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

Bruce Juice

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

How to get there.

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

Friday 3rd September, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubBruce Juice. The ultimate tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band£19 in advance
Friday 10th September, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreOye Santana in concert at The Whitty Theatre£20 in advance
Friday 24th September, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubSmall Fakers in concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club£18 in advance
Friday 15th October, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubSlim Chance in concert at Royal British Legion£18 in advance
Saturday 16th October, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubAverage Chalky White Band at Royal British Legion£16 in advance
Friday 22nd October, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubHank Wangford and Brad Breath in concert at ESSC£18 in advance
Friday 29th October, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreTony Christie in Concert£25 in advance
Thursday 11th November, 7.30pmThe Whitty TheatreChina Crisis in concert at The Whitty Theatre£24 in advance
Friday 12th November, 7.30pmThe Royal British Legion ClubThe Petty Criminals in concert£21 in advance
Saturday 13th November, 8pmThe Royal British Legion ClubWomen in Rock at Royal British Legion£20 in advance
Friday 26th November, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubSarah Jane Morris: Sweet Little Mystery - Songs of John Martyn£17.50 in advance
Friday 3rd December, 8pmEmmbrook Sports & Social ClubGeno Washington and The Yo Yo's Support act The TR5's£18 in advance
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.

YouTooMusic: Re-discovering your musical talent

From 26th January, monthly


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Wokingham Baptist Church, Milton Road,
Wokingham RG40 1DE

How to get there.

But for now we're meeting VIRTUALLY (see below)

YouTooMusic: Re-discovering your musical talent

Happy New Year and welcome to a better 2021 when we will carry on making music as best we can. The good news is that YTM online workshops will resume on Zoom on Tuesday nights at 8pm (note new time) on the following dates:

  • January 26th
  • February 9th
  • February 23rd
  • March 9th
  • March 23rd

To Join the Zoom Meetings use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3072921260, using
Meeting ID: 307 292 1260
Passcode: 557975

I have some new music on order which will keep us busy, including some Beatles, Paul Simon, Vangelis and, to kick us off, some rousing Elgar.

All parts, master tracks and our finished mixes will be posted to Google Drive at this link: drive.google.com/drive/folders/108N23MINn4RCoFd21kBFICtpPAivyG_n?usp=sharing.

Keep up with the YouTooMusic latest news on Facebook.

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 join us.

Cost: £5 per session.

Listen to two arrangements recorded recently by YouTooMusic players from virtual performances:

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

More information about YTM: www.facebook.com/pg/youtoomusic/events/?ref=page_internal.

Wooburn Singers Come & Sing: Brahms - Requiem

Saturday 25th September


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Main Hall, The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 1SJ

How to get there

Wooburn Singers Come & Sing: Brahms - Requiem

Postponed from September 2020, the Wooburn Singers are delighted to announce, hopefully not rashly, that we are intending to host our Come & Sing this autumn, only one year late.

Our new musical director, Jonathon Cole-Swinard, will lead a day which recaptures the joy of singing, rebuilds vocal technique, and reunites us with this choral masterpiece!

Registration from 9:45am for 10:30 downbeat. Performance 4:30-5:30pm

Conductor: Jonathon Cole-Swinard; Accompanist: Simon Howat; Baritone Soloist: To be announced.

Tickets: £20 (£5 students, £15 group of 10+) includes coffee / tea, and loan of score if required; we'll be using the Peters edition.

To book your place, please complete the booking form (MS Word format) and return it by email & arrange online payment to Wooburn Singers, sort code 30-96-54, account no. 01029546, quoting C&S as the reference.

More information: www.wooburnsingers.org.uk.

Twyford Singers: Come and Sing Handel's Messiah

Saturday 16th October


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St Mary's Church, Station Road, Twyford RG10 9NT

How to get there.

Twyford Singers: Come and Sing Handel's Messiah

Twyford Singers invites you to join them to sing selected choruses from the Messiah at St Mary's Church in Twyford on Saturday 16th October.

We will perform with an orchestra and Soprano soloist Angela Good.

TGhe 'Come and Sing' will begin at 10am and there will be s short performance at 4.15pm. Please bring your own lunch.

The Come and Sing will be led by our Musical Director, Helen Styles, with accompanist Judith Creighton.

Cost: £25 per singer, £5 for guests at the performance. To reserve your place please download the application form and return it to us by 25th September.

Or contact the Secretary for more information by email.

Tickets: £20 including refreshments and loan of score if required.

More information about Twyford Singers: twyford-singers.org.uk.

Bracknell Choral Society: Mozart Concert

Sunday 21st November 2021

(time to be confirmed)

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Salisbury Hall, Newbold College, St Mark's Rd, Bracknell RG42 4AN

How to get there.

Bracknell Choral Society: Mozart Concert

Bracknell Choral Society is delighted to be returning to in-person singing after a long time apart.

For our first concert of the 2021-2022 season we will be performing programme of works by W A Mozart, including the great 'Requiem'.

The concert programme:

  • Mozart – Solemn Vespers
  • Mozart – Symphony no.39
  • Mozart – Requiem

Tickets: details to be announced later.

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

More information about BCS: www.bracknellchoral.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

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



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

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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!



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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.