of the highest quality and programmes with a wide variety of interest. Our informal concerts are all held at the Radlett Centre, with its excellent seating, attractive bar for coffee or drinks, and easy free local parking. Seats are unreserved so you can choose your favourite spot to sit. You are welcome to come and pay at any individual concert or become a season-ticket member, Members are also of course entitled to attend our Annual General Meeting, with entertainment and refreshments. We would be delighted if you would join us and support your local music club.’

 

* Radlett Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)177
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)167
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Community focused, family friendly musical extravaganza ... Every year, 2,000 people arrive at Rookery Meadow knowing they are going to have a weekend to remember – full of fun, local fayre and some amazing acts ... Over two glorious summer days, music combines with the community to create a very special kind of magic, and we would like you to become a part of it. For us, it started with a simple goal that remains true today – we want to bring people to Reepham, showcase wonderful music, and donate the profits to local charities. We believe it’s the purity of our aims, and the fact this is a non-profit event, that has lifted the Reepham Festival to even greater success than we ever imagined.’ Held Early August.

 

* Reepham Summer Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)250
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)355

‘The Roman River Festival brings a mind-boggling variety of performers to informal and unexpected venues in Colchester, Stoke by Nayland and coastal Essex each September for a 10-day festival. From internationally renowned classical musicians to beatboxers, choreographers and digital artists, there’s something for everyone.’

 

Category Colchester
* Roman River Festival
VISITS (to the Website)130
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)112

Creative Royston is a group of volunteers in Royston, Hertfordshire (UK) whose aim is to celebrate and encourage local creativity all year round and give locals the opportunity to experience both professional and amateur work first-hand. Its main focus is Royston Arts Festival which covers art, craft, music, dance, drama, new writing and a whole lot more. Typically, the festival features about fifty events, including performances, exhibitions and workshops. Many of these are run independently by local clubs and societies.’ Festival held Late September.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Royston Arts Festival
VISITS (to the Website)47
Also indexedCreative Royston
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)110

Wickford, Essex: ‘We meet on the 2nd Friday of each month (except August) ... We normally have 10 performers each doing a 10 minute support spot, ranging from first timers through to professionals. It is a very popular club and the support spots are always oversubscribed, so you need to let us know well in advance if you'd like to perform!’

Category Folk Clubs
* Running Well Acoustic Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)200
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)314
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An umbrella organisation which coordinates, encourages, and promotes artistic enterprises of all kinds in the Saffron Walden area. We provide practical support to local artists and performers to help them display their talents, with initiatives such as music festivals, open studio events, and craft fairs.’

 

* Saffron Walden Arts Trust
VISITS (to the Website)75
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)131

‘Come along and bring your ukulele, if you have one, or just listen. I would be very surprised if you could get through our Friday evening session without singing. It's very infectious and you'll be made to feel very welcome. If you don't want to play ukulele but love singing we are always looking for people to join the SUGS choir, who are very much part of the overall group sound.‘

 

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Sandy Ukulele Club
VISITS (to the Website)106
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)229

‘Takes place every year over the last two weekends of September in Sarratt Village Hall, Hertfordshire and since its inception in 2000, has gone from strength to strength, attracting the very best in high-profile, eclectic musical talent and highlighting Sarratt as a vibrant, thriving village community ... We believe in the value of top quality musical performances and maintain that great art lifts the spirits and binds us together as a community. To maintain our principles of accessibility and a warm welcome to all, ticket costs are kept at an affordable level and the Festival welcomes faces old and new alike.‘

 

* Sarratt Festival of Music
VISITS (to the Website)120
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)213

‘A festival of music & family fun held annually in Saxmundham.’ Held Late July.

 

* Sax Music Fest
VISITS (to the Website)203
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)230

'Music at the University of Hertfordshire is vibrant, and our students are successful. Shape your future in music, with guidance from top industry personnel. All our tutors have extensive professional experience and teach with enthusiasm and commitment on our cutting-edge courses ...'

* School of Creative Arts [Hertfordshire]
VISITS (to the Website)150
Also indexedUniversity of Hertfordshire
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)302

‘Most music societies engage visiting professional musicians to perform at their concerts, but at ours it is the members themselves who play the music. We encourage all ages and levels of ability and many enjoy the opportunity to get together with like-minded people to enjoy playing music together. But performing at our concerts is not compulsory!  The majority just come to listen.  Most concerts contain a wide range of music types, composers and ensembles. Everyone is welcome.’

* Southend Chamber Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)74
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)137
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An annual competitive festival of music and drama, founded in 1911. The Festival runs every day for a fortnight in November, and has classes for all ages and abilities in the following sections: * Singing; * Piano; * Woodwind & Brass; * Strings; * Speech & Drama.’

