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This month we bring news from the BBC Proms, ENO and Leeds Lieder, two Handel recordings and a Bach tour like no other.

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Before joining us for the first time as a leader on the Samling Artist Programme, Sir Mark Elder shares his thoughts on music, Manchester, rare masterpieces and operatic drinking companions.

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Apr 30 2021

Keeping music alive

As we cautiously emerge from lockdown, the cover story of our summer 2021 newsletter looks ahead to our upcoming Artist Programme and to meeting the next generation of Samling Academy Singers.

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Despite the challenges of school closures and lockdown, our Samling Futures workshops for secondary school students across the North East went ahead online, with help from Samling Artists Louise Alder, Nicky Spence and Milan Siljanov, five Academy Singers and actor James Garnon.

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Exciting news from BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, an 'irresistible' new recording of French song, BBC Music Magazine Awards and lots of season announcements.

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An exciting season announcement from Royal Opera House, Samling Artists on BBC2 at Easter, comedians learning to sing opera and more news from Samling Artists around the world in this month's round-up.

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This month we bring you news of another Samling Artist debut recital recording, more Samling Artists awards and how Samling Artists are making their voices heard raising awareness of the difficulties now faced by UK musicians touring or working in Europe.

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We are delighted to welcome Northumbria University into our Samling Academy partnership, joining Newcastle University, Durham University and Sage Gatesehead.

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Milly Forrest at the Ferrier Awards final, photo (c) Emma Brown Photography

We start 2021 with a new feature – a regular round-up bringing you some of the big Samling Artist news stories and achievements that have caught our eye. This month brings news from the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Grammys, an acclaimed debut album and Samling Artists appearing in the Netflix blockbuster ‘Bridgerton’.

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Jan 06 2021

Celebrating 25 years

Samling Institute has grown from a concert in a barn to a global family of more than five-hundred singers, pianists and leaders. In the cover story of our Spring Newsletter for 2021, we look back at Samling Institute’s journey to becoming an organisation of national and international significance, and we share some of our exciting plans for this special year.

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