It’s always positive when research for a piece leads down some rather unexpected roads. Before writing for the Thame Chamber Choir, and the associated children’s choir TCC2, I would have thought myself rather unlikely to be delving into 13th Century liturgical chant, or the pronunciation of Middle English. Yet, here I was, following the learned Dr James Cook of the University of Nottingham/Cambridge University round the library as he pulled hefty tomes from the shelves.
Adopt a Composer 2014, Michael Betteridge with the Cobweb Orchestra.
An update on the Cor World Choir event taking place in Cardiff on Saturday 21 May 2016 and how to register.
This Christmas, five member groups will be featured on Classic FM Drive performing a carol in one of the weeks leading up to Christmas. Find out how your group could be one.
Charity Commission – find out about mass conversion to our new model constitution
Making Music presents an exciting opportunity with Brighton Early Music Festival for our members to programme an early music ensemble and receive a substantial subsidy towards their fees
In his first diary column for Classical Music, roving critic Michael White has mixed feelings as he reacquaints himself with the Albert Hall and goes from the sublime to the riotous during a musical sojourn in the south of France.
Friday Afternoons is a project to get kids singing on the Friday nearest Britten’s birthday in November. New songs and free resources are provided each year.
I hope it is not too patronising to call Thame a quintessentially English market town. Some of it is, after all, quite literally out of scenes from Midsomer Murders.
Adopt a Composer 2015, Neil Tòmas Smith