The Nordoff Robbins Community Choir are looking for new members. The choir is an open group for anyone interested in singing, and is a great way to develop your skills and confidence in a fun and supportive environment. 

The choir rehearses every Tuesday evening, from 6.30 - 8pm. We sing a whole range of songs, from the latest pop hits to international folk music - and everything in between. There will also be regular performance opportunities throughout the year.

Get Loud, our national awareness day on 13 September, saw some of music’s top stars come together – including Jake Bugg, Level 42, Anne Marie, 67, Jackmaster with Ben UFO, and Youngr – to perform one-off shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow, raising funds and awareness for our life-changing music therapy services.

NE-YO gave his support to Get Loud, kindly donating free tickets to Nordoff Robbins supporters, therapists and beneficiaries from his gig at the O2 Apollo Manchester that evening.

We celebrated the power of music in Parliament on Monday 11 September, as part of our national Get Loud campaign to help change lives through music. We were joined by Lord Tim Clement-Jones, Kate Green MP, and celebrated concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy, who spoke compellingly on Nordoff Robbins' work and the impact of music therapy on our beneficiaries.

Ed is recovering from severe head trauma, after being hit by a speeding taxi five years ago. Music therapy played a big part in his recovery – he arrived in hospital unconscious and six months later, walked out singing.

Genesis is autistic and he faces challenges with his speech and communication. Music therapy is helping him to extend his social and communicative skills, and develop his musical abilities.

Evie was just 17 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and the operation to remove it paralysed her left side and also affected her voice. Singing was a huge passion for Evie, and music therapy has helped her to rebuild her confidence, improve vocal strength and recapture her identity.

Eddie lived with dementia. A gifted musician and previously a drummer in a band, music therapy helped Eddie reconnect with his passion and communicate where words failed him.

Thank you so much to NE-YO, who has donated free tickets to Nordoff Robbins supporters, therapists and beneficiaries from his 13 September show at the O2 Apollo Manchester - in support of our national awareness day Get Loud.

Each day our music therapists offer a collaborative, live music making experience to help people living with significant challenges. By donating his tour tickets to our community, NE-YO hopes others can enjoy sharing this music experience as well.

The Boisdale Music Awards take place on Wednesday 13 September – on the same day as Get Loud, Nordoff Robbins national awareness day – and are hosted by the incomparable Jools Holland at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. In celebration and support, the awards will help to fundraise for Get Loud during the evening.

The evening will feature presentations of nine sought after music awards, and each of the talented award winners will perform – including Ginger Baker, Paul Jones, Beverley Knight and Mica Paris.

live music: changing lives

We have an eclectic and exciting line-up of big-name artists for our Get Loud 2017 music sessions taking place across the country on Wednesday 13 September - including Anne-Marie, Jake Bugg, Level 42, 67 and Youngr, with more sessions to be announced soon! For just £15 you can see one of these brilliant performances at an iconic venue.