Post date: Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 10:48am

The stereotypical image of old men in blazers and ties singing traditional hymn tunes is one that many men’s choirs, including Wessex Male Choir (WMC), are working hard to dispel. David Langley, member of the Wessex Male Choir, discusses how the group is championing the relevance of male voice choir singing for the modern age.

The choir, formed in 2001, has won over 20 prizes in national and international competition, most recently, the Krakow International Choral Festival.

Post date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 2:46pm

There have been some recent changes to making a Gift Aid claim. These changes shouldn't have a significant impact on your Gift Aid claims and admin processes, but are worth being aware of.

If you don’t currently claim Gift Aid for your group, it is worth looking into. UK charities can claim an extra 25p on every £1 donated by a UK taxpayer. 

Post date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - 4:40pm

Sing with Streetwise Opera in support of their pioneering work with people affected by homelessness

Post date: Monday, 19 August 2019 - 12:09pm

Family-run Normans Musical Instruments introduce their wide range of services and offer an exclusive discount for Making Music members. 

We have been firmly established as one of the country’s leading education suppliers of musical instruments and accessories for 60 years, supporting a range of customers from schools and brass bands to music groups and individuals.

Post date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 9:00am

Jess Griffin of the Chandos Chamber Choir reflects on the premiere of works written with the group by Laura Snowdon for the Adopt a Composer project. 

Post date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 9:00am

Following a recent tour with Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy, Nicola Astler from corporate member Rayburn Tours reflects how a love of music making as a child can be rekindled as an adult

2019 turned out to be the year that flute playing – and questions surrounding music education and the impact it has on a musician’s adult years – would play an unexpected role in my life. 

Post date: Tuesday, 6 August 2019 - 10:44am

New premium corperate members Benslow Music introduce their short residential and day courses for musicians. 

We love it when people find motivation through our courses and discover or rediscover their love of music. This is why we are here.

Post date: Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - 10:00am

Les Goldman, Chair of the Two Rivers Concert Band shares his insight into their collaboration with composer James Banner.

On 29 June I attended my first rehearsal of our Adopt a Composer piece, 'Concertino for Concert Band' by James Banner. It prompted thoughts about some of the roles our band has played in the genesis of the piece and the roles we still have to play in the run up to our first performance planned for 6 October.

Post date: Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 8:00pm

Join a global concert for cooperation on 10 November 2019

How quickly and successfully can you bring people together in harmony through music, communication and cooperation? It's a great challenge and #iPlay4Peace is looking for your support and participation.

Last year, musicians in 45 locations across the world came together to play a single piece of music to serve as a symbolic gesture of cooperation, peace and reconciliation 100 years after First World War came to an end. 

Post date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 2:24pm

Fun Palaces supports communities across the UK to co-create local cultural events, and your gorup can take part. Stella Duffy, Fun Palaces Co-Director, explains.