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The Category Stroud is a subset of Gloucestershire. 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 Stroud 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):

- Oriana Singers

- Prince Albert Carol Consort

- Tyndale Choral Society


! Stroud KEY
VISITS (to Website)7
VIEWS (of this Record)13

‘The Cotswold Edge Brass Festival was started in 2016 by four brass musicians from Gloucestershire. We lament the decline of brass music in schools and among young people and have set out to do something practical about it. We have a vision of brass playing flourishing in our area and that our young people develop a lifelong love of music through playing a brass instrument. The Cotswold Edge Brass Festival is about developing an environment that nurtures brass playing for the benefit of the local community.‘ The Brass Festival Weekend held Late June.


* Cotswold Edge Brass Festival
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of this Record)213

‘Hawkwood is an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds.' Wide range of instrumental and vocal offerings.


* Hawkwood College
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)384

‘The Society was formed in 1946 and, since then, has arranged four chamber music society concerts each Spring. Our aims are to provide the opportunity to hear and enjoy chamber music of the highest quality, to provide a varied programme for the season and to engage artists of a high standard. Only professional artists of a high calibre are engaged; however we also wish to encourage and engage young artists at the start of their careers.'


* Painswick Music Society
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)330
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Music and Song sessions, morris dancing and more ... an event consisting mainly of pub sessions, singarounds of mainly traditional music and morris dancing in the streets. We do not hire performers. SFW is more about people getting together and making music, singing songs and dancing rather than on formal concerts. We do act as an umbrella for other activities taking place during our weekend that are organized by others ... Most events in the Stroud Folk Weekend are free – please give generously when you see the collecting buckets.‘ Usually held Late September.


* Stroud Folk Weekend
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of this Record)104
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The aim of the Stroud Valleys Music Club is to provide Good Recorded Music in a variety of styles. Presenters come from both professional and amateur sources. Meetings are informal. A refreshment interval gives a chance to Socialise. Visitors and Members' friends are especially welcome. The sole qualification for joining is a liking for good music.’


* Stroud Valleys Music Club
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of this Record)266
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a chamber orchestra who enjoy playing a varied repertoire from Baroque to the present day ... Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire ... We encourage local soloists whenever possible.’


+ Capriol Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)127
VIEWS (of this Record)182
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Although rooted in the late 19th century (formed in 1885), Chalford Band is a modern, forward looking organisation and flourishing as never before with three thriving competitive ensembles ...The Award-winning Senior Band ... The All-age Academy Brass (previously known as the training band) ... TheYouth Band, which has won several silver and gold awards in the National Youth Brass Championships ... Chalford Band is proud of its independence. The band retains its village title, free of sponsorship, relying for its finance on member subscriptions, fundraising and fees from engagements.’



+ Chalford Band
VISITS (to Website)70
VIEWS (of this Record)146

Founded 2016: ‘We welcome all woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages and abilities ... The band has since grown in size and currently has an average of 40 playing members ranging in ages from 13 to over 75!  Our members come from all walks of life and we welcome new players all year round ... From September 2018, we will be launching our training band which is aimed at new learners of all ages, whether it be a first, second or third instrument’.


+ Stroud Area Wind Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)70
VIEWS (of this Record)212

‘Founded in 1834, Stroud Choral Society is thought to be the 2nd oldest Choral Society in the UK. At full strength we are a choir of approximately 130 members. We perform major choral works two or three times a year with a professional orchestra and soloists. We also hold choral workshops, carol concerts and social activities and more recently the choir has been on its first tour.’


+ Stroud Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)287
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a large, well established and very friendly orchestra. We perform three concerts a year in March, June/July and November, with a rich variety of concert programmes, including guest soloists and premiers of new works ... The Stroud Symphony Orchestra was formed as the New Stroud Orchestra in 1980 by Bruce Critchenson and through his enthusiasm and encouragement grew from a dozen assorted players to a full symphony orchestra.’


+ Stroud Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of this Record)190
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in Minchinhampton in Gloucester-shire, we give about a dozen concerts a year, raising money for local charities and deserving causes ... We have a wide and constantly changing repertoire which spans spirituals, theatre, sacred and secular, classical and modern.’

+ Stuart Singers
VISITS (to Website)95
VIEWS (of this Record)198
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Serious about enjoying our singing! The Thames Head Singers are a friendly and sociable, chamber choir of 28 singers based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Our repertoire is extremely broad, covering renaissance to 21st century compositions - from serious to jazz and pop arrangements and also some pieces specifically commissioned for us. We perform three concerts a year and at least one Cathedral visit where we sing the service in the resident choir’s absence. We also sing regularly at weddings and other special occasions.’

+ Thames Head Singers
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)273

Founded 1960: ‘One of Gloucestershire’s premier chamber choirs, we sing music from many different periods and in diverse styles, usually unaccompanied but occasionally with instrumental or orchestral accompaniment, including performances of Purcell, Handel and Bach with period instruments and specialist soloists ... We would like to hear from experienced singers with good sight-reading and an interest in “our kind of music”.’

+ The Cappella Singers [Stroud]
VISITS (to Website)158
VIEWS (of this Record)340
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A choir of about 100 members and is known as one of the friendliest choirs in the area. Whether you are an experienced singer or a complete beginner of any age, you are assured of a warm welcome. There are no auditions, but on rare occasions the conductor may require a voice test, if necessary. Our season runs from September to May, and we give at least two concerts, normally in late November and early May ... These concerts take place in the Chapel of Wycliffe College and are accompanied by a fully professional or semi professional orchestra, with first class soloists. The standard of performance is consistently high.’

+ Wycliffe Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)242
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Subscription Rooms is a busy vibrant multi-purpose community arts centre in the heart of Stroud with first class facilities hosting year-round arts and entertainment, live music, concerts, dances, comedy, exhibitions, workshops, classes, markets and meetings. Built in 1833 by public subscription, the venue still plays an important part in community events. It is now owned and managed by Stroud District Council.’

@ The Subscription Rooms Stroud
VISITS (to Website)190
VIEWS (of this Record)417
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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