Subject tag: Music

22 February 2016

Da Capo Concert Band was established in 1997 with the principal objective of providing amateur adult woodwind, brass, and percussion players with a friendly, dynamic and challenging environment in which to play. We rehearse every Wednesday at St John the Baptist, Barnet Church, Junction of High Street and Wood Street, Chipping Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BW and normally perform 3 major concerts at the church each year.  Our contact details are   and we.......

26 September 2015

On 1st October London People's Orchestra are holding an open evening to recruit new string players. All coaching received from London People's Orchestra will be from professional string players, you will also receive technique classes and a chance to play with a full orchestra. As you will see from our Vacancies Page, we have quite a few spare seats that need filling, especially violins and violas. As mentioned we are a friendly group that welcome all levels of players. If you have played an.......

04 September 2015

Enfield Chamber Orchestra starts rehearsals for its November concert on 28th September.  The concert, in Enfield Baptist Church, will include the Brahms Double Concerto and Saint-Saens Symphony No 2. The Orchestra is always on the lookout for more violins and violas.  If you're interested in joining, you can email or visit.......

01 September 2015

Chickenshed's autumn theatre workshops for over 50s start on 7th September and the Chickenshead Community Choir workshops also start this month.  See below for details. 50+ Theatre Workshops - Autumn 2015 07 September 2015 - 12 October 2015 Venue:  Chickenshed Tickets:  £45 for 6 weeks of workshops A series of theatre workshops for the over 50s which also provide a great opportunity to meet new people with a shared passion for theatre and the.......

04 August 2015

As we confidently forecast in the weekly newsletter, last Sunday was hot and sunny and people turned out in droves to listen to the Broomfield Blues in Broomfield Park.  They also stopped by at the Community Orchard to admire the wildflowers, see how the apples were coming on, drink home-made apple wine and observe the insects in their bug hotel, the Bugsingham Palace.  A few visitors even tried their hand at croquet on the former bowling green.  And there were chilli plants on.......

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15 July 2015

The first of this year's Proms in the Park was hot and sunny, the second - held last Sunday - was overcast with occasional drizzle.  But the weather didn't deter over a hundred people gathering to listen and dance to musicians from Bowes Park Folk Club and local singer/songwriter Luke Carey - as you can see from the cutting below, taken from the Enfield Gazette.  Click on the picture for a bigger version As the Gazette also points out, this weekend will see a change of style: .......

07 July 2015

Despite rain earlier in the day, the Proms in the Park season got off to a hot and sunny start on Sunday afternoon.  A pleasant atmosphere prevailed as music lovers sat on the grass near the Broomfield Park bandstand to listen to music by North London Brass, with an intermission provided by young drummers from BishBashBosh and BoxBeaters.   There are three more Proms in the Parks concerts featuring a variety of musical styles - see below.  As well as the music and great.......

02 June 2015

The mysterious "Palmers Scream" scroll, discovered in Southgate Town Hall, says that "Broomfield should be a happy place. All effort should be taken to bring joy and merriment to its grasses throughout the year, for each smile reduces the power of the witches as they sleep."  One group of people who are rising to the challenge of "bringing joy and merriment to its grasses" are the Friends of Broomfield Park, who this year are extending the season of summer free musical events to take in.......

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06 May 2015

Children's International Voices of Enfield were one of the choirs featured on Radio 3's The Choir programme on 28th April.  You can listen to a clip of the choir in action along with commentary from singers Tom, Joe and Genevieve. Made up of six choirs with members from the ages of 4 to 18, they have been running for twenty years. You can hear extracts of two pieces composed by their patron, John Rutter. The Children's Voices are currently rehearsing for a concert at Palmers Green.......

18 April 2015

The 2015 Enfield Choral and Orchestral Music Festival will run between 24th June and 12th July at venues throughout the borough (and just outside the borough - Southgate Opera, as usual, will be at Wyllyots Theatre in Potters Bar). For full details and to book, visit enfieldfestivals.com/event/details/enfield-choral-orchestral-music-festival. Concerts Weds 24th to Sat 27th June at 7.30pm (Sat Mat 2.30pm)Southgate Opera presents The Merry Widow at Wyllyots Theatre Saturday 27th June.......

