Bertorelli Restaurant and Bar - Tuesday 30 May 2006, 6.30-9.30pm




6.30-7.00pm Registration and drinks
7-8.30pm Presentations:
8.30pm Open discussion
9pm Close



Tom Hammond

Training and Development Officer, Making Music London

Tom Hammond has lived an interesting double life as both conductor and trombone player after graduating from London's Royal Academy of Music in 1997 and has worked in both the professional and voluntary music sectors. Tom has instigated, directed and managed several large music projects including a collaboration with the Copenhagen Amateur Symphonics, music project management for the Finnish Institute and the ENO/Bayliss/1st Framework production of The Threepenny Opera in London and Berlin. Tom conducts a professional ensemble, 'sound collective', which aims to bring back the joy of voluntary music making for seasoned professionals by increasing rehearsal time pursuing a democratic ethos. Tom also conducts in the amateur world with ensembles such as the City of Southampton Orchestra, Surrey Brass and university orchestras at Oxford, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics.


Richard Partridge

Secretary, Ealing Symphony Orchestra

Richard Partridge is a recently retired BBC TV Sound Supervisor and secretary of Ealing Symphony Orchestra. He will talk about his approach to recording the Ealing Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles, touching on basic recording techniques, safety issues, copyright and other issues that may arise in discussion.

Before retiring Richard worked at London Television Studios in Wood Lane focussing on studio drama expanding into other genres in later years including current affairs and sports programmes which have taken him to the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Paris, Dartmoor Prison as well as the odd rain-soaked night on top of a car park in Watford. Since retiring Richard has been able to undertake more music recording work with amateur societies in addition to spending more time playing his oboe whilst continuing to run the Ealing SO.


Sarah Rogers

Head of Membership Services, Making Music

Sarah joined Making Music in May 2006 with a background in marketing, publishing and secondhand bookselling. She is responsible for the Membership Services team in Central Office, recruiting new members to the organisation, ensuring that Making Music delivers an effective service to its members and that its services meet the needs of an increasingly diverse membership base. She is also the main contact for the Arthur & Gwyneth Harrison Professional Development Programme and Making Music’s Annual Conference.

Sarah plays the cello and is chair of (and Making Music rep for) Kensington Chamber Orchestra.


Matthew Swann

Chairman, Holst Singers

Matthew Swann is Chairman of the Holst Singers, one of Britain's foremost choirs described by the BBC as 'a leading chorus on the international stage'. In addition to their busy concert diary in and around London and at festivals they frequently broadcast on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, and regularly record for leading classical labels. With the support of their President, James Bowman and Musical Director, Stephen Layton, the choir has developed an interest in exploring new and neglected works as well as the core choral repertoire. Recent CD releases include The Tavener Collection (Decca) and their much-admired recording of Schnittke's Choir Concerto (Hyperion), which Gramophone magazine described as 'a superb and revealing performance'. Matthew has been Chairman of the choir for three years and has made three recordings with them to date. He works in development at the Barbican Centre and also sings with several semi-professional groups.


Paul Tyack

Head of Fundraising and Development, Anne Frank Trust

Paul is Head of Fundraising and Development at the Anne Frank Trust, the UK sister organisation of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Paul has a strong track record of advising voluntary groups on fundraising, gained while working for the Shoreditch Trust, a New Deal regeneration agency. He has also worked at Family Rights Group and in the City fundraising team at Barnardo’s. Paul is a founding Trustee of Youth of Haggerston (Yoh!), a charity working in Hackney and is a JP. He studied music at York University and has sung in many amateur and professional choirs.

This evening seminar was hosted by WestFocus Creative Industries Network and Royal Holloway, University of London in association with CHARM.