As a newcomer to Strathaven (I’ve lived here for only thirty two of my years) I’ve never failed to be impressed by the effort and creativity the townsfolk apply to the annual Gala week, and in particular to their contributions to the Gala Parade which always takes place on the second Saturday in June.
'To think it’s only been seven days' muses a handsome, yet disheveled, man on a 1971 public information film having exited what looks like a bunker.
Our new model contract for working with a Music Director (MD) is now available, having previously been withdrawn for review. Following work with the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the Association of British Choral directors (abcd) the new version is a more robust and practical document that will help to establish a good working relationship between your group and your MD.
Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme started in 2000, and since then there have been around ninety pairings. First performed in May this year, Hive Minds, a collaboration between composer Seán Doherty and the Kensington Symphony Orchestra, was one of the most recent.
Opera Anywhere has been touring opera productions since 2000, we’re a registered charity and have a growing reputation for creative, innovative and fun productions. Over the last couple of years we have been working and collaborating together with orchestras, several choirs and choral societies performing our ‘Mikado’, ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘Amahl & The Night Visitors’ operas.
Ultimately, facilities offered by the library were maintained following consultations with moderately increased costs. However, this may not be the last word on cost-cutting relating to this resource. Whilst its importance to users has been demonstrated over the last year and diminishes the likelihood of it disappearing, only frequent high usage by a large number of music groups will ensure its survival in the long-term.
The North London Chorus chose one of the hottest days of the summer to come together for a ‘Sing, Work and Listen’ day on this less familiar Handel masterpiece.
Pop-up Opera would like to invite Making Music members to a performance of Rossini's l'Italiana in Algeria which will be taking place at Capesthorne Hall (Cheshire) on Wednesday 8 July, with an offer of 30% discount.
We have updated guidance on VAT – including an important change to VAT and room hire.