Making Music, Changing Lives
The Making Music, Changing Lives orchestra and soloists come to Cowbridge for a celebration of their talent and hard work. Their programme will include Scott Joplin, Copland and Dvorak.
Inspired by the now World-famous Venezuelan music programme “El Sistema”, which was brought to the attention of the world by the acclaimed Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, and which has transformed the lives of thousands of children living in poverty in Venezuela through the power of music-making, the Ely based charity “Making Music Changing Lives” (MMCL) was started in 2009 by the vicar of Ely, Revd Jan Gould – herself a former professional musician – with the aim of transforming the lives of children in Ely and Caerau by teaching them how to play an orchestral instrument. The charity is based at the Church of the Resurrection in Ely.