The UK Choir Festival will be coming to Exmouth, Monmouth (Wales) and St Albans this autumn and will feature workshops and collaborative performances for vocal groups of all kinds and abilities. So if you're coming, make sure you stop by and say hello!
Last Minute Musicians is home to well over 3,000 bands, solo musicians, entertainers and related service providers from across the UK.
Across the country, 100 choirs will be singing and spreading holiday cheer in support of Youth Music.
After the overwhelming success of 100 Choirs fundraising initiative in march that brought performances from 10 choirs at 10 train stations across England on one day, Youth Music is delighted to announce that it is doing it all again! Partnering with Network Rail once more, this next event will take place over the festive season on 1-2 December 2018.
An ambitious project is underway; "Beethoven in Wales" is a cycle of three concerts in which all ten of his sonatas for violin and piano will be played at venues around Wales.
The project will both celebrate Beethoven and bring a broader range of music to rural areas.
On Sunday 29 July, two teams of cyclists from Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra braved the wind and rain to take part in the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 Peleton Relay event to raise money for the Orchestra’s Instrument Fund. Amongst the 8 team members was Ben See, who is currently paired with the Orchestra as part of Making Music’s Adopt a Composer Scheme.
Fedioram, the Italian federation of leisure-time orchestras, has invited our orchestra members to participate in their third annual festival, taking place 1-4 November in Fossano.
Who is it for?
You can attend as an individual (65 Euros to take part in the 2 days of workshops followed by a performance, register on their website).
The UK’s first ever national live music census took place in 2017. For 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9 March, volunteers in cities across the country went out and about to live music events, from pub gigs to massed choirs to arena concerts.
Making Music was involved in the advisory group brought together by the academic researchers to make sure they cast their net as widely as possible, and many of our members responded to the surveys the team put out.
Music education for under-18s is a much-discussed issue. However our members – lifelong learners themselves – know the benefits of music for everyone, whatever their age. We asked them to tell us their key concerns around music education at all stages of life, and how we could tackle them.