Young people performing on the same Ampthill Proms bill as Britain’s Got Talent-winning singers Collabro demonstrated the importance of music education, according to the head of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Inspiring Music service.
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Orchestras Live, the partnership organisation whose mission is to ensure that communities across the country have access to world-class orchestral experiences, have been shortlisted along with project partners in Luton, Bedford and Central Bedfordshire for the Outstanding Classical Music Education Initiative Award for their project The Wish.
A West End composer has returned to where it all began after he was named the new head of the Leighton-Linslade Music Centre – more than 35 years after he first walked through the doors as a student.
Tim Hammond is back at the Inspiring Music-run Saturday morning centre at Vandyke Upper School, which kick-started and developed his talent and would lead him on to musically directing major productions, such as We Will Rock You, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Bugsy Malone.