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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, October 6th, 2018Whitty TheatreOye Santana£15 in advance
Friday, November 2nd, 2018Whitty TheatreFleetwood Bac£17.50 in advance

Tickets in advance from www.wegottickets.com/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.

Wokingham Choral Society 'Come and Sing' OPEN EVENING

Thursday 13th September, 2018


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Main Hall, The Emmbrook School, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham RG41 1JP

How to get there.

Wokingham Choral Society 'Come and Sing' OPEN EVENING

Wokingham Choral Society is the major mixed choir in the Wokingham area with around 110 dedicated and enthusiastic members.

We have just appointed a new Musical Director, James Morley Potter. Our Accompanist is Ben Lewis-Smith. We perform our main concerts with professional soloists and orchestras. To see the variety of work we perform see WCS Past Concerts.

In the Autumn we shall be rehearsing Mozart's Requiem to be performed in November 2018.

If you enjoy choral singing and would like to join a large, friendly, local choir why not come along to a FREE Come & Sing open rehearsal at Emmbrook Senior School on Thursday, 13th September 7.30pm-9.45pm.

The Come and Sing evening is absolutely FREE of charge, and there's no need to book a place. We even provide the music. Just turn up and join us for an enjoyable evening.

We are especially interested in recruiting more Tenors (male and female) and Basses in our 2018/19 season. If you would like to have an initial chat to obtain more details, please contact our Tenor Representative, Ray Hart on 07711 555562 or by email, or our Bass Representative, Dick Whittington by email. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Free parking at The Emmbrook School.

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

Songs for a September Evening

Saturday 15th September


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

How to get there.

Songs for a September Evening

A Concert of Operatic Favourites and Songs from the Musicals.

Featuring: local success story Felicity Buckland, rising star Jonathan Cooke with Juliane Gallant at the piano and introducing newcomer Emma Grace.

Tickets: £10.00, Under 16s £5 (third child is free), from Lucy Alexander by email at ceresproms@outlook.com or call 07727 973491.


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Wooburn Singers: 'Come and Sing' - Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man

Saturday 22nd September


(Performance 5pm)

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Dr Challoner's High School for Girls, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB

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Wooburn Singers: 'Come and Sing' - Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man

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

  • Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace

Conductor: Tom Hammond-Davies. Accompanist: Simon Howat.

Cost: £20 (£18 groups, students £6) 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 and returning to us the Booking Form or by email .

This event is part of the 2018 Wooburn Festival.

More information: www.wooburnsingers.org.uk.

Crowthorne Choral Society: Come & Sing Verdi Requiem

Saturday 29th September

(incls. performance at 3.50pm)

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The Chapel, Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU

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Crowthorne Choral Society Concert: Come & Sing Verdi Requiem

As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations Crowthorne Choral Society is delighted to invite you to a Choral Workshop in the splendid setting of Wellington College Chapel, with the distinguished choral conductor and soloist, Greg Hallam, and accompanist George de Voil, Crowthorne Choral Society's regular accompanist, and Assistant Director of Music (Choral) at Wellington College.

Friends and family are welcome to come and listen.

MUSIC : If you have your own copy of the music please feel free to bring it with you. Music will be available on the day to hire at £3 per copy, payable on the day.

LUNCH : There are several cafes and venues in Crowthorne for lunch but please feel free to bring a packed lunch with you. There are places in the grounds where you can take a break.

Cost: £15. Register now online at EventBrite.

More information: www.crowthornechoral.org.uk.

Windsor & Eton Choral Society: 'A Choral Celebration'

Saturday, 29th September




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

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Windsor & Eton Choral Society: 'A Choral Celebration'

For the grand finale concert of this Autumn's Windsor Festival, the Windsor & Eton Choral Society are joining forces with three other local choirs:

  • Taplow Youth Choir
  • Voci Chamber Choir
  • Quire Voices

to present two of the finest and best-known works ever composed for voice.

Joined by the iconic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the concert opens with Mozart's Coronation Mass, brimming with wonderful vocal melodies, most notably the beautifully moving Agnus Dei for solo soprano.

Rounding the evening off, they will perform Beethoven's magnificent Symphony No. 9 - the first three movements demonstrate superb orchestral writing, but the entire piece is crowned by the addition of chorus and soloists for the glorious Ode to Joy.

The programme:

  • Mozart: Coronation Mass in C major, K. 317
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Tickets: £25.50 to £35.50 (incls. booking fee), are available online at Windsor Festival Box Office .

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

West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

Sunday 7th October


Note time

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

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West Forest Sinfonia: Orchestral Concert

WFS welcomes award-winning Henley pianist Anita D'Attellis, as the soloist in Rachmaninov's ever-popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in a programme of well-known favourites.

The programme in this concert by West Forest Sinfonia:

  • Smetana: Vltava (from Má Vlast)
  • Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Anita D'Attellis, piano)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Conductor: Philip Ellis. Leader Giles Wade. With Anita D'Attellis, piano.

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.

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H-Bar-C: Live Country Music

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month


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 2016


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, Woodlands Road, Woodley RG5 3EU (Note new venue)

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 their overseas trips most recently enjoying a highly successful trip to Düsseldorf in October 2015 performing alongside German choir Düssharmonie.

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.