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
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of this Record)36

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
VISITS (to Website)47
VIEWS (of this Record)39

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
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of this Record)43

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
VISITS (to Website)38
VIEWS (of this Record)40

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
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)85

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
VISITS (to Website)41
VIEWS (of this Record)36

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 Gay Men’s Chorus

- London Humanist Choir

- Pink Singers

- Raised Voices Choir

- Roundhouse

- Take Twenty

 

Category Camden
! Camden KEY
VISITS (to Website)37
VIEWS (of this Record)39

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

- Diversity Choir

- London Gallery Quire

 

Category City of London
! City of London KEY
VISITS (to Website)49
VIEWS (of this Record)73

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 Operatic and Dramatic Association

- Croydon SDA Gospel Choir

- Surrey Harmony

 

Category Croydon
! Croydon KEY
VISITS (to Website)66
VIEWS (of this Record)51

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):

- Alleyn Singers

- Dulwich Opera Company

- South London Concert Series

 

Category Dulwich
! Dulwich KEY
VISITS (to Website)44
VIEWS (of this Record)46

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
VISITS (to Website)61
VIEWS (of this Record)78

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):

- Adoramus Choir and Orchestra

- Finchley & Friern Barnet Operatic Society

- Hilly Fields Bandstand Enfield

 

Category Enfield
! Enfield KEY
VISITS (to Website)53
VIEWS (of this Record)46

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
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of this Record)37

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

- Hackney Empire

- Morris Folk Choir

 

Category Hackney
! Hackney KEY
VISITS (to Website)24
VIEWS (of this Record)35

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
VISITS (to Website)26
VIEWS (of this Record)36

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
VISITS (to Website)54
VIEWS (of this Record)72

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
VISITS (to Website)11
VIEWS (of this Record)26

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
VISITS (to Website)19
VIEWS (of this Record)25

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
VISITS (to Website)19
VIEWS (of this Record)38

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
VISITS (to Website)63
VIEWS (of this Record)76

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
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of this Record)67

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):

- Gwalia Male Choir

- Impropera

- London City Singers

- London Orpheus Choir

- London Sacred Harp

- University of London Chamber Choir

 

Category Holborn
! Holborn KEY
VISITS (to Website)22
VIEWS (of this Record)34

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

- Watermans Art Centre

 

Category Hounslow
! Hounslow KEY
VISITS (to Website)22
VIEWS (of this Record)30

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
VISITS (to Website)52
VIEWS (of this Record)78

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

- London Bulgarian Choir

- University of London Symphony Orchestra

- West London Choir

 

! Kensington and Chelsea KEY
VISITS (to Website)28
VIEWS (of this Record)32

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
VISITS (to Website)32
VIEWS (of this Record)39

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
VISITS (to Website)17
VIEWS (of this Record)30

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
VISITS (to Website)15
VIEWS (of this Record)26

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
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of this Record)50

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
VISITS (to Website)55
VIEWS (of this Record)93

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
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of this Record)24

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
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of this Record)25

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
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of this Record)31

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):

- Bermondsey Folk Festival

- Borough Chamber Choir

- Borough Market Choir

- Borough New Music

- Godwine Choir

- Koruso!

 

Category Southwark
! Southwark KEY
VISITS (to Website)27
VIEWS (of this Record)48

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
VISITS (to Website)55
VIEWS (of this Record)65

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
VISITS (to Website)13
VIEWS (of this Record)30

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
VISITS (to Website)28
VIEWS (of this Record)23

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
VISITS (to Website)23
VIEWS (of this Record)28

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
VISITS (to Website)45
VIEWS (of this Record)60

‘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
VISITS (to Website)131
Also indexedThe Cello Corner
VIEWS (of this Record)205

'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]
VISITS (to Website)223
Also indexedIslington Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)498

‘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
VISITS (to Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)274

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

 

* Arts Richmond
VISITS (to Website)218
VIEWS (of this Record)251

‘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
VISITS (to Website)323
VIEWS (of this Record)395

‘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!’

