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The People’s Orchestra Goes Virtual – International Performances during the Covid-19 Lockdown

The People’s Orchestra Goes Virtual – International Performances during the Covid-19 Lockdown

The People’s Orchestra proudly announces their international exchange programme and collaborations with Orchestre Philharmonia Mundi de Montréal from Canada, who ...
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A Big Thank You to Make Time Count

A Big Thank You to Make Time Count

Sarah Marshall and The People’s Orchestra would like to say a big thank you to Carlina who working alongside Make ...
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Local Orchestra to continue training and support through volunteer placements

Local Orchestra to continue training and support through volunteer placements

Residents of Sandwell and West Bromwich are set to continue benefiting from the TPO Bridge project, where the local community ...
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Sing From Your Sofa

Community choir launches ‘Sing From Your Sofa’ project to ease the quarantine blues

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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The People's Orchestra joins the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

The People’s Orchestra joins the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

The People’s Orchestra has teamed up with the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme to help more people get the support they ...
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A Warm Conductor's Welcome to Daniel Pini

A Warm Conductor’s Welcome to Daniel Pini

Daniel Pini is an Australian conductor and cellist based in London. He has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, ...
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International orchestra and choir to be launched as part of Commonwealth Games’ Cultural Festival

International orchestra and choir to be launched as part of Commonwealth Games’ Cultural Festival

With the Commonwealth Games 2022 is fast approaching, The People’s Orchestra and The People’s Show Choirs are stepping up preparations ...
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Young Musicians Playing In The Brass Section

The People’s Orchestra Broadens Opportunities For Young Musicians In The Midlands

The People's Youth Orchestra is launching in Birmingham in January 2020, and is currently recruiting young musicians aged 11-25. It ...
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The Rusty Players Orchestra

New ‘Rusty Players’ Orchestra To Reignite People’s Passion For Playing

Residents of Birmingham and the surrounding area are being given the opportunity to rekindle their passion for playing with the ...
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Film Fantastic Worlds Greats Insight By Carol

Film Fantastic Worlds Greats Insight By Carol

Film Fantastic Worlds Greats, at which I was privileged to be invited on October 23rd, was a silver screened transportation ...
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Page To Stage: Music For Mental Health

Page To Stage: Music For Mental Health

It is widely acknowledged and accepted now that music has a significant, positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, with many ...
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Freelance Professionals Required: Photography / Video Recording and Editing / Graphic Design / Lighting and Sound Technicians

Freelance Professionals Required: Photography / Video Recording and Editing / Graphic Design / Lighting and Sound Technicians

Freelance Professionals Required: Photography / Video Recording and Editing / Graphic Design / Lighting and Sound Technicians  The People’s Orchestra is ...
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Since you're here...

… 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.