What's on: MUSIC

Local music events, including singers, orchestras, music groups, opera, ballet plus touring performers.

Wokingham Music Club

3rd Friday each month

7.45pm

 

 

 

Goat Roper Rodeo Band

Goat Roper Rodeo Band

Emmbrook Sports & Social Club, The Club House, Lowther Road, Wokingham RG41 1JB

How to get there.

The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU

How to get there.

Wokingham Music Club - a great place to go on a Friday night.

DATEFEATURINGTICKETS
Friday, September 29thPhil Beer
[at Whitty Theatre]
£14 in advance
Friday, October 20thRichard Digance
£15 in advance
Friday, November 3rdMartin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)
£SOLD OUT. Contact us for returns

Tickets in advance from www.wegottickets.com/wokinghammusicclub (Booking fee applies) or on the door.

Food and drink available.

The Wokingham Music Club is open on the 3rd Friday of each month and some Mondays, too.

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

Sunday 24th September

4.30pm

Note time

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Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ

How to get there.

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

In this concert by West Forest Sinfonia the programme includes:

  • Prokofiev: March from The Love of Three Oranges
  • Bernstein: 3 Meditations from Mass (Lorraine Deacon - 'Cello)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No.7

Conductor: Philip Ellis. Leader Giles Wade.

Tickets: £15 (£14 concessions, £2.50 Students & under 18's), available by email or at the door.

More information: www.westforestsinfonia.org.

Windsor & Eton Choral Society: Haydn - 'Creation'

Saturday, 30th September

7.30pm

Windsor and Eton Choral Society at Eton College School Hall

Windsor and Eton Choral Society at Eton College School Hall

Eton College School Hall, High Street, Eton, Berkshire SL4 6DW

How to get there.

Windsor & Eton Choral Society: Haydn - 'Creation'

Windsor & Eton Choral Society invites you to their next concert of Haydn's brilliant choral event.

Haydn's supreme setting of the story of the Creation was completed when the composer was 65 years old and at a time when he produced most of his finest music. So much of this enchanting work is both cheerful and exhilarating - there are immediately appealing choruses, elaborate solo arias describing such subjects as colourful flowers, boisterous seas, doves cooing and sheep bleating, radiant duet music for Adam and Eve and richly varied orchestral accompaniment.

There is no other major composition which challenges Haydn's wonderful and continuously entertaining musical masterpiece.

Soloists: Gemma Summerfield (soprano), Ben Thapa (tenor), Andrew Greenan (bass baritone). With Brandenburg Sinfonia. Conductor: Tim Johnson.

Tickets: £22.50 and £20.50, Under 16s half price are available from the choir's website at www.w-ecs.org.uk/home/concerts or call 01628 528041.

This concert is part of Windsor Festival 2017.

More information about Windsor & Eton Choral Society: www.w-ecs.org.uk.

Come and Sing Day - Elgar 'The Kingdom'

Saturday 7th October

10.30am-6.15pm
(Registration from 9.45am)

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The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield HP9 1SJ

How to get there.

Come and Sing Day - Elgar 'The Kingdom'

Wooburn Singers invites you to come and spend an enjoyable day learning Elgar's The Kingdom from scratch, ending with an informal performance at 5pm (friends & family welcome).

Also a great way to meet new people, and experience the Wooburn Singers - why not come along and see if you'd like to become a member?

Cost: £20 (£18 group rates, students £5) including coffee/tea, and loan of score if required. Ploughman's Lunch option available for £5 (must be pre-booked and prepaid).

You can register for the day by completing the The Kingdom application form.

Conductor: Tom Hammond-Davies.

More information: www.wooburnsingers.org.uk.

Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra & Tamesis Chamber Choir Concert

Saturday 14th October

7.30pm

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Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal - click image for larger picture

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Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ

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Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra & Tamesis Chamber Choir Concert

Our next concert features:

  • Vaughan Williams: Towards the Unknown Region
  • Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
  • Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
  • Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Conductors: Andrew Taylor and Louise Rapple.

