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Oscar-nominated film composer Rachel Portman has written a score for Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon for BBC One
New Zealander Tianyi Lu joins WNO following an open call for aspiring women conductors
The station has seen a 6% increase in listeners, compared to last year...

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The BBC Singers will perform the six shortlisted carols
The search begins for budding Christmas composers
Audience research reveals that Radio 3 now has 2.2 million listeners
The London Gay Symphony Orchestra will be competing in All Together Now: The Gre
Further details of the BBC's new amateur orchestra programme announced
Einojuhani Rautavaara (Credit: Getty)
Leading Finnish composer dies at the age of 87
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Audiences around the world will be able to join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in the pub. 
Left to right: Katie Derham, Chi-Chi Nwanoku and Paul Daniel
Double-bassist Chi-Chi Nwanoku, conductor Paul Daniel and BBC Radio 3's Katie Derham will present the amateur orchestra competition.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of BBC Young Musician.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first black winner of BBC Young Musician, will appear in the new programme.
Handel at Boughton (Credit: Steve Dunlop)
Handel at Boughton has launched at Boughton House
BBC Philharmonic (BBC)
The orchestra has marked the fifth birthday of its BBC home in Salford with a special rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’
Applications have opened for the station’s Diversity and Inclusion in Composition event to celebrate composers from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
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