Instrumental Groups

More information on of all our Instrumental Group members and their contact details, listed in alphabetical order. 

1685 (Sixteen Eighty Five)

Helen Mason

45 Cecil Street, Lincoln LN1 3AT

Telephone: 07880 972926

Email: AHelenM@aol.com

Renaissance / baroque group.

Playing renaissance and baroque music on period instruments.

Available for all kinds of concerts, background music and other events.

Website: www.sixteen85.co.uk

Acoustic Ensemble- New Tricks

soundLINCS
01522 510073 
South Holland Arts Centre
Mondays 10.30am-12.30pm

Boston Community Choir- New Tricks

Anthony Baldery 
anthony.baldery@parishofboston.co.uk
01205 310929
Tuesdays 7.15pm-8.15pm
St Botolph's Church, Boston
The Boston Orchestra

Musical Director and Conductor: Georgina Boaks

Ivy House Farm, Halton Road, Ashby-By-Partney PE23 5RQ

Telephone: 01754 890128

Mobile: 07552 720537

Secretary: Mrs Susan Tuck

155 Grantham Road, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7NY

Telephone: 01529 306114

Formed in 1935, the Boston Orchestra is an amateur community orchestra.

Membership covers a wide range of age and musical ability.

New members, particularly string players most welcome.

Rehearsals: Mondays: 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

St Mary's Church Hall, Horncastle Road, Boston  PE21 9BU

FREE MEMBERSHIP for Under 16s and full time students.

Two concerts annually, one in Boston and one at a local village venue.

To join contact:
Musical Director: 01754 890128 or Membership Secretary 01529 306114

Member of Making Music (NFMS)

Supported by Boston Borough Council

Boston Sinfonia

Mr Nigel Morley - Principal Conductor

 

Mr Richard Lee - Administrator

19 Cotswold Close

 Loughborough

Leicestershire

LE11 3AN

Email: coord@bostonsinfonia.org.uk


Mr Simon Spens - Publicity

Peacock Farm

Fishtoft Drove

Frithville

Boston

PE22 7ES

Telephone: 01205 750319 

Email: publicity@bostonsinfonia.org.uk

Founded in 1996, Boston Sinfonia is recognised as Lincolnshire’s foremost orchestra presenting an annual series of professional concerts.

It is an orchestra of 70 musicians of all ages, from all over the county, with some travelling from much further afield. The orchestra has now gained an outstanding reputation for performances of fine classical music and has become very popular with audiences.

Under the direction of its Musical Director and Principal Conductor, Nigel Morley, its standard and popularity continues to improve.

Website: www.bostonsinfonia.org.uk

County Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society 

Chairman: Andrew Wydrzynski
Secretary: Mrs K Fenn, The Coach House, Church Road, Stow, Lincoln LN1 2DE
Tel: 01427 787940
Treasurer: Andrew Wydrzynski
Tel: 07853 083500
Musical Theatre in Lincoln and Lincolnshire.
Rehearsals: Mondays 7.30pm
1st week of the month and bank holidays- Tuesdays
Facebook: CAODS
Twitter: @CAODS

 

Friars Folly- New Tricks

Stuart Bull
stuart@blackfriarsartcentre.co.uk
07484 118989
Fridays 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Blackfriars Art Centre, Boston

Grantham Music Ensemble- New Tricks

Crauford Thomson
crauford@cthomson-music.co.uk
07947 317077
Thursdays 10.30am - 12.30pm
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Great Grimsby Ukulele Orchestra- New Tricks

soundLINCS
info@soundlincs.org
01522 510073
Tuesdays 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Wheatsheaf Pub, Grimsby

Grimsby Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Susan Grant

Leader: Martin Priestley

Chairman: Deirdre Perry
2c Queen Elizabeth Road, Humberston, Grimsby DN36 4DD

Telephone: 01472 233712

Email: deirdre.perry@ntlworld.com

Treasurer: Mrs Sue Blott
28 Derwent Drive, Humberston, Grimsby DN36 4BB

Telephone: 07805 595667

Email: sueblott@gmail.com

The Grimsby Symphony Orchestra is a long established group attracting amateur players from a variety of professions and occupations.

We give two concerts a year, often with soloists who are well known nationally and internationally.

