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Banstead Arts Festival Society
 

Banstead Arts Festival Society is a Registered Charity whose aim is to bring to the local area artists of national and international standing, as well as outstanding local talent.

Ticket prices are kept as low as possible and the Society’s appeal is particularly to those looking for first class entertainment but not wishing to travel to London or other centres.

Banstead Arts Festival SocietyFrom October to March the Society presents four professional concerts and at the beginning of May a fortnight's Festival is held – a mixture of lunch-time concerts, exhibitions, walks, talks, coach visits and a wide variety of evening events, music from jazz to chamber ensembles and all shades in between.

The Festival also includes a number of events arranged by other local organisations.

For information please contact the Secretary, Marion Hayns, at 25 Longcroft Avenue, Banstead SM7 3AE, 01737-350288, marionh.bafs@hotmail.co.uk

   
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Banstead Organ and Keyboard Club
 

cantamus reigateThe Club has been in existence for over 20 years, originally being called Croydon & Sutton Home Organ Club. In January 2006 it was renamed the Banstead Organ & Keyboard Club when they moved to Banstead, Surrey.

They are a friendly group of electronic keyboard and organ enthusiasts, together with those who just enjoy live music. All of their meetings have a top professional artist playing the latest Cantamus Reigateinstruments.

The society's concerts cover every kind of music – Big Band, Jazz, Show Music, Light Classics, Pops and a lot, lot more …. all the ingredients for a highly entertaining evening in a comfortable venue, with refreshments available in the interval.

They are always pleased to have new members join on a yearly membership basis and of course they will be pleased to welcome visitors.

Monthly concert meetings are normally held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 for 7.30pm

For further information, e-mail the society at bansteadorganclub@blueyonder.co.uk or telephone Sue on 020 8330 5795.

   
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Buckland Choral Society
 

Buckland and Betchworth Choral Society (BBCS) is a friendly and thriving local community choir, singing a wide range of modern and traditional music.

BBCS rehearses at 7.45pm every Wednesday evening in Betchworth Village Hall, Station Road, Betchworth from September to the end of June. As well as participating in the Leith Hill Festival in April, the group holds an annual Christmas concert and a Summer concert. They also have a very full social calendar.

Buckland & Betchworth Choral Society BBCS are always keen to welcome new members. It doesn't matter if you think you are a bit rusty, there is no audition and you don't even have to read music. If you'd like to hear more about this successful and thriving choir and/or are considering joining, please contact the Membership Secretary, Katie Bell at katiebell78@gmail.com to learn more.

 

   
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Cantamus Reigate
 

cantamus reigateCantamus Reigate is an ad hoc choir, fixed separately for each concert, which aims to perform to a high standard but on few rehearsals. Singers are therefore expected either to be competent readers or to know the pieces sufficiently well to be able to cope without lengthy note-bashing sessions.

Concerts are usually arranged two or three times a year and for each one the choir rehearses on different weekday evenings and at weekends so people can avoid missing regular commitments. The Cantamus Reigatechoir’s main purposes are to have fun by performing worthwhile music well, and to share their enjoyment with their audience, to provide a platform for other musicians and to encourage younger singers to enjoy the experience of choral singing with adults.

The aim is to cover costs, but any surplus is donated to a charity chosen by the Director. Adult singers are asked for a contribution of £15 for each concert in which they take part. If you would like to sing with Cantamus Reigate, please call 07730 400373 or email nick.landauer@live.co.uk

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Dorking Concertgoers
 

Dorking ConcertgoersDorking Concertgoers present high quality live classical music in the Mole Valley featuring national and international artists. Eight concerts are promoted every season including two concerts by the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic or Philharmonia orchestras, and a series of three string quartet concerts.

Recent quartets include the Endellion, Brodsky and Sacconi. Young artists at the beginning of their career are also featured. Most concerts take place at Dorking Halls but also at other venues including the Menuhin Hall in Stoke d’Abernon.

Dorking ConcertgoersMembers of the Concertgoers receive considerable discounts on ticket prices, up to 20%. For a brochure and details of membership please contact the Hon. Ticket and Membership Secretary, Pam Chiverton, South Lodge, South Holmwood, Surrey RH5 4LZ, telephone 01306 740619, email pam.chiverton@btinternet.com, or visit their website: www.dorkingconcertgoers.org.uk.

Registered Charity No. 295839. President: James Bowman CBE

   
   
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Emmanuel Church, Sidlow Bridge
 

Emmanuel is a small Anglican Parish Church, just south of Reigate on the A217 towards Gatwick. The parish was created in 1860 for local estate workers and the church was built in 1861. Since then the size of the parish has been reduced considerably through diocesan reorganisation of the local parishes.

They foster a strong, mainstream, Anglican musical tradition with a robed four-part choir. Their organ, a fine example of the early work of J.W. Walker, with tracker action throughout, was installed in 1862 and has been historically restored in 2005.

