Celebrating 30 years of enriching communities through the power of music

For 30 years, RPO Resound has been at the forefront of using music-making to enrich the lives of people in communities across the UK and internationally. Whether we’re working in primary schools, prisons, universities, healthcare settings or bringing people into our concert venues for the very first time, we believe music is for everyone and integral to happy, healthy and connected communities.

Here are just some of RPO Resound’s achievements in 2022:

  • 105 bespoke projects delivered
  • 456 creative sessions
  • Worked with 5,849 participants
  • Collaborated with 138 partners

Established in 1993, the RPO’s community and education initiative was the first orchestral programme of its kind in the UK, unique in using the Orchestra’s own highly skilled and versatile musicians alongside knowledgeable and creative project leaders to deliver transformative projects. Over the three decades that have followed, the programme has continued to forge ahead as a groundbreaker in the field, always producing remarkable results.  

RPO musicians participate in specialist training and the rewarding work they undertake through RPO Resound transforms not just the lives of the participants they meet but also enhances the skills and job satisfaction of the members. The Orchestra’s musicians are at the heart of everything RPO Resound does and over 95% of the Orchestra’s members are regularly active in our community and education programme.

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In Action


Watch RPO Resound in action in a number of inspirational projects.

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Arts Award


RPO Resound is an Arts Award supporter – find out more.

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Learn about our award-winning stroke rehabilitation programme.

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Contact the RPO's Community and Education department via email, if you wish to receive more information about RPO Resound.

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