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‘An annual competitive festival providing performance opportunities for children and adults ... It has sections for Instrumental and Vocal classes for all ages, and Speech and Drama classes for children ... The Festival is held each year to coincide with the Schools’ February half-term holiday week.‘

 

‘Inspiring the musicians of tomorrow ... The Music Service provides opportunities for instrumental tuition both in schools and at the Music Centre ... Our Music Centre bands perform throughout the year at various venues and events in the Stockport area ... Anyone having lessons should play or sing in an ensemble as this helps to promote instrumental and ensemble skills alongside general musicianship, thereby making their musical journey far more enjoyable ... This is a fantastic way to make friends and have fun while improving your playing or singing.’

 

‘We are an enthusiastic group of music lovers who always make any guests welcome. All types of music are catered for from theatre organ to jazz, pop to classics and everything in between. In fact  there is something for everyone ... We have a concert on the last Thursday of each month when we have a very good selection of all different types of professional organists/vocalists/keyboard players ... On the second Thursday of each month we have a “Free and Easy” Live Music night where the members are invited to play either on their own keyboards/electronic piano or the club's Yamaha AR100 Club organ. Everyone is given the opportunity to play and players of all ages and levels of ability are encouraged and appreciated.’

 

'Affinity are a show choir based in Stockport who love to sing, perform and entertain at concerts, festivals, charity events, competitions and even the odd flash mob!!  We just love it!!!  Thursday nights have never been the same with over 40 women from all walks of life, who enjoy a night of not only singing but having fun, socialising and most of all making friends.'

 

‘A dynamic award-winning chorus which enjoys performing, and the thrill of competition whether at home or abroad ... We sing a cappella (unaccompanied harmony) and belong to the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers. Performing at private or public events, we support community groups and nominate a charity each year.’

 

'Founded in 1937 by a group of employees at the Fairey Aviation Works in Stockport, the Band achieved many musical successes under the brilliant direction of Harry Mortimer, their Musical Director for over thirty years. Since those early days, the Band has been 16 times British Open Champions and National Champions of Great Britain on 9 occasions. Winners of the BBC "Best of Brass" and Granada "Band of the Year" titles add further touches of distinction to this famous Band.'

 

'Our spring concert is normally a larger work from the traditional choral society repertoire. In summer we perform a lighter concert – part songs, madrigals, excerpts from operettas. This is often timed to coincide with the Gatley Festival. At Christmas we usually combine carols new and old with a longer piece to provide a focus.'

 

‘We are an enthusiastic amateur orchestra based in Hazel Grove, Stockport. We play music which is fun to play, approachable and enjoyable to listen to ... We give three concerts a year ... and these are always very well attended ... We always have vacancies for experienced and enthusiastic musicians, so if you enjoy playing beautiful music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, then come and join us.’

 

‘We are based in Hazel Grove, Stockport and have an average membership of around forty ladies of various ages and from all walks of life. We sing a wide and varied repertoire including art songs, folk songs, madrigals, modern musicals, gospel and other sacred and secular music. The Ladybrook Singers enjoy performing in concerts and festivals. We have had many successes over the years attaining first place at several music festivals throughout the UK.‘

 

‘Founded in 1932. Currently based in Stockport the choir performs 3 concerts a year and, despite the name, these include a wide variety of music ... The Manchester Bach Choir welcomes everyone, who has an interest in and experience of singing. We perform to a high standard and have a friendly but hardworking atmosphere. Although the ability to sight-read music is not essential, it can be very helpful.‘

'N-Choir is a community choir for women of all ages. We meet every Monday during term-time.'

 

‘Formed in 1991, the choir has had remarkable success not just as a vehicle for raising money for St Ann’s Hospice but as a choir which brings together over 150 people ... Due to our commitment to perform a high standard of disciplined singing, the Choir has had the opportunity to perform with the BBC Philharmonic and Hallé Orchestras.’ The Hospice ‘help people from across Greater Manchester who are over the age of 18 and affected by life-limiting illnesses, and we support their loved ones and carers too‘.

 

'Formed in 1975 as The New Orchestra of Manchester ... In 1978 the orchestra accepted the offer by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council of a permanent home in the Edwardian splendour of the Town Hall ... The orchestra performs eight concerts each season at the Town Hall and also appears elsewhere during the year.'

 

‘We are a group of ukulele enthusiasts who gather to sing and play together ... From 7 to 8pm is a Beginners/Easy Song session, then from 8 to 9pm we have an Improvers session where we may work on new songs or to improve existing ones. What happens after 9pm will depend on who remains after the break ... We are predominantly a wooden ukulele club, although we welcome banjo-ukes as long as they are sensitively played. Sorry but we cannot accommodate other instruments ... We play mainly for our own entertainment but we are available for bookings and we will consider charitable events.‘

 

‘Since it was set up in 1956 Stockport Youth Orchestra has gained an enviable reputation - not only for quality concerts, but also for the range of opportunities and orchestral training it provides for young people. It is now acknowledged as one of the leading amateur orchestras in the region. There are two complete symphony orchestras to cater for players of differing standards ... Advanced players are also encouraged to perform solo items with the orchestras in our series of concerts.’

SATB Choir established 2012: 'Many of our founding members had sung in community choirs before and came together to create a new choir which would be run by its members for its members. We’re proud to take our name from Stockport Art Gallery where we rehearse ... We have a growing repertoire of great songs ranging from rock, pop and traditional tunes through to world music, seasonal classics and songs from the musicals. Throughout the year we perform at a variety of community events, festivals and concerts which is a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience – for us and our audience too.'

 

Originally the 'Trafford Light Orchestra': 'The Light Orchestra performs numerous concerts each year. Our programmes are suitable for the whole family and typically includes popular light orchestral music and favourites from the stage and screen. We've also performed children's concerts with soundtracks from Mary Poppins and Frozen; plus Proms Night concerts with Pomp and Circumstance and Jerusalem.'

 

‘Bringing a refreshing approach to choral music, we are a friendly mixed voice choir based in Stockport with over 100 years of history ... The Maia Singers is a very adaptable choir and has performed at corporate events, charity concerts and weddings. We can provide a well balanced choir from 12 to 50 singers and we have a very wide repertoire of music, from classical, sacred, easy listening to modern ... We are particularly eager to involve young singers in our activities and we may be able to offer free membership to suitable members. Prospective new members will be asked to attend an audition with our Musical Director.’

'A community wind band based in Romiley, near Stockport, England. We play regularly at a range of venues across Greater Manchester and northwest England, plus undertaking frequent foreign tours. Our repertoire ranges from arrangements of classical music, wind and military band music, selections from films and musicals, to the light and popular. We have also commissioned pieces specially for the band. We rehearse weekly and accept players of reasonable ability ... The Werneth Swing Band consists of a standard swing/big band line-up, made up of alto, tenor baritone saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a rhythm section comprising of rhythm and bass guitar, keyboard and drum kit.’

 

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