A-Z of CATEGORIES

Region: London

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

 

! Barking and Dagenham KEY

The Category Barnet is a subset of London (North). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Barnet 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):

 - Borehamwood Brass

- London Single Reeds

 

! Barnet KEY

The Category Beckenham is a subset of Bromley. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Beckenham 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):

- Crystal Palace Band

 

Category Beckenham
! Beckenham KEY

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

- Bexley Phoenix Choir

- Viva Acappella

 

Category Bexley
! Bexley KEY

The Category Brent is a subset of London (West). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Brent 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):

- Brent Music Service Ensembles and Choirs

- London Cantorial Singers

- Park Life Singers

- Queen’s Park Singers

- Regent Brass

 

! Brent KEY

The Category Bromley is a subset of London (South). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Bromley 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):

Sine Nomine Singers

- Velvet Harmony

 

Category Bromley
! Bromley KEY

The Category Camden is a subset of London (Central). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Camden 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):

- Camden Voices

Jazz Choirs

- London Humanist Choir

- Roundhouse

- Take Twenty

 

Category Camden
! Camden KEY

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

- Bridewell Theatre

- City Chamber Choir

 

Category City of London
! City of London KEY

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

- Chandos Choir

- Croydon SDA Gospel Choir

- Surrey Harmony

 

Category Croydon
! Croydon KEY

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

- South London Concert Series

 

Category Dulwich
! Dulwich KEY

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

- Capital Chorus

- Ealing Chamber Music Club

 

! Ealing KEY

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

- Hilly Fields Bandstand Enfield

 

Category Enfield
! Enfield KEY

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

- Bollywood Brass Band

 

Category Greenwich
! Greenwich KEY

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

- East London Symphony Orchestra

 

Category Hackney
! Hackney KEY

The Category Hammersmith and Fulham is a subset of London (West). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hammersmith and Fulham 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):

- Addison Jazz Choir

Fulham Children’s Choir

 

! Hammersmith and Fulham KEY

The Category Hampstead is a subset of Camden. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hampstead 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):

- Royal Free Music Society Choir

- Unity Folk Club

 

! Hampstead KEY

The Category Haringey is a subset of London (North). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Haringey 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):

- Alexandra Palace

- New Tottenham Singers

- Palace Band

 

Category Haringey
! Haringey KEY

The Category Harrow is a subset of London (West). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Harrow 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):

- West Harrow Choir

 

Category Harrow
! Harrow KEY

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

- Becontree Brass Band

- HaverFolk

 

Category Havering
! Havering KEY

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

- Lauderdale Guitar Society

- Youth Music Centre

 

! Highgate KEY

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

- Bishopshalt School

- Capital Connection

- Ruislip Gramophone Society

- Yiewsley and West Drayton Band

 

Category Hillingdon
! Hillingdon KEY

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

- London City Singers

- London Orpheus Choir

- University of London Chamber Choir

 

Category Holborn
! Holborn KEY

The Category Hounslow is a subset of London (West). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hounslow 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):

- British Airways Brass Band

 

Category Hounslow
! Hounslow KEY

The Category Islington is a subset of London (Central). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Islington 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):

- Highbury Opera Theatre

- Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells

- Islington Choral Society

- Union Chapel

 

! Islington KEY

The Category Kensington and Chelsea is a subset of London (Central). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Kensington and Chelsea 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):

- Exmoor Singers of London

- Household Division Bands

- West London Choir

 

! Kensington and Chelsea KEY

The Category Kingston upon Thames is a subset of London (South). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Kingston-upon-Thames 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):

- North Kingston Choir

 

! Kingston upon Thames KEY

The Category Lambeth is a subset of London (Central). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Lambeth 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)

- Chorus Festival

- Melodians Steel Orchestra

- South London Jazz Orchestra

- South London Symphonic Winds

 

Category Lambeth
! Lambeth KEY

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

- South East London Folk Orchestra

- Vocal Chords Choir

 

Category Lewisham
! Lewisham KEY

The Category Merton is a subset of London (South). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Merton 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):

- Colliers Wood Chorus

- St John the Baptist Wimbledon

- West Barnes Singers

 

Category Merton
! Merton KEY

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

- Brick Lane Music Hall

- East London Clarinet Choir

- Forest Voices

- Stratford Circus Arts Centre

 

Category Newham
! Newham KEY

The Category Orpington is a subset of Bromley. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Orpington 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 George’s Singers [Biggin Hill]

- The Kentones

 

Category Orpington
! Orpington KEY

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

 

Category Redbridge
! Redbridge KEY

The Category Richmond upon Thames is a subset of London (South). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Richmond-upon-Thames 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):

- Kew Wind Orchestra

- Whitton Choral Society

 

! Richmond upon Thames KEY

The Category Southwark is a subset of London (Central). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Southwark 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):

- Borough Chamber Choir

- Borough New Music

- Godwine Choir

- Koruso!

 

Category Southwark
! Southwark KEY

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

 

! Sutton KEY

The Category Tower Hamlets is a subset of London (East). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Tower Hamlets 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):

- East London Evensong Choir

- Shuffle Festival

- Trad Academy Folk Music and Dance School

 

 

Category Tower Hamlets
! Tower Hamlets KEY

The Category Waltham Forest is a subset of London (East). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Waltham Forest 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):

- Chigwell Row Operatic and Dramatic Society

 

Category Waltham Forest
! Waltham Forest KEY

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

- Festival Chorus

- Le QuecumBar & Brasserie

- Putney Choral Society

 

Category Wandsworth
! Wandsworth KEY

The Category Westminster is a subset of London (Central). Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Westminster 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):

- Central Hall Westminster

- Corinthian Chamber Orchestra

- London Accordion Orchestra

- London International A Cappella Choral Competition

- Medici Choir

- Transport for London Recorded Music Club

 

Category Westminster
! Westminster KEY

‘60 minute classical chamber music concerts at Christ Church, Highbury & Church on the Corner, Angel, Saturdays 6:30pm ... Concerts start with a short performance by young cellists from The Cello Corner.’

 

Category Islington
* 60min Concerts
Also indexedThe Cello Corner
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'ArtsFirst is the lead organisation for the Islington Music Education Hub. Working alongside our many partners we aspire to deliver the best possible music education opportunities to children and young people and to work with community and professional musicians to make Islington a music rich borough.

* Arts First [Islington]
Also indexedIslington Music Education Hub

‘ANS encourages and helps facilitate collaboration between the arts sector, the voluntary sector, commercial organisations and local government, aiming to increase arts activities within the community ... ANS provides a comprehensive online diary of events and social networking facility, showcasing the breadth of arts activities taking place within the borough ... ANS promotes, organises and supports arts events within the borough'

* Arts Network Sutton

‘An independent charity (est.1966) supporting 100+ arts and cultural organisation in and around the borough of Richmond upon Thames.’

‘The Community Music Service (CMS) provides individual and group tuition for children, young people and adults. We deliver weekly ensembles both in schools and at the music centre, workshops and projects including partnership work with professional orchestras and music education organisations. CMS teachers deliver a programme of live music concerts in schools and children’s centres ...'

* Barking & Dagenham Community Music Service

‘Music is often an expensive hobby and so many people therefore sadly never get the chance to learn an instrument. Some did not get the chance when they were young and others may have found it difficult to keep going with their instrument after leaving school when tutors can be so expensive. Here at the BCMA, we believe that everyone should get the opportunity to pick up an instrument and have that chance to create music. Whatever your age, wherever you come from and whatever your circumstances; music brings people together. Everyone is welcome here!’

‘One of the key events in our Summer of festivals’ programme ... A free family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance plus poetry, street theatre, art and family fun!‘ Held Mid June.

Category Folk Festivals

‘The competition is open to all school, youth and community junior choirs. There will be two age categories: * Up to and including 12 years of age; Up to and including 18 years of age. To enter, choirs should submit a CD/MP3 of their choir singing two contrasting pieces of their choice. If selected for the finals you can sing any two songs of your choice (not exceeding 8 minutes) provided they are the original voices.’ Finals Held Early March.

* Barnardo’s Youth Choral Competition
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'An annual celebration of music-making which includes choral, instrumental, orchestral, opera, jazz and film events with international stars and local groups and schools performing at venues across Barnes. The Festival celebrates music-making of the highest standard in conjunction with established and emerging stars. It also raises considerable funds for local charities.' Held During March.

* Barnes Music Festival
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians. These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.'

* Barnes Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Barnet Education Arts Trust absolutely loves to make music! Whether you are a young classical, jazz or rock musician we have bands and groups ... If you sing we have choirs, and if you are a teacher we have training opportunities and advice. We can hire out orchestral instruments ... We stage concerts regularly ... If you are three years or older we have something for you!' The Trust is the Lead Organisation for the Barnet Music Education Hub.

 

* Barnet Education Arts Trust
Also indexedBarnet Music Education Hub
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

* BBC Proms Featured

'The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival' Held Mid July - Mid September.

 

* BBC Proms
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘One of the largest amateur competitive performing arts festivals in the south-east of England. There are around 450 classes in Music, Dancing and Speech & Drama, with specialist adjudicators in all sections. As well as certificates and medals there are over 200 cups and trophies to be won. A “Musician of the Year” competition is held on the final Sunday, and the Festival acts as a qualifying heat for the All-England Dance Competition.’ Music Section held During November.

Cunning Folk Music stages regular folk, roots music and spoken word events in interesting places, with a mission to bring a wonderful interesting vibe to likeminded souls. In 2015 Cunning Folk staged the first Bermondsey Folk Festival, which has grown organically to become one of the best Free folk events on the London Folk scene. We are proud to feature established artists, but also acknowledge how difficult it is to get there. So at the BFF we give aspiring local performers a share of the action on the Stage.’ Held Early September.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Bermondsey Folk Festival
Also indexedCunning Folk Music

You do not have to be an organist or choirmaster to join the association ... Seeks to encourage and promote interest in all branches of church music. It organises an active programme of meetings including concerts, recitals, competitions, visits and social events.'

