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Region: London

'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.

Also indexedIslington Music Education Hub
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‘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'

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

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‘An innovative classical concert series for babies and their carers to enjoy together. Concerts are held monthly in inspiring locations across London, Surrey, Kent, Thames Valley and West Essex. Our aim is to make world-class performances available to all ages. Treat yourself and introduce your wee one to live classical music during the crucial years. Be amazed at how your child will appreciate Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms!’

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‘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 ...'

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‘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!’

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‘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
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‘There will be 18 choirs chosen from the junior age category, up to and including 12 years of age. There will be six choirs chosen from the senior age category, up to and including 18 years of age. 24 choirs in total will perform at The Royal Festival Hall on 12 March 2018. Each selected choir has to sing one of their competition pieces in the evening concert as well as joining in two massed choir items ... Entries are to be received by 10 November 2017 ... Choirs will be informed if they are successful by 6 January 2018.‘

Also indexedBarnardo’s National Choral Competition
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'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.

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'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.'

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'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.

Also indexedBarnet Music Education Hub
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'The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival' Held Mid July - Mid September.

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‘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.

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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.'

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'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.'

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'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 ...'

Also indexedBexley Music Education Hub
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'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?'

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‘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.

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*Borough New Music was set up in January 2017 as a non-profit-making trust. Its mission has three elements, all focusing on music of our time and living composers: (i) To provide a platform for performers; (ii) To provide opportunities for living composers to have their work performed; (iii) To promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the music of today to a new audience. Guest Artistic Directors and Trustees are appointed every season.’

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‘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
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'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.'

Also indexedBrent Music Education Hub
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'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.'

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'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 ...'

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

Category Guitar Societies
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‘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.'

Also indexedBromley Music Education Hub
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‘Leading the Camden Music Hub ... We organise instrumental and vocal tuition in most Camden schools as well as running 35 borough ensembles and choirs plus 2 Saturday music centres offering instrument hire and a scheme for parents to purchase new musical instruments without having to pay VAT ... Preparing and entering children for grade exams and Arts awards ... Providing musical advice to parents and support to teachers and schools ... Working with a wide range of partners within the Hub.’

Also indexedCamden Music Education Hub
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'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.'

Also indexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society
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Weekly, Saturday evenings, September - June in Central London. No need to book.

Category Folk Clubs
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‘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.'

Also indexedQueen Mary, University of London
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‘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.’

Also indexedRoyal College of Music | Imperial College London
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'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. With more than 90 group performance activities taking place each week, our students don’t just learn, they perform.'

Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama
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‘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’.

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‘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.’

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'Southbank Centre's Chorus Festival celebrates the power of the voice and the spirit of communal singing.' Held Late July.

Category Choral Festivals
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'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.'

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‘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.

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'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.'

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'CLESO is a friendly society of people who are passionate about the organ. It offers a wonderful opportunity to play and hear fantastic instruments in London, Essex and the surrounding areas, to follow restoration projects and to attend events featuring a wide variety of people from the organ world.'

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

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‘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.

Also indexedCroydon Music Education Hub
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‘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.

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'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.'

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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.‘

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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.'

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‘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.’

Also indexedUniversity of Westminster
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‘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
Also indexedInstitute of Education | UCL
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'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.’

Also indexedBrunel University London
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’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.‘

Also indexedCity, University of London
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'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.'

Also indexedGoldsmiths University of London
Visits to the Website147
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‘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.’

Also indexedKing’s College London
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'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.'

Also indexedKingston University London
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‘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 ...’

Also indexedMiddlesex University London
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'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.'

Also indexedSOAS University of London
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‘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.’ Biennial [2018], held Late November.

Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra
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'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 ...'

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'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.'

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

Category Guitar Societies
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'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.'

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'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.'

Also indexedEaling Music Education Hub
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'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 ...'

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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
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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.’

Also indexedOsiris Ensemble
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‘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.’

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'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
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‘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.’

Also indexedEnfield Music Education Hub
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'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!'

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'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.'

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

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‘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.‘

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'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 ...'

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'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 ...'

