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City Lit’s Percussion Orchestra performed at The Skills for Care Accolades Awards

Story added 15th Feb 2019

The Percussion Orchestra is a music project at City Lit for adults with learning disabilities in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music. 

The project aims to create and perform original compositions to a high standard, and break down societal assumptions around learning disabilities. 

Earlier this year, the Percussion Orchestra performed at the Skills for Care Accolades Awards – a ceremony celebrating excellence in adult social care for the past 15 years.

The Accolades recognise the ‘best of the best’ of 21,200 care organisations, services, providers and employers of all sizes across the whole of England. They reward the valuable contribution and dedication of the 1.47 million adult social care workers supporting people to live independent lives.

The Accolades 2019 attracted high calibre entrants in each of the 9 fiercely contested categories. The entries have been through a rigorous judging process and the winners have been chosen by the sector’s top leaders and endorsed by the sector’s leading trade and professional bodies.

The winners were announced at the black tie gala event at the ILEC conference Centre, Ibis Hotel Earls’s Court on 31 January 2019 hosted by Anton Du Beke. This high profile awards dinner brought together 200+ guests including the finalists, the judges and influential figures from across the sector.

City Lit’s Percussion Orchestra performed between the drinks reception and dinner, showcasing new material with an Indonesian feel and pieces from ‘The Legend of Mr Crow’. They were introduced by City Lit’s Board of Governors Dame Moira Gibb. 


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