* Bexley District Organists' & Choirmasters' Association

'Bexley EOS has a friendly atmosphere, with comfortable seating and licensed bar - all making an excellent venue for club evenings. Guest organists include both newcomers to the circuit and household names. Members are sent a monthly letter giving biographical details of the organist booked, and the make and type of organ to be played.'

 

* Bexley Music Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Bird College Music Service aims to enrich the lives of children, young people and adults within the Borough of Bexley, by providing opportunities for them to become actively involved in a wide variety of music activities. Bird College is the lead organisation for the Bexley Music Education Hub which aims to ensure that all pupils have equal access to high quality music education. We employ a team of specialised instrumental and class music teachers to deliver a wide range of musical activities ...'

* Bird College
Also indexedBexley Music Education Hub
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Choirs, vocal ensembles and singing lessons – we have groups and classes for all abilities ... We run four choirs to suit everyone from the complete beginner to more advanced singers. Why not join us?'

* Blackheath Centre for Singing
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Festival has been held every year since 1988 and is one of more than 300 Festivals held in the UK every year. Some Festivals offer classes in music, speech and drama and dance. “Blackheath Music Festival” has always been a music-only Festival. Our adjudicators are all specialists in their subject - piano, singing and strings - and are nationally recognised musicians.’ Held Mid May.

‘London's biggest and broadest celebration of all things choral - and we mean everything! ... Brandenburg Choral Festival exists as a platform for amateur choirs to perform in Central London venues. St Martin-in-the-Fields is at the artistic, spiritual and geographical heart of the Festival. Our other venues range from the characterful Cheshire Cheese pub to the Royal Courts of Justice ... With two main seasons each year — the Spring Series and the Autumn Series — Brandenburg presents over a hundred concerts of unparalleled variety.’

 

Category Choral Festivals
* Brandenburg Choral Festival of London
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'A very active organisation, providing a wide variety of innovative programmes and activities including concerts at Wembley Arena, rock and pop festivals, solo competitions, choir competitions, guest performances at local events, participation in national events, as well as international tours ... Brent Music Service is also the lead partner of the Brent Music Education Hub.'

* Brent Music Service
Also indexedBrent Music Education Hub

'A national performing arts company that specialises in creating brand new music theatre. We work across the UK and Ireland with leading industry professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young singers, actors, dancers and musicians as well as emerging artists and stage technicians.'  Formerly Youth Music Theatre UK.

* British Youth Music Theatre

'Founded in 1987 to provide professional rehearsal and performance opportunities for emerging singers, musicians and technical trainees on the threshold of their careers. Now regarded as one of the country's foremost opera training companies, it works to provide the very best professional development through an annual programme of workshops, masterclasses and fully-staged operas.'

 

'Meets monthly throughout the year, with most meetings taking place on Saturdays. These meetings include visits to organs locally and further afield; social events like the Annual Dinner and Christmas Supper Party; and "educational" meetings to assist members in developing their expertise. Additional meetings are sometimes arranged on weekday evenings ... Several successful day-tours have been organised ...'

 

* Bromley & Croydon Organists' Association

Occasional concerts and recitals: 'New members are always welcome. Come along to a meeting and see what we're all about!'

 

Category Guitar Societies
* Bromley Guitar Society

‘Hold monthly concerts of live classical music with the aim of giving pleasure to those who enjoy performing or listening to music ... The membership of Bromley Music Makers consists of both listeners and performers. We are a large group with diverse musical interests, naturally all sharing a love of classical music ... Musicians of all standards who are able to offer a well-prepared and enjoyable performance are always appreciated and well received. Why not come along to one of our concerts and find out for yourself what a rich and rewarding experience joining us would be?’

 

* Bromley Music Makers
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An independent music service nationally renowned for providing a very high quality comprehensive and inclusive instrumental and vocal music education to the young people of Bromley and surrounding areas, as well as providing opportunities for performance in a wide range of settings to enhance the musical understanding and appreciation of pupils and the wider community ... BYMT became the leading partner in Bromley Music Hub in September 2012.'

 

* Bromley Youth Music Trust
Also indexedBromley Music Education Hub

‘We organise instrumental and vocal tuition in most Camden schools as well as running 35 borough ensembles and choirs plus 2 Saturday music centres offering instrument hire and a scheme for parents to purchase new musical instruments without having to pay VAT ... Preparing and entering children for grade exams and Arts awards ... Providing musical advice to parents and support to teachers and schools.’

 

* Carshalton & Wallington Recorded Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A world-class dedicated folk arts centre, Cecil Sharp House is at the heart of English folk. With a unique history stretching back to 1930, the venue - owned and managed by the “English Folk Dance and Song Society” (EFDSS) - is a memorial to the folk music and dance collector Cecil Sharp. Vibrant and diverse, Cecil Sharp House exists to serve its wide and diverse audiences, engaging with art lovers (oft times folk art lovers) through unique and inspiring artistic events, and creative learning. The iconic Grade II listed building is home to EFDSS and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, England's national collection of folk music and dance.'

 

* Cecil Sharp House
Also indexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society | Sharp’s Folk Club
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

Weekly, Saturday evenings, September - June in Central London. No need to book.

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Cellar Upstairs Folk Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘World-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Music & Audio Technology. Since its founding members joined Queen Mary in 2001, the Centre has grown to become arguably the UK’s leading Digital Music research group.'

 

* Centre for Digital Music [Queen Mary London]
Also indexedQueen Mary, University of London

‘Originally founded in 2000 at the Royal College of Music, the CPS has become an internationally distinctive centre for research, teaching, and knowledge exchange in music performance science. Now, nearly two decades on, we are opening a new chapter in performance science: a cross-institutional partnership between the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London. Performance is at the very core of progress in the arts, business, education, medicine, science, and sport. Increasingly, new methods and technologies are emerging that allow us to understand better how and why we perform and the reasons we find great performances so compelling.’

* Centre for Performance Science [RCM/Imperial]
Also indexedRoyal College of Music | Imperial College London

'At the Centre for Young Musicians we’re passionate about music, and so are our students. Many go on to have successful careers in music and the performing arts, or simply have the time of their lives taking their musical ambitions to the next level. Our vibrant Saturday Music School is perfect for young Londoners aged 5-18 years old, to develop their creative and expressive skills. We are generously supported by The Foundation for Young Musicians, so we can offer bursaries for talented young musicians to fulfil their potential ... There are also regional CYM Saturday Centres in Norwich, Taunton, Peterborough, and Saffron Walden.‘

 

* Centre for Young Musicians
Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Chamber music courses for string players - aged 6 – 18, all abilities ... Whilst it is always possible to find chamber music parts to suit every player at any level, it is not always so easy for very junior pupils to fit into an orchestra for the first time. We have addressed this conundrum by introducing a junior musicianship class which takes place during the time when the junior string orchestra rehearses ... The class size is small, but open to any pupil who doesn’t yet feel ready to join the orchestra.' Annual Summer School held Mid August. Also: ‘Concerts of chamber music take place throughout the year’.

ChamberMusicBox combines leading international artists with fascinating and imaginative repertoire choices to present programmes which are as unique as they are diverse ... Generously supported by the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, admission to all concerts is free for children and young people up to the age of 25. So whether you enjoy the great repertoire classics or love to discover something new, come and experience London's freshest chamber music!‘

 

Category Hampstead
* ChamberMusicBox
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Created to provide a centre where talented musicians who are devoted to chamber music, and no longer in further education, can receive coaching, inspiration and encouragement from some of the world’s best chamber players and teachers. Located in central London and running masterclasses throughout the academic year, ChamberStudio provides accessible, affordable and regular support for young professional chamber musicians ... Masterclasses are open to observers, giving chamber music lovers and aficionados the opportunity to see the detailed work that goes on in preparation for performance of the great chamber repertoire.’

* ChamberStudio
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Runs a range of evening, weekend and weekday performing arts and creative classes at over 40 locations across London. Choose from Dance, Singing, Acting, Filmmaking, Screen Acting, Musical Theatre, Writing, Photography, Comedy, Art, Music & Life Skills classes. Open to everyone over 18.'

‘We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a wide range of instruments, or further develop your skills. You can explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio. We are passionate about helping you to learn music and find the right level music class for you.’ The Department also offers series of concerts and recitals by their students which are normally open to the public free of charge.

'Through an annual competitive audition process we select classical soloists and chamber ensembles, as well as jazz, folk and world musicians. These "CMF Artists" then engage in an innovative two-year programme which includes artistic and business mentoring as well as professional development workshops. These cover a range of topics such as managing finances, tax and pensions, legal input on copyright and contracts, plus presentation and interview skills, promotion and publicity strategies and much more.' As well as the ‘Events curated and promoted by City Music Foundation’ in London - and which are indexed here - the Website also provides details of a number of concerts and recitals elsewhere in the UK featuring current CMF Artists.

 

* City Music Foundation
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Inspired by the famous series of concerts given during World War II by Dame Myra Hess at the National Gallery and the Royal Exchange, City Music Society was founded in 1943 by the late Ivan Sutton and is one of the country's leading music societies ... In addition to featuring well-established musicians, it has always been the Society's policy to invite out-standing young professional artists who are at the beginning of their careers, many of whom have since attained international status ... Members of the Society are more than just passive listeners. Over the years the Society has commissioned many new works - on average one every three years - from a wide and diverse range of British composers.’

 

* City Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We exist for those who have a passion for the organ and its music in Central London. Everyone is welcome to join us including organists, those who enjoy listening to organ music, or people who would just like to support the organ world in our area. Our aims are to encourage those with an interest in the organ, to promote musical activities relating to the organ, and to build a social network of organists and those who support the organ. We arrange a series of events throughout the year. These include concerts, visits to organs of interest, and events where members and friends can meet socially. We also help to promote other musical events connected with the organ and church music in our area.’

