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

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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 10th May, 8pm The Royal British Legion Club The AC/DC Experience £22 in advance
Friday 31st May, 7.30pm The Whitty Theatre Very Beautiful South £22 in advance
Friday 27th September, 7.30pm The Whitty Theatre Genesis Visible Touch £23 in advance
Friday 11th October, 8pm The Royal British Legion Club Simply Dan play the music of Steely Dan £23 in advance
Friday 15th November, 8pm The Royal British Legion Club Small Fakers in concert £22 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.

Trinity Concert Band: 'Wokingham's Olympic Fanfare'

Saturday 8th June

7pm

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All Saints' Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1UE

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Trinity Concert Band: 'Wokingham's Olympic Fanfare'

Get ready to witness the ultimate celebration of the Paris Olympic Games with Trinity Concert Band!

Our performance will breathe life into the Olympic spirit like never before, creating an atmosphere of unmatched energy and enthusiasm. From the timeless rhythms of Gershwin to the magnificent sounds of Vangelis, the night promises to be a real winner!

Enjoy an enchanting evening of sensational music celebrating France and the world of sports! Highlights include:

  • Olympic Fanfare & Theme – John Williams
  • An American in Paris – Gershwin
  • Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
  • Les Miserables – Andrew Lloyd-Webber
  • Olympic Spirit – John Williams
  • ...and many more!
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A portion of concert proceeds will go to the band's chosen charity for 2023, Stepping Stones DS – supporting children & young people with Down's Syndrome to fulfil their potential.

Tickets for TCB newcomers, Ukrainian refugees and accompanied under 16s are free.

Tickets: £13, £7 for students from www.trinityband.co.uk, or by calling the box office on 0118 449 2099.

Note: Newcomers' Scheme and Ukrainian refugee tickets cannot be purchased online and must be reserved in advance by contacting the box office.

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

Fleet Orchestra: Concert

Wednesday 12th June

8pm

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Fleet Orchestra. Click to see larger leaflet.

St Philip and St James Church, Kings Road, Fleet GU51 3AR

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Fleet Orchestra: Concert

Fleet Orchestra invites you to its Summer 2024 concert. The programme will include:

  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
  • Smetana: Polka from The Bartered Bride
  • Bartok: Rumanian Dances
  • Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No. 1
  • Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves/Folk Song Suite
  • Jerry Bock: Selection from Fiddler on the Roof

Musical director: Evatt Gibson.

Go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice website

FREE entry, with retiring collection for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

More information: visit our website at fleetorchestra.co.uk.

Wokingham Choral Society Concert: Summer 2024 Concert

Saturday 15th June, 2023

7.30pm

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All Saints' Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1UE

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Wokingham Choral Society Concert: Summer 2024 Concert "A Song for Summer"

Wokingham Choral Society welcomes you to their Summer 2024 Concert of favourite Folksongs, Partsongs and Madrigals of the British Isles.

The concert programme includes:

  • MS Harley (trad.): Summer is icumen in
  • Thomas Morley: Now is the month of maying
  • Robert Pearsall: Who shall have my lady fair?
  • Arthur Sullivan: Echoes
  • George Dyson: The Seekers
  • George Dyson: Reveille
  • Edward Elgar: The Snow
  • Edward Elgar: Fly, Singing Bird
  • John Rutter: The Sprig of Thyme

Plus compositions for piano duet by Percy Grainger and for solo violin by Edward Elgar.

Conductor: George de Voil. With Ben Giddens, piano and violinists Henry Chandler & Jacob Reina-Caro.

Tickets: £13 (£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 Haydn Choir Concert

Sunday 23rd June

7.00pm

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St John's Church, West End Road, Mortimer Common RG7 3SY.

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Reading Haydn Choir Concert.

Reading Haydn Choir's Summer concert features a programme of works by English composers.

The programme includes:

  • Edward Elgar: Early part songs
  • Bob Chilcott: Nidaros Jazz Mass
  • John Rutter: The Sprig of Thyme

Conductor: Mandy Kesel. Accompanist: Ian Westley.

Tickets: £15 Adults (Under 19s £5) can be ordered by email. Get £1 off if you book in advance.

More information: www.haydnchoir.org.uk.

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

Sunday 30th June, 2024

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 invite you to their Summer 2024 concert featuring Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto in an epic programme featuring two interpretations of Shakespeare's tragic love story. The programme includes:

  • Tchaikovsky: Overture-Fantasy
  • Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto [Soloist: James Doherty]
  • Prokofiev: Ballet Music for Romeo and Juliet

Conductor: Philip Ellis; Leader Giles Wade.

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

More information: www.westforestsinfonia.org.

Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday 6th July

7.30pm

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All Saints' Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1UE

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Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra Concert

Booking for Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra's summer concert is now open, with an Earlybird discount of £2 on tickets bought before May 19th.

The July concert features a programme of British music including the masterful Elgar Symphony No.1, Dame Ethel Smyth's overture to her opera The Wreckers based on tales of ships lured onto remote Cornish coasts to plunder their cargoes, and Frank Bridge's 1908 Dance Rhapsody with its contrasting dance modes.

CSO's first two concerts at All Saints enjoyed full house audiences and this programme is bound to appeal.

The full programme includes:

  • Dame Ethel Smyth: Overture: The Wreckers
  • Frank Bridge: 1908 Dance Rhapsody
  • Elgar: Symphony No.1

Conductor: Robert Roscoe. Leader Mike Jessop.

Earlybird Tickets: £13 (18 years and under free). After May 19th: £15. online from TicketTailor or through our website at www.crowthorneorchestra.com or at the door (subject to availability).

More information about CSO: www.crowthorneorchestra.com.

Yateley Choral Society Concert: 'Songs from the Shows'

Saturday 6th July

7.45pm

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Yateley Choral Society. Click for full leaflet.

St Peter's Church, Reading Road, Yateley, Hampshire GU46 7LR

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Yateley Choral Society Concert: 'Songs from the Shows'

Yateley Choral Society welcomes you to a nostalgic look back to the past, and an enjoyable taste of today's musicals.

The programme will includes pieces from:

  • Chess
  • South Pacific
  • Sweet Charity
  • Les Misérables
  • Sound of Music
  • West Side Story
  • plus Lloyd-Webber favourites

Conducted by James Casselton with Philip Gates, piano.

Tickets: £17, Students £5, under 16s free, can be purchased either on the door or by calling 01276 31850 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: 'S Wonderful

Friday 12th July

7.30pm

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Lambrook School, Winkfield Row, Bracknell RG42 6LU

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Bracknell Choral Society Concert: 'S Wonderful

Bracknell Choral Society will be presenting 'S Wonderful, a concert includes wonderful spirituals and gospel songs and some well-known and much-loved jazz standards.

Featuring songs by great composers like George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and many more, this promises to be a memorably tuneful evening.

Conductor: Greg Hallam with Felicity Buckland, mezzo-soprano and Nick Austin, piano.

Tickets: £20 (accompanied under 18's £5) including programme and strawberries & cream and a drink, from www.bracknellchoral.org.uk or from choir members or on the door.

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


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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

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.

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

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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

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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.