Babies and Children all over the UK and beyond have been enjoying Music with Mummy since 1992. I have been running classes in the Thornbury area since 2000.
Music with Mummy, Jolly Babies and Three Four Time have all been designed specifically with the changing needs of the children in mind. The classes are small in size, and whilst you might recognise some nursery rhymes and folk songs, the vast majority of the songs have been written specifically for us... hooray! Lots of new stuff to sing!
With a mixture of action songs, percussion and good old fashioned singing, classes are a lively and happy place to be! We spend time developing the child's confidence and aim to make music part of everyday life. MOST OF ALL... WE HAVE FUN!
The classes I run are: JOLLY BABIES aged 0 - approx. 14 months, MUSIC WITH MUMMY for children aged approx. 15 months - 3yrs and THREE FOUR TIME for children aged 3 and 4 years old.
For more information please call or email me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Tel: 01454 413905
Our 50 members have fun and raise money for charity with four concerts each year. We enjoy singing a great variety of music from major classical works to lighter songs from musicals and folk songs.
There are no auditions, but singers who can read music are especially welcome. We meet Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Alveston Methodist Church, and welcome new members (particularly tenors and basses!).
For more information please contact Ralph Shallcross on 01454 416882 or by email below.
Singing, piano and theory teaching
Mobile service in Yate, Sodbury and Thornbury
Tel: 07974 951250
A small independent musical charity dedicated to promoting a regular series of musical events featuring an eclectic mix of early music, mostly mediaeval, traditional music from a variety of cultures, and the occasional contemporary surprise.
Tel: 01454 632238
Our Children in Thornbury Are Very Enthusiastic Singers
St Mary’s Church, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 411253
The Band meets in Slimbridge once a week. We also have a Learner band who work each year towards one or two main concerts. We are a non-competing band and our members play purely for pleasure. Some of the players do perform with other competing bands in the area.
A community choir run Tuesdays 7.15-8.45pm by members who come from the Severn Vale area. We sing a mix of old and new music, there is no audition and we welcome new members from age 10 years (with responsible adult) to 110+! If you like singing as you do the dishes or along with the radio as you drive to work, this is the choir for you, no stuffiness, really friendly and there's even tea and cake! Everyone's contribution is valued. If this sounds like what you've been looking for, come along and share the joy of singing!
Meet at Berkeley Town Hall
An annual family weekend event
61-67 Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AS
Tel: 07850 497734
This choir is run by South Gloucestershire Twinning Forum and meets on Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9pm at St Andrew's Methodist Church and Youth Club, Elm Park (off the A38), Filton BS34 7PS. All twinners, friends and new members are welcome. For more information, please email Carole below.
NEW: TAJMC (Thornbury Area Junior Music Centre) Children age 4-7 from Thornbury and the wider area are encouraged to come along. Saturday mornings at Marlwood School. No musical experience necessary. These classes are an introduction to music through a variety of learning activities including singing, playing and exploring percussion instruments - an exciting, all-round musical experience.
TAMC (Thornbury Area Music Centre) Children aged 8-18 from Thornbury and the wider area who play a string, brass, wind or percussion instrument are welcome at our friendly music centre. We meet on Saturday mornings at Marlwood School and offer orchestral provision, string and wind band ensembles, music theory, musicianship and singing.
SCYO (South Cotswold Youth Orchestra) This Orchestra is of interest to more advanced young musicians who have reached a minimum of Grade 5 standard on an orchestral instrument.
Tel: 01454 299932
We are a group of local musicians playing string orchestra and chamber repertoire.
Based in Thornbury
Thornbury Choral Society grew out of Thornbury Music Club and Choir founded in 1963. Its conductor, Steven Kings, is the fourth in its 50 year history.
The Society’s main concerts, usually with full orchestra, are held in May and November. Performances in recent years have included works by composers as diverse as Bach, Barber, Elgar, Faure, Gorecki, Mozart, Orff, Puccini, Tippett and Verdi. For a review of recent concerts please see our website below.
Singers – particularly at the moment sopranos and basses – are always welcome to join, and there are no auditions. Rehearsals are on Mondays, 8pm at Thornbury United Reformed Church between September and May. We run Absolute Beginners Courses to tempt new and returning singers to learn how to sing in a choir. Details on our website.
If you would like to try a couple of rehearsals or would like more information please ring either the Chairman, Alison Makepeace on 01454 415019 or the Secretary, Margaret Pinder, on 01454 416778, or email below. You will be very welcome.
The choir's aim is to explore the wide variety of music available to clarinet choirs. The Choir has a range of clarinets from the small Eb to the very big contrabass clarinet. For more information about the choir please email below or call Alison on 01454 412393.
Tel: 01453 845193
Tel: 078910 36145
We meet once a month to appreciate entertainment by British Country Music Artists, either as a listener or dancer (couples/line dancing/or just freestyle). We guarantee a good night out with a friendly atmosphere. Come dressed or casual. There is a large dance floor with a bar, raffle and food for sale. All shows start at 8pm, admission £6. For more information, contact Colin Clarke on 01454 885267.
Gospel Generation Community Choir started as one choir over a decade ago and is now three choirs with about 80 members. We meet in different areas to rehearse, one being Thornbury every Tuesday night 6.30-7.45pm.
We are a community choir for anyone to join, no previous experience is required. We're a very friendly bunch and always open to new members so do come and join us! The music we love to sing is Gospel because it has such a powerful message of hope, even in the hard times.
Thornbury Baptist Church, Gillingstool, Thornbury BS35 2EG
Tel: 01454 419118
Tel: 07977 450950
We are an amateur group which performs a pantomime, concert and a main show every year at Thornbury's Armstrong Hall. We are a dedicated, close knit group and also organise regular social activities. New members are always welcome, as well as backstage crew.
All enquiries 01454 853947 or look at our website.
Founded in 2002, the orchestra has grown rapidly and now performs large symphonic works. While aiming for high standards, we remain a fun, friendly and enthusiastic group. Players need to be of a good standard and wishing to improve. Recent works played by the orchestra include Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and excerpts from Holst’s The Planets.
Rehearsals are at 19:45 on alternate Wednesdays at the United Reform Church, Thornbury, plus some sectional rehearsals on the other Wednesdays.
The orchestra welcomes membership and booking enquiries. Please visit our website for contact details.
The inspiration of the late saxophone player Richard Gulliver, the band is made up of musicians from Thornbury and its surrounds, who are from all walks of life, and who share a common aim of providing good quality entertainment.
The band performs throughout the year at concerts, weddings and parties, with an annual Christmas concert. We play Swing instrumental numbers from the 1930s to modern times.
Money raised is donated to our nominated charity Brain Tumour Support, and others. For more information call Chris on 01454 411761.
Thornbury Theatregoers helps you enjoy the theatre without the worry of driving or parking at night. We organise around ten coach trips a year to see plays, classical concerts, ballets and light operas.
We book accessible seats and regularly visit Theatre Royal Bath, Everyman at Cheltenham, Bristol Old Vic, Hippodrome and Colston Hall.
The local brass band plays a wide range of music at a variety of events throughout the year in Thornbury and surrounding areas. The band is enthusiastically supported with around 20 members, the age range is (approx.) 12 to 65+. New players are always welcome.
Origin Cafe, Turnberrie's Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Tel: 07908 160008