 

* Southend Musical Festival
VISITS (to the Website)118
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)81

Objectives are: Promote the appreciation of the Arts; Encourage the foundation of new and assist in the development of established charitable societies, clubs and other organisations within Southend On Sea; To act as a co-ordinating body for such organisations; To act as a link between them and Southend Borough Council.

 

* Southend on Sea Arts Council
VISITS (to the Website)146
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)1695

'Founded in 2010 by Ben Johnson, Tom Primrose and Daniel Goode. Their aim was to bring leading young artists to make music of the highest order in a beautiful corner of rural Norfolk. The extraordinary community of the village of Southrepps has played from the start a vital role in the festival, as long-standing music-lovers and initiates to classical music alike involved themselves in the production of what has rapidly become a much-loved and keenly anticipated fixture in the region's calendar.' Held Early August.

 

* Southrepps Classical Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)189
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)884

‘An eight-day celebration of the arts – music, drama, poetry, visual art, photography, dance, talks and literature. It appeals to all ages and tastes; to local residents and to visitors to our vibrant seaside town. We invite national performers as well as local celebrities; professional, well-established names as well as those starting out on their careers.’ Held Late June.

Category Arts Festivals
* Southwold Arts Festival
VISITS (to the Website)174
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)402

'Arguably the world’s leading organ competition. Its roll-call of past prize-winners includes many of today’s most influential organists. For two weeks our biennial festival celebrates organs and a lot more besides. Our diverse mix of large-scale and intimate concerts, talks, workshops, art exhibitions and fringe events offers something for everyone and complements the St Albans International Organ Competition itself. Events are centred around the magnificent Norman cathedral of St Albans and spread out all around this beautiful historic city. Important venues in London host additional competition rounds and performances.' Held biennially Mid July [2019] - but supplemented by a Saturday Organ Concert Series in between.

 

* St Albans International Organ Festival
VISITS (to the Website)193
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)244
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1968: ‘The Society has always been one in which members and guests entertain each other on organ or keyboard. All who are willing to play are encouraged to take part whether they are beginners or accomplished musicians but those who prefer to sit and listen are free to do so ... Help is always at hand in the setting up of the instruments. Keyboard players may bring their own instruments. Several of our members have formed a group to provide entertainment on organ or keyboards at local community associations, clubs and retirement establishments’.

 

* St Albans Organ & Keyboard Club
VISITS (to the Website)64
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)96

St Albans Organ Theatre has a fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments and is one of the top theatre organ concert venues in the UK ... The self-playing instruments range from musical boxes and hand-turned Organettes to four large dance organs including the biggest one ever made, the 121 key Decap Organ – named “England’s Pride” by the Belgians when it came to England in the 1960s ... There are also regular concerts given by top-named theatre organists and special events including Christmas specials and Vintage Afternoon Teas.’

 

* St Albans Organ Theatre
VISITS (to the Website)109
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)177
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We have guest artists most weeks with the last Tuesday of each month reserved for a Round the Room night when anyone is welcome to come and play, sing or just listen ... Occasionally there are Open Stage nights when performers wishing to show their talents can book a spot of about 20 minutes.' The St Neots Folk Festival is held Early June.

 

Category Folk Clubs
* St Neots Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)216
Also indexedSt Neots Folk Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)370
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in the 1950's to encourage, to sustain and to co-ordinate the artistic endevours of the people of Stevenage. The Arts Guild has a wide range of members -from the performing arts, choirs and orchestras to floral arts, photographic societies and locomotive societies. This web site aims to provide information on the services that the Arts Guild provides and listings of events and contact details for the various groups.'

* Stevenage Arts Guild
VISITS (to the Website)106
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)285

Part of Hertfordshire Music Service: ‘All performing groups rehearse a wide variety of music, and give regular concerts at the Centre. Groups from the North Herts Music Schools may also have the opportunity to perform at outside venues such as the Gordon Craig Theatre. Experienced staff work to develop instrumental skills through listening and playing as part of an ensemble’.

* Stevenage Music Centre
VISITS (to the Website)103
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)1003

Relatively new venture (April 2017) offering monthly concerts, usually on the first Sunday afternoon: ‘Any proceeds from the concerts will aid local charities or good causes ... Your support would be most appreciated to help us keep the music going!’

* Stilton In Tune
VISITS (to the Website)49
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)103
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘SVAM arranges five concerts and one lecture, plus one or two extra events each season, usually between October and April. Our events are held at the beautiful parish church of St Mary's, East Bergholt and at the Constable Hall, East Bergholt. We are proud to present a mixture of well-established professionals and promising young artists each season. Our events are open to all, and most concerts are free for children accompanied by paying adults. Free programmes are provided, and refreshments are available at all our events.’

