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Alveston Singers

Our 50 members have fun and raise money for charity with four concerts each year. We enjoy singing a great variety of music from major classical works to lighter songs from musicals and folk songs.
There are no auditions, but singers who can read music are especially welcome. We meet Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Alveston Methodist Church, and welcome new members (particularly tenors and basses!).

Tel: 01454 600674

Armstrong Arts Group

The Armstrong Arts Group (AAG) was created in 2019 as a result of the fund-raising effort to help redevelop the Armstrong Hall in Thornbury started in 2011 by Joan Hawkins, Daphne Ashton and Barbara Ray.

Its aims are to promote and maintain entertainment opportunities in Thornbury for all ages and interests for the benefit of Thornbury and the surrounding area in which individuals will be able to enjoy and appreciate various cultural and entertainment events.

In view of the closure of the Armstrong Hall Complex, any funds currently raised by the events organised by the group will be utilised to facilitate further cultural events and activities.

The programme organised by the AAG includes musical performances, drama productions and talks.

Tel: 01454 850933

Armstrong Hall Action Alliance (AHAA)

The Armstrong Hall Action Alliance has been set up by residents from Thornbury with the aim of finding a way to restore the Armstrong Hall after it was closed due to the financial impacts of Covid-19.


Churpels Drama Group

Based in Tytherington

FunkyPunk Music

Tel: 07908 160008

Get Singing Thornbury

Turnberries Community Centre
Tel: 01454 852705

Heather Platt Music Lessons

45 Osprey Park, Thornbury BS35 1LY
Tel: 01454 414711

High C's Music Services

Mobile and online service in Yate, Sodbury and Thornbury
Tel: 07974 951250

Judy's Music


Katherine Dawson Piano Tuition

Based in Thornbury
Tel: 07804 225340

Liz Martin Choirs

United Reformed Church, Chapel Street, Thornbury BS35 2BA
Tel: 01453 845193
Tel: 078910 36145

Lois Elford - Freelance Music Teacher

Based in Thornbury
Tel: 01454 281520

Moo Music Dursley, Wotton-Under-Edge and Thornbury

Sessions at St Helen's Church, Gloucester Road, Alveston BS35 3QT
Tel: 07494 185255

Music with Mummy

St. Mary's Church Hall, ​Eastbury Road, Thornbury BS35 1DR

Panache Steel Band

Based in Thornbury

Rockhampton Folk Festival

The Rockhampton Folk & World Music Festival is held in the field behind the Village Hall. Put GL13 9DX in your satnav.

Friendly atmosphere, lovely countryside venue and top-quality music - this is what people tell us they love about the Rockhampton Folk Festival.

Kids love the activities tent and there will be music workshops with our artists. The festival field is compact so you can keep an eye on your little ones while enjoying the music, good food and locally brewed beer. There are no commercial stalls. It's simply about top-notch music in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Held in the field behind the Village Hall, Rockhampton GL13 9DX

Sharpness & District Silver Band

The Band meets in Slimbridge once a week. We also have a Learner band who work each year towards one or two main concerts. We are a non-competing band and our members play purely for pleasure. Some of the players do perform with other competing bands in the area.


South Gloucestershire Music Hub

Tel: 01454 863147

T'hornblowers Windband

T’hornblowers is a welcoming adults windband, ideal for brass and woodwind players to play and learn in a relaxed setting. Perhaps you played when you were young or learned more recently, and would enjoy playing with a friendly mixed-ability group? Put some happy rhythms into your week with our enthusiastic musical director, Heather Platt! New members always welcome. We meet on Wednesday evenings 7.00–9.00 pm at The United Reformed Church.

Thornbury United Reformed Church, Rock Street, Thornbury BS35 2BA
Tel: 01454 414711

Thornbury Area Youth Music

Thornbury Area Youth Music is a charity run by parents for parents of children who want to learn a musical instrument in a fun and supportive environment. We run a busy term-time Saturday morning music centre with instrumental groups, classes, choir, theory and orchestras for musicians of all abilities aged four and above.

Because we are a charity, our classes are affordable. You can also hire an instrument for a small fee.

Manorbrook School, Park Road, Thornbury BS35 1JU

Thornbury Arts Festival

Thornbury Arts Festival is one of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country.

Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival is an established part of the Thornbury calendar and the organising committee is also responsible for the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod, and the Severn Vale Art Trail, which showcases the work of local artists.


Thornbury Chamber Players

We are a group of local musicians playing string orchestra and chamber repertoire.

