Roadmap out of Covid for leisure-time music

Making Music was expecting confirmation that Step 2 in the England roadmap would allow outdoor music rehearsals with more than si

Significant boost for leisure-time music through Culture Recovery Fund

Making Music is delighted to announce it has been awarded a grant of £44,000 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Re

Significant boost for leisure-time music through Culture Recovery Fund

Making Music, the UK’s membership organisation for leisure-time music groups, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a

Case study: Online rehearsals from scratch - St Helens Ladies’ Choir

Musical director of St Helens Ladies’ Choir, Patricia Lewis, describes her journey from having very little technological knowledge to running her choral group on Zoom during the pandemic.


After early retirement from running a busy school music department and working with operatic societies, in 2011 I started a daytime weekly ladies’ choir in St Helens where I live. Many of our members do not read music and were technically inexperienced. From within the big choir we have a smaller choral group which also performs separately.

Roadmap to reopening and leisure-time music groups

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 22 February and subsequent announcements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland,

Making Music to part furlough staff until end of March

Due to the impact of the pandemic, Making Music is part furloughing its team from 18 January to 31 March 2021, reducing capacity

Corporate blog: A meeting of minds

Nicky Astle from Rayburn Tours reflects on a recent virtual corporate membe

Coronavirus guidance update

Good news ahead of the festive season for leisure-time music groups in England this week: rehearsals and performances are allowed