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Opinion: Are formal concerts more trouble than they're worth?

The majority of our members work towards and put on formal performances or concerts on a regular basis.

Alternatives to putting on a formal concert

'Formal' concerts are often the central driver of groups' seasons and activities, but in some cases they can be a financial burden as well. In this guidance we explore some alternatives that might allow you to retain the benefits while reducing the financial risks and pressure. 

Top tips for collaborating with other music groups

Collaborations between music groups can be hugely beneficial and a lot of fun for everyone involved. They are exciting projects with lots of challenges and opportunities that can take the enjoyment of being in, and running, a music group to the next level.

Collaboration case study: Opal Flutes and Peckham Rye Sings

Sharon Moloney of member group Opal Flutes explains how teaming up with another group gave them an opportunity to experience repertoire that would otherwise be off-limits.

Celebrate culture at the heart of every community by hosting a Fun Palace!

On the first weekend of October every year, thousands of people in hundreds of locations across the UK create a local Fun Palace.

Make Music Day has been and gone!

148 registered events took place all over the UK on Wednesday 21 June for Ma

Less than a month to Make Music Day on 21 June!

Lots of exciting spaces have signed up and are looking for more performers – could this be you, your group, a part of your group,

Make Music Day on 21 June is taking off!

This international celebration is about everyone making music for everyone, opening up their musical doors and showcasing all the