 

* City of London Organ Society
Also indexedCity of London & Eastern Society of Organists

‘CCC programmes a diverse mix of music ranging from traditional string quartet repertoire to folk-inspired ensembles, semi-staged opera scenes, children's concerts and cross-arts events featuring spoken word and dance. During each concert, performers speak to the audience about the works. They also mingle with the audience over a glass of wine after the show. All this helps to create the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that is such a strong part of the CCC identity.’

Category Lambeth
* Clapham Chamber Concerts
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Sections include: Choirs and Singing; Woodwind Brass; Strings; Pianoforte. Held Early March.

 

Founded 1965: ‘Guest nights form the bulk of our operation and we have, over the years, provided a varied programme of excellent quality ... Singers and Musicians nights, sometimes called “Open Mike”, are held regularly and all corners are encouraged to sing and play. This is the basis of any good folk club, the encouragement of performance at whatever level. No need to call for a spot: just turn up and go’.

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Croydon Folk Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A service that works to ensure children and young people in the Borough have access to creative opportunities. We work as part of a network of local partners that include the majority of Croydon state schools, a range of cultural organisations and alternative education services.‘ The Service is the Lead Organisation for the Croydon Music Education Hub.

 

* Croydon Music & Arts
Also indexedCroydon Music Education Hub

‘Open to all to perform in Western Music, South Asian Music, Dance, South Asian Dance and Speech and Drama. It is one of the largest performing arts festivals in the country attracting over 1000 performers each year.’ Most Music Sections held Late April - Early May.

 

* Croydon Performing Arts Festival

'Nowadays, we take for granted easy access to recorded music, through internet streaming, a myriad of radio stations and on portable music players ... However, the pleasures of listening to music in the company of other like-minded individuals, and connected with an informative talk, still remain relevant, and this is the core mission of the Croydon Recorded Music Society. The programmes are given by our own members, by members of other music societies and by professional visiting speakers.'

 

* Croydon Recorded Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

DaCapo is a music education organisation with a child friendly programme from toddler to teens ... DaCapo's dynamic music education programme draws on the methods of Kodaly and Dalcroze Eurhythmics ... DaCapo put on a wide range of concerts and events throughout the year in addition to our regular term-time activities. From extra concert opportunities for our pupils such as The BIG Performance to special events showcasing professional musicians such as the Founder's Day Concert, as well as our week-long Summer School, DaCapo are always seeking to bring their innovative and inclusive approach to a variety of audiences.‘

 

Held September - November: 'The Festival is dedicated to Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee (1937-2005), an inspirational teacher of the tabla in whose memory the Darbar Festival was first established in 2006. Come to the Darbar Festival and explore some of the finest improvised music in the world. If you have never been to an Indian classical concert, then join us to experience this life enhancing music.'

 

‘The Department of Culture, Communication and Media (CCM) is committed to excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the areas of Art, Design and Museology, Academic writing, English education, Applied Linguistics, Music Education, Learning with Digital Technologies and teacher professional development.

Category Holborn
* Department of Culture, Communication and Media [Institute of Education]
Also indexedInstitute of Education | UCL

'Music at Brunel University focuses on developing a rounded twenty-first century musicianship. Our programmes are centred on the music of our time, but are also informed by a broader understanding of the history and materials of western music and of other musical traditions.’

 

* Department of Music [Brunel]
Also indexedBrunel University London
Concerts and Recitals Season

'We organise weekly classes, events, concerts and productions throughout the year. Our courses and activities are open to everyone, including members of the public.'

Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’Here at the Department we nurture musical creativity in a variety of forms, enhanced through outstanding facilities for performance, sound recording and composition. Our music making culture is underpinned by two ensembles in residence, a constant flow of visiting ensembles and composers who offer masterclasses and workshops to students, plus an exceptionally wide range of classical and world music student ensembles.‘

* Department of Music [City, University of London]
Also indexedCity, University of London
Concerts and Recitals Season

'Our vibrant concert series includes experimental new music and world music, chamber recitals and innovative work from our sound studios, reflecting the diversity of the department's research interests. Most of the concerts are free to attend.'

Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We encourage an atmosphere of open-minded debate and a commitment to all types of music from classical to world and popular ... Ours is a hugely varied department, and former students have equally diverse lives - from classical musicians and Mercury Prize-winning pop stars, to lawyers, academics and administrators ... Many of our events are free and open to the public.'

 

* Department of Music [Goldsmiths]
Also indexedGoldsmiths University of London
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘One of the most prestigious in the UK, ranked as one of the top 10 music departments in the country (Complete University Guide 2016). We offer high-level teaching programmes and a flourishing research culture in performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, sound studies, jazz and popular music studies, and music and science. We benefit in particular from long-standing links with the Royal Academy of Music and the School of Oriental and African Studies.’

* Department of Music [KCL]
Also indexedKing’s College London

'As a music student, you'll be taught a range of musical styles and encouraged to explore a wide range of musical genres, taking a hands-on, practical and creative approach to learning. You can study degrees in popular music and music technology with specialisms in Performance and Multimedia.'

* Department of Music [Kingston]
Also indexedKingston University London

‘You want to be a qualified, confident musician, able to hold your head high in the global, professional world of music making. You want to build experience as an informed performer, composer, music producer, music director or all of these, working in a specific field ... You want to be as comfortable and adept in the recording studio, as conducting or performing with orchestral players from manuscript. You want to meet professionals and learn from them ...’

 

* Department of Music [Middlesex]
Also indexedMiddlesex University London
Concerts and Recitals Season

'Hosted by the Music department, the University's Concerts and Colloquia series is open to the public. Events are free and followed by refreshments.'

Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of music from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas, located in the heart of a city famous for its thriving and diverse musical cultures.'

* Department of Music [SOAS]
Also indexedSOAS University of London
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘From DJs to record producers, top performers to mixers and engineers, our courses attract some of the most talented students, taught by teams of successful musicians, entrepreneurs and audio experts. All of our four programmes are designed not only to educate you and extend your natural talent, but also to prepare you for your potential career in the music industry. One of the first departments of its kind in the UK, it has a strong reputation and links with leading popular music centres around the world. Every year our students progress to key roles where they not only enter the music business – they are also leading and changing it.’

* Department of Music [Westminster]
Also indexedUniversity of Westminster

‘Aims to help a young conductor establish an international conducting career, bridging the gap between conservatoire training and professional life. The winner of the competition is offered, in addition to an award of £15,000, the opportunity to become Assistant Conductor of the LSO for up to one year. The competition is open to conductors aged 30 or under who are citizens of the 28 countries with full membership of the European Union, plus those in Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland.’ Held Late February. Next [2021].

 

* Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra

'Runs several events throughout the year for piano, fortepiano and harpsichord at various London venues. The festival was established in 2012 ... Starting as a small annual event at Dulwich College, the festival has expanded each year to include more instruments and venues. The not-for-profit festival is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to get involved, do please get in touch ...'

‘We aim to foster and promote: * the maintenance, improvement and development of artistic endeavour; * the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts in the London Borough of Ealing. To this end, we assist and encourage the promotion of artistic activities by amateur organisations, individuals and professional groups ... Under the presidency of the Mayor of Ealing, membership is open to organisations within the borough which support the objects of Ealing Arts & Leisure.

 

'An annual competitive event for performers of all ages. It takes place during April and May of each year at a range of venues in the London Borough of Ealing.'

 

* Ealing Festival of Music, Dance, Speech and Drama

'Live guitar music since 1969 in West London ... on (almost) every first Sunday of each month.'

 

Category Guitar Societies
* Ealing Guitar Society

'Provides children and young people with musical training, in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Our school is in West London where nearly 400 students between the ages of 3 and 18 meet on Saturday mornings.'

 

'Aims to provide local schools and young people in the community with high quality music lessons, activities and other innovative, culturally diverse and accessible services ... In September 2012, Ealing Music Service were successful in the bid to be the Lead Partner for the Ealing Music Partnership Hub and secured annual funding from Arts Council England. Ealing Music Partnership's vision is to secure a rich musical legacy for all its children and young people – maximising the potential of every child through collaborative music making, rejuvenating professional learning to secure confidence in the workforce and accelerating progression pathways for our most talented young musicians.'

 

* Ealing Music Service
Also indexedEaling Music Education Hub

'We are an East London based teaching string orchestra for adult late starters, regardless of age, background, experience or income and we want to encourage people to play music. We provide a genuinely supportive and non-competitive environment and this is reflected in our methods and in the music we play. There are no auditions and from Day 1, even complete beginners will be able to join in orchestral playing ...'

 

Eaton Square Concerts is proud to present world-class chamber music in the heart of London’s historic Belgravia district. The outstanding acoustic and stunning neo-classical surroundings of St Peter's Eaton Square make it an ideal venue for concerts from internationally renowned performers as well as rising stars. Eaton Square Concerts produces two concert seasons a year, in spring and autumn.‘ ALERT Concerts Website inaccessible at Review.

 

Category Westminster

Held Mid November: ‘Over the years, the Festival has made a steady transition from north London to London-wide, and from May to its present November slot, to establish today's multi-faceted 10 day event. It has grown to be not only London's largest city-wide music festival, but one of the major international jazz events. The highlights have been many - each year brings its own character and momentum, and the riches of the Festival can as easily be found in a packed club as in the concert hall.’

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* EFG London Jazz Festival

Emerald Music School provide award winning choirs, theory and a band for musicians aged 6-18 in Purley, Beckenham and Carshalton ... The students come from a wide area and over 30 schools are represented in the current membership. Countless friendships have been nurtured through Emerald and many continue through the Osiris Ensemble and into adulthood.’