 

* Stour Valley Arts & Music
VISITS (to the Website)130
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)212
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Chamber music concerts have taken place monthly at The Studio since 1991. The intimate nature of the performing space and the studio’s location in a garden and field on the edge of Brightlingsea Creek make for an unusual and attractive setting that is particularly suitable for the enjoyment of music of this nature. We have been especially fortunate in the very high quality of those musicians who have played here and who have subsequently brought other colleagues with them on their return visits.‘

 

* Studio Music Brightlingsea
VISITS (to the Website)171
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)450

'A friendly, competitive Festival open to people of all ages, to perform as a soloist or part of a group. Entrants receive a professional adjudication.' Held Late February - Early March.

* Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts
VISITS (to the Website)157
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)432

‘Seeks to encourage participation, enjoyment, and achievement in music for all Children and Young People. SMEH is an advocate for, and promoter and provider of good value, inclusive and diverse high quality music education and performance opportunities. SMEH aims to: nurture talent and creativity at all levels; build self-esteem and discipline; widen horizons; and bring music to all ages, abilities and backgrounds. This will be achieved through effective partnerships that join up delivery, identify and tackle gaps in provision and ensure strong progression routes that raise the standards and well-being of all young people.’

 

* Suffolk Music Education Hub
VISITS (to the Website)271
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)264

‘Do you love listening to organ music or playing the instrument? If so, we welcome you to join us for organ crawls, recitals, and social activities!‘

* Suffolk Organists’ Association
VISITS (to the Website)87
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)171

'Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music for voices and period instruments in beautiful old East Anglian churches ... Based  in "Constable Country" on the Suffolk-Essex border, offers about ten concerts throughout the year, four at the Festival itself during the August Bank Holiday Weekend and more in its Winter Series, from October to May.'

 

* Suffolk Villages Festival
VISITS (to the Website)160
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)332
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Four weekends of exceptional music - orchestral to chamber, choral to folk, with an infusion of cool jazz, all in the unique setting of Thaxted’s magnificent Parish Church on a beautiful summer’s evening. Where every concert becomes a magical experience!’ Held Late June - Early July.

Category Braintree
* Thaxted Festival
VISITS (to the Website)82
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)207

‘We are a UK Charity. Our aim is to preserve, promote and celebrate the causes of jazz in the UK and beyond. We also interview musicians and other jazz icons! ... “People have died for jazz" said the legendary trumpeter John Birks 'Dizzy’ Gillespie" - and you still have a problem calling it 'serious music?'" The great British tenorist Alan Skidmore echoed the thought on a recent visit to 'The Jazz Centre (UK)'. "I've given six decades of my life to this art-form" he said " - and I appreciate its full celebration in words and deeds". Our Trustees believe him. And while we have a long way to go we believe that “The Jazz Centre (UK)” can soon remove the brackets from its last two letters.’

 

* The Jazz Centre (UK) [Southend]
VISITS (to the Website)182
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)154
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

This exciting project aims to provides ensemble music making opportunities to young people in Norfolk. We offer a monthly Training Orchestra, a monthly Youth Orchestra, and a weekly Youth Choir ... In 2014, partly due to reductions in government funding of local music education, the landscape of available musical ensembles for students working at an intermediate level, changed. Although great opportunities to access intermediate ensembles subsidised by government still exist, the changes were substantial. This in turn meant that one particular model of operating ceased to be accessible - namely, the provision of a youth orchestra which meets monthly ... The Orchestrate! Project aims to offer musical opportunities which do not rely on government funding in order to operate on a day-to-day basis - hopefully being able to provide stability in provision, regardless of the ever changing climate of governmental priorities.’

* The Orchestrate! Project
VISITS (to the Website)87
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)111

'Principal aim to promote music in all its aspects by organising concerts and recitals not only by established, talented performers but also aspiring youngsters. TRMS organises an annual programme of around six evening and four lunchtime chamber concerts at local venues.'

* Three Rivers Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)159
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)252
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Facilitates opportunities to participate in and experience the best possible music making as part of personal development, educational, social, cultural and leisure activity. This is achieved by providing access to the broadest musical experiences, maximising learning and development for our communities in general and specifically for all children and young people.'

* Thurrock Music Education Hub
VISITS (to the Website)147
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)234

Providing concerts since 1978: 'We provide 7 concerts each year plus the Young Musician competition. Although we call ourselves the Toddington Music Society (and you can get cheaper admission to concerts by being a member) you can come along at any time and hear wonderful music at reasonable prices. Come along and enjoy!'

