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‘Meets Sunday nights ... in Southport at 8-00pm and has regular nationally famous guests alternating with singers nights when it is your chance to “have a go” if you want.’

 

‘Wednesdays 8-30pm, Admission by raffle ticket.’

 

‘Launched in July 2016, Sefton Council and Knowsley Council Music Hubs joined together to create a new Sefton and Knowsley Youth (SKY) Music Hub. The new SKY Music Hub is working to develop the range and quality of music education opportunities for children and young people across the two areas. For example, sharing expertise from each area, broadening the range of opportunities for children and young people and improving the support, training and resources available to teachers in schools.‘

 

Also indexedSefton and Knowsley Youth (SKY) Music Education Hub

‘The Festival is completely planned, run, and administered by volunteers. Volunteers can be adults of any age and a musical or acting background is not necessary! Most volunteers are needed during the Festival itself to act as Stewards. If you would like to volunteer – even for just a half-day or so, please contactus ... Our profound thanks are due to all those supporting the Festival, and in addition to some anonymous individuals and current members ... We are introducing a Patron scheme. With this we seek to harness the goodwill of those in the community wishing to support the development of music, speech and drama within the NorthWest.’ Held Mid October.

 

‘Do you enjoy listening to Good Music? Why not come along one evening to the Southport Recorded Music Society. A society for the appreciation of quality music ... The presenters include many of our own members and speakers from other recorded music societies.’

 

‘We are a friendly amateur musical theatre company who stage two shows a year at the Little Theatre, Southport. We welcome anyone who wishes to gain experience in on stage and technical theatre.’

 

‘Hesketh Bank is a village located in West Lancashire, between Preston and Southport. The band was formed in 1895 as a temperance band. Hesketh Bank Silver Band plays a wide range of music from traditional marches and hymns through to jazz and modern compositions ... Players of any ability or age are welcome ... If you can play but have not done so for some time or just starting out then this is the Band for you. All are welcome and instruments can be provided.’

 

‘Based in Ainsdale, Southport, the choir performs a variety of music from choral arrangements of popular classics, through show tunes to light classical. Most of our performances take place in the Southport area and raise money for various charitable causes ... We are a friendly choir and welcoming to new members. No audition is required. The ability to read music is an advantage, but is not necessary.’

 

‘A group of singers in the North West of England, and were formed to provide an opportunity to meet and sing together. The choir is a broad mix of people, from professional musicians to people who just enjoy singing as a hobby, and contains a wide range of ages- young and older voices ... We meet every week, and perform around three concerts a year.’

 

‘Formed in 1979, under the auspices of our senior society – Southport Amateur Operatic Society (now Southport Spotlights Musical Theatre Society) – to stimulate the interest of young people in musical productions - the first production being "The Boyfriend" in 1980. Open to young people from the age of ten upwards to eighteen SONG aims to produce one large scale musical each Easter, and a smaller workshop or cabaret style presentation in the autumn.’

 

Also indexedSouthport Operatic New Generation

‘A mixed voice choir of around 50 singers giving several concerts a year, mostly in Holy Trinity Church, Southport. Performances often include professional soloists and may be accompanied by organ, orchestra or instrumental ensemble ... The Choir has built up a repertoire that includes music from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including choral classics by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Britten, Fauré, Vaughan Williams, as well as many lesser known pieces ... Apart from the 3 or 4 concerts that we sing each season ... we also sing carols in Southport town centre or elsewhere, and we hold social and fund-raising events throughout the year.’

 

'The present orchestra was formed in 1952, generally playing three concerts a year in local venues. We are a group of enthusiastic and friendly musicians getting together once a week to rehearse for a series of concerts throughout the concert season. The orchestra plays a wide variety of music from the standard classical repertoire through to light classics. Our concerts provide an opportunity for everyone to experience live music played by a full orchestra in local venues.'

 

Successful Society including winner of several NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) Awards. Typically two shows per year. Formerly ‘Southport Amateur Operatic Society’: ‘The society has decided that, although their name has borne with it a guarantee of an excellent performance, it was time to bring it up to date. They felt that the standard of their productions was far from amateurish, as declared by the comments from the audiences and NODA, and as they hadn’t actually presented any shows recently which could be described as opera, the name did not fully reflect the society as it stood today. Therefore we have now become Southport Spotlights Musical Theatre Society.‘ [Amdram.co.uk]

 

‘Was born in 1986 after a public performance from Liverpool Barbershop Chorus inspired a handful of keen singers to attempt to recruit members from Southport and surrounding areas. The Chorus has gone from strength to strength and now numbers around 35 performing members and many associate members ... We are a male chorus, but if you happen to be of the fairer sex there is also a ladies chorus in Southport – “Just Voices” - who have just as much fun as us.’

 

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport and just 3 minutes’ walk from Southport train station. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.‘

 

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