An update on Rachel’s musical fundraising event

We wrote recently about how Rachel had decided to record Beethoven’s Fifth playing ALL the instruments herself! She had kindly decided to raise monies for our charity.

Here is an update…..

Rachel has now recorded the first movement on everything except bassoons and timpani. She says that so far she has enjoyed double bass and bassoon most and clarinet least!
And, she has already raised £325 for Music for All.

The Just Giving site for the project is here if you able to support Rachel at all (or know anyone that might like to?) https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/singletonsymphony

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Filming at Music for All

We were delighted to welcome the lovely team from Manoto TV (translates as “my tv”) to our offices this week where they made a short film about our work in the UK.

ManotoTV is a cutting edge channel, breaking all boundaries of Persian speaking television.It entertains, informs and intellectually stimulates its’ viewers through a plethora of current, high standard and original shows. It has revolutionised televised programming by providing Persian speaking viewers with fresh, original material ranging from documentaries and foreign affairs to talent shows and comedy sketches.

We will send you the film as soon as we have it!

http://www.marjantvnetwork.com/AboutUs

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Learn to Play Day – 9 weeks to go!

We are now getting everything ready for the sixth annual Learn to Play Day taking place on Saturday and Sunday June 24th and 25th.

FREE music lessons for everyone!

We have shops and other venues signed up across the UK and you can find your nearest venue on the locator map at the link below. We are proud to, once again, have the support of the Musicians’ Union and Making Music with the event.

Plus, don’t forget the International Make Music Day that takes place the same week on Wednesday June 21st, all details at www.makemusicday.org/uk if you want to get involved!

All other details can be found at www.learntoplayday.com

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Music for All supports Make Music Day UK

Music for All is very pleased to support Make Music Day UK on 21 June 2017. Make Music Day UK is an annual UK wide, free day of music held in public spaces, from squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and arts centres, always held on the summer solstice, 21 June.

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This is the UK’s contribution to the international summer solstice music celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

A host of different venues will be looking for musicians of all ages, kinds and musical genres to fill their locations with music.

Make Music Day UK is:

  • performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone.
  • A way for everybody in the UK to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a range of the fantastic music-making which goes on all year round.
  • A DIY celebration of music when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • A chance for anyone to have a go at singing or trying an instrument, and finding out how they, too, can become musicians.
  • Make Music Day UK is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

When and where will Make Music Day UK take place?

Make Music Day UK will take place on the summer solstice, Wednesday 21 June 2017, in different spaces and places all over the UK.
For all information, go to http://www.makemusicday.org/uk/