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'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
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‘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.

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'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.'

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‘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).

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'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.'

Also indexedHarrow Music Service
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'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.'

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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.’

Also indexedHavering Music Education Hub
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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.

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'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.'

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'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.

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'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.'

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'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.'

Also indexedRoyal Holloway, University of London
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‘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.’

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‘The official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales. To this end the Institute ... organises concerts, cultural events and exhibitions ... Establishes contacts with institutions, bodies and personalities in the English and Welsh arts and scientific communities to promote projects that further the knowledge of Italian life and culture ...’

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‘Located in the Crypt of St. Giles Church at the heart of Camberwell, we have been putting on jazz concerts since 1995. Each Friday evening at The Crypt you can hear the finest improvised music from the UK's top jazz musicians.’

Category Jazz Clubs
Visits to the Website159
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‘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.‘

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

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'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.'

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'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.'

Also indexedKingston Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website249
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‘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.

Also indexedKingston Young Musician Competition
Visits to the Website26
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‘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.

Also indexedLambeth Music Centre | Lambeth Music Festival
Visits to the Website95
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‘An informal group of players of the instrument, mostly classical but not exclusively so. We enjoy playing for, sometimes playing in ensemble with and listening to likeminded people. It is open to anyone of any age, gender, ethnicity or ability with the slightest interest in guitar. Some members don't play the guitar, some play another instrument or sing and enjoy duets with guitar accompaniment. We have members who are keen regulars and those who come when they are able or so motivated.’

Category Guitar Societies
Visits to the Website73
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'LeQuecum Bar, primarily a live music venue, where the staff are delicious and the food friendly! Numerous celebrities and secret Django fans visit Le QuecumBar incognito to enjoy the enchanting atmosphere and close up intimate genius of players who grace its stage at The Prestige Performance Concerts, or just drop by to catch the infectious unplugged weekly jam sessions some even joining in with the fun. This is live music at its best.'

Category Jazz Clubs
Visits to the Website93
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'Want to sing in a competition and raise money for your charity? We provide opportunities for choirs connected to the legal sector to sing in competitions and raise money for their own chosen charities.'

Visits to the Website112
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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.’

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

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'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.' Festival held Late January.

Category Islington
Visits to the Website115
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'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.'

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'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.'

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‘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”.’

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'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.'

Also indexedUniversity of West London
Visits to the Website192
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‘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.

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‘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.

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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.’

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‘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
Also indexedFolkOnMonday
Visits to the Website36
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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.’

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‘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.

Also indexedLondon Handel Orchestra | London Handel Singers
Visits to the Website140
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‘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.

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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.’

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'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.'

Also indexedMayor's Music Fund for Young Londoners
Visits to the Website85
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‘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!’

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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
Visits to the Website129
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'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.'

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‘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.

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‘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.

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'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.'

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

Also indexedMerton Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website288
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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
Visits to the Website50
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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.’

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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.’

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‘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.’

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'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.'

Also indexedThe Worshipful Company of Musicians
Visits to the Website131
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'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.'

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'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.'

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'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.'

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'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.'

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'In the autumn of 1998, we started a short series of jazz concerts in church, with encouragement from our then vicar, David Tuck. Various musicians played for us, amongst them Humphrey Lyttelton and Martin Klute. We did not expect that annual jazz seasons would be going from strength to strength in Pinner Parish Church so many years later! Welcome ...'

Category Jazz Clubs
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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'.

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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.

Also indexedPlumstead Peculiar Press
Visits to the Website18
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'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
Visits to the Website170
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'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?'

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‘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.’

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‘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.‘

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‘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.’

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‘Providing high-class live recitals and illustrated presentations at easily accessible venues within the Borough ... The overall aim of the Society is to contribute to the well-being of the people of Redbridge by encouraging community participation and engagement in the musical arts.’ ALERT The Society Website was unavailable at Review - though there was some evidence of continuing Society activity in the Redbridge Music Service Calendar of Events.

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'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.'

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‘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.’

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‘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.

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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’.

Also indexedBromley Arts Council | Ripley Arts Centre
Visits to the Website37
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‘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
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‘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.'

