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The Category Southampton is a subset of Hampshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Southampton which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Botley Choral Society

- Hythe Ukulele Group

- Ocean Harmony

- Solent Gay Men’s Chorus

- Southampton Classical Guitar Society

- Southampton University Chamber Choir

- The Madding Crowd

- West End Singers

 

! Southampton KEY
VISITS (to Website)15
VIEWS (of this Record)17

‘We are among the largest and liveliest music departments in the UK. Our innovative and eclectic curriculum and vibrant research culture create a flourishing environment for studies in performance, composition, technology and musical scholarship of all kinds.‘

 

* Department of Music [Southampton]
VISITS (to Website)204
Also indexedUniversity of Southampton
VIEWS (of this Record)411
Concerts and Recitals Season

‘We perform and host concerts and symposiums with world leading experts and practitioners on campus and across the city ... We mount a lively series of student and professional lunchtime concerts and an array of special performance projects.’

’The Fo'c'sle currently has a number of different formats for the evening, the two staple ones being guest nights and singarounds. On a guest night, we start with typically four local performers - the MC and a few “floor singers” (when folk clubs first came into being, they sang from the floor but the guest sang from the stage).  The floor singers are sometimes organised in advance, but more often the MC chooses whoever is available on the night.  Then the guest does two 45-minute sets, with a break in the middle for the usual reasons and for the raffle. In a singaround, we work round the room and everyone who wants to can give us a song or whatever (a tune, a poem, a story).  There's a break, usually a bit earlier than on a guest night.’

 

* Fo'c'sle Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)271
VIEWS (of this Record)419
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Southampton Festival of Music and Drama is a charity which runs one of the oldest competitive festivals in the country. The festival takes place in March.’

 

* Southampton Festival of Music and Drama
VISITS (to Website)151
VIEWS (of this Record)376

‘Brings a breadth of musical resource, specialism and activity to all communities in our city. Southampton Music Service is the lead organisation for the “Southampton Music Hub Partnership”. This is a network of local and national organisations that work together to provide: * Instrumental and vocal tuition; * Concerts; * Special events; * Family music making; * Workshops; * Holiday courses.’

 

* Southampton Music Service
VISITS (to Website)148
Also indexedSouthampton Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)184

‘Provides an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to share the enjoyment of classical music ... Our guest speakers all have a professional musical background. Most other presentations are given by our own members. Typically, we present a mixture of the familiar and the unjustifiably neglected ... Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings, which are friendly and informal. They provide an excellent way to hear the music of a wide variety of composers ... Don’t worry if your current knowledge of classical music is rather limited. Joining our society will soon change that!’

 

* Southampton Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)33
VIEWS (of this Record)79
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Joining the Southampton Ukulele Jam couldn’t be easier. There are no membership fees, nothing to sign, no auditions. You can just turn up at any one of our sessions and join in.’

 

* Southampton Ukulele Jam
VISITS (to Website)218
VIEWS (of this Record)213

'Members are drawn from serving and retired staff of the Force, both police, support and from family members of the same. The band also welcomes players from outside the Force family where additional instrumentation is needed ... It is a wind concert band consisting of woodwind, brass and percussion players. Its wide repertoire ranges over marches and overtures through classical pieces to selections from popular shows. Concert organisers throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight book this accomplished band for their events and many thousands of pounds have been raised for charity over the years.'

 

+ Band of the Hampshire Constabulary
VISITS (to Website)26
VIEWS (of this Record)85

‘One of the leading non-professional orchestras in the south of England, performing a wide variety of interesting works from across the orchestral repertoire. We ... perform five concerts each year, including one concert designed specifically to introduce children to orchestral music ... Like most orchestras, we have more vacancies in some sections of the orchestra than others, but we welcome enquiries from players of all instruments ... We welcome enquiries from new volunteers who are able to offer us non-performing support so that we can get on with the business of playing the music!‘

 

+ City of Southampton Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)96
VIEWS (of this Record)145
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1986 by members of Southampton CND who enjoyed singing, and began giving occasional concerts ... The idea evolved to have fun and to raise money for various good causes. Our original name was Concord Singers (without the 'h'), devised ... to include the letters CND. Eventually the choir was permanently constituted ... At this time we revised our name to Conchord Singers ... We are always looking for new members in all parts. There is no audition, but an ability to follow music notation and a sense of pitch are important. Do try us out at a few rehearsals before deciding to commit.’

