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

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The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU

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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 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.

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

Sunday 8th May, 2022

4.30pm

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Richards Hall, The Abbey School, Kendrick Road, Reading RG1 5DZ (satnav use RG1 5DU)

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West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

West Forest Sinfonia's Summer 2022 season begins with an intimate chamber programme, featuring guest soloists Layla Baratto (oboe) and Anita D'Atellis (piano).

The programme in this concert:

  • Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto no.1
  • Martinü: Oboe Concerto
  • Mozart: Symphony no.35

Conductor: Philip Ellis. Leader Giles Wade.

Tickets: £15 (£5 Students & under 18's) 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.

Reading Phoenix Choir: Concert for Ukraine

Saturday 14th May
7.30pm

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

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Reading Phoenix Choir: Concert for Ukraine

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Reading Phoenix Choir invites you to a concert featuring a broad selection of choral pieces to suit all tastes given to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Ukraine fund, to help the people of Ukraine.

Tickets: £15 adults and £5 under 16s online from TicketSource.

More information: www.readingphoenixchoir.org.uk.

Reading Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

Saturday 21st May

3pm

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Players from RSO

Players from RSO

Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary's Butts, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2HX

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Reading Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

As part of Reading Children's Festival 2022, Reading Symphony Orchestra invites you and your little ones to our Children's Concert on Saturday 21 May 2022 at Reading Minster.

We'll be performing Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, with special narration by David Barrell. You’ll hear tales of Peer Gynt's fantastical adventures, including him falling in love with a girl he's not allowed to marry, running away to the mountains only to be caught by trolls, getting into a scrape with the troll king, escaping to far-flung climes and being shipwrecked on his way home to Norway many years later.

Grieg's music draws on the Norwegian folk tunes of his homeland. The music includes a gentle wake-up call with Morning Mood and Peer Gynt tiptoeing to escape the trolls In the Hall of the Mountain King.

We're very excited to bring you our first Children's Concert since 2019!

Conductor: Stefan Hofkes.

Tickets: adults £7.50, children FREE, available from www.wegottickets.com/event/545270 (Booking fee applies) .

More information: www.rso.org.uk.

Gratis Choir FREE Concert: 'Victoriana'

Saturday 28th May
7.30pm

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St Mary the Virgin,
Church Close, Winnersh RG41 5NA

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Gratis Choir FREE Concert: 'Victoriana'

An evening of music from the Victorian Era...everything from the Church to the Music Hall (and including a pot-pourri of favourite Gilbert & Sullivan choruses and songs).

Get the date in your diary now!

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

Music director: Jeremy Rawson.

Gratis Choir is a chamber choir based in Reading, England. Our concerts are normally in a local church or other venue which wants to raise money for a good cause, through a retiring collection. All our concerts are free. Just turn up and enjoy the music!

More information: www.gratischoir.org.uk.

Crowthorne Choral Society Concert

Saturday 18th June

7.30pm

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Waterloo Hall, Wellington College, Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU

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Crowthorne Choral Society Concert

Crowthorne Choral Society perform a concert featuring music inspired by Jazz, Gospel & Spirituals.

The programme includes John Rutter's Feel the Spirit.

Conductor: George de Voil.

Tickets: £12 (students £2), online at Eventbrite or on the door.

Parking is available on the Grand Drive and disabled / wheelchair access is available into the chapel.

More information: www.crowthornechoral.org.uk.

Wokingham Choral Society Concert: Bach - 'Mass in B Minor'

Saturday 25th June, 2022

7.30pm

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm

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

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Wokingham Choral Society Concert: Bach - 'Mass in B Minor'

Wokingham Choral Society welcomes you to their Spring 2022 Concert, in their 70th Anniversary year, for a performance of:

  • Bach: Mass in B Minor

Soloists: to be announced.

With world-class period instrument ensemble Instruments of Time and Truth and Benedict Lewis-Smith, organ.

Conductor: James Morley Potter.

With FREE pre-concert talk by James Morley Potter at 6.30pm.

Tickets: £16.00 (£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) or at the door subject to availability (we can take card payments on the door).

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

Reading Symphony Orchestra Summer 2022 Concert

Saturday 25th June

7.30pm

Players from RSO

Players from RSO

Oliver Simpson

Oliver Simpson

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

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Reading Symphony Orchestra Summer 2022 Concert

Reading Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to performing our first summer concert since 2019, in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul's Church, Wokingham!

We are delighted to be joined by Cellist Oliver Simpson, 2019 winner of the RSO Young Musicians Competition, for Elgar's magnificent Cello Concerto. Oliver, who has been selected as an LPO Junior Artist for 2021-22, studies at the Junior Guildhall and we are excited to be performing with him.

The concert will start with Shostakovich's Festive Overture and the second half will feature Schumann's Symphony No.3, also known as the 'Rhenish' symphony. Schumann was inspired to write this, his last symphony, following a trip to the Rhineland – and fittingly, it was premiered in 1851 in Dusseldorf, Reading's twin town.

The complete programme:

  • Shostakovich: Festive Overture
  • Elgar: Cello Concerto (Soloist - Oliver Simpson)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3

We look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful summer concert!

Conductor: Stefan Hofkes.

Tickets: adults £15; students and under 18s £5 available from www.wegottickets.com/event/545287 (Booking fee applies) .

More information: www.rso.org.uk.

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.

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

Friday 15th July

7.30pm (to be confirmed)

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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, including George Shearing's lively Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare and Nick Austin's fabulous song-cycle, written for BCS, A Bunch of Flowers.

Musical director: Greg Hallam with a string ensemble and Nick Austin, piano.

Tickets: £15 (accompanied under 18's free) from www.bracknellchoral.org.uk.

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

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?

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.