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.

Brooklands in Sound featuring No Sound Ever Dies

Following on from the successful performances at Royal Albert Hall in 2012 (Go Surrey) and 2015 (The Freedom Game Opera), Surrey Arts' last large scale performance took place at Brooklands Museum on 14 July 2018.



Ensembles offer a tremendous opportunity for young people to rehearse and perform with others, make new friends and improve their playing.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.

Area ensembles

County ensembles

Adult ensembles

Surrey Arts provides two ensembles for experienced adult musicians:

In both cases, the cost of membership is £58 per term (2017-2018). Apply online

Singing Groups

There are many opportunities for all ages to join a singing group. For young vocalists there is the Surrey County Youth Orchestra and Youth Training Choirs as well as choirs for children with SEND. There are choirs for carers as well as many community choirs across the county.

Orchestra rehearsing

Easter Music Course

Running for over 40 years, this year's Easter Music Course was from Monday 8 - Friday 12 April 2018.


Summer Singing Course

Surrey Arts is excited to offer singing workshops for young vocalists aged 8 – 13 years during the Summer Holidays.

Wednesday 2 and 9 August 2017

2pm – 4pm

Guitar LIVE

Guitar LIVE are weekly workshop sessions for young guitarists to develop playing skills.

Current venues are in Woking and Epsom

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I Speak Music

I Speak Music is 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.

Playing with the Stars

Playing with the Stars 2017 featured Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
18 June 2017 at Dorking Halls 

Watch this space for Playing with the Stars 2019