 

* Emerald Music School

‘The EDOA region covers an area of Hertfordshire, Middlesex and north London roughly corresponding to the southern part of the Anglican Diocese of St Albans, and the Episcopal Areas of Edmonton and Willesden in the Anglican Diocese of London. Regardless of its handy ecclesiastical boundaries, the EDOA welcomes members from all faiths, and none.’

* Enfield & District Organists’ Association

'Founded in 1981 to enable guitarists of all standards to play ensemble music. Aligned to the academic season, we meet on most Friday evenings (except August).'

 

Category Guitar Societies
* Enfield Classical Guitar Society

‘Provides inclusive instrumental lessons to thousands of children and young people, including those with Special Educational Needs ... We offer inspiration and opportunities for children and young people throughout Enfield, working with schools and families to provide the best musical experiences in a range of settings, from instrumental tuition and whole class music lessons, to after-school choirs, bands and orchestras. We are proud to be the lead partner for Enfield Music Hub ... an exciting partnership with various organisations, to develop music education. We work with schools, parents, carers, children and young people.’

* Enfield Music Service

'We love to present a course that can cater for all levels of flute-player (apart from the complete beginner). Whether you are an aspiring professional, a school student or a part-time hobby flautist, there is something there for you and you will come away inspired and with lots of new tips and things to practise. We also feel there is a place for a central London-based non-residential course - keeping the costs down this way. We have been told by both teachers and students that we are the most friendly and personal of this type of flute course - why don’t you see for yourself!'

 

'Founded in 1956 ... We present evenings of classical and light classical music on CD played on first class equipment. Programmes are presented by the members themselves and we have three guest speakers each season, usually professional musicians who talk about their lives and careers.'

 

* Forest Recorded Music Society
Also indexedWaltham Forest Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Wide range of short courses in ‘Music, Sound and Technology’.

‘GAMD provides performing arts ensembles, holiday courses and tours in the Borough of Greenwich ... We run a range of ensembles for wind, brass and percussion players, and singers during term-time and in the holidays. Our range of ensembles/groups are based on age and ability provide a clear pathway for each individual’s progression as their skills and knowledge develop.‘

* Greenwich Academy of Music and Drama

'One of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research - selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world ... and the top-rated conservatoire ...'

 

* Guildhall School of Music & Drama
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'As the number one music education provider to Hackney schools, HMS works closely with Headteachers and partners to ensure that our work is flexible and responsive to the needs of schools, and that our combined delivery of provision is strategic and joined up. We offer a variety of programmes to schools and young people ...'

 

* Hackney Music Service Network

'Our aim is to engage, interest and move our audiences with unique and beautiful presentations at Hampstead’s most intimate venues ...'. Held Mid November.

 

Category Arts Festivals

‘This unique series of summer concerts takes place in the Palace's Tudor courtyard which provides a stunning backdrop to every show. Start your evening in style with picnics and drinks in the beautiful Palace Gardens, or dine in the sumptuous State Apartments, before taking your seats for the evening's entertainment.’ Held Mid June.

'A vibrant and busy organisation through which young people are encouraged and nurtured to build on their musical ability and experiences to strengthen their: skills; knowledge; understanding; and develop an appreciation of music as an art form.'

‘The aim of the Club is to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of recorded music in the company of other music lovers.’ Monthly evening meetings (except August).

 

* Harrow Music Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in September 2012 with Harrow Music Service as the lead organisation. It works to review music education for young people in Harrow, offer more opportunities and support others who do the same. It includes a lot of different organisations involved in contributing to music education in Harrow ... ‘We are passionate about ensuring that every child in Harrow has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, with performance opportunities and a clear route of progression available for all.‘

* Harrow Music Education Hub
Also indexedHarrow Music Service

'Partially funded by an annual grant from the Borough, we seek to encourage local groups to hold events and activities which will raise awareness of the Arts and will increase participation in Arts activities by members of our local communities across the borough.'

Havering Music School is the specialist music service for the London Borough of Havering. Instrumental lessons at our Saturday and Weekday Music Centres are available to children of any age or standard. We teach more than 3,500 primary, secondary and college students every week, focusing on developing sound technical and musical skills to promote self-expression and confidence. A further 1,500 children in 23 primary schools take part in weekly class ensemble tuition ... Havering Music School is the lead in the Havering Music Education Hub.’

* Havering Music School
Also indexedHavering Music Education Hub

Successful community music Festival south of Central London, typically including a range of locally-based choirs and bands: ‘We had record crowds, and a whole series of fantastic performances with great audiences.‘ Held Early October.

 

‘In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, HICMF presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!’ Held Late November.

 

* Highgate International Chamber Music Festival

'Through working in effective partnership Hillingdon Music Education Hub will provide high quality musical experiences for all of Hillingdon's children within our diverse communities ... The Hillingdon Music Hub is run as part of the music and theatres service of Hillingdon Council, which is part of the Green Spaces, Sport and Culture team within Residents' Services.'

 

* Hillingdon Music Hub
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Competitive festival with classes for all ages and all abilities ... The primary aim of the Festival is to encourage the study and performance of the arts. This is done by giving the opportunity for public performance of a prepared piece by an entrant and providing constructive criticism in a competitive but friendly atmosphere' Held Late October.

* Hounslow Festival of Music, Speech & Dance

‘We provide a structured, progressive programme of bands, orchestras, ensembles and choirs for pupils outside school. We also run the Saturday Morning Music School and organise concerts and festivals.'

'Widely regarded as one of Europe's leading schools of modern music. Located in London and established over 30 years ago, we have been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school.'

 

* Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

'We promote collaboration between researchers, institutions and disciplines, and build links between the academic community and the wider public. The Institute provides services for researchers and promotes events, ranging from student training and early career research days to the IMR Distinguished Lecture Series. The IMR is based at the University of London’s Senate House. Formerly part of the School of Advanced Studies, it is now supported by Royal Holloway, University of London.'

* Institute of Musical Research
Also indexedRoyal Holloway, University of London

‘An annual season of short (60-70 minute) monthly recitals on Sunday afternoons at the Acton Hill Church. The series was started by Music Director Jane Schopf in 2004 to provide a venue for young musicians starting on their professional careers, many of whom have subsequently enjoyed international success in competitions and on the concert platform. The series has continued to grow and now attracts established international artists as well. Originally called the Acton Classical Music Concert Series, it was re-named in 2009 in memory of one of its most loyal supporters, Iris Axon, who generously made possible the purchase of our magnificent concert grand, handmade for us by Clive Pinkham (Cornwall). This beautiful instrument has an excellent touch and tone. The church is ideal for concerts as it has the largest unsupported wooden barrel-vault ceiling in London which brings out the middle harmonics, creating a luxuriously warm sound.’

 

* Iris Axon Concert Series
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Held Late October: ‘Annually since 1996. Our competition aims to provide students with an opportunity to compete against like minded musicians, to gain experience in piano specific competitions and give outstanding students the opportunity to perform at well-known London concert venues ... The competition is open to all students (first year to postgraduate) of the four main London music colleges: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The students must be enrolled in one of the colleges at the time of the final.’

* Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition
Also indexedC. Bechstein Piano Series
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Located in the Crypt of St. Giles Church at the heart of Camberwell, we have been putting on jazz concerts since 1995 ... We are recognised as one of the leading jazz promoters in London and the UK and are highly respected in the jazz and arts scene with a reputation in particular for successful and diverse programming and for bringing new audiences to live jazz. We have been nominated on many occasions for a variety of jazz awards and honours and were recently awarded an honorary "Freedom of the Old Borough of Camberwell" for our work in the local community.’

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Jazzlive at the Crypt
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are an independent arts organisation (non-religious) and our goal is to inform and inspire audiences with an exciting original programme of live performances, educational events and collaborative projects and to support musicians playing Jewish music across the UK enabling them to preserve traditional heritage, create new work and reach the widest audiences.‘

‘Presents seven concerts between October and May every year in the sumptuous setting of Leighton House.’

 

* Kensington and Chelsea Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Aims to represent, publicise and enhance the activities of the voluntary and professional arts sector in the Borough and to present, with our partners, high-profile arts activities. We also run networking events for affiliates and the local arts community.'

'Kingston Music Service (KMS) is the lead organisation for the Kingston Music Education Hub which is funded by Arts Council England. The service provides instrumental and vocal music lessons to young people in Kingston’s schools and music centres. The services we provide enrich the lives of young people in the borough by offering opportunities to become actively involved in a wide variety of music activities.'

* Kingston Music Service
Also indexedKingston Music Education Hub

‘Each year performers, with an age range from under 5 to over 80, compete for medals and trophies in a range of classes covering Stage Dancing, Speech & Drama, Piano, Vocal and Classical Instruments. From an initial 5 days of competition in 1932, we now spread over a month, using four different venues culminating with a Final Concert in December and the prestigious Kingston Young Musician Competition in January.’ Held November.

* Kingston-upon-Thames Festival of the Performing Arts
Also indexedKingston Young Musician Competition

‘Music Tuition ... Whole Class Ensemble Tuition ... Instrument Service ... Curriculum Resources and CPD ... Festivals and Performances ... Saturday Music Centre ... Ensembles of all types ... The Lambeth Music Festival is the flagship annual event produced by Lambeth Music Service in partnership with the Lambeth Music Network and Southbank Centre. The Festival features a packed week of concerts showcasing a broad range of classical orchestras, contemporary ensembles and choirs.’ Festival held Late March.

* Lambeth Music Service
Also indexedLambeth Music Centre | Lambeth Music Festival
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Want to sing in a competition and raise money for your charity? We provide opportunities for choirs connected to the legal sector to sing in competitions and raise money for their own chosen charities.' ALERT Latest news found dated October 2017, at Review.

