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Posted on 13 October 2015
It’s always positive when research for a piece leads down some rather unexpected roads. Before writing for the Thame Chamber Choir, and the...
Posted on 25 September 2015
Picture the scene: an unnecessarily rainy day in September, a community centre outside of Durham with many mining-related displays, and an eclectic...
Posted on 25 September 2015
Cor World Choir is bringing together 20,000 voices from all over the world for a concert in Cardiff’s Millennium stadium on Saturday 21 May...
Posted on 25 September 2015
How many carol recordings will be selected? Five carols will be selected for broadcast by Classic FM from those you submit to us. Only choirs? No...
Posted on 25 September 2015
The Charity Commission has offered to undertake a mass conversion of Making Music members to our new model constitution (you may remember seeing our...
Posted on 25 September 2015
Making Music were thrilled to be approached by member The Brighton Early Music Festival about a new scheme they have funding for which is now...
Posted on 24 September 2015
When you’re a London music critic, going to the Proms becomes a temporary change in life. You give up on the Southbank and the Barbican,...
Posted on 24 September 2015
Can you get involved? Are you already connected to your local youth choir, music education hub or school? Could this be an opportunity to make a link...
Posted on 22 September 2015
I hope it is not too patronising to call Thame a quintessentially English market town.  Some of it is, after all, quite literally out of scenes...
Posted on 19 September 2015
I was surprised and delighted to be selected to take part in Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme. It’s a great opportunity to work...
Posted on 13 September 2015
Sunday afternoon, Chesham Bois near Amersham (Bucks) I met CYCO for the first time... As I approached the school where they rehearse I could hear a...
Posted on 12 September 2015
Working with an amateur ensemble is all about the relationship. Walking into rehearsal with the Strathaven Choral Society for the first time, I had...

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