Upcoming concerts and events
#SingTheChange from Music Declares Emergency invites singers up and down the country to raise their voice in a call for urgent action to protect our beautiful, living planet. They are aiming to share performances on October 30th. Download the music and find out how to share your performance. The choral arrangement is available for SSA or SATB choir (with piano).
Making Music panel discussion: Chris Hutchings (who runs this site), Ben See (who wrote “Falling Feathers”), Nina Vinther (who also spoke at our recent Music Declares Emergency event) and Alison Burnley from Oi Musica (Let It Grow) will all be speaking at Making Music’s Climate Emergency Event on Friday 8th October, 2-3.30pm, online.
Virtual choir opportunity: join Anne-Marie Sanderson’s virtual choir for Finding Our Way, a set of 4 songs which will be featured in physical and online exhibitions in the run-up to COP26. Click here for details (soprano, alto and tenor singers needed). Tracks need to be sent by 23rd August (note extended deadline!)
Recordings to enjoy
In October 2020, the British Music Collection ran Climate. Sound. Change, which saw composers responding creatively to what is unequivocally the most urgent and far-reaching issue of our time. Listen to the winning works, including Jessica Slowen’s song “Greatest Mistake” for 2-3 part choir.
Ice Is Melting – a song by Hannah Paloma for #turnupthevolume week