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, 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.

Choral Workshop: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Saturday 21st April

10.30am-4pm

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The Holt School, Holt Lane, Wokingham RG41 1EE

How to get there.

Choral Workshop: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Wokingham Choral Society invites you to take part in a Choral Workshop, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber. The workshop will be led by tenor Anthony Harris. (Note change)

Anthony trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a tenor. He sings the classical repertoire, both Oratorio and Opera and has a lot of experience working with both youth and adult choirs.

He is involved in the training of singers as a choral and workshop leader and singing teacher, including The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain as well as other Choral Societies and Choirs.

Doors open at 10am and the workshop begins at 10.30am. There will be a break at 12.30pm - bring your own packed lunch. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided in the afternoon break.

Cost: £20 including music to keep.

For more information download the Leaflet.

Book your place now by downloading and returning the Booking Form before 18th April.

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

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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.

Bracknell Choral Society: 'Come and Sing' for Adults & Children

Sunday 29th April
10am-6pm

Performance: 5pm

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Newbold College Church, Popeswood Road, Binfield RG42 4AN

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Bracknell Choral Society: 'Come and Sing' for Adults & Children

Bracknell Choral Society is delighted to be welcoming renowned composer Alexander L'Estrange to run a 'Come and Sing' workshop featuring his work 'Ahoy!'

'Ahoy!' was commissioned for the opening of the new state-of-the-art Mary Rose Museum in 2013 as part of the annual Portsmouth Festivities. It has been performed by different groups over 40 times since then and features a variety of songs from Tudor times, along with sea shanties, folk songs and original music.

This entertaining work is ideally suited to both experienced choral singers and complete beginners, and to adults and children alike. We welcome singers of all levels of ability to this community event.

Alexander is an inspiring workshop leader and will be accompanied by his Call Me Al Jazz Quintet.

Bring your own packed lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day.

Costs for the workshop:

  • Adult singers - £20 (Earlybird booking by 28th March £18)
  • Child singers - £5
  • Performance only - £5 - book online or pay on 29th on arrival
  • Music hire - £2 - pay on 29th at registration

For full booking details and online booking, please visit the website, www.bracknellchoral.org.uk.

More information about BCS: www.bracknellchoral.org.uk.

Gratis Choir FREE Concerts

Saturday 19th May
7.30pm

Saturday 2nd June
7.30pm

 

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19th May: Tilehurst Methodist Church,
26 School Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AN

How to get there.

2nd June: Church of St Peter & St Paul ,
Church Lane, Shiplake, Reading RG9 4BS

How to get there.

Gratis Choir FREE Concerts

Our next concert is The Face of the Waters which we will perform twice in the summer:

  • 19th May 2018 at Tilehurst Methodist Church
  • 2nd June 2018 at St Peter and St Paul, Shiplake

With our watery theme, we will be exploring songs and music about clouds, rain, streams, rivers and the sea - ending with some rousing sea shanties and the Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs (like the Last Night of the Proms)!

It's going to be a fantastic evening! Get the dates in your diary.

As always, the concerts are FREE and you do not need a ticket. Just turn up and enjoy the music!!

Music director: Jeremy Rawson.

More information: www.gratischoir.org.uk.

International Street Concert 2018

Saturday 2nd June

6pm until late

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Broad Street, Wokingham

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International Street Concert 2018

The Annual FREE Wokingham International Street Concert returns for its fifth year in the Town Centre on Saturday 2nd June.

Each year the concert returns bigger and better than the last, the main stage and party will take centre stage in Broad Street.

The stage is set, the acts are confirmed and the compère is booked so bring your folding chairs and enjoy a fantastic evening of live music in the street.

Joining you will be an international lineup of original and cover artists performing rock, pop, motown, ballads, and jazz. Come, sit and enjoy or dance the evening away!

  • Funkline
  • The Trenchtown Experience
  • Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours
  • and local group The Marisa Rodriguez Duo

A food court plus local pubs and restaurants will be open so why not come on down and make a night of it with family and friends.

For more information about this and other events see www.lovewokingham.co.uk.

High Voltage Singers: 'Night Music'

Friday 15th June

7.30pm

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St Marks Methodist Church, Allenby Rd, Maidenhead SL6 5BQ

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Learn more about 2020 Vision

High Voltage Singers: 'Night Music'

Do come along for a lovely, lively summer evening of music and merriment with The HIGH VOLTAGE SINGERS and WORK in PROGRESS barbershop male quartet!

We will be supporting St Marks' 2020 Vision building fund.

It promises to be a fun night! Hope to see you there!

Tickets £10 on the door or call 01628 671186 or contact us by email
or in advance from Jacky Crossman on 07780 580598 or 0118 934 5998.

Trinity Concert Band: 'Midsummer Music'

Saturday 23rd June

7.30pm

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Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading RG2 7ED

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Trinity Concert Band: 'Midsummer Music'

Join Trinity Concert Band in Reading for their "Midsummer Music" concert, celebrating the summer solstice! As well as containing major works by Nigel Hess (The Lochnagar Suite) and Frank Ticheli (An American Elegy), Trinity Concert Band's summer concert highlights its talented players.

The saxophone section captures the Big Band sound in Saxophoning; the famous duet from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers (arranged for two euphonium players) and a performance on cornet of the evocative Share My Yoke complete the solo offerings.

For classical music lovers we offer Offenbach's overture to Orpheus in the Underworld and Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals, while a selection from Michael Kamen's score to Band of Brothers will delight fans of film music.

A cornucopia of band music for a summer's evening!

The newly refurbished theatre at Leighton Park School is a perfect venue to see and hear the best of Trinity Concert Band.

Tickets at £12 up to 24hrs before the concert are available from the Box Office on 0845 226 3047 or online through our website at www.trinityband.co.uk. or on the door are £13. Children under 16 years are free when accompanied by a paying member of the audience.

For more information about Trinity Concert Band visit our website at: www.trinityband.co.uk.

Wokingham Choral Society: Summer 2018 Concert

Saturday 23rd June

7.30pm

Original G&S drawing by Ronald Searle (c)

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

How to get there.

Wokingham Choral Society: Summer 2018 Concert

Wokingham Choral Society welcomes you to their Summer 2018 Concert which features:

  • 'Feel the Spirit', spirituals arranged by John Rutter
  • Music Down in My Soul, arr. Moses Hogan
  • A selection of well-known choruses by Gilbert & Sullivan
  • and more.

Conductor: Patrick Allies, his farewell concert with WCS. With Benedict Lewis-Smith, piano.

Tickets: £12 (£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.


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

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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

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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

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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.