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Hub concerts and events

We're proud to present many events from the partners of the hub every academic year, featuring performances from thousands of musicians across all of Derbyshire

With a diverse range of groups and ensembles, these events show the hard work and talent of our young musicians and delivery partners across the city and county.


Ceilidh at South East Derbyshire Music Centre

SEDMC logoWith a live Ceilidh band, food and drinks on sale, and a range of stalls and games, the Ceilidh is one of the big fundraising events ahead of the summer tour.

  • Saturday 27 April 2024, 7.00pm
    Kirk Hallam Community Centre, Kirk Hallam
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The Crucifixion

Derby CathedralDerby Cathedral Choir will be singing The Crucifixion by John Stainer – meditation on the Passion of Christ, and includes various dramatic arias sung by Lay Clerks, and much-loved hymnody to be sung by the Congregation.


PDMC Seniors Concert

Peak District Music Centres (logo)The senior groups from Peak District Music Centres will perform at St. John's Church Buxton. Groups include: Peak District String Orchestra, Peak District Big Band and Peak District Wind Band. 


Annual Dark Peak Music Gala Concert

DPM logoThe annual Gala concert at the Octagon in Buxton is one of the main events of the Dark Peak calendar, featuring all the ensembles in one spectacular performance. 

The concert showcases all our musicians from the youngest, some of whom will be making their debut in their first proper concert, through to advanced groups including the national award-winning Dark Peak Concert Band. 


In the Bandstand

Peak District Music Centres (logo)Peak District Big Band and Peak District Wind Band will perform in the bandstand in Buxton Pavilion Gardens for an afternoon of music and entertainment.  

  • Saturday 4 May 2024, 2.00-4.00pm
    Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
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Ashover Concert

CNEDMCThe Flute Choir and Clarinet Choir from Chersterfield & North East Derbyshire Music Centre are performing in a join concert with Ashover Band.


Music in May

SDMC logoA concert featuring South Derbyshire Music Centre's Senior Brass Ensemble, Youth Choir & Cantabile Choir


Peak District Big Band at Leek Arts Festival

Peak District Music Centres (logo)Peak District Big Band will perform at the Leek Arts Festival.

  • Friday 24 May 2024, time TBC
    Foxlow Arts Centre, Leek
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Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition

KTCoIntermediate Musical Theatre Co Present: The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition

The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition is a one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, specially tailored for young performers. L. Frank Baum’s beloved story of a young girl’s adventure in a magical land has been entertaining audiences for over a century. 

  • Friday 31 May - Saturday 1 June 2024
    Friday 31 May, 7.00pm
    Saturday 1 June, 2.30pm and 7.00pm
  • The Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton
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In the Bandstand

Peak District Music Centres (logo)Peak District Big Band and Peak District Wind Band will perform in the bandstand in Buxton Pavilion Gardens for an afternoon of music and entertainment.  

  • Saturday 22 June 2024, 2.00-4.00pm
    Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
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Summer Concert and Garden Party

DPM logoJoin Dark Peak Music for their traditional end of year concert and Garden Party in the beautiful surroundings of Old Glossop Parish Church.

Split across two performances to accommodate the large audience, the event is the grand finale of our year, with stirring performance from all our groups from junior to advanced level. 

  • Sunday 30 June 2024, 3.00pm start
    Old Glossop Parish Church
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Dark Peak Young Musician of the Year 2024

DPM logoThe Young Musician of the Year is an opportunity for children and students of any level to come along and perform a piece of their own choice in a friendly, relaxed setting.

The event is very informal and a great opportunity for young players to gain confidence and show their amazing achievements to friends, parents and grandparents.


Summer Proms Evening

SDMC logoA concert featuring SDMC Concert Band, Youth Choir, Community Choir and Cantabile Choir.


Born to Perform

Chesterfield studios (logo)A celebration of musical theatre from all of Chesterfield Studios.

  • Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 July
    Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield
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Senior Ensembles Concert

CNEDMCThe senior ensembles from Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Music Centre will be performing in an end-of-year conert at Matlock. 

  • Saturday 13 July 2024, PM
    The Members Room, County Hall, Matlock
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KTCo Circus

KTCoThe anual showcase, KTCo Circus, is the final youth production of the academic year. 

  • Monday 15 - Saturday 20 July 2024
    At The Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton
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Derby & Derbyshire Youth Orchestras Summer Concerts

DDMP logoThe City & County Youth Orchestra and the intermediate-level Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra bring together many of the most talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city and county. 

These two concerts are a culmination of residential courses for both ensembles at the Hayes Conference Centre earlier in the week.

Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra

  • Thursdy 18 July 2024
    The Octagon, Buxton Pavilion Gardens

Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra

  • Friday 19 July 2024
    The Octagon, Buxton Pavilion Gardens

Hub events archive

Past events from partners of the Derbyshire Music Education Hub