Cumbria Share Sound

The Project

Share Sound is a creative project which explores the possibilities of digital working and co-creation of new music:

  • a virtual ensemble to socialise and make music together
  • open to all young people, year 7 and upwards, whatever you play/sing and whatever your musical interests
  • any instrument or voice from acoustic, electronic, digital to tin whistle is welcome.

How it works:

  • 5 sessions to create and explore new music with musicians from the RPO and composer James Redwood, who will arrange your piece. These sessions will take place via Zoom and be hosted by the RPO
  • 2 additional sessions with local musicians
  • 4 rehearsals to learn your part so you can record it for the performance video
  • Grand Virtual Finale with Share Sound ensembles across the UK in July 2021
  • Live performance in Carlisle, July 2021 TBC

Meet the team

Find out more about James Redwood, our Artistic Director and the team from Cumbria Music Hub, Orchestras Live and the RPO:

And get some creative inspiration from this video game music by Composer Yshani Yshani Perinpanayagam, who is the Assistant Music Leader working with James:


Workshop 1 Thurs 25th Feb 16:45-18:45
Workshop 2 Thurs 4th March 16:45-18:45
Workshop 3 Thurs 11th March (with local musicians)
Workshop 4 Thurs 18th March 16:45 -18:45
Workshop 5 Thurs 25th March 16:45-18:45
Workshop 6 End of Easter holidays tbc (with local musicians)
Workshop 7 (Final Session) Thurs 22nd April 16:45-18:45
4 Rehearsals for practice and uploading your recording


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Share Sound

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  • Student Details

  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Do you write or arrange music, play in a band or orchestra, what sort of music do you mainly play, and what music do you like?
  • Please list any instruments you play, in order of preference
  • Contact Details

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  • We plan to use video clips and screenshots for Cumbria Music Hub and our project partners Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestras Live promotional use, including Social Media. No players will be identified by name.
  • Safeguarding
    We are committed to ensuring that we keep young people safe. We have appropriate procedures in place and use the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership for advice and guidance. Cumbria Music Service staff have enhanced DBS checks as well as online safeguarding training.
    We recommend that you take steps to ensure your child is safe in their environment while workshops are taking place and that they are not left unattended. A responsible adult must be in attendance at all times for any child under 18 years.

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