Michael Cross: Why music plays a big part in the season’s festivities

It’s Advent and with the run up to Christmas now officially begun, music will play an important part in the festivities over the coming weeks with the return of all those hits from bygone years - and hopefully some new ones too. Seasonal songs and music will provide the energy and excitement at parties and events across the city, filling us (well, most of us) with Christmas spirit.


Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers to perform at Stamford School

One of the country’s top military bands will visit Stamford next week.


The Sherlocks follow the clues 
for gig at The Met Lounge

Following on from their sold out UK Tour in September, up-and-coming Sheffield four-piece The Sherlocks have announced a headline UK and Ireland Tour which will see them play The Met Lounge, Peterborough, on March 1, 2017.

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Send-off for choral director

The 80-strong Peterborough Choral Society, with professional soloists and Queen’s Park Sinfonia, will give a gala performance of Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece Elijah at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Classical Reflection

Early Christmas cracker in store

There’s a Christmas treat in store for classical music lovers courtesy of city duo, Classical Reflection.

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Thomas Dunleavy

Music Matters: The search for young talent begins

Whilst I have never been tempted to write a song – and sadly not talented enough to even contemplate writing a piece of music - it is clear when talking to friends that actually I might just be in the minority.

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Amanda Cook

Review: City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra (at the Voyager Academy)

In 1825 the 28-year-old Franz Schubert took a much needed holiday in the Alps where he began writing the last of his symphonies. Three years later the unfortunate young composer died in Vienna.

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Chatteris singer Madison bids for votes in national competition

Chatteris singer Madison bids for votes in national competition

A young singer from Chatteris needs your help to progress to the next stage of a national singing competition.

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Italian job done for Peterborough choir

The city’s multi award-winning Peterborough Male Voice Choir has returned from Italy after competing in the eighth Interkultur Isola del Sole International Choral Competition and Festival which took place in Grado between September 28 and October 2.

Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians at Ormiston Academy.  Charlie Westbrooke (16)

Michael Cross: The rhythm of life is everywhere

For most people music is at the heart of daily life and for the majority of others it plays a regular part of everyday activity. It features on almost every TV programme and advert, is heard in bars and many other public spaces – including lifts. It underscores video games and films, attempts to calm us over the telephone whilst we wait ‘patiently’ for an operator and where would ‘Strictly’ be without it?

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Teenager secures big-name acts including Vernon Kay, B.O.B and Scouting For Girls for huge charity concert he is organising

There’s now less than a month until a huge charity concert with big-name acts takes place – and teenage organiser James Ellis is working around the clock to make it a hit.

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Britain’s Got Talent auditions to be held in King’s Lynn

Britain’s Got Talent, one of the UK’s biggest television shows will be auditioning for acts when it visits Lynn’s Corn Exchange later this month.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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JLS perform at Club Metro in Peterborough at the over 18s show on friday 10th April 2009. Aston Merrygold

VIDEO: Former Peterborough student and JLS star Aston Merrygold releases new solo single

Former Jack Hunt School student, JLS star and pop icon Aston Merrygold has released the music video for his new solo single.

Elton John and his band have been confirmed for Nocturne 2016 at Blenheim Palace. Photo by Kenny Williamson NNL-151127-101627001

The best of Elton John - live - listen here and vote for your favourite hit!

Pop superstar Elton John has announced today, Monday September 19, that he will play Peterborough’s ABAX stadium in 2017.

Elton John

BREAKING NEWS: Elton John to play the ABAX Stadium

Superstar Elton John will play a concert at Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium next summer.

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The Cheeky Girls scooped the number two spot - their highest chart appearance for some time. Shutterstock

REVEALED- Top 50 worst albums EVER

Mr Blobby has beaten Justin Bieber to the unwanted title of ‘worst album of all time’.

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Mowbeck drummer dreams of stardom after Reading and Leeds Festival performances

Bourne drummer Finn Mclean has spoken of his excitement at playing in front of thousands of music fans at the world-famous Reading and Leeds Festival.

Finn Mclean, right, from Bourne, in Mowbeck a four-piece band set to perform at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. EMN-160817-170840001

Drummer is ready to rock at Reading and Leeds Festivals

A drummer from Bourne is busy preparing for the biggest gigs of his life at the hugely popular Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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REAL WORLD: Pennyless are (from back left) Penny Stevens, Les Woods, (front) Graham Dale and Colin Benton.  Photo by Peter Knight.

Troubadours of our time from the home of Bourne Eau

Five albums in the space of six years is some going for four-piece folk-rock-blues band Pennyless.

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