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We believe orchestras are for everyone

We work in partnership with local communities to craft experiences that open doors for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and locations to enjoy and engage with music throughout their lives.

With our expertise and your support, we can ensure many more people have access to the life changing benefits of orchestral music.

Support from our partners and funders allows us to create opportunities for:

  • Under-invested communities to shape, and engage in, high quality orchestral experiences relevant to their lives and circumstances
  • Vital projects with children and young people, who may not have access to music at school or at home
  • Innovative approaches and technology to break down barriers to access for people with a disability or who those are marginalised or overlooked
  • Talent development for aspiring and under-represented musicians and music leaders, enabling them to evolve their practice and access new opportunities
  • Life-affirming experiences leading to better health and wellbeing for our participants and audiences, as well as more cohesive and inclusive communities

I just want to say thank you really. This project has changed my life. Before this, I never thought that I would be able to perform in public. It has helped me with my confidence and meant that I can do things that I never thought possible.

~ Shine project participant

Can you help us create life-affirming musical experiences for people?

Our supporters play a vital role in enabling us to inspire and bring joy to those living in the most under-invested and culturally under-served parts of England; widening access, improving opportunity and enabling creativity to flourish.

To find out more, or to see our work in action, please get in touch:

Garfield Weston Foundation Case Study

We have been delighted to have the support of the Garfield Weston Foundation. You can review their case study about our organisation and why they chose to support us on their website.

Read the case study
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