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www.swindonmusicservice.org

'Make Music Swindon is the borough’s music education hub: bringing together opportunities to make and learn music, and connecting everyone working in music with children and young people in the borough. It’s a network of organisations and individuals across the county, including schools, who want to help more young people learn and make music in Swindon It’s led by the Borough Council, working alongside a small advisory group, and network of partners.'

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rwbartsfestival.com

'If you enjoy playing an instrument, acting, singing or all kinds of speaking in public we have opportunities for you to perform in public and gain invaluable feedback on your work. In June and July our Music Festival takes place and in November it is the turn of Speech and Drama and Classical Guitar.'

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www.swindonfolk.org

Aims of the Club '* To foster good singing and help new singers and musicians; * To encourage interest in British and other national traditional folksong and music; * To introduce folksong, music and fok customs to a wider public; * To work towards, and assist wherever possible, international friendship and understanding. We welcome performers of all abilities. The atmosphere is friendly and encouraging, so come along and have a go. It doesn’t matter how good you are – we all had to start somewhere!'

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www.swindonmusicfestival.co.uk

‘The Festival encourages entries from all ages and offers classes for the under 8s up to the mature voice (upper age no limit!). We also offer a wide range of classes including Choirs, Church Choir, Church Organ, Vocal, Pianoforte, Strings, Woodwind, Guitar, Brass, Keyboard, Ensembles and Composition.’ Held Mid March.

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www.swindonrecitalseries.org

‘A professional chamber music recital series based in Swindon, Wiltshire. We are unique in providing regular, high quality, professionally performed chamber music to audiences within the Swindon area, at affordable and inclusive ticket prices, as well as undertaking a number of educational events every season ... The Music Of Renown Ensemble ('MORE') is an ensemble of professional musicians associated with the Swindon Recital Series from which many of our performers are drawn.‘

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Also indexedMusic of Renown Ensemble
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www.whitehorsefolkclub.co.uk

'Started in 1974 ... Met at a Highworth pub, The White Horse Inn, though in fact the club took its name from the Vale of the White Horse ... The club starts at 8pm every first and third Wednesday of the month at the Church Room, and the format allows for plenty of floor singers even on nights with a guest performer.'

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www.aveburyvocal.org

‘Formed in 2000 and formerly known as NUBISS (the New University of Bath In Swindon Singers). We are a chamber choir of between 25 and 30 singers who enjoy getting together to rehearse and perform both accompanied and unaccompanied music, encompassing sacred and secular works. We perform around three concert programmes anually in the Avebury, Swindon and Marlborough area, plus at least two Christmas carol celebrations each year. Each concert we aim to provide a large central choral item, either unaccompanied or with organ, and supported by smaller motets, madrigals and part songs.’

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www.highworthchoral.org.uk

Founded 1978: ‘Our concert season runs from September to July, consisting of three main concerts: a Christmas performance with seasonal works and traditional carols; a Spring concert which tends to be our “big” concert of the year featuring larger-scale works; and the Summer event, at which we take the opportunity to sing more light-hearted music in a “song & supper” atmosphere ... We sing with professional orchestras and soloists, but in many cases draw soloists from our own ranks’.

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sites.google.com/site/woottonbassettchoralsociety/

‘We are a community choir and our aim is to derive pleasure from making music amongst friends and to perform concerts of a wide range of music three times a year. The choir’s repertoire is based in the classical choral tradition but encompasses a wide range of music from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century, including much newly written music ... In keeping with the choir’s philosophy, solo parts have always been taken by singers from within the choir’s own ranks and concerts have frequently involved small-group and solo vocal contributions as well as a variety of instrumental items.’

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rwborchestra.wordpress.com

‘A friendly, fully inclusive orchestra since 1982 ... welcoming members from all walks of life, of all ages. Several of our members have been with the Orchestra for more than 25 years! Younger players often come and go, joining from school, leaving when they enter further education, but rejoining us as guests or full time players when they return to the area. We play a range of music centred around two major concerts a year and an open rehearsal.’

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www.swindonbrass.co.uk

‘Initially developed as an extension of Swindon Young Musician's Youth Brass Band in 1982, to provide an outlet for band members who were over eighteen years of age. In January 1986 the band registered as Swindon Youth Brass to enable them to contest. The band continued to function under the auspices of Swindon Young Musician's until 1991 when, the band became known as Swindon Band ... In early 1992 the band competed in the Regional Championships, and we have competed ever since. We were fortunate to be awarded a National Lottery grant for a new set of instruments.’

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swindongilbertandsullivan.weebly.com

‘WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896. Since 1969 the Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society have been performing their works to audiences in and around Swindon and beyond. We are an amateur performing society consisting of an enthusiastic and talented pool of people of all ages who pride themselves on bringing these works to life for modern audiences.‘

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www.swindonmalevoicechoir.co.uk

‘In 1919, the Great Western Railway Running Sheds Male Voice Choir was formed from workers of the traditional Swindon Steam Railway Works. Subsequently the Choir has become known as the Swindon Male Voice Choir. Through the years, Swindon’s longest established choir has maintained it’s pride in a high standard of both singing professionalism and competition acclaim. It has produced a pedigree from high profile concert performances.’

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www.swindonpegasus.com

‘Contesting band based around Stratton in Swindon ... the oldest established musical organisation in Swindon, tracing its heritage back to the early 1900s ... The Band perform a varied calender of contests and concerts throughout the year ... New learners and returners of any age are welcome at Swindon Pegasus School of Brass. We rehearse in the band hall on Saturday mornings and provide free instruments and tuition. We do a number of concerts through the year independently and together with Pegasus. Volunteer tutors from Pegasus and other local bands lead and support the sessions.‘

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Also indexedSwindon Pegasus School of Brass
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swindonsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

‘An amateur orchestra whose members are mainly adults. However, at times young people (under 18 years) are involved in the Orchestra’s activities. The Orchestra welcomes and actively encourages the involvement of such young people, to foster their musical development and encourage future membership ... The players come from all walks of life, and while some are teachers of music and instrumental teachers, there are representatives from many professions, and a wide age range. They are all united in their enjoyment of making music and supporting good causes at the same time.’

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www.wessexmalechoir.co.uk

Formed 2001: ‘We are ambassadors for song, inviting and encouraging men of all ages to discover the joy, health benefits, and social inclusive pastime of singing together. We run outreach projects with schools and colleges, support local causes and national charities, and we have a jolly good time while we're doing it! We're a registered charity and a highly collaborative organization - we'd like to hear from you if you think we can work together!’

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www.southswindon-pc.gov.uk/news/town-gardens-bandstand-concerts/

Weekly Sunday Afternoon concerts, May - August.

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swindontheatres.co.uk

'The auditorium has 635 seats and every seat is designed to be no further than 70ft from the stage. The venue offers a mixed programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, musical theatre and local amateur productions. The Wyvern Theatre  has a vibrant team of 30 staff members and an additional 30 front of house members.'

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