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Published on: 02/06/2011
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Are you missing out on an invaluable contemporary music resource?
Contemporary Music for All (CoMA) provides access to a unique library of 1,000+ contemporary works for voluntary and youth ensembles.
Jam on the Marsh
Member discount for JAM on the Marsh – a new 8-day choral course in Kent
This summer the rugged beauty of Kent's Romney Marsh will form the backdrop to a prestigious annual arts festival
Yorkshire Festival
Yorkshire prepares to celebrate the Grand Départ with a 100-day cultural festival
From 27 March to 5 July the Yorkshire Festival will deliver thousands of music and cultural events. Find out how your group can get involved.
South Bristol Wellbeing Choir
Success for the South Bristol Wellbeing Choir
Health and wellbeing project will continue following fundraising success
Voluntary Arts Week
Get involved in Voluntary Arts Week
Voluntary Arts Week is an annual celebration of cultural creativity activity across the UK & Republic of Ireland between 9-18 May.
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Urgent: Ask your MP to support STEM to STEAM
On 13 February, MPs will be debating whether art subjects should be added to STEM subjects
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Entry now open for National Lottery Awards
Enter your organisation to win £2,000 and national recognition at the annual Lottery awards.
Breath Cycle
Scottish Opera to premiere new piece inspired by project with cystic fibrosis sufferers
Scottish Opera's annual tour this year will feature the world premiere of Until the Glass Shattered – a piece inspired by research with Gartnavel General Hospital and CF sufferers.
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Gallery: Music in the Wellcome Images collection
A selection of musically-themed images from the Wellcome Images collection.
UK Music
Music worth £3.5bn to the UK economy
UK music was worth £3.5bn to the British economy in 2012, according to figures released in December by UK Music.
WW1 centenary
First World War Centenary events in 2014
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Find out about how you can get involved.
Bob Chilcott
Sing Bob Chilcott’s carol in memory of organist Alan Greaves
In the last few weeks, Oxford University Press (OUP) has been inundated with requests from choirs to sing Bob Chilcott’s new carol written in memory of Alan Greaves, the Sheffield organist murdered on his way to midnight mass last Christmas Eve.
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Children and adults sing carols side by side
This month, children and adults will be singing side by side at carol concerts across the UK. The concerts will include works from new collection Carols for Everyone, which features seven carols arranged specifically for children’s choirs to perform with adult SATB choirs.
Grease the musical
Performing rights withdrawn for Grease songs
UK collection society PRS for Music has announced that it no longer represents 23 of the songs from the 1970s musical, Grease.
Little Missenden Festival
Little Missenden Festival secures PRS funding
Member promoting group Little Missenden Festival has been awarded a grant of £2,500 from the PRS Foundation
HMRC releases new regulations on Self-employed Entertainers
HMRC repeals NI regulations for self-employed entertainers
The repeal will mean that Making Music members are no longer required to make National Insurance contributions when employing freelance musicians.
The Charity Commission on trustee development
Charity Commission urges support for trustee development
Research suggests that around a third of charities do not offer training to support trustees.
Barbara Eifler
Barbara Eifler confirmed as Executive Director
Making Music has named Barbara Eifler as its new Executive Director, following the departure of Chief Executive Robin Osterley in October.
Music Show 2013
Join us at the Music Show 2013
Making Music will be exhibiting at the inaugural Music Show in Manchester on 15-16 November, and we’re offering member groups 50% off tickets.
Early Day Motion
Ask your MP to support this Early Day Motion!
Early Day Motion 191 on the Importance of Arts and Creative Industries needs your support!
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Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure
Alexandra Scott gives her thoughts on the National Gallery's recent exhibition
Robin Osterley
Robin Osterley steps down as Making Music Chief Executive
Making Music Chief Executive Robin Osterley has stepped down from his post after 16 years of loyal service.
Family Arts Festival: are you taking part?
Family Arts Festival: are you taking part?
The first ever UK-wide Family Arts Festival will see over 750 organisations host over 1,500 family-friendly arts events.
Hackney Singers
Member group celebrates its 40th anniversary
Making Music member group Hackney Singers is this week celebrating 40 years since its first evening class.
Britten 100 - Friday Afternoons Project
Friday afternoons will never be the same again
Friday 22 November 2013 will see events all through the UK and internationally linked to Britten’s song cycle Friday Afternoons
Arcomis Brass Event
Arcomis International Brass Event
A new musical festival for Wales featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Mnozil, London Sinfonietta, NYJO and Superbrass.
Addicts Orchestra
Battling addiction with classical music
A new TV series will bring together people who have struggled with addiction to investigate the role of music in recovery.
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Charity Commission releases new guidance for trustees
New guidelines have been released to help trustees in their decision making
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Fundraising collections for Making Music
Member groups holding charity collections to help more people make music.
BBC Radio 3 The Choir
BBC Radio 3 launches Meet my Choir
Every Sunday on BBC Radio 3’s The Choir the airwaves will be handed over to you, the choristers of Great Britain.
Charity Commission
Charity Commission invites trustees to attend public meeting
Trustee duties, financial accountability and the powers of the Regulator will be discussed
Choir of the year
Choir of the Year opens for entries
Entries are now open for Choir of the Year 2014, which celebrates the UK’s world-class choral tradition through live events and BBC broadcasts.
Peter Maxwell Davies New Years Honours
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies recognised on New Year Honours list
The Making Music President, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, was made a Companion of Honour in the 2014 New Year Honours list
Chorus at the Southbank
Southbank Centre opens its doors to voluntary choirs
London’s Southbank Centre is looking for choirs of all styles and abilities to perform as part of its 2014 Chorus festival
National libraries day
Support your music library this February
It's National Libraries Day on 8 February – what better time to show how important your local music library is to your group?
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Christmas is coming… to a choir near you!
Composer Alexander L’Estrange is working on a new Christmas cantata for children and SATB choir. Find out more about his work and how to get involved.
Making Music jobs
Nominations invited for Making Music’s Board of directors
There are four vacancies on Making Music’s Board of directors this year, to be elected from our membership – please consider standing!
Big Lunch
A feast of festivals to get involved in
This summer sees 4 festivals offering opportunities to get involved: Voluntary Arts Week, Big Lunch, Creativity and Wellbeing Week, and Refugee Week
Individual membership
New individual membership scheme announced
Making Music is delighted to launch a brand new membership scheme for individual music makers!

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