If you are involved in music-making, we are privileged to offer a free publicity service to our local community with concert previews and reviews with weekly columns in the Essex County Standard and Colchester Daily Gazette and a monthly page in Essex Life and Colchester 101 e-magazine. The content of columns are actively promoted on social media.
We have been fortunate to offer our CD service and CD signing service at concerts with international artists, such as Tasmin Little, Noriko Ogawa, Steven Osborne, Piers Lane, John Lill, Martin Roscoe, Gerald Finley and Antony Pappano at music festivals and with some of the following groups.
Since 2006 we have supplied CDs and/or concert previews for ….
Anglia Singers, Apex Bury St Edmunds, Brightlingsea Business Meetings, Business Women’s Network, Braintree Choral Society, Braintree Male Voice Choir, Chelmsford Theatre, Chelmsford Singers, Clacton Choral Society, Colchester Chamber Choir, Colchester Bach Choir, Colchester Choral Society, Colchester Life, Colchester Symphony Orchestra, Colne Philharmonic Orchestra, Chelmsford Singers, Cliffs Pavilion Southend-on-Sea, East Anglian Single Reed Festival, East Anglian Academy of Organ & Early Keyboard Music, English Music Festival, Frinton Festival, Halstead & District Choral Society, The Granary Beccles, Hadleigh Choral Society, Harwich & Dovercourt Choral, Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, Ipswich Bach Choir, Kelvedon Singers, Kingfisher Sinfoniette, Lexden Choral Society, Maldon Choral Society, Mercury Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Pimlott Foundation, Roman River Festival, Saffron Hall, Southend Theatres, Stour Choral Society, Stour Valley Arts & Music, Studio Music Brightlingsea, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, Suffolk Philharmonic, Suffolk Village Festivals, Tiptree Choral Society, Trianon Music Group, University of Essex Choir, Waltham Choral Society, Wivenhoe House and Witham Choral.
The idea was the innovation of Patrick McCarthy, pictured here, and trailed at Witham Choral Society in 2006. Patrick conducts choirs and orchestras in Essex and Suffolk.
CD options are discussed with the conductor, we research the musical repertoire for their season, source the most suitable CD recordings of the works which correspond to the actual edition of the music being rehearsed and performed by the music society
The majority of choral members and orchestral players wish to hear the music before they perform it live to the paying public, especially if it is a work unknown to the performers. Here we have a captive selection of like-minded musicians all aiming for the perfect performance at their end of term concerts.
Since 2012 we have supported local musicians with concert previews and reviews. Classical Music columns with concert previews and reviews can be found weekly in both the Essex County Standard and Colchester Gazette and monthly in Essex Life and Colchester 101 e-magazine.