Published on: 02/06/2011
BBC Ten Pieces - are you ready?
The BBC are looking to encourage participating schools to attend local concerts as part of their 'Ten Pieces' programme. Find out how you can get involved.
Julian Lloyd Webber's 20 Great Pieces for Cello
The cellist has spent an entire career exploring the cello repertoire. Here (writing for Sinfini Music) he chooses his favourites from classic concertos, chamber and contemporary works, and offers some suggestions for further listening.
Fanfare plays for a new world record
Congratulations to Thurrock Marching Brass and the Marching Band Activity UK Facebook page, which set a new world record last month with the longest line of fanfare trumpeters.
Peter Maxwell Davies at 80
MM President Peter Maxwell Davies is one of Britain's greatest living composers. Celebrating his 80th birthday in September, he shows no sign of slowing down. Jonathan Cross (for Sinfini Music) provides a friendly guide to the music of a man whose career has spanned over 50 years.
Making Music member remains unpaid for concert
Alongside West End names, at least one Making Music member has not been paid for its part in An Evening of Movies and Musicals, a concert which took place on 1 December 2013 in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How do I learn an instrument?
‘Should my child learn to play a musical instrument?’ If the answer is yes, what is the best way to learn? It can be surprisingly hard to find out the options. Charlotte Gardner (for Sinfini Music) explores the key issues.
The Armed Man: most borrowed tune ever?
Classical music has had a lot of big hits, but perhaps none greater than the medieval song L'homme armé (The Armed Man). Andrew Stewart (for Sinfini Music) uncovers the history and evolution of this unlikely hit.