What's on: MUSIC

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

Wokingham Music Club

3rd Friday each month





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.

Friday, January 11thWhitty TheatreChina Crisis in concert£20 in advance
Friday, January 25thEmmbrook S & S ClubBowiesque: A Tribute to David Bowie£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, too.

Woodley Concert Band Christmas Concert

Sunday 16th December

2.30pm & 7.30pm

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

How to get there.

Woodley Concert Band Christmas Concert

Woodley Concert Band Christmas concerts are the perfect way to kick-start your Christmas with carols, Christmas songs and the chance for a bit of a singalong!

Join us for a fun-filled dose of festive merriment and get Christmas under way with a bang!

Tickets: Matinée £10, free for under 16s; Evening £12, concessions £10, available from 0870 321 2186 or contact us by email.

More information: visit our website at www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk.

Windsor & Eton Choral Society: 'Mozart Requiem'

Saturday January 5th, 2019


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

How to get there.

Windsor & Eton Choral Society: 'Mozart Requiem'

Mozart's immensely impressive setting of the Requiem Mass is one of the most famous choral masterpieces ever composed. Created at the end of his life, the music is both deeply moving and intensely dramatic – its popularity increased enormously through the famous film 'Amadeus'.

This concert also features a glorious setting by Haydn of the Te Deum and a performance of Mozart's unique Bassoon Concerto by brilliant young solo player, Samuel Napier-Smith.

  • Haydn: Te Deum
  • Mozart: Bassoon Concerto
  • Mozart: Requiem

With The Brandenburg Sinfonia, conducted by Tim Johnson.

Tickets: £21.00 to £23.00 (Under 16s half price) are available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/windsorandetonchoralsociet (Booking fee applies) or by phone at 01628 528041 (Mrs Yerburgh) or by email .

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

Come & Sing Handel: Messiah

Saturday 19th January


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Christ Church Centre, Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG

How to get there.


Join Henley Choral Society for a 'Come & Sing' morning of Handel's Messiah.

All are welcome to join us in singing all the favourites – Unto us a son is born, Hallelujah Chorus etc. – under the inspiring direction of our young HCS Musical Director Peter Asprey and with organist accompaniment.

We can promise a warm welcome, the opportunity to work on a choral classic in a supportive environment – and great home-made cakes!

Tickets are available now for only £10 in advance (£15 on the door). You can also hire a score for £3.

All details and booking at www.henleychoralsociety.org.uk/2018/11/12/please-join-us-for-come-sing-handel-messiah/.

Alternatively send an email to angelalaw@everysense.co.uk.

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

YouTooMusic: Rediscovering your musical talent

Saturday 26th January, 2019

(incl. lunch)

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Wokingham Baptist Church, Milton Road,
Wokingham RG40 1DE

How to get there.

YouTooMusic: Rediscovering your musical talent

After a very successful first event in November 2018, a second event is already scheduled for January, 2019.

Are you a 'Used To' Musician?

  • Did you ever play an instrument at Grade 3/4 or above?
  • Would you like to play again?
  • Do you still own the instrument you ‘used to’ play?
  • Or do you still have access to one?

If the answer to these questions is 'Yes' and you are interested in rediscovering your musical talent as part of a 'Used To' music workshop then come along.

Cost: FREE. Donations welcome to cover the cost of food (optional).

For more information contact Robin Scurlock right now by email or call Robin on 07768 045284.

Download the one-page flyer for this event.

More information about YTM: www.facebook.com/events/254030245191173.

Opera at Bearwood New Year Concert: 'Variety is the Spice of Life'

Saturday 26th January

Sunday 27th January

Opera at Bearwood: Concert. Click for larger image

Opera at Bearwood: Concert. Click for larger image

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

How to get there.

Opera at Bearwood New Year Concert: 'Variety is the Spice of Life'

This year Opera at Bearwood has taken the title of the concert literally and we are presenting a variety of music from the past 300 years, covering a wide range of themes and styles.

Whether you like Handel, Verdi or Bizet, or prefer Guys and Dolls or the The Greatest Showman, there is something to add a little spice to a dark and gloomy January.

Why not buy some tickets as a Christmas present for music loving family and friends? They make a great present and are something to look forward to after the Christmas decorations have been taken down.

Tickets £15 (£10 concessions for under 18s & 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 27th January, 2019


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

Join us this January at The Great Hall for our winter concert and a programme celebrating twentieth-century English composers, featuring our own WFS oboist Helen Turnbull in Alwyn's Autumn Legend.

The programme in this concert by West Forest Sinfonia:

  • Elgar: In The South
  • Alwyn: Autumn Legend (Soloist: Helen Turnbull, cor-anglais)
  • Bax: Symphony No. 3

Conductor: Philip Ellis. Leader Giles Wade. With Helen Turnbull, cor-anglais.

Tickets: £15 (£14 concessions, £5 Students & under 18's), available by email or call Stephanie Cole on 07977 050265 or online at WeGotTickets (Booking fee applies) or at the door.

More information: www.westforestsinfonia.org.

Wooburn Singers: 'Come and Sing' - Verdi Requiem

Saturday 2nd February, 2019


(Performance 5pm)

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The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Rd, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 1SJ

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Wooburn Singers: 'Come and Sing' - Verdi Requiem

Wooburn Singers next Come & Sing day is a chance to sing:

  • Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem

A brilliant day awaits you singing Verdi's iconic Requiem. If you've never sung it before or if you have and would love to sing it again, now is your chance to join a group of experienced singers and spend the day rehearsing it under the baton of musical director, Tom Hammond-Davies.

Then enjoy a run-through performance with professional soloists & instrumental ensemble from Slough Philharmonic Orchestra at the end of the day (friends and family welcome).

Conductor: Tom Hammond-Davies. Accompanist: Simon Howat with professional soloists & an instrumental ensemble.

Cost: £20 (£15 group rate, students £5) including coffee / tea, and loan of score if required. Ploughman's Lunch option available for £6 (must be pre-booked and prepaid).

You can register for the day by downloading the booking form from here or contact us by email .

More information: www.wooburnsingers.org.uk.

Timeless announcements: MUSIC

These music items run permanently.

H-Bar-C: Live Country Music

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month


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

(Term time)


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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



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, 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

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!



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.