Music-making ensembles, groups and choirs

Regular musical activities in Derby and Derbyshire for all young musicians.
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There are a vast array of music-making activities from all our delivery partners, from performing in orchestras to singing in choirs.

Whether you're a beginner or advanced performer on your instrument there is an activity for you.

Our local music centres & The Voice Box host regular activities, often running during term times in the evenings and weekends, and cater for all types of instrument and ability level.

With a close working relationship with the Music Partnership, our Music Centres offer the chance to perform on minority instruments and the possibility of receiving an instrument on loan. Parents and young musicians can network and receive advice from music centre staff, as well as the Centre provide a friendly environment outside of school with other young musicians from the area.

Regular music-making groups and activities

Discover what is available below, or put your postcode into the search at the bottom of the page for a full list of nearby activities.

Dark Peak Music hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Glossop and North West region of Derbyshire.
Derby Music Centre hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advances abilities in the Derby City region of Derbyshire.
North East Derbyshire Music Centre hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Chesterfield and North East region of Derbyshire.
Peak District Music Centres hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Buxton, Bakewell and surrounding Peak District areas of Derbyshire.
South Derbyshire Music Centre hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the South region of Derbyshire..
South East Derbyshire Music Centre hosts groups and activities and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the South East Derbyshire region of Derbyshire.
The VoiceBox hosts groups and activities for young singers in the Derby and surrounding region of Derbyshire.
Wirksworth Music Centre hosts groups and activities for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Wirksworth and West Derbyshire region of Derbyshire.

City & County Ensembles

The Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership runs three large-scale ensembles for higher-achieving young instrumentalists; the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra and the City & County Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Band.

These three ensembles meet at various times of the year for residential courses and repertoire days. Each is directed or conducted by renowned conductors and perform challenging repertoire at various concert venues across the city and county throughout the year. Find out more about each ensemble, as well as past events, by visiting each ensemble's profile pages.

Information about the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra - see what is upcoming for this ensemble, and what they have recently been up to.
Information about the City & County Youth Orchestra - see what is upcoming for this ensemble, and what they have recently been up to.
Information about the City & County Youth Wind Band - see what is upcoming for this ensemble, and what they have recently been up to.

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