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

 

 

 

The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles

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.

DATELOCATIONFEATURINGTICKETS
Friday, January 19th, 2018Emmbrook S&SCWho's Who in Concert£14 in advance
Friday, January 26th, 2018Whitty TheatreJudie Tzuke£22.50 in advance
Friday, February 16th, 2018Emmbrook S&SCA Special Kinda Madness£15 in advance
Friday, February 23rd, 2018Whitty TheatreBeverley Craven£22.50 in advance
Friday, March 16th, 2018Emmbrook S&SCGordon Giltrap£16 in advance
Friday, April 13th, 2018Emmbrook S&SCRod Clements and Hickory Signals£15 in advance
Friday, April 27th, 2018Whitty TheatreKiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri£19 in advance
Friday, May 11th, 2018Whitty TheatreThe Small Fakers£15 in advance
Friday, July 13th, 2018Whitty TheatreThe Alter Eagles£17.50 in advance
Friday, October 6th, 2018Whitty TheatreOye Santana£15 in advance
Friday, November 2nd, 2018Whitty TheatreFleetwood Bac£17.50 in advance

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.

Opera at Bearwood: Concert of Operatic Choruses, Ensembles & Solos

Saturday 20th January
2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 21st January
2.30pm

Opera at Bearwood: Concert. Click for full poster

Opera at Bearwood: Concert. Click for full poster

Reddam House Theatre, (formerly Bearwood College), Bearwood Road, Wokingham, RG41 5BG

How to get there.

Opera at Bearwood New Year Concert: Concert of Operatic Choruses, Ensembles & Solos

From Opera at Bearwood our 2018 New Year production will take the popular format of a collection of opera pieces.

This year we spread the net a little wider to include operetta and musical theatre.

A themed concert of "comings and goings" from the music world will be performed.

Music Director: Serena Kay , production staged by Ken & Catherine Wilkins.

Tickets £18 (£15 concessions, £8 students) are available online via Positickets from www.positickets.co.uk or by calling Alan Williams on 0118 966 5414 (up to 10pm).

More information: www.operaatbearwood.org.uk.

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

Sunday 28th January

4.30pm

Note time

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Sarah Sew

Sarah Sew

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

How to get there.

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

WFS are delighted to be joined once again by Berkshire's own Sarah Sew, now a multi-award-winning international soloist, concertmaster, director and chamber musician, in Mendelssohn's well loved violin concerto.

Mahler's epic ninth symphony completes the programme.

The programme in this concert by West Forest Sinfonia:

  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Sarah Sew - Violin)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Conductor: Philip Ellis. Leader Giles Wade.

Tickets: £15 (£14 concessions, £2.50 Students & under 18's), available by email or call Stephanie Cole on 0118 978 6189 or at the door.

More information: www.westforestsinfonia.org.

Wooburn Singers: 'Come and Sing' - Dyson's Nebuchadnezzar

Saturday 3rd February

10.30am-6.15pm

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Dr Challoner's High School for Girls, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB

How to get there.

Wooburn Singers: 'Come and Sing' - Dyson's Nebuchadnezzar

Wooburn Singers next Come & Sing day is a chance to sing a rarely performed work. The day features:

  • George Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar
  • Parry: I was glad

Conductor: Tom Hammond-Davies.

Cost: £20 (£18 groups, students £6) 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 downloading and returning to us the Application Form or by email .

More information: www.wooburnsingers.org.uk.

Reading Bach Choir Concert: 'La Voix de Poulenc'

Saturday 3rd February

7.30pm

Reading Bach Choir - Poulenc

Reading Bach Choir - Poulenc

St Laurence Church, Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DA

How to get there.

Reading Bach Choir Concert: 'La Voix de Poulenc'

Reading Bach Choir invites you a concert entitled La Voix de Poulenc, (The life and times of Francis Poulenc).

This concert will be a departure from our traditional performances. It will be an exploration of Poulenc's life with music, words and drama.

The music will be by Poulenc, the composers who influenced him and his contemporaries.

Conductor: David Young.

Tickets (prices tbc): Full £12, Concessions £10, Students and 16-18 £8, under 16 £5 available by email or call 0118 947 8097

More information about Reading Bach Choir: www.readingbachchoir.org.uk.

Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Saturday 3rd February

7.30pm

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Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal - click image for larger picture

Reading Concert Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

How to get there.

Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Our next concert features:

  • Marquez: Danzon No. 2
  • May: APO Dances Commission (World première of new work commissioned by APO)
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Conductor: Andrew Taylor.

Tickets: £12 full, £10 concessions, £5 for Under 16s, available online at www.aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk/next-concert.

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!

Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra Spring 2018 Concert

Saturday 10th February

7.30pm

Spring 2018 Concert

Spring 2018 Concert.

The Old Gym, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU

How to get there.

Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra Spring 2018 Concert

The programme for this concert by Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra includes:

  • Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (conducted by Andrew Taylor)
  • Khachaturian: Adagio from Spartacus
  • Bizet: Suite No. 2 from Carmen
  • Arensky: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
  • Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
  • Sibelius: Karelia Suite

Conductor: Robert Roscoe. Leader: Roxy Short.

