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Adorned Community Gospel Choir

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Adorned Community Gospel Choir meet on Tuesdays 7:30pm-9pm at St Paul's Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR

Come sing your heart out with Adorned Community Gospel choir. Be uplifted and encouraged by upbeat contemporary and classic Gospel songs. All are welcome, no auditions, no need to read music, term time only. sign up at   or visit www.adornedgospelchoir.com  Tel: 07980550542

Bella Cora Female Choir

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Bella Cora is a unique female vocal ensemble dedicated to bringing high quality performances of choral music to audiences in North London and beyond. Busy ladies with demanding jobs and family commitments, we are all passionate about singing, and hugely proud of our high standard of musicianship.

We perform regular concerts, with appearances at venues such as St. James's, Piccadilly and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. We also sing at charity and community events as well as weddings.

Our sound is a vibrant fusion of sacred and secular works, encompassing folk songs from around the world, songs and music from past and present, modern choral works and popular show-stopping anthems.

We rehearse every Monday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Winchmore Hill, North London, and we take a break during school holidays. We're a sociable group, and rehearsals are fun and friendly, and are sometimes followed by a drink.

Bowes Park Community Choir

bowesparkcommunitychoirCome and be part of a truly uplifting community experience! Everyone is welcome to join us – young, youngish and not so young. Don't be shy, there are no auditions, there's no need to read music, just bring yourself and a bottle of water (it can be thirsty work!).

We sing a variety of different songs selected from the genres of classical, world and popular music

Bowes Park Folk Club

FolksingersAll are welcome at the monthly folk club evenings - singers, players, reciters, join-in-the-chorusers! We meet once a month from 8-10pm(ish), normally on the first Thursday and usually at Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, N22 8NG.

Admission charge is £5 for guest performers and £4 for all comers evenings.

Children's International Voices

Children's International Voices consists of four choirs for children aged 4 – 20+.  We are a non-auditioning choir and new children are welcome to come to any rehearsal. We actively encourage children of all nationalities who enjoy singing to join us. The choir tours internationally once every two years and has recorded three double CDs. 

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Da Capo Concert Band

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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 can be found on Facebook and Twitter as well as our website www.dacapoconcertband.co.uk 

ELODS (Enfield Light Operatic and Dramatic Society)

elodslogoELODS, based in Winchmore Hill, is an award-winning amateur musical theatre company which was founded in 1953.  They put on two productions a year, usually in April and October at the Wyllyots Theatre in Potters Bar.

ELODS are always on the lookout for new members and helpers, whether for leading parts, the chorus, or helping behind the scenes.

Rehearsals are held twice a week in Winchmore Hill.

Enfield Chamber Orchestra

enfieldchamberorchestraEnfield Chamber Orchestra (formerly Enfield String Players) was founded in 1942. We are a very friendly orchestra who first and foremost enjoy playing great music.

As a guide, a minimum standard of Grade 7 is needed to join, but a commitment to rehearsals and improving standards are the most important requirements. We meet on a Monday evening during term time.  Rehearsals are held at Oakwood Methodist Church and concerts are given at Palmers Green United Reformed Church.

Enfield Community Orchestra

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We are an orchestra based in the London Borough of Enfield, open to all amateur musicians old and new. 

If you have ever played an orchestral instrument and wish you could pick it up again we are the group for you.

We do not have any minimum requirement we just ask that you enjoy yourself.

We’re a friendly bunch and always open to new players coming along, so get in touch.

  • We are not for profit, all unused money is filtered straight back into the orchestra
  • We are committee led, all members have a say in what happens
  • We are friendly and sociable and you may even find us chatting in the pub after rehearsals.

Enfield Community Singers

Enfield Community Singers was founded by Simon Gilbert in 2011 with the aim of giving local people an opportunity to be part of a group of singers.  Their performances offer audiences the chance to join them singing such songs as Unforgettable, As Time Goes By, Edelweiss, Sing a Song, You’ll Never Know, Morning Has Broken, Bright Eyes with a couple of great London Medleys, which never fail to get audiences singing along. It is always a lot of fun, as they like to create a party atmosphere where everyone can participate and have a good time.

Enfield Music Hub

Enfield's Music Hub is an exciting partnership between Enfield Music Service and regional and national partner organisations which has been set up to sustain and develop music education for children and young people in Enfield.

The Music Hub works closely with all Enfield schools, parents & carers and children & young people.

Who is involved?

Enfield Music Service as the lead partner as well as a number of other partner music organisations contribute to the Hub.

ENJO English Jazz Orchestra

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ENJO Jazz Orchestra is a full-scale professional-standard big band, complete with vocals and string section. We play classic swing and latin repertoire, featuring the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ted Heath, Perez Prado, Ray Anthony, Dorsey Bros and more.

We play everything from fund-raisers at schools and churches to gala nights, corporate functions and regional theatres.

ENJO Southgate

ENJO Southgate is a full-scale big band, rehearsing with vocals and occasional orchestral strings on Friday evenings in London N14.  We have a good, regular line up, but could do with more trumpets and trombones.

ENJO Enfield

ENJO Enfield was the founder-band of our Jazz Network.  We are a swing big band rehearsing on Monday evenings.  We have a solid, regular line up, but could currently make use of a drummer, saxes and trombones.

ENJO East Finchley

ENJO East Finchley is our jazz combo workshop, rehearsing with vocals on Wednesday mornings in London N2.  We are looking for instrumentalists of all varieties.

