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A Midlands Christmas

Tom Service travels across the English Midlands taking a snapshot of music making in villages, towns and cities as people prepare for Christmas. Visiting Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and the West Midlands, he meets people who are bringing music – from brass bands to opera, cathedral choirs to pub carols – to the heart of their communities.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a video of Tom as he reflects on the journey ahead, and a piece by Nottingham-based visual artist Hetain Patel - and listen to a specially recorded feature about Sinfonia ViVa's 'In The Space Between' project at the Drill Hall in Lincoln, a creative collaboration between the orchestra and local schools.

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45 minutes

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Sat 19 Dec 2009 12:15