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Music for Youth Appoints Three New Trustees

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Music for Youth is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees, Collin Hills, Lottie L’Amour and Jon Pelluet who bring a broad range of expertise from the music and creative industries. They will play a key part in helping the charity to support the next generation of young musicians and to ensure that every young person in the UK can achieve their musical potential performing the music they love.

EFDSS seeking new a voluntary Chair

The English Folk Dance and Song Society wishes to appoint a new Chair of the Board to lead the organisation in its next phase of development. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to work with this unique organisation and develop a sustainable, innovative new business model for the future.

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National Children’s Orchestras opens Auditions for 2024 programme

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If you know a young musician who plays an orchestral instrument and will be aged 8-13 years old as of 31 August 2023, please tell them about auditioning for the National Children's Orchestras!

At NCO, 650 young musicians come together annually in three national orchestras for residential activities and in four regional projects orchestras for non-residential weekends, all supported by an online programme. NCO is interested to hear from all young musicians with promise, whatever their background, schooling or circumstances. They are particularly keen to increase applications from young musicians who are currently underrepresented in their membership, including Black children, disabled children, children attending state schools and children from lower income families.

Apply by FREE video audition by 9am Mon 31st July 2023

Full information at

Music Education Solutions Instrumental Insights 2023

Music Education Solutions has announced a new online conference for instrumental teachers.

Instrumental Insights 2023 will provide a programme of recorded presentations, interviews, panel discussions and workshop content, plus an online forum for live interaction with delegates. Whether you work in a music hub or service, school, or private practice, there will be something to inspire and engage you.

Full programme and booking details here: https://musiceducationsolution...

Music Makes Make from Tri-borough Hub

Tri-borough Hub is presenting the world premiere of Music Makes Me at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 27 June 2023. Involving almost 1,200 performers from Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster, this event will be a spectacular celebration of the talent of young people and we cannot wait to share it with the audience who will be there to watch. The original songs have been co-designed by young people with Special Education Needs alongside specialist musicians, and the narrative of the story charts a day in the life of a neuro-divergent young person. It shows how music helps her emotionally regulate, socially interact, and build her independence for adulthood. Music Makes Me truly shows how music is for all.

Tickets are £7.50 for the Arena, Stalls and Circle or £15 for seats in Boxes.

For more information and to book tickets

Upcoming events at the Musician's Chapel

The Friends of the Musicians' Chapel share details of their upcoming events:

Friends of the Musicians’ Chapel Service of Thanksgiving is on Wednesday 17 May 2023 at 5.00 pm at Holy Sepulchre, Holborn. The service will be sung by the Chamber Choir from the Royal Academy of Music (under Patrick Russill) during what is the RAM's celebration of its 200th anniversary year. The introit, canticles and anthem are by RAM composers. The Preacher is The Rev. Dr James Hawkey, Canon of Westminster & Chaplain to HM The King. The Rev. Tessa Bosworth will be the Precentor.

There will be an additional Service of Thanksgiving on Wednesday 13 September 2023 at 5.15pm. The Holy Sepulchre Church Choir directed by Peter Asprey will sing.

Our AGM is on November 8th at 3 pm (before the Requiem Eucharist at 5.15 pm).

There is Choral Evensong sung at the Church by the Church Choir under Peter Asprey each Wednesday at 5.15 pm except in August.

More details can be found on the Friends of the Musicians' Chapel website: