ACE grant for Market Rasen

Market Rasen Band has been awarded £13,000 through Grants for the Arts funding supported by using public funding by Arts Council England. The money will be used to part fund a project that will allow the commissioning of Paul Lovatt-Cooper and William Himes to write music for a largescale collaborative concert with Black Dyke and Market Rasen Bands at Lincoln Cathedral in April 2018.

Market Rasen will also produce a CD featuring the new works and work with Black Dyke’s conductor, Professor Nicholas Childs, to undertake professional development workshops open to all conductors.
A further series of workshops will be delivered by the principal players of Black Dyke with brass players from the Midlands region, staged as part of a celebration weekend leading up to the Lincoln Cathedral concert, promoted by United Health Group, which has its headquarters in the city.

A Market Rasen spokesperson commented: "We are thrilled to be able to undertake this innovative project and our thanks go to Carole Hirst for her work in providing the expert advice, and professional co-ordination required to put together this successful application."

Philip Pearson, Chairman of United Health, added: "We are privileged to host such an event bringing together Black Dyke and Market Rasen bands at the historic Lincoln Cathedral. I am sure it will be a highly successful project, culminating in a great weekend for local musicians and the audience."

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