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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’.

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'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.'

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'Complementing the world's largest exhibition of early musical instruments is an exciting programme of concerts.' Held Mid NovemberALERT At Review, now seems to have been re-branded London International Exhibition of Early Music.

Also indexedLondon International Exhibition of Early Music
Visits to the Website106
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‘Run by the Royal Greenwich Music Hub ... the Centre caters for students aged 8-18 who show exceptional musical promise and offers tuition on a wide range of instruments. With a strong emphasis on ensemble activities, RGMC aims to help children and young people develop their skills in tandem with their fellow musicians, building up strong social and artistic relationships along the way ... The Hub sits within Children’s Services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and manages a ring fenced budget via its funders, Arts Council England. The Hub works to ensure that every child in the borough has the ability to access musical learning to the highest level, creating an environment that allows musical interests and enthusiasm to thrive.’

Also indexedRoyal Greenwich Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website16
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‘A lively recorded music society which meets on alternate Tuesday evenings ... Visitors are welcome as temporary members for a ... donation which is refundable on becoming a member.’ September - May.

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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.

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‘Shuffle joins people together to create the kind of cities they want to live in. As an organisation, Shuffle works to build a more integrated community presence in the built and natural environment. Shuffle Festival is an annual event in Mile End, which showcases these ideas. The week-long festivities involve film, science education, storytelling, performance art, architectural installations, walks, food, comedy and music. We aim to keep tickets affordable with the revenue providing funds for long-term neighbourhood projects. Our aim is to make diverse and creative public places that are real community assets. We favour long-term thinking over the current dominant culture of development concerned only with the highest returns for the shareholders of large companies ...’ Festival held Late August.

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‘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.‘

Also indexedWired4Music
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'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.'

Also indexedSouth London Symphonic Winds | South London Jazz Orchestra | London Sings!
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‘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.‘

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‘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.’

Also indexedSouthwark Music Education Hub
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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.’

Also indexedSound Practice & Research @ City, University of London
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'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.'

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’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.

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‘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
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‘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.

Visits to the Website89
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‘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.

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‘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.

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

Visits to the Website99
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‘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.

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’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.’

Also indexedSutton Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website153
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‘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.’

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‘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
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‘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.‘

Visits to the Website106
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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.’

Visits to the Website139
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‘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.’

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'Our Club is mainly for people working for, or retired from, Transport for London or its predecessors, but if you are not in this category but would like to come to our meetings in central London we may be able to include you ...'

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'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.'

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'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.'

Visits to the Website123
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‘Helping to keep left-wing folk singing alive ... Everybody welcome, especially singers and poets who sing or read against war, capitalism, exploitation, privatisation, imperialism and globalisation ... Torriano Meeting House is a user-funded grass-roots volunteer-run arts and community organisation in Kentish Town.’

Category Folk Clubs
Also indexedTorriano Meeting House
Visits to the Website55
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‘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.’

Also indexedGresham Centre | St Anne and St Agnes Church
Visits to the Website25
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‘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
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'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
Visits to the Website117
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‘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.’

Also indexedWaltham Forest Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website58
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'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
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'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.

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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.‘

Also indexedWandsworth Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website70
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‘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.’

Also indexedWKMT
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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.

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'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]

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’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.’

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‘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.‘

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'Established in Bigwood House, Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1967 and since that time has become one of the foremost Saturday morning music schools in London. The essential aim of YMC is to welcome all children from the age of two to eighteen years into our community and to help them achieve their highest musical potential within a creative and happy environment where they can come together to enjoy making music.'

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'YMT is 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.'

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'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
Visits to the Website145
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‘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
Visits to the Website92
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‘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.’

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'A non-auditioned, all-female group of approximately 65 singers who explore well-known jazz songs from the 1930s onwards, plus other popular music. There are a variety of approaches to develop group arrangements and fluency in jazz performance.'