 

* Barking Churches Music Academy
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)460

‘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
* Barking Folk Festival
VISITS (to Website)273
VIEWS (of this Record)365

‘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
VISITS (to Website)261
VIEWS (of this Record)1215

'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
VISITS (to Website)239
VIEWS (of this Record)427

'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
VISITS (to Website)244
VIEWS (of this Record)323

'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
VISITS (to Website)289
Also indexedBarnet Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)444

* BBC Proms Featured

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

 

* BBC Proms
VISITS (to Website)250
VIEWS (of this Record)463

‘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.

 

* Beckenham Festival
VISITS (to Website)228
VIEWS (of this Record)328

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
VISITS (to Website)210
VIEWS (of this Record)457

'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
VISITS (to Website)227
VIEWS (of this Record)561

'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
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedBexley Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)404

'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
VISITS (to Website)319
VIEWS (of this Record)944

‘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.

 

* Blackheath Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)247
VIEWS (of this Record)429

‘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
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)455

'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
VISITS (to Website)199
Also indexedBrent Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)405

'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
VISITS (to Website)199
Also indexedYouth Music Theatre UK
VIEWS (of this Record)551

'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.'

 

* British Youth Opera
VISITS (to Website)281
VIEWS (of this Record)338

'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
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)373

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
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)562

‘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
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of this Record)163

‘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
VISITS (to Website)324
Also indexedBromley Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)290

‘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.’

 

* Camden Music Service
VISITS (to Website)131
VIEWS (of this Record)176

Fortnightly meetings: 'Prospective members are always welcome'.

 

* Carshalton & Wallington Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)435
VIEWS (of this Record)1207

'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
VISITS (to Website)276
Also indexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society | Sharp’s Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)378

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

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Cellar Upstairs Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)157
VIEWS (of this Record)211

‘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]
VISITS (to Website)318
Also indexedQueen Mary, University of London
VIEWS (of this Record)321

‘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]
VISITS (to Website)292
Also indexedRoyal College of Music | Imperial College London
VIEWS (of this Record)239

'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
VISITS (to Website)459
Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama
VIEWS (of this Record)344

‘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’.

 

* Chamber Players
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)345

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
VISITS (to Website)52
VIEWS (of this Record)83

‘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
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of this Record)234

'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.'

 

* City Academy
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)224

‘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.

 

* City Lit
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)248

'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
VISITS (to Website)282
VIEWS (of this Record)242

‘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
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of this Record)120

‘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
VISITS (to Website)178
Also indexedCity of London & Eastern Society of Organists
VIEWS (of this Record)266

‘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
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)270

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

 

* Coulsdon & Purley Festival
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of this Record)440

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
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of this Record)96

‘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
VISITS (to Website)358
Also indexedCroydon Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)248

‘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
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of this Record)558

'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
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)420

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.‘

 

* DaCapo Music Foundation
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of this Record)229

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.'

 

* Darbar Festival
VISITS (to Website)357
VIEWS (of this Record)389

‘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]
VISITS (to Website)281
Also indexedInstitute of Education | UCL
VIEWS (of this Record)219

'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]
VISITS (to Website)141
Also indexedBrunel University London
VIEWS (of this Record)345

’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]
VISITS (to Website)412
Also indexedCity, University of London
VIEWS (of this Record)319

'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]
VISITS (to Website)239
Also indexedGoldsmiths University of London
VIEWS (of this Record)326

‘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]
VISITS (to Website)162
Also indexedKing’s College London
VIEWS (of this Record)200

'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]
VISITS (to Website)183
Also indexedKingston University London
VIEWS (of this Record)350

‘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]
VISITS (to Website)384
Also indexedMiddlesex University London
VIEWS (of this Record)425

'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]
VISITS (to Website)214
Also indexedSOAS University of London
VIEWS (of this Record)292

‘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]
VISITS (to Website)149
Also indexedUniversity of Westminster
VIEWS (of this Record)374

‘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
VISITS (to Website)62
Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)268

'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 ...'

 

* Dulwich Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of this Record)366

‘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.

 

* Ealing Arts & Leisure
VISITS (to Website)47
VIEWS (of this Record)89

'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
VISITS (to Website)260
VIEWS (of this Record)425

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

 

Category Guitar Societies
* Ealing Guitar Society
VISITS (to Website)231
VIEWS (of this Record)527

'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.'

