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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...
Posted on 11 September 2015
Pavilions for Music - bringing bandstands back to life It was during the middle to late Victorian era as a response to the need for bringing leisure...
Posted on 11 September 2015
Hello everyone - I am Angela Slater one of the Adopted Composers for this years Adopt Composer Scheme 2015-2016. It was a few weeks ago now that I...
Posted on 30 July 2015
The hope is that choirs of all shapes and sizes will participate; amateur, professional, long established, or created specifically for the day. So if...
Posted on 30 July 2015
A few years ago I reached retirement age and had to step down from my job, even though I didn’t want to. This wouldn’t be legal nowadays...
Posted on 29 July 2015
Photo: James ('Purlie') Wilson, Radical Reformer. National Galleries Scotland.  Almost every child, most parents and folk of every age...
Posted on 29 July 2015
You can see part of the rehearsal in the video below. We have advertised the concert extensively and Bolton FM have made a feature of it...
Posted on 29 July 2015
Whilst an alarm is sounding in the background the camera pans out to reveal several dead birds. 'Nobody warned them' he concludes, presumably...

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