Category Jazz Choirs
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‘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
Also indexedAddison Chamber Choir
Visits to the Website59
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‘Has a history of providing creative, entertaining programmes using music from a wide spectrum of genres, guaranteed to appeal to a broad variety of tastes. Many of our concerts include visual material to accompany the music, bringing an extra dimension to well-loved classics as well as to more contemporary material. Concerts are often compèred in an informative, humorous and thought provoking way that helps engage the audience in the whole evening ... As a Christian organisation, we aspire to be a “musical missional community”, supporting and encouraging one another and striving for musical excellence.‘

Category Gospel Choirs
Visits to the Website112
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‘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
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‘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.’

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'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
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‘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
Visits to the Website57
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‘Jazz With Pzazz! ... A vibrant group of Polish singers based in London ... Marta Mathea Radwan founded Alle Choir in 2015 in response to a commission from the European Commission ... Since then, they’ve added jazz classics, modern vocal compositions and traditional material to their repertoire – mostly a cappella, occasionally with cool instrumental backing. Between them, this group of singers have decades of experience making music in many styles, working as soloists and musicians. As Alle Choir, they like nothing better than jamming together on a Friday night or on stage.‘

Category Jazz Choirs
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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
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‘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.’

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'Above all, Aurora is about bringing the richest musical experiences to the broadest possible audience. We’re constantly searching for new ways to heighten engagement with music and help audiences get under the skin of great works: whether by performing whole symphonies from memory, collaborating with dancers or circus performers, commissioning film, combining chamber music with story-telling for children, or simply presenting viscerally powerful chamber orchestra performances in intimate settings. The common thread which links all of this work is simple: great music, brilliantly performed.'

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‘All pupils learning an instrument are invited to join a music ensemble, band or orchestra. Membership is free to pupils attending LBBD schools and having a CMS instrumental lesson (small charge for music centre pupils) ... It’s recommended that all pupils who learn an instrument should play in a school or music centre ensemble, band or orchestra. Performing and music making with other pupils is lots of fun and essential to a child’s music development. All pupils from the age of 7-18 are also invited to attend the Young Singers or Senior Singers. These sessions are held weekly and are open to all pupils attending LBBD schools who enjoy singing. There are no auditions but pupils will be expected to attend each week.’

Visits to the Website103
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‘Formed in 1984 ... as The Music for the Blind and Disabled Trust ... The Trust is a charity founded to enhance the life of disabled people through the medium of music ... We are always looking for new members to play in our Concert Band, the current compliment of which is around 30+. All standards can be accommodated and instruments may be available for loan. Both disabled and able-bodied people can be assured of a warm welcome! All woodwind, brass and percussion players welcome.'

Also indexedThe Music for the Blind & Disabled Trust
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'Barking Operatic Society was started in the 1970s as a Council night school class and was originally called Barking Operatic Workshop ... The Society currently has more than 30 members and is now a well established feature of the musical life of the Borough. In November 2005 Barking Operatic Society decided to change its name and as from January 2006 has become Barking Music and Drama, or ... Barking MAD.'

Also indexedBarking MAD
Visits to the Website105
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'We are an amateur choir which has been performing in South West London since 1952. We continue to put on regular concerts three times a year. Our aim is to perform programmes with a wide variety of works from all periods, from the familiar to the less well-known. Where possible, local artistes have been involved in solo, vocal and instrumental capacities in our concerts, and local composers have featured in our programmes.'

Category Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website152
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‘One of Barnet’s oldest musical organisations. During the summer, we play at fetes, community events, and bandstands, while Christmas sees us participating at Barnet’s Christmas Fair in The Spires shopping centre. We also give concerts for local charities, and over the years have been privileged to help many worthy causes. Barnet Band is a not-for-profit organisation run by its members. As a community wind band, we accept new members without audition and we don’t ask for grades. We aim for rehearsals to be fun and sociable occasions. There’s always a teabreak. If that sounds what you’re looking for, please come along and try us out. You will find us very friendly and be made extremely welcome.’

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‘A very friendly amateur orchestra based in North London. We give musicians the opportunity to play and perform classical music in a fun and sociable setting. We aim for high standards but we firmly believe that playing music should always be enjoyable. The orchestra performs three concerts a year, usually December, March and July and always welcomes new players.’