* Toddington Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)187
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)293
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Our ukulele club had its first meeting in November 2016 ... We plan to meet every fortnight on a Tuesday ... We will perform for charity events. We have rehearsed sets of songs. We have a PA system with 5 microphones, 4 foldback stage monitors and a 500w stereo main PA. Although we do not make a charge we do have our own charities that we support and would welcome donations ... We've called our venture Uke on the Brain as Braintree has the River Brain flowing through it and what better to have on the brain than a ukulele!’

 

Category Braintree
* Uke On The Brain
VISITS (to the Website)75
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)175

‘A fun ukulele gathering for those wishing to play and where beginners & improvers are made very welcome. If you don't have your own instrument we will have spare ukuleles for you to use. if you have your own, bring it along for a strum and share your knowledge ... Remember you don't have to pay a fortune for a ukulele, an entry level instrument can be purchased for about £25.00 upwards from good music shops ... The Ukie-TooNes Ukulele gathering now has over 100 members. These are all amateur musicians who literally play for the fun of it and in the process raise money for very worthwhile charities. Every penny raised goes directly to charity.‘

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Ukie-TooNes
VISITS (to the Website)159
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)672

‘As an open group, we welcome anyone to join - from complete beginner to experienced player. We don't “teach” ukulele, but you will find that playing regularly with a group will bring your playing on much quicker than you expect ... If you are looking for a musical group to play at your fete, garden party or village hall, please get in touch - we do “play out”. For some reason, beer festivals seem a particular favourite amoung our members! In general we only do so fairly locally to North Beds, but may go further afield if the gig appeals to the members - just ask. If we can’t help. we may be able to recommend another ukulele group.’

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Ukulele Bedford
VISITS (to the Website)162
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)202

‘Was established over 70 years ago and has grown from strength to strength to become one of the largest and most respected in the UK. It aims to encourage people of all ages to perform in the areas of Music, Speech and Drama by providing an opportunity to perform before an adjudicator and an audience. The Festival is held in February and March every year. It is a competitive festival and there are classes for both children and adults available ...  Each year the Watford Festival of Music, Speech and Drama holds a piano competition in memory of Christopher Duke, who lived in Watford and who died in December 1996 at the age of 26.‘

 

* Watford Festival of Music, Speech and Drama
VISITS (to the Website)108
Also indexedWatford International Piano Competition
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)188

One of a score of Music Centres across the County of Hertfordshire. Individual lessons plus participation in a range of music groups, as well as Music Therapy Services: ‘We work with children, adults and community groups throughout Hertfordshire. Referrals can be made directly to us by parents and carers, by adults who may self-refer or by professionals involved with these client groups. Our team aims to support the people involved with the vulnerable children and adults with whom we work and we aim to liaise closely with those involved with our clients‘.

 

* Watford School of Music
VISITS (to the Website)62
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)173

'Club meetings are every two weeks between 8pm and 11pm. The club books guest singers and groups from all over the country, and has a friendly informal atmosphere that welcomes floor singers, but if you want to sing, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.'

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Waveney Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)120
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)312
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 1944 by Dorothy Hess, an esteemed piano teacher in the town. Not only had she many friends and acquaintances of renown in the chamber music world who were willing to come to play, but she had a talent for discovering young artists of great musical ability whose fees were still within the Club’s means. As far as possible, this is a practice the Club has aimed to continue ... Each year we arrange a series of six chamber music recitals which take place between October and May ... We have been able to engage high quality professional artists, many with international reputations, because of the financial support the Club has received from a number of external organisations, to whom we are extremely grateful.'

 

* Welwyn Garden Concert Club
VISITS (to the Website)129
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)288
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Offers individual lessons and group music for players and singers of all ages and all abilities. We are open on Saturdays during school term-time ... West Norfolk Music Centre promotes musical education for all.'

* West Norfolk Music Centre
VISITS (to the Website)208
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)264

'Promotes four or five chamber music concerts a year by professional musicians in our small friendly parish church. At least two concerts are given by classical guitarists, often of international stature. Other concerts are deliberately varied and include baroque, string groups and singers. Audiences of about 100 are seated '"in the round" with good sight lines. Tickets include programme and interval drink.'

* Weston Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)132
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)319
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Wethersfield Chamber Concerts are held at St Mary Magdalene Church with the support of the Vicar and the Parochial Church Council. Our aims are to: * encourage the careers of young professional musicians; * present music of the highest calibre; * make use of an historic building within the village; * provide enjoyable events for the wider community within the spiritual calmness of the Church. The Chamber Concerts are non-profit making. The artists presented are professional musicians and the cost to bring them to our village is met by ticket sales only. There are no subscription members.'

