What's on: MUSIC

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

Wokingham Music Club

3rd Friday each month

7.30pm or 8pm

 

 

 

 

Bruce Juice

Simply Dan

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.

The Royal British Legion Club, Woodward Cl, Winnersh, Wokingham RG41 5LP

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

Friday 22nd July, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubKossoff...The Band plays on in concert£20 in advance
Friday 9th September, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubCurved Air in Concert£21 in advance
Saturday 10th September, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubSimply Dan play the music of Steely Dan£21 in advance
Friday 16th September, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreThe Korgis featuring James Warren in Concert£21 in advance
Friday 30th September, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubMarky Dawson presents - Piano Heroes£19 in advance
Friday 28th October, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreLos Pacaminos£27.50 in advance
Friday 4th November, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubTotally Blondie in concert£19 in advance
Friday 11th November, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreCloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush£22 in advance
Friday 2nd December, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubGordon Giltrap in concert£21 in advance
Saturday 3rd February 2023, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubSome Kinda Wonderful - Celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder£21 in advance
Friday 10th February 2023, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreAndy Fairweather Low & The Low RidersSOLD OUT
Friday 17th February 2023, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubCatfish in concert£16 in advance

Tickets in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/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 & Saturdays, too.

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

Sunday 26th June

4.30pm

Note time

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

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West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

West Forest Sinfonia's Summer 2022 season reaches its climax with this programme:

  • Janáček: Cunning Little Vixen Suite
  • Brahms: Double Concerto (soloists Giles Wade (Violin) and Neil Charlton ('Cello))
  • Dvořák: Symphony No.8 (Note change)

Guest conductor: Martin Georgiev (Royal Ballet, ROH Covent Garden, Birmingham Royal Ballet).

Tickets: £15 (£5 Students & under 18's), season tickets £40 available by email or call 07977 050265 or online at WeGotTickets (Booking fee applies) or at the door.

More information: www.westforestsinfonia.org.

Thames Voyces Concert: 'America in Song'

Saturday 2nd July

7.30pm

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St Mark's Church, Popeswood Road, Binfield RG42 4AH

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Thames Voyces Concert: 'America in Song'

Thames Voyces chamber choir welcomes you to their Summer 2022 concert, called 'America in Song'.

The programme includes a Cole Porter medley and a Gershwin Portrait.

Music Director: Nick Austin. Accompanist: Ben Giddens.

Tickets: £15 (£13 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 Symphony Orchestra Summer 2022 Concert

Saturday 2nd July

7.30pm

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

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Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra Summer 2022 Concert

Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra continues to celebrate its 30th Anniversary Season, and we invite you to our Summer Concert.

The programme for this concert includes:

  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (the Pathétique)
  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture
  • Gounod: Ballet Music from Faust

Conductor: Robert Roscoe. Leader: Mike Jessop.

Tickets: £15 (16 years and under free) online from BuyTickets (Booking fee applies) or through our website at www.crowthorneorchestra.com or at the door.

More information about CSO: www.crowthorneorchestra.com.

Yateley Choral Society Concert: The Mikado

Saturday 9th July

7.45pm

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Fyson Blum Hall, Yateley Manor School, 51 Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7UQ

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Yateley Choral Society Concert: The Mikado

For all you Gilbert & Sullivan fans, this is one not to miss! Delayed from our planned 2020 date, Yateley Choral Society will be performing a concert version of The Mikado, one of most famous and best-loved of Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas.

Please join us for rousing evening of music, follow the romantic turmoils of Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum.

With Fleet Concert Orchestras.

Musical Director: James Casselton.

Tickets: £15, Students £5, under 16s free, can be purchased either on the door or from St Swithun's Parish office or from Yateley Town Council Offices or from Discoveries.

More information: visit our website www.yateley-choral.org.uk.

South Berkshire Singers: 'Thank You for the Music'

Saturday 9th July

7.30pm

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Caudwell Hall Theatre, Holme Grange School, Wokingham, RG40 3AL

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South Berkshire Singers: 'Thank You for the Music'

South Berkshire Singers welcomes you to a summer evening of musical favourites, including A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott, traditional folk songs and music from West End shows.

Musical Director, Karen Phillips.

Go to Sport in Mind website

Tickets are priced at £10 and can be purchased in advance from Wokingham Town Hall Information Centre or Wokingham Library or by calling 0118 989 2092. Tickets will also be available on the door.

All proceeds will go to Sport in Mind – the UK mental health sports charity.

For further details about South Berkshire Singers visit our website www.southberkshiresingers.com or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SouthBerkshireSingers.

Bracknell Choral Society Concert: 'Songs for a Summer Evening'

Friday 15th July

7.30pm

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Lambrook School, Winkfield Row, Bracknell RG42 6LU

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Bracknell Choral Society Concert: 'Songs for a Summer Evening'

Bracknell Choral Society welcomes you to Songs for a Summer Evening, a concert including:

  • George Shearing: Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare
  • Nick Austin: A Bunch of Flowers (written for BCS)
  • Eric Whitacre: The Seal Lullaby
  • Ola Geilo: The Rose
  • Gerald Finzi: My Spirit Sang All day

Musical director: Greg Hallam with the British Sinfonietta String Ensemble and Nick Austin, piano.

Tickets: £18 (under 18's £5) to include strawberries & cream plus a drink from www.bracknellchoral.org.uk.

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

A Festival for Peace

Sunday 17th July

Picnic: 4.15pm
Evensong: 6.15pm

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St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

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A Festival for Peace

Everyone is welcome to join us for any part of this Festival for Peace.

Festival Music and a bring-your-own outdoor picnic at 4.15pm.

Festival Coral Evensong 6.15pm, including prayers and music for peace.

A special 'come and sing' evensong, with a rehearsal 2.30pm-4.15pm for music including:

  • Lysenko: Prayer for Ukraine
  • Paul Mealor: Peace
  • Walmisley in D Minor

For more information please contact Louise Turner by email or call the parish office on 0118 979 2122.


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 the year

 

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

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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, Chequers Way, Woodley RG5 3EU

How to get there.

Would you like to sing with Thames Valley Chorus?

With new Musical Director, Anne Fairbrother at the helm, Thames Valley Chorus (TVC) is enjoying getting back to live performances. The chorus has over 30 singers with many having joined through one of their highly enjoyable 'Learn to Sing' courses or attended one of their Open Rehearsals.

Singing in four-part close-harmony there is a voice part for every male vocal range. No previous experience of singing in choirs is necessary and there's no need to be able to read music.

If this type of singing appeals to you then pop along to one of their Tuesday evening rehearsals where you can be assured of a warm welcome. Also keep an eye out for their next 'Learn to Sing' course scheduled for Autumn 2022. If you are interested in joining TVC or finding out more, then call Phil on 0118 9774257 or contact the choir 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

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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

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.