We welcome new players, particularly violin, oboe and bassoon.

Rehearsals: Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm during term time.
Signhills Primary Academy
Hardy's Road
Cleethorpes
NE Lincolnshire
DN35 0DL

If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Chairman.

Website: www.grimsbysymphonyorchestra.co.uk

Heyes Ensemble

Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE

21 Main Street, Cossington, Leicester LE7 4UU

Telephone: 01509 733203

Mobile: 07887 910961

Email: nkheyes@aol.com

Ceremony music for special occassions Flute, Violin, Viola & Cello as a quartet trio duo or solo.

Specialist in background music for any occasion from the classics to the popular from Mozart to Metallica including your special tune.

Together we can make your occasion AN occasion!!

Website: www.heyesensemble.co.uk

Indian and African Drumming- New Tricks 

soundLINCS
01522 510073
info@soundlincs.org
Mondays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
soundHOUSE, Lincoln
Lincoln Concert Orchestra

Musical Director - Jonathan Rider

18 Church Lane, Clayworth, Retford DN22 9AN

Telephone: 01777817648

Email: chairman@lincolnconcert.org.uk

 

Chairman - Patricia Tomlinson

Brinkhall House, Welton Cliff, Lincoln LN2 3PY 

Telephone: 01673 860206

Email: chairman@lincolnconcert.org.uk, 

 

Secretary - Mrs Helen Waby 

60 Wragby Road, Bardney, Lincoln LN3 5XW

Telephone: 01526 397732 

Email: secretary@lincolnconcert.org.uk

The Lincoln Concert Orchestra was formed in the 1940s by John Bonner, a lay vicar in the Cathedral Choir. The Orchestra has continued to develop ever since, bringing a wide range of music to the community. It has a long history of concert successes, the proceeds of which have always gone to local or national charities.

Whilst the Orchestra has a nucleus of experienced players, it is always keen to welcome new members of all ages.

Dedication is the prime qualification for entry.

We play a wide variety of music - there are no auditions.

Rehearsals: Mondays 7.20pm - 9.00pm. Ermine United Reform Church, Lincoln.

Website: www.lincolnconcert.org.uk

Lincolnshire Hospitals Brass Band

Musical Director: Mr Ewan Robson ARCM FLCM ALCM

 

Chairman and Training Band Leader: Tracey Robson

96 Broughton Gardens, Lincoln LN5 8SR

Telephone: 07976 279438

Email: tdrobson73@aol.com

 

Events: Mr Peter Vause

38 Salisbury Drive, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln LN4 2SW

Telephone: 01522 827768

Email: Peter.Vause1@ntlworld.com

We take bookings for concerts, galas, fetes, weddings, particularly specialising in fundraising events.

We adopt a charity each year for which we promote and raise funds.

Rehearsals: For details regarding rehearsal days and times please contact the Band Secretary Peter Vause 01522 827768   peter.vause1@ntlworld.com

Website: www.lincolnshirehospitalsband.com

Lincolnshire Youth Concert Orchestra

Details available from:

Lucy Sleight, Business Support Assistant
Lincolnshire Music Service, Myle Cross Centre, Macaulay Drive, Lincoln LN2 4EL

Telephone: 01522 553354

Email: lucy.sleight@lincolnshire.gov.uk

The Lincolnshire Youth Concert Orchestra is the more junior orchestra of our county groups drawing from young musicians across the county. For many of our members, this will be their first experience of playing in a large ensemble.

Richard Green leads a skilled team of staff working with the young people on a varied repertoire covering symphonic classics to selections from stage and screen.

Rehearsals: The group rehearses for four full days a year culminating in a fabulous joint event with our String Chamber Orchestra, professionally staged at Lincolnshire Showground.

Website: www.lincsmusicservice.org

Lincolnshire Youth String Chamber Orchestra

Details available from:

Lucy Sleight, Business Support Assistant
Lincolnshire Music Service, Myle Cross Centre, Macaulay Drive, Lincoln LN2 4EL

Telephone: 01522 553354

Email: lucy.sleight@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Lincolnshire Youth String Chamber Orchestra gives advanced string players of the county the chance to explore the rich repertoire of the chamber orchestra.

Players enjoy the fun of interacting in a small group, whilst at the same time, developing musicianship and technique.