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‘London’s largest professionally rehearsed choir ... We were founded in 1965 by two St Bartholomew's hospital nurses and became a registered charity choir. Today we typically attract over 280 singers each term from a variety of ages, backgrounds and occupations. We are all amateurs and the choir is open to anyone curious about singing classical music and improving their voice. There is no audition to join us. We stage top quality classical choral concerts with professional orchestras and soloists in prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall.’

Category Choral Societies
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'A friendly and motivated choir with an enviable reputation. Our repertoire is varied and exciting and we perform with professional orchestras and world-class soloists ... We are ambitious and, although we do not audition, we take our music and our performances seriously. We approach our rehearsals and sectionals with enthusiasm and we aim to give performances of the highest possible standard for our audiences; with every member, whatever their experience, valued and making a contribution. We now perform three concerts a year ... Our entry criteria are the ability to read music, great passion for classical choral works, commitment to rehearsals and an expectation to learn your notes at home; and the eagerness to sell tickets to everyone you know!'

Category Choral Societies
Also indexedThomas's Choral Society
Visits to the Website167
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‘There are orchestras who will tell you that they were born to play Beethoven. And there are ensembles that mix it with modern music. But there’s nothing quite like the BBC Concert Orchestra. “Versatility” and “flexibility” are BBC Concert Orchestra’s bywords ... You’ll hear us on the world’s longest-running live orchestral music programme, BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night ... Over on BBC Radio 3 we search out the unusual and quirky, profile classical masterpieces and never forget to entertain ... And what about the world’s largest classical music festival, the BBC Proms? We are there every summer, both in the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park for the party that is Proms in the Park. The BBC CO loves to get out and about in the UK ...’

Category Light Orchestras
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‘A 50 piece concert band specialising in film and show music and big band which rehearses at BBC Maida Vale and plays in and around Central London and Elstree and Borehamwood ... Founded by flautist Ian Marshall and gave its first public concert at the BBC’s Elstree Studios in July 1986 ... We play a high standard of music from a wide range of classical and contemporary pieces, with a focus on film and show music ... We have played at a wide range of venues in and around London, including the Elstree and Maida Vale Studios, St James’s Church Piccadilly, Millfield Theatre, Allum Hall, St John Waterloo and Dorchester Abbey. We have also given concerts further afield in France and Germany. The Band’s performances have been broadcast nationally as well as internationally through the BBC World Service.’

Category Light Orchestras
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'The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930. It provides the backbone of the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts in the festival each year ...  It performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican, where it is Associate Orchestra ... Each year the Chorus performs in approximately six concerts between October and May with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall in London, and in five or six of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall between July and September, usually including the First and Last Nights at the Royal Albert Hall. The Chorus also gives some concerts on its own and with other orchestras at other UK venues and abroad.'

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‘A mixed voice choir of about 80 voices founded in 1960. While we sing a varied repertoire, we are best known for our spirited performances of the great and exciting choral works.’

Category Choral Societies
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Founded 1977: ‘Over the years the band has continued to grow and now draws from a regular membership of over forty musicians.The Band averages around eight concerts per year, many of these performances, both indoor and outdoor, are in aid of local charities ... We are always on the look out for new players of at least grade 6 standard or above to strengthen the Band, although we are always happy to talk to players who need some band experience to bring themselves up to this standard ... There is also scope for solo work with the band and we have a number of small break out groups including a brass quintet, flute ensemble and a mixed wind ensemble who perform at some of our concerts’.

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‘Established in 1993 to provide an opportunity for girls and boys aged six to eleven to enjoy music making away from a school environment and to perform different styles of singing in a variety of venues. At least a dozen schools are usually represented. The Youth Voices began in 2004 for the 11+ age group. It gives a continuing role for older children and gives extra scope and a wider range of music for us all to enjoy.'

Also indexedBeckenham Youth Voices
Visits to the Website100
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Becontree Brass Band (1st section) are a friendly and motivated band based in Loughton, Essex.’

