On a sunny morning of the 6th October 2013 18 amazing people headed by our Chair, Ray Longbottom, and trustee Yinan Zhu ran for Music of Life in the Royal Park Half-Marathon raising over £10,500 for Music of Life Foundation. Well done all runners and THANK YOU for your hard work and determination!
20.05.2013: Music of Life on Youtube
Music of Life Foundation just launched its Official Youtube Channel! Subscribe to MUSIC OF LIFE CHANNEL to watch our best videos that raise awareness and celebrate achievements of our amazing beneficiaries!
07.02.2013: Music of Life is the charity of the month at Waitrose
We are delighted that Music of Life Foundation has been chosen as one of the three good causes at Waitrose Finchley Road in London this month.
Waitrose runs the scheme that allows its customers to nominate a charity which receives a proportion of £1,000 they divide between three local causes each month. When you pay for your groceries at Waitrose tills you are given green tokens that you should place in one of the boxes according to your preference. The more tokens a charity gets, the more money it receives - so please help us by choosing Music of Life!
07.02.2013: Music of Life Cakes & Songs at Clifford Chance
A grey winter afternoon in late January was suddenly brought to life with vibrant sounds of songs and lovely taste of music-themed cakes baked by a team of Clifford Chance lawyers who made a fantastic effort for a Music of Life fundraising event at the company's London offices in Canary Wharf.
27.11.2012: Register to support Music of Life at easyfundraising.org.uk and make your Christmas Shopping worth so much more!
An Easy Way To Raise Funds
Do you shop online? Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for Music of Life Foundation?
Thatís right - over 3000 well known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and many more, will donate a percentage of what you spend to Music of Life Foundation! when you shop with them, via fundraising website easyfundraising.org.uk
Itís like nectar but instead of earning points, each purchase generates a donation. So instead of going directly to a retailerís website, go to easyfundraising first and choose the retailer you want to shop with Ė then everything you spend with that retailer earns a free donation for Music of Life Foundation. Itís completely free to use and your shopping wonít cost you a penny more.
On average, each retailer will donate 5% of the cost of your shopping - and those donations soon mount up.
So whatever you need to buy, from your weekly grocery shop or fashion must-have, to your business travel, office supplies or mobile phone, buy it via easyfundraising and raise money for Music of Life Foundation at no extra cost to you!
30.08.2012: Music of Life Trustee Denise Leigh sings at Paralympic Opening Ceremony
Music of Life trustee Denise Leigh made a fantastic appearance in the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony last night. Denise was featured as headline talent in a newly commissioned work by Errollyn Wallen, entitled "Spirit in motion" with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Charles Abell.
07.04.2012: Fundraising concert at the Temple Church
Music of Life invites you to join us in the wonderful setting of the Temple Church for a concert featuring young people with disabilities performing with the highly regarded Vasari Singers and soprano Katherine Manley. For more details please visit Current projects.
07.04.2012: Recruiting new participants
Music of Life Foundation is currently recruiting new participants for its projects with Guildford Choral Society, Britten Sinfonia and Royal Academy of Music as well as candidates for long-term support via individual training schemes. Please visit our Current projects section to learn more about specific projects and you can Apply online today!
07.12.2010: Music of Life Newsletter - now online!
You now can read our latest newsletter on our website - check out our newsletter section by clicking here or choose Newsletter in the main menu. And don't forget to sign up to receive our email updates so that you never miss a Music of Life event!
07.12.2010: Welcome to our photo gallery
A new stylish photo gallery has been added to our website - now you can browse images from our latest events! Click here to go to the gallery page now.
07.12.2010: Claire Doran makes a solo debut with RPO and GCS
The Autumn 2010 concert by Guildford Choral Society at Guildford Cathedral was a culmination of the first year of Music of Life - GCS collaboration which provides young singers with disabilities with opportunities to rehearse and perform with the Chorus. A 18-year-old autistic soprano Claire Doran has been invited to sing Pie Jesu in Faureís Requiem with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Morgan. An overwhelming reception of her performance by the chorus and audience showed how wholeheartedly Music of Life students have been embraced into the GCS family, which is something we are exceptionally proud of.
22.10.2010: MacMillan composers' workshop
On Saturday 16th October, in its first collaboration with Britten Sinfonia Music of Life ran a 6-hour workshop led by magnificent James MacMillan. It was an afternoon full of amazing music-making, lively interaction between musicians and lots of useful ideas thrown around.
Three young composers supported by Music of Life Foundation - Thomas Blumire, Lloyd Coleman and Benjamin Larham - presented their new works for brass and string ensembles.
Pieces were rehearsed and performed by a mixed group of Britten Sinfonia and Music of Life players whilst James offered his comments and suggestions for improvements.
20.05.2010: Trial singing workshops
Music of Life Foundation has developed a new ground-breaking educational scheme to provide regular choral workshops at special schools, in partnerships with disability groups and in hospices in order to develop long-lasting collaborations and enable students to work alongside professional singers with an added agenda of selecting the most keen and talented youngsters to appear in our concerts.
You can now make a fast and secure donation to Music of Life via Charities Aid Foundation's website. Use your debit or credit card to donate any amount you wish - even a small donation can make a huge difference! What's more, with Gift Aid we can make your donation worth more at no extra cost to you. Visit our DONATE page and help us raise funds to enable more youngsters with special needs and disabilities to discover the world of professional music-making at first hand.