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6 reasons why you should definitely book a ticket for the 2020 UK Choir Festival!

1. Guaranteed inclusivity The UK Choir Festival is an inclusive environment designed to be accessible for all types of choir groups. Regardless of age, background or singing ability, there’s a...

Top 10 free visits you shouldn’t miss in Amsterdam

1.  Markets, Markets, Markets Always a ‘must’ whilst travelling is a visit to the local markets and Amsterdam certainly does not disappoint. Between the floating flower market (Bloemenmarkt),...

4 of the top choral destinations of 2020… it’s the return of the UK Choir Festival!

Manchester Once home to world-famous musician and conductor Charles Hallé, Manchester saw the birth of the Hallé Choir in 1858, which is still going strong to this day. The choir’s members...

Funky Voices take Belgium by storm!

In December 2019, 115 members of Funky Voices took a 3-day whistle-stop tour to Belgium. Staying in the beautiful, history-rich town of Ypres, the group enjoyed 2 very different gigs. The first in...

MBE recognition for UK Choir Festival’s Mat Wright

We were delighted to hear that Barnsley Youth Choir founder, Mat Wright, was named in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List.     Mat’s much deserved MBE comes after a successful...
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Women in Song hit headlines following their Choir Tour to The Netherlands

This October, ladies from the Isle of Man’s Women in Song ventured to the picturesque, canal-lined Dutch city of Leiden. Over the course of five days, the community choir experienced a true taste...

Musical gurus: meet some of the UK Choir Festival’s highly acclaimed workshop leaders

We’ve had the pleasure of meeting just a few of the UK Choir Festival‘s incredible workshop leaders this year – and of course getting stuck into the workshops themselves! Helping...

6 reasons why every music group should perform at Edinburgh Fringe

Stepping onto the streets of Edinburgh Fringe is like stepping through the looking glass. Where the weird, the wonderful, the funny, the thought-provoking and the darn right spectacular all come out...

Take Note Community Choir rocks Edinburgh Fringe with home-grown Devon talent

Devon-based Take Note Community Choir has been taking the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s choral scene by storm – and it’s no surprise why. Having travelled all the way from Tiverton to perform at...
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Eastbourne Silver Band’s Belgian ballad

The band has woken to a day That’s going to be warm, The early mist was swept away With the coming of the dawn. Yesterday we had some beers And, one or two, a gin, For those that sat out in the...

The benefits of playing brass

Based on the results of a study carried out by Dr Michael Bonshor and Dr Vicky Williamson for High Notes magazine, it’s clear that most brass players experience a whole host of significant...

Top tips for taking big groups on tour

When visiting the Director of Music at Mount St Mary’s College last October, it was clear to see why Lucy Kitchener’s tours abroad are so successful. Although the necessary planning required is...