Tickets: £15 full, £12 concessions, £8 for Under 16s, (book before 30th September for £3 Earlybird discount) available from the APO box office on 07434 402213 or online at www.aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk/next-concert.

More Tamesis information: www.tames.is.

More APO information: www.aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk.

Look on our website for details of APO's famous 'Concert Virgin' scheme, which offers free tickets to anyone who's never seen and heard a live orchestral concert!

Wokingham Concerts Autumn 2017

Saturday 14th October
to Sunday 10th December

 

Siglo de Oro

Siglo de Oro

All Saints' Choir

All Saints' Choir

Handel - Messiah

Handel - Messiah

All Saints' Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham RG40 1TN

How to get there.

Wokingham Summer Autumn 2017

Specialising in choral, chamber and folk music, we attract both artists of international standing and the best of local talent. Performers have included Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg, Peter Knight's Gigspanner, current BBC Young Folk Award winners Talisk and Wokingham Choral Society.

The historic town-centre church of All Saints, Wokingham, is an exceptional venue for live music.

Festival Programme:

  • SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER
    • Siglo de Oro celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a workshop (10.30am-1.30pm) and a concert (7.30pm) of music from the period.

  • FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER at 8pm
    • Edgelarks on their new album tour: Edgelarks are appearing with very special guest, The Little Unsaid

  • SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER at 7.30pm
    • Wokingham Choral Society perform a selection of appropriate music for Remembrance Day, including works by Parry, Mozart, Elgar and the Choral suite from Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man.

  • SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER at 4.30pm
    • We are again offering a performance of Handel's Messiah as a Christmas treat, with the Choir of All Saints Church Wokingham, the Gandolpho Players, and guest soloists.

For full information about the programme, including details of the Siglo de Oro workshop, see www.wokinghamconcerts.co.uk/concerts.html.

Tickets: from £12.50, with substantial reductions for young people, available from the Wokingham Concerts Box Office.

For more information see WokinghamConcerts.co.uk.

Siglo de Oro: Reformation Choral Workshop & Concert

Saturday, 14th October

Workshop
10.30am-1.30pm

Concert
7.30pm

Siglo de Oro - click to download full leaflet

Siglo de Oro - click image to download the full leaflet

All Saints' Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham RG40 1TN

How to get there.

Siglo de Oro: Reformation Choral Workshop & Concert

Join Patrick Allies (Musical Director, Wokingham Choral Society) and members of young professional choir Siglo de Oro for a morning workshop exploring choral music from the time of the Reformation.

This is an opportunity to sing some rarely-performed works alongside professional singers, and to learn something of the context of this beautiful music.

The repertoire for the workshop will include:

  • Sheppard - Christ rising again
  • Palestrina - Tu es Petrus
  • Byrd - O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

All scores will be provided on the day of the workshop.

Get more information by downloading the full leaflet.

Workshop cost: £25 (Teenagers £10) which you can book online at Adult workshop or Teenage workshop.

Concert tickets: £12.50 available online from Yapsody.

More information about Siglo de Oro: www.siglodeoro.co.uk.

Wooburn Singers: 'Requiem'

Saturday 21st October

7.30pm

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All Saints' Church, The Causeway, Marlow, SL7 2AA

How to get there.

Wooburn Singers: 'Requiem'

Wooburn Singers present a programme of Music for Remembrance entitled Requiem, including:

  • Colin Riley: Roads Shining Like River Up Hill After Rain (setting of poems by Edward Thomas)
  • John Tavener: Svyati
  • Karl Jenkins: Benedictus (from 'The Armed Man')
  • John Rutter: Requiem

Conductor: Tom Hammond-Davies.

Tickets: £15 (Students £5) available from the box office on 01628 482093 or on the door or online from thelittleboxoffice.com/wooburnsingers.

This event is part of the 2017 Wooburn Festival.

More information: www.wooburnsingers.org.uk.

Wokingham Choral Society: 'Remembrance Concert'

Saturday 11th November

7.30pm

Remembrance Concert

All Saints' Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1UE

How to get there.