Visits to the Website114
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'Unique female vocal ensemble dedicated to bringing high quality performances of choral music to audiences in North London and beyond ... We perform regular concerts, with appearances at venues such as St. James's, Piccadilly and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. We also sing at charity and community events as well as weddings ... Our sound is a vibrant fusion of sacred and secular works, encompassing folk songs from around the world, songs and music from past and present, modern choral works and popular show-stopping anthems.'

Category Ladies Choirs
Visits to the Website100
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‘The Belmont Ensemble was the pioneering force in establishing the famous series of baroque concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields in the early 1990s. They have now given over 700 concerts at the famous Trafalgar Square Church where they are firmly established as the most popular of the principal orchestras, attracting large international audiences to their fortnightly concerts ... The Orchestra was originally established to enable exceptional music graduates the opportunity to bridge the gap between leaving conservatoire and finding full-time employment, within a professional environment. Now a seasoned fixture on the London musical scene, the orchestra receives no subsidies or sponsorship, relying purely on enterprising programming and box office receipts.‘

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'One of the leading amateur baroque orchestras. It comprises young professionals, students, and top amateur baroque players from London and elsewhere. The orchestra performs on period instruments in an historically informed style. It collaborates regularly with leading baroque directors to give orchestral performances, and works on baroque and classical repertoire with choral groups.'

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Interested in singing? Passionate about choral music performed well? Want to make some new friends in the community? We are an inclusive, fun, engaging community that values the playful and relaxed pursuit of choral excellence. We rehearse for about an hour, stop for a glass of wine (or two) and then rehearse for another 45 minutes or so.'

Category Community Choirs
Visits to the Website119
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‘Based in the London Borough of Bexley, Belvedere Concert Band has gained a reputation as one of the leading concert bands in the South-East attracting both experienced and aspiring musicians from the surrounding areas. The Band performs a wide repertoire of music ranging from light classical and traditional music to music from stage and screen, “big band” and popular standards. Dependent on the nature of the concert the Band may engage supporting vocalists or join forces with a full choir. For most concerts the Band will use its full complement of around 45 musicians but, for certain special occasions, a smaller band may be provided.’

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‘Founded in 2007. The majority of members are aged between 20 and 30 years and were once members of Bexley Youth Choir which their Director, John MacKenzie, conducted from 1987 - 2007 ... We aim to perform five to six concerts a year, including local performances and performances while on the annual UK tour.’

Category Chamber Choirs
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‘An enthusiastic orchestra covering a pretty wide age range (many of us are recent graduates). We aim to play challenging and exciting repertoire in an informal and relaxed atmosphere and perform a wide range of works for chamber orchestra, also spreading our wings into larger works from time to time ... We usually expect potential players to be of Grade 8+ standard or equivalent. Most years we put on 3-4 concerts with a run of 3 or 4 all-day or afternoon rehearsals in advance. These take place at a variety of central London venues on Saturdays or Sundays although we occasionally do a Friday night rehearsal before a Saturday concert. While most of our concerts take place on Saturday nights, in recent years we have presented some concerts on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, so that families can attend.’

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‘Our members are adult amateur woodwind players. The two ensembles that make up the Bloomsbury Music Group  provide opportunities for us to develop our musical ability and ensemble skills in relaxed and informal settings. We are building a varied repertoire of woodwind ensemble music and we regularly perform in public.‘

Also indexedBloomsbury Band of Flutes and Clarinets | Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble
Visits to the Website75
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‘The UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood. Twice nominated for Songlines World Music Awards, the band has performed all over the world – in venues, at festivals, and for Indian weddings in the UK, Norway, India, Thailand and South Africa. The BBB is versatile, playing both amplified stage sets and in a street formation, and they are equally at home headlining a festival or delivering exciting workshops in schools. Repertoire covers classics from the Golden Age of Bollywood up to current hits and stage shows can feature Bollywood film clips or a dancer to get your audience up and dancing. With brass, saxophone, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, the BBB is one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around.’

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‘Based in the town of Borehamwood in Hertfordshire although some of our players come from surrounding areas ... Founded in 1971, when pupils from the former Holmshill School Brass Band ... found themselves with no musical outlet on leaving school ... The Band performs throughout the year but most of our engagements are in the June/ July and Christmas seasons. We have a wide selection of music which has been acquired over many years. Our library includes many of the classic brass band pieces as well as “pop”, film and TV themes, and many solo pieces.’

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'Formed in 2009 and is independent and self-governing ... The choir gives regular concerts, and engages in other activities such as singing for charity. Numbering around 30 members, the choir focuses on the small ensemble "high art" repertoire across the historical range from Medieval to Contemporary, occasionally inviting additional singers to join in putting on larger scale works ...'

Category Chamber Choirs
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’Come and be part of a truly uplifting community experience! Everyone is welcome to join us – young, youngish and not so young. Don’t be shy, there are no auditions, there’s no need to read music, just bring yourself and a bottle of water (it can be thirsty work!). We have close to 100 members at most of our rehearsals, with our alto and soprano sections full but we are looking for tenors and basses. The names of potential soprano or alto singers will be added to a waiting list. We sing a variety of different songs selected from the genres of classical, world and popular music.’

Category Community Choirs
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‘A long-established opera group in North West London that puts on two fully staged and costumed productions a year.‘

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'One of London’s oldest and best known amateur orchestras – we celebrated our 100th birthday in 2011. We aim for high standards of musicianship, at the same time as having fun and enjoying making music. At present, we have around 50 regular members and we are hoping to grow even larger. We are based in Kensal Green and perform four concerts a year.'

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‘The Band in its traditional 30 piece Brass Band format, carries out many concerts throughout the year both indoors and out. Our 35 strong marching band is available for Parades, Carnivals and Displays. The Marching Band this year has performed at events ranging from village carnivals to formal occasions at Horse Guards Parade in London. In more recent times The Band remains active in the local community, providing concert, and parade performances for local charities and organisations.’

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‘Concert choir with a well-established reputation for quality performance and musical education ... Our aim is to help boys discover their musical abilities in an environment that encourages them to have fun while avoiding the peer pressure that can sometimes discourage them from singing at school. To achieve that the choir is​ completely independent of any school or church, financed entirely from subscriptions and donations and receives no funding from statutory bodies ... The choir perform an average of 10 concerts per year around Bromley and in central London, take part in local and national competitions, and tour abroad.’

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‘Keeping Music Live since 1953!’ Typically half a dozen concerts per annum, often at Bandstands around and about Bromley: ‘We can tailor our programme to suit your venue and audience, and we are well known for entertaining crowds with music that people love. We can perform outdoors as well as indoors and provide all our own equipment‘.

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Bromley Philharmonic Choir is always eager to welcome new singers. There is no audition, but all new members are on ‘probation’ for the first few weeks whilst we work out which part of the Choir would suit them best. A reasonable ability to sight-read music is an advantage, but not essential: some members have been unable to read music at all.’

Category Choral Societies
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‘Founded after the First World War, and has developed into one of the most distinguished non-professional orchestras in the country. It has earned a high reputation for concerts of professional standard. Over the years, the BSO has worked with very many internationally famous musicians, including Sir Adrian Boult, Norman Del Mar, Albert Sammons, Dennis Brain, Kathleen Ferrier, Paul Tortelier, Ralph Holmes, Hugh Bean, Emma Johnson, Leslie Howard, Janice Watson and Sir Donald McIntyre.’

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Founded 1988: ‘We are a friendly choir which rehearses on Monday evenings ... Our choir sings in SATB and we have vacancies in all parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). We do not have auditions but we have a probationary period of one month to see how we get on ... We perform three main concerts per year. All monies raised at our concerts go to local or national charities’.

Category Community Choirs
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Access to details of over 40 ‘structured bands, choirs, chamber music, keyboard classes, orchestras, & music theatre, for all ages and abilities including adults’ offered by “Bromley Youth Music Trust”.

Also indexedBromley Youth Music Trust
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'The Group sings beautiful and moving music from the medieval to the modern periods, both sacred and secular, unaccompanied and with instruments, and often performs alongside talented professional musicians.'