 

Our Vision ‘Being musical is at the heart of human experience. Our vision is a world where every person has access to musical engagement, transforming lives and communities particularly for children and young people, those in financial need and those in challenging circumstances. In a Borough where opportunities for engagement with arts and culture is all too often uneven and localised on account of differences in financial means and social aspiration, we will target resources to groups and localities where there are barriers to participation. Our high quality learning opportunities will enrich lives, support social integration and cultural regeneration, and enable the fulfilment of musical potential.’

Usually meet twice per month, afternoons, apart from December and August: ‘New members and visitors welcome’.

 

* Lewisham Recorded Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Dedicated to the many forms of a cappella, London A Cappella is a unique international hub of vocal activity. Presenting world-class flagship projects, London A Cappella prides itself on drawing the world’s finest a cappella performers to the capital and providing performance and learning platforms for singers of all ages and abilities.' ALERT 'We’ve been proud to see the London A Cappella Festival grow over the past ten years, and we will be taking a break from the festival in 2020.'

 

Category Islington
* London A Cappella Festival

'A world-leading Higher Education provider, we offer exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians, directors and designers, regardless of their background or economic circumstances. We are also an awarding organisation, delivering world-renowned qualifications in communication and performance and inspiring the next generation of confident communicators through our examinations in drama, literature and poetry.'

* London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art

'The superb new concert hall at Kings Place – the first in London for 25 years – has opened an exciting new chapter for the London Chamber Music Society, which can trace its origins to Victorian music making in London in the 1870s, and the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from 1929. The inheritance of the Sunday Concerts is special, and our Concert Series aims to continue that rich legacy – which has long been part of the musical life-blood of the capital – by bringing the very best classical chamber music to London audiences at affordable prices.'

* London Chamber Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘LCCM is a specialist higher education college. This means we focus on a specific range of related subjects. Because our degrees are designed and run by leading figures from the music, publishing and software industries, when you choose to study at LCCM you can expect to leave well equipped for graduate level work in or beyond the creative industries ... Founded in 2001 ... our aim is to “transform higher education in music, writing, and software development by connecting our students to industry and investment”.’

 

* London College of Creative Media

'The London College of Music is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK. We offer an impressive range of innovative courses, respected worldwide and delivered with creativity and passion. Our facilities are unrivalled and so is our location - in the heart of the UK's music and media business. What's more, most of our teaching staff still work in the industry, bringing relevant and cutting-edge experience to prepare you for your own career. We are the first all-Steinway School in London.'

 

* London College of Music [West London]
Also indexedUniversity of West London

‘A five-day festival of Contemporary Music, founded in 2013 ... Ten concerts, including evening, lunchtime and brunch concerts, and late-evening “cabaret-style” concerts of a more experimental nature in the Festival Club ... London Ear is committed to the nurturing of contemporary music, its composition, performance and audience engagement.’ Festival held Late March: ‘The next Festival is provisionally scheduled for 2021’.

‘Founded in 2015 to continue the legacy and profile of the internationally respected Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Its aim is to put before London audiences the highest-quality performers in the field of Baroque music from abroad and from the UK.’ Held Mid May.

* London Festival of Baroque Music
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Held Mid May: ‘Based at St Pancras Parish Church, London, the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music presents a full programme of services, concerts, recitals, and talks, showcasing the very best in contemporary liturgical music for choir and organ.’

* London Festival of Contemporary Church Music
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Annual event, hosted by FolkOnMonday, featuring the best of the national and local folk scene alongside workshops, sing around and more ... The London Folk Festival takes place in Camden at Cecil Sharp House, the heart of English Folk Music, and home of the English Folk Dance & Song Society.’ Held Early September.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* London Folk Festival
Also indexedFolkOnMonday
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Held Late October‘London’s most prestigious guitar festival with a wonderful series of concerts, international artist debuts, our Young Artist Platform, new music commissions, workshops and foyer events at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court Concert Hall, Kings Place and St James’ Church Piccadilly.’ ALERT Note that the (new to the UK) Classical Minds Guitar Festival - originally scheduled for the same 2019 dates when the London Festival is now to be held - has now been moved to Mid March [2020].

 

 

‘Founded by Denys Darlow in 1978 the London Handel Festival has contributed to a Handel revival in the UK, specialising in the performance of lesser-known works of the period. In 1981 the London Handel Orchestra and London Handel Singers made their debut at the Festival.’ Festival held Late March - Early April.

 

* London Handel Festival
Also indexedLondon Handel Orchestra | London Handel Singers
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The LICCC is the UK’s first such event dedicated to choral conducting. Curated by Chantage and Coro, two of London's premier chamber choirs, the competition will take place during a weekend-long festival which will also include masterclasses and a Gala Concert ... We’re looking for emerging choral conductors aged 18 – 32 years old from all over the world to compete in front of a distinguished international jury.’ Held Mid October.

* London International Choral Conducting Competition

'This exceptional opportunity offers choirs of young voices the chance to sing tailored performances to the individual capabilities of the singers to enthusiastic audiences in amazing London venues. During the Festival each choir performs their repertoire at different venues on two occasions. The venues are specifically chosen to reflect the size, singing style and repertoire of each group and are an integral part of the LNYDP Festival Series.'

 

Category Choral Festivals
* London International Choral Festival
Also indexedLNYDP Festival Series

'Complementing the world's largest exhibition of early musical instruments is an exciting programme of concerts.' Held Mid November.

 

* London International Exhibition of Early Music
Also indexedRoyal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition

Held Mid July: ‘A uniquely inspired annual four day performing arts event, including adjudicated concerts, masterclasses with world-class experts and formal performances across London ... It is open to amateur ensembles of all musical and performing arts disciplines, including choral, instrumental ensembles and dance groups ... We use a number of different locations in London for our festival, including prestigious churches, outside spaces and community venues, all based on the needs and requirements of our ensembles.’

* London International Music Festival

'An independent charity with the Mayor of London as Patron. We provide grants of around £300,000 every year to enable thousands of children and young people across every London borough to develop their musical potential, through 4-year Scholarships and with project opportunities to learn from and perform alongside professionals.'

* London Music Fund
Also indexedMayor's Music Fund for Young Londoners

Founded 2008: ‘What difference would it make if every child could access the extraordinary power of music? We see the answer to that question every day through LMM Learning – our award-winning music education programme. We teach 1500 children each week in some of London’s most economically disadvantaged boroughs. A world-class music education for every single child ... Truly great musicians reach across social divides and create audiences everywhere. With LMM Artists and our Creative Partners, we take great music out of the concert hall into the classroom – and beyond’.

Category London (Central)

‘The finest piano lessons London has to offer! ... We organise periodic concerts and events in the City of London and do weekly piano tuition for adults working in the City ... You can choose between group piano lessons and one-to-one piano lessons with London's favourite piano Academy for adults ... Beginners, intermediate and advanced piano learners welcome. Learn classical, rock, jazz and pop styles in a formidable setting designed for adults ... Now, you can choose between outstanding piano lessons in Mayfair and the City of London!’

 

Held Mid May: ‘A Non-Competitive Festival for all Choirs, sacred or secular, large or small, singing a repertoire of their own choice.’ ALERT ‘There will not be a London Sangerstevne in 2020.’

 

Category Choral Festivals

‘A festival experience, in celebration of the saxophone through concerts, film, workshops and more. Bringing together lovers of the saxophone, worldwide musicians, music fans and students alike. This pioneering festival is for Londoners and visitors to celebrate, appreciate and learn more about the saxophone.’ Held Late May - Early June.

'Offers a one year, full-time course, designed for those who wish to realise their full potential as musical theatre performers. We are widely recognised as unique in our approach, and our ethos is to create the environment of a professional company in rehearsal rather than that of an educational institution. LSMT offer only the one course, that has been refined and developed ... and has a proven track record of success.'

 

* London School of Musical Theatre

‘Celebrate this wonderful art-form through six concerts and two masterclasses ... We are fortunate to be working with some of the most talented singers and performers currently based in the UK.' Held October - December.

 

‘Our lunchtime and evening music concerts series, which regularly showcases an impressively international spectrum of musicians, now rightly enjoys a reputation for both its quality and popularity ... The quality of the music making at these events is extremely high and we are proud to be able to offer them for free.  For those who have rarely had the opportunity of going to concerts, these recitals are an excellent introduction to classical music, with varied programmes and instrumental line-ups; for music-lovers the Shaw Library has a wonderful atmosphere, an outstanding Steinway piano, thanks to the generosity of the LSE's Annual Fund, and it allows its attentive audiences to hear chamber music in the sort of space for which the composer wrote the pieces.’

 

* LSE Arts and Music
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Invites you to re-discover "London's first musical venues": the fantastical Pleasure Gardens.  This lost Victorian craze invited revellers to enter a secret garden and be transported from grey streets to green gardens, away from the city's chaotic noise to an illumiunated park full of elegant music. The annual Marylebone Music Festival has re-invented the pleasure garden for the 21st century, bringing the world's top artistic talent into some of London's loveliest settings.’ Held Late June.

'Anita and Emile Woolf established Maxability in 2009 with the aim of enhancing the lives of disabled adults in London’s Borough of Barnet. Maxability’s mission is to enable participants to realise and develop their creative potential through its art and ceramic classes ... A wonderful programme of chamber music concerts ... are a major source of funding for Maxability’s charitable work, and we hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to hear some of the very best music ever composed, played live by exceptional musicians in a highly convivial atmosphere.'

 

* Maxability
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in July 2012 when the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) ceased running its Music Society after 40 years. We continue the tradition of putting on excellent concerts, combined with an enjoyable social occasion, and with an opportunity for the audience to meet the artists after the concert.'

 

* Medical Music Society of London
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Lead Partner for the Merton Music Education Hub, MMF provides high quality music education for children in the London Borough of Merton.'

