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Music for a royal festival

St Edward’s Singers will celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a performance on 16 October. The choir will be accompaniedRead More

Trinity Laban announces autumn events

Highlights of Trinity Laban’s autumn 2016 season include collaborations with English Touring Opera and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The TrinityRead More

Julia Wolfe receives MacArthur fellowship

Julia Wolfe has been named as one of the 2016 MacArthur fellows. The American composer receives a $625,000 (£481,400), no-strings-attached grant.Read More

St Kilda hosts first piano performance

Sir James MacMillan has given the first piano performance on St Kilda. His performance – which took place in frontRead More

CPE Bach: Burgercapitainsmusik 1780

Barockwerk Hamburg, Ira Hochman CPO 555016-2 ***** Revived by the current artists in 2014 for the composer’s tercentenary, the 40-minuteRead More

Mariinsky Orchestra to present Prokofiev symphony cycle at Cadogan Hall

The Mariinsky Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s seven symphonies over the course of its three-concert residency at Cadogan Hall. The residency,Read More

Opera Awards Foundation bursary recipients 2016 announced

The recipients of the 2016 Opera Awards Foundation bursaries have been announced. Mark Austin (conductor) Laïla Barnat (French coach, répétiteur &Read More

Natalie Clein’s Bach project begins

Natalie Clein’s first project as Oxford University’s director of performance will begin on 8 October. The cellist is joining forces with harpsichordistRead More

Schoolchildren to perform in Oxford Lieder Festival

180 schoolchildren will perform a song cycle of their own creation as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival next month. Pupils agedRead More

Adopt a Composer 2016/17 pairings revealed

The pairings for the 2016/17 Adopt a Composer scheme have been announced. The scheme offers amateur musicians the chance to workRead More

Alison Willis wins London Concord Singers composition competition

Alison Willis has won the London Concord Singers‘ 50th anniversary composition competition. Thou has made me endless was selected byRead More

Young People’s Chorus of NYC appoints first composer-in-residence

The Young People’s Chorus of NYC (YPC) has appointed Michael Gordon as its inaugural composer-in-residence. The three-year position will see GordonRead More

Murray Perahia signs to DG after 43 years with CBS and Sony

Murray Perahia has signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, thus ending a 43-year partnership with with CBS and itsRead More

We can’t afford to have BP-branded classical music in the 2020s

The Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Luther Adams once wrote that ‘art expresses our belief that there will be a futureRead More

Song cannot live without words

Poetry is the quintessence of a moment. It may be the expression of an emotion, a sense of beauty, aRead More

Charity concert launch hosted by prime minister at 10 Downing Street

London’s largest homelessness charity, The Passage, has launched its annual “A Night Under The Stars” fundraising concert at a reception held at 10Read More

Composers’ Fund open for applications

Applications are now open for the second round of funding from PRS for Music Foundation’s Composer’s Fund. The £150,000 fund aimsRead More

Broadway’s Hamilton to hit West End

Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton will take to the West End stage in 2017. Following the multi-million pound refurbishment of theRead More

Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition now open for entries

Amateur composers across the UK are invited to submit their settings of a 15th-century English text for Radio 3’s Breakfast CarolRead More

September’s new music

Although it is first and foremost a tribute to Jonathan Harvey, Wim Henderickx’s new work is also a celebration ofRead More