 

+ Conchord Singers
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)185
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Has been entertaining audiences for many years with a wide variety of musicals, operettas and concerts. We currently perform 2 shows a year ... We are a lively and friendly group and new members of all ages are welcome, whether you would like to join as a chorus member, potential principal, to help back stage or front of house, or even produce, direct or play the piano at rehearsals. New performing members can join during the first few rehearsals of each show.’ Footlights Youth Theatre is the Junior Section of EOMS.

 

+ Eastleigh Operatic & Musical Society
VISITS (to Website)72
Also indexedFootlights Youth Theatre
VIEWS (of this Record)118
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We welcome flautists from across Hampshire, and with the instruments owned by our group provide a unqiue opportunity for our members to gain experience playing alto, bass and contrabass flutes ... We rehearse and perform much music from our extensive library of challenging repertoire written specifically for flute choir, many of which have been written specially for Flautissimo, together with excellent arrangements of other works for flute choir by our own members, as well as selections from those which are commercially available. Our repertoire includes classical, jazz and extended techniques ... If you are a beginner or rusty player, or below Grade 5, please come and join our additional flute choir Piccolissimo!’

 

+ Flautissimo
VISITS (to Website)189
Also indexedPiccolissimo
VIEWS (of this Record)160
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1996: ‘Made up of professional musicians, teachers and students. The object of the ensemble is to rehearse and perform wind band music of all styles to the highest possible standards ... This ranges from the best of contemporary music through transcriptions of film and TV scores to the more conventional military band fare of marches, waltzes and overtures ... As well as our concert work, we are always delighted to play for the local community based festivals ... We also work closely with local schools and colleges, encouraging young musicians to enjoy their music making and broadening their knowledge of this very accessible medium through workshops and concerts.’

 

+ Meridian Winds
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of this Record)203

’We are a non-profit making mixed voice (SATB) choir based in Hedge End, Hampshire. Formed in 1970, the choir has gone from strength to strength ... and sings a mixed genre of music to suit all tastes, from musicals, rock, pop, choral to jazz and much more. Our members come from a wide area of Hampshire ... You do not have to read music, as apart from going through the notes at rehearsals, choir members are supported by a choir buddy when joining and also CDs, MP3s and an online music player are available to help learn the music.‘

 

+ New Music Makers
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)184
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An amateur string orchestra based in Southampton performing since 1926 ... The name “Northwood” was adopted to enter the first Southampton Music Festival in 1926; the founder, Mrs Winifred Caesar taking the name of her house on The Avenue where the orchestra met regularly on the lawns ... We hold two concerts a year and are proud to maintain the long tradition of supporting charities each time.‘

 

+ Northwood String Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)72
VIEWS (of this Record)215

‘Formed in 1998 from the amalgamation of two Southampton based bands called Solent Brass and Southampton Central ... We perform in the traditional 25 piece British brass band format in and around Southampton and Hampshire ... We are available to be booked for any event from Weddings to Summer Fetes, Charity Events to Christmas Parties. If a full Brass Band is too much for the location we are also able to offer smaller Brass ensembles.‘

 

+ Ocean Brass
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)238

‘A contemporary mixed community choir based in Titchfield, Curdridge and Chandlers Ford. Our main aim is to provide a fun and safe environment for anyone to sing.  We raise self esteem and develop general singing ability and to support and promote positivity.  Within the local community, Singsational Voices is inclusive and gives all individuals the opportunity to enjoy singing with others.  All abilities are welcome!  SV is ideal if you want to be part of a choir but may find it difficult to go out in the evening.‘

 

 

+ Singsational Voices
VISITS (to Website)65
VIEWS (of this Record)134

‘A Choir with Ambition, High Standards, Social Conscience and Where People Matter ... Our performance goes from ppp to fff: passionate, progressive and professional to formidable, fresh and friendly ... Southampton Choral Society is a prestigious choir with 130 members. We perform with professional orchestras and soloists, and we sing in various venues in the Southampton area ... We usually invite prospective members to come along to one or two rehearsals, without obligation, to see if they feel this is the right choir for them.  If you decide to join you will need to take a short voice assessment with the conductor ... Being a member of the choir is fun, but it is also challenging and exciting, and you need to be committed and able to attend rehearsals on a regular basis. We are also expected to do “homework” in preparation for rehearsals and to learn difficult passages.’

