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blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk

‘Established in 2004, Blackdowns Early Music Projects were principally conceived to draw together groups of experienced singers to work under the expert guidance of specialist music directors on programmes of infrequently performed early music (mostly pre 1720). Singers are invited from all over Europe and the UK to spend 3 or 4 days working together on music that is usually performed in a suitable venue in or around the Blackdown Hills, bridging the Somerset / Devon borders. Frequently the music is accompanied by specialist early music instrumentalists. The resulting choral concerts have become a mainstream event in the calendar for anyone who loves renaissance or baroque vocal music.’

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curryrivelmusic.wordpress.com

'World-class classical music in a Somerset village ... Programmes are based on classical repertoire ranging from early music through classical (Bach, Mozart, etc.), to 21st century works, and are always varied and interesting. A wide range of professional artists, ranging from string quartets and wind ensembles to duos and solo recitalists, perform a diverse range of music to suit all tastes.'

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halswaymanor.org.uk

'The National Centre for Folk Arts at Halsway Manor is a charity and the only residential centre in the world concentrating on the varied folk heritage of England. Nestling in the Quantock Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it hosts courses, events and projects within this unique and magical setting ... It hosts over 340 days of residential and outreach activity every year covering all facets of folk arts from instrumental music, song and dance to traditional storytelling, crafts and instrument making.'

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www.milvertonconcerts.org

'Glorious music in the calm and beautiful candle lit setting of St Michaels Church. Exceptional acoustics, bar and a warm welcome ... come and join us.'

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tapa.org.uk

‘Reprsents the collective interests of community arts groups and organisations in and around the area. TAPA is a member of Arts Taunton and liaises with Taunton Deane Borough Council on behalf of its membership.’

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tauntonfestival.org.uk

‘The Festival exists to encourage and promote the performance and enjoyment of arts. Aiming particularly, but not exclusively, at young people it provides a challenge and a unique opportunity to perform in a competitive and non-competitive situation in front of adjudicators, all experienced professionals, offering teaching at the highest level. Music classes are held in piano, strings, woodwind, brass, recorders, composition and vocal.’ Held Early March.

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applecountychorus.org.uk

'When you have something special there is no greater joy than to share it and that is exactly the aim of Apple County Chorus. Women of all ages and occupations are drawn together by a love of singing and the friendship found within the Chorus. Apple County Chorus is very popular in the Somerset area and frequently requested to sing at Charity Events, Shows, Functions, National Celebrations and around the Christmas Tree.'

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www.therivertones.org.uk

‘Allowing ordinary singers to do extraordinary things! ... We are an all male acapella (unaccompanied) harmony chorus, about 50 members strong, based in Taunton, Somerset ... Our aim is to encourage the enjoyment of singing through a continuous high quality educational barbershop singing programme. We are the only chorus of its type in Somerset. We perform at concerts, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.’

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zimmiedog11.wixsite.com/somersetopera

Founded 1974: ‘We are a registered charity and based in Taunton. We mount our own productions performed by our own members and regularly welcome guests who, once they appear, often return. Our main opera production each year is invariably performed in full costume with orchestra. In addition we sing concert performances of operas and choral works and, as SOG on Tour, perform across the county in forms ranging from complete G&S productions to concert parties‘.

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www.westsomersetsingers.org.uk

‘A long-established, Taunton-based mixed voice choir with approximately 40 members.

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www.the-castle-hotel.com/glorious-somerset/chamber-music-weekends/

Chamber Music Weekends and occasional other concerts and recitals.

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