* Merton Music Foundation
Also indexedMerton Music Education Hub

Founded 1999: ‘Has been running successfully for many years as one of the best value clubs around ... The Jazz Club is for everyone with a passion for live jazz, blues and soul. We have had the pleasure to play host to some of the best jazz artists in the world at this London Jazz club, and to provide our patrons with world class jazz at a fraction of the price they would pay in the West End. If you like jazz, the Mill Hill Jazz Club is the place to hang out’.

 

Category Barnet
* Mill Hill Jazz Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Every other summer since 1995, North West London comes alive to the sound of some of the best music to be heard anywhere in the country. Held in various locations around Mill Hill, the Festival is run by unpaid volunteers on a not-for-profit basis ... It is one of the largest music festivals in the North London and Barnet area. It offers a wide choice of musical events designed to appeal to music lovers of all kinds. The fundamental objective of the Festival is to give new talent a showcase and enable people to enjoy performances by top professional musicians in their own area at lower than commercial prices.‘ Held Mid June [2019].

 

Category Barnet

Music at Morley has a long and distinguished history stretching back over 100 years to when Gustav Holst was Director of Music (1907-1924) and taking in Michael Tippett’s years in the same role (1940-1951), when concerts at Morley played an important part in keeping London’s musical life going during the war years. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and many other leading names have taught or performed at Morley. Cornelius Cardew’s Scratch Orchestra broke new ground in experimental music-making during the 1970s, while the Morley Jazz orchestra and Big Band have been notable ensembles within their fields for over 30 years.’

St Mary’s Perivale is a tiny, beautiful 12th century church situated close to Western Avenue in Perivale, West London. It became redundant in 1972, but has now been transformed by the Friends of St Mary's Perivale into an exceptional music venue serving West London. We have an excellent reputation for consistently superb concerts, given by many of the best musicians in London. Admission is free to all concerts (except the New Year's Day Gala), with a retiring collection, and no tickets are issued, so just turn up! We warmly invite you to visit this wonderful music venue.’

 

* Music at St Mary's Perivale
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'Launched in October 2018, Music Education Islington [MEI] is a partnership of the leading providers of music education in the borough, led by Islington Council with Guildhall School of Music and Drama as the lead delivery partner ... MEI seeks to ensure all children develop their music skills regardless of their background or attainment and is part of Islington Council's commitment to a fairer Islington where young people learn and thrive.'

 

‘Monthly series of Saturday concerts ... It comprises two strands: one is an extension of Pinner Jazz, which closed after 20 very fine seasons led by Stuart Nattrass; the other an overflow from the annual Pinner Music Festival (pmf) held in June.’

 

* Music in Pinner
Also indexedPinner Jazz
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Quality chamber music amidst stunning Wren architecture, with an emphasis on Baroque and other early repertoire ... The Society began life back in the 1970s as an outreach ministry of the Lutheran congregation based at St Anne & Agnes Church in Gresham Street (another Wren church near St Paul’s Cathedral) ... Music-at-Hill now operates as a freestanding concert society, constitutionally and financially separate from the Lutheran congregation ... We welcome regular supporters, as well as local office workers, tourists and visitors, to our Friday concerts, which are given by a variety of performers, both soloists and duos, instrumental ensembles and occasionally choirs.’

  

Founded 1990: ‘The Musical Traditions Club aims to present the finest traditional singers from Britain and Ireland in a friendly and appreciative atmosphere ... The Club was founded ... in the spirit of Musical Traditions Magazine, now happily available in electronic form on the Web ... The Club meets about once a month on Fridays’.

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Musical Traditions Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Worshipful Company of Musicians has an illustrious past. With roots in the Middle Ages, we have survived war, revolution and over 500 years of changing fashions. Today, we remain as committed as ever to preserving music excellence for many generations to come. We offer awards for postgraduate study in music and performance opportunities to promote our award-winners at the start of their professional careers.'

 

* Musicians’ Company
Also indexedThe Worshipful Company of Musicians
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Plays an essential role at the heart of British opera. The NOS works in partnership with Arts Council England and the UK’s leading Opera Companies - English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera North, the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera – to provide professional training of the highest quality for singers and répétiteurs who have the potential to become the leading artists of their generation.'

 

* National Opera Studio
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The award-winning music hub for Newham. We are committed to providing high quality music education and opportunities to children and young people in schools throughout the borough and at “Newham Music Academy”, our after school and Saturday music centre.'

'Takes place each year, usually in April and May. We offer a huge range of competitive classes covering Piano, Singing, Choirs, Orchestral and Chamber Groups, Composition, Stringed and Wind Instruments of all descriptions, Speech and Drama. We aim to offer something for everyone, but if you don’t find a class that suits you, do get in touch and we will try to create one especially for you. Our Festival Competitions are open to amateurs and students whatever their age or ability. Entrants are given the opportunity to perform in front of an audience and may win a cash prize, trophy or certificate. Everyone takes away with them a copy of the adjudicator’s written comments and a certificate of participation.'

 

* North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama

‘Opera for everyone - London's opera festival in the City of London ... The Festival creates a dynamic new hub for opera right in the heart of the City of London, presenting innovative productions which push the boundaries of classical music ... Rarely performed pieces, new works and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on international collaborations promise a unique season.’ Held Late August - Early September.

 

Category Opera Companies

'We are a small, friendly club and welcome visitors to our concerts. Each concert features a popular artiste, playing either electronic organ or keyboard - sometimes both! Come and visit or join a club that features great entertainment from some of the UK's top and International professional artistes at a fantastic venue.'

 

* Orpington Keyboard Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals
* Orpington Recorded Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Started in 1966 and held each year Mid June in Pinner Parish Church: 'Our visiting artists were very complimentary about the warmth and attentiveness of the audiences, as well as the intimacy and yet generous acoustic of the Church and the piano'.

* Pinner Music Festival
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Plumstead Peculiar Press was founded in 2014. The Press exists to bring high quality new editions of a number of out of print compositions for the horn.’ Since 2016, the Press has sponsored a regular series of roughly hour-long Sunday afternoon chamber concerts in Plumstead, Greenwich.

 

* Plumstead Peculiars
Also indexedPlumstead Peculiar Press
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We offer a wide range of music, from classical to jazz, with international artists and rising young professionals. On the first weekend, we also have eight authors in our LitFest, run in association with The Henrietta Barnett School. And there are a series of walks where you can see familiar parts of London with new eyes. Run almost entirely by volunteers, the Festival gives all its surplus funds to charities Toynbee Hall and the North London Hospice.' Held Late June.

 

Category Highgate
* Proms at St Jude's
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are a society of music lovers who meet fortnightly from September to April to hear some of the world’s most celebrated musicians talk, with recorded and sometimes visual illustrations, about their lives and work. Our meetings provide a rare opportunity to learn how great musicians approach their work, and to hear about the private person behind the public image. Our guest speakers come from all fields of music – the concert hall, recital platform, opera, ballet, television and film – and include producers, broadcasters, critics and writers in addition to performers ... Our society has almost 200 members. Some of us have a considerable knowledge of music while others have very little, but what we all share is a great love of music and a desire to learn ... Why not join us and become part of one of London’s most distinguished and exciting music societies?'

 

* Putney Music
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'One of the leading events in the musical calendar, taking in concerts, masterclasses and lectures.' Held Mid November.'

 

* RCM International Festival of Viols

‘The Society was formed as long ago as 1953 for lovers of opera and song. You do not have to be knowledgeable to enjoy our meetings, just come along! Both visitors and new members are always welcome. We pride ourselves on having specialised equipment to get the best out of all sorts of recordings, from 78s to the most recent CDs/downloads. In our large hall recordings can sound far finer than within the confines of one's own home ... Programmes are given both by visitors and our members. They are frequently singers, who are experts in their field or knowledgeable or enthusiastic amateurs who simply want to share their love of the human voice with others.’

 

* Recorded Vocal Art Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A unique non-profit making local community organisation with its charitable article to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education and appreciation of the public in the art of music ... Our team relies exclusively on volunteer help. We're always happy to welcome new volunteers who would like to dedicate some of their time to charity. If you would like to join us, please don't hesitate to contact us, new members are always welcome.‘

‘Providing opportunities for children of all ages across Redbridge to be involved in music making ... Performance is an essential part of learning an instrument. There are many performing opportunities for all levels of ability. Early performances may begin in instrumental lessons, class or school assemblies. Each year instrumental festivals are organised to include a wide range of age and ability in concerts. Pupils are encouraged to take part in school ensembles and school concerts. If a pupil shows sufficient progress and promise there may be opportunities to join a club or other group at Redbridge Music School where many performing opportunities exist for a variety of abilities.’

'Admission to ten concerts of the highest standard. The interest of hearing these concerts in pleasant local settings ... Enjoyment of the friendly social side of the Society, a particular feature of the intervals during concerts, when you can meet other members who share your interest in music – and many other activities. The opportunity to buy CDs and DVDs at greatly discounted prices.'

* Richmond Concerts
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We deliver a range of high quality musical experiences by providing instrumental tuition to pupils in schools and music centres and run a wide range of ensembles. We also work closely with schools to deliver the Wider Opportunities programme and organise hugely popular events including the Singing Festival, Instrumental Festival and Live@The Rose. Our Music Therapy department offers a range of services both in-house and on an outreach basis.’

* Richmond Music Trust
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Festival is open to amateur performers of any age in the arts of music, dance and drama and it is just that – a festival of the arts with the emphasis on performance in a supportive, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Performances are arranged in sections relative to age and levels of attainment at a variety of venues across the borough of Richmond upon Thames.’ Music Section held Early March.

* Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival

Established 1968: ‘9 recitals take place each year with Autumn, Spring and Summer Series in the unique Music Room at Ripley Arts Centre, carrying on the tradition of live music at Ripley ... “Bromley Arts Council” was founded in 1965 to maintain, improve and develop the arts in Bromley. The Bromley Arts Council owns and manages Ripley Arts Centre ... where it is based’.