Tickets (including interval drink): £13 in advance from WeGotTickets (Booking fee applies) or from The Information Centre, Wokingham Town Hall or from Decor Interiors in Crowthorne High Street (who have kindly taken over ticket sales after the closure of Traveltime). Tickets at the door are £15. Children 16 years or under are free.

More information about CSO: www.crowthorneorchestra.com.

Tamesis Chamber Choir: 'Come and Sing a Patchwork Requiem'

Saturday 10th March, 2018

Rehearse 10.30am
Concert 7pm

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Christ Church, 46 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1AG
(parking just 200m away in the large car park at Henley railway station)

How to get there.

Tamesis Chamber Choir: 'Come and Sing a Patchwork Requiem'

Come and join us for what promises to be the most enjoyable 'come and sing' day ever invented! We will be singing movements from all your favourite Requiems - Mozart, Fauré, Verdi, Rutter, Chilcott, Duruflé, Goodall, Jenkins and more. All music will be provided and there will also be cake!

The day will start at 10:30am with registration followed by workshops/rehearsals through the day (with regular breaks for the aforementioned cake) and then we will perform our beautiful patchwork in a concert at 7pm.

We expect this event to be extremely popular so make sure you get your ticket before we sell out! A group discount is available for groups of ten singers - please call 0118 934 3200 to ask about this.

Musical Director: Louise Rapple with Simon Dinsdale, organ.

Tickets for singers: £20 in advance, or £25 on the door (subject to availability) including music hire available online at www.tamesischamberchoir.co.uk or call 0118 934 3200.

Concert tickets: £7.50 in advance or £10 on the door.

More information: www.tamesischamberchoir.co.uk.

Thames Voyces Concert: 'Cantate Domino'

Saturday 17th March

7.30pm

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Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Waterloo Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7NT

How to get there.

Thames Voyces Concert: 'Cantate Domino'

Thames Voyces chamber choir. Helping us celebrate our 50th Golden Aniversary Season, we are joined by the early music ensemble musica poetica in a concert of music with:

  • Monteverdi: Cantate Domino
  • Purcell: My Heart is Inditing
  • Vivaldi: Gloria
  • Haydn: Nelson Mass

Calling ex-Members - come and sing the Nelson Mass with us. Contact us for details.

Music Director: Nick Austin. Accompanist: Ben Giddens.

Tickets (prices tbc): £14 (£12 concessions, FREE for accompanied under 16s) available by calling 0118 967 7319 or on the door or by email.

More information: www.thamesvoyces.org.uk.

Crowthorne Choral Society: A Celebration of English Music

Sunday 18th March

7.30pm

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Newsome Hall, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU

How to get there.

Crowthorne Choral Society: A Celebration of English Music

Crowthorne Choral Society welcomes you to its 2018 Spring Concert.

Students from Wellington College Chorus will join Crowthorne Choral Society for a A Celebration of English Music.

The programme will include:

  • Parry: Blest pair of Sirens
  • Finzi : God is gone up
  • Stanford: Songs of the Fleet (Soloist: Thomas Humphreys, Baritone)
  • Finzi: Eclogue (Soloist: Oliver Crosby)
  • Holst: Invocation (Soloist: Alice Hilder Jarvis)

Conductor: Simon Williamson.

Tickets: £12 (students £2) from the box office on 01344 778185 or by email or on the door.

More information: www.crowthornechoral.org.uk.

Wokingham Choral Society: Handel - 'Messiah'

Saturday 24th March

7.30pm

(Plus pre-concert
talk at 6.30pm)

Click for full poster Handel: Messiah

Click for full poster Handel: Messiah

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

How to get there.

Wokingham Choral Society: Handel - 'Messiah'

Wokingham Choral Society welcomes you to their Spring 2018 Concert which features G F Handel's famous oratorio Messiah

With the Hampstead Chamber Orchestra.

Conductor: Patrick Allies.

Tickets: £15 (£5 under 18s & students) are available from Information Centre, Wokingham; Newbury Building Society, Wokingham; Jay Design & Print, Wokingham or by email or online from TicketSource (Booking fee applies) .

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

Yateley Choral Society: Bring & Sing 'Carmina Burana'

Saturday 28th April

10.30am-4pm

Performance 5pm

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Yateley Manor School, 51 Manor Road, Yateley GU46 7UQ

How to get there.

Yateley Choral Society: Bring & Sing 'Carmina Burana'

Yateley Choral Society welcomes you to a day of fun and inspirational music making, as we explore this unusual and exciting work.

Our Musical Director for the day will be Quintin Beer, an energising and passionate conductor who has the exceptional ability to get the most out of both the singers and the music, whilst making it really good fun!

If you are interested in joining a choir, but aren't sure what it would involve, why not come along and see how much fun it can be?

Alternatively, if you love to sing but cannot commit to regular rehearsals at present or are simply a fan of Carmina Burana and would like to get to know it a bit better, please join us for what promises to be a most enjoyable day – shared with fellow music enthusiasts.

Conductor: Quintin Beer.

Tickets: £15 (singers), £10 (audience) are available by calling 01276 682749 or by email.

More information: please download the information sheet or visit our website at www.yateley-choral.org.uk.


Timeless announcements: MUSIC

These music items run permanently.

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.

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.