Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra first to sign up to Make Music Day 2022

Sheffield’s Flagship amateur Orchestra to take part in Make Music Day for the first time with Open Rehearsal evening.

Sheffield Philharmonic OrchestraSheffield Philharmonic Orchestra – Photo by Maria Ellmore

Registration for Make Music Day UK 2022 is now underway, and Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra was the quickest off the blocks. Within only a few minutes of registration opening, the city’s flagship amateur orchestra had announced their plans to host an open rehearsal at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st June.

The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra has been making music in the Steel City for over 75 years.   Based in the cultural heart of Sheffield at the Victoria Hall (adjacent from the Crucible Theatre), the SPO draws on players of all backgrounds from across the Sheffield City Region.  The Orchestra gives no fewer than five performances per year and prides itself on its core ethos of providing a medium for local musicians to flourish and supporting local talent across South Yorkshire. 2022 will be the first time they have been able to take part in Make Music Day.

Orchestra Chair, Sophie Anderson, said:

“In previous years we’ve been keen to do something for World Music Day [Make Music Day] but found it a little difficult to organise something, but this year it’s fallen on a Tuesday which is perfect for us because we rehearse on a Tuesday evening anyway. So we decided to go for it! 

We’ll be rehearsing for our high profile July gig ‘Music in the Gardens’, an open air music event in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, and so we figured we’d open our doors and invite the public in to see what happens behind the scenes as we prepare some popular Proms classics. We’re also going to have a go at live streaming the event on our YouTube/Facebook channels too!”

This event will be one of hundreds taking place around the UK on 21st June. Whether you’re a musician, promoter, venue, or just want to see what the UK music scene has to offer, get involved in Make Music Day 2022 and make it the biggest and loudest event yet. It doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking, it’s just a party (however large or small), in celebration of music. 

The criteria are very simple – an event must take place on 21st June, it must be free to take part in or attend, and it must involve music. Beyond that, it can be anything you want!

Sophie added:

“We’re hoping it will be a great and informal way to reach new audiences, and to share and promote what we do week-in-week-out with people who might not have been to see a Sheffield Philharmonic concert before. It will also be nice to think that we’re taking part in a Global initiative and we’re really pleased to be putting an event on in Sheffield.”

To register an event for Make Music Day 2022, you just need to sign up on the Make Music Day UK website: https://makemusicday.co.uk/events/community/add/

 

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