Category Chamber Choirs
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'Founded in 1971, the Camden Choir enjoys an excellent reputation, with high standards and a distinctive repertoire. We perform three concerts a year (usually in Primrose Hill or Hampstead, but further afield on occasions), plus we sing Christmas Carols in aid of charity. We aim to combine mainstream works with more unusual and musically challenging pieces by a wide range of composers ... New members are always welcome: please go to our Join Us page. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN CAMDEN.'

Category Choral Societies
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‘One of London's leading non-professional orchestras ... CSO seeks to combine the familiar staples of the classical and romantic repertoire with less well-known and more challenging works. Founded as Camden Chamber Orchestra, we rebranded as Camden Symphony Orchestra in 2013 to reflect the orchestra's size and repertoire. Consisting of around 60 regular players ... we perform three major orchestral concerts a year, as well as performing regularly with our friends at Islington Choral Society. While the orchestra takes its music making seriously, striving for ever higher standards, we also pride ourselves on our friendly, inclusive environment with a vibrant social scene.’

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Camden Voices is a choir born from the energy, buzz and creative heritage of Camden Town. Our passion is to bring contemporary ensemble singing of the highest quality to our audiences, and since our beginnings in 2013, we’re proud to have earnt a reputation as one of London’s most dynamic and captivating vocal ensembles. We sing a huge range of repertoire: from jazz standards to Motown gems as well as music from the present day. The 25 piece choir comprises passionate singers from across London unified by our shared love of music.’

Category Camden
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‘A chamber choir that specialises in performing unaccompanied English music. We are also known for the wide range of music that we tackle - from band-accompanied Broadway shows to opera excerpts. The choir was formed in 1968, is based in Richmond-upon-Thames ... We perform at least five public concerts each calendar year ... Membership of Cantanti Camerati is limited to 36 singers and entry is by audition. All members are expected to make a commitment to regular attendance at rehearsals and concerts. Vacancies occasionally arise in all voices: singers are invited to contact us, and try us out as deputies initially - we are a friendly group!’

Category Chamber Choirs
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‘Friendly Barbershop Harmony Club in West London. One large chorus - Capital Chorus - and numerous smaller quartets ... We are a London group of men, singing a cappella in the barbershop style.’

Also indexedWest London Barbershop Harmony Club
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Competitive award-winning Choir: ‘The stage name of the West London Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club. Our members currently number over 30 and we sing a cappella (unaccompanied) four part harmony ... The Chorus is available to entertain at local and national events and concerts, singing a varied repertoire from popular ballads to Broadway showstoppers and from Bach to Queen! The chorus also puts on its own regular shows at local theatres. Although an amateur group, our approach and dedication are totally professional, and we are never happier than when we are doing what we do best - SINGING!’

Also indexedWest London Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club
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‘A friendly amateur choir of over 100 members, rehearsing weekly ... We are always pleased to welcome new singers in all voices and do not require auditions. We put on at least four concerts a year, usually including two major choral works with professional orchestra and soloists, a summer concert of a lighter nature; and a Christmas concert.’

Category Choral Societies
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’Formed in Autumn 2015 by a group of friends, the Central London Orchestra (CLO) is a dynamic amateur orchestra for players to share their passion for classical music in a fun and relaxed setting ... We are a very friendly and open orchestra suited to a range of abilities from those who may be feeling rusty and want a warm place to feel confident and comfortable, to those who can hit the first notes of Don Juan to perfection and want to be a part of a friendly orchestra focused on the joy in making music.‘

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‘We are a small friendly choir performing a broad repertoire from early to modern music. Founded in 1985, the Chandos Chamber Choir is an auditioned amateur choir of approximately 30 voices. The Choir performs about three times a year both within London and further afield.’

Category Chamber Choirs
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‘One of the older established choirs in South London/Surrey ... Members' ages range from 30 to 80, we are OPEN for new members to join us in all voice-parts ... We have a membership of about 30 at present ... Although many members sight-read to some degree, several are just learning, so come and have a go and we will support and help. There are even some Summer workshops to assist in smaller groups.’

Category Community Choirs
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