Episode 12 of The Music Man Project Podcast, presented by founder and CEO of The Music Man Project charity, David Stanley.
Since 2017 The Music Man Project has worked in partnership with the Salvation Army. The Music Man Project UK Ambassadors have travelled thousands of miles around the country, including flights to Scotland and Northern Ireland to deliver workshops and performances, and to launch new regional Music Man Projects together.
The Music Man Project is a great big musical family and people often comment on the fellowship, joy, love, kindness and general sense of community at our teaching sessions. It is incredibly fitting that the Salvation Army, with its tradition of music and service is working with us to extend our music to an often-forgotten society of people. The Salvation Army opened our Royal Albert Hall debut in 2019 with a special fanfare and we dedicated our performance of Kumbaya to our partnership.
This week's guest is Chris Stringer – Disability Inclusion Development Manager at the Salvation Army. Chris talks about the origins of the partnership and his admiration for the Music Man Project UK Ambassadors. He also chooses his favourite Music Man Project song: "Peace and Hope".
We also hear from the Music Man Project/Salvation Army workshop in Wrexham, recorded just before the coronavirus lockdown.
The world record-breaking Music Man Project provides award-winning accessible music education and performance opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities across the UK and around the world. These remarkable musicians have performed at the Royal College of Music, the London Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall.
Every podcast includes news, music, interviews and lots of other exciting features and surprises. It celebrates the achievements of all people with learning disabilities from around the world.
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Devised and presented by David Stanley
Produced by Jon Webber
The Music Man Project, charity no. 1188041
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