Post date: Thursday, 27 June 2024 - 3:27pm

Three vacancies to the Making Music Board were this year contested by nine nominees. The successful candidates – voted for by Making Music members – were announced at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26 June. In addition, the Board used its powers to co-opt a member from Northern Ireland to the Board.

Post date: Wednesday, 26 June 2024 - 1:47pm

TryBooking makes online ticketing for any size or type of concert simple and easy. They are free-to-use for all free concerts, and have simple, low fees for paid concerts. Their bespoke Seating Plan and new Seat Holds feature are just the ticket to give your concert the five-star treatment.

Bespoke Seating Plan

No matter the shape or size of your venue, from churches to town halls to Westminster Abbey, with TryBooking you can create bespoke seating plans and enable guests to easily choose their own seats. 

Post date: Tuesday, 25 June 2024 - 2:32pm

Our CEO Barbara Eifler reminds us what legacies have done for Making Music, and what significant impact they can have.

Talking about wills can be hard. We don’t like being confronted with our mortality and the combination with finances makes it doubly unpalatable to many. But forward planning can have many benefits, not least for your favourite charities.

Post date: Monday, 17 June 2024 - 3:01pm

Fenella Andrews, Publicity Officer for the Ipswich Choral Society, tells us of her group's major milestone and their archival findings on the history of the choir.

Post date: Friday, 14 June 2024 - 10:24am

Our CEO, Barbara Eifler, explains how, two years ago, Making Music started re-imagining its staff recruitment processes to be as fair, unbiased, inclusive and accessible as possible.

Making Music employs 18 staff; 14 hybrid based around a London office, the other four remote. Changing how we recruit that team is an ongoing story, but perhaps the chapters so far may be of interest to others.

Post date: Wednesday, 12 June 2024 - 1:50pm

Helen Woodall, member of Wimborne Choral Society, talks to us about the career of their Musical Director.

Christopher Dowie came to Dorset in 1977 as Organist and Master of the Choristers at Wimborne Minster; then, in 1978, he founded a no-audition choir, with the only requirement being a love of choral music and a desire to sing. Since then, Wimborne Choral Society has gone from strength to strength, singing most of the classic choral repertoire and works by modern composers, including by Chris himself.

Post date: Sunday, 9 June 2024 - 10:31am

Tricia Zipfel, member of the Vox Holloway choir, talks to us about the most emotionally-challenging project her group has taken on.

Post date: Tuesday, 4 June 2024 - 3:09pm

Clive Downton, member of Ocean Harmony barbershop chorus, shares with us the group’s 20th anniversary celebration.

Ocean Harmony (the short name for the Southampton Barbershop Harmony Club) is a men's barbershop chorus, based near Southampton on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. It has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in January, put together by volunteers throughout 2023. 

Post date: Friday, 31 May 2024 - 1:42pm

Make Music Day is an annual global celebration that brings communities together. Discover events across the four nations at Making Music and get your music groups involved!

There’s a lot going on this 21 June or Make Music Day as it’s also known.

This internationally celebrated day sees thousands of people across more than 125 countries perform on the longest (or shortest) day of the year.

Post date: Thursday, 30 May 2024 - 4:36pm

The results of the Charity Finance banking survey highlight ongoing challenges in the sector and identify top performing banks.

Charity banking has been a hot topic for the last year with banks coming under scrutiny for the quality of the products and services they offer.