We have been shortlisted for a Making Music Award!

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for ‘Best Project Involving New Music’ as part of the Making Music Awards!

The Award nomination is for Conflict and Compassion, our unique collaboration between refugee torture survivor collective, Stone Flowers, and Manchester Camerata Orchestra. Through Conflict and Compassion, we reflected on how World War 1 led to 100 years of conflict that has shaped the modern world through the creation of beautiful, original music. You can find out more about Conflict and Compassion here.

The awards celebrate leisure-time music groups and their activity, and the often unrecognised talent which helps the sector to flourish across the UK. The judging panel comprised Carl Stevens, Arts Council England Senior Manager, Audience Insight & Innovation / Music; Peter Lawson, promoter and former Making Music Chair; conductor and producer Clare Edwards; and Dorothy Wilson MBE FRSA, Making Music Chair.

“It was a pleasure and privilege to review so many innovative and interesting projects from all over the UK,” said Making Music Chair Dorothy Wilson. “In the end, alongside quality, we considered innovation, diversity and community involvement when reaching our difficult decision.”

Congatulations to all shortlisted entrants! You can read more about the other amazing nominees and projects here.

The Awards ceremony will be an online celebratory evening of musical creativity on Tuesday 8 September. All awards will be announced by Making Music President Debbie Wiseman OBE. 

Free tickets to the Making Music Awards are now available to reserve online.

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