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First class classical music – on your doorstep in Dorking!

Love classical music? This spring, there’s no need to go all the way to London to hear it. At the Leith Hill Musical Festival, you have three fabulous concerts on your doorstep at the Dorking Halls – and with tickets from just £15, it’s much cheaper and more convenient than …

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Remember someone special with Dorking Tree of Light service

The local community will be coming together to remember loved ones at a Dorking Tree of Light service on Sunday 1 December*. The service will include Christmas carols and readings, and has been jointly organised by the local hospice, St Catherine’s Hospice and St Paul’s Church. . The Tree of …

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Surrey University lunch-time open recital

This lunchtime I was treated to the Metropolitan Guitar Quartet by students at the Department of Music and Media PATS Studio 1, Stag Lane Campus. The quartet features an outstanding young ensemble whose members have individually and consistently been awarded top prizes at some of the worlds  most important guitar …

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Surrey University Lunch Time Recital

I had the opportunity to attend the masters performance assessment recital at lunchtime on Wednesday at The University of Surrey. It’s part of the assessment process for the department students, but as the recitals are open to the public it gives the students the opportunity to perform to a live …

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Guildford Philanthropy’s Latest Corporate Ambassador

Guildford Philanthropy is delighted to announce that Guildford Jazz has today become its latest Corporate Ambassador in a partnership that is a first for Guildford Philanthropy to work with another not-for-profit organisation in an Ambassador role. As part of a broader philanthropic partnership,  Guildford Jazz has agreed to donate all  …

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Supporting Local- Handpicked for Dorking

Handpicked for Clandon Wood. This weekend I popped along to Clandon Wood to show my support to Handpicked for Dorking as well as the exhibitors that were there. As we parked up I could hear Chris and Will from ‘Forget the DJ‘ who were playing some great music which added …

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Rotary Big Band Concert hits the perfect note!

  On Wednesday 22nd May 2019, a sell-out audience of over 500 music lovers of all ages attended Leatherhead Rotary Club’s second annual Big Band Concert at Leatherhead Theatre in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Headline act at the event was the amazing BPO …

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Local singer/songwriter Chrissie Huntley wins competition to play Glastonbury Festival 2019

Soul-pop singer/songwriter Chrissie Huntley has won the opportunity to perform at the internationally renowned Glastonbury Music Festival which celebrates another sell out year and is set to welcome over 175,000 festival goers this June. A star on the rise, the Reigate-born 24-year-old is currently studying at the illustrious BIMM Institute …

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In Place of War – Music for Medellin

In Place of War – Music for Medellin Donate your unwanted musical instruments and equipment to charity Young people are mentored by artists and learn the four elements of Hip Hop (MCing, break dancing, djing and graffiti) Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th June 2019 The Boileroom, Guildford ‘If it wasn’t …

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Bizet’s Carmen at Clandon Wood Nature Reserve

Clandon Wood Nature Reserve presents a special Fundraising performance of Bizet’s Carmen in support of The Brigitte Trust Sunday 5th May – Tickets £49 Transforming the beautiful glass Pavillion at Clandon Wood into an intimate in-the-round performance space, Rogue Opera’s cast of six singers and pianist bring you the drama …

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World-famous Male Voice Choir fills Horsham church in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association!

On Saturday 23rd March 2019, a sell-out audience of over 500 people filled St Mary’s Church in Horsham to hear over 70 members of the world-famous London Welsh Male Voice Choir perform a very special concert in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. VIP guest at the concert was …

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inChoir’s 10th Anniversary

Back when it all began Our first ever session was in East Grinstead at The Jubilee Community Centre on Tuesday 24th February. The centre was packed, and I kept asking people as they arrived if they had come for choir. But no, they had come for pancakes, served by The …

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Record entry for Godalming Performing Arts Festival

The Godalming Music Festival began in 1947 as a competition for choirs. Piano classes were added in 1962, with stringed and wind instruments in 1966. 1968 saw further growth with the addition of speech and solo singing. An organ competition was instituted in 1977 and dance introduced in 1991. Whilst …

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