 

* Ealing Junior Music School
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of this Record)306

'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
VISITS (to Website)197
Also indexedEaling Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)423

'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 ...'

 

* East London Late Starters Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)281
VIEWS (of this Record)239

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 ’ ... Despite the widely appreciated artistic success of our spring 2019 season, the financial results fell far short of our expectations. As a result the Board has very reluctantly decided that we should no longer continue with these wonderful concerts and that Friends of Music should close. The current environment does not provide a basis for sustaining Eaton Square Concerts.’

 

Category Westminster
* Eaton Square Concerts
VISITS (to Website)77
VIEWS (of this Record)156

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
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)304

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
VISITS (to Website)122
Also indexedOsiris Ensemble
VIEWS (of this Record)210

‘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
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of this Record)246

'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
VISITS (to Website)230
VIEWS (of this Record)441

‘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
VISITS (to Website)123
Also indexedEnfield Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)237

'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!'

 

* Flute School London
VISITS (to Website)252
VIEWS (of this Record)309

'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
VISITS (to Website)195
Also indexedWaltham Forest Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)524

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

 

* Goldsmiths Short Courses
VISITS (to Website)291
VIEWS (of this Record)133

‘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
VISITS (to Website)89
VIEWS (of this Record)234

'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
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of this Record)336

'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
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)412

'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
* Hampstead Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)432

‘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.

 

* Hampton Court Palace Festival
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)257

'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.'

 

* Haringey Music Service
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of this Record)343

‘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
VISITS (to Website)111
VIEWS (of this Record)182

'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
VISITS (to Website)292
Also indexedHarrow Music Service
VIEWS (of this Record)365

'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 Arts Council
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of this Record)324

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
VISITS (to Website)246
Also indexedHavering Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)360

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.

 

* Herne Hill Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)211

‘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
VISITS (to Website)47
VIEWS (of this Record)120

'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
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)426

'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
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)358

‘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.'

 

* Hounslow Music Service
VISITS (to Website)239
VIEWS (of this Record)259

'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
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)296

'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
VISITS (to Website)257
Also indexedRoyal Holloway, University of London
VIEWS (of this Record)264

‘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
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of this Record)268

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
VISITS (to Website)247
Also indexedC. Bechstein Piano Series
VIEWS (of this Record)548

‘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
VISITS (to Website)417
VIEWS (of this Record)260

‘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.‘

 

* Jewish Music Institute
VISITS (to Website)237
VIEWS (of this Record)243

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

 

* Kensington and Chelsea Music Society
VISITS (to Website)117
VIEWS (of this Record)277

'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 Arts
VISITS (to Website)186
VIEWS (of this Record)338

'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
VISITS (to Website)571
Also indexedKingston Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)381

‘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
VISITS (to Website)104
Also indexedKingston Young Musician Competition
VIEWS (of this Record)167

‘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
VISITS (to Website)317
Also indexedLambeth Music Centre | Lambeth Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)189

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.’

 

* Lewisham Music
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)398

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

 

* Lewisham Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)230

'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
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)455

'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
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)298

'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
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)319

‘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
VISITS (to Website)37
VIEWS (of this Record)113

'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]
VISITS (to Website)344
Also indexedUniversity of West London
VIEWS (of this Record)386

‘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’.

 

* London Ear Festival
VISITS (to Website)148
VIEWS (of this Record)301

‘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
VISITS (to Website)239
VIEWS (of this Record)407

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
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)452

‘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
VISITS (to Website)122
Also indexedFolkOnMonday
VIEWS (of this Record)146

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.’

 

* London Guitar Festival
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)279

‘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
VISITS (to Website)370
Also indexedLondon Handel Orchestra | London Handel Singers
VIEWS (of this Record)243

‘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
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)188

'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
VISITS (to Website)26
Also indexedLNYDP Festival Series
VIEWS (of this Record)66

'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
VISITS (to Website)180
Also indexedRoyal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition
VIEWS (of this Record)442

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
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of this Record)436

'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
VISITS (to Website)146
Also indexedMayor's Music Fund for Young Londoners
VIEWS (of this Record)319

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)
* London Music Masters
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)111

‘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!’