ENJO RAF Hendon (Heritage Swing Band)

ENJO RAF Hendon, Heritage Swing Band, recreates the sounds of the big bands from The Golden Age of Swing, rehearsing Thursday evenings at the RAF Museum London in NW9.

ENJO Youth Jazz Orchestra

ENJO Youth Jazz Orchestra launched in October 2013 and is our first jazz project designed specifically for young people up to age 23. We will rehearse on Friday evenings in London N14 and we're currently inviting applications from players of all big band instruments.

FFBOS (The Finchley & Friern Barnet Operatic Society)

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We perform two musical theatre productions each year.   These range from classics such as Singing' in the Rain and Anything Goes, to jukebox musicals such as Rock of Ages and Footloose, and new musicals such as Full Monty, Bad Girls and Honk. Plus we've produced three Sondheim shows since 2010.

London People's Orchestra

london peoples orchestraLondon People's Orchestra was formed on 28 April 2011.

We wanted somewhere for local musicians to come and enjoy playing together, without the pressure and minimum standard often required by other amateur classical ensembles.In September 2012, we moved to our current HQ at Oakwood Baptist Church in Southgate, London N14.

The main thing to say is that we are not high brow, we are inclusive and it's okay to make mistakes at London People's Orchestra - that's the way we learn. New players sometimes find themselves sitting with a novice on one side and a seasoned professional musician on the other.

Everyone is friendly and encouraging and that's the way we like it.

If you enjoy playing a varied mix of music and you want to learn and develop, whatever your starting point, we would love to be able to help you through London People's Orchestra.

North London Brass

northlondonbrassNorth London Brass (NLB) is a network of traditional British brass bands and our own Brass & Woodwind Learners' Academy.

Formed in 2010, NLB has now grown to a strong network of local bands and an Academy, working with scores of brass and woodwind players in the London area.

Our bands are organised into local Band Groups (Enfield & Edmonton, Muswell Hill & Finchley, Putney & Wandsworth) with rehearsals on a choice of evenings. We pride ourselves on encouraging and developing excellence. But we also retain a friendly and supportive ethos where everyone is welcome and included, especially learners and returning players of all ages and ability.

North London Sinfonia

The North London Sinfonia, formerly the Tudor Orchestra, is a long-established and friendly amateur orchestra based in North Finchley. We are open to amateur and professional musicians of all levels of ability (no auditions required) and play under the guidance of a professional conductor, leader and principal cello. The orchestra provides a friendly and supportive environment for musicians to develop their skills, and prides itself on its adventurous programming.

We generally play more adventurous repertoire than a typical community orchestra and each concert includes a concerto with a soloist of a professional standard. Recent programmes have featured Sibelius's 3rd Symphony, Dvořák's 5th and 8th, and Borodin's 2nd - as well as concertos by Brahms, Beethoven, Glazunov and Prokofiev.

We rehearse in Trinity Church, Nether Street, North Finchley, on Mondays.

Southgate Opera

SOperaSouthgate Opera (formerly known as Southgate College Opera) is one of the premier amateur opera groups in the London area working under the musical direction of Neil Cloake and has enjoyed many years of successful performances of grand opera, light opera and musical theatre.

New chorus members are welcome - no audition necessary. Chorus rehearsals are held every Monday at Saint Mary Magdalene church, Enfield, starting promptly at 7.30pm and going on until 10.00pm

Southgate Symphony Orchestra

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Southgate Symphony Orchestra is an amateur musical group based in Southgate, North London. With the aim of providing opportunities for people to hear and make music, we have contributed to the cultural heritage of the London Borough of Enfield for over 50 years. The Orchestra welcomes all musicians of Grade 6 or above. Each season is tied in with school terms and culminates in a live concert at different venues around Enfield, often featuring concerti played by guest soloists.

St Harmonica's Blues Club

Weekly Blues gigs at 6 Cannon Hill, N14 7HC, run by the Vintage Blues Music Association. Admission is free; there is a £2 annual membership fee, and bands are paid by 'passing the hat' (so a generous contribution is expected, please). Originally based at the Waiting Rooms cafe at Palmers Green station, the Association was founded by members of local blues band, The Vintage.

The Latymer Saturday Music Centre

The Latymer Saturday Music Centre is an independent Music Centre which is open to ALL children from reception year upwards. Activities take place at The Latymer School, Edmonton, on Saturday mornings, during term time.

The Rowantree Choir

rowantreechoirThe choir began its life as an evening class at Rowantree School in Winchmore Hill, North London, in 1960. It later became a separate entity, and is now an important part of Enfield's thriving musical activity. We are a mixed choir of about 70 members, made up of the four singing parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

Membership of the choir is open to anyone who can hold a tune! There are no auditions. All are welcome and, as an incentive for people who have never sung with us before, we offer the first term free, so that new members can take their time discovering whether they like us and what we do.

Winchmore String Orchestra

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Twenty years ago a new musical venture began in Winchmore Hill – an amateur string orchestra. Called unpretentiously the Winchmore String Orchestra (WSO), or simply the Winchmore Strings, it was the creation of a local professional violinist and teacher, Stanley Lishak, and his wife Bertha, a viola-player.

Today, with a core membership of more than two dozen that is boosted by the addition of guest players at concerts, the orchestra is in fine form. Most of its members live in the boroughs of Enfield and Barnet, though some come from as far afield as Walthamstow, Islington and Hertfordshire. It gives a platform to up-and-coming soloists and a hearing to local composers. And many charities benefit from the funds it raises at its concerts, which are held at Winchmore Hill Methodist Church.