City of London Sinfonia: 30 Years of Transforming Lives Through Music

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City of London Sinfonia

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City of London Sinfonia

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In this brochure, City of London Sinfonia (CLS) celebrates 30 years of transforming lives through music in its reputable participation programme. CLS was one of the first UK orchestras to establish a year-round, permanent programme of participation activity in 1988. The programme has been running continuously ever since, with its musicians spending more than 150 days of activity in the UK every year in schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes, reaching over 10,000 people.

The brochure presents case studies of CLS’s participation work in education and in wellbeing and healthcare settings, and includes examples of its partners in NHS teaching hospitals, major social care charities, music education hubs and national development agencies, along with specialist palliative care hospices and charities supporting people affected by brain injury.

Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Music

APA Citation:

City of London Sinfonia (2018). City of London Sinfonia: 30 Years of Transforming Lives Through Music. London: City of London Sinfonia.