 

* London Piano Institute
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)290

Held Mid May: ‘A Non-Competitive Festival for all Choirs, sacred or secular, large or small, singing a repertoire of their own choice.’

 

Category Choral Festivals
* London Sangerstevne
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)396

'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
VISITS (to Website)336
VIEWS (of this Record)357

‘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.

 

* London Song Festival
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of this Record)369

‘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
VISITS (to Website)23
VIEWS (of this Record)346

‘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.

 

* Marylebone Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)230

'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
VISITS (to Website)16
VIEWS (of this Record)60

'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
VISITS (to Website)135
VIEWS (of this Record)348

'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
VISITS (to Website)727
Also indexedMerton Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)372

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
VISITS (to Website)243
VIEWS (of this Record)158

‘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
* Mill Hill Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)81
VIEWS (of this Record)129

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.’

 

* Morley College
VISITS (to Website)153
VIEWS (of this Record)250

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
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of this Record)248

'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.'

 

* Music Education Islington
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of this Record)62

‘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
VISITS (to Website)216
Also indexedPinner Jazz
VIEWS (of this Record)379

‘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.’

  

* Music-at-Hill
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)265

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
VISITS (to Website)25
VIEWS (of this Record)65

'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
VISITS (to Website)222
Also indexedThe Worshipful Company of Musicians
VIEWS (of this Record)383

'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
VISITS (to Website)300
VIEWS (of this Record)268

'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.'

 

* Newham Music
VISITS (to Website)585
VIEWS (of this Record)295

'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
VISITS (to Website)217
VIEWS (of this Record)415

‘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
* Opera in the City Festival
VISITS (to Website)84
VIEWS (of this Record)100

'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
VISITS (to Website)173
VIEWS (of this Record)703

Usually evening meetings, once a fortnight.

 

* Orpington Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)610

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
VISITS (to Website)191
VIEWS (of this Record)449

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
VISITS (to Website)86
Also indexedPlumstead Peculiar Press
VIEWS (of this Record)162

'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
VISITS (to Website)344
VIEWS (of this Record)451

'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
VISITS (to Website)224
VIEWS (of this Record)597

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

 

* RCM International Festival of Viols
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of this Record)319

‘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
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of this Record)274

‘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.‘

 

* Redbridge Music Lounge
VISITS (to Website)128
VIEWS (of this Record)159

‘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.’

 

* Redbridge Music Service
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of this Record)224

'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
VISITS (to Website)200
VIEWS (of this Record)327

‘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
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)149

‘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
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)209

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
VISITS (to Website)88
Also indexedBromley Arts Council | Ripley Arts Centre
VIEWS (of this Record)318

‘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
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of this Record)165

‘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
VISITS (to Website)294
VIEWS (of this Record)376

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’.

 

* Royal Ballet School
VISITS (to Website)128
VIEWS (of this Record)226

'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
VISITS (to Website)188
VIEWS (of this Record)312

‘The Music Hub provides a range of services through a School Music Agreement.’

 

* Royal Greenwich Music Hub
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of this Record)324

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
* Rudolf Steiner House
VISITS (to Website)52
VIEWS (of this Record)146

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.

 

* Ruislip-Northwood Festival
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of this Record)215

‘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
VISITS (to Website)180
Also indexedWired4Music
VIEWS (of this Record)300

'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
VISITS (to Website)156
Also indexedSouth London Symphonic Winds | South London Jazz Orchestra | London Sings!
VIEWS (of this Record)335

‘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
VISITS (to Website)252
VIEWS (of this Record)275

‘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
VISITS (to Website)124
Also indexedSouthwark Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)195

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]
VISITS (to Website)56
Also indexedSound Practice & Research @ City, University of London
VIEWS (of this Record)119

'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.'

 

* Spitalfields Music
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)346

’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
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of this Record)190

‘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
VISITS (to Website)103
VIEWS (of this Record)243

‘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.