 

* Wethersfield Chamber Concerts
VISITS (to the Website)111
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)307
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Since 1945 ... has organised concerts by small groups of musicians and soloists at various venues around the town. There is an average of three concerts a season which aim to cater for a reasonably wide range of tastes and to cover a number of musical genres from the medieval to the modern.'

 

* Wisbech Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)109
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)200
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Where can you enjoy a wide range of classical and jazz concerts, folk and roots gigs, street performances, a Teddy Bears’ Picnic for our youngest families and the ever popular Midsummer Jazz Picnic, all on your doorstep? All this and much more is on offer to Wymondham people every summer. Many events are free and others have affordable ticket prices with bargains for under-25s.’ Held Late June.

* Wymondham Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)94
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)173

'Sing with one of Ipswich's newest community choirs. Whether you've been singing for years, or never sung before you'll enjoy music old and new, from pop and gospel to classical, world music to folk songs. An informal and fun community, relaxed but challenging and rewarding - open to everyone - no experience necessary! We don't ask anyone to sing solo, there are absolutely no auditions and we don't mind if you can't read music. In fact, quite often we don't even use music, so not reading it can be an advantage!'

 

Category Community Choirs
+ A New Song Community Choir
VISITS (to the Website)142
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)442

‘An amateur orchestra in St Albans that performs regular concerts of major works, and offers a more relaxed musical experience at a much lower cost than larger orchestras in the area. We have a policy of welcoming all ages and a wide range of abilities from St Albans and beyond. This leads to a varied mix of musicians which produces fresh and stimulating results. Abbey Gateway Orchestra is different to most amateur orchestras in that we don’t just perform full concerts every term, we also mix up workshops and community events, developing a large repertoire of pieces which we perform more than once over the course of the year.’

+ Abbey Gateway Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)190
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)206

‘Has performed the G&S operas annually since its foundation in September 1950. We have remained firmly based in the village of Abbots Langley, although now our members come from a much wider area. Gone are the days when, as quoted after the very first production, “You could meet the whole cast by walking up and down Abbots Langley High Street”. As well as our main annual production, we always try to perform each year in our home village with a concert or small production in the local village hall.’

 

Category Watford
+ Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
VISITS (to the Website)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)325

‘We are an amateur symphony orchestra based in Abbots Langley with players drawn from the village and surrounding area. We normally give three concerts each year ... We don't believe there are many villages that have their own symphony orchestra full of committed and talented players, under a professional conductor. Abbots Langley does!‘

 

+ Abbots Langley Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)140
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)219
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We usually have four concerts a year. Typically the Easter and October/November concerts are classical and the Christmas and Summer concerts less formal. Concert venues are usually in Hemel Hempstead, where we can be accompanied by a variety of instruments including piano, organ, harp or small orchestra. Occasionally we join forces with other choirs ... to allow us to perform larger scale works.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Aeolian Singers
VISITS (to the Website)199
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)428
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Aldeburgh Music Club was founded in 1952 by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears and has evolved over the years into one of East Anglia's leading choral societies with over one hundred members and supported by more than 120 patrons ...'

Category Choral Societies
+ Aldeburgh Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)161
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)458
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Amadeus has performed in and around St Albans for 40 years, establishing itself as the leading chamber orchestra in the area ... Players from the area, including many music teachers as well as talented amateurs, meet several times throughout the year, giving their services free in order to make music together. The orchestra varies in size from 25 to 50 players, depending on the repertoire being performed.'

 

+ Amadeus Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)160
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)324
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Non-auditioning female ensemble with a focus on fun! We do lots of tours, rehearse once a week and work hard/play hard. All are very welcome: With over 50-60 members attending our weekly rehearsals – we certainly have a lot to say (and sing) for ourselves!'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Amici Singers
VISITS (to the Website)183
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)460
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mixed choir numbering about 30 members which performs a wide repertoire from sacred to secular music, from anthems and other major sacred works such as Handel's The Messiah and John Rutter's Requiem, to folksong arrangements and selections from shows ... The Anglia Singers Choir was formed in 1992 to give a Christmas carol service in Chelmsford, on the site now occupied by Anglia Ruskin University. We now give three concerts a year, raising money for local charities.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Anglia Singers
VISITS (to the Website)87
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)146
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a mixed choir of about 40 voices ... Our name comes from Queen Katherine of Aragon, who was sent to live at Buckden Palace after her divorce from King Henry VIII in 1533; in 1534, she moved to nearby Kimbolton Castle, where she died in 1536. The choir was formed 450 years later, in September 1986 ... We have a varied repertoire and perform regularly at local venues, usually to help raise money for various charities.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Aragon Singers of Buckden
VISITS (to the Website)155
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)417
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A chamber choir for upper voices ... Members enjoy singing a wide variety of songs. Their expansive repertoire includes Gershwin, Pergolesi, Fauré, Purcell, and many others.’

