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Posted on 22 November 2017
In June 2017, the Scottish Government began writing a Culture Strategy for Scotland, which is due to be completed in 2018, and will ‘position...
Posted on 22 November 2017
St Sepulchre’s, a church in the City of London, was in the headlines this summer. Known as the National Musicians' Church, it houses the...
Posted on 14 November 2017
I am on the train from Glasgow to Manchester, on my way back from my first meeting with Merchant Sinfonia for the Adopt a Composer project. The hills...
Posted on 14 November 2017
I've rounded off the past year with an absolute treat of a concert with KEMS Concert Band. We've experimented with new instrumental effects...
Posted on 13 November 2017
Tuesday 7 November saw the much-anticipated first meeting with our Adopt a Composer Gaynor Barradell. I, for one, had been looking forward to it...
Posted on 19 October 2017
The 2018 Contemporary Music for All Festival is coming near you, so save the date (3 & 4 March), and find out how you can be involved! Some of...
Posted on 19 October 2017
Much about place-making is intangible. You, the groups making and presenting music in your local communities, week in, week out, and your fellow...
Posted on 19 October 2017
The online consultation by Surrey County Council closed on 1 October, receiving an astonishing number of over 1500 online and 220 offline submissions...
Posted on 18 October 2017
A fantastic start to the project so far. After a great day in London for the big announcement of the pairings, we have set to work getting to know...
Posted on 18 October 2017
The Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition has returned for 2017, with amateur composers challenged to write a new carol for SATB choir set to the words...
Posted on 13 October 2017
How many carol recordings will be selected? Five carols will be selected for broadcast by Classic FM from those submitted to us. Only choirs? No,...
Posted on 2 October 2017
It's been hard keeping our successful application to Adopt a Composer a secret since we got the great news on 16 August… And at last we...

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