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Post date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 2:32pm

Ex Urbe choirs give us a delightful insight on being paired with composer Chloe Knibbs.

If you Google ‘find the perfect relationship’ it will, in the blink of an eye, show you 635 million results. 

Post date: Monday, 15 October 2018 - 10:10am

Five member groups' recordings of carols will be featured on Classic FM. Find out how your group could be one of them.

Post date: Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 2:56pm

Looking for a way to help protect arts education in schools? You can do this by simply writing a letter. Bacc for the Future, the Cultural Learning Alliance and What Next? have produced a toolkit to help you get started.

Post date: Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - 12:41pm

Your signature could protect music and create a healthy society, thriving communities and happy individuals for the future.

Post date: Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - 10:00am

Making Music is delighted to announce that Dr Mark Lawrence has been awarded the national Lady Hilary Groves Prize for his outstanding contribution to music in the community.

Post date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 5:00pm

Do you know a young person harbouring a passion for singing?

An audition with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britian (NYCGB) could be just the beginning of their musical journey.

NYCGB is made up of five choirs of 700 young people aged 9-25. It offers in depth residential courses and training programmes, performance opportunities and workshops, as well as outreach events all year round.

Who is it for?

Any young singer, whatever their musical background.

Post date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 1:00am

On the first weekend of October every year, thousands of people in hundreds of locations across the UK create a local Fun Palace. Why not join in with your group?

'Fun Palaces' are events made by local people for their own communities, bringing together activities in the arts and sciences, crafts, tech and digital. Free and fun, last year over 126,000 people took part in the space of one weekend.

Post date: Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 4:12pm

Composer James Banner offers some initial thoughts following the announcement of his collaborative pairing with member group, Two Rivers Concert Band for Adopt a Composer.

Post date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 3:17pm

You start playing football on a Saturday morning in your local park at the age of five, maybe because your dad did, or because that’s what your mates are doing, and you probably carry on until you leave school. By that time, maybe one of your friends has been picked for a local team or been talent-spotted by a scout.

But generally they won’t have been. All the same, you’ll probably mostly carry on with football: 5-a-side teams with work colleagues, adult village teams, pub or charity teams, helping out with the kids on a Saturday morning, attending matches. 

Post date: Monday, 24 September 2018 - 10:08am

Each year our Adopt a Composer project sets leisure-time choirs, orchestras and ensembles up with composers for a year to produce a new piece together. Meet this year's pairings.

Chloe Knibbs and Ex Urbe

Chloe is a Birmingham-based composer inspired by city life, folk tales and personal experiences. Included in the British Music Collection, Chloe is currently supported by the PRS Women Make Music Fund.