Sinfonia Viva clinch prestigious award

Sinfonia Viva, the orchestra of the East Midlands based in Derby, has clinched the highest recognition for live classical music in UK from the RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society). 

The project entitled Classically Yours, involving Sinfonia Viva, Orchestras Live, East Riding Council and Manchester Camerata Orchestra, has won the Audiences and Engagement category of the RPS Music Awards – recognising outstanding initiatives that engage new and existing audiences with classical music.

Viva Chief Executive Peter Helps said: “I am delighted that this special partnership, the work it delivered and the contribution from groups in the Pocklington area has been recognised by this most significant national award. I would like to thank all the musicians involved, both professional and non-professional, for their amazing work. The award is shared between us all.”

Classically Yours involved a number of community engagement projects and performances reaching more than 2,000 people in Yorkshire as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme.

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