Emmanuel ChurchSecular concerts are held regularly throughout the year. They are committed to giving proficient younger musicians opportunities to perform. They have introduced a "Young Performers' Concert" into their regular events. This is a completely non-competitive, non-judgemental concert where they give young performers a stage. It has been most successful and they are keen to continue and build on this aspect of their musical tradition.

A minimum of five concerts/recitals are normally held each year. They are very pleased to have been able to give a stage to returning solo arts, launch CDs and bring musicians together who now travel the country. To find out more, get details of current events and contact details please vistit www.emmanuelchurchsidlow.co.uk

   
   
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English Arts Chorale Association
 

Does great chorale music send shivers down your spine? If so, the English Arts Chorale, a choir of 80 which performs major works, often from memory, both locally and at venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican, St John's College English Arts ChoraleCambridge and cathedrals across the land, may be the place for you.

A friendly organisation which encourages people to realise their ambitions in high standard ensemble work, the EACA will give both experts and beginners the opportunity to develop their musicianship and vocal skills to the full.

Whatever your skills and experience, if you want to be inspired - or you want a challenge, try them out. The choir rehearses at 7.45 pm every Monday night in Wray Common School, Kendal Close, Reigate. Alternatively, please contact the Membership Secretary, Christine Arnold on members@englisharts.org

   
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The Horley Singers
 

The Horley SingersThe Horley Singers (THS) is a mixed voice, adult choir, formed in 1998, with roughly 40-members. They rehearse weekly on Monday evenings during school term time at the Horley Methodist Church on Victoria Road, Horley, with a piano accompanist. Practices start at 8pm, end at 10pm and include a short break in the middle for refreshments and chat.

THS usually perform two public concerts each year, sometimes more, and often they raise money for a local charity selected by choir members. No musical experience is required of new singers and they The Horley Singersdon’t hold auditions. All they expect from you is to sing with enthusiasm and to be a team player. No ‘prima donnas’ need apply!

When you join this choir your musical knowledge grows over time. The musical repertoire is varied and chosen to appeal to a wide audience. The group’s Musical Director, Richard Cartmale has a wealth of experience, not only as a former singer with English National Opera, but also as a composer, conductor and instrumentalist. He brings his infectious enthusiasm, humour and character to every rehearsal. For more information please email thehorleysingers@gmail.com.


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Lunchtime Music at St. Matthews
 

Lunchtime Musis at St MatthewsThere is lunchtime music every Thursday (except during August) at St Matthew’s Church, Station Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1DL from 1.10 to 2pm. The concerts were established in 1975 and have continued without a break ever since, contributing much to cultural life in the borough.

These weekly concerts offer the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.  Professionals, students from the London conservatoires, keen amateurs or talented young musicians provide programmes ranging in style from classical to jazz. Some concerts feature solo players, others chamber ensembles or choirs.

Entry is free, but donations are welcomed to help cover costs (a contribution of £3 per head is suggested but any donation, however small or large, is appreciated). Tea and coffee are available in the church from 12.45pm and many people like to bring their own sandwiches to eat during the concert. Others like to indulge in a pre-concert light lunch in the church's "Fresh Ground" coffee shop, where an excellent range of very reasonably priced food is available. For programme details please visit their website.

   
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New Music Nights
 

New Music NightsNew Music Nights is a monthly live music event in Reigate. Its aim is to offer local bands and musicians a chance to perform their own material and develop their act in front of a willing New Music Nightsaudience, and to provide music lovers with a chance to get together and enjoy new music performed live. All genres and ages are welcome. Anyone who wants to play can get in touch by emailing

newmusicnights@balancemedia.co.uk

 
   
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Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society
 

Oxted & Limpsfield Music SocietyThe Society was founded shortly after the Second World War, staging its first concert on St. Valentine's Day, 1946. Its objectives are to encourage young musicians, and to bring music of the highest standard to the area at reasonable prices.

The society has been fortunate over the years to have had the help and advice of distinguished Presidents, including the pianist Eileen Joyce and current President, the internationally acclaimed pianist, Imogen Cooper.

Oxted & Limpsfield Music SocietyConcerts are usually held in the Centenary Theatre of Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, RH8 0QU. Occasionally they are also able to enjoy the fine acoustics of St Peter's Church, High Street, Limpsfield, RH8 0DT.

Concerts are open to all. Membership is not required, but a significant saving may be made by subscribing to a serial ticket for all five of the season's concerts. The 2016/17 season includes a concert by Stephen Hough, the internationally acclaimed pianist.

For more information please contact John Doubleday on 01883 713775 or doubledays@btinternet.com

   
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Redhill Sinfonia
 

Redhill Sinfonia was founded over 125 years ago and is the second oldest amateur symphony orchestra in the country. Key to the orchestra's continued success, popularity and high standard is its policy of engaging professional conductors and first rate soloists, and having a permanent professional leader.

