News

Post date: Friday, 11 March 2016 - 6:30pm

The English Folk Dance and Song Society has launched a nationwide search for talented young musicians to become the first members of the new National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Post date: Friday, 11 March 2016 - 5:02pm

In 2017, to celebrate the 70th birthday of composer Paul Patterson, Josef Weinberger are offering a selection of orchestral hire works to amateur orchestras at specially-discounted rates.

Post date: Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 3:42pm

When I’m there working with the group, there’s a particular dynamic and working relationship which from the start has been very positive and enabling – but of course there’s lots going on that I don’t see, so it’s intriguing to read about how they see that relationship themselves, and how they’re experiencing the project.

Post date: Monday, 7 March 2016 - 6:28pm

Choir of the Year is teaming up with abcd to provide a series of choral Workshops, open to choirs of any age group or music genre/style, led by an experienced abcd workshop leader.

Post date: Wednesday, 2 March 2016 - 12:35pm

Classic FM’s John Brunning might be best known for presenting the station’s popular Drivetime programme but he’s also a skilled musician and composer.

Post date: Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 6:04pm

Come and play or sing or simply listen to some of the new music commissioned over the years by CoMA in a flexible and technically accessible format specifically designed for amateur ensembles.

Post date: Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 4:31pm

An official Parliamentary petition asking the Department for Education (DfE) to include expressive arts in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) has been signed by over 70,000 people.

Post date: Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 3:20pm

Last year, many members wrote to and emailed Birmingham City Council when, as part of their budget consultations, they were proposing closing down the music library altogether. This at a time when the service had just moved into the brand new library building and was able to offer users fantastic – and as I saw for myself: much used – facilities, including for listening and playing.

Post date: Friday, 26 February 2016 - 4:49pm
As part of the VCM Choral Music Foundation's outreach programme for the 2016/17 season, British vocal ensemble Apollo5 is available to choral community groups for subsidised bookings for fundraising concerts.
Post date: Friday, 26 February 2016 - 3:51pm

We are sad to announce the death of Andrew Potter, Vice President and former Chairman of Making Music, at his home in Sussex on 18 February 2016.