BBC suspends proposed closure of the BBC Singers
Music for Everyone (MfE) members, staff and trustees were among the 140,000 people who signed a petition, urging BBC to reverse its’ decision to close BBC Singers. We now are pleased to hear that the decision has been paused, after “a number of organisations” came forward to offer alternative funding. The group, which is the UK’s only full-time professional chamber choir, was targeted by budget cuts shortly before celebrating its 100th anniversary. A temporary reprieve has been granted, as new funding models are explored. Further details: BBC suspends proposed closure of the BBC Singers – BBC News
Sing Along AGM
Our Annual General Meeting was a unique experience last Wednesday, where members were invited to sing alongside Nottingham Chamber Singers, as part of their rehearsal. This followed the usual agenda where Trustees were elected and minutes of the last meeting were approved. Reports were given by John Hess (Chair), Angela Kay (Artistic Director), Donna Fox (Director) and Rachel Emmett (Finance, representing the Treasurer). Participants thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity, as you can see from the lovely photos by Andy Cooper. If anyone was unable to make it and would like a copy of the annual report please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join the Daytime Orchestras as they share their end of term pieces, conducted by Josh Goodman on:
- Tuesday 28 March at Loughborough All Saint’s Parish Church, 11:30am.
- Thursday 30 March at St Martin’s Church in Sherwood, Nottingham, 11:30am.
Free to attend!
We are recruiting a Project Co-ordinator: Deadline Mon 3rd April
MfE would like to draw your attention to the vacancies on our website. In addition to the Artistic Director role, which we shared last week, there is new opportunity for someone to support the team as part-time Project Co-ordinator.
Thanks to support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, MfE is organising a 40th Anniversary season of activities to celebrate inclusion in music. The Project Co-ordinator will help the team to organise specific elements of the programme. Further details on how to apply: Vacancies | Music for Everyone (music-for-everyone.org)
- Celebrate around the World with Vocals! 22/23 April
Singing workshop on Saturday 22 April: South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe-on-Trent
Concert on Sunday 23 April: Albert Hall, Nottingham
Singing workshop: Vocals April 2023 (music-for-everyone.org)
Have a great week!
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