Repertoire is taken from all periods. Rehearsals take place on four full days a year culminating in a fabulous joint live concert with Lincolnshire Youth Concert Orchestra, professionally staged at Lincolnshire Showground.

Website: www.lincsmusicservice.org

Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra

Details available from:

Lucy Sleight, Business Support Assistant
Lincolnshire Music Service, Myle Cross Centre, Macaulay Drive, Lincoln LN2 4EL

Telephone: 01522 553354

Email: lucy.sleight@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Close to the look and feel of a professional orchestra, Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra is our senior youth orchetra. The orchestra, conducted by Nigel Morley, performs a wide variety of music from the professional repertoire.

Rehearsals take place for two full days a year, culminating in a fabulous four day residential course and a live joint concert with the Wind Orchestra, professionally staged at Lincolnshire Showground.

The residential and transport costs to and from the course are included in the membership fee.

Members are invited to travel on a joint biennial foreign tour with the Symphony Orchestra. Preveious tours have visited Germany, The Czech Republic, Italy, Malta, Poland and Spain.

Website: www.lincsmusicservice.org

Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra

Details available from:

Lucy Sleight, Business Support Assistant
Lincolnshire Music Service, Myle Cross Centre, Macaulay Drive, Lincoln LN2 4EL

Telephone: 01522 553354

Email: lucy.sleight@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra provides performance opportunities for the finest young wind players in Lincolnshire.

The band, conducted by Alex Greenfield, performs a wide variety of music including specially commissioned original works.

Rehearsals take place for two full days a year, culminating in a fabulous four day residential course and a live joint concert with the Symphony Orchestra, professionally staged at Lincolnshire Showground.

The residential and transport costs to and from the course are included in the membership fee.

Members are invited to travel on a joint biennial foreign tour with the Symphony Orchestra. Preveious tours have visited Germany, The Czech Republic, Italy, Malta, Poland and Spain.

Website: www.lincsmusicservice.org

Mablethorpe Musicians- New Tricks 

Kay Mills 
07856 425697
Mondays 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Mablethorpe Library/Evangelical Church Hall,  Mablethorpe
We are a community orchestra for Mablethorpe & Sutton on Sea, playing at public and private events in the area. New members of any age or ability always welcome, just pop along to one of our practice sessions or ring for more information. Make new friends and have lots of fun

The Music Makers - Handbell Ringers

Ms Cathy M Nettle

7 Sutton Road, Huttoft, Alford LN13 9RG

Telephone: 01507 490935

Email: cathyn6951@tiscali.co.uk

We exist to brig the art of Handbell, Handchime and Belleplate tune ringing in all its forms, to people of all ages and abilities.

Website: www.facebook.com/The-Music-Makers-1623667517871117

One Good Eye- New Tricks

Jonny Gillard 
jonnygillard@gmail.com
07889 861804
Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Lincoln Library 

Sinfonia Viva

Principal Guest Conductor: Nicholas Kok

 

Administrator: Mr Clive Nicklin

Unit 11, Robinson Industrial Estate, Shaftesbury, Derby DE23 8NL

Telephone: 01332 207570

Fax: 01332 207569

Email: info@vivaorch.co.uk

Sinfonia Viva is a national orchestra based in the East Midlands.

The Orchestra provides classical concerts and runs an innovative and diverse education and outreach programme making live orchestral music accessible to all.

Website: www.vivaorch.co.uk

Sing it Loud!- Woodhall Spa- New Tricks

Liz McIntosh
07713 746679
singitloudwoodhall@gmail.com
Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Methodist Church Hall, Woodhall Spa

Sing out Louth!- New Tricks

Liz McIntosh
07713 746679
singoutlouth@gmail.com
Mondays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Riverhead Theatre, Louth 

Sleaford Library Ukulele Group- New Tricks

soundLINCS
info@soundlincs.org
01522 510073
Tuesdays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Sleaford Library

Stringing Nettles- New Tricks

Chris Rogalski
07946 381258
Wednesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Nettleham Community Hub

The Old School Rhythm Machine- New Tricks

David Harding-Price
david@mattdotcom.org.uk
01522 543642
Mondays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Terry O'Toole Theatre, North Hykeham