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Voice power – the choirs tackling health and social need

As ministers in the UK push for a Government cross-departmental strategy to support the health and social benefits of the arts, Karen Stretch meets three organisations already… Read more

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Singing is for everyone, not just the privileged few

The role of choral music has taken on new significance in the light of recent tragedies in the UK and, for composer, Howard Goodall, it’s one more… Read more

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Blog: Music Excellence London Teacher Advocate and Director of Music at City of London School for Girls, Steven Berryman

Guest blogger, Steven Berryman, has worked on a wide range of collaborative projects involving schools, venues, charities and other education providers. Here, he outlines his formula for… Read more

From team-building to wellbeing: the power of music in the workplace

Long before the phenomenon of the office choir was hijacked by prime-time entertainment TV, it was a team-building tool that bonded, networked and even changed lives. Karen Stretch speaks to three musicians who are still passionate about the power of musical harmony in the workplace.

Merseyside children to celebrate world record hero with Echo Arena Liverpool concert

Sefton & Knowsley Youth (SKY) Music Hub is hosting a special event on 16 March 2018 to celebrate Sir Henry Segrave’s world land-speed record.

Primary schoolchildren to premiere second batch of Snappy Operas

Mahogany Opera Group has announced that premieres of the remaining five operas in its two-year Snappy Operas project will take place in March 2018.

Elvis Costello and Angélique Kidjo join Festival of Voice line-up

Cardiff’s biennial Festival of Voice has revealed details of a second wave of artists and ensembles from across the spectrum of the arts, music, theatre and performance.

Sing Up wins Editor’s Award at 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

National singing organisation, Sing Up, has been named as winner of the Music Teacher Magazine Editor’s Award at the 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, presented on 22 February… Read more

Anthem – Music Fund Wales launched at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

The Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales have announced plans for a pioneering endowment fund for music in Wales.

Wigmore Hall’s Singing with Friends choir performs at Buckingham Palace

Wigmore Hall’s choir for families living with dementia, Singing with Friends, performed in a special concert at Buckingham Palace on 12 February 2018.

Live Music Now announces project studying benefits of music in care homes

Live Music Now (LMN) has announced details of an ambitious project studying the effects of music on older people, especially those living with dementias, and staff in five care homes across the UK.

Sing Up announces details of four new training sessions

Sing Up has announced details of four new training sessions for specialist and non-specialist Primary music teachers this February.

New Seven Ages Festival places Wigmore Hall Learning programme centre-stage

Wigmore Hall has announced details of a major festival showcasing its award-winning Learning programme.

ACM launches new Songwriting pathway for diploma students

ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) has announced that students studying at diploma level at its Guildford or Birmingham campuses will now be able to choose Songwriting as… Read more

Sing Up celebrates 10th birthday

Sing Up celebrated its 10th birthday with an event on 7 November 2017 featuring singing from the National Teachers’ Choir, Highfield School Chamber Choir and four-piece a… Read more

A Choir in Every Care Home relaunches at two UK conferences

A Choir in Every Care Home relaunched on Wednesday 20 September 2017 with presentations at the Best Practice in the Care Home Sector conference in Birmingham and… Read more

Rocksteady musicians run workshops for refugee children at Brussels festival

Musicians from Rocksteady Music School in Godalming, Surrey, travelled to Brussels last weekend to volunteer at a festival which brings together local communities and refugees through workshops,… Read more

ABRSM releases new singing syllabus

ABRSM has released a new singing syllabus for candidates who will be taking exams from January 2018 onwards. With repertoire lists refreshed for all eight grades and… Read more

40,000 choirs, 2m singers in the UK: survey

300,000 more people sing regularly than play amateur football each week, according to a new national survey from choral charity, Voices Now. Despite this, football receives £30m in… Read more

Isle of Wight singing teacher wins Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

Singing teacher, Linda Filby-Borrett, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight has been awarded Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award… Read more