Published on June 5th, 2014 | by Gaelle Finley



We have received the following information from the CBSO, who funded Handsworth Community Choir:

As many of you will know, the choir started last May as a pilot project in partnership with Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and Rookery School.  Although funding was originally secured to run the choir for just one term, we managed to stretch the budget and continue rehearsals as long as we possibly could.  The funding for this project ran out in January and the CBSO was able to bridge the funding gap through to the end of the financial year in order for us to review options from April.

The CBSO's commitment to the provision and support of music-making opportunities in the Perry Barr district over the next three years remains strong - however due to funding and staffing constraints; we are currently not in a position to continue with Handsworth Community Choir in its current format. If new opportunities present themselves over the coming months I will be in touch to update you on activity.

I'm sorry not to have more positive news at this point in time.

With thanks to Katie, Learning and Participation Manager at CBSO

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