The orchestra performs three concerts each year with a varied repertoire of music. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Redhill.

For further details and membership enquiries please contact the orchestra's membership secretary by email on membership@redhillsinfonia.org.uk or visit their website.

   
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Reigate & Redhill Choral Society


Reigate & Redhill Choral Society was founded in 1941 and has been a part of the musical life of the area continuously since that time, presenting concerts in venues including the Harlequin Theatre and a number of local churches.

Their programmes are varied and include both popular pieces and lesser-known, contemporary works. Peter Farrant has been Music Director since 1998. Under his skilled and enthusiastic leadership the society has grown and developed innovative new events such as the Surrey Choral Festival. It is their 75th anniversary in 2016/17.

No audition is required before joining. Rehearsals take place each Tuesday from 7.45 to 9.45pm in the upper hall at Redhill United Reformed Church, Shaw's Comer with a number of open rehearsals throughout the season.

For more information please email info@rrcs.org.uk, sign up to the mailing list on the website or contact the Chairman, Chris Weekes on 01293 785199 or the Membership Secretary, Ailsa Darroch on 01737 766236.

   
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The Reigate & Redhill Music and Drama Festival
 

The Reigate & Redhill Music and Drama Festival was founded in 1925, and is now the second oldest organisation and the largest Borough event held annually. It takes place in early May.

It is open to amateurs of all ages who are judged in competitive and non competitive classes in Music and Speech and Drama by professional adjudicators according to the recommendations of the British and International Federation of Festivals.

During the two weeks of the Festival over 2,000 performers actively participate in a wide range of classes and the Festival culminates in a public concert at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill offering a selection of the best performances. Masterclasses and workshops also feature in the Festival.

Full details of classes and entry forms for the Festival can be found in the Syllabus (available December to February from local music shops and libraries) or at www.reigate-redhillmusicfest.org.uk or by contacting the Secretary, Mrs Chris Upton on 01737 244837.

   
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Reigate School
 

Reigate SchoolThere are many opportunities to be involved in Performing Arts at Reigate School. Every year Key Stage 3 students take part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. The choir and small group are regular participants and prize winners at the Reigate & Redhill Festival.

Their charity work in the community includes an annual concert “Lets Sing Together.” This takes place at Reigate Baptist Church and involves six feeder primary schools. The choir also sings at the Woodhatch Centre at Christmas time.

GCSE options include Dance, Drama, Music and Media. The highlight of the year is the school show which usually takes place at the end of June at The Harlequin Theatre in Redhill. Recent performances include Fame, Guys & Dolls and High School Musical. The school offers a number of scholarships to young singers.

For more information please contact Wendy Hill on 01737 229563 or at bursar@reigate-school.surrey.sch.uk.

   
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Showtimers
 

The Showtimers staged their first show in 1973. They stage two shows per year, always at the same time, their major show in the third week in February (School half-term) and a Cabaret Supper in early September.

The types of show they stage are mostly musical and variety, they seldom perform straight plays and they are one of the very few local groups to successfully perform major musicals.

Over the years they have performed most of the popular pantomimes and musical plays.

They meet for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings and when close to a show also on Sunday afternoons.

The Showtimers are a friendly, supportive group and welcome anyone interested in performing or taking part back stage in any capacity, no matter what age, all are welcome.

Further details contact Bill Damen on 01737 823274.


   
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St Cecilia Chorus
 

St. Cecilia Chorus is a 70 strong mixed voice choir founded in 1922 and based in Banstead. They perform four concerts a year in and around Banstead, with professional soloists and orchestras like The Little Baroque Company.

If you love singing and are looking for a choir to develop your talents,why not come along to a rehearsal and try them out - Priory School, Banstead, 7.45pm on Thursdays. New members are always welcome - contact the secretary Bery Radford on 020 8669 3472 or secretary@stceciliachorus.org.uk

 


   
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Vocal Dimension
 

Vocal DimensionVocal Dimension Chorus is a vibrant group of local women who love singing a cappella music together and achieving extraordinary things!

Based in Redhill at The Warwick School, Noke Drive, RH1 4AD and led by inspirational Musical Director, Valerie Taylor, they perform everything from barbershop songs to contemporary pop at local events and across the south east. For the NSPCC they have even sung at the top of the London Gherkin. They are also extremely proud to be part of the Armed Forces' "One Voice" project, singing on the recent single "A Path to Peace".

Vocal DimensionIn 2014, they competed in Baltimore in the women's barbershop "world championships" in the Small Chorus Class and were thrilled to win the International Silver Medal. If you'd like to get in touch or follow their progress, please visit their website (or find them on Facebook: Vocal Dimension Chorus). For more information please contact info01@vocaldimension.co.uk.

 

   
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