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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...
Posted on 22 July 2015
The contract is for groups engaging with self-employed MDs. As you will see from the guidance notes, it is intended as starting point for...
Posted on 21 July 2015
Jeremy Bradshaw, who has been playing violin in the orchestra since 1996, told us that new music – often challenging for players and audiences...