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

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Juice

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

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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 10th December, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubNever 42 in concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club£18 in advance
Friday 17th December, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubKossoff...The Band plays on in concert at ESSC£19 in advance
Friday 21st January, 2022, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreToyah Acoustica/Electronica Up Close And Personal£25 in advance
Saturday 12th February, 2022, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubSouth Coast Soul Revue's Funk 'n' Soul Party at the British Legion£20 in advance
Friday 11th March, 2022, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubGimme Gimme ABBA in Concert. A tribute to ABBA£20 in advance
Friday 18th March, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubMy Darling Clementine in concert at ESSC£15 in advance
Friday 8th April, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubFunkin' Souled Out at the Royal British Legion£18 in advance
Friday 8th April, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreLogicaltramp The Spirit of Supertramp£20 in advance
Friday 20th May, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatrePatti Boulaye in her one-woman show "Aretha and Me"£20 in advance
Friday 10th June, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreAndy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders£27.50 in advance
Friday 17th June, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubTrue Gold in concert at Royal British legion£19 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.

Wokingham Advent 2021

Saturday 4th Dec
Saturday 11th Dec
Saturday 18th Dec
Saturday 24th Dec

7pm-8.30pm

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Wokingham Town Hall, Market Place, Wokingham RG40 1AS

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The Ship Inn, 104 Peach Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1XH

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Wokingham Advent 2021

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In December 2021 the Wokingham Living Advent Calendar will be 4 bigger events, rather than 24 short events. As space at the Town Hall is limited, and socially distanced, you will need to book your FREE tickets in advance. But if you can't get a ticket, remember all the events will be live streamed (see links below):

  • Saturday 4th December 7pm, at Wokingham Town Hall:
    (View the live stream broadcast at youtu.be/lTzMkdM2zEQ)
    • Redlands String Quartet
    • St Sebastian Wokingham Band
    • Thames Valley Chorus
  • Saturday 11th December 7pm, at Wokingham Town Hall:
    (View the live stream broadcast at youtu.be/fuqnXu_RxgU)
    • Love That Jazz
    • Chloe Zarb and the Mitchel Trio Family
    • Gareth Ainsworth, Kendel Pyne and Pauly Zarb
  • Saturday 18th December 7pm, at Wokingham Town Hall:
    (View the live stream broadcast at youtu.be/XXKWNaUCJ0o)
    • Emma Woolford
    • Lola Teague and Noah Ransby
    • Jaxanna with special guest Martha Adams 7 Piece Band
  • Christmas Eve, Friday 24th December 7pm, at The Ship Inn:
    (View the live stream broadcast at youtu.be/NWQfLbGH488)
    • Ella Zarb
    • Milly Dryden
    • James Hender

The performances in Wokingham Town Hall will be socially distanced. Numbers are limited so please book your in-person tickets in advance at TicketSource.

For complete information about these events see Wokingham Advent website.

Wokingham Choral Society: Family Christmas Carol Concert

Saturday 11th December

6.30pm

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

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Wokingham Choral Society: Family Christmas Carol Concert 'Around the World wth Christmas'

Wokingham Choral Society welcomes you to their ever popular Family Christmas Concert.

As always the programme includes many of your favourite carols; some for you to sing with the choir, and others you can enjoy listening to the choir sing. This year the choir will sing carols from many parts of the world.

We've arranged the concert slightly earlier in the evening, so you can bring the younger members of your family, too. And they'll have a chance to show off their singing of 'Away in a Manger'.

Conductor: James Morley Potter. With John Evanson, organ & piano.

Tickets: £10.00 (£5 under 18s & students) are available by email or at the door subject to availability (and we now take card payments on the door).

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

Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra: Family Christmas Concert

Saturday 11th December

4.30pm

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St John the Baptist Church, Waterloo Road, Crowthorne RG45 7NT

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Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra: Family Christmas Concert

Join us for our traditional afternoon concert of seasonal music and carols for all the family on Saturday December 11th.

