Post date: Friday, 24 November 2023 - 12:53pm

Find inspiration for your music group to get involved in and engage with Climate Change.

As individuals, our contribution may be small; as groups, we can amplify that in many ways.  

At Making Music’s most recent Climate Change Network event, we heard about the nominees for Making Music’s first Green Award, between them providing plenty of practical inspiration.  

Post date: Friday, 24 November 2023 - 12:15pm

Corporate member Take it Away announces its revised scheme which allows musicians (including hobby musicians) to access affordable musical instruments.

Arts Council England awards funding support to Take it Away to re-launch its flagship programme which offers interest-free loans to customers for the purchase of musical instruments, equipment and software

Post date: Friday, 24 November 2023 - 10:36am

The Making Music office – 8 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL, third floor – has desk spaces available to rent. 

This is a friendly, bright office in a great location for transport and local attractions and we already share it with a piano teacher, a professional choir and another charity – come and join us! 

The space is available from 16 October 2023.

Post date: Thursday, 23 November 2023 - 4:57pm

Members tell us that it’s harder than ever to find the right space for their groups to meet to make music. This is why we’ve been driving forward our #MakeSpaceForMusic campaign, to raise this concern with those who can make a difference. 

Post date: Tuesday, 14 November 2023 - 3:23pm

The North West Ukulele Project and Ukulele Buddies have collaborated with the Atkinson and Southport library to launch a free ukulele lending library.

Post date: Monday, 6 November 2023 - 10:25am

The London Oriana Choir (LOC) will be celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary throughout its 2023/24 season with an exciting, action-packed programme.

Post date: Sunday, 5 November 2023 - 4:08pm

Music creator Georgina MacDonell Finlayson talks to us about her double collaboration with the Shenstone Singers and Shenstone Roses as part of Adopt a Music Creator 2023.

Post date: Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 2:42pm

Labrador Events, in partnership with the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), raised almost £10,000 with a 24-hour livestreamed concert of 'Messiah' for the repair fund of St. George's Church.

From 3:00pm on 7 September to 3:00pm on 8 September, a 24-hour 'drop-in' concert of the 'And the Glory of the Lord' song from Handel's 'Messiah' oratorio was held at St. George’s Church in Hanover Square, London. The singers worked their way through all the choruses until the end, then repeated the process until they finished 24 hours later.

Post date: Sunday, 29 October 2023 - 2:04pm

Understanding image copyright may seem daunting, but learning how to use and properly credit photos found online can help ensure that your group avoids hefty fines and legal infringements.

I was reminded what a minefield this area of copyright is by one of our members recently.

Post date: Wednesday, 25 October 2023 - 2:26pm

Ian Hope, friend of Chipperfield Choral Society, writes about the farewall concert for their Musical Director (MD) of 32 years, Delia Meehan.