Play and perform

Joining a group or ensemble is a great way to develop your learning and perform with other musicians and in front of audiences. There are over 50 performing ensembles in Surrey for beginners and the experienced musician both youth and adults. These include area and county ensembles as well as youth and adult choirs.

Our music groups offer young people a chance to rehearse and perform with others, make new friends and improve their playing. Groups and ensembles rehearse once a week, and perform a number of times each year in schools and professional venues.

Local groups can also be found in our Search Tool or our partner Making Music’s website.

Area ensembles
County ensembles

These groups and ensembles rehearse once a week and give regular concerts, performing a number of times each year in schools and professional venues. Many also go on overseas concert tours.

Guildford Sinfonia
Woking Wind Orchestra

Surrey Arts provides two ensembles for experienced adult musician. In both cases, the cost of membership is £65 per term (2018 -19). Apply online.
Singing groups

For young vocalists there is the Surrey County Youth Orchestra and Youth Training Choirs as well as choirs for children with SEND. There are also choirs for carers as well as many community choirs across the county.
Easter Music Course

Running for over 40 years, next year’s Easter Music Course is from Monday 8 – Friday 12 April 2019. Booking is now open!
Music Courses and Workshops in the Holidays

Including orchestra taster workshops, singing workshops, guitar workshops and more.
Guitar LIVE

Weekly workshop sessions for young guitarists to develop playing skills.
Current venues are in Woking and Leatherhead.
I Speak Music

A new project launched by Surrey Music Hub to bring together professionals who work with, or have an interest in supporting newly arrived and vulnerable young people (for example, young asylum seekers, young refugees, young people who have been trafficked to UK) through the arts and music.
Workshops & masterclasses

A chance to learn from some of the best musicians in the country or try an instrument in a short workshop.

Saturday Music Zone

A day of music opportunities in Leatherhead for all abilities – guitar workshop, DJ workshop and UP! Orchestra