09 April 2015

This Saturday Livestock present the first of four monthly nights of Music from he Black Barn at Forty Hall Farm. The month the music style will be Blues - and who better to supply the musicians that our own local Blues club, St Harmonica's?  Details of the line-up are on our What's On page. Lined up for May is Folk, for June Ska and Soul and for July Southern Rock.  Full details are on the Livestock website.  .......

03 March 2015

This year's spring production by FFBOS is a radical retelling of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado.  Retitled Hot Mikado, this musical story brings a modern twist to the popular tale about the wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo and his love for the fair maid Yum-Yum. Expect hot jazz solos, big swing numbers and sharp zoot suits, as FFBOS brings this fantastic show to life. This toe-tappingly fun show will be coming to the Intimate Theatre in Palmers Green, for one week only, so.......

10 January 2015

Maybe you used to play a brass instrument at school and would like to return to playing or have never played anything and would like to learn to play? Here's your opportunity!  London Metropolitan Brass set up a beginners band a year ago and since then have taught over 40 people to play, free-of-charge.  We are very active within the local community, having played over recent weeks in East Finchley, Crouch End and Bounds Green Bowls Club. If you'd like to come down and join in the fun, we.......

03 January 2015

An urgent call to Enfield Gentlemen from Simon Gilbert! The Enfield Community Singers, a rising star in the local choral firmament, urgently require male singers to augment our already splendid sound. Following another standing ovation at Mount Carmel and St George’s Church in December, the choir is already planning concerts well into the spring of 2015. However, we are restricted for the more ambitious pieces of music without the strong male base that these pieces require. So,.......

21 November 2014

Chickenshed Community Chorus - an ongoing series of vocal sessions at which you can develop your singing skills as part of an ensemble and learn a number of arrangements. Sessions are led by Jo Collins – Chickenshed’s Director of Music. The next series of workshops starts on  Wednesday 21st January and runs until Wednesday 25th February 2015 (fiveweeks not including Wednesday 4th February) Time: 6.30-8.30pm Cost: £7.50 each session Age: 21+ Running Time: 2 hours. The.......

21 November 2014

After the success of their last show Mack & Mabel. Finchley & Friern Barnet Operatic Society are soon to begin work on their next adventure on stage, Hot Mikado. A modern day adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado - expect Zoot Suits instead of Kimonos and hot jazz numbers instead of the traditional operatic fare and a whole lot more! If you're interested in being part of the Hot Mikado, you're invited to an Introductory Evening on Wednesday 26th November, or if you can't.......

12 November 2014

Ask your average music-lover to name half-a-dozen Germanic or Italian or Russian composers and he or she will rattle off a list with ease. But Scandinavian composers? Hmm. Well, Sibelius, of course, and Grieg, then, let's see, Nielsen, er ...... On the cold northern fringe of Europe, Scandinavia tends not to be thought of as a fully paid-up part of the continent's culture, at least as far as classical music is concerned. Except for the justly well-known Sibelius and Grieg, concert planners.......

13 October 2014

For the past couple of years every Friday evening has seen St Monica's Parish Centre on Cannon Hill transformed into "St Harmonica's Blues Club" - three hours of excellent music, swift service of very reasonably priced drinks, and a great sociable atmosphere.  Starting this month, the same venue will be open on Sunday evenings too for "Unplugged Sundays at St Monica's". The Sunday night gigs have been set up by Sharon Crowe and Colin Hook, the music loving team who run the Parish Centre.......

11 October 2014

If you travel to Bowes Park station, walk up the stairs from the platform and turn right (towards Bounds Green), the first building you encounter when leaving the station is Shaftesbury Hall, a former chapel now known locally as the "Tin Tabernacle".  It's a rare survivor of a type of metal self-assembly church that sprang up the Victorian era, but is now in a state of disrepair. Shaftesbury Hall aka the Tin TabernacleSince 1974 the Tin Tabernacle has belonged to North London Samaritans,.......

03 October 2014

The haunting Greek musical style Rembetika (the "Greek Blues") will be the theme of a trilogy of events - two concerts and a film - which will be raising money for the Leukaemia Cancer Society, starting this month.  And appropriately enough, given the large Greek-speaking presence in our area, the first two events in the Trilogy of the Greek Blues will be taking place locally. The Trilogy begins with Rembetika and Beyond - A Journey into the Greek Blues, a concert at the Millfield Theatre.......