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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Making Music Virtual Concert Series | Concert 01

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Making Music Virtual Concert Series | Concert 01

Welcome to the very first Making Music Virtual Concert! With many leisure-time music groups unable to meet together or perform as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re thrilled to be able to digitally showcase and celebrate virtual performances by our member groups from across the UK.

Fortnightly from May until September, we’ll be featuring a selection of leisure-time music drawn from our membership, from choral societies to gospel choirs, community choirs to symphony orchestras, brass artists to ukulele groups, handbell ringers and more. So pour yourself a drink, kick off your shoes, and settle down to watch a selection of amazing leisure-time music!

This week’s concert features:
00:11 – Welcome from Dorothy Wilson (Chair, Making Music)
01:33 – Oxted Band (‘Happy’ – Pharrell Williams arr. Brown)
04:54 – Capital Chorus (‘Drunken Sailor’ – Traditional English Sea Shanty)
09:15 – The Cobweb Orchestra (‘The Barber of Seville Overture (Finale)’ – G. Rossini)
14:57 – Lichfield Gospel Choir (‘Hold On’ – Traditional Spiritual)
19:44 – Ealing Symphony Orchestra (‘Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G’ – Edward Elgar)
26:47 – Coro 94 (‘God So Loved The World’ – Sir John Stainer)
30:47 – Westerly Winds (Highlights from ‘The Greatest Showman’ – arr. Paul Murtha)
35:20 – RiverVoice Community Choir (‘Emarabini’ – arr. Henri William Otsomotsi)
39:27 – Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir (‘Lean On Me’ – Bill Withers)
43:28 – Closing Remarks from Dorothy Wilson

Making Music is the UK association for leisure-time music, with over 3,700 member groups, representing around 200,000 hobby musicians, of all ages, abilities and musical interests. We support members with practical services and resources, artistic opportunities (such as this one!), and a collective voice. To find out more about membership or how to submit a performance for a future concert visit https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/.

Additional Licensing details provided by The Cobweb Orchestra:
– Sound effects used: ‘Murmur 1.wav’ by jayfrosting and ‘Phone ringing.mp3’ by Rebecca_f


10 Responses

  1. Piper Dream says:

    Beautiful performances.. wish I lived in Lichfield!

  2. Ann Ward says:

    Terrific project. Really worthwhile.

  3. andrewrobs says:

    Guy in green jumper at 25:40 – it me

  4. Teen Camp says:

    Thank you to everyone involved for such an energetic show! Well done! I practically joined in to all the performances, including orchestral pieces! 😁🎵

  5. What a remarkable concert! Such variety! Well done to all involved.

  6. Terrific concert. Thank you to everyone who put in so much effort and creativity.

  7. Gary Walker says:

    This is such a great idea! Well done to the organisers…

  8. Coro 94 – wonderful performance

  9. Beautiful singing Coro 94 ❤

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