 

* Stoke Newington Early Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)268

‘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
VISITS (to Website)59
VIEWS (of this Record)110

‘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.

 

* Streatham Festival
VISITS (to Website)80
VIEWS (of this Record)135

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

 

* Sutton House Music Society
VISITS (to Website)183
VIEWS (of this Record)317

‘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.

 

* Sutton Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)89
VIEWS (of this Record)194

’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
VISITS (to Website)294
Also indexedSutton Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)275

‘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
VISITS (to Website)248
VIEWS (of this Record)241

‘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
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of this Record)120

‘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
VISITS (to Website)133
VIEWS (of this Record)196

‘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 Conservatoire
VISITS (to Website)291
VIEWS (of this Record)227

‘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
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)172

'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
VISITS (to Website)321
VIEWS (of this Record)419

'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
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)358

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
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of this Record)29

‘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
VISITS (to Website)163
Also indexedGresham Centre | St Anne and St Agnes Church
VIEWS (of this Record)158

‘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
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of this Record)194

'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
VISITS (to Website)240
VIEWS (of this Record)353

‘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
VISITS (to Website)132
Also indexedWaltham Forest Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)202

'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
VISITS (to Website)546
VIEWS (of this Record)291

'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 Arts Fringe
VISITS (to Website)512
VIEWS (of this Record)413

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
VISITS (to Website)154
Also indexedWandsworth Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)256

‘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
VISITS (to Website)483
Also indexedWKMT
VIEWS (of this Record)189

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
VISITS (to Website)74
VIEWS (of this Record)194

'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
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of this Record)304

’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
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of this Record)200

‘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.‘

 

* World Heart Beat Music Academy
VISITS (to Website)121
VIEWS (of this Record)205

'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
VISITS (to Website)247
VIEWS (of this Record)360

'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!'

 

+ 1885 Singers & Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)33
VIEWS (of this Record)69

‘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
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)282

‘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
VISITS (to Website)177
VIEWS (of this Record)392

‘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
VISITS (to Website)131
Also indexedAddison Chamber Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)226

‘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
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)310

‘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.’

 

+ All Saints' Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)391

'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
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)526

‘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
VISITS (to Website)141
VIEWS (of this Record)291

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
VISITS (to Website)177
VIEWS (of this Record)245

‘Aims to become one of London's leading amateur orchestras. A City of London orchestra formed in 2011, in July 2017 we performed our debut at St John's Smith Square with Mahler Symphony No 1 ("Titan"). Our members include advanced amateur and professional musicians, and we are actively welcoming applications ... Members must be adults. Strings should be about Grade 7+ standard or equivalent. Woodwinds and brass must be Grade 8+. There is no audition ... Membership will be granted after a two-rehearsal probationary period, after the Conductor and Leader (or section leader) are satisfied as to the applicant’s suitability.’

 

 

+ Amati Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)285

'Established in 1986 so that a group of experienced and enthusiastic amateur singers could enjoy performing music to a high standard ... The Choir draws its members from across north/west London and consists of about 33 singers who are required to have good sight singing ability. We perform regular concerts in Harrow and central London, with occasional trips to other parts of the UK. The repertoire covers both sacred and secular works, from Renaissance church music and madrigals to music of the present day.'

 

Category Harrow
+ Amici Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of this Record)113

'A London amateur orchestra with a professional leader, principal violist and principal cellist who meet once a week to rehearse ... Our repertoire includes a broad range of classical works from Bach and Beethoven, later Romantic and more modern pieces – sometimes written or arranged for us by our own conductor and players. We are always on the lookout for new players who would like to join, in particular brass and string players.'

 

+ Angel Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)80
VIEWS (of this Record)90

'Established as one of London’s leading amateur choirs. Membership is drawn from the best chamber choirs and symphony choruses across the capital. Repertoire is wide-ranging, from the sixteenth century to some of the most challenging a cappella choral works of the twentieth century ... Vacancies occasionally arise for high quality singers with excellent sight-reading skills. Application is by CV and audition, and potential new members are invited to sing for a trial concert.'

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Anton Bruckner Choir
VISITS (to Website)19
VIEWS (of this Record)63

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