Community: music, together

This work is the heart of CLS, where music and music-making happens in communities and live performance is created with people, for a shared experience that’s empowering and unique – and, we hope, brings moments of joy.

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Working within the community

For over 35 years we have been sharing and creating music with people outside of our performance venues. We were the first orchestra to work in children’s hospitals and over time we have broadened our work in health and wellbeing. We were one of the first orchestras to work in children’s hospitals and over time this work has evolved so that the majority of our work is in health and wellbeing.

In 2020, we won the Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award for Sound Young Minds, our music making project where we work with young people who are patients at psychiatric hospital schools.

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