Performing & composing

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group announces strategic partnership with SMG Live

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group (RUG) has announced a new strategic partnership with Shanghai Media Group Live (SMG Live) to develop the musical theatre industry in… Read more

Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces Autumn 2017 season

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama has announced details of its Autumn 2017 season. Highlights include the following: Guildhall musicians perform a concert curated by alumnus,… Read more

Leading rock guitarist to receive Oh Yeah Legend Award

The Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast has announced that this year’s Oh Yeah Legend Award will go to one of Northern Ireland’s leading rock guitarists, Vivian… Read more

EFDSS awards funding for new music

Following the latest round of funding awards by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), seven projects will create new music rooted in the English folk… Read more

NYCGB Summer Concert to be broadcast as Facebook livestream

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced that its Summer concert will be broadcast as a Facebook livestream. The concert takes place in the Chapel of Trinity… Read more

2018 Three Choirs Festival programme includes mass by leading suffragette

Marking the 2018 centenary of the Representation of the People Act – before which women in the UK were unable to vote – is a rare performance… Read more

Yamaha to present ‘Silent Piano Sessions’

Yamaha Music London has announced details of its free concert series, The Silent Piano Sessions. Each concert will be performed on Yamaha’s new Silent Piano, an acoustic… 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

EFDSS launches Musicians in Museums scheme

A new project to bring the collections at three national museums to life through traditional music has been unveiled by the English Folk Dance and Song Society… Read more

Hundreds of Portsmouth schoolchildren take part in carnival parade

Hundreds of children descended on Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square on Wednesday 5 July to take part in a Latin American carnival parade. Organised by Portsmouth Music Hub, the… Read more

Programme for Europa Cantat XX announced

The European Choral Association (ECA) has announced initial details of the 2018 Europa Cantat festival, the ECA’s flagship international event. The 2018 festival takes place in Tallinn,… Read more

Mahogany Opera Group announces new focus from 2018 plus extension of Snappy Operas programme

Mahogany Opera Group has announced that it will refocus its activity on two areas from January 2018: MY Opera and Various Stages. MY Opera (Mahogany Youth Opera) aims… Read more

Sound and Music launch Steve Martland Bursary Fund

New Music charity Sound and Music has launched an appeal to raise £25,000 by July 2018 to create a bursary fund supporting young composers attending the organisation’s annual… Read more

Music for Youth National Festival to welcome 8,000 young musicians to Birmingham

This year’s Music for Youth National Festival runs from 4-8 July in Birmingham. With brass, classical, folk, choral and contemporary renditions from around 8,000 young musicians at… Read more

Submissions open for OPUS2017

Submissions are open for  Britten Sinfonia‘s annual competition for unpublished composers of any age and background who are resident in the UK, OPUS2017. Now entering its fifth… Read more

Portsmouth schoolchildren smash record for largest Djembe Drum Ensemble

Children from schools across Portsmouth descended on Guildhall Square on 15 June 2017 to smash a Guinness World Records® record for the largest Djembe Drum Ensemble. 900 Infant,… Read more

Welsh National Opera to launch virtual reality experience

Welsh National Opera will launch a new, site-specific virtual reality (VR) experience, Magic Butterfly, on 14 July 2017. With reimagined scenes from The Magic Flute and Madam… Read more

Former Royal College of Music student wins ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Former Royal College of Music (RCM) student, Tokio Myers, was crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday 3 June 2017. His take on Rag’n’Bone Man’s song,… Read more

NYCGB announces details of 2017 auditions

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced details of its 2017 auditions. Open to singers between School Year 5 (boys) or 6 (girls) and… Read more

BBC announces details of Young Musician 2018

The BBC has announced details of BBC Young Musician 2018. Open to percussion, keyboard, string, brass and woodwind players who are UK residents of Grade 8 standard… Read more