Wokingham Choral Society: 'Remembrance Concert'

Wokingham Choral Society welcomes you a special concert to mark Remembrance day.

The programme includes the Choral suite from Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace plus a selection of pieces for Remembrance by Parry, Allegri, Todd, Mozart and Tavener and others.

Conductor: Patrick Allies.

Tickets: £12.50 (£5 under 18s & students) are available from Information Centre, Wokingham; Newbury Building Society, Wokingham; or by email or online from TicketSource (Booking fee applies) .

Find out more about us at: www.wokingham-choral-society.org.uk.

This concert is part of the Wokingham Concerts Autumn 2017 programme.

Thames Valley Chorus presents 'Celebrate the Sound'

Saturday 18th November

7.30pm

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The Bulmershe Auditorium, Bulmershe School, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley RG5 3EU

How to get there (Bing Maps).

Thames Valley Chorus presents 'Celebrate the Sound'

Thames Valley Chorus will be returning to the Bulmershe Auditorium once again this November for their Autumn concert.

Another busy year for the chorus has seen them give performances in Bath, Bournemouth, Horsham, Marlow and Cork as they share love of close-harmony singing with audiences around the British Isles.

At this year's concert the chorus are delighted to welcome as guests the highly successful, ladies choir Signature who were adjudged to be 'Choir of the Year' at the Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival in June.

Also taking part in this year's show will be barbershop quartet Timeless who will be putting a new spin on classics from yesteryear and the close harmony ensemble Masterclef.

It all promises to be a great evening's entertainment at this superb venue.

Doors and bar open at 6.45pm.

Musical Director: Liz Croft.

Tickets: £12 (Under 16s £8) from Philip on 0118 977 4257 or by email.

For more information about TVC take a look at their website www.tvchorus.co.uk.


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H-Bar-C: Live Country Music

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

8.15pm-11pm

Royal British Legion, Eversley Road, Reading, Berkshire RG2 9PR

How to get there.

 

Live Country Music

Enjoy "Live" Band Country Music to either dance to or to listen to by the UK's top professional bands every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at The Royal British Legion, Arborfield.

Dress smart casual or western.

Admission on the door: £7. No children under 14. No line dancing. No membership required.

Now in our 32nd year! For more details see www.h-bar-c-country.co.uk or call H-BAR-C Country on 0118 989 1354 or 07720 353879

Cantley House Hotel: Dinner & Entertainment

Throughout 2016

 

Cantley House Hotel

Cantley House Hotel

Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 5QG

How to get there.

Throughout the year Cantley House Hotel is offering a series of events featuring dinner and entertainment (mostly musical!)

For more information contact Emma on (0118) 978 9912 or contact us by email to book your place.

Beech Hill Concert Band

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Performing in the Berkshire
and Hampshire areas

Beech Hill Concert Band

The Beech Hill Concert Band was formed in the late 1990s by a group of professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians, mainly from the Reading area, to give them the opportunity to play music in rehearsal and at concerts they would not play in their every day music environment.

It was also decided to give concerts, free of charge, for the benefit of local charities. In this they have been very successful, giving many concerts and raising thousands of pounds.

We play a variety of music such as songs from the shows, film themes, marches, orchestral music, swing music and modern pop classics and our programmes try to cater for all audiences, ensuring that there's something for everyone.

The band comprises mainly amateur musicians who love to make music for the sake of it, so we don't charge for our services but we do have a professional MD and often need to hire professional musician to fill key parts when our members are unavailable. The costs for these people (£100-£150) have to be recovered from the concert revenue but otherwise the income from concerts goes to the organisers and their chosen charities.

If you would like to know more about the band or to see if we are available to help you, please contact Dave Robson on 07932 703540 or by email.

More information: visit the band's website www.beechhillband.co.uk.

Sandham Singers Welcomes New Members

Wednesdays
(Term time)

8pm-10pm

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Music Room, St. Gabriel's, Sandleford Priory, Newbury RG20 9BD

How to get there.

