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Posted on 20 December 2016
10 months later, 10 cities visited and 160 choirs of 5,000 singers competing for 6 places in the Choir of the Year Grand Final – it’s...
Posted on 19 December 2016
PRS for Music Foundation are funding Association of British Orchestras members (professional ensembles) to give works premiered in the last 25 years...
Posted on 12 December 2016
Manchester Inspirational Voices, members of Making Music, have won the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2016 competition. The choir,...
Posted on 9 December 2016
Early in 2017, ten member groups will be featured on BBC Radio 3's Saturday Breakfast show. Performing groups of all kinds (vocal and...
Posted on 6 December 2016
The performance of my piece ‘Ukulele Fantasy’ by The Lincoln Ukulele Band is fast approaching. The band have been practising my piece...
Posted on 6 December 2016
The Horsham Symphony Orchestra has had a fairly leisurely start to the Adopt a Composer project. We were fortunate enough that Adriano has been able...
Posted on 5 December 2016
When we (and other music advocacy organisations) are making the case for amateur music groups to those in power, being able to demonstrate their...
Posted on 25 November 2016
Over a year ago now, the government’s consultation on making the proposed EBacc a compulsory measure for secondary schools closed, and we are...
Posted on 15 November 2016
Corporate members Rayburn Tours outline 7 ways learning an instrument helps young people.
Posted on 7 November 2016
Our adopted composer, Chris Schlechte-Bond, had already been up to Macclesfield to meet the band.  On that occasion he brought his alto...
Posted on 1 November 2016
It has been over a year since I first met the Thame Chamber Choir to discuss a new work as part of the Adopt a Composer scheme. Their first concert I...
Posted on 1 November 2016
Visiting the choir a couple of times I was great to be able to build a rapport with the members, listen to them sing and understand and get to know...

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