The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brent Music Service create Anthem for Brent Borough of Culture 2020

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This autumn, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RPO) community and education programme RPO Resound has been building on its thriving relationship with Brent Music Service (BMS) and today marks the culmination of this very special collaboration. Brent is The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture for 2020 and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been working in partnership with BMS, award-winning composer and music leader James Redwood, the poet Momtaza Mehri and more than 8,000 Brent school children and young members of BMS orchestras to compose and perform Anthem for Brent 2020.

A Christmas Celebration with John Rutter

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is bringing audiences a huge serving of festive joy and Christmas cheer in the comfort of their own homes this December, with the exclusive broadcast of this specially recorded performance, featuring John Rutter and a host of special guests. With so many concerts cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Orchestra was thrilled to be able to record this unique production at the end of October in the stunning surroundings of St Albans Cathedral (complying fully with regional restrictions and social distancing regulations) and is proud to be able to share it with online audiences worldwide.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra receives grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund

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These are very challenging times for every arts organisation and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is delighted that its application to the Culture Recovery Fund has been successful.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra marks Black History Month

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is proud to mark Black History Month this October, sharing some of the Orchestra’s recent and memorable projects via a series of posts on our social media channels. Black History Month encourages us to reflect on the enormous contribution that Black artists and composers have made to the world of music, whilst acknowledging that these contributions have not received the exposure and recognition that they deserve. The RPO is working towards showcasing and supporting more black musicians in future, as part of its wider inclusion and diversity strategy.

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