Category Beccles
+ Auriga Capella
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)383

'In 1928 a group of Salvation Army musicians from Aylsham got together, under the leadership of band Master Clifford King, to form the Aylsham Fellowship Band ... In 1939 the band was renamed the Aylsham Silver Band and was kept going by the tireless efforts of those not called up for service ... In recent years the band has concentrated on concert performances ... and continues to entertain audiences across the region, being a regular and much-loved feature at many local events'

+ Aylsham Band
VISITS (to the Website)166
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)458
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in 2011 ... Their repertoire is broad and interesting and challenges singers to reach their best potential ... Accompaniments are often performed on electrical keyboards giving a new dimension to sound and presentation.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Aylsham Singers
VISITS (to the Website)147
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)403
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We're a group of local people who enjoy music and who wanted to be part of an orchestra. Some of us are a little rusty from practice, some haven't been playing for very long and others are, well, pretty good! The point is to just join in, to try, and to make music, regardless of your musical expertise ... We choose music which covers the broadest possible spectrum to make sure that there's something to everyone's taste and musical ability. We've performed everything from Beethoven to The Beatles.’

+ Baldock Community Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)49
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)87

'Official musical band for the Regiment and attends a variety of formal, commercial and commemorative events. Highly trained musicians, they are recruited from Bandsmen and women across the Army ... Their proud presence at special Airborne occasions and commemorative events is much-prized and hugely appreciated by serving personnel, veterans, their families and the general public.'

 

Category Military Bands
+ Band of the Parachute Regiment
VISITS (to the Website)157
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)301

'We are a welcoming group of amateur singers with a warm friendly atmosphere and always looking for new members. Previous experience is not necessary. We sing a variety of great music – sacred, popular, folk and songs from the shows.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Basildon Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)207
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)497

‘The origins of the society go back to the 1930s when the organist at St. Mary’s Church, Langdon Hills, decided to stage Pirates of Penzance to keep the children in the church choir out of trouble at the weekends. Curiously then known as St. Mary’s Athletics Club, the society grew over the years to become first Laindon and District Amateur Operatic Society, and then more recently Basildon Operatic Society. The society performs in both shows and concerts, currently producing its annual show in late May. Then concerts over the summer and in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Originally BasOp’s shows were exclusively selected from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Savoy operas, but these days a good number of musicals are produced too.’

+ Basildon Operatic Society
VISITS (to the Website)114
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)191

'The Choir history goes back over 150 years. We are a friendly amateur choir who enjoy singing and welcome new members without audition. Performing a wide variety of major choral works; supported by professional soloists and orchestra as necessary. The breadth of our repertoire extends from oratorio to opera and folk to specially commissioned pieces. December brings our locally famous Christmas concert where we are supported by children from local schools.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Beccles Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)227
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)622
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Set up in 2010 to promote singing for wellbeing and explore the positive health benefits of singing ... Beccles Community Choir welcomes ANYBODY and EVERYBODY. We sing Jazz, Musicals, Pop, Spirituals, Gospel, Ska and other styles based on a list of songs that the choir decides to sing ... In 2012, our sister choir Bungay Community Choir started ... and carries on our ethos – to be a small and friendly community; welcoming and fun. All the things we believe music should be.’

Category Beccles
+ Beccles Community Choir
VISITS (to the Website)179
Also indexedBungay Community Choir
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)228

‘Founded in 1988 ... A group of quality entertainment bands with musicians who enjoy playing. We do not enter competitions but will play a variety of concerts.’

 

+ Bedford Brass
VISITS (to the Website)141
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)232
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1867, the Bedford Choral Society is one of the oldest established choral societies in the United Kingdom ... Performs three or four times each year - usually in Bedford's historic Corn Exchange. We have approximately 130 full-time members - with singers from other local choirs joining us on occasions for particular concerts ... We regularly perform classical choral works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and we have also commissioned a number of works in recent years. We perform with local orchestras such as the Bedford Sinfonia, the Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra, the Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra and the Milton Keynes City Orchestra.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Bedford Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)205
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)298
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A community group of singers and instrumentalists performing three and four part musical pieces from the West Gallery period, around 1700 to 1850 ... In the conventional voice parts of Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass with instruments doubling the vocal lines, we perform in Bedfordshire and the neighbouring counties in costume representing what might have been worn by our counterparts in Bedford around 1810—1830. We have no religious affiliation and members are of all faiths and none.'

