Royal Philharmonic Society Awards Announces Shortlist

A shortlist of this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Award recipients has been released. For the purposes of this article only opera related nominees are included. The full list can be found here.  Chamber-Scale Composition Nilufar Habibian – “Az nahāyate tāriki” (“From the deep end of darkness”) Conductor Alice Farnham; Alpesh Chauhan; François-Xavier Roth Ensemble BBC Singers; Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective Impact {…}

BBC to Consult Musicians’ Union on Alternative Models for Cuts to English Orchestras and BBC Singers

In a communication sent from the BBC to the Musicians’ Union (MU) on Apr. 13, 2023, the broadcaster confirmed it will work collaboratively with the MU to explore alternatives to the proposed 20 percent post closures in the English Orchestras. Furthermore, the broadcaster agreed to consult the Union concerning alternatives that are being proposed for the BBC Singers after causing {…}