Latest News and Updates

8 January 2016

We would like to offer anyone that has taken part in Friday Afternoons this year a certificate of achievement. These are available to download below. Congratulations to everyone that has taken part!

Download Certifcate .pdf


23 November 2015

Friday 20 November was the Big Sing, the culmination of Friday Afternoons 2015 where a schools across the country (and further afield) sang the new songs by Nico Muhly in events both large and small. We helped a handful of these schools to stream their events live so even more could watch and take part.

Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

12 November 2015

We'd like to announce Cassie White as the winner of this year's Britten's Young Songwriter Competition. Congratulations to Cassie!

Tammas Slater was Highly Commended for his entry. Find out more about both of them below. We were overwhelmed with entries this year, and send out a big thank you to all that took part. We will soon up recordings of both Cassie and Tammas' pieces - so keep your eyes peeled.

Cassie White

11 November 2015

We are featuring the East Midlands as the second project in our Close Up series.

Name of Project: East Midlands Sings!

Name of Group: Music Education Hubs East Midlands

Date: 20th November 2015

Venue: Across the East Midlands


27 October 2015

As November nears, and projects are well underway we have decided to give some examples of the types of activity going on as part of the Friday Afternoons project this year in a series of 'Close-Ups'.

Name of Project: Little Britten

Name of Group: Cambridgeshire Music Singing Team

Date: 9th November 2015

Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange


12 October 2015

Live Recordings from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Girls' Choir at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. Have a listen below!

17 August 2015

A note from Paul about signing the Friday Afternoons songs

These signed videos of Nico Muhly's Friday Afternoon songs are primarily in British Sign Language (BSL). In BSL the focus is on the meaning so you'll notice that what you sing may not be the same as what you sign.

In addition, I aim to show musical elements such as rhythm and volume.

13 August 2015

Paul Whittaker has very kindly created some signed videos for this years Friday Afternoons repertoire which should be appearing on the website shortly. Keep your eyes peeled!

17 July 2015

Last week we ran some very successful workshops at Music for Youth with a mix of both age groups and style. On Tuesday 7th July we were joined by Dominic Peckham who took Nico's original songs and created something unique which the children really enjoyed. On Wednesday, Tom Appleton was taking the workshops, and he taught the children of Brackenfield and Yardley Primary Schools and extremely entertaining warm up. We are looking forward to sharing these with you on our soon to be updated YouTube channel.

16 July 2015

Thank you to Lydia Machell at Prima Vista for all her work on our fantastic Braille scores.

To browse and download these scores for free please click here.