+ Bedford Gallery Quire
VISITS (to the Website)169
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)389
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We have three bands within the band family - Town Band, Concert Brass and Progress Brass accommodating players of all abilities and in addition, we have a ten piece group, Decibels ... Do you or your children wish to learn a brass instrument? We run a Brass Academy - a tuition scheme where complete beginners can take up this life time hobby.'

+ Bedford Town Band
VISITS (to the Website)139
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)335
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra ‘The BSO ... is a larger group of 80-90 local players of all ages, including talented young musicians. Its programme is diverse and includes major symphonies and concertos’ ... The Bedford Sinfonia  ‘The widely acclaimed performing standard of this orchestra is the result of the talent and enthusiasm of its members and the skilled direction of its founder, Michael Rose. Membership is by invitation. It specialises in programming chamber orchestra works, wind ensemble and string orchestra items and a healthy selection of 20th century pieces.’

+ Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)154
Also indexedBedfordshire Orchestral Society | Bedford Sinfonia
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)511
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘There has been a team of handbell ringers in Honingham for over 40 years! ... The team plays a wide range of music on a 3 ½ set of traditional English handbells, which were manufactured over a century ago. We also ring around 3 octaves of handchimes too! ... The music played is varied and includes classics, tunes from shows and light popular favourites, thus providing entertainment for all. Many team members have gained experience from working with internationally recognised conductors throughout the UK and overseas, developing a range of interesting techniques to enhance the sound of bells. At local music festivals, the team has achieved outstanding results and been complimented on their musicality.‘

Category Handbell Ringers
+ Bellfolk Handbell Ringers
VISITS (to the Website)62
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)164

'A small friendly society. We perform shows and concerts and have an active social calendar... We always welcome new members of all voices. Most people are convinced that they can’t sing, but very soon are pleasantly surprised with what they can achieve.'

+ Benfleet Operatic Society
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)374
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'100-strong mixed voice choir ... Our usual schedule is to perform three main concerts a year, in May, September and December. We also present concerts on tour every summer, generally in mainland Europe,'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Berkhamsted Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)171
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)430

'We currently have about 70 members. We perform at least 3 concerts a year at various venues in the area ... We often combine with other adult and junior choirs, soloists and instrumentalists both amateur and professional. We are a friendly and active society and organise fund raising and varied social events for the enjoyment of members and guests.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Biggleswade & District Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)172
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)443

'We have over 40 members and perform a wide range of music, including popular song arrangements and larger choral works. We give 3 or 4 concerts each year, some jointly with other choirs, and enjoy a high reputation for our performances.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Billericay Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)179
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)370
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Join us ... Enjoy being part of a friendly, committed local choir ... Enjoy our Music Director's enthusiastic and encouraging style ... Learn new arrangements in a lovely atmosphere ... You may have always wanted to try singing but never had the courage: here is your chance to make your dream come true!’

Category Billericay
+ Billericay Community Choir
VISITS (to the Website)161
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)379

'The society started in 1929 and despite having some moments throughout the years where it looked like we wouldn't be able to continue, we have fought on and produced shows of increasingly high quality. BOS produce one musical show each year at The Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood in March and smaller shows / concert throughout the year.'

+ Billericay Operatic Society
VISITS (to the Website)171
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)210

'We are a friendly, non-competing brass band based in Bishop’s Stortford ... Our ages currently range from teens to 70+ but we welcome players from age 8 upwards. We play for school and village fetes, the town’s Remembrance Sunday Service, private events and of course there is a lot of carolling at Christmas. We also put on concerts so that we can have the opportunity to showcase our music.'

 

+ Bishop's Stortford Band
VISITS (to the Website)139
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)399

'The premier choral group performing large scale choral works in Bishop's Stortford. We perform two or three concerts each year, with orchestral or keyboard accompaniment and sometimes in conjunction with other choirs. Though our repertoire has sacred as well as secular music, we are independent of any religious organisation.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Bishop's Stortford Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)164
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)345
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A group of experienced singers from various parts of Suffolk and Norfolk who meet on the first Sunday of every month to lead choral evensong at Blythburgh church. Since its foundation the choir has also given concerts in other East Anglian churches and sung services in English cathedrals. Concert tours abroad have included Holland, the Alsace, Venice and Vienna. Although the personnel have changed over the years the primary purpose of the choir remains that of keeping alive the glorious repertoire of music composed for the service of Anglican choral evensong.’

+ Blythburgh Singers
VISITS (to the Website)208
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)236

'The Choir was formed in 1971 ... and our aim is to reach a membership of 50, this being the optimum for the venues in which we perform and rehearse ... We are a friendly Choir and have toured Austria, Hungary, France and Italy, as well as in the United Kingdom. We have taken part in, and won, a number of competitions, although these do not feature highly in our priorities ... Our two main concerts are held in May and at Christmas.'

