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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...
members of NULCO in rehearsals
Posted on 6 January 2022
Gina Pegg of Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra (NULCO) provides an update on her group’s collaboration with composer Charlotte Marlow...
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir perform Aileen Sweeney's 'Breathing Place' for the first time
Posted on 15 December 2021
Making Music's manager in Scotland, Alison Reeves, reflects on an uplifting Adopt a Music Creator (formerly Adopt a Composer) premiere from...
members of City of Bristol Brass Band sitting in group with their instruments
Posted on 15 December 2021
Kate Foley of the City of Bristol Brass Band recounts her group’s feelings on preparing their premiere and recording with Laura Shipsey for...
Music creator Fergus Hall meets Hepton Singers in person for the first time
Posted on 19 November 2021
In a new blog for Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21, Hepton Singers MD Richard Bunzl recounts an inspiring visit from Fergus Hall as their collaboration...
City of Bristol Brass Band pose in tuxes with their instruments
Posted on 6 August 2021
In a new diary entry for Adopt a Composer 2019/20, Laura Shipsey recounts how her composition for City of Bristol Brass Band took a different turn in...
A member of Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra smiles with his instrument, wrapped up warm for an outdoor rehearsal
Posted on 10 June 2021
Foss Foster of Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra shares her group's delight on returning to in-person activity for Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21...
Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra rehearse with Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra on Zoom
Posted on 9 June 2021
Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra's Foss Foster ponders the pros and cons of life on Zoom, and how the platform has framed her group's Adopt...
2015: Bury St Edmunds Concert Band perform at the Last Night of the Proms
Posted on 2 March 2021
Bury St Edmunds Concert Band’s Gary Hawkes pens his thoughts on the group’s fledgling collaboration with Litha Efthymiou for Adopt a...
A Zoom rehearsal with sopranino and soprano saxophones
Posted on 1 March 2021
Chair Foss Foster pens another diary entry on Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra’s Adopt a Music Creator journey, with a special look at the...
2018: Monmouth Male Voice Choir perform at the Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club in tuxedos
Posted on 16 February 2021
In Côr Meibion Mynwy (Monmouth Male Voice Choir)’s first blog of Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21, music sub-committee chair Peter Watts outlines...
Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra members meet for an in-person rehearsal before coronavirus restrictions
Posted on 25 January 2021
Thomas Barlow-Coxon, founder and director of Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra, provides an insight into the early days of his group's...