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Taking Part

Taking Part: Community Music for All Ensemble

Our CoMA Ensemble is a newly launched community music-making group which meets weekly at Rosehill. If you play an instrument around Grade 5 level or above, why not come along and find out more?

CoMA (Community Music for All) Ensemble is a community music-making group that will get together on Thursdays at Rosehill, from 7pm to 9pm. The group will work towards public concerts at Rosehill and elsewhere, supported by the CoMA network.

There are no auditions to participate in CoMA Rosehill, but those at Grade 5 and over are most likely to be comfortable with our music. The ensemble will provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere, led by the musical director, pianist Kate Halsall, and we welcome new members on any instrument.

Our repertoire will be a range of works by established and emerging composers, students and CoMA members. Most of the music we play is flexibly scored, allowing for various line-ups of instruments.

The CoMA team often work directly with composers and many ensemble members are themselves composers, so our sessions will potentially allow you the opportunity to try out your own compositional ideas with the group. The ensemble will give an informal showcase concert at Rosehill and there will be opportunities to perform at the Festival of Contemporary Music for All at Sage Gateshead.

CoMA was established in 1993 to provide opportunities for amateur musicians to participate actively in the creation and performance of contemporary music. A repertoire of contemporary music has been created that is artistically uncompromising yet technically accessible to amateur players and established ensembles committed to its performance. These ensembles and colleges, schools and outreach programmes can now draw on CoMA’s unique collection of more than 800 works.

In 2016 CoMA established the Festival of Contemporary Music for All, now a biennial event in over 20 locations and 50 partnerships with leading professional, amateur and youth ensembles across the UK and in Europe. The festival uses participation as a means of achieving a step change in interest, support and love of contemporary music.

Contact us on 01946 692422 or come along to Rosehill to find out more and join in!

For enquiries, please email Kate Halsall at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Performance times and tickets

  • Every Thursday • 7-9pm
  • Tickets
    £8 per session

  • Held in The Barn at Rosehill

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