 

+ Braintree Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)188
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)347

'We are an amateur musical theatre group ... performing two musical shows per year.'

+ Braintree Musical Society
VISITS (to the Website)155
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)395
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A community choir based in Braughing in Hertfordshire ... The choir sings music in a variety of styles and is open to all ages and abilities. There are no auditions and you do not need to be able to read music. The only requirement is plenty of enthusiasm!  Braughing Sing members are encouraged to attend regularly so that the choir can progress together and reach a good standard for performances. However the main aim is to have fun and enjoy ourselves getting to know new music and improving our sound.‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Braughing Sing
VISITS (to the Website)38
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)114
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A traditional Brass Band based in Brandon, Suffolk. The band performs regular concerts at Summer fetes, bandstands and events.‘

+ Breckland Brass Band
VISITS (to the Website)89
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)233

‘BCS as the name suggests, specialises in choral music interspersed with lighter programmes. The choir produces both a Winter and Summer concert and together with other local choirs, participates in more formal concerts two or three times a year ... Ours is a group that makes all newcomers welcome and involves them in our activities. Being able to read music is an advantage but it is possible with some practice, to pick up the basics as we proceed. What we do ask is that our members share our enthusiasm for singing, attend as many rehearsals as possible and do some preparation between meetings.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Brentwood Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)67
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)150
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Run for the benefit of its members and meets quarterly to rehearse and perform Horn Ensemble repertoire, both existing and new arrangements and compositions. If you're a horn player, grade 5-8 or above and over 18, living or working near Brentwood in Essex (or willing to travel to us), please use the contact form ... to express your interest. We're always happy to hear from new friends. There is a small fee for each meeting and a discounted fee for those willing to commit to membership.'

 

Category Brass Ensembles
+ Brentwood Horn Club
VISITS (to the Website)136
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)490

'We are a group of seven orchestras of varying ages and abilities, linked by our love of music and how much we enjoy playing together. Our mission is to advance the musical education of young people in Brentwood and surrounding areas by the provision of training in orchestral playing and the presentation of public concerts. We are very welcoming and are always on the look out for new members, so if you are interested in joining one of our orchestras, then please contact us ...'

 

+ Brentwood Orchestras for Young Musicians
VISITS (to the Website)148
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)291
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Brentwood Philharmonic is Brentwood's community orchestra and plays an exciting and varied repertoire. New players of a high standard are always welcome.’

 

+ Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)106
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)182
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Berkhamsted's own local orchestra. Formed of local professional musicians, the orchestra has been enriching the cultural life of Hertfordshire since 1997 ... The orchestra draws on the wealth of professional musicianship in the locality and also aims to offer performing opportunities for young student musicians on the threshold of their careers ... Offers symphonic concerts of the highest calibre, covering a wide spectrum of styles and periods, the great classics as well as unfamiliar and new works especially by British composers.'

 

+ Bridgewater Sinfonia
VISITS (to the Website)209
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)403
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in the 1930s under the name “Blofield & District Silver Band”, the band has undergone several changes, moving to Strumpshaw, Freethorpe and then Cantley ... In September 2015 we made the exciting decision to become a concert/wind band and invite woodwind players to join for the first time. This has allowed for a range of new music, a larger band for concerts and engagements, and provides a progression route for those in the Training Band.'

+ Broadland Band
VISITS (to the Website)157
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)442

‘One of Suffolk’s leading amateur choirs, the Burgate Singers are based on the Norfolk Suffolk border not far from Diss. Our repertoire is exciting and wide-ranging and includes choral classics such as Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat, as well as twentieth century music like Rachmaninov’s Vespers and works by Stravinsky ... There are usually about 30 choir members, and we welcome new singers. We are friendly and fun, but we aim for high standards under musical director, Alain Judd. Moreover, we perform with professional orchestras and soloists. The Burgate Singers generally stage two concerts a year.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Burgate Singers
VISITS (to the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)196

‘Consists of a number of amateur singers, some trained and very experienced, others less experienced, but all excited by choral music.  The Group has existed since 1977, always aiming to explore and perform a wide range of choral music.  It prides itself on the breadth of its repertoire and often chooses to sing pieces that are less familiar to its potential audience and especially choral music of the present and although much of what the choir produces is challenging, we hope that it proves satisfying to choir and audience alike ... Aims to perform in public twice a year ... Although we expect high standards of ourselves in responding to the music we perform, we do not hold auditions, and anyone who is willing to commit themselves to the music week by week is most welcome to join us.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Burnham Music Group
VISITS (to the Website)82
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)171

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