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Commonwealth Games “Opportunity” Commission: An Interview with ‘We Are One’ Composer John Koutselinis

July 2022 marks the Commonwealth Games, and The People’s Orchestra has been looking at how to create quality music on ...
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The People’s Orchestra receives £54,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion support for the Cultural sector

The People’s Orchestra is one of hundreds of arts venues and organisations confirmed to receive a share of the government’s ...
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More Young People Than Ever Before Are Listening To Classical Music

More Young People Than Ever Before Are Listening To Classical Music

Research from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (February 2020) suggests that 83% of people under 25 are listening to and engaging ...
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TPO Bridge: How We Continue To Support Our Communities

TPO Bridge: How We Continue To Support Our Communities

We’ve all been under a lot of pressure and stress since lockdown began in March – and that’s the same ...
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Introducing TPO’s first ever Virtual Summer Concert!

Introducing TPO’s first ever Virtual Summer Concert!

Did you see it?    After months of hard work, August 22nd 5pm saw the debut of  a concert livestream made possible by the members ...
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Sing Together Workshops

Sing Together Workshops

Virtual Summer Concert 2020 The People’s Show Choir has been tackling the Covid – 19 lockdown and disruption to the ...
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Virtual Summer Concert 2020

Virtual Summer Concert 2020

Virtual Summer Concert 2020 Virtual Summer Concert: 5pm on Saturday 22nd August 2020 Join our Orchestra Manager live as she ...
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Global Collaboration to Combat Covid-19 Isolation

Global Collaboration to Combat Covid-19 Isolation

The People's Orchestra and friends performing War Of The Titans virtually The most TITANic project ever? You could say it ...
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Musicians from three countries united on screen

The People’s Orchestra showcase the first of their exciting commonwealth orchestral collaborations.

The People’s Orchestra is tackling life in lockdown with the production of its first virtual performance with its pilot virtual ...
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Members of The People's Orchestra, The Rusty Player Orchestra and The People's Show Choirs performing Feeling Good.

Virtual Videos: Is It All As Glamorous As It Seems?

Image (above): Members of The People's Orchestra, The Rusty Players Orchestra and The People's Show Choirs performing Feeling Good. We’ve ...
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Virtual Rehearsals for the Show Choirs Continue

Virtual Rehearsals for the Show Choirs Continue

The People’s Show Choir is striving to deliver content during the current Covid-19 lockdown. As such, members of all the ...
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Sing From Your Sofa – Choral Singing from the comfort of your home!

Sing From Your Sofa – Choral Singing from the comfort of your home!

Community choir launches ‘Sing From Your Sofa’ project to ease the quarantine blues The People's Show Choir launched their exciting ...
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… we have a small favour to ask. More people than ever are being helped back into work thanks to our players, and our outreach work is helping more and more people in our community, but this year has been the most difficult ever to raise the grant funding we need to keep going. Fears over Brexit hasn’t help and we really don’t want to increase ticket prices – we want to make our concerts open to all, including the most disadvantaged in our community. So, you can see why we need to ask for your help. The People’s Orchestra is a charity. We play great music but importantly we help loads of people back into work, 900+ to date. Our staff help students gain great marks for university projects too. We are not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareholders. We’re volunteer led, inclusive and diverse. And this gives us the power to yes to all sorts of community causes. It lets us challenge the norm - and prove a point. Being different works. And at a time when music teaching in schools is declining and funding for school orchestras is at an all-time low, we need to expand to fill the gaps and support those who need us, it’s what sets us apart from so many others. The People’s Orchestra long-term sustainability relies on the support that we receive directly from our followers. And we would like to thank all those who are helping to make our future secure. But we cannot stop here. As more of you offer your ongoing support, we can keep investing in quality music and community support. We can remain a strong, progressive force that is open to all. If everyone who attends our concerts, or reads our news, who likes us, also helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as £1, you can support The People’s Orchestra – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.