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Celebrating music at the 75th anniversary of the Festival of St Cecilia
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
22nd November 2021

On Wednesday 17 November 2021 we welcomed over 900 attendees to St Paul's Cathedral for our annual Festival of St Cecilia. After taking 2020’s festival online we were delighted to welcome everyone back in person to enjoy performances from our President Dame Evelyn Glennie and the choirs of Westminster Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.


 
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Locked down far from home during a pandemic: “Being helped during a time like this is the difference between being a musician or not being a musician”
Samana
Multi-disciplinary duo
31st August 2021

Rebecca Harris and her partner, Franklin Mockett, formed multi-disciplinary project, Samana, when they embarked on a spontaneous year-long trip across the natural wilderness and cities of Eastern Europe.

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1 in 4 of the soloists performing at this year's #BBCProms supported by Help Musicians
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Help Musicians
17th August 2021

The BBC Proms returned with a live audience this summer for the first time since September 2019.

Here at Help Musicians, we are proud to be able to say that 1 in 4 soloists performing this year received support from us at the start of their careers.

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Listen: Robbie Williams opens up to Chris Difford for Help Musicians podcast
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Help Musicians
16th August 2021

Pop icon Robbie Williams opens up about his career, his mental health struggles and the impact of his late manager David Enthoven to to Chris Difford in the latest episode of I Never Thought it Would Happen, the Help Musicians podcast.  

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How the pandemic stripped away the heart of Wakefield’s music community: “To know that Help Musicians are there for you through the thick of it alleviates a lot of the stress”
Matt Knee
Multi-instrumentalist and producer
27th July 2021

In March 2020, COVID-19 had a devastating impact on Matt Knee's business. As the landlord continued to need rent, the operational costs amounting to several thousands, whilst Laurel House remained closed under government enforcement; the studio was caught in a dire situation and the future of Matt’s job was in jeopardy.

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Help Musicians
Help Musicians
26th July 2021

When COVID-19 gripped the world and national Lockdown was enforced, Grace's plans for her nearly completed EP came to a sudden halt. With Help Musicians support Grace was able to record the rest of the tracks remotely, but the most critical aspect of support came unexpectedly, in the form of mental health care, after it came to light that Grace was struggling with a severe anxiety disorder.


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