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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.......

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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: .......

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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.......

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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.......

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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.......

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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.  .......

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On Saturday week Palmers Green United Reformed Church will be the venue for Music in April - a special concert organised by local musican Carolyn Kindberg raising money for Leading Lights Tuition. Carolyn has been organising charity concerts in Palmers Green for several years, in conjunction with another local musician, pianist Judith Crawford.  They employ local players who they know from Winchmore Strings, the Enfield Chamber Orchestra and other local ensembles - in some cases they have.......

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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.......

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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,.......

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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.......

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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.......

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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.......

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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.......

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Three locally based organisations are cooperating on an aural history project designed to discover how the arrival of rock'n'roll in the UK sixty years ago affected life in Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Southgate and Enfield.  The question being posed by Joe Studman of Jaywalks, Sue Beard of Palmers Green Jewel in the North and Southgate District Civic Trust is: Do you remember the first days of rock and roll? How did it impact on you and your family? What did you wear and where did.......

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