Based in Thornbury

Thornbury Choral Society

Thornbury Choral Society grew out of Thornbury Music Club and Choir founded in 1963. Steven Kings is our current conductor.

The Society’s main concerts, usually with full orchestra and professional soloists, are held in May and November. Performances in recent years have included works by composers as diverse as Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Fauré, Mozart, Handel, Hayden, C.P.E. Bach, Berlioz, Rutter, Rossini, Schubert and Beethoven. For a review of recent concerts please see our website below.

Competent singers are always welcome to join, and there are no auditions. Rehearsals are on Mondays, 8pm at Thornbury United Reformed Church between September and May.
If you would like to try a couple of rehearsals or would like more information please ring the Chairman, Ruth Piolle, or email below. You will be very welcome.

Tel: 01454 416518

Thornbury Clarinet Choir

The choir's aim is to explore the wide variety of music available to clarinet choirs. The Choir has a range of clarinets from the small Eb to the very big contrabass clarinet. For more information about the choir please email below.


Thornbury Community Choir

Tel: 01453 845193
Tel: 078910 36145

Thornbury Eisteddfod

Did you know that Thornbury has its own Eisteddfod?
It has classes in singing, speech and drama, choirs, piano, orchestral instruments and family groups.
The Eisteddfod is a celebration of the great range of talent in the local area.
Taking part in a competitive festival can be an enjoyable and encouraging experience especially as there are professional adjudicators judging the classes.
It provides a platform for young performers so if that's you why not have a look at the syllabus and enter a class or two?
For more information click below or pick up a copy of the syllabus from The Town Hall, Thornbury.


Thornbury Good Afternoon Choir

Thornbury United Reformed Church, 28 St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AT
Tel: 01761 472468

Thornbury Gospel Generation Community Choir

Gospel Generation Community Choir started as one choir over a decade ago and is now three choirs with about 80 members. We meet in different areas to rehearse, one being Thornbury every Tuesday night 6.30-7.45pm.
We are a community choir for anyone to join, no previous experience is required. We're a very friendly bunch and always open to new members so do come and join us! The music we love to sing is Gospel because it has such a powerful message of hope, even in the hard times.

Thornbury Baptist Church, Gillingstool, Thornbury BS35 2EG
Tel: 01454 419118
Tel: 07977 450950

Thornbury Musical Theatre Group

Thornbury Musical Theatre Group (TMTG) is a long established and successful group with a high reputation in amateur theatre. We perform typically three shows a year, starting with a traditional pantomime in the February half term, followed by a concert or review in May/June and culminating with a main show at the end of October. We regularly perform one off events at other venues or in publicity activities in order to promote the group.


Thornbury Orchestra

Founded in 2002, the orchestra has grown rapidly and now performs large symphonic works. While aiming for high standards, we remain a fun, friendly and enthusiastic group. Players need to be of a good standard and wishing to improve. Recent works played by the orchestra include Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and excerpts from Holst’s The Planets.
Rehearsals are at 19:45 on alternate Wednesdays at the United Reform Church, Thornbury, plus some sectional rehearsals on the other Wednesdays.
The orchestra welcomes membership and booking enquiries. Please visit our website for contact details.


Thornbury Swing Band

The inspiration of the late saxophone player Richard Gulliver, the band is made up of musicians from Thornbury and its surrounds, who are from all walks of life, and who share a common aim of providing good quality entertainment.
The band performs throughout the year at concerts, weddings and parties, with an annual Christmas concert. We play Swing instrumental numbers from the 1930s to modern times.
Money raised is donated to our nominated charity Brain Tumour Support, and others. For more information call Chris on 01454 411761.


Thornbury Theatregoers

Thornbury Theatregoers helps you enjoy the theatre without the worry of driving or parking at night. We organise around ten coach trips a year to see plays, classical concerts, ballets and light operas.
We book accessible seats and regularly visit Theatre Royal Bath, Everyman at Cheltenham, Bristol Old Vic, Hippodrome and Colston Hall.

Tel: 01454 850 933
Tel: 01454 415 358

Thornbury Town Band

If you are looking to get back into brass banding or want a new challenge this year then why not come along and join our friendly community brass band? We rehearse most Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.

All players are welcome, please send us a message by email below if you want further information or just want to come along to play.

United Reformed Church, Rock Street, Thornbury BS35 2BA

Thornbury Ukeaholics

Meet at The Wheatsheaf, 7 Chapel Street, Thornbury BS35 2BJ

Ukulele Jam

Costa Coffee, High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 07908 160008

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