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Crieff Choral Group members perform Handel's 'Messiah', Christmas 2015
Posted on 14 January 2021
Alison Martin, chair of Crieff Choral Group, recounts how a Victorian poem recently came to be arranged for the choir.During lockdown, I was...
people holding up variety of instruments
Posted on 13 January 2021
In 2020, Creative United published the first edition of the Take it away Guide to Buying Adaptive Musical Instruments distributed in partnership with...
Library users socialise with a musical backdrop
Posted on 13 January 2021
Alex Peringer updates us on Westminster Music Library's relocation and restructuring over the past year.Westminster Music Library has sadly...
Ugie Voices rehearse on Zoom
Posted on 12 January 2021
In Ugie Voices’ first blog from Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21, member Sheila Biegala updates us on her group’s progress and their...
National Association of Music Merchants logo
Posted on 17 December 2020
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) (a US organisation) usually organises an international trade fair for music sector retailers,...
calculator on top of sheet of accounts and notes
Posted on 16 December 2020
Making Music's Covid impact survey of members revealed that 20% of our groups are paying their music director (MD) when they are not...
Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra members pose with different types of saxophone
Posted on 15 December 2020
Foss Foster provides a second update on Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra's Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21 journey.Sunday 6 December marked...
Classic FM logo on white background
Posted on 14 December 2020
Christmas carols performed by Making Music member groups to be broadcast daily on Classic FM Drive with John Brunning from 14 to 18 December.Making...
six musical minds containing a range of instruments
Posted on 3 December 2020
Nicky Astle from Rayburn Tours reflects on a recent virtual corporate member meetup.On 25 November we were lucky enough to be invited to a...
Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra's Zoom rehearsal with music creator Ben Lunn
Posted on 2 December 2020
In our second blog from Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21, Foss Foster of Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra outlines her group's experience of...
NPO take a bow during their COVID-secure performance
Posted on 2 December 2020
Jean Kelly, administrator and active member of Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, talks to us about her group's experience of...
Posted on 1 December 2020
Good news ahead of the festive season for leisure-time music groups in England this week: rehearsals and performances are allowed in each of the...