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.

Post date: Friday, 20 October 2023 - 9:00am

We’re delighted to be partnering with Making Music to share Map a Muso: a new tool to connect orchestras, choirs and ensembles with professional performers all across the UK – and it’s FREE to use!

Map a Muso is a great resource for anyone seeking a musician. Whether you need a boost in your brass section, a few extra singers for your choir concert, a mesmerising soloist or an inspiring musical director, we can help.

Post date: Thursday, 19 October 2023 - 12:01pm

Michelle Devon, member of the Exeter Festival Chorus and Axminster Choral Society, talks to us about how her music groups accepted her as Michelle.

Post date: Monday, 9 October 2023 - 9:00am

Making Music, the UK’s membership organisation for leisure-time music groups, has announced the winners of the 2023 Making Music Awards. 

Now in their fourth year, the annual awards celebrate the unsung heroes of the leisure-time music sector from music creators, to arrangers, community groups, their volunteers and innovative new projects. 

The 2023 awards were presented by Debbie Wiseman OBE, Making Music President and award-winning composer, at an online ceremony on Thursday 5 October. 

Post date: Friday, 29 September 2023 - 12:35pm

Corporate Member Naxos is the leading classical music streaming service. Browse through our searchable library of millions of tracks, which includes programme notes and resources, for your next performance. 

There’s never been a better time to prepare for the coming season, and Naxos’ suite of resources makes it easier than ever.

Post date: Friday, 29 September 2023 - 12:30pm

Jonathan Owen, Chief Executive of the National Association of Local Councils, introduces the organisation and explains the vital role parish and town councils can play in supporting communities to flourish. 

Did you know?

There are 10,000 parish and town councils in England collectively known as ‘local councils’ and around 700 in Wales. In England they represent 35million people, raising around £700mil through their small share of council tax, called the precept. Together with other income and resources they invest over £2bn in local communities.

Post date: Friday, 29 September 2023 - 12:17pm

Hand in Hand, the UK and Ireland’s LGBTQ+ biennial choral festival, set to take place in Bristol on 16-18 August 2024, is a celebration of music, diversity and community. Christian Wismann, Creative Director of Hand in Hand, invites members to get involved.

Music possesses a unique ability to transcend barriers, uniting people and nurturing a sense of belonging. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the Hand in Hand Festival, a distinctive biennial event that celebrates both the LGBTQ+ community and the potency of music.