 

 

+ Southampton Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)61
VIEWS (of this Record)80

‘The first full amateur symphony orchestra in Southampton ... founded in 1964 ... The orchestra plays a wide range of music from light to serious to classical, and has given debut performances of works such as Concerto for Orchestra (Judith Bailey), Variations (Geoff Badley - an oboist with the orchestra) and many works by the composer Adrian Connell ... Our members are a truly cosmopolitan group of young and old people drawn from all walks of life: clerks, teachers, academics, doctors, engineers and craftsmen to name but a few.’

 

+ Southampton Concert Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)78
VIEWS (of this Record)170
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Southampton Concert Wind Band is an important part of the amateur musical community. We provide the opportunity for wind, brass and percussion players to make great music. The band's repertoire incorporates a variety of musical styles including original, classical, shows, popular, traditional and jazz.‘

 

+ Southampton Concert Wind Band
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of this Record)173
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A predominantly amateur group of musically minded people who have formed a flexible musical ensemble. The Band is primarily a wind band, playing everything from show tunes to original pieces composed by members of the band ... We are always on the lookout for new players ... No audition is required to join, though players are expected to have a reasonable level of musical ability ... Usually two formal concerts and three or more informal concerts per year.’

 

+ Southampton Grad Band
VISITS (to Website)63
VIEWS (of this Record)178

‘The combined forces of Southampton Philharmonic Choir and the SU Philharmonic Choir numbers around 185 singers, thanks to several particularly successful seasons of recruitment in the student choir! ... Membership fees are one of our main sources of income, helping to pay for the promotion of concerts and the professional players and soloists we use. Despite this, our subs are less than the fees for many adult education classes ... The Southampton Philharmonic was founded in 1860, making us Southampton's longest-established music society. We are noted for performing both from the established choral repertoire and also contemporary works.’

 

+ Southampton Philharmonic Choir
VISITS (to Website)71
Also indexedSU Philharmonic Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)162

‘Made up of the best young jazz musicians in the Southampton area. It is recognised as one of the most successful and creative organisations of its type in the country. The band has won national awards, played at many major venues and jazz festivals ... The achievements of the Band are linked with its philosophy to promote jazz as a living, vibrant art-form to young musicians. Unlike numerous other youth jazz ensembles, the main bulk of SYJO's music focuses on “cutting-edge”, creative, contemporary British jazz and contemporary jazz composition.’

 

+ Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)408

‘Formed in 2003 and draws many of its members from Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh and the surrounding area ... From the start the band has been characterised by the wide variety of its members’ age, experience and background. Several of the band members were previously members of Thornden School Wind Band; some members have played continuously throughout their lives, others have started playing again relatively recently after breaks of 20 to 30 years (or more), and a few have taken up playing an instrument later in life. As a result we have a huge range of skill and experience, from professional musicians and music teachers to those playing in a band for the first time. One thing we all share is a love of playing good music in a relaxed, friendly and fun atmosphere.’

 

 

+ Thornden Community Wind Band
VISITS (to Website)80
VIEWS (of this Record)222

'Founded in 2014, Wessex Sinfonietta has quickly established itself as one of Hampshire’s leading chamber orchestras. Professionals and similarly talented musicians perform exciting and entertaining programmes at a high level.'

 

+ Wessex Sinfonietta
VISITS (to Website)10
VIEWS (of this Record)27
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1979: ‘We are a friendly Hampshire-based four-part choir (soprano, also, tenor, bass) ... We are led by our conductor/director, supported by the Secretary and other members of  the main committee and music-selection sub-committee.  However, we aren’t at all stuffy and we certainly have a laugh when we’re together. We are open to all,  our principal objective being that members enjoy themselves singing and performing a wide variety of music’.

 

+ Woodside Singers
VISITS (to Website)12
VIEWS (of this Record)60
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Community venue for all ages who wish to engage with performing and visual arts. With an emphasis on arts, crafts and music, our centre-run courses are all led by professional practitioners or artists in hour long, half day or full day workshops, including children’s holiday activities.’

 

@ d.@rt Centre
VISITS (to Website)310
VIEWS (of this Record)285
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

@ Turner Sims Featured

'Acknowledged as one of the finest music venues in the country, with a year-round programme of outstanding classical, jazz, world and folk music, as well as talks from personalities. It was named as one of the UK’s top 10 chamber music venues by Classical Music Magazine (July 2012) ... With over 70 concerts a year, the venue regularly welcomes internationally renowned musicians ... Turner Sims’ intimate auditorium, outstanding acoustic and garden setting make it a favourite destination for artists and audiences alike.'

 

@ Turner Sims
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)317
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

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