Christmas carols performed by Making Music member groups to be broadcast daily on Classic FM Drive with John Brunning from 14 to 18 December.
Making Music has once again teamed up with Classic FM to showcase a variety of festive recordings from choirs and instrumental groups across the UK.
At the end of October, Making Music invited its membership of over 3,700 leisure-time music groups to submit audio recordings of their group singing or playing a Christmas carol online or offline (socially distanced, of course) or recorded in a previous year.
The Classic FM team selected five recordings for radio broadcast – one to be played each weekday on Classic FM Drive with John Brunning (4pm–7pm) in the week beginning Monday 14 December.
The five Making Music member groups selected for broadcast are:
Mon 14 Dec: Mersey Wave Choir (Liverpool, England) – Carol of the Bells
Tue 15 Dec: Eden Singers (Cumbria, England) – I Saw a Maiden
Wed 16 Dec: Dunbartonshire Concert Band (Scotland) – In the Bleak Midwinter
Thu 17 Dec: Belfast Philharmonic Society (Northern Ireland) – A Tender Shoot
Fri 18 Dec: Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society (Wales) – Red and White
Barbara Eifler, Making Music's Chief Executive, said: “At the end of such a tough year, this is wonderful opportunity for members to be heard by millions across the UK – showcasing their enthusiasm and commitment to making music and bringing joy to their participants and audiences, thanks to this great partnership with Classic FM.”
Classic FM presenter John Brunning said: “Classic FM is the home of Christmas music, so we are excited to team up with Making Music again and broadcast these special carols recorded by music groups from across the four corners of the UK. We know that our 5.5 million weekly listeners will enjoy listening to them.”
Classic FM is available across the UK on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio and TV, on Global Player on your smart speaker (“play Classic FM”), iOS or Android device and at ClassicFM.com.