Grange Park Opera 2021 – Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead – 10th June–17th July 2021 It’s been a ‘challenging’ year, but what has kept us going is to focus on the future: 2021 at Grange Park Opera, Surrey. This season covers a deliberately broad range of productions from the traditional, a rarity for connoisseurs, to a brand …

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Rushmoor ‘Odd Fellows’ Male Voice Choir records virtual performance

Rushmoor Male Voice Choir have not stayed idle during COVID-19 lockdown. Not only have the choir replaced the social side of their weekly rehearsals with fortnightly Zoom social meetups, but they have even recorded a performance of Bizet’s Divine Brahma as a ‘virtual choir’ to satisfy their need to get back …

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Katie Derham a judge for Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2020 – and there’s still time to enter bursary competition!

Following the launch of 2020’s Coro Nuovo Sussex Young Musician of the Year competition last week, the organisers are delighted to announce that broadcaster Katie Derham has kindly agreed to be on this year’s judging panel. Sponsored by Traditional Oak and Timber Company Tradoak, the competition offers young musicians the …

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Piano lessons during lockdown

When schools in England closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, many teachers had to transfer their curriculum online. For instrumental music teachers, it was possible to continue lessons with relatively little upheaval, using Skype or other means of video call. Some musicians have been teaching in this way for …

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Get Drumming with Dominik Wilhelm!

Vivian Greene once said that ‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.’ O.K., so I’m healthy, my loved ones are healthy, we have food, drink and a house and garden to enjoy and give each other space in. I’m …

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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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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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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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