The concert will include a variety of Christmas music ranging from Christmas at the Movies and Frozen to the lovely Sleigh Ride by Delius.

As in previous years, we'll no doubt be inviting budding young conductors to try their hand at keeping the orchestra under control for one of the well-known pieces.

Remember children 16 years and under are free so bring all the family, young and old, join in with the carols, and start Christmas with this traditional concert in the beautiful setting of St John's Church, Waterloo Road, Crowthorne.

CSO Conductor: Robert Roscoe; Leader Mike Jessop.

Tickets in advance are £10 online from TicketTailor. A limited number of tickets at the door are £10. Children 16 years or under are free.

More information about CSO: www.crowthorneorchestra.com.

Trinity Concert Band: Christmas 2021 Concert

Saturday 18th December

4pm

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

How to get there (then download the London Road Campus map).

Trinity Concert Band: Christmas 2021 Concert

Join Trinity Concert Band at the beautiful Reading University Great Hall for our annual Christmas spectacular! This year our Christmas concert is called "The Night Before Christmas".

Expect an evening full of Christmassy music and the opportunity to sing along to some of your favourite carols.

We'll be warming things up with a real cracker of a piece titled The Night Before Christmas, featuring narration of the treasured poem (you guessed it..!) 'The Night Before Christmas' with the band providing a fabulous cinematic accompaniment; a truly magical composition. By this time you’ll be all set for a festive trip to Hollywood where you can enjoy music from the timeless holiday movies White Christmas, Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street.

No Christmas concert would be complete without some popular seasonal classics such as Winter Wonderland, Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival and many more! Don't miss this spectacular event!

Tickets are on sale now:

  • Advance: £12
  • Full Price: £14
  • Students: £7 (ID may be required)
  • Under 16s: FREE

Tickets available online from thelittleboxoffice.com/trinityconcertband or from the box office on 0118 449 2099 or by email. No booking fee. N.B. Advance price applies up to one week before the concert, after which the full price applies.

Following a detailed ventilation assessment, the Great Hall have reduced the capacity of the venue to 270 including band members on stage and front of house volunteers. As a result of this we had to reduce the number of tickets available for sale to 215, and all of them sold in just one week! In the current climate there will inevitably be last minute cancellations so we are operating a ticket waiting list. Anyone who would like to be added to the waiting list can contact the box office by email or call 0118 4492099.

Trinity Concert Band is a symphonic wind band based in Lower Earley, Reading made up of both talented amateurs and professional musicians. The group perform up to 5 formal concerts each year in the area and can be seen at bandstands across the region during the summer months. In 2018 they were one of only two bands in the UK to receive the top Platinum award at the National Concert Band Festival.

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

Thames Voyces: 'Christmas Carols Old and New'

Saturday 18th December, 2021

7.30pm

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

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Thames Voyces: 'Christmas Carols Old and New'

Thames Voyces chamber choir welcomes you to their annual family Christmas concert of seasonal music and readings, with a little help from our audience.

Music Director: Nick Austin. Organ: Ben Giddens.

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions, FREE for accompanied under 16s) available by calling 0118 967 7319 or on the door .

More information: www.thamesvoyces.org.uk.

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

Sunday 30th January, 2022

4.30pm

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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 are thrilled to return to The Great Hall after a two-year absence.

Join us for a celebratory ride through three masterpieces of twentieth-century English music featuring guest soloist Yue Yu.

The programme in this concert:

  • Bax: Garden of Fand
  • Walton: Viola concerto (Soloist: Yue Yu, viola)
  • Elgar: Symphony no. 2

Conductor: Philip Ellis. Leader Giles Wade. With Yue Yu, viola.

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

More information: www.westforestsinfonia.org.


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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

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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?

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 taking part in competitions in different parts of the UK as well as having trips abroad, most recently to Cork and Düsseldorf.

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.