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Things To Do: Music

Singing Course with Singer Katriona Taylor - all welcome
A great chance to focus on your singing over nine weekly sessions in a fun, dynamic group. Build confidence & experience, learn group & solo vocal skills. The course includes a show night where you get the opportunity to perform in a public venue with a live accompanist – invite your friends and family too. Repertoire covered: Jazz, Pop, Gospel and Musical Theatre. Singers can do as much or as little solo singing as they wish on the course. Open to all levels and all ages over 16 years. Small groups to ensure student focus. Places limited.
Until 25 March; 7.30 - 8.45pm; £120 for 9 week course plus show night
The Summerhouse, Raynes Park, near Wimbledon, SW20
Katriona -; 07773127922

Nicola Hands - Saturday afternoon oboe recital
That beautiful instrument the oboe takes the spotlight in this month’s Saturday afternoon recital series. Nicola Hands shows her remarkable talent with a delightful programme of music by Schumann, Poulenc, Saint-Saens and Michael Berkeley.
4.30-5.30pm; Free Entry with retiring donations
St Martin of Tours Church Epsom, Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4PX
01372 722567

Katriona Taylor and her Band, Live Jazz Night
Katriona Taylor and Her Band Live at The Bulls Head Jazz Club Katriona sings live at this historic venue with her amazingly talented line up.
8.30 - 11pm; £13 online in advance, £15 on the door
The Bulls Head Jazz Club, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9PY

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
An evening of sumptuous classical music. From Beethoven’s exhilarating and adventurous Overture to Fidelio to the mournful and sombre tone of Grieg’s Two Elegiac Melodies for String Orchestra, this concert brings together your favourite pieces.
7.30pm; Various times, check website
Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL
020 8174 0090

Richmond Talent Showcase
An evening of fantastic entertainment for all the family featuring Mimi, Lily, Ronnie & Aquarium Drinker from The Basement Door and Richmond Youth Brass Band & Sapphire Brass from the Richmond Music Trust.
7.10-9.30pm; Adults £12.50, Children £6
Normansfield Theatre, 2A Langdon Park, Teddington , TW11 9PS
Elise Campbell 020 8891 7123

Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin
The acclaimed tenor Robert Murray joins Andrew West to perform at St Michael andAll Angels Church Barnes. Their CD of this is recognised as one of the finest interpretations of this work performed in recent years. The concert will be preceded by a talk from Robert Murray about the Song Cycle.
7pm; £20-£25
St Michael and All Angels Church, Barnes, Elm Bank Gardens, Barnes, SW13 0NX
020 8878 4057 or email or Church Office

String Quartet Series
Dorking Concertgoers are sponsoring a series of String Quartet recitals on 12 Feb, 5 Mar, and 22 Apr by the up-and-coming Piatti Quartet, featuring all 3 Brahms's quartets
Until 22nd April, 3 pm on 12 Feb and 5 Mar, and 7.30 pm on 22 Apr. £20 with discounts for students
Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG
Bookings 01306 740619 (or 01306881717)

Valentines Jazz Night with vocalist Katriona Taylor and her Band
"If you are looking for a cool, musical experience, look no further than the enchanting Katriona Taylor” - Pete Murray, BBC.
The Jazz Club - Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
140 Newington Butts, Kennington SE11 4RN
Show 9pm
Tickets £12 online in advance, £18 on the door


Features house and club classics in the Theatre, and funk, soul ska, rock ‘n’ roll and original jump blues in the Ballroom.
11pm-2am; £6, free with Banana Cabaret tickets.
77 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12 9HD
020 8682 8940

Live Jazz
Live music concerts every night of the week, with lunchtime gigs every Sunday. First come, first served.
7.30pm, Sun lunchtimes 1pm.
Bulls Head Jazz Room, 373 Lonsdale Rd SW13 9PY
020 8876 5241

Bottomless Brunch at Gigalum
Guests can enjoy unlimited Prosecco and Bloody Marys to accompany their breakfast.
11am-3pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Gigalum, 7/8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham Common, London SW4 9DW


Swing Jive
For beginners and improvers. Learn 1940s and 50s swing jive and jitterbug every Monday. No need to book or sign up. Three sessions: 7.30-8.30pm for beginners; 8.30-9.30pm for improvers; 9.30-10.30pm dance practice time.
Doors open 7.15pm; one session £7, two sessions £9, all three £10.
Kingston Workmen’s Club, 25 Old London Road, Kingston KT2 6ND
07774 810404

Salsa Classes
Salsa classes and club every Monday night at The Bedford in Balham. Taught by UK Salsa champions Miguel and Mayana. Absolute beginners welcome, no partner required, drop in classes available.
Doors open from 8pm, classes from 8.30-9.30pm, followed by social dancing till 12am; £7.
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12 9HD
07916 309923

1885 Singers Putney
A community choir since 1997, putting on 4 concerts a year, under the direction of Alison Hunka. With no auditions, all that is required is a love of singing and a sense of commitment.
8-9.30pm. About £40 per concert
All Saints Church, Putney Common, SW15 1HL

Gypsy Swing Jam Session
Jam session led by top Le QuecumBar bass players many QuecumBar Allstars, live in Le Quecumbar’s intimate 1930s Parisian cabaret brasserie. Transporting you to the swinging streets of Montmartre - if you play swing then take your instrument! 18+.
7pm; free.
Le Quecumbar, 42-44 Battersea High Street SW11 3HX
020 878 2227

Lantern Singers
Lantern Singers is an informal choir who meet every Tuesday to have fun singing a range of songs and different styles of music together. Led by Tim Boniface.
7.30-9.30pm; £60 per term.
Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road SW20 8RA
020 8944 5794

Salsa Sessions
Dance the night away at Floridita with a live Cuban band and urban Latin beats from The Havana Maquina. Enjoy a cocktail in the Ski Chalet and watch the night come alive. Emptier than on a weekend, you’ll have the chance (and the space!) to show off your best moves.

Dove House Singers Weekly Meeting
Non-auditioned community choir meets every Wednesday. Directed by Ross Jelf, there’s no need to read music. All welcome.
8-9pm; £6 per week.
St Margaret’s Church, Putney Park Lane, SW15 5HU

Jules Jam
A fun Jazz session. Featuring London artist. We welcome audience members and players. In a wonderful unusual venue.
Until 1st Wednesday of every month, 7.30 onwards. free event
St John’s Church, Robin Hood Lane, Kingston Vale, SW15 3PY

Acoustic Open Mic
Running for just over two years - Sign Up, Plug In and Perform!
Sign up 8pm, performances start 9pm.
The Nelson Arms, 15 Merton High Street SW19 1DF
020 3132 4590

Jazz & Blues Thursdays
The best jazz and blues artists to come and play in this newly refurbished underground jazz basement bar. All cocktails £5, all beers/house wine £3 all night.
8pm-midnight. Free event
Rise 46, Battersea Rise, Clapham Junction, SW1 1EE
020 7228 7676

Live at Bosco lounge
Ben Matthews and friends - Acoustic sets live in the lounge. Mojitos £5 all night. Nuffield Health members receive 20% off food.
Bosco Lounge, St. Marks Hill, Surbiton KT6 4LQ
020 8339 5720

Euphonix is the community choir which holds weekly rehearsals at the Rose Theatre. Please contact the choir for more information.
Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL
020 8546 4086 (Marylin Mason)