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Music-making in ensembles and groups

Music-making ensembles and groups for instrumentalists of all abilities in Derby and Derbyshire

There are many opportunities for music-making in ensembles and groups from our delivery partners across the city and county. Whether you're a beginner or advanced performer on your instrument, there will be an ensemble for you.

Our local music centres host regular groups and ensembles, 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.

Regular music-making groups and ensembles

Find out what is available near you from our partners offering music-making in groups and ensembles:

Music-making groups and ensembles for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Glossop, North West Derbyshire
Music-making groups, ensembles and choirs for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Derby
Opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities with a love of folk music | Based at various locations around Derbyshire throughout the year
Music-making groups, ensembles and choirs for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire
Music-making groups and ensembles for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Bakewell and Buxton and the Peak District area
Music-making groups, ensembles and choirs for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Newhall, South Derbyshire
Music-making groups, ensembles and choirs for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Kirk Hallam and South East Derbyshire
Music-making groups, ensembles and choirs for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Wirksworth, Central 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.

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