ABRSM and St Pancras Station unite to create a Make Music Day medley to bring cheer to commuters

ABRSM and St Pancras Station unite to create a Make Music Day medley to bring cheer to commuters

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To celebrate Make Music Day, taking place on Thursday 21 June, ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) will be joining forces with St Pancras Station to bring some musical cheer to commuters.

Make Music Day is an annual celebration of music around the globe. This year, following ABRSM’s new Piano Syllabus launch, ABRSM scholars, examiners and staff will perform a specially commissioned piano medley containing 21 pieces from the new syllabus in the middle of the busy station. The performance will take place from midday till 2pm at St Pancras station.

The piano medley has been arranged by John Madden, ABRSM examiner and leading musician.

After the premiere piano performance, the public will have the opportunity to explore the music for themselves on the piano. Any passers-by can also take part in ABRSM’s Make Music Day competition, which will be open to everyone.

Michael Elliott, ABRSM’s Chief Executive, said: “ABRSM is committed to inspiring achievement in all kinds of music, and on this occasion in all kinds of places! Make Music Day is a powerful reminder of the power of music and its place in our everyday lives. We are delighted to be making a contribution through sharing some of the dynamic repertoire from our new piano syllabus.”

ABRSM is asking people from around the world to show their appreciation for Make Music Day by uploading a video of themselves performing one of the piano pieces from the medley on piano to ABRSM’s social media channels, including Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, with the hashtag: #ABRSMPiano

The winner will receive £50 worth of products from ABRSM’s online shop (or equivalent amount in local currency).

For more information about the event, competition and the new ABRSM piano syllabus, visit:

https://gb.abrsm.org/en/events/make-music-day

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