 

* Ripley Recitals
Also indexedBromley Arts Council | Ripley Arts Centre
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world. We opened in 1959 and since that time have featured most of the legendary and popular names in modern jazz and jazz fusion.’ Promoted in two venues: Main Jazz Club (downstairs): We're a live venue so you need to book tickets in advance to come and see a show. Once you're inside, we allocate you seats and then you can order food and drinks (to be paid for on the night) from your seats, there's a service table throughout the whole show ... Upstairs @ Ronnie's is a 140 capacity bar and live music venue (separate to the main club). There is live music every night of the week.’

Category Jazz Clubs
* Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘An institution of world renown, training nearly 700 students from over 50 countries in over 20 musical disciplines. We hope our website provides a glimpse of our collective mission, character, and values — as well as imparting the special atmosphere that springs from our cosmopolitan and confident outlook. Have a look at what we do, the quality of the concerts, the teachers, the visiting artists and the types of events we put on ... As Britain’s oldest conservatoire, we are inspired by the past but committed to shaping contemporary musical life with discernment and open-mindedness ... We welcome visitors from all walks of life to the Academy.'

* Royal Academy of Music
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

Founded 1926: ‘Admission to The Royal Ballet School is based purely on talent and potential with no exceptionally talented young person turned away through lack of financial means. The School’s mission is to train and educate outstanding classical ballet dancers for The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and other top international dance companies and in doing so to set the standards in dance training, nationally and internationally. The School does this through a carefully structured eight-year course which is aligned with a strong academic education, underpinned by an extensive pastoral care programme’.

'One of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers ... The RCM’s many performing groups – including five orchestras, two jazz bands and the RCM International Opera School – are celebrated for the vitality and excellence of their performances, and are regularly invited to perform at significant venues both in the UK and overseas.'

 

* Royal College of Music
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Run by the Royal Greenwich Music Hub ... the Centre caters for students aged 8-18 who show exceptional musical promise and offers tuition on a wide range of instruments. With a strong emphasis on ensemble activities, RGMC aims to help children and young people develop their skills in tandem with their fellow musicians, building up strong social and artistic relationships along the way ... The Hub sits within Children’s Services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and manages a ring fenced budget via its funders, Arts Council England. The Hub works to ensure that every child in the borough has the ability to access musical learning to the highest level, creating an environment that allows musical interests and enthusiasm to thrive.’

* Royal Greenwich Music Centre
Also indexedRoyal Greenwich Music Education Hub

Rudolph Steiner House is a hub for contemporary culture in the heart of London offering a programme of anthroposophically and spiritually oriented events in a unique and stunning architectural environment ... Our Grade II listed building, with its organic architecture and unique ambience, is in a quiet, convenient and easily accessible location. Whether you are looking for a venue for a theatre performance, audition, conference, film screening, seminar or workshop, or just a great place to hold a meeting, we have something to offer you.‘

 

Category Westminster

The Future of the Music Section  ‘I and some of my wonderful family and voluntary helpers have been involved with the Ruislip-Northwood Festival Music Section since 2001. We have very much enjoyed meeting adjudicators, teachers, competitors and parents and hearing from time to time some outstanding performances. We hope that the Section may continue for many years to come. However we are constantly seeking fresh helpers and in due course (perhaps as soon as 2019) we shall need a new Section Secretary. If you or anyone you know might be interested in running the Section or helping with administration or at the venue on Festival days, please contact ...’ Held Early March.

‘We believe every child and young person in London should have the opportunity to experience music-making. Since 2002, Sound Connections has worked in partnership to strengthen the music sector, bridge gaps in provision and deliver landmark music programmes ... As a charity we rely upon financial support and donations from generous individuals, trusts and companies to make our vital work with children and young people across London possible ... Wired4Music is a network of Londoners aged 16-25, all interested in music. From music makers and radio producers to techies and budding A&Rs, Wired4Music connects people from every corner of the capital. We place members of our network at the centre of decision making, co-creating opportunities and amplifying the voices of people to challenge the culture of our capital.‘

* Sound Connections

'We aim to encourage and foster music-making, together with and for the community, in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Our rehearsal space and storage are based in South London. We perform in London, the UK and also abroad from time to time ... SLCM has three affiliated ensembles: South London Symphonic Winds; South London Jazz Orchestra; London Sings! ... We have an "open door" policy, with no auditions or other bar to entry. As well as making music, we understand the importance of socialising. SLCM organises joint social events for all groups, and our ensembles organise their own too.'

* South London Community Music
Also indexedSouth London Symphonic Winds | South London Jazz Orchestra | London Sings!

‘We are a small society of organ and organ music enthusiasts with about 60 members, mainly, but not exclusively, from South London ... Our primary activities ... involve visits to a number of churches where we are introduced to the organ, hear it being played, and get an opportunity to play it ourselves. Other activities could be talks or demonstrations. The meetings are informal and some people just come to hear the music, but it is also a marvellous opportunity to share thoughts with other like-minded people and establish contacts and broaden our general perspective.‘

 

* Southwark and South London Society of Organists

‘Proud to be lead partner in the Southwark Music Hub ... We believe music is for everyone ... Southwark Music Service aims to enrich the lives of all Southwark children and young people by making the learning of music dynamic, energetic, varied and fun.’

 

* Southwark Music Service
Also indexedSouthwark Music Education Hub

SPARC contributes to the interdisciplinary field of 21st Century sound practice in all its magnificent plurality. SPARC members work at the boundaries between improvisation, performance, sound art and composition. SPARC promotes dialogue, debate and creative activity in sound and composition practices through the production of new creative work, publications, multi.modal recordings, public fora and new collaborative relationships.’

* SPARC [City, University of London]
Also indexedSound Practice & Research @ City, University of London

'We bring together world class artists and local people in one of the most unusual and creative corners of London. Drawing inspiration from our area, we produce an annual festival and run creative music projects throughout the year in the local community. In an area often seen to be full of challenges, we focus on music and its power to bring people together, change perspectives, engage the body, emotions and intellect and to spread energy. Since 1976, we’ve been putting music at the heart of Tower Hamlets.'

 

’Embodies St Martin’s commitment to the discovery, nurture and promotion of new and emerging musical talent. With the support of Making Music, the competition is able to offer winners the opportunity to develop a performance profile across the UK.’ Normally held During March.

* St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The St Marylebone Festival is part of the HLF funded St Marylebone Changing Lives Project ... Please help us to refurbish and extend our Crypt, continue our work of offering low-cost psychotherapy and counselling services, NHS primary care, world-class music, and to conserve our heritage by restoring the present 200 year old monumental parish church ... During a week of music and festivities we celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the parish and the many personalities connected with it.’ Held Late July.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* St Marylebone Festival
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Begun on a shoestring in 1995, the Stoke Newington Early Music Festival has grown and flourished through the years. Generously supported by local businesses — but always independent of public funding — it is now an indispensable feature of the Stoke Newington summer, loved by local residents and by fans of early music from everywhere.’ Held Mid July.

 

‘Founded in 1882, the Stratford & East London Music Festival is a competitive Music, Speech & Drama Festival with over 200 classes in various categories: Solo & Ensemble Singing; Choirs, Orchestras, Bands, Organ & Recorder; Piano; Instrumental Classes; Concerto; Recorder; Speech & Drama; plus Young Musician and Millenium Classes.’ Held Mid February.

* Stratford & East London Music Festival

‘Celebrate all of the fantastic things that Streatham has to offer. With live music, world-class art and lots of fun for little ones, there’s something for everyone ... Live music from r&b to opera, dance, workshops, drama, film, family entertainment, exhibitions, and more.’ Held Early October.

'Bringing classical music of the highest quality to Hackney audiences at affordable prices in a friendly relaxed setting.'

 

* Sutton House Music Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Provides a platform for solo and group performers of all ages and abilities and caters for a variety of tastes and styles, by offering some 240 classes in the main sections – Piano, Instrumental, Choral Singing, Vocal and Speech. Provision is made for beginners with little or no stage exposure, ranging through to classes for people with much more performing experience. Throughout, the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment ... Our most recent venture has been to host a series of celebrity masterclasses (one for each discipline in turn) for outstanding performers selected from amongst festival participants.’ Festival held in November.

 

’As lead partner in the Sutton Music Hub, Sutton Music Service works with a range of partner organisations to create all kinds of opportunities for children and young people in the London Borough of Sutton to have an excellent, high quality music education ... Sutton Music Service now exists as part of Sutton Education Services Ltd (SES), a joint venture company between the London Borough of Sutton and local schools. SES will continue to be the leading provider of education support services to local schools and academies, working closely with the London Borough of Sutton, local schools and other educational settings. Sutton has a national reputation for excellence in education, and is consistently one of the best performing local authority areas in England.’

* Sutton Music Service
Also indexedSutton Music Education Hub
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘For centuries music has been at the heart of the Temple, an oasis lying between the City of Westminster and the City of London. TMF organises concerts in the Temple Church and Middle Temple Hall highlighting an array of distinguished performers ... Combining the very best performers of our day with awe-inspiring, historic venues of a time long since passed, we present intimate concerts by some of the best-known classical musicians in an area of London that remains magically hidden to most people.‘

 

* Temple Music Foundation
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A charitable foundation which exists to promote and present an annual series of high-quality concerts in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Through its connections, Thames Concerts is able to bring world-class musicians to the Borough, and also provide an opportunity for local youth orchestras and choirs to perform. The organisation also aims to support musical education via our programme of music and other events.’

