projects

Adopt a Composer scheme

Applications are now open for the 2018/19 Adopt a Composer project.

New British Songbook commission needs choirs of all shapes and sizes from across the UK!

Director Rebecca Hanbury and composer Alex Groves, commissioned by Sky Arts and funded by Arts Council England, are looking for c

Can everyone sing?

A new project sets out to challenge the idea that ‘singing is just about confidence’ and asks how we can reach adult 'non-singers'

Ringing in the New Year

The moment of truth arrives as composer Peter Yarde Martin tests out his new composition with the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers for t

Making connections

Executive Director Barbara Eifler reflects on how – despite borders on a map – leisure-time music groups in different countries f

A homecoming in Newcastle

Composer Edmund Hunt looks back on his first rehearsals with Newcastle-based choir The Singers for the Adopt a Composer project. 

Why standing still is not an option and a project can be a beautiful thing

All you want to do every Wednesday is turn up and have a good old sing or play through some nice music, and then go home and forg

'Barricades' – Remembering Cable Street

During the Autumn of 1936, Oswald Moseley led the British Union of Fascists on a march through the streets of East London, in wha

Help put 'A Choir in Every Care Home'

'A Choir in Every Care Home' is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the cou

'I need to leave space for the sounds to be bouncing around...'

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.