Sandham Singers Welcomes New Members

Sandham Singers are led by Janet Coxwell.

If you would like stimulating weekly rehearsals and the opportunity to perform a wide repertoire of music then please contact us by calling Jane Pike on 07780 767408 or contact her by email.

More information about Sandham Singers on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sandhamsingers.

Henley Choral Society Welcomes New Tenors And Basses

Rehearsals on Mondays

 

7.30pm

Benjamin Goodson, Music Director, Henley Choral Society

Benjamin Goodson, Music Director, Henley Choral Society

d:two, 55-57 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AA

How to get there.

 

Henley Choral Society is looking for more men to join its tenor and bass sections - and there are no auditions.

Dynamic new Musical Director Benjamin Goodson explains: 'The men in our tenor and bass sections do a magnificent job - but we need more. If you are a man who sang at school or college and want to get back into singing, or has always wanted to sing and never found the right opportunity - then here is your chance.'

Henley Choral Society consists of over 100 non-auditioned singers and, as well as bringing top high quality concerts to the local community, aims to encourage the next generation of singers.

Benjamin Goodson continues: 'there are no auditions to join HCS - all you need is a love of music. Our group is large enough to accommodate all abilities and we provide lots of support. Men of Henley and the surrounding area - come back to singing! We would love to hear from you.'

Call Membership Secretary Wendy Hawkins on 01491 576929 or contact Wendy by email or contact Benjamin Goodson direct by email.

More information about Henley Choral Society: www.henleychoralsociety.org.uk.

Would you like to sing with Thames Valley Chorus?

Tuesday evenings

7.30pm to 10.15pm

Thames Valley Chorus

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Bulmershe School, Woodlands Road, Woodley RG5 3EU (Note new venue)

How to get there.

Would you like to sing with Thames Valley Chorus?

Under the inspiring leadership of Musical Director, Liz Croft, Thames Valley Chorus (TVC) is going from strength to strength. The chorus now has over 40 singers with many having joined through one of our highly enjoyable and successful 'Learn to Sing' courses.

Singing in an engaging and entertaining four-part barbershop style, TVC performs with energy, commitment and enthusiasm appearing at a wide range of private and public events throughout the region. As well as performing locally TVC also enjoy their overseas trips most recently enjoying a highly successful trip to Düsseldorf in October 2015 performing alongside German choir Düssharmonie.

If our type of singing appeals to you then come along to one of our Tuesday evening rehearsals where you can be assured of a warm welcome. Also keep an eye out for our next 'Learn to Sing' course. If you are interested in joining TVC or finding our more about us call Phil on 0118 9774257 or contact us by email.

For more information about TVC: www.tvchorus.co.uk.

Female choir looking for new singers

Tuesday mornings
in term time

10.45am - 12.15pm

Click to visit Tapestry website

Click to visit Tapestry website

Charvil Village Hall, 9 Park Lane, Charvil RG10 9TR

How to get there.

Tapestry Choir is an all-female choir based in Berkshire.

We are an intimate group of fifteen voices and are currently looking for new members in all voice parts.

As a group we focus mainly on classical repertoire written for female voices from the 19th and 20th centuries, including pieces by Holst, Britten, Poulenc and Debussy.

We currently put on three concerts a year, as well as a summer concert.

We rehearse on Tuesday mornings in Charvil between 10.45am and 12.15pm during term time. If you are a reasonably confident performer, can read music and are interested in joining us we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Sarah Latto by email for more information.

More information about us: www.tapestrychoir.org.uk

Calling Girl Singers Aged 10-18!

Sundays

6.15pm-7.45pm

Click to visit Jewel Tones website

Click to visit Jewel Tones website

Charvil Village Hall, 9 Park Lane, Charvil RG10 9TR

How to get there.

Suzanne Newman leads a choir for girls between the ages of 10 and 18. The choir is called Jewel Tones.

We sing folk songs, popular songs and songs from music theatre. We have a few spaces in the choir.

For more information about Jewel Tones contact Suzanne Newman on 0118 934 0589 or see: www.jeweltones.co.uk.