 

* Thames Concerts
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Since 1988 The Classical Road Show, an educational charity has given many thousands of children in London and beyond exceptional musical experiences through our innovative concerts and workshops. Our keynote is learning through participation ... Entire audiences of school pupils, 7-11yrs perform in concert alongside professional orchestras and musicians in major concert halls such as Cadogan Hall, Fairfield Halls and Barbican's Milton Court, having learned the songs in advance at school.’

Category London
* The Classical Road Show
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Blackheath’s Local Independent Arts Centre ... Established in 1881 by William Webster, the Conservatoire is part of the oldest surviving purpose-built cultural complex in London, and a vibrant and much-loved local institution. It was founded to provide art, music and drama education to the community, who purchased bonds to help to finance it, and its values remain those of Creativity, Quality and Community.‘

‘The lead organisation for the Music Education Hub in both Tower Hamlets and The City of London. Working closely with all schools, we provide regular quality music and arts education opportunities for all children and young people in both Tower Hamlets and the City. We also work in partnership with local and national Arts organisations to offer our schools the best opportunities for enhancing their curriculum work.’

 

* Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service

'The award-winning Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH) is the lead organisation that oversees the delivery of music education in three West London boroughs - the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; and City of Westminster - working with schools, pupils and the workforce.'

* Tri-Borough Music Hub
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. The unequalled expertise and experience of its staff, and its world class facilities housed in landmark buildings, put Trinity Laban at the forefront of vocational training in music and dance.'

* Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

Monthly meets, usually with a Support Act, followed by the Headline Act ‘but sometimes we ring the changes and have a double or even a triple Headline Act. We pride ourselves on the eclectic nature of our acts and each week can be very different. We try to put on world-class Headliners and encourage up and coming Acts ... We like to encourage floor spots and have had some great performances.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Uxbridge Folk Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An international centre of excellence for vocal music performance. outreach and education in the heart of London ... VCM boasts two internationally acclaimed vocal ensembles, VOCES8 and Apollo5, who perform all over the world each year, mixing classical music with jazz, pop and contemporary composition and who also deliver our unique approach to education, the VOCES8 Method ... A programme of education work overseen by VCM sees VOCES8 and Apollo5 work with more than 40,000 young people each year in partnership with Music Hubs, schools and other educational organisations. The education programme provides teacher training, a unique Young Leaders’ programme, residencies within schools and communities in the UK, France, Germany and the USA, as well as regular training and singing celebration events at the Gresham Centre.’

 

* VCM Foundation
Also indexedGresham Centre | St Anne and St Agnes Church
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Celebrates the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the capital and beyond. The Festival showcases ensembles of all shapes and sizes, from community choruses and youth groups to professional chamber choirs and operatic ensembles. At the heart of our festival lies collaborative music making in a wide range of guises.’ Held Late June.

Category Westminster
* Voices of London Festival

'One of the UK’s premier jazz venues, programming almost 400 performances a year in an intimate space. We were winner of the Live Jazz Award category at the 2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. As a volunteer-led jazz club in North London, Dalston, we have been given the accolade of being one of the world’s best, and have even been singled out by the prestigious Downbeat magazine as one the top 150 jazz venues in the world.'

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Vortex Jazz Club
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Waltham Forest Music Service is the lead partner in Waltham Forest Music Education Hub (WFMEH) which was established in 2018. The Waltham Forest Music Service gives children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to: learn to sing; learn to make music with others; fulfil their potential in music.’

* Waltham Forest Music Service
Also indexedWaltham Forest Music Education Hub

'London's friendliest folk ... Doors open at around 7:30. We have floorspots and the band up until our main guest who appears at around about 8:15 for the first of their two sets. We aim to finish at around 10:30. An evening at the club is a relaxed affair with plenty of time for chatting and meeting new people. We also have a raffle and a selection of CDs for sale including rare and hard to find albums.'

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Walthamstow Folk Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The two week festival is brought to you by Wandsworth Council and is the pinnacle of the brighter borough’s cultural calendar. It brings together more than 140 events, performances and productions in an array of nooks and crannies throughout Wandsworth - some indoor, some outdoor, and some truly unexpected.' Held During May.

Wandsworth Schools' Music Service is based in Tooting and is the lead partner of the Wandsworth Music Education Hub. Our wide range of music programmes support the development of children's musical talents both in and out of the school environment.‘

* Wandsworth Schools’ Music Service
Also indexedWandsworth Music Education Hub
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Piano lessons London at WKMT aims to spread the passion for music amongst all its students. Some of our piano students will end being professional pianists and many others will develop into wonderful piano music enthusiasts. The very purpose of our work is to make Piano lessons in London accessible to everyone ... Our passion for music doesn't stop just there. WKMT London music events are classic! All our students, sessionists, fellow performers and composers are invited to share their talent at our established and professionally recorded London Music Festivals.’

* West Kensington Music Team
Also indexedWKMT
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 2003: ‘The purpose of the WLPF is to promote the study, development, appreciation and enjoyment of pianoforte performances and skills. Our annual festival aims to encourage all aspects of piano playing from the very beginners to the more advanced, and any money raised will be reimbursed to the Festival, and provide bursaries or scholarships to help further the careers of young pianists’. Held During November.

 

* West London Pianoforte Festival

'A major biennial competition for string, woodwind and brass players aged 13-17, with many prizes, including the opportunity to win a fully-funded boarding education at Whitgift School, UK.' [2019]

 

* Whitgift International Music Competition

’Sixteen days at the end of November each year are devoted to glorious music-making in Wimbledon and nearby areas. The Festival period was chosen to embrace St Cecilia’s Day, November 22nd, and we like to celebrate the Patron Saint of Music with events involving the community.’

 

* Wimbledon International Music Festival

‘A specialist world music academy for young people in London, which not only brings and teaches music from all over the world but also provides disadvantaged youth with instruments and tuition ... The World Heart Beat Music Academy envisions a world where music, as a universal form of communication, bridges cultural, political, economic and linguistic barriers.‘

'Launched in April 2012 Ziggy's club nights ... featuring the finest Jazz and World music artists in the UK. Showcasing new talent, established artists and star performers.'

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Ziggy's World Jazz Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A Putney choir open to everyone, it has established itself in the music scene of South West London. They give four concerts a year, usually March, June, October and December. There is a 4-6 week lead into each concert ... There are no auditions, and all that is required is a love of singing and a sense of commitment.  If you’re worried about not having much musical experience please don’t be – there are plenty of strong singers sprinkled amongst the choir to carry you through, and we always achieve a very high standard!'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ 1885 Singers & Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are an outstanding choir firmly established in the heart of our community of Wimbledon. We perform a broad spectrum of classical music to a very high standard ... Alongside leading players and soloists we give both orchestral and unaccompanied concerts up to four times per year, making a significant contribution to the cultural life of our community ... Entry to the choir is by audition. Auditions are conducted in a relaxed environment and auditionees are asked to sing a short prepared aria or song, to undertake some simple vocal exercises and a short sight-reading test.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Academy Choir Wimbledon
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘One of the world’s premier chamber orchestras, renowned for its fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s most-loved classical music. Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959.’

 

+ Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A non-auditioned choir open to all singers who perform much of the standard repertoire, as well as a wide range of new and more recent music, including several works written especially for them.’ Note also the Addison Chamber Choir - ‘an auditioned choir of between 20-30 voices’.

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Addison Singers Oratorio Choir
Also indexedAddison Chamber Choir
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Adoramus Choir and Orchestra a history of providing creative, entertaining programmes using music from a wide spectrum of genres, guaranteed to appeal to a broad variety of tastes. Many of our concerts include visual material to accompany the music, bringing an extra dimension to well-loved classics as well as to more contemporary material. Concerts are often compèred in an informative, humorous and thought provoking way that helps engage the audience in the whole evening ... As a Christian organisation, we aspire to be a “musical missional community”, supporting and encouraging one another and striving for musical excellence.‘

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Adoramus Choir and Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1994, and is a community choir. Membership is open to all and there are no auditions. We have a reputation for performing concerts of the highest standard in Newham ... Our repertoire of music is extensive, ranging from the 15th century to the current day. Included are the great works of many major composers ... The All Saints Orchestra is a mix of seasoned professional players featuring instrumentalists from many of the major London orchestras. Together with the Chorus and our dedicated group of acclaimed soloists a wide audience is given the chance to experience great music in the historic setting of West Ham Parish Church.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ All Saints Chorus and Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Our music covers a very wide range, from Abba to Bach, and includes films and shows, light opera, traditional folk tunes, and arrangements of the classics or pop compilations. For players this provides variety and interest – while to those who book the band we can offer a choice of programme to suit any occasion. ASCB gives performances throughout the year at both indoor and outdoor events, in a variety of venues from bandstands to shopping centres, and including local churches, community halls and schools. We help several charities with fundraising.’

 

'Founded 1992 ... Consists of between fifty and sixty singers from all over mid and west Kent from various choirs and choral societies, as well as a number of people who have had little previous experience of singing. Although the choir works to a very high standard, there are no auditions, and all are welcome to attend rehearsals ... The Choir has given three or four concerts, usually with All Saints' Festival Orchestra each year.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ All Saints' Festival Choir & Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in North Paddington. The Choir is open to everyone regardless of age, background or musical experience and we sing a variety of music from all genres, from many different cultures, and in languages from across the world ... The choir rehearses weekly during term-time ... We also perform at least one concert each term, and have performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, The Roundhouse and Paddington Central, as well as at local venues.’

Category Community Choirs
+ All Sing! Harrow Road Community Choir

Founded 1981: ‘A small chamber choir based in the Bromley area, with all ages of singers, performing an adventurous repertoire to the highest standard ... We would be delighted to receive applications from experienced choral singers with good sight reading ability ... The choir currently promotes four concerts each year. In addition to these, the Allegri Singers are pleased to accept a number of invitations to perform at corporate or private functions and at commemorative services in return for a contribution to choir funds. From time to time, we also sing weekend services at a British cathedral’.

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Allegri Singers
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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