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Lottery grant comes to the aid of Royal Festival Hall organ

Lottery grant comes to the aid of Royal Festival Hall organ

Musicroom July 2, 2010 0

The Royal Festival Hall has been awarded a lottery grant to help complete restoration work on its centrepiece Harrison and Harrison-built organ

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Andre Rieu to broadcast concert to UK cinemas

Andre Rieu to broadcast concert to UK cinemas

GregJohnson July 1, 2010 0

News has emerged that Andre Rieus’s latest concert, which takes place on 20th July, will be broadcast via satellite to cinemas in 27 separate countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark,

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The Elgar £20 note no longer legal tender

The Elgar £20 note no longer legal tender

Chris July 1, 2010 0

Twenty pound notes featuring Sir Edward Elgar are no longer legal tender, as of today. All notes will need to be exchanged at the bank for the (already in circulation) version featuring Adam Smith, the 18th century economist.

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Finnish composer awarded highest Danish classical musical honour

Finnish composer awarded highest Danish classical musical honour

Chris July 1, 2010 0

Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish composer, has been awarded the celebrated Danish Leonie Sonning Music Prize. Kaija Saariaho has become only the second female composer to be presented with the Leonie Sonning Music Prize. The

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Rock Choir to break record with first album

Rock Choir to break record with first album

Musicroom June 30, 2010 0

A UK choir will enter the record books as the largest music act to release an album when its debut record hits the shelves next month

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Young singers sought by Youth Music for London Cultural Olympiad festival

Young singers sought by Youth Music for London Cultural Olympiad festival

Musicroom June 25, 2010 14

Youth Music is on the lookout for enthusiastic youngsters aged 16-21 to join a new choir. The Olympiad will culminate in a festival to be held from June 21st 2012 to September 9th 2012, and

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Busk to raise money for charity

Busk to raise money for charity

Musicroom June 17, 2010 0

Musicians across the country are being asked to donate a bit of their time, and talent, to a nationwide busking scheme designed to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK. The week-long event,

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Paul Lewis: Music Is More Important Than Performer

Paul Lewis: Music Is More Important Than Performer

GregJohnson June 13, 2010 0

In a refreshingly candid statement, renowned pianist Paul Lewis has revealed that he is not interested in the 'celebrity culture' that exists in the world of music performance and that the music itself

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Choirs said to promote health and social benefits

Choirs said to promote health and social benefits

Musicroom June 7, 2010 0

With new clubs continually springing up in schools and local communities, it is no surprise that we are beginning to learn all about the social, educational and health benefits that singing in a choir

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Children becoming ‘Gleeful’ about joining school choirs

Children becoming ‘Gleeful’ about joining school choirs

Musicroom June 2, 2010 0

An increasing number of school choirs are being set up in UK schools as pupils look to emulate their Glee counterparts

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