Viewing a virtual performance

Usually in advance of the concert date you will receive a hyperlink to a webpage you'll visit to view the performance. Do check that you have this and click the link to confirm that it works ahead of the concert. You'll most likely be guided to a page indicating that you're in the correct place and to return on the date / time that the performance is scheduled for.

Make Music Day online meetup

Make Music Day is the world's largest DIY music festival: a celebration of music that happens every year on 21 June! At Making Music, we love this project, connecting local activity to the wider world and helping us celebrate all the amazing music in our communities.


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Finding a Covid-secure rehearsal venue

You might be thinking ahead to when your group can meet again in person, but a major issue will be finding somewhere to rehearse.

In the next 6 to 12 months your rehearsal venue probably needs to be Covid-19 secure, large enough to allow 2-metre spacing between singers or players, well-ventilated, with wifi and/or good lighting for videoing or blended rehearsals – and affordable. Below we've collected together some ideas to help you find a suitable venue.

The potential impact of Brexit on leisure-time music groups

For most leisure-time music groups the immediate impact of Brexit, with or without a deal, will be minimal. 1 Jan 2021 is not a cliff edge event that will dramatically change their circumstances overnight. 

Planning online activity

Whether you moved online back in the spring or are just starting to tackle it now, we have produced some template documents to help you plan a programme of online activities. They include resource planners, an overview plan and detailed plans for each week.

Webinar: Navigating government guidance for amateur music groups

On 24 October, the Association of British Choral Directors, the ISM and Making Music joined forces to lead a panel session exclusively for their members which covers the guidance for the performing arts, worship, community venues and youth across the four nations.

Putting on a COVID-secure performance: Witney Music Society

We hear from groups about how they have managed to put on risk-assessed, COVID-secure performances for their audiences.