’Children’s Concerts is a charity which aims to give thousands of primary-aged school children the opportunity to hear what a classical orchestra can do “live”. For many children this will be the first time they hear and see a great group of musicians playing compositions by some of the world’s greatest composers, both old and new, in a concert hall.‘


* Children’s Concerts
VISITS (to Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)199

‘Founded by volunteers in 2010, Opera Prelude presents critically acclaimed and exciting lecture recitals, workshops, masterclasses, concerts and rare or rediscovered operas in historic and prestigious locations in London and Oxfordshire. A small charity, passionate about bringing opera to new audiences, our events form a bridge across the footlights, introducing you to our young singers and their wonderful, enriching world. We aim to support the early career development of young artists, showcasing their talents and advocating for them, whilst advancing the understanding and accessibility of opera. We believe that opera is for everyone, whether seasoned aficionados or absolute newcomers, and our mission is to open access to this thrilling art form.’


* Opera Prelude
VISITS (to Website)105
VIEWS (of this Record)217

Annual 5-day music festival held alternately at the cathedrals of Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury, in the penultimate week of July: ‘Cathedral music is truly one of this country's national treasures. It offers sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard by the three cathedrals' renowned choirs. The choirs will be performing separately and together and will be complemented by visiting performers. The music is presented in concerts and within worship’.


* Southern Cathedrals Festival
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)494

'Covers an area of Southern and South Eastern England already well served with concerts, festivals of early music, early music summer schools and workshops. We have chosen, therefore, to concentrate on tutored playing days for a membership made up of competent but adventurous early music enthusiasts who enjoy playing with like-minded friends. Many leading teachers and other experienced players live in our area and give generously of their time to plan, organise and participate in these inspiring events. The playing days are designed for players of both early and modern instruments who just love playing the early repertoire on whatever is available ... Non-members are invited to try one of our playing days.'


* Southern Early Music Forum
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of this Record)400

‘Exists to encourage the singing and playing of early music in the London to Oxford area and currently has over 300 members. TVEMF organises early music workshops and events, and publishes TAMESIS, a bi-monthly newsletter with articles and details of early music courses, concerts and workshops.’


* Thames Valley Early Music Forum
VISITS (to Website)259
VIEWS (of this Record)415

‘Opera Brava are the UK’s leading outdoor touring Opera company, delighting audiences for over 30 years ... Our vision is "To awaken a new generation to the meaning and joy of opera by educating the young, enthralling the old and encouraging participation for all" ... This summer we are delighted to bring you some amazing evenings of opera in stunning UK venues ... performed by professional and experienced national and international opera singers ... Bring some chairs/blankets, a picnic and some friends and enjoy the wonders of open-air opera under the stars!’


+ Opera Brava
VISITS (to Website)148
VIEWS (of this Record)218

Results for the Annual Contest held Mid March amongst almost 100 Bands who are Members of the five Local Associations within the Region: Bucks & District; East Anglia; London & Home Counties; Oxford & District; Southern Counties.


~ London & Southern Counties Region of the National Brass Band Championships
VISITS (to Website)303
VIEWS (of this Record)350

’Formed in 1893 as the “Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association”, scaba is the local association for brass bands in the South East of England. Any brass bands in the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London Boroughs, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire are eligible for membership.‘


~ scaba
VISITS (to Website)139
Also indexedSouthern Counties Amateur Bands Association
VIEWS (of this Record)200

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