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members of the flute ensemble during rehearsal
Posted on 23 February 2022
Rebecca Demott of the Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy Flute Ensemble (BWAFE) relates her group's first workshop with music creator Edgar Divver, as...
Vaughan Williams postage stamp
Posted on 18 February 2022
2022 marks 150 years since the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.Here is a list of...
Three Choirs Festival logo
Posted on 18 February 2022
Celebrating its 307th anniversary in 2022, the Three Choirs Festival is the longest running non-competitive classical music festival in the world....
Musica International logo
Posted on 17 February 2022
Making Music is a member of Musica, an international project to create the world’s largest database of choral music. Through this...
Singing for Health Network logo
Posted on 16 February 2022
The Singing for Health Network (SFHN) has published free downloadable guides for leaders of choirs and singing groups across the UK, and for social...
the choir seated with images of previous conductors superimposed
Posted on 14 February 2022
Vivian Anthony of Leicestershire Chorale talks about the group’s history and legacy in his new book. I suppose there are others who can...
logo of opera anywhere
Posted on 11 February 2022
Mike Woodward, director of Opera Anywhere, talks us through what his company can do for leisure-time music groups.  Opera Anywhere is a...
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Posted on 1 February 2022
Martin Raymond discusses writing the words to ‘Breathing Place’, the collaboration between Helensburgh Oratorio Choir and Aileen Sweeney...
Abbots Langley Orchestra rehearse in a village hall
Posted on 27 January 2022
The government Protect Duty consultation in 2021 was about potential new legislation to oblige those running publicly accessible spaces to implement...
A rock in the middle of the ocean
Posted on 26 January 2022
Running a leisure-time music group can be a challenge at the best of times. But that’s always been part of the fun, along with the reward of...
Posted on 18 January 2022
Foss Foster of Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra provides an update on her group’s latest rehearsal with Ugie Voices and music creator Ben Lunn...
A collage of 2022 Adopt a Music Creator pairings
Posted on 17 January 2022
Making Music is delighted to announce the participants for Adopt a Music Creator 2022, an expanded version of the hugely popular Adopt a Composer...