Musical Groups

At Guildford URC

We offer a range of musical activities for people of any age in the local community. Our activities are open to all, you don’t need to be a member of our church or have any religious affiliation.

Please click on a button to find out more information or scroll down for a full list of activities.

You are welcome to contact our Director of Music, Gillian if you have any questions about the activities below.

[email protected]


Weekly activities

X-Y Strings

XY Strings (, is a community orchestra supported by Guildford United Reformed Church, and particularly by the church’s Music Society, which has a special interest in promoting music-making by young people.  We are very grateful to the church for the use of its premises, in which we meet on Tuesday evenings in term time from 5.45pm – 7.15pm.

XY is essentially a teaching group for junior string players (of all ages!) of approximate standard Grades 2–5, with some very welcome help from a number of more experienced players.

We present a Carol Evening at Christmas, play in local music festivals, and give an annual Summer Concert.

New members are always welcome!  Please contact Gillian on [email protected] for more information.

Movers and Shakers

A music group for children aged 3-7 years, accompanied by a parent or carer, held on Tuesday afternoons from 4.30pm to 5pm, term time only.


Please contact Gillian on [email protected] for more information

Other activities

Music Society

Guildford Music Society at GURC ( was formed in 1992 to make music of a high standard widely available.  It is the music society of Guildford United Reformed Church and plays an important part in the town’s cultural life.  Besides engaging well-established artists, we take much pleasure in encouraging the many talented young musicians of today.  We also wish to foster the love of, and interest in, music among children.  

We arrange concerts of many different kinds, including chamber music, jazz and organ recitals, on various days of the week and at different times, to suit as many preferences as possible.  

We are always delighted to welcome new audience members, and are also glad of volunteers to help with publicity, front-of-house etc